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Old 01-14-2007, 09:54 PM
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paisan.... WTF?
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:29 AM
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How can you not like a Kenworth T800 it says in the brochure that it offers the most 'belly room' of any truck. So foar I still fit in mine.
Gino, if it's any consolation i know how you feel. We launch a lot of boats and the feeling in your stomach as the truck is sliding back in the slime is pretty sick. At least the truck jack-knifed and didnt slide all the way in.

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Old 01-15-2007, 06:42 AM
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Gino.. Dude. Your killing me. Not as bad as the Jeep Cherokee I had to tow out of the river along with his boat still on trailer from my marina this summer. But pretty darn close.
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:27 AM
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What a nice rig! Tough seeing it sitting in that much water.
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:34 AM
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Gino,

Bro, I feel for you!! Your luck is like mine,,,if you don't have bad luck , you don't have any luck at all.

I appreciate there being honest people on the board that can share the good, bad and trials and tribulations people go through.

Bro,,,,you have some AWESOME toys!!!
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:35 AM
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Gino, Kenworth does offer a class 7 cab and chassis which is close to what you have in the freightliner. They arent any better than what you have when it comes to launching. the only thing that would have helped you would have been a four wheel drive. The ride on those is less than desireable.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:07 AM
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OUCH.. man you have a black cloud following you.. Get a rabbits foot or somethin
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:25 AM
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Gino,
I will say this, you take this $hit better than most people would!
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:58 AM
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FWIW- the conversion companies can use any of the trucks for a base- don't know if all offer crewcabs though.

My concern about selling is that the conversion companies usually have a really nice finished product...... on the exterior, and plenty of raw unprotected steel where you can't see. If you are going to keep it you may consider a fresh water dunking of similar depth then liberal use of saltaway etc.

I've only used my Toter once to launch the Pantera- will be more aware now- though the freshwater ramps are pretty good around here traction wise etc. good luck
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:56 AM
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It aint that bad.An afternoon of rinsing and saltaway, changing gear oil, remove rear tires and rinse brakes,a little WD-40. Get out the power ball wax and polish the wheels. Change out the rear lights and wire loom and your back in business.No problem.
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