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Old 01-15-2007, 01:20 PM
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Gino,
I've found a much better tow vehicle for you. This wouyld eliminate to dunking issue you've just had!

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/d...1d6ca6c706.htm

FWIW: I admire your ability to laugh at yourself.....and your willingness to let us laugh at you too!
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:54 PM
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What model would be comparable with the Sportchassis? Does Kenworth have a medium duty? Do they have a luxury line? I know they have great trucks for hauling pigs and cows. but do they have a model that is more of a conversion?
Yes. I will get some info for a custom conversion on our T300 Kenworth. I just got back from some serious T300 training in Dallas. We had a Freightliner, Ford and Hino to compare our product to.

Your biggest advantage is our medium duty is a smaller version of our Class 8 truck, big tractors and heavy chassis.
You are getting a truck that will last, keep service and parts cost down, and hold re-sale value.

My competion is a 1-ton dually that is beefed up to make it like a truck.

I don't know if you remember Julie Sullivan (KE deal). She had purchased the 47 OL with the 3 rudders. The original owner of the OL had us build a custom conversion Pete which turned out mint.

Even if you are not ready to purchase now, maybe someone else here is looking for an exceptional tow rig.

Here are some brief links to get an idea. We can build as fancy as you desire, inside and out.

http://www.kenworth.com/2100_vir_t3class6.asp

http://www.bentzusa.com/product.asp?ID=133
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I hope that didn't ruin the spinners on the Truck
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:46 PM
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I hope that didn't ruin the spinners on the Truck
I was actually afraid of that. However each wheel has a regular bearing for the spinner. We greased the. I'm probably going to replace them as a precaution.
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Glad to see that you can laugh about it. I have done similar things at the ramp as well. I almost put my entire truck in last december when the ramp was covered in ice.

I have the worst luck sometimes. I swear it could be raining p()ssy and I would get hit in the head with a d!ck!
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Please warn us.... er, I mean, let us know when you will be launching for the Miami run so we can be there to "admire" your boat.... and get EVERYTHING ELSE off the docks and out of the parking lot!

Thanks for the humor, whereas most guys I know would be cussing up a storm (which I'm sure you also must have done! haha); and again, sorry for your misfortune.

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Glad to see that you can laugh about it. I have done similar things at the ramp as well. I almost put my entire truck in last december when the ramp was covered in ice.

I have the worst luck sometimes. I swear it could be raining p()ssy and I would get hit in the head with a d!ck!


You win!! you have worse luck!
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What caused it to happen we have a 2007 I am afraid the we are going to dump are truck trying to go down a long ramp and running out of air on brakes or setting the park brake and it letting go ?
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What caused it to happen we have a 2007 I am afraid the we are going to dump are truck trying to go down a long ramp and running out of air on brakes or setting the park brake and it letting go ?
When you lose air the brakes lockup, the air is used to release the brakes, parking brakes are stout on these medium trucks.

I suspect it was a slimy ramp and it just slid (wheels locked up)- will let Lubes confirm

That said- does the parking brake actuate all corners or just ther rear axle??
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that is a nice looking rig!
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