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Old 08-23-2013
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I saw this rig on Campobello Island. The tow vehicle is a little extreme for the 5th wheel, and I missed the toad loading operation. Notice the red and blue air brake lines on the 5th wheel. I'll bet the hills aren't a big problem at all
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That solves our problem of having to drive around in the city in a huge equally truck to tow a fiver... Ok, Mauvelous is for sale... Just kidding... Don't call, it will upset wifey...
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That's not a bad idea AND don't think Bus owners haven't gone there.

In my earlier conversion days I seriously thought about doing this.
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I saw this rig on Campobello Island. The tow vehicle is a little extreme for the 5th wheel, and I missed the toad loading operation. Notice the red and blue air brake lines on the 5th wheel. I'll bet the hills aren't a big problem at all
We saw one of these last year in New Mexico. I dod not get to see it load ether...... Maybe they just carry the little car around and never take it down....
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they use ramps. Saw one load in Redmond, Or.
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they use ramps. Saw one load in Redmond, Or.

I was thinkin' they might use the hydraulics the low-riders use to make the cars hop. Go 25 MPH towards the truck, get it hoppin' and land . If you miss it ain't much of a car anyway
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If you want more info on the HDT 5th wheel haulers (including smart car side haul), here is a forum that specializes in them: http://www.rvnetwork.com/index.php?showforum=32
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If it's a US model he's illegal they are 8'9" - the euro model is 8' 3".
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