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Brassman
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« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2011, 08:18:33 PM »

Eric,

Go to Escapees website   http://www.rvnetwork.com/index.php?showforum=32



I think at Escapees you'll find mostly 5th wheelers dreaming of the the right truck.
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« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2011, 10:23:36 PM »

A number of years ago when my son was racing Quarter Midget Cars (go-cart size) we pulled a  14 ft .two axle trailer with my GM PD4106. But one of the guys we raced with pulled a similar sized trailer that had a front steerable axle. The trailer was  built like a 5th wheel trailer and the front axle assembly functioned like the front axle on a pup trailer. The owner said the secret to stability was that the axle had lots of castor(or perhaps that the weight of the trailer was located behind the center line of the axle-it was a long time ago and my memory is a bit fuzzy) and that it towed like a dream. I realize this is smaller than what we are discussing but I'm sure the principles are the same.
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« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2011, 01:43:41 PM »

Escapees is geared to the 5th wheel pullers and there is a Truck Conversions board also http://www.truckconversion.net/forums/  But niether of them compare to the BCM board when it comes to real practical knowledge.  The toters have a lot in common with the bus conversions because they are both custom built RVs on commercial chassis.  Most of the topics discussed here apply to the toter truck as well.  I want to thank the Busnuts for entertaining Eric's and my occasional toterhome questions. 
Eric, have you thought about an inclined stacker.  Both cars would be driven up on a ramped trailer about 30 or so.  This would allow the second car to overlap the first by quite a bit.  The ramp under the first car could be enclosed for parts and tool storage.   
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« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2011, 01:52:07 PM »

Ya I have thought about the style of trailer you are talking about but I was a bit concerned about the over all length of the rig. I have already got measured once with just a 14' trailer behind the bus.

Nothing is going to happen right away so I have plenty of time to gather info and make decisions. 

Eric
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« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2011, 01:55:38 PM »

Ya I have thought about the style of trailer you are talking about but I was a bit concerned about the over all length of the rig. I have already got measured once with just a 14' trailer behind the bus.
Nothing is going to happen right away so I have plenty of time to gather info and make decisions. 
Eric
You are correct.  My idea would be longer than a vertical stacker.  Did they tell you what the length "limit" was?
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« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2011, 01:59:23 PM »

He was a conservation officer. His reply when I asked was that he would let me know if it was to long, he didnt have a clue but would mail me a ticket if it was to long.  He also told me that he was going to give me a verbal warning for my trialer plates being gone (lost) but I got a ticket in the mail a few days after I got home.

Eric
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