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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    Nope, just Idaho, they do some things a bit different here.

    After working 8 hours at making parts while loading trailers then driving 20 hours I put a handfull of ice cubes in a quart cup, filled the rest with Makers Mark, drank that and refilled it with Merlot. It looked OK at the time, but likely as not I was not operating at peak performance at that moment, big dog tired but not ready to sleep yet. I am however glad you pointed it out, they are normally sideways but not upside down, I need to find out which side of my new apple product is supposed to be the top but that has not been the top priority as of late.
    I know about being tired, I started at 5:30 Sunday morning, Worked till 7:00 this morning, Monday. Took a nap till 8:00 then did a 7 hour round trip to Saginaw Michigan and back. it is now 20 after 10 and I am about done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlight machine View Post
    I know about being tired, I started at 5:30 monday morning, Worked till 7:00 this morning, Tues. Took a nap till 8:00 then did a 7 hour round trip to Saginaw Michigan and back. it is now 20 after 10 and I am about done.
    The wife and I have been doing this once a month for about 6 months now and working 7 days a week at both ends. I will be real glad when it is over but I fear this thing will add several months. All we have left in Ca is machinery, I want to get it here but it can wait I guess. We have been talking about hauling fuel with us so we don't have to go in gas stations. PITA but better than a lot of other peoples problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    The wife and I have been doing this once a month for about 6 months now and working 7 days a week at both ends. I will be real glad when it is over but I fear this thing will add several months. All we have left in Ca is machinery, I want to get it here but it can wait I guess. We have been talking about hauling fuel with us so we don't have to go in gas stations. PITA but better than a lot of other peoples problems.
    It's got to be worth the effort to get out of Ca!

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    I dunno if this applies to your situation but hauling a full load semi is a lot cheaper, per pound-mile than driving a pickup truck.

    They can take ~40k, I could take ~10k per trip. So 4 of my trips would equal 1 of theirs. And after I loaded and sent the first semi truck I was like wow, this is much better from a stress, navigating traffic, its my truck or trailer going to nuke itself roadside beyond my ability to fix it, pulling the long rig into gas stations, trying to navigate food and possible hotels. Add up the 4 one way trips I'd have to take, empty, and the time spent eventually driving both ways, and I told myself I would do it differently next time...I'd be the rigger and load the machines and let the pros drive all the trucks. I might take something critical or personal on my truck but everything else could go via theirs.




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    For local hauls don't forget tow companies with class 8 trucks. You can have a truck and trailer anywhere inside a couple hours notice and they're cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_isserstedt View Post
    I dunno if this applies to your situation but hauling a full load semi is a lot cheaper, per pound-mile than driving a pickup truck.

    They can take ~40k, I could take ~10k per trip. So 4 of my trips would equal 1 of theirs. And after I loaded and sent the first semi truck I was like wow, this is much better from a stress, navigating traffic, its my truck or trailer going to nuke itself roadside beyond my ability to fix it, pulling the long rig into gas stations, trying to navigate food and possible hotels. Add up the 4 one way trips I'd have to take, empty, and the time spent eventually driving both ways, and I told myself I would do it differently next time...I'd be the rigger and load the machines and let the pros drive all the trucks. I might take something critical or personal on my truck but everything else could go via theirs.



    In another thread, he said he scaled through at 48k, so methinks he's hauling more like 30k per trip rather than your 10k...

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    48k scaled on a pickup and trailer?

    It doesn't seem possible, don't the 8 tire GN versions have something like 19k gross and the truck 12k gross?

    In round numbers...

    Maybe my info is out of date (??)

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    I guess it depends on what axles you have.
    I have trippple 7's - so my trailer is good for 21K, and my truck 12.2.

    Tandem dual's usually 20K?
    But the truck is a wild card.
    Could be a 4000 or 5000 series with max gross @ maybe 18K?

    But still, to net 30K you would need to be in a class 7 truck/trailer I'd guess?


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    Not sure how, but the 2020 Ram 3500 long bed, reg cab, 4x2 diesel dually is rated to tow 35,000 according to their web page specs.
    Not a lot of rubber on the ground to control something like that!





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    Quote Originally Posted by ripperj View Post
    Not sure how, but the 2020 Ram 3500 long bed, reg cab, 4x2 diesel dually is rated to tow 35,000 according to their web page specs.
    Not a lot of rubber on the ground to control something like that!


    Couldn't agree more!

    I wonder if they are including the truck in that or if that is strictly "trailer"?

    I've crossed the scales many times around 32K with a load of berm mix (gravel for potholes in my 1/2 mile long driveway) but I only run about 35mph home down the back roads like that. It's still a "pick-up".


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    My main transportation/shop truck for at least 15 years. 240 six, three on the tree, minimal heat, no radio, no AC, gooseneck hitch. Probably had more than 200K on it when I got it. Finally had to rebuild motor 3 years ago. Minimum of 27 miles per day, six days a week.

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    240/6 w 3/tree and a goose hitch.....

    So - 5.13's then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphonso View Post
    My main transportation/shop truck for at least 15 years. 240 six, three on the tree, minimal heat, no radio, no AC, gooseneck hitch. Probably had more than 200K on it when I got it. Finally had to rebuild motor 3 years ago. Minimum of 27 miles per day, six days a week.

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    Try that with something new enough to be fuel injected, with plastic bumpers/body panels. Not gonna happen.

    The more technologically advanced vehicles get, the more I can't stand them. Everybody eagerly awaits the latest wiz-bang features. And, I'm over here going backwards.

    Had a bunch of friends ask me if I am going to put a Holley Sniper on the 383 in my old Dodge. My std. response: "why would I want to ruin it?!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_isserstedt View Post
    48k scaled on a pickup and trailer?

    It doesn't seem possible, don't the 8 tire GN versions have something like 19k gross and the truck 12k gross?
    Hey now, I'm just the messenger...

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    Yeah, he did say that - but that must'a been the truck ahead of him still on the scale.
    No way that rig grossed out at 48K.

    Maybe 28K?

    Truck and trailer empty should be about 13K?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Yeah, he did say that - but that must'a been the truck ahead of him still on the scale.
    No way that rig grossed out at 48K.

    Maybe 28K?

    Truck and trailer empty should be about 13K?


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    I don't know. 2 Vf2s are what? 17k? Add 10k pounds of inventory, 8k for the truck, 10k for the trailer. That's 45, plus a saw, tumblers and whatever else he said he had.

    It adds up about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Yeah, he did say that - but that must'a been the truck ahead of him still on the scale.
    No way that rig grossed out at 48K.

    Maybe 28K?

    Truck and trailer empty should be about 13K?


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    The truck with the big bumper and tool box of shit is 10K, gvw on the trailer is 24K, all 12 tires have 85psi in them and look like someone should put some air in them. When I bought the truck (2018) they claimed the aisin trans w/cummins could tow 30K, It will .
    I won't put quite that much on again but we have been 35k to 38k each trip and have a few left to go. I like the big truck Idea with the exception that I can't get one into either end location because of the driveways and with the hydraulic dovetail I can pull the machines up on the trailer with the winch on the truck otherwise I need a big forklift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garwood View Post
    For local hauls don't forget tow companies with class 8 trucks. You can have a truck and trailer anywhere inside a couple hours notice and they're cheap.
    It is almost 900 miles door to door.

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    Don't be surprised if you start blowing tires.
    Or at least start to feel broken belts [on the truck].
    I hope that you have at least 2 spares and the means to change on the hwy?

    That's just being reckless.

    Apparently you have bags on the truck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    240/6 w 3/tree and a goose hitch.....

    So - 5.13's then?

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    3.73. Air Lifts and 8 ply tires when I use the trailer.


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