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Old 02-23-2016, 07:33 PM   #111
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This guy found the right tug for his needs. It was a truck retired from his business fleet converted to tow his little 5th wheel trailer. Yes, I think that is a Mack - Big Mack. The decision was an easy one for him, he went big!
They load up a couple of quads on the deck and head out to the boonies to get away from it all. Peace River Country, northern BC.
I prefer a one stack Mack with a window out the back.
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Old 02-23-2016, 08:55 PM   #112
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:18 PM   #113
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:31 PM   #114
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This guy found the right tug for his needs. It was a truck retired from his business fleet converted to tow his little 5th wheel trailer. Yes, I think that is a Mack - Big Mack. The decision was an easy one for him, he went big!
They load up a couple of quads on the deck and head out to the boonies to get away from it all. Peace River Country, northern BC.
That's actually not uncommon. Not something you see everyday, but nothing new... truck size, conversion to a single drive axle, deck with quads (or a UTV, or a Smart fortwo, whatever). Even with only that one axle, it's still oversized and probably too stiff to be ideal for that little 10-ton trailer with less than 3 tons of pin weight... and what do you do with that big sleeper, when you're towing your accommodation? It's not good seating space for the family that might be along for the trip (given the number of potential beds in a toybox trailer like that).
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Old 02-24-2016, 01:38 AM   #115
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:07 AM   #116
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(snip) and what do you do with that big sleeper, when you're towing your accommodation?
Silly you! That's the bedroom for the person that snores the loudest and goes to sleep the quickest!

That way the other person can stay up later, read longer and eat snacks as needed.
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:51 PM   #118
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Careful now... we wouldn't want to start a movement to even bigger Escape tugs!
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Silly you! That's the bedroom for the person that snores the loudest and goes to sleep the quickest!

That way the other person can stay up later, read longer and eat snacks as needed.
The doghouse!
That would be my bed... because I'm the one who admits to snoring.
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