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Old 04-07-2014, 11:05 PM   #21
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Hi: reace... The NY State Thruway will certainly charge for over height on that one... but so what!!! She's a "Really big sheew" as Ed Sullivan would say!!! Alf
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:04 AM   #22
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While getting some quotes for resurfacing the area our Unser Ei will be residing, DH said "Make the pad 24'x24' as we have to allow for 'two foot itis'." I fear owning an Escape is going to be dangerous ...
You should see my pad, how it has expanded over the past 6 years with different lengths and widths due to different rv models. Looks like a mosaic!!
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:11 AM   #23
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Hi: reace... NOW I'M starting to get "EGG CITED"!!! Had to take a PILL to sleep last night. All those sleepless nights you've had have really paid off...I can tell. Looks a winner from here. Alf
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:31 AM   #24
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Wow ….
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:38 AM   #25
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Wow, very impressive and exciting!!
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:00 AM   #26
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Hey Alf, you may need a bigger truck for that thing, it looks bigger than I thought!!
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:26 PM   #27
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Hey Alf, you may need a bigger truck for that thing, it looks bigger than I thought!!
Hi: cpaharley2008... Not according to Reace. Besides I'm retired not in need of new tires...yet.
For the Fronty they will lower the shackles down and also the pin box... so the whole trailer will sit lower. Reace figures a 500lb. weight gain so I'm thinking that's still ok with 6100# tow cap. I'm sure there are some here that will disagree with that, but there should be no need to pull with a dually anything, unless you already own one. I already got my trailer tow extendable mirrors for the extra wide load. Alf
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:56 PM   #28
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I thought when you said "extra wide load" you were referring to any weight gain due to retirement living in Florida!!!! I'm glad you are enjoying life.
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:11 PM   #29
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Ok, holes cut and ready to move into headliner bay!
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:18 PM   #30
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:19 PM   #31
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Some hook-up photos.

Center of hitch is approx. 30" back from cab. Box length is 5'-6".
Keep in mind, this unit was raised for a taller truck!

I turned the trailer almost 90 degrees, and still have approximately 1" space before the trailer would hit the cab of the truck.

Also a photo hitched up with tailgate down.

I love it when a plan comes together!

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Old 04-08-2014, 03:20 PM   #32
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Wow, really cool.
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:31 PM   #33
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Very Nice!!!
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:42 PM   #34
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I can't imagine steadying my nerves to cut those holes on the first TA.
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:01 PM   #35
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I have to admit that i always thought the original 5.0 with a single axle was a little odd looking, this looks awesome. looks balanced and just right .
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:22 PM   #36
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She is growing up so fast! Fantastic job Reace and Co.!
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:32 PM   #37
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Some hook-up photos.

Center of hitch is approx. 30" back from cab. Box length is 5'-6".
Keep in mind, this unit was raised for a taller truck!

I turned the trailer almost 90 degrees, and still have approximately 1" space before the trailer would hit the cab of the truck.

Also a photo hitched up with tailgate down.

I love it when a plan comes together!

Reace
Hi: reace... Now I'm getting really stoked!!! Alf
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:57 PM   #38
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Wowser! Beautiful. Wait til Donna gets home from work and sees this!!
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:07 PM   #39
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Reace, nice engingered job. congratulations!
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:29 PM   #40
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wowser! Beautiful. Wait til donna gets home from work and sees this!!
Thanks for posting the pics of the 5er hooked up. I was concerned I may have to purchase a longer bed truck and really didn't want to go with a long bed. Too hard to park at work, etc.

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