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Old 03-20-2020, 07:54 AM
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Nice rig Doc - but how did you load and unload the trailer that's on the truck?
The fifth wheel extension is pinned together and pinned to the truck frame. (yellow parts shown below) Pull 8 pins in proper sequence, it comes off and apart in 5 pieces. Stow the pieces.

Put dolly wheels on the landing gear. A pair of ramps clip to the tip of the beavertail. There's a winch hidden inside the box/sleeper thingie.

Roll on, roll off like Karate Kid.

The cab and chassis formerly served as a Rema Tip Top dealer's highway unit with a big cube body on board. It was in sad, rusty shape but had a recently rebuilt/overhauled drivetrain. It was red and ugly as sin! I replaced both fenders, did the bodywork and paint, revamped the interior and built everything else.







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Old 03-21-2020, 06:47 AM
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That's awesome, thanks Doc!
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Old 03-21-2020, 08:30 AM
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That's ingenuity at it's finest
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