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2oldman

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Mr. Cob wrote:

In Washington for example, there are 6 requirements to convert a semi into a motor home but you only have to do 4 of the 6 requirements.
There is no need for DOT numbers as it is NOT a commercial truck,
WA seems to struggle with the DOT thing on big trucks. I recently tried renewing my M2-106 online and it said I need a DOT number. I had to call and remind them it's not commercial.

In '13 when I first got it I spent one hour in the licensing office trying to convince them it was not a commercial vehicle. Apparently they had just 'upgraded' their computer system and it was not cooperating. After all, "nobody" would ever buy one of these trucks for personal use.

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2oldman wrote:

Mr. Cob wrote:

In Washington for example, there are 6 requirements to convert a semi into a motor home but you only have to do 4 of the 6 requirements.
There is no need for DOT numbers as it is NOT a commercial truck,
WA seems to struggle with the DOT thing on big trucks. I recently tried renewing my M2-106 online and it said I need a DOT number. I had to call and remind them it's not commercial.

In '13 when I first got it I spent one hour in the licensing office trying to convince them it was not a commercial vehicle. Apparently they had just 'upgraded' their computer system and it was not cooperating. After all, "nobody" would ever buy one of these trucks for personal use.
In Washington, most folks who work at the DMV or at the local licensing place don't have a clue as to how to deal with such things. You have to know the law, bring in a copy of the RCW and if need be force them to do their job which in most cases means they have to actually do a bit of research and then do the right thing. Once you have it properly titled and registered its not a problem.

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Now, can Momma drive it to relieve you?


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Nice setup but WHY. How do you park all three rigs on one campsight?


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ACZL wrote:

Now, can Momma drive it to relieve you?
My wife is a good driver but she has NO experience with such a rig and in my opinion would be a danger to herself and everyone else on the road. As one who rowed gears for a living long ago I just love driving big iron always have always will.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Nice setup but WHY. How do you park all three rigs on one campsight?
I do NOT want to be that guy holding up traffic when climbing the grade, I DO want to be that guy who has a tow vehicle that is capable of controlling my trailer and STOPPING it in a safe manner if a panic situation should occur. I do a lot of boon docking, I don't stay in many of the older parks they were built before folks drive the large RV's they do nowadays. That said its easier to maneuver and back the trailer with this truck then it was the Dodge one ton I had years ago.

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Cool rig and all, but it won't fit in the State Parks I go to.. Heck, my little 22' TT and my little F150 barely fit in the back in or pull thru sites..

Where do you go with that rig?

Not trying to be a smart ass.. Just wondering?

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MitchF150 wrote:

Cool rig and all, but it won't fit in the State Parks I go to.. Heck, my little 22' TT and my little F150 barely fit in the back in or pull thru sites..

Where do you go with that rig?

Not trying to be a smart ass.. Just wondering?

Mitch
I do a lot of boon docking, most modern camp grounds have sites that can handle a rig this size and more sites are being built all the time.

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Thanks. That makes sense.. Just wish everyone would go to those new sites! ha, ha.. I'm finding it harder and harder to get into my old stomping grounds these days.. Have to reserve a full 9 months ahead of time, just to get a site.

Still too many rigs for the sites available it seems.

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Interesting and nice rig. Is there a concern with the 5ver frame being fatigued while attached to a truck with a very stiff suspension?


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