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  1. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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  2. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    It has more headroom.
     
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  3. 300rag

    300rag Grumpy Old Man With a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Lots of headroom in a Peterbilt. The seats are on the floor.:D
     
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  4. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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  5. barnfind

    barnfind Senior Member

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    Oh wise forum, A friend is looking for a large truck to haul hay with, currently uses a 2wd dodge dually w 5.9. He's wanting something along the lines of a kodiak or similar.
    So, I do a search and stumble across 6500, 7500 Dodge trucks south of the border. Not much info (google) on these other than 3500 cab with extensions. A few diesel forums have bad links to info about them, but come up short on info. Anyone have more info about these mysterious beasts?
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  6. twostick

    twostick Senior Member

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    barnfind Senior Member

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    Yes, 5500 is the biggest we can get here to my knowledge. I've found rumours of 2 ton chassis for the 6500-7500 but not much in the way of firm specs on them.
     
  8. BIGBARNEYCARS

    BIGBARNEYCARS Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Check out who's building the EMS units around the country using the Dodge 5500s with extended chassis. Some if those I've seen look 30' long and more like fire truckz, Jer
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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  10. LocuMob

    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow. He's a winner, indeed.
     
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    Yup, as soon as I saw that it's a rental truck I knew it's someone who's a truck driver wanabe who failed miserably. I'd love to see the video of how they got it out of there.
     
  12. 300rag

    300rag Grumpy Old Man With a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Is this the start of your day @twostick ?

     
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    twostick Senior Member

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    My stuff's not that big but it's that many pieces. Single axle jeep and single axle booster.

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  14. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Whew. At 1:56 I had to stop and take a coffee break.
     
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    I've heard of trailers set up so you could load and unload the jeep yourself but never seen one in action. Not sure it serves much purpose in the end with that type of trailer when you still need a forklift or a crane to undeck and install the booster.

    It could be handy on mine if I was just running 3 axles or a closed 4 on the trailer and just needed the jeep.

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  16. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Seriously, I thought doubles were a pain in the ass but this.... :lol:
     
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    You have to plan your entrance and exits because backing up especially with the booster is not an option unless you are straight to begin with. There is a pin to lock the back axle straight and on mine it's possible to pick it up hydraulically. Then all you have to do is deal with the jeep which is a challenge itself because it's so short.

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  18. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Here ya go. Want to make small fortune?
    You fill in the rest.

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    300rag Grumpy Old Man With a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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  20. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    I would have had to walk away and mumble, No Effin Way...