check it out - new equipment

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by rollin coal, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Yeah I could scale 47,000 lbs on my old Utility but really almost never do loads that heavy. 45,500 is about the max weight with vast majority of van loads. Look at the pic of the rear door frame again. That gusset on the bottom corner is at least 1" thick of stainless steel. You won't see a vanguard, etc, etc built like that. That's why it weighs more but will last forever.
     
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  3. Brandonpdx

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    Nice rc are you gonna add side skirts and don't let those fork lifts tear up your floor
     
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    Needs chicken lights and a set of Alcoas. :)
     
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    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    I do like extra lights but I'm not hacking into the harness lol. It just has basic light package but they are all very bright LED's looks good. Even has a new safety feature I never saw on trailers before - a "third brake light" - the 3 marker lights at the top of the door are brake lights also. Only upgrades it's getting is a hubodometer which will be here Thursday and 8 new flow thru valve stem caps which went on this morning.
     
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    Now that I'm sober this is how much clearance you need on the stands.
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    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Ok I see. Mine had about 3" of clearance. I clocked it a little and put it to 1/2".
     
  10. Adv_Logistix

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    Congrats RC, looks like you got a great deal.
     
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    Congrats! I hope it won't be long before I can follow in your footsteps once again...

    Newbie question: Is that some sort of coating on the floor towards the back of the trailer?

    Did you haul many vented loads with the Utility? I've only done one VV load so far and am not sure its worth the option...
     
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