Step Deck values vs Flatbed?

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  1. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Road Train Member

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    Is a step deck worth $10,000 more than a flatbed?

    I've only run RGN and reefer.
     
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  3. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Id say yes......
     
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    The price of trailers is in a downturn went to a sale near me and it looked like the bidders in the center of the group were just bidding up to a point and dropped off, that told me that price was going down and no buyer was going to be stuck with trailers on the lot that wouldn't sell fast like a year ago?
     
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  5. sbaumann14

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    I’d say yeah. I sold my xl 70 w/flip when TMC, Roehl, and all the other guys started to cut the rates back in ‘16 and got a 51’ step with the Lo pro 17.5 tires, a bridge, and can locks. Can load legally up to 10’ tall. It’s nice. If you can get the freight to take advantage of it, yeah go for it. Still doing $3+ per mile and have only had 1 load this year over 30k. Best move I ever did.
     
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  6. PSM379

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    You can only load 10’ tall on that?
     
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  7. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Thats what I thought.....
     
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  8. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Road Train Member

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    32-36" is about right. Double drops can haul taller stuff.
     
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    13’6” is 162” at let’s say a 36” deck height you should be able to load 10’3” on 17.5 I’d say 10’6” legally maybe more, I’m in chili’s eating dinner been a long day lol.
     
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  10. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    I purchased a stepdeck conestoga not a lo pro on 22.5 and I can get 10ft in there...... I thought a lo pro can get about 10'6 to 10'10 or so in there
     
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    I couldn’t see dealing with 17.5s unless you have a dedicated customer you need the height for.
     
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