The journey begins - purchased a truck.

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  1. blairandgretchen

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  3. blairandgretchen

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    Well - Brunners is still three weeks out on the boxes. Dummy went and booked a load for the step.

    I’ll be stretching it out to a whopping 55 feet. Maybe go 57 to accommodate securement - not sure. It’s overall 80’ closed, and 2 foot stretch increments, so 84’ won’t make much difference.

    It’s $7300 on the board for 800 miles, legal height/weight/width. No tarp. Not thrilling $ but I felt it would be a good exercise.

    Had to make a temporary box - I hate to fill the top deck with’stuff’ - but stuff has to go somewhere.

    Do most step or RGN guys utilize the top deck and simply avoid loads that want to use the WHOLE trailer?

    Ugly, but ready.

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  4. IH Truck Guy

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    I know it's only temporary, but I had a similar set up on mine to haul all my blocks.
    Georgia hassled me calling it a divisible load because it was strapped down.
    So I had to pull the strap and lag bolt it to the deck.
     
  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    That thought had crossed my mind.
     
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  7. Old Man

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    I didn’t know that you can haul freight on the front deck. I thought that was my space 6B1B45E7-1390-457D-BCDD-3674B0B57903.jpeg
     
  8. blairandgretchen

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    That’s kinda what I thought - I’ve seen steps loaded to the hilt, and others with all their gear up top.

    I ordered the side boxes, but nowhere for tarps if required, so I guess my revenue exists on the magical lower ability of 43’-65’ ?
     
  9. jamespmack

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    Good because they are hardly marked in Ohio.
     
  10. blairandgretchen

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    Legal load of steel to get from Blytheville to east of Atlanta.

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    Back to west of Atlanta for a 45’ AC unit.

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    I am a rookie.(This was stamped on my bills for the steel load).

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    AC unit delivered to Reading, PA - then over to Newark, NJ for this crate to Tipp City, OH. 54’ long. Stretched the bottom deck 12’ - for 92’ overall, escort the whole way,
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    I am bouncing home 630 miles after this, for a total of 3 loads, 7 days, 3300 miles, Home to Home $4.23/mile TTT all miles.

    I could hang out in Ohio and wait for Monday, but can’t be bothered.

    Tough trailer to pull - axles set at the back make for ‘drive way straighter, turn way later’.

    Out of my comfort zone. Ain’t tore up nothing so far.
     
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