Which truck for my custom straight truck + trailer (not for hire)

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  2. KANSAS TRANSIT

    KANSAS TRANSIT Road Train Member

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    Honestly, you need to go Freightliner Sport Chassis, you CAN get 4x4, you CAN get up to 505hp, you CAN spec your WB, you CAN get the interior updated and upscaled by many different places. The 4x4 aspect of what you are trying to do kinda dictates the M2, If you were just after a RWD, buy a Cascadia 72" midroof and order a "door" on both sides of the sleeper. Anything other than similar options to these, and you are talking a RIDCULOUS amount of money, just saying. Something like a expediters truck should work just have somebody put two RV entry doors in the back, can't be that hard.[​IMG]
     
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    Stillgar Bobtail Member

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    Those are good case-in-points of what my truck builder is talking about doing with a new ordered one. The postings are from Jan 2020 so likely sold, but that's up the alley.

    So I guess even though M2 is a bit long in the tooth, it's still the go-to platform for this sort of thing?
     
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    Stillgar Bobtail Member

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    @KANSAS TRANSIT just saw your post, thanks that seems to be the consensus building here that I've seen (M2).

    A follow-up - if I decide to forego 4x4 capability and stick to on-road, you mentioned in that case looking at the Cascadia 72". Would that be the clear best option in that scenario?
     
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  5. KANSAS TRANSIT

    KANSAS TRANSIT Road Train Member

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    If you want 4x4 I would think so. Might be able to get an International crew cab 4x4, but personally I would take the Freightliner.
     
  6. KANSAS TRANSIT

    KANSAS TRANSIT Road Train Member

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    Honestly it would be the easiest/least expensive option with a ton of choices out there, BUT if you REALLY need the room, AND have the whole family along, I think one of the expeditor rigs would be perfect, big "sleeper" lots of storage, outfit it any way you want, most of them are DD13 (good motor) and automatic, They all have long wheel bases, Most of them are single axle, and putting two RV doors, one in each side would literally be an afternoon job with a router and a welder and some lightwall tubing. Easy to run steps all the way back to the rear doors, similar to how I have mine? 20200625_153448 (2).jpg
     
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    Here ya go, reasonable price low miles (relatively)[​IMG]
     
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    Description
    2016 Cascadia 113 Expeditor, DD13 370HP, Allison 6 Speed Automatic Trans, 33,000 lb GVW , 282" Wheelbase, Carrier APU, 22' Dry Van Box 102" x102", Swing Rear Door

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    Specifications
    General
    Quantity
    1
    Stock Number
    630035
    Year
    2016
    Manufacturer
    FREIGHTLINER
    Model
    CASCADIA 113
    Condition
    Used
    Mileage
    207,329 mi
    State DOT
    Yes
    Odometer
    Accurate / Verified
    VIN
    3ALAGGDV3GSHH5407
    Engine
    Horsepower
    370 HP
    Engine Manufacturer
    Detroit
    Engine Type
    DD13
    Engine Displacement
    12.8 l
    Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Engine Brake
    Yes
    Turbo
    Yes
    Powertrain
    Transmission
    Automatic
    Transmission Manufacturer
    ALLISON
    Transmission Type
    Allison RDS
    Number of Speeds
    6 Spd
    Ratio
    3.91
    Chassis
    Drive
    4x2
    Number of Rear Axles
    Single
    Color
    White
    Wheels
    Aluminum
    Wheelbase
    282 in
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
    Class 7: 26,001 - 33,000 pounds
    Gross Vehicle Weight
    33,000 lb
    Front Axle Weight
    12,000 lb
    Rear Axle Weight
    21,000 lb
    Length
    22 ft
    Interior
    Drive Side
    Left Hand Drive
    A/C
    Yes
    Power Locks
    Yes
    Sleeper
    Yes
    Sleeper Type
    Raised Roof Sleeper
    Category Specific
    Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
    Yes
    APU Type
    Diesel
    Shipping Dimensions
    Shipping Width
    102 in
     
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    Just wanted to point out that you are a commercial operation and will fall under the same rules as any trucking company especially with a class 8 truck.
     
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