Anybody ever had an 18wheeler tagged as an RV and used it to tow?

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by yodaman88, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. yodaman88

    yodaman88 Well-Known Member

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    I've got what I think is a good deal on a freightliner with a 515hp detroit 60series and 13speed. I really like the idea of outfitting the sleeper a bit better and to match the guidelines with the NC DMV list of requirements for an RV conversion. Put a little flat bed on the rear and a gooseneck ball for towing the 2 jeeps, maybe a golf cart or rzr on there sideways.

    RV means exempt from CDL and weighted tags. I did this on my military trucks in the past (2.5 and 5 tons) for the same reason. I've seen a few rigs like this rolling down the highway with nice big stickers on the side that say private rv not for hire so I know it's been done by others.

    I just want to go normal highway speeds while towing 2 jeeps without melting the truck down and a semi seems to be the cheapest option.
     
  2. Falko

    Falko Well-Known Member

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    What I found in my research about House Car conversions for the ambulance was that for semi-based conversions the tag wasn't the problem, it was the insurance.

    Since mines' is an F350 it was no issue, the skoolie and commercial vehicle guys had various work around. Something to check into before you get too deep.
     
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  3. NCJeeplover

    NCJeeplover Well-Known Member

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    I don't know much about the conversion, but I think you should check out this tread over on Pirate4x4......

    Kenworth Hauler Bed Build
     
  4. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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    With insurance you will wind up with a commercial policy for personal use unless you have a fifth wheel camper to insure with it through certain companies.
     
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  5. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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    Check out the hdt forum on rvnetwork for all the info you might need HDT.
     
  6. NCJeeplover

    NCJeeplover Well-Known Member

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    My insurance company (farm bureau) requires a commercial policy for any vehicle over 10,000 gvrw, personal or not including motor homes. My f450 has to have a commercial policy, although it's not any more expensive than a personal policy.
     
  7. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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    Most people report paying between $500-1000 a year for truck and camper with full coverage. I was qouted 1200 a year for just my 379. There a some companies out there that will do cheaper premiums but you have to insure a camper with it.
     
  8. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Well-Known Member

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    Same with Erie Insurance and my F550.
     

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