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Another super long RV. Don’t take this around a tight curve

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Here’s another super-long RV, owned by reader Ronald Johnson. He and his wife have traveled full-time since 2015.

Here’s what he wrote:

“This photo was taken in south central Nebraska after a stormy night’s stay in a city-owned RV park. The rig is 65 feet overall to be legal. The truck is a 2010 Volvo VNL 670 which was converted from line haul duties to become our RV hauler.

“On the truck’s car deck is a 2017 Smart Fortwo Prime. The 5’er is a 2016 DRV 38RSSA. Combined weight is in the neighborhood of 47K pounds depending on fuel load. We can carry up to 250 gallons of #2. The truck gets an average of 7.4 mpg based on 42K miles in all types of terrain but of the 42K most was in the west. The rig is large but is the safest way to get our home down the road in our opinion.

“The truck is named Thor, the car is Loki and the 5’er is Freya.”

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Judy S
1 year ago

I saw something quite similar at Battleground Lake state park in Washington last month. I was impressed that they maneuvered a very tight curve and then parked with surgical precision in a back-in site!

JOHN SANFORD
2 years ago

Nice setup. An HDT is the safest way to tow heavy fifthwheels.

Donald N Wright
2 years ago

I have suggested this arrangement to a friend, except with a front cab tow vehicle. How long of a ramp do you use to drive Loki up on the back?

Audrey
2 years ago

I own a HutyDuty Truck Conversion RV that is 50′ long and then I pull a trailer behind it which is a total of 29′ long which puts me at 79′ long overall. I try to boondock (Dry) camp more than paying to park at RV Parks. I’d leave a pic but this page doesn’t let me.

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2 years ago
Reply to  Audrey

Audrey, would that be a “HeavyDuty” truck conversion RV? I like your (or autocorrect’s) version better. 😆 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Jeff Craig
2 years ago

We saw them when they were camp hosts at Bayview State Park near Anacortes, WA. Very nice folks and very nice rig they have. Got my wife and I thinking about doing a similar setup when it comes time for us to retire.

Brad Butler
2 years ago

Not unusual at all today. My wife and I have a similar setup. We’re 73′ long. We pull a 45′ DRV triple axle FullHouse toyhauler with our 2015 Volvo VNL 780 and carry a 2016 SmartCar on the truck bed. Turning radius on the Volvo 780 is better than my 3500HD DRW pickup.

Gffvv
2 years ago

Ugly **

TIM
2 years ago

That rig probably has a smaller turning radius than the same trailer on a crew cab long bed pickup.

rvgrandma
2 years ago

Seen this type of setup carrying smart cars and trike motorcycles. Great idea.

Bill
2 years ago

we saw a similar rig in Florence, OR last year. Not the same rig, but basically the same thing. I could post a picture, but it doesn’t look like I can in the comments.

John groom
2 years ago

Who really enforces the 65 ft Max length? Any diesel pusher tag pulling a full size pickup is going to be over 65 ft easy.

Billy Bob Thorton
2 years ago
Reply to  John groom

Who cares. I just love how the tree huggers must oil seeing those rigs go down the road.

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