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    Needs a roof rack with a couple bicycles on the back SUV.

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    IMO, any 2 axle box truck, which commonly gross 25,999GVW, this combination is not going to make it past a Highway Inspection station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    IMO, any 2 axle box truck, which commonly gross 25,999GVW, this combination is not going to make it past a Highway Inspection station.
    Probably not in some states, depending on how it is registered. Let's break this down a bit just for giggles and grins , 26 ft box truck empty weight aprox 13750 to15,000lbs, if registered as straight truck + tow combination Class 6 or above 4 axles on the ground total class 6 26,001 lbs & above gross weight, the max allowed in some states 58,000 lbs. Class 7 33,000 lbs with 4 axles, 64,000 gross, 72,000 in some states, However any registration over 58,000 LBS required another annual tax to be paid. Now assuming both class 6 and class 7 are air brake equipped that is.
    Now we have the prime vehicle at 15,000 lbs, 2 small vehicles in the box 4000 lbs each a single axle tractor being towed at 12,000 lbs a tandem axle day cab tractor being hauled at 17,000 and another small vehicle at 4000 lbs total 57,000.lbs legal in all States with proper registration insurance and a CDL A license Air brake qualified. Put that tandem tractor on the ground then the gross goes to 80,000lbs
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    TOWED VEHICLE BRAKES?

    I doubt the towed vehicle has braking provisions by the towing vehicle?

    "CFR-2003 49 4 Sect 393.71 Coupling devices and towing methods, driveaway-towaway operations. Para (3) No motor vehicle shall be fullmounted on a motor vehicle towed by means of a tow-bar unless the towed vehicle is equipped with brakes and is provided with means for effective application of brakes acting on all wheels and is towed on its own wheels."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollar Bill View Post
    I doubt the towed vehicle has braking provisions by the towing vehicle?

    "CFR-2003 49 4 Sect 393.71 Coupling devices and towing methods, driveaway-towaway operations. Para (3) No motor vehicle shall be full mounted on a motor vehicle towed by means of a tow-bar unless the towed vehicle is equipped with brakes and is provided with means for effective application of brakes acting on all wheels and is towed on its own wheels."
    Exactly, although it is hard to see in the video but if you stop it around the .08 you can almost tell that the orange blur might be a pair of air lines you can see the safety chains clear enough and there appears to be yet another line or shadow of what the electrical cable could be. I didn't find any DOT number or name on the box truck though.
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    You are correct about the lack of DOT number on the towing vehicle and I saw the orange lines you mention but due to how they were bent and twisted considered them to be wires for lighting? At any rate, any diesel cop passing by would certainly pull that rig over for a closer inspection. That is a sketchy looking arrangement for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollar Bill View Post
    That is a sketchy looking arrangement for sure.
    Amazing, that in all the years I have been visiting this group, this is the first sketchy looking arrangement I have ever seen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_H View Post
    Amazing, that in all the years I have been visiting this group, this is the first sketchy looking arrangement I have ever seen!
    Not judging, quipping. There's a cornucopia, undeniably sketchily arranged outfits aplenty........ spell check wanted stretchily; yeah that too.
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