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Old 09-20-2020, 07:30 AM   #1
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Auto, Cargo& Travel Trlrs transport Skoolie Conversion

New to Skoolie Forum. Wanted to wait til I was close to completion. Bought a 99 Bluebird 9 Window. DT466E Allison5spd. Chopped rear 8 off to floor. Rear axle to bumper added 40" by Sawzawing frame 6" behind rr leafspring shackle. With Rear 8ft frame on blocks I had a machine shop make custom 72inch cutout so my frame & Flatbed behind rear axle is 8" lower and 40 inches longer. Now with one window (my 26"x90" sleeper berth) and 23ft of stepped flatbed i can haul up to a 26' Travel Trlr, or two 12' Cargo Trlrs, or Two really small cars. I plan to eventually add a Stinger Fifth-wheel behind my Axle underneath my rr flatbed to haul an aluminum 35'-40' Deck-over Trlr 10,000 gvwr after i figure my gearing out. While hooking up my winch last night I think I determined I have a Positive Ground? I knew I should've found someone else to do my electrics. Anyone have experience with lights & auxiliaries hookups? My current 55mph ain't gonna cut it for Cross-Country transports. I hear my DT466E has a remap that dials my mph to 65-68. True?
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:36 AM   #2
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positive ground has not been used in america since the 70s. we had enough of joe lucas aka the 'prince of darkness'
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:15 AM   #3
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positive ground has not been used in america since the 70s. we had enough of joe lucas aka the 'prince of darkness'
That's not fair - Lucas made vacuum cleaners that didn't suck!
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:58 AM   #4
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:09 AM   #5
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Yeah i got the winch electric brain fart rectified. Going on the maiden voyage as a flatbed truck today for 285 miles. I'll see how things hold up
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