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Re: training trailer

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Subject: Re: training trailer
From: Gary G Goodlund <>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 15:57:51 -0800 (PST)
I used to pull a 34' Fireball fifth-wheel Camp Trailer a few years ago.  
I used a '69 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup with a 454 & TH400 Auto-trans.  I 
replaced that with a 1 ton mainly to get better brakes.  The drums just 
weren't quite enough to reliably drag 10,000 to a quick stop.  The engine 
was way more than adequate--550hp at the ground.  A stock 454 is still 
good for somewhere in the order of 300hp+.  A big-block Chevy, Ford or 
even one of those new V-10 Dodges would be nice...:^)

Gary Goodlund

On Sat, 3 Feb 1996 wrote:

> My buddy and I are involved in designing a fifth wheel trailer to be used
> as a mobile classroom for new and used heavy equipment mechanics (that's
> new and used mechanics as well as equipment).  We are looking at a 36'
> trailer to be laid out for classroom and some hands on stuff also. Anyone
> out there have any experience with something like this? Are there other
> spots on the net that would be beneficial to check out? We are open to
> suggestions but need to move fairly quickly. Finally, what is it going too
> take to drag this thing across the Pa. state without tying up traffic too
> much?  Bill and I appreciate any comments on this subject. Give me a
> holler!
>                                         Bill

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