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Author Topic: Largest vehicle you've operated?  (Read 1297 times)

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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2019, 06:31:22 PM »



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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2019, 10:23:14 PM »

I'm not winning any contest for the largest, since I never drove doubles or triples.

Second-largest was a 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V.  I test-drove it and considered buying it, but single-digit MPG was a deal-breaker.  It probably would have needed heavy investment in repairs, anyway.
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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2019, 11:16:59 PM »

26-foot box truck from Penske.

Me too, drove one 450 miles from Nashville to Columbia, loaded with most of my worldly possessions, and through a snowstorm along I-40 through Haywood Co., NC.  When I got through that and pulled off at a rest area on the other side of Asheville, I literally kissed the ground!
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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2019, 02:56:07 PM »

When I was exhibiting audio goods (speakers, amplifiers, etc.) at CES in Las Vegas (from '98 to '03), I normally rented an extended van which was sufficient to move the equipment for our display room.  In 2000, the agency was out of vans, so I had to rent a 26' bobtail (box truck) w/"tommylift" gate (some of the speakers were around 150 pounds each).  Diesel, of course; getting it up the hill NE of Baker (CA) on I-15 was harrowing to say the least (and very slow! -- as was the return trip over Mountain Pass).  But the worst thing about it was its utter lack of maneuverability, particularly in the loading area of the hotel where our display room was located.  I also took out a taillight of a car in a local Safeway parking lot where I was picking up snacks -- nothing like an extra $300 to add to the normal and not insubstantial cost of displaying at the show!  Fortunately, for the ensuing three shows before I stopped doing them I was able to return to the usual large vans.  If I were ever to drive a bobtail again, the circumstances would have to have given me absolutely no choice in the matter; that's something I'll continue to avoid!
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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2019, 06:32:36 PM »

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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2019, 04:47:09 PM »

For a couple of years in the 1970s, I drove a bean picker for Green Giant. I don't have the specs of the machine but it was huge.

From 1989 to 2009 I drove a 70' 18 wheeler. I rode thru 48 states.
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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2019, 04:42:20 PM »

For a couple of years in the 1970s, I drove a bean picker for Green Giant. I don't have the specs of the machine but it was huge.

From 1989 to 2009 I drove a 70' 18 wheeler. I rode thru 48 states.

Bean harvesters are the worst vehicle to encounter head-on while driving a narrow country lane..
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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2019, 11:01:28 AM »

On road, the largest Ryder truck they'll rent to the average person.

Off road, my uncle's corn harvester, similar to this one:


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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2019, 04:11:17 PM »

A Chevy traverse. Thats it. Lol
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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2020, 09:33:46 AM »

After helping my cousin move last weekend, mine is now a 26 foot F650 U Haul
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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2020, 12:36:44 AM »

A Ford F-350 with a dump attachment instead of the box. Mostly city driven but had to make some highway runs from SE Edmonton to the city dump.
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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2020, 01:14:19 AM »

1975 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine. I saw it being sold near me, and I asked about it. The owner tried to sell it to me, so I thought I'd try it own. My idea was (if I had actually bought it) to rent it out to movies and/or high school proms where I'd close the windows so the kids could fool around in the back. I couldn't handle it, and the owner saw that and we mutually agreed not to make a deal.


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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2020, 04:09:18 PM »

A Home Depot rental truck (with a Ford Transit van body). It was actually quite easy to handle despite my initial reservations about driving something so large.

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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2020, 05:43:29 PM »

A Home Depot rental truck (with a Ford Transit van body). It was actually quite easy to handle despite my initial reservations about driving something so large.
Somehow, I think I'd have an easier time with that than the '75 Cadillac Limo.

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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2020, 02:17:36 PM »

The large van of my dad's business.
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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2020, 04:00:12 PM »

Volkswagen Atlas because I just started to drive and that's my dad's car haha.
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Re: Largest vehicle you've operated?
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2020, 05:07:02 PM »

For me, it would be the contractor's Ford F-150 Supercab (only driving it a few blocks on-site). I was not a fan of trying to park it :-D. I much prefer my smaller GTI.
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