What’s the future of direct drive Truckmounts?

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looks like those gorilla trucks but bigger - like maybe a 550.

that is sweet. A set up like that dialed in has to be amazing for efficiency. Must be great pulling up with water and waste onboard and all the power and tools you need with easy access.
 

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Seen this today, can't verify that it is rock solid though.

Good find Jim. Seems to me everyone left the standard van market so fast that it might have created a vacuum for the only remaining standard Chevy. With brisk sales why stop? Maybe why so many dates are floated. This will also give direct drive manufacturers more time to come up with some ideas. Though I admit I am a slide in proponent.
 
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I agree, after having used Hydramaster 4.8CDS, Sapphire 1200 Pro SE direct drives, I'm much more partial to the slide ins.

Not that they are bad machines, but I just cant imagine it's good for the van itself being on all the time.

Yes a slide in takes up more space, but its not a huge amount more.

I also feel like I've had more power out of my slide ins and more heat in most cases.
 
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I believe its around 10,000 on my 1 ton transit. We pulled a 20ft enclosed dovetailed trailer loaded out from sw missour to nashville and it never hiccuped once even thru the mountains, and ive got an 870 in that van. Averaged 12 mpg on that trip
 
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A 6.7 powerstroke in one would be an insane option though :LOL:
I miss the old 7.3l from 90's.

In went a bought this thing 6x12 10k dump
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Its overweight for my 350 with 5.4. But v10 option has a 10k trailer capacity. I can pull it if i keep the weight down for now. Just i will be seeking out a new truck in the future. And want the ability to pull it loaded down.
 

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I miss the old 7.3l from 90's.

In went a bought this thing 6x12 10k dump View attachment 89239
Its overweight for my 350 with 5.4. But v10 option has a 10k trailer capacity. I can pull it if i keep the weight down for now. Just i will be seeking out a new truck in the future. And want the ability to pull it loaded down.
Combined weight i think on my van is 13k. Van weighs 6500 to 7000. With a 6300 tow capacity. Trailer empty is 3000.