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Robert Street

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  1. Yes concur but another interesting item was the last vehicle I titled and tagged down there was interesting. the vehicle inspection was preformed by the lady at the counter! Also to get title/tags the whole transaction had to be in cash. I sure didn’t feel comfortable walking back in there after maxing out 3 ATM’s with my briefcase but I saw others with brown paper bags. Robert
  2. I certainly enjoyed the Stones in Greensboro NC. 1965 I think Robert
  3. What about ability to do car detailing work without a couple 500W quartz lights. Any thoughts if still need them Robert
  4. I’d almost bet you in Maryland you would see a stop and that might be why I’ve never seen such a sight. Now we have areas where electronic surveillance is done on trucks and trailers whereby you need to be in the right lane to be observed. I hear allot of stopping is done up the road from these areas. Landscaping trailers seem hardest hit because of their many Maryland infractions Robert
  5. Absolutely Maryland does enforce and I don’t remember hooks up or hooks down. We used to have to get a medical card to pull trailers but that was dropped several years ago. To be honest the question of hooks up or hooks down is in the FMCSA book. Robert
  6. I agree with Truly Vintage as I live in Maryland and been stopped by Maryland DOT and the inspector recorded weight ratings of each tire to ensure that they exceeded the GCVW plate in the trailer. They did but he got me on the orientation of the safety chains hooks attached to the truck Robert I’ve since learned that is an easy stop and fine in Maryland
  7. Before I retired our county was hit with a ransom attack to the main server. Naturally my first response was to the IT’s what the F has happened and turn our systems back on. 2nd response was what the F is a bitcoin! luckily our staff didn’t really have good faith in the IT’s and we actually took our backup tapes that they independently created each evening off site. We were able to reload our systems after unplugging from main server and had to manually re-enter two days of work. Robert
  8. Those members that know my vehicles and know which I show know my top 10 or so are as I say. Anything with two fours, four speed and solid lifters. But to add some that don’t fit in the first grouping 1966-1968 427 single Four bbl HP Corvettes especially the L88 versions 67&68. 427 Yenko and Motion or COPO vehicles any of the solid lifter Chevelles I guess that is enough Robert
  9. I show two 409’s at select national AACA events. Lots of fun comments are received on these two. Yes they both are real SS cars!
  10. do you know who that car was delivered to? Robert
  11. I have an opposite experience. I have a 61 vehicle that has 4 original wheels to the car and a 5th wheel built a few years later but still with the correct nubs. Had many coats of paint and took them to get cleaned up and now have only two wheels that the Kelsey Hayes codes can be determined.🥵 Robert
  12. i have also had to start carrying the federal motor carrier book mainly because in Maryland the Maryland motor carrier book doesn’t exempt private car trailers and I have been given the hard stuff several times but always finally released. The Maryland book clearly indicates that Maryland has adopted the federal exemption section which clearly exempts our car carrier trailers. The friend I was referring to above had two problems. 1. He like all of us are legally required to stop at Maryland scales. Read the scale signs closely as it says All vehicles over 5T must stop at scale. No mention of commercial or trucks only. I hear Pennsylvania is close to copying that and when I tow west I believe it’s Illinois I’ve seen that wording but their pounds is 26,000 GCVW. I’m 25,000 GCVW so ok there! The other problem he had was he was observed running a scale and when stopped they learned his class A pusher was registered in his business but the trailer was in his private name/address. His GCVW was way over 26,000 so was in CDL requirement. For Delaware tax reasons he was better obtaining his CDL. The local state highway scales really give me a fit but when clear of them and over on I-95 or I-70 I am green lighted 99% of time as those scale guys know their exemptions. I and others have met with Maryland legislators about the book not including our private under 10,000 GVW car trailer exemption but to no avail. Robert
  13. I’ve seen those RV’s and boat or car trailer combos and shake my head! A couple years ago a friend was in his Class A pusher and towing a 28 car trailer and Maryland DOT nailed him for 1,600 in fines plus he had to obtain a class A CDL before he was legal in Maryland roads. He is a Delaware resident and tagged Delaware and had been pulling through Maryland for years but never been stopped by Maryland DOT previously. I like my one ton SRW diesel for same reasons as you do. Parking being primary. But payload is reduced a bunch with SRW so nothing trailered over 9,999 GVW Robert
  14. I’m down in DelRay now and I’d love to have a triple but..... it would easily fit in the car cottage but Maryland would lock me and my one ton up! Robert
  15. Ed yours looks like a one ton dually. I was thinking I was reading about a 3/4 SRW. I couldn’t even think about towing your trailer with my one ton! Plus Maryland DOT would probably run me down and deadline me as payload numbers and GCVW and license are way over my one ton placard. Robert
  16. Just a curious observation but isn’t that truck overwhelmed with a 31 fifth wheel? Just asking Robert
  17. Thanks John. We are in south Florida for the holidays but the unlimited energy of the grandkids are amazing! No car down here but I’ve found a temporary storage place in DelRay Beach that can temporarily store my trailer as he loves cars. Now after that find no winter National show event down here. Robert
  18. Seriously I wouldn’t tow anything but my trash trailer behind a Range Rover Robert
  19. Why not buy an aluminum ATC and only worry if the model you are buying has reinforced wheel wells if it has lift up sides? Robert
  20. Correct John but to go one more there are no records of that initial run of motors factory installed in any vehicle. There is good information as to who in NASCAR received the motors but sadly back up parts initially became a problem but.... damn if they didn’t tear up Daytona that year! Robert
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