Gumtree, what’s your professional opinion on something like this, converted into a “horse box”: http://www.truckpaper.com/listings/trucks/for-sale/7192277/2005-freightliner-business-class-m2-106
Consider this a “generic” suggestion, meaning it’s not Freightliner specific nor necessarily specific for horsepower, transmission, etc. There also appear to be a number of different “sleeper” arrangements that can be had.
The prices are not all that unreasonable and it certainly gives horse and human a LOT of room and some decent amenities. I’ve seen examples from time to time of this type of vehicle equipped with selective AWD (pretty limited in use, with a max. mph of about 20 and a penalty of about 1 mpg).
Maybe put a well preserved Imperator body on this?
I definitely have a lot of opinions most would not be professional in scope.
Looks like a LOT of truck for the money. Especially because I have been pricing used Pick-ups of around the same vintage and it is ridiculous how expensive they are for being 10+ years old.Some well equipped ones are around the same price.
Don’t know much about trucks of this kind but if I was doing a lot shipping I certainly would take a close look at this rig. Would make for very comfy travels that’s for sure. Horses and owners. I have several friends that make a living trucking I would have them take a look at the add and ask if it is as good a value as it appears to be.
I’ve seen seen 4 horse H-H and 6 horse bodies for sale at what seem like very reasonable prices. I am told they are very easy to bolt on and not expensive to have done.