Doubles? What do you mean when he uses this term. Also, I am curious as to why you have purchased and sold so many of the units? Thanks, Mike
The Eyerly Mounted Rock O Plane is about 26' long. You can legally pull up to two 28' pup trailers in all states. Our route encompasses 6,000 miles, Arizona to Wyoming to Central Nebraska back to Arizona through Eastern Colorado, the panhandle of Texas, New Mexico - it's a long season. Each load (with the current fuel prices) is about 28 - 32k per year to transport (insurance, fuel, drivers and maintenance, etc.) I didn't have a lot of money when I started the show in 1988 and had to practically start over again in 1999 due to an Insurance Company out of West Sacramento that didn't cover a vehicle claim. I know, TMI but I traded up for better equipment. I've owned two Zippers over the past several years and they are maintenance whores. The Rock O Plane doesn't quite gross as much as the Zipper but the net is certainly better. The smaller fairs and festivals that I play are just as happy with a nice Rock as they would be with a nice Zipper. You can't double up a Zipper though.
We can and do pull "Rocky Mountain" doubles out here and that is where the first trailer can be up to 40' and the pup is 28' - overall load isnt' supposed to be more than 75'. LOL I've got some alligator loads though. 90' and 97'!