This is “Martha” our work horse of a trailer. Martha is a RapidHook Transportation Mach II Trailer designed and built by my husband, Joe Bockenstette. There are eight of the RapidHook Transportation Mach II Trailers running the interstate system in the United States. The first one was built in 2001 and is still in use today.
Our “chase” vehicle is fully mounted atop the trailer while we are in delivery mode. Transporting four Class 8 trucks at a time. I have a Boom that is stored on the back of the trailer, as seen in the photo above. It is sticking out the back of the trailer and hangs over the deck plate of the rear truck. The Boom is fully hydraulic and was designed and built for me by my husband.
When we reach the delivery point the pickup comes down from the trailer and is then attached via a hydraulic tongue on the front of the trailer to a ball hitch on the back of the pickup. Once the trailer is fully on the ground and disconnected from the back of the towed truck we travel to our next destination and start the hook up process all over again.
You can read about our adventures as we travel the highways in used, and sometime badly worn, trucks. We will have fairly uneventful days with landscape vistas that show the stunning beauty of this country. We will have days when “Murphy” of Murphy’s Law is bored and decides to hitch a ride with us. Those days are fraught with one trial after another and you can be sure that I will be reporting to you in Full Drama Queen Mode. When Murphy travels with us I become the Drama Queen on center stage where you will have front row seats.