**King Hauler** Am I the only one who likes this?

**King Hauler** Am I the only one who likes this?

Post by SYCOCOWB » Fri, 06 Mar 1998 04:00:00



I just bought a King Hauler from Tower,
is it just me, or is there very little coverage of this item.
Most places don't stock it, and I haven't found a site yet with good pics.
What's the deal?

Any help would be appreciated !!

I just laid out over $800 bucks for the truck with all the Hop-ups & Remote
(not including a trailer yet), and would like to know if I'm the only one crazy

enough to attempt this project.

 
 
 

**King Hauler** Am I the only one who likes this?

Post by Phil G » Fri, 06 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I just bought a King Hauler from Tower,
> is it just me, or is there very little coverage of this item.
> Most places don't stock it, and I haven't found a site yet with good pics.
> What's the deal?

> Any help would be appreciated !!

> I just laid out over $800 bucks for the truck with all the Hop-ups & Remote
> (not including a trailer yet), and would like to know if I'm the only one crazy

> enough to attempt this project.

        No, you're not. You might be one of the few that are crazy enough to
attempt the project AND willing/able to spend that kind of money on ONE
vehicle though...

        Including radio gear I'm into over $1000.00 on "Spot"...

        http://www.geocities.com/~cphilg/rcpage.html

        I've never sat down and added up all I've spent on R/C stuff over the
last 7 years or so (actively in the hobby that long, interested since I
was a pup)... It'd probably make me ill...

        Let's see: Two Futaba Attack Sport 2-ch stick transmitters, a 2PBKA, a
JR MAX4 FM converted to ground freq.,and a 3PJ FM. A Futaba stock ESC,
FOUR Novak 610-RV ESCs, couple of Futaba 2ch AM receivers, a 3ch Futaba
FM receiver, and a 6-ch JR FM rx, a couple of Tekin AM 2ch receivers,
and a whole BUNCH of servos (including a NER-4721) and a couple of
Tower's 1/4 scale on Spot. Motors galore, Litespeeds everywhere, SCRCs
6-cell AND RC2000 8-cell packs, a timer charger, a ProTech peak charger,
and a new BC112C. I have a Marine deep-cycle battery to take wherever
(to save the car batteries)...

        Models: Losi JR-X (graphite) converted to a truck, Graphite RC10L, a
couple of graphite RC10 chassis (one set up for TWO sets of front
steering a la Tyrell), and let's not forget Spot started out as a new
USA-1 kit, with a BUNCH of parts from Tower to make up the rest. Century
Sea maid with a Cobalt 13 turn triple, scratch-built trailer with Losi
shocks. What's left of a Dumas "Windy" becoming a hovercraft...

        At least I already have most of the parts/gear for "Project
Hovercraft", so it'll just cost me my building time...

        Throw in a Tyco Lambo with real radio gear (some of the above) and a
Tyco mini-Typhoon hovertoy, and that's about it (neglecting tools,
Dremel, painting stuff, etc).

        Ooh! I'm getting kinda dizzy!

        Phil.

 
 
 

**King Hauler** Am I the only one who likes this?

Post by JYCM » Fri, 06 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>>I just bought a King Hauler from Tower,

is it just me, or is there very little coverage of this item.
Most places don't stock it, and I haven't found a site yet with good pics
What's the deal?
Any help would be appreciated !!
I just laid out over $800 bucks for the truck with all the Hop-ups & Remote
(not including a trailer yet), and would like to know if I'm the only one crazy
enough to attempt this project.

You not the only one, many of us like to get  one but just can't afford it. I'm
collect Tamiya car so if you need help or pic let me know.
John

 
 
 

**King Hauler** Am I the only one who likes this?

Post by Adam Wes » Fri, 06 Mar 1998 04:00:00


I would say that the line of "big trucks" from Tamiya is more of a specialty
item, and does not sell as well as "mainstream" products like RS4's, TA03's,
Losi buggies, Trinity, etc.  This I would assume both because of the high
price and that there is no racing classes (that I am aware of) for them.  It
does look like a cool truck though, I just looked at my Tamiya R/C guide
book.  Good luck on getting it up and running.

Adam West

Quote:
>I just bought a King Hauler from Tower,
>is it just me, or is there very little coverage of this item.
>Most places don't stock it, and I haven't found a site yet with good pics.
>What's the deal?

 
 
 

**King Hauler** Am I the only one who likes this?

Post by Lee Ca » Fri, 06 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I just bought a King Hauler from Tower,
> is it just me, or is there very little coverage of this item.
> Most places don't stock it, and I haven't found a site yet with good pics.
> What's the deal?

> Any help would be appreciated !!

> I just laid out over $800 bucks for the truck with all the Hop-ups & Remote
> (not including a trailer yet), and would like to know if I'm the only one crazy

> enough to attempt this project.

Well, if you like scale looks, and realistic handling, then the
King Hauler is a cool truck to have.  But for the rest of us,
laying down $800 usually means a top line car/truck with high
end gear that can push it to 40+ miles per hour.

But it's all personal preference...

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**King Hauler** Am I the only one who likes this?

Post by Mat » Sat, 07 Mar 1998 04:00:00


The price for the cab unit seems reasonable for what you get, but the
price for the tanker or the box is unreal since ther's no motor or
driveline but that's Tamiya screwin' ya since nobody would want and
unfinished rig.

Quote:

>I just bought a King Hauler from Tower,
>is it just me, or is there very little coverage of this item.
>Most places don't stock it, and I haven't found a site yet with good pics.
>What's the deal?

>Any help would be appreciated !!

>I just laid out over $800 bucks for the truck with all the Hop-ups & Remote
>(not including a trailer yet), and would like to know if I'm the only one crazy

>enough to attempt this project.

  Matt

  Eagles may soar, but Turkeys don't get sucked into jet engines.

 
 
 

**King Hauler** Am I the only one who likes this?

Post by Kenneth Oakma » Sat, 07 Mar 1998 04:00:00


        I had a king hauler, but although the scale appearance was nice,
I did not like the gearing. Even with a good speed controller it was too
fasts in first gear, and slow speed movement never got to the point I was
happy with. For out side operation or in a big ares it was fine, but
maneuvvering around coffee tables and tight areas it was too tuchy for me.

        As for the cost, dont feel bad. I have been collecting  a fleet
of r/c vehiclse for 20 years. I now have 2 german made semis (Wedico).
One I have had for about 7 years and hundreds of hours operation.

        While their scale appearance may not be as good as Tamiyas, they
are all metal, anda super smooth 3 speed *** lets you crawl the units
around as extremely slow speeds. My first unid is a conventional that now
has a tow truck back on it. I can controll the boom extension and cable
release from the transmitter.

        As for cost, well they make the Tamiya look reasonably priced. I
am not saying there is anything wrong with the King Hauler, I just prefer
the operation and solid steel construcion of the Wedico units. I am now
building a cab over on a short chassit to haul the trailers around.

        some of my rc stuff is shown on my home page,  
http://www.FoundCollection.com/;My two tugboatsand my
new Wedico Cab over are not on there yet. I have had lots of tamiya stuff
since they imorted into this country, and they are fun. But  for realy
heavy uses if you can scrape the dollars together, there are some
amazingthings  out there.

        Next is a 1/4 scale stadium truck

        Have Fun
        Ken


Quote:


>> I just bought a King Hauler from Tower,
>> is it just me, or is there very little coverage of this item.
>> Most places don't stock it, and I haven't found a site yet with good pics.
>> What's the deal?

>> Any help would be appreciated !!

>> I just laid out over $800 bucks for the truck with all the Hop-ups & Remote
>> (not including a trailer yet), and would like to know if I'm the only one crazy

>> enough to attempt this project.

>    No, you're not. You might be one of the few that are crazy enough to
>attempt the project AND willing/able to spend that kind of money on ONE
>vehicle though...

>    Including radio gear I'm into over $1000.00 on "Spot"...

>    http://www.FoundCollection.com/~cphilg/rcpage.html

>    I've never sat down and added up all I've spent on R/C stuff over the
>last 7 years or so (actively in the hobby that long, interested since I
>was a pup)... It'd probably make me ill...

>    Let's see: Two Futaba Attack Sport 2-ch stick transmitters, a 2PBKA, a
>JR MAX4 FM converted to ground freq.,and a 3PJ FM. A Futaba stock ESC,
>FOUR Novak 610-RV ESCs, couple of Futaba 2ch AM receivers, a 3ch Futaba
>FM receiver, and a 6-ch JR FM rx, a couple of Tekin AM 2ch receivers,
>and a whole BUNCH of servos (including a NER-4721) and a couple of
>Tower's 1/4 scale on Spot. Motors galore, Litespeeds everywhere, SCRCs
>6-cell AND RC2000 8-cell packs, a timer charger, a ProTech peak charger,
>and a new BC112C. I have a Marine deep-cycle battery to take wherever
>(to save the car batteries)...

>    Models: Losi JR-X (graphite) converted to a truck, Graphite RC10L, a
>couple of graphite RC10 chassis (one set up for TWO sets of front
>steering a la Tyrell), and let's not forget Spot started out as a new
>USA-1 kit, with a BUNCH of parts from Tower to make up the rest. Century
>Sea maid with a Cobalt 13 turn triple, scratch-built trailer with Losi
>shocks. What's left of a Dumas "Windy" becoming a hovercraft...

>    At least I already have most of the parts/gear for "Project
>Hovercraft", so it'll just cost me my building time...

>    Throw in a Tyco Lambo with real radio gear (some of the above) and a
>Tyco mini-Typhoon hovertoy, and that's about it (neglecting tools,
>Dremel, painting stuff, etc).

>    Ooh! I'm getting kinda dizzy!

>    Phil.

 
 
 

**King Hauler** Am I the only one who likes this?

Post by BRDMB » Sun, 08 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Tommy..I think you made a good choice on with the King Hauler.
  I have one myself and this is what I have added to it.
I have the Truck (56301). The box trailer (56302) The truck light kit(56501)
and the trailer light kit (56502) and last but not least, the motorized support
legs (56505). I use a Futaba 4 channel radio with 3 servos right now but i'm
going to add a 4th servo,a Novak 610-HRV ESC. I have done a few custom things
to it like made a mahogany wood floor in the trailer,wrapped all the wires for
the lights with 1/8in strips of electrical tape except for where you can see I
added small steel braded line over the wires there. I'm trying to find someone
to make aluminum wheel for it now and thinking of getting the FORD AeroMax body
 for it also.
 I have alot of ideas for the truck but just haven't done them yet.
If anyone need any help with this truck let me know and I will try to help you
any way I can.
 Thanks......Eddie   aka Birdman.

 
 
 

**King Hauler** Am I the only one who likes this?

Post by Alvin Ya » Fri, 13 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Hi Tommy!
        Just read this article you wrote.
        You're not the only one who loves this class of hobby. In fact, there're
lot of people out there hope to get it for X'mas present.
        The only problem is that this is a extremely expensive class of RC.

        I'll be joining you soon!

                        Alvin



Quote:
> I just bought a King Hauler from Tower,
> is it just me, or is there very little coverage of this item.
> Most places don't stock it, and I haven't found a site yet with good
pics.
> What's the deal?

> Any help would be appreciated !!

> I just laid out over $800 bucks for the truck with all the Hop-ups &
Remote
> (not including a trailer yet), and would like to know if I'm the only one
crazy

> enough to attempt this project.