Rig of the Month: Flying A Motorsports 2001 United Toterhome

As the official trailer/motorcoach dealer of Dragzine, Flying A Motorsports’ extensive lineup of new and used motorhomes, toterhomes, race car trailers, stacker trailers, car haulers, and cargo trailers will be highlighted here in a monthly feature known as the Rig of the Month.

With the racing season in full swing, Flying A Motorsports is featuring this toterhome for a racer looking for a great deal on a Sterling chassis with a United Specialties conversion. “This truck has very few miles on the odometer,” Flying A’s Alan Cape says. “It only has 83,000 miles on the truck, which is super-low mileage for a 2001 model.”

This rig features a 17-foot toter conversion from United Specialties. The photo series shows the excellent shape of the interior.

“Flying A Motorsports performs a reasonable top-to-bottom inspection of all used trailers and haulers. This rig is right on line with its low usage and will make someone a good starter truck for our asking price.” – Alan Cape

A 3126 CAT engine powers the Sterling truck. Alan does tell us that this is a 275 horsepower model. “Caterpillar engines have been around for a very long time. These engines are used in everything from fire trucks to dump trucks to big boats. You name it; these engines see use worldwide. They are not a big power diesel, but they are efficient. It will get your race operation to the track, just not at 80 to 90 mph.”

We asked Alan about the sleeping arrangements. "It will sleep four to five comfortably between the overhead bunk, a jackknife couch, plus the dinette breaks down into a little sleeper," Cape adds. "The interior is well laid out for a tight toterhome. There is a single bowl sink, LP-gas Dometic RV-style refrigerator and Freezer, LP water heater, LP furnace, and air conditioning unit."

The CAT power plant is mated to an autoshift transmission. For those not fully versed in truck trans terminology, an autoshift differs from an actual automatic trans. It is a computer controlled manual transmission which operates all up and downshifting, while you still use a clutch for stopping and starting. It is a proven transmission used on countless working trucks across the U.S. and abroad.

A Sony Xplod AM / FM / CD Player is connected to a DHS surround sound system. There is also a Quasar television and VHS player for those rainy days at the ‘strip.

The living quarters exit to the toterhome bed where a ball-hitch style coupler is ready to hook up to your trailer. Make sure to view all of the images right here or in the living quarters. It is easy to observe the well-kept condition of this toter visually.

A full bathroom with shower makes up the remaining amenities. Though not equipped with a stove cooktop, it does have the always handy built-in microwave.

When you visit the Flying A Motorsports website, you will find very user-friendly listings where you can review NADA trade-in values for any equipment you have plus click on a payment calculator link to learn about competitive financing for an individual hauler or trailer you are specifically looking to purchase. If you like what you see for a friend, you can easily share the page to their e-mail or share on social media.

Toterhome specs:
2001 United Expressline Toterhome
83,000 miles
Sterling chassis
3126 Caterpillar engine
Autoshift transmission
Power-Tech Generator  with 3081 hours
Overhead bunk
Break down dinette
Jackknife couch
Microwave
Single bowl sink
LP Dometic RV style refrigerator and freezer
LP water Heater
Coleman – Mach air conditioning unit
LP furnace
Full bath with shower and sink
Quasar tube TV / VHS Player in living area
DHS surround sound
Sony Xplod AM / FM / CD player
CB radio

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Todd Silvey

Todd has been a hardcore drag racing journalist since 1987. He is constantly on both sides of the guardwall from racing photography and editorship to drag racing cars of every shape and class.
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