Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A mystery to solve...

Sometimes you're walking along the street and you pick up something that catches your eye. A metal nameplate with rivet holes that wore through enough to drop the plate always seems to be too big of a mystery to pass up.

The Fontaine No-Slack was a mystery, but is no longer. You can almost see the numbers, but you can definitely note that the manufacturer of origin is Birmingham, Alabama. These guys make serious work trucks. Think phone company, water utilities, etc. etc.

I'm still trying to figure out what an SL5AWB D254 with a serial number of 119635493 is, but I've forwarded this picture to the customer service folks. Stay tuned, it'll be mind-numbingly exciting, no doubt.

1 comment:

CORY said...

WHAT THAT FONTAIN NO-SLACK ACTUALLY IS-IS A SEMI FIFTH WHEEL THAT THE TRAILER HOOKS TO. JUST THOUGHT YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. I FOUND THIS WHEN I WAS SEARCHING FOR A REPAIR KIT FOR A FONTAIN FIFTH WHEEL.. HAVE A GOOD ONE.