2014 Cascadia Inframe or new truck?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by cernim, May 29, 2022.

  1. cernim

    cernim Bobtail Member

    Apr 15, 2019
    Woodstock, ON, Canada
    Got 2014 Cascadia with little over 2,000,000 kms (1,250,000miles)
    Thinking about doing inframe
    Looking at about $25k Canadian

    Last week got a bent valve

    I maintained the truck very well otherwise

    Good idea? Or look for newer truck with less miles?

    how many kms can I expect to get after inframe?
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  3. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Corn field
    If you like driving the truck and it’s not rusted to oblivion, do the inframe.

    I’m not a fan of the emission systems in those years but if it dosent bother you after 2m km then just rebuild it. It will be better than some other random truck you buy off the street. Some might even say better than a brand new truck (if you can find one).
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  4. Keepforgettingmypassword

    Keepforgettingmypassword Light Load Member

    Jan 11, 2022
  5. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

    Sep 16, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    You couldn’t sell me a new truck if you were holding a gun on me. My trucks are between 19 and 33yrs old and they cost me less to run than some new ones I know of. There’s a ‘19 up the road that hasn’t got 250k on it yet and already had as many engines in it as my ‘89. How are you supposed to make any money operating like that?
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  6. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    It’s not worth much as is. While it all depends on how much you like the Truck, and the condition of the Truck. Whether or not you want a different Truck. Economically it’s probably better to do the inframe. Run it at least 18-24 months to justify the cost. Then decide whether to keep it, or upgrade. Overall operating costs in mind. The Trucks probably going to need other repairs. Once the engines rebuilt, it should go at least another 800k, or more. The other things are more of an aggravation than a major cost. Just part of running any Truck. Eventually any part that moves wears out.
  7. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

    Sep 16, 2016
    Aa others have said it depends on if you like your rig or not. The truck itself is basically worthless. So that 25k you put in is just going to go up in smoke as far as the value is concerned. In my opinion though if you like the truck, its made you money, and you know its quirks then do the inframe.

    Sure you could get a lower mile used truck. You could even get new. But you have no idea what your getting. Not to toot my own horn yet again but look at my pete. It passed all its inspections with flying colors and was signed off on by 3 diffrent shops as being road ready. Ody said 320k or something like that. A year later i now know its ody was tampered with and had exactly 200k more miles on it. Its had a littinty of issues on #### near anything you can think of and nearly broke me.

    New trucks on the other hand are with the parts shortages being assembled out of the parts they would normally reject or even missing peices just to get the #### things out the door and are turning out to be even less reliable then their used counterparts and spending weeks or months waiting for parts and bankrupting many unlucky owners.

    Does that mean every new or used truck is a dud? No not at all. But if you got something that works and you know all the issues of. then id hang onto it.
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  8. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Heavy Load Member

    Mar 18, 2021
    St Malo mb
    If it’s a DD15 most rebuilds don’t last . Shop that does the rebuild needs to be clean like a hospital. Tolerances are so tight that any speck of dirt seems to make them not last after rebuild . Boss no longer gets them rebuilt at 40 k plus he buys a used one instead now . Or parks truck and uses it for parts . A couple of trucks went from 14.8 L to 12.7L if you know what I mean.
  9. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

    Jun 4, 2015

    Thing is, many things that DON"T move wear out, too. Wring goes to crap. ECM's. Air Conditioning (Lordy, did I spend some money keeping the AC running on the old Cornbinder). ABS modules, yeah, those are fun! Leaks! Leaks are good for some excellent aggravation.

    The "rebuild it and it will be good for another 800K" is only true if

    A) the dang thing doesn't drop a liner and needs torn apart again and
    B) everything else is also new.
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  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    They are saying $28K ( U.S. ) at Freightliner for a DD15 with a 250K mile warranty.
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  11. dunchues

    dunchues Medium Load Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    new brunswick
    Friend of mine in the exact same position had a dealer inframe 6 weeks ago. Cost 35k Canadian with a years warranty and so far he's happy. He's had the truck from New and has always maintained it well so it's difficult to see a downside really.
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