A Truck is only a tool

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  1. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I’ve heard that said many times on this forum. I choose to take a little more pride in my truck than that. Washed, waxed, and polished. Ready for the week ahead.

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  3. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    I agree !
    I can't deal with a dirty truck .
     
  4. Cattleman84

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    Boy I bet that long machine rides like a Cadillac!!... What's the cam lock nipple got to???
     
  5. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    It’s only 265” wheelbase, but being a 579 it looks longer than it is. It originally had a lift axle on it. The cam lock is for my blower. It’s mounted up between my fuel tanks.
     
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  6. Roberts450

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    So jealous. I HATE MY TRUCK RIGHT NOW. Its dirty, covered in bugs, dull aluminum. You name it. But we are so short handed right now its 65-70hrs on in 5-6 days 34-36hrs off then back to the grind. Hardly enough time on my off time to get laundry and a little food prep done before leaving the barn again. Gonna have to take a couple weeks off soon and get her professionally shined up then I'll at least have a fighting chance of keeping up with it.
     
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  7. QuietStorm

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    I love washing my truck and having it all clean, smooth and shiny like my dream girl's... You know.

    Only to have it rain a few hours later and drive around in some mud so it looks like my ex's.. you know, instead.

    Actually, it's been an irritating day for me.
     
  8. BigBob410

    BigBob410 Road Train Member

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    Nice ride!! A set of $400 Snap On wrenches are "just tools" also...but I be ###### if I'd ever put away one of my wrenches without wiping them down!! I think they're just lazy!! IMG_20180922_184648197.jpg I rub on my working girl and I don't even own her.
     
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  9. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    We’re short handed too, but I took last week off just to get out of the truck. Luckily I only have 6 wheels to polish so I can hit them every now and again while I’m unloading. I don’t know what I’d do if I had to keep up with steps and tanks or a bumper.
     
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    I find that if I do it myself and it rains I don’t get as upset as I do when I swing in and pay $100 or more for a wash and it rains the next day.
     
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  11. QuietStorm

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    I paid, so yeah.
     
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