Advice me on what truck to buy

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by V D TRUCKING, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Buy an old cabover way more acces to drivetrain. See the pic in my avatar it's for sale for $19k in the truckpaper. Series 60 11.1 with 600,000 miles I think. Owner operater took good care of it. I would drive an old taken care of truck coast to coast before a brand new truck. And autos suck Everytime I back up to dock I get overheat warnings just going easy as possible.
     
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  2. kranky1

    kranky1 Light Load Member

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    I’ll take 6 right away, maybe even a dozen if they come with cheap drivers. smfh. Some of this is just beyond funny.
     
  3. starmac

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    A few years back my wifes uncle sold out in NM and bought a big farm in Az. He needed 6 new double wides in a hurry, when he told the salesman that he wanted a good price and he would take 6, the salesman told him the more he bought, the cheaper they would be. His son, said, good deal, just keep bringing them till they are free. lol
     
  4. Ridlingdj

    Ridlingdj Medium Load Member

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    Where can I see more into on this truck I dont see anything on your page
     
  5. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Truckpaper.com cabovers.
     
  6. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    It must have sold. It was a good deal.
     
  7. Ridgeline

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    You newbies wanting to relive the good old days and buying a raggity cab over, just tooo toooooo funny.

    Many of these guys cry about their power windows not working or the a/c isn't cold enough are in for a real surprise when they realize what life was like when these trucks were new.
     
  8. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    I'll give you a hint. Be a company driver. @Ridgeline gave you the best advice. Don't buy another truck. It dont sound like you have enough capital. Many people want to buy old trucks for some reason, especially those who mechanically savvy. I'll say it again. Drive for a company. It's no shame in it.
     
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  9. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    The 30,000 mile Cascadia I drive has AC that is sketchy to say the least. And does not know when to auto shift.
     
  10. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    A lot of young drivers just try to regurgitate what they hear at the truck stop. So many people say the following things when they start driving:

    1. "I am gonna get my year experience, then find something local."

    2. "I want an older pre-emission truck."
    (Mind you, chances are they have never driven one....they just want to look like a trucker)

    3. "I have too much trouble on mountains. I need a stick shift."
    (Personally, I dont see what difference it makes what tranny you use in grades. The weight your load will pretty much determine speed going up, and common sense and level of training will determine speed going down).
    4. "The industry is too regulated."
    (Comes from the guys driving for a mega. Majority haven't been driving long enough to know.all the regs).
     
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