Anyone ever drive a cabover?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Lab work, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Lab work

    Lab work Medium Load Member

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    This driver was in for scheduled maintenance. When they tilted the cab forward all the bottles of urin samples he was storing inside the cab created a mess on the windshield. After completing the services the maintenance manager made arrangements with dispatch. The only loads he was assigned after that were in the vacinity of Laredo, Phoenix, and San Diago.
     
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  3. Colt6920

    Colt6920 Light Load Member

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    Most cabovers are pretty ancient at this point.
    The only ones I see running around seem to be running for Mexican fly by night carriers.
     
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  4. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Were his Mtn Dew samples as old as the truck?
     
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  5. Baty Dispatch

    Baty Dispatch Light Load Member

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    Cabovers are in high demand here in Nevada to haul hay on doubles and triple trailers.
    I drove a cab over back in 1988 Hauling rice across the Mexican border and bringing people back. Yes the last part was a joke.
     
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    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Ive enough cabovering to last a life time.

    I am strictly conventional for a variety of reasons.

    That is not to say I don't appreciate and enjoy a cabover done right. But those days are long over.
     
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  7. Lab work

    Lab work Medium Load Member

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    Did the cabover have air conditioning? I always hear rumors that the engine heat was unbearable.
     
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    Baty Dispatch Light Load Member

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    Yes they have air conditioning and nowadays there so insulated you don't feel any heat. People don't think they still make them but they do. Back in 1988 I drove teens from Indianapolis to LA and I loved it. I would choose a cab over over any truck when driving in the city.
     
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  9. Buckeye 60

    Buckeye 60 Road Train Member

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    no power steeing no a/ c could get pretty hot in there used to sleep on top of the cab on hot nights ...... rides like a tank
     
  10. Final Drive

    Final Drive Road Train Member

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    Your not having fun till you drive one with a worn out shift linkage...
     
  11. DougA

    DougA Road Train Member

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    Hot as hell in the summer,cold and drafty in the winter. Used to wear sneakers driving mine,I'd get out at the end of the day and walk across the parking lot,pebbles would stick to my soles cause they were tacky,it was so dam hot in there.Sleep in a hammock under the trailer. Had a big hot turboed 335 Cummins right under you. Pic is from 1974 with my 1969 COF4070A. The later Transtar II cabovers,they raised the cab up 4" to help with the heat issue.
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