Anyone ever drive a cabover?

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  1. Buckeye 60

    Buckeye 60 Road Train Member

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    veNT windows that actually open ..
     
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  3. Lab work

    Lab work Medium Load Member

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    Did the vent windows help? From what I can see everyone says the same thing. Just looking at the way it is designed. The trailer weight will hold the back but the front has got to be pretty rough. Also looks like all the heat from the engine will go right in the cab. I wonder if any ever had power steering.
     
  4. bzinger

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    Sold my last cab over in 1991 ( k100e areodyne cat power ) just before the bottem fell out and ya couldn't give one away after that .
    Love looking at em but wouldn't wanna drive one again .
     
  5. Lab work

    Lab work Medium Load Member

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    They look cool. I had no idea they are such a challenge to drive until reading all the replies on here.
     
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  6. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    After the bottem fell out on cabovers a dealer down south had a really nice KLLM cab over Freightliner for dirt cheap .
    Caption read : only been here 2 years no rush .
     
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  7. DougA

    DougA Road Train Member

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    The Road Commode (White Road Commander) was a premium truck,compared to its predecessor,the Japanese Freightliner aka 7400 White. When they broke down,you had to get half a dozen guys to help you with the manual tilt cab,no hydraulics and failed assist springs. Had to have the sloppiest gear shift design ever. You just never really knew what gear you were in,till you let the clutch out. And it's suspension,anyone remember the White Velvet Ride,lol. That's a misnomer if there ever was one.

    One other thing about cabovers,all ways in the back of your mind.If something or someone screws up,you are definitely the first one at the scene of the accident. Seen lots of horrible wrecks in my time.
     
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  8. nonsense007

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    Yes I just bought a cabover a couple days ago, time to fix it up. Drove 2000 miles in 3 days, not bad, just no radio, no gps, and no cell phone, and no ac. But I survived. :biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514:
     
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  9. nonsense007

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    currently on vacation, was a good drive in the cabover from Washington State to home. :biggrin_2551::biggrin_2551:
     
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  10. nonsense007

    nonsense007 Light Load Member

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    Still trying to decide if I sell my pete, or keep it as a spare truck.
     
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  11. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Had an 11 liter heater in the winter. Your feet still got cold.
    Set the maxi, and hop out, couldn’t get back in fast enough. It may have been 83 in the cab, but outside it was only 33.

    So much noise, you had the radio blasting to be able to hear it. You pull in some place and park. When you got back in and turned the key on, the radio about knocked you out of the seat.
     
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