Crete Carrier - A Year In Review - Fall 2013 Going Forward

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  1. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    Sounds similar to my last few weeks. Started out with a couple of nice long ones, then about 10 days of one-day loads. I was exhausted by the time I got home. Back at it early Sunday morning.
     
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  3. volvo244t

    volvo244t Road Train Member

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    So, if any of you guys end up in a new Cascadia and have a radio that's bigger than a Cobra 29...

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    3M Dual-Lock. Same stuff that holds EZPass tags on. There's enough of it there to hold a good 35lbs... it's bloody solid, and I'm happy.
     
  4. Voyager1968

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    Great idea, but...looking online, that stuff is crazy expensive, and I couldn't find it on Walmart's, or even Home Depot's, website. Where can you get it, and can you buy it in less than the bulk packaging that costs upwards of $100 (or more)???
     
  5. bowlwinkle

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    I bought it at Menards. pre cut 1x 3 pieces. can't remember for sure what it cost, I think it was$4-5 range
     
  6. BuckeyeCowboy63

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    Got my truck friday. Im in a 2010 Freightliner with a DD15 378k miles but boy does she run. Climbed Monteagle yesterday pulling 42k and was in 8th all way up. Could of went to 9th in some parts but would have just had to shift again. I love thia truck
     
  7. volvo244t

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    Walmart and Offce Depot have it in packages of four 1x3" strips, at Walmart they will be back by the paint where all the industrial/painter's/mounting tapes are. 2.88 per pack at Walmart, can't remember the price at Office Depot. The packages look like this: http://www.essentialhardware.com/product_detail.php?pid=201362&gclid=CPWv8NaP7LoCFVFk7Aody00AnQ
     
  8. Voyager1968

    Voyager1968 Road Train Member

    Thanks guys. I have a General Lee that, as you all know, doesn't always fit in the space provided in these newer trucks. I don't want to be drilling into dashboards, so the product is a great alternative!
     
  9. stungjoe

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    Are they still getting in Cascadias? Any word on the new Prostar w/ Cummins engine?
     
  10. volvo244t

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    I talked to someone recently who said we are not getting any more ProStars in, period.
     
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  11. Olympian

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    All I see is people mainly getting new Freightliners. However, I've also seen a couple of other drivers get almost new Prostars, but with the Maxforce engine. I drove a 2013 Prostar with a Maxforce engine in it at the previous company I was with for almost a year before hopping over to Crete, and never had any problems.

    I have an old Prostar with an old Cummins engine. It currently has over 420,000 miles on it and drinks a gallon of oil every 6 or 7 days, which the shop says is normal somehow. The bunk heater has still never worked since I got this truck, even though I put it in the shop specifically for that about a month ago. Last week I got a message from the Wilmer team because my idle percentage had climbed back up to 16.7 percent, but that's because I idle the truck in the morning to warm up. Oh well. Anyway, I'd love a new Prostar with any kind of engine, as I hate freightliners. In fact, if all they have is Freightliners when it is time for a new one, I'll request another old Prostar, as all my stuff is geared specifically for Prostars and would not work in a Freightliner.
     
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