Dont Buy International

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by ringmaster88, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    OMG, that darn company stuck me in this old beater with 300,000 miles on it and I'm not smart enough to operate the power windows. Lol. Tough life.
     
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  3. DrtyDiesel

    DrtyDiesel Road Train Member

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    I know I ain't got much room for an opinion with my whole 1 year of experience, but my first truck was an '07 Columbia that had power windows, no power mirrors though, was beat to heck, had 700,000 miles on it and wanted to go all over the road after you hit 55+ mph. Now I know it ain't nothing compared to what y'all drive back in the day, but I gotta say, I didn't care. I loved my job (still do!!!) and I was happy to drive this beat horse.

    I've come up in my career so far, I am almost at two years of experience (big whoop I know haha) but I can honestly say I still love it out here. I'm driving my dream truck, it's got 785,000 miles on it but still drives like new. Hasn't got one squeak or rattle in it. I love my job, I love the truck I drive and I'd do it all over again.


    I say my dream truck because its a long nose Pete, though if I were to buy my own, I really want an old 1990 long hood Pete or KW, with 3406B, 15 speed, and loud ### pipes. I love the old trucks, haven't gotten the honor to drive one older than '99 though. Favorite so far was listening to a straight piped N14.


    Anyway, I appreciate all you experienced folks that put up with us younger drivers. I also greatly appreciate all the good info I've gathered from shutting my mouth and just listening to tips and info I've been given by people that have more experience than the years I've been alive.


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  4. rocknroll81

    rocknroll81 Road Train Member

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    You could look in Truck Paper, they have them in there, I thought about getting an old one and take it to truck shows....
     
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  5. ringmaster88

    ringmaster88 Bobtail Member

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    Wow. Dang, I guess I AM spoiled. Lol. Alright, I'll shut up about THE STUPID AIR HORN BUTTON! Lol. OK, I'm done.
     
  6. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    I thought I was hot stuff in my 91 FLB with it's air powered passenger window, the air powered wipers, not so much. My next truck, a 93 FLD had an electric passenger window, a true owner operator truck!!!
     
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  7. EZ Money

    EZ Money Road Train Member

    This was one of my first Internationals 1971.....Ran West Coast in it with no AC.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Sequoia

    Sequoia Road Train Member

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    Yes the air horn isn't big and bad like some of the other trucks. But...what's the purpose of the air horn, to show off how much of a super trucker you are or to serve as an audible warning to people who could be around you? It does the job it's designed to do.

    Mirrors, I've had no problem turning them when hit by someone's high beams.

    Power windows, takes almost no time to just hit that up button a little if it's open too far for your liking.

    The radio, well, mine likes to automatically shut off after an hour no matter what I'm doing. I don't know if there's a reset button or if the driver before me screwed it up. Gets really annoying during the middle of a good song and then the whole thing turns off. :(

    Auto headlights, well, on my pro star there's a little button that says "Auto" right above another that says "Work" which can be turned on and off. I keep mine off. The only way to turn the headlights off when stopped is to set the air brakes.

    Maxxforce engine, um, no comment. It does really well up hill when empty or very light!

    Other than that, I really don't have any other complaints about the ProStar. The bunk curtains do a great job of keeping the back end cool and keeping the warm air out. (they're actually made of thick material). The covering for the bunk windows do a good job of keeping the light out. The cab curtains need a little custom made piece in the center to keep the light out but I took care of that with some cardboard, 2 paper clips and some black duct tape.

    It must have been new hire day at International assembly for my truck. The passenger seat is on the driver's side, and the driver's seat with all the nice seat controls and back cycler was on the passenger side. :(
     
  9. Upright

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    WTF?? What is this world coming to?. Dam no lights on the radio, Horn button too small, and power windows dont stop going down at a release of a button.

    Hahahahaha, I cant stop laughing at this. Dam truck builders. What are you people thinking making the life of a driver so hard. Hahahahahaha
     
  10. Upright

    Upright Medium Load Member

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    and these are the reasons why you shouldnt buy an international. hahahahahahahahaha
     
  11. EZ Money

    EZ Money Road Train Member

    Makes me wonder what drivers today would do if they had to drive with no radio,no AC,no air ride,no power steering ect.....
    And a sleeper no bigger than a coffin....lol!:biggrin_2559:

    Suck it up and drive there Nancy!....LMAO!!!!
     
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