ESTES Express (1 Year Review)

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  1. BeHereNow97

    BeHereNow97 Medium Load Member

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    Yeah that's what my trainers taught me as well. Gears 1 - 5 they told me don't look at MPH but the RPM's and once the RPM's hit 15 then shift up. Then Gear 6 begins at 15 MPH and then like you said, gear 7 25 MPH, etc. etc.

    Kao, how you described your downshifting - So you don't hit the clutch when you downshift, not even once to initially get it out of gear and into neutral? And it works?
     
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  3. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    Dude I NEVER hit the clutch... Ever lol. The only time I do is when I mess up my start. Usually, I let the truck roll in neutral, then give it gas and go into 3rd gear
     
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  4. Brandonva804

    Brandonva804 Light Load Member

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    Bro I’m with you on Manuals but I drove one for a dump truck job and after I got use to eat was very easy to downshift.

    I’ve driven a auto for a year and a half so if I went to Estes I would be a wreck myself. Will they work with you if you’re rusty from only driving autos for so long?
     
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  5. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    Yeah dude I stalled the truck out like a MF my first few days with my trainer. We still laugh about that actually.
     
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  6. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Tuesday it is! Lol

    We run some linehaul over the weekend, but nothing extensive.
     
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  7. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    So boys I've been looking at these houses. I found one I liked that, but they wanted an IMMEDIATE offer by 1330 and I literally just saw it at 1030 that morning. Had to pass on it. Not to mention it was in a HOA neighborhood and the rules stated I couldn't have many guests over. Sucks, because I really wanted that house.
     
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  8. BeHereNow97

    BeHereNow97 Medium Load Member

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    You were lucky to even see the house. In a lot of places around the country (including the big cities of NC) you don't even get a chance to see the house in person and you have to offer tens of thousands of dollars OVER the listed price to be competitive to get the house.

    The housing market is ridiculous.

    What was the exact maximum amount of guests that they said you could have over for the house you were looking at?
     
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  9. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    They did you a favor. I would never do a homeowners association situation unless there were huge benefits to it.
     
  10. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    I really liked that house tho smh
     
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    Lotta strings with an HOA.
     
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