Good Night From II

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  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I was 5 miles from my delivery in Elwood, IL this morning when my truck broke down.
    A load thumping noise from the engine.

    The only dealer that didn't have 1-3 weeks wait was here in Hampshire. That was an 85 mile tow.
    I'm at the Super 8 tonight, hoping that they have time tomorrow to diagnose it.
     
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  3. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    jurupa valley at home.
    dl sent me to.ontario yesterday to pick up for tuesday run to beaver ut
    sat for 50 min cause security at fimal said trailer was not there.
    csr said it was incoptom ca. uggg.
    so dl sent me therw to get it. moenimg traffic sucked lol.
    place not made for a sleeper truck.
    had to get a yardog to get trailer out.
    missing mudflap and bent mudflap frame.
    so decidee it was bettter to go to jurupa to.get it fix.
    fimally left jurupa for beaver at 1430. started my clock at 7am.
    text other driver i wasnt gonma make beaver that nite. will try to get past the gorge.
    thwn electronic signs sayimg 15n closed at aftom rd(n of yermo)
    other driver that runs with me said he was movimg a little so i decided to get as far as my clock let me.
    which was exit 88 north of moapa. got ther atroimd 9pm.
    177 miles to beaver.
    after leavimg arloumd 730 i called other driver to see if we could meet in parowan ut at thw t/a. gives me an xtra hour to make it hear.
    which i did. so back on track.
    next load will be in the yard latee tonite. so i came home
     
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  4. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Your days seem to make me always feel better about my days.
     
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  5. dptrucker

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    sure was a messed up trip for sure
     
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  6. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I called at around 10 this morning to see if they had the chance to diagnose my truck.
    I was shocked.
    It was fixed and ready to be picked up.

    The #4 cylinder bridge fell off.
    I don't know what that part is or does, but I guess it was a pretty easy fix.

    So back on the road by 1200 with a load to a Costco in St. Louis, MO, which is where I'm at tonight.
     
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  7. MysticHZ

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  8. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    York, NE.

    What a pain in the butt it is here.
    This is probably the worst state for T-Mobile.
    Over the years things have improved in many states, but so far not Nebraska.
    A 4G LTE signal (with my 5G hotspot) with 1 or 2 bars, and the only site I seem to connect with is TTR because it is basically text only.
    Even my phone is wonky. I had to reboot it to make a call to customer service, and during the call it lost the connection. Didn't work after that.
    It's like being back to 2G in a bad area.
     
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  9. Moosetek13

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    North Platte, NE tonight.
    No T-Mobile signal here so it is roaming with Cell One, but a much better signal than at York with the T-Mobile connection.

    After sitting for nearly 5 hours I finally got a pplan.
    It is supposed to pick up by midnight tonight, but I'm ignoring the pick up time.
    Pre-loaded and with a trailer number, with plenty of time for delivery. I'll get it in the morning.
    200 miles to the shipper, and if they expected me to pick it up today they should have sent it to me hours ago - instead of at 1630.
     
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  10. dptrucker

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    jurupa valley terminal at the shop.
    is it just my bad luck or what?
    pickimg up another trailer here and has 2 low tires. not all the way flat.
    and the self imflatimg system there is a missing hose that goes to one of the low tires.
     
  11. dptrucker

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    leving for british columbia canada next monday for a week of salmom fishing.
     
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