Lease/Purchase?

Discussion in 'Lease Purchase Trucking Forum' started by Scoundrel, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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    I know nothing about the APU. I've been looking into while I'm home. It's a Frigette. You may be right about the oil. I'll look into that when I get back on the truck in the morning. Fingers cross that oil is the only problem.
     
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  3. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Light Load Member

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    Well, the trouble isn't low oil level or low coolant. I guess the next thing to check is the air filter?
     
  4. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    Good luck with the Frigette, they went out of business for a reason.
     
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  5. pcfreak

    pcfreak Heavy Load Member

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    When you have some time somewhere you can easily get help if you need it, just park your truck and settle apu and let it do its thing. Try to drain the batteries and if the apu doesn't start up to charge them, you can get a boost to get the truck going again.

    I don't know about the frigette units. But my Thermoking tripac watches the coolant temp, battery power level and will auto start to bring the temp and the batteries up to full. Only when all conditions have been met, it shuts down. Only the AC will cause the apu to run continuously.
     
  6. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Well scoundrel, it's been over six months. Are you hanging in there? Update us man.
     
  7. trees

    trees Road Train Member

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    The Frigette uses an electric water pump, it's right behind the air cleaner and mounted on the bottom of the APU case. It'll have a small 90deg coolant elbow connecting it to the motor. When that pump goes bad it stops circulating the coolant, the engine runs for about 5 min, overheats, and the engine protection control shuts it down. It's easy to replace.
     
  8. jeffo51

    jeffo51 Bobtail Member

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    This poor fella was doomed from the start. unforturnately he definitely had a sever case of O/O fever, even simple math couldn't steer him in the direction of common sense. I hope he didn't fail but his abscense from this forum for 7 months may be an indication that he has failed and is to ashamed to admit it. He shouldn't be ashamed, he isn't the first driver to try and fail. He didn't know anything about trucks and didn't do any research. I wish he would come back and tell us about his experiences so that other thinking about the flease purchase programs could learn from his success of failure.
     
  9. bigdad7

    bigdad7 Road Train Member

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    Wow 1.30 a mile thats insane i cry when one of my trucks is only getting 1.70 a mile
     
  10. pcfreak

    pcfreak Heavy Load Member

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    They're not all bad.

    From some of the threads here, there are definitely some terrible companies to lease from.

    I would never lease a used unit, for starters. That's a sure failure waiting to happen when things start breaking.

    Many times I have gotten in and out of a shipper or receiver before our company drivers.

    I even get some pretty light loads that many companies would save for their trucks.

    Can't paint them all with the same brush.
     
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