My new truck will be

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Oram, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. TOSKABG

    TOSKABG Light Load Member

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    At least someone with good truck...congrats...
     
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  3. LBZ

    LBZ Road Train Member

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    But the only thing that accomplishes is irritating a finance company. Kenworth has already been paid. So that ends up with a truck still out of service in the shop & a knock in your personal or company credit line.

    Hate hearing this Toskabg, keep hoping to see a update where you have been rolling with no issues.
     
  4. sdaniel

    sdaniel Road Train Member

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    We have 5 evolutions on the ground, should be in service this week. Some neat ideas ! Some time will have to see( fabric wheel covers?) ! If going to do wheel covers , go clear Lexon over the sealed polished wheels? See how the Detroit transmission works. Told its basically the Ishift , if it does as well as the Ishift , it will do great. Water pump I am torn on! Like the cycle on off part, but belt drive? See if I can grab one for few hours and a 45k load, run up fancy gap .
     
  5. TULY007

    TULY007 Light Load Member

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    OK....got it ready after company signs,Qcom, reefer temp test 300 miles run and come back home for monday 1st run i do have some updates mostly for the ORAM's troubles::::back wall loose...if u had QCom installed go back to the installers cause they did it by tearing down the wall in order to install the support of the antenas.....i told them not to do it just use larger screws and sillicone on the outside::::::lights are working:::::::left side lever ,push it for them to blink in front and on the trailer / markers/1 on each side:::::::navigation::::::::::is a blast, has lots of features that i never thought posible in it......go into nav settings disable most on the 2nd page,scroll down on the arrow pointing down like(((trees overhang, steep hill aproaching, sharp curves ahead,etc...i left enabled just the weight station one))))if not there will be warnings every 5miles if all left on.....it shows 1 mile away of the hwy change the picture of the actual real interchange as u wuold see it when get there with actual signs if multiple with an arrow point the line u shuld be in ,in order for u to make ur correct hgway route.....
     
  6. TULY007

    TULY007 Light Load Member

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    Ok that was a long one for my phone..
    I just have 1200 miles now but i like it,lots of new age update never found on my old volvo....like the option on the dash for trailer connection to be shown,4 separate trip meters each keeps track of miles,gal used,average speed,mpg average, idle %, engine hours, sweet spot engine % use......to many to list and learn in a day/two.....as i said navplus what i see is some i never seen, very complex, let u change the truck height,wide if oversize,weight if over, max weight per axle, lenght limit if any, and are working, beeing able to wake the driver/codriver sleeping in the trailer if any of the enabled warnings/ wight/height/ are coming up driving down the road.....just needs to be learn to set up as any of new era electronics that most cannot keep up with them......me neither...

    Only dislike that have right now...is that coming out of the volvo 770....is the space on theT680 is way less inside,...from the driver seat the feeling is better , feels more spacious in front windshield has large curve,dash is way better positioned gauges beeing in front rather than to low , view is the same, tall line of sight,........all beeing said KW lost space in the... bunk by increasing the space in the front inside the cab.....
    Ps:::::lower bed is as wide as volvo 770, upper is smaller
     
  7. TULY007

    TULY007 Light Load Member

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    BTW i do wanna add that the truck with 255 gal fuel,21 gal def,2 drivers, and all the stuff needed weights 21020 lbs, 6x4, full lockers, and ultra plus box 13 speed.......dealers quote empty said 18450 lbs when ordered...
     
  8. gerardo1961

    gerardo1961 Road Train Member

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    Only the 255 gallons fuel is 1823lbs(1gallon-7.15lbs)
     
  9. leftlanetruckin

    leftlanetruckin Road Train Member

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    So, who is it financed through???

    Martin
     
  10. Oram

    Oram Medium Load Member

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    Yeah, it is a nice truck, only I am not happy with the quality. I expected more from Kenworth. The room is smaller than in the 770, but I find it perfect size for me as a single driver. After when I found place for everything, it is more convenient, since I am able to reach everything from the driver seat.
    I still find the GPS useless. But congratulation, and good luck. This is a nice ride.

    My truck is 500lbs lighter. I guess the shorter wheelbase, the manual tranny, the super singles are adding up..... Also I think the Meritor 14X is a little bit lighter too.

    I financed from my saving and HELOC. (2.79%)
     
  11. TULY007

    TULY007 Light Load Member

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    Paccar financial....6.5% heard one friend he got a volvo now, goes as low as 5,5%
     
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