Need input guys

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by 1nicevette, May 6, 2020.

  1. 1nicevette

    1nicevette Medium Load Member

    Dec 22, 2016
    I was going to get a run out there and check it out. I have allways wanted a big bunk but just don’t want to worry about a huge payment for a new one. Also my wife will then come with me a lot more opening she can shower in the truck along with my little boys will be able to come a lot more as well.
    thank you for the honest in our guys.
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  3. HopeOverMope

    HopeOverMope Road Train Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Yeah those Super sleeper trucks are usually super expensive!!!! So I think that’s a great deal for the chassis. Even at 20k. At a million miles, your looking at maybe, driveline, u joints and yokes, maybe a clutch, maybe front suspension springs and pins. But if it’s in your budget and your optimistic about your freight for the next year, then yeah!!!! Those trucks would be amazing to live / work out off.

    now to that D16 to D13 motor swap... I’m not sure if that would require different harness’ or what. But if the drive line and everything looks good and you got your motor swap figured out, I don’t think a sleeper of that size will come on the market that cheap again for a while. Tires look good too, and it’s got an Onan generator system it looks like!

    this is my opinion
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  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    I once drove a international eagle type tractor with sleeper that had millions (Plural) on it.

    What a experience that was. A engine that shook itself apart on every rev and noises like a rotating bucket of bolts in the transmission. The free play in the splines and ring gears had to be experienced to believe.

    She ran ok. For a multimillion truck. I did not get the job, they were using a original computer tracking between say Baltimore to Norfolk in 5 hours and 8 minutes expected of all drivers for trips there for example. I refuse to have that kind of precision.
  5. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Correction, a 12 year old VOLVO with a blown engine,,:biggrin_2559:
  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Grab it.

    I would tie the truck up with a non-refundable deposit to get the owner to hold it.

    And then offer $17k to start with and see where it goes.

    Here is why...

    If the sleeper is in good shape, the sleeper is worth more than the truck.

    I have two ari sleepers, 120" and 144" and the teams love them, they were not cheap.

    You can have them moved to another chassis.
  7. 1nicevette

    1nicevette Medium Load Member

    Dec 22, 2016
    Copy that
  8. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

    Feb 4, 2019
    Rite, salvage trucks are less than 5, if it's not running, that is what it is
    , transmission, rears. What else is wrong with it.If you got 30 $ go to an auction, at least it will run
  9. baha

    baha Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2013
    Take my advise with a grain of salt and look or ask Who welded the frame?
  10. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

    Nov 6, 2019
    I say go for it, you have the extra motor. Talk him down though. Live your dream.
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  11. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    They have trouble financing a truck like that,so cash is king . Lay 15k cash on the salesman desk and wait for his answer, he starts rasing the price bag up your cash.
    I would bring the truck home and pull the sleeper and put it on a pre emissions truck.
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