Old Trucks

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by farmerjohn64, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    8.9

    By the time we got back to the barn it was exactly 7.8

    When I pulled up the numbers on it, it was 7.8 lifetime at 377K miles lol

    Loads were 76K gross and 72K gross. Through the communist state and Arizona so yes there were hills.

    BUT

    The cruise was f/u, I think I can crack 8 with it.
     
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  3. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    Only if you don’t rebuild it Too to bottom

    Even if you do replace everything mechanical that keeps it rolling down the road , which the list is long , there is still a list of things that can go wrong.

    Heater and a/c system , fans ,window regulators , door latches, wipers. Washers. Wiring.
     
  4. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 Road Train Member

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    Appreciate the, “Place to start.”
     
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  5. Rideandrepair

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    Assuming 100k per year. $16,668 per yr. New Truck will deprecate more than that in a yr. Not to mention the big payment, higher insurance etc. But it’s a write off! So is fuel and repairs. The real advantage is fuel costs. It won’t stay low like now forever. But in short, $1400+ per mo. helps make the pymt. With less maintenance, being a newer Truck, being more productive. But eventually the maintenance creeps up also. It can get tough, paying the last year or two, with increased maintenance costs. You can either or trade it out, sometimes barely getting out of it for what’s owed, or tough it out, keeping it even longer to justify money spent on repairs. Either way, it takes a long time to get ahead of the game. No easy way around the cost.
     
  6. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Shhhhhh!!!!! Don’t say wiring!
     
  7. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 Road Train Member

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    When you say “no elogs”, do you mean you just have to run paper logs? I’m pretty sure this is what you mean but for some reason I often think you don’t have to adhere to the, “Hours of Service.”
     
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  8. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    It's going to cost you at some point, there is no getting around it that I can see.
     
  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    The ball breaker for me with new truck is insurance.

    I pay $172 month for liability.

    New truck will be $700.

    That's $6300 more a year just for insurance. That's a lot of repairs.
     
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  10. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    This is how you cut down on wiring problems. 15955517916677522584004044887034.jpg
     
  11. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    You don’t think you could nearly match a aero trucks mileage if you progressively shifted and maintained 65 mph ?

    As much as I would like to hang some big air cleaners and cab side exhaust i can’t see giving up the little bit of aerodynamic advantage I already have with a Brick
     
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