Question about going to Texas

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  1. 85COE

    85COE Light Load Member

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    I have never run out to texas, but the company I'm going to be leasing my truck on with has some runs going down there.

    I was told before that my truck wouldn't be able to handle the mountains going to Texas.

    Is the way there from the buckeye like 71 or 77 going south where there are runaway truck ramps, or more like 75 south or 80 East going through the keystone where it's just a lot of ups and downs?

    My truck does not have jake's, that's why I don't want to go down 71 or 77, or another highway like it
     
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  3. 54international

    54international Bobtail Member

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    I've never seen a hill in Texas that amounted to much.
     
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  4. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    There is nothing even resembling a mountain in Texas. Someone's yanking your chain.
     
  5. Star Rider

    Star Rider Road Train Member

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    You will be fine. We used to run 48 states back in the day with 318 Detroits with no jakes and never thought nothing about it.
     
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  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Ohio-Tx, no problems, may not be first to top of hills but no major mountains.
    I’ve ran mountains without jake’s.
    Just remember, slow and easy wins race.
     
  7. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    The truck will most likely handle it fine.
    The driver may need additional training.
     
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    bzinger Road Train Member

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  9. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    The only thing you have to worry about when you get to Tejas is Chupacabra’s. Do not get out and walk around your truck alone after dark on a deserted country rd.
     
  10. Star Rider

    Star Rider Road Train Member

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    And this:
    Truck Driver Bitten By Rattlesnake
     
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