Show off your rig!

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by 24kHotshot, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Road Train Member

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    Wow!
    Beautiful truck
     
  2. bmercer

    bmercer Bobtail Member

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    Haven't seen a cab over in a while.
    Nice
     
  3. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Medium Load Member

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  4. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    That's kind of cool actually.
     
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  5. Last Time Around

    Last Time Around Medium Load Member

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    That is sweet. What year is she?
     
  6. Old-school trucker

    Old-school trucker Light Load Member

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    She is a 1979. I been had her about 8 months now and thank you
     
  7. ltlmore

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    What are your maintenance costs compared to the Ram Dually? Seems like you can get a pretty decent tractor for about half of what you would pay for a new set up dually. Most used dually's that you find are not geared great for full time pulling or they are too fancy & expensive. The only downside I could see of doing what you did is if the PM's are 5 times as much as a pickup. My luck, I would get a used tractor with 250,000 on it & have it in the shop half of the time. :(
     
  8. Cattleman84

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    Best truck I ever drove... Man I miss that rig!


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  9. singlescrewshaker

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    My Ram was just under $41k brand new. '12 ST, crew, dually, 4wd, g56, 3.73, Cummins. Last year with no def. It had fuel dilution, so I had to do the oil early all the time, 5k-6k miles. Fuel filters were expensive, ~$75 bucks, & cost me $80 for 3 gallons of Chevron delo 5w40 synthetic, & a mopar filter. So for 12k miles it cost me $235.

    The FLD cost me less than 25% of what I paid for the Ram. I didn't like the caps it had on the drives. I got some Ironman China closed shoulder drives for $1k out the door. Its gonna need steers here soon too. Needed 2 wheel seals, & a few lights. A/C compressor went out last summer. Few other odds & ends. Mattress, air ride passenger seat, just did u joints, sat radio & speakers, curtains.

    PM wise, I can do myself for $199.50. That's 12 gallons of 15w40 OTR synthetic blend oil from fleet price, 2 fuel, & 3 oil filters all Baldwin. + a tube a grease, so maybe another $10 bucks.? I do the PM between 12k-15k miles.

    So one freightliner PM cost me about $25 less than 2 oil & filter changes & one fuel filter for the ram for the same amount of miles.

    I did have a TA do a PM once & it cost $330. A private shop did one & charged like $400 if I remember correct..
     
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