Snackbar is chillin'....at Shaffer

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  1. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Shaffer reefer trailers over # 83900 have air ride and auto inflate most of the time. I have seen autoinflate trailers on trailers as low # as 83800, but between 838000 and 839000 are a mixed bag. Pretty sure they were testing the auto inflate feature between those numbers.

    I am pretty sure there are still a few newer Shaffer trailers out there with spring suspensions, but I think everything over 840000 is 100% air ride and autoair.
     
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  3. supersnackbar

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    I get about a 50/50 mix. For some reason, it seems a lot of the times the long runs I get a spring ride. This recruiting trailer is an 837...so it is probably on the short list. But it still beats the 100% spring ride on the dry side though.
     
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  4. Farmerbob1

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    Yeah, the dry side trailers get kept a lot longer than reefer trailers. Probably long enough to start having lots of air suspension issues with dry rot before Crete wants to sell them.
     
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    I'm not sure how long they keep the Shaffer trailers, but they've been getting rid of the Crete trailers a lot faster than they used to. I doubt that there are many trailers over 9-10 years old. I'm going to have to check the age of an older one the next time I get one.
     
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  6. Farmerbob1

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    Shaffer trailers are kept about 6-7 years from what I've seen. I suspect they sell them at that point either because: 1. Factory warranty on the reefer unit is close to expiring. 2. Insulation value of trailer walls is degrading. 3. Active engine hours on reefer are getting high (which might be related to 1?)
     
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    So is Crete/Shaffer forced routing and fueling?
     
  8. supersnackbar

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    Just fueling, but...you have to go the 'suggested' route to get to the forced fuel stops. Unless you call and request a new fuel solution. I've been back almost 6 months, and this last week was the 1st time I have requested new fuel stops (did it on my last 2 loads). The 1st was from Mira Loma to Boise, they wanted me to go from Mira Loma to Vegas, then up to Twin Falls and west to Boise, the fuel stop was Barstow. It added like 80+ miles plus a real lack of places to stop between N Las Vegas and Wells NV. So I went north out of Hesparia and stopped for fuel in Kramer Jct. CA. And this load after I delivered outside Boise. It picked up east of Twin Falls going to McDonough, I asked for fuel stops that didn't require me to backtrack to the other side of Boise (I delivered way west of the city)
     
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    I think Deland is learning not to poke the bear. This weeks idle msg was simply. Your idle was 33%, please watch you idle time....
     
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    Honestly, I think the HVAC ECM might be going on this truck. Last week, it couldn't make up it's mind if it wanted to go on comfort mode cool, or comfort mode heat. Today, the sleeper is blowing cold air, and the dash is blowing hot air, all based off of the sleeper temp knob setting... Junk-liner Crapcadias...who needs 'em!!!!!
     
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  11. Farmerbob1

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    Heh. Next time your terminal sends a message about your idle time, explain to them that if your cab AC stopped heating the front of the truck while your sleeper AC was trying to cool the back, your idle time might be improved. Maybe it's time to get the truck put in the shop for a real look at the AC systems?
     
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