The journey begins - purchased a truck.

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  1. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Most satisfying, unloading a half clip through that POS.
     
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  2. blairandgretchen

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    February so far -

    Pulled out on the 3rd - in position for delivery on the 10th. Swung through home last night.

    One long load - 70' long, Two was supposed to be 70', but grew to 10' wide - Three was a 53' full tarp outside in the snow legal load.

    480 dead head miles and 2330 loaded for a 80/20 split - an improvement on the usual.

    $7950 to the truck.

    Had to push the CPA off till I get back - Wednesday. I like to get that out of the ay, but I was out on the original appointment date and it dumped snow enough where Gretchen didn't feel comfortable going down there.

    Block heater is no longer operating - so that needs to be replaced. I think it lasted 2 years, I use it regularly in the winter - hate cold starts. @Hurricane69 and I will eventually solve the low air buzzer and moisture problem, aside from that we're mechanically functional.

    Waiting on some work that should bolster the New Years' efforts - patiently. Trying to strategically remain busy - if that makes sense.
     
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  3. Old Man

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    If you start the motor with the block heater on it will kill it.

    low air switches caused me lots of problems, I change to a different brand from fleetpride, had to change the wire ends to push on from screw on, no problems do several years. I replaced one with the Peterbilt ones and made less than a mile before it failed.
    They are generic, you may need a brass adapter to make it fit.
     
  4. spyder7723

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    Why is that?
     
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    @Hurricane69 and I have been having issues - somebody else suggested re-wiring ends and going to Freightliner or Fleet Pride supplied sensors. Hurricane is chasing moisture problems - Mine seem to come and go with moisture/temperature conditions also.

    I may try the Fleet pride/different brand shot this week when I get home.
     
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  6. blairandgretchen

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    I was told temporary air pockets with the motor running.

    I know - growing up with electric kettles, if you ran them anywhere close to dry they would fail quickly.
     
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    I wouldn't think there would be an air pocket in a sealed pressurized system.
     
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    Neither did I - but this is something I'd always been told too - makes me curious . . .
     
  9. Hurricane69

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    I have always started mine with it plugged in. Get cleaned up then unplug it before I leave. I've never replaced the heater....but pretty sure will now since we talked about it.
     
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  10. Old Man

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    detroit?
     
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