The journey begins - purchased a truck.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by blairandgretchen, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I just ran the numbers on round tripping the first Florida load, and came out with the same RPM TTT - and would have been home Thursday night.

    The second load was cheaper than I thought it should be - contract GE rate, diluted things a bit.
     
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  3. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    Someone has to do it.
    I’m doing number 9 from South Dakota to Ohio. Working way to hard.
     
  4. RStewart

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    Yeah, but the boss will enjoy that extra revenue you brought her.
     
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  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Well - this happened.

    The 1975 Vette got traded and 19k brought this to the house. I had 13k laying about, and got an auto loan for 6k.

    So much for being debt free.

    2019 Challenger, 55k miles. Basic model - 300hp. I really like it. First Dodge ever and I’m impressed by the features and build, handling and power.

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    So I got kicked off the porch by the CFO, had to work for 10 days straight. It was gruesome.

    Slight wide from Wichita to DFW, legal from OKC to Las Cruces, NM, then slightly long with pipe from Carlsbad to PA.

    Dragged $14k back to the house to shut her up.

    Nice to have a reliable, newer 2nd vehicle to just jump in and run. I drove it to Memphis and back this last Saturday to pick up a nephew for a week or so - parents are divorcing and things aren’t going amicably. It runs great, 30mpg.
     
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  6. spindrift

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    30 mpg...you're kidding me, right??
     
  7. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    No sir - on the Memphis run it was 32mpg running 5 over speed limit.

    Nifty little V6. 3.7(?) liter.
     
  8. blairandgretchen

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    This happened too, while I was out being a good tax paying legal immigrant.

    They cut the chain into the gated, fenced yard where I park my trailers, stole 4 led lights, cut ABS light, side marker,

    A 30 by 30 tarp and cleaned out the black box of straps, chain, binder etc.




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  9. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    It’s on a frontage road in plain sight of the interstate.

    I’m in the process of having the utility company reposition a power pole and recutting a lane with gravel on to our property - to store the trailers here.

    That way, I can invest good $ into a night scope for the AR - I mean - invest good $ into cameras and lights here.

    I only caretake that yard in exchange for trailer storage - no power to the building. I’d rather invest in the compound, than replace everything just to have the thieves return.

    Just say no to guys selling ‘used’ flatbed equipment.
     
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  10. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

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    That's amazing. I couldn't muster anything over 22mpg with our Audi.
    3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque
     
  11. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Might be my truck driving habits - I only use the throttle when I have to.

    Those Audis get up and after it - this thing only has a 6 second zero to 60, it’s not too unruly.
     
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