The not so good new year

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by southernpride, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Boardhauler

    Boardhauler Road Train Member

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    I guess if other people here will admit to owning/driving a Road Commode I can come clean about mine. I think I admitted to having had a Chevy Titan 90 a while ago too, so my big strap creds are already shot.
     

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  3. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    not only a road camode... but a road camode with wheelbase!! lmfao :biggrin_25514:
     
  4. stranger

    stranger Road Train Member

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    Nice Mode. First stretched I ever saw.
     
  5. Boardhauler

    Boardhauler Road Train Member

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    West coast style baby LOL! It actually came as a 256" This was taken after I shortened it to 240"
     
  6. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    what was it set up as a hay hauler with a bed or something originally?
     
  7. Boardhauler

    Boardhauler Road Train Member

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    Nope- everybody on the west coast ran long wb with a 40' flat in those days. I shortened it because IT had a bunch of 44' Transcraft trlrs and at 240" I was just under a foot over with my 5th wheel slid ahead in Cali. That was close enough that they would always let me go. I think you needed a 225" wheelbase to legal a 45' trlr at 60' oa.
     
  8. FriedTater

    FriedTater Keeper of The Snakes

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    Ok I tried to get the specs from the original dealer in Edmonton Alb.
    that took the order from a company called Stimsol* in Red Deer Alb.
    I found the original salesman and he recalls the sale of nine 2006 units to Stemsol*

    The trucks were retro fitted at the shop in Red Deer Alb. for a sister Company called Western Energy Services,their stickers were on the doors when I bought them.Stemsol drove them to Texas as part of the sale.
    The Red Deer shop Mgr has relocated to Ohio and I await his return message as to what they did exactly in regards to head work,injector upgrades,timing tune ect.

    Never was really interested in all the finites,but you now have me interested.There should be a dyno sheet somewhere? hopefully I can recover a copy of that as well.

     
  9. miconn

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    I am still curious as to where this was at......
    I had an incident in Chandler, AZ. Got pulled over by a female DOT cop, upon checking my logbook (just straitened it out in Eloy), she decided that it just looked too good to be true. She said she was going to search my truck, I told her "not without a warrant you're not". She then cuffed me, put me in the backseat, then tore the interior of my truck up. She tore out wall panels, cut my mattress, popped the headliner out, broke the seal on my load.....all she could find was a sealed trip envelope. She tore it open, found one receipt that missed my book by an hour, and came back to the car smiling like crazy. She told me she got me, falsification,and proceeded to tear my butt out of frame for every fatigued trucker on the roads today, her mission in life to get us off the roads, blah blah blah......She then told me I was under arrest. I said BULLSHT!!! she said said falsification of logs was second class misdemeanor, and my ash was going to jail.
    I was booked and placed in a holding cell with about 30 other people in Maricopa County Jail. I bonded out the next morning and had to take a cab to get my truck from the impound, $400.00 for a 15 hour impound!
    They never set me a court date, but I kept calling to find out. One day they told me there was a warrent for failure to appear. I tried to tell them that I was never notified of a court date. They said it was my responsibilty to find out. (I had been calling every week). I had to go back to Chandler to the courthouse (in the strip mall) and see the judge. He was pissed that I didnt show up for court, but after I explained that I was never notified, he seen on the citation that there was no appearance date, he dropped the warrant and fee, and set me a new court date.
    When I showed up for court and told my side of the story, the judge got more and more pissed. My actual charge was "failure to maintain duty status, and failure to maintain the previous 6 months logs. " I explained that the second charge was a company requirement, not mine, and also explained the illegal search of my tractor and included pictures of the destroyed interior, as well as the fact she broke my seal and failed to sign the bills indicating so. He was also pissed that she arrested me and had the truck impounded when she should have just issued a citation. Both charges were dropped, and he tore HER ##### out of frame.
    Unfortunately, he explained that I could not sue the state for damages, but he would give me 1 hour head start to get gone.
    The judge was pretty cool, but the cop was the most hateful LEO I have ever encountered.
    When I got home I told my boss I needed another truck, (we had very distinctive Pete's) I ended up in one of our older trucks that wasnt quite so flashy.......
    I guess my long winded point was that AZ state dot cops have a serious chip on their shoulder and sure dont mind taking things overboard......


    ...............so I do feel for you SP, its a jungle out there.......
     
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    In AZ between Tuscon and Casa Grande you have to watch out for construction zones. There were numerous zones there last November when I last ran that area and speed traps on all of them w/ cameras, chase cars, etc. Slow down for construction!
     
  11. Boardhauler

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    I'm still waiting for some documentation on this 100+MPH Yamaha powered Freightshaker!
     
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