Time to buy a new semitruck, but not sure what brand

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Flatbed1991, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Heavy Load Member

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    Here's where it really gets stupid...
    You spec a truck exactly the way you want it, special carrier, driveline, everything. And then you skimp on the cheapest part of the maintenance for the most expensive part.
    Sure he could be ok, but you really think those special order items will be in stock at every dealership?
    3-7 days to ship in from the manufacturer
    I gross 6-8k a week. 1 week down on "warranty" repair just blew your little bit of saving on the extended intervals.
     
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  3. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Heavy Load Member

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    You ain't lying.... 5.7 average on 105k miles.
    This new x15 will pull like a beast, but the only time I could get 7+ mpg is the one time it was towed...
     
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  4. 1johnb

    1johnb Medium Load Member

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    Sshhh don't tell anyone. I snuck in twice with out a permit . Really don't care if I ever go back.
     
  5. Kawinige01

    Kawinige01 Heavy Load Member

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    Lol no some cars maybe 75k gross. Up and down 95
     
  6. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    How's you manage to get 7 with that? Cats are a pretty thirsty animal, can't imagine my foot running a c16 would do much over 5.
     
  7. Kawinige01

    Kawinige01 Heavy Load Member

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    It had a pittsburgh power box on it. Free flow mufflers.. aftermarket air filters.
     
  8. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    I used to get over 6.5 with a mechanical b model. The largest factor in fuel economy is the monkey driving it.
     
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  9. sangtito

    sangtito Light Load Member

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    i
    believe its because of your gear ratio, if you have a 3.90 it will save more fuel and probably runs faster on a hill
     
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