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Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by petefan4000, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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  3. bonder45

    bonder45 Heavy Load Member

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    Do you prefer to make your phone calls on this as well?



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  4. OldeSkool

    OldeSkool Heavy Load Member

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    You remind me of an old man I know. He drives an old Pete 359. His boss wanted to repaint it and fix it up a bit, round headlights and the works. The old man told his boss he wanted him to just leave it. They were going to retire together. Idk how that worked out, but haven’t seen him or the truck in quite a while now. Kind of miss him.
     
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  5. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    If that phone blows black smoke yes. i can see that you need to shift gears with it. noone knows how to do that
     
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  6. OldeSkool

    OldeSkool Heavy Load Member

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    Dude that’s really cool!! Do you get good internet service with that? Must be the newest IPhone I haven’t seen yet.
     
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  7. petefan4000

    petefan4000 Light Load Member

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    Any of your know how heavy a W900 or 379/389 with a 15 foot sleeper would be?
     
  8. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    I've noticed something similar. I always notice FL drivers, especially, bouncing all around in the seat and fighting the steering wheel like it's got tons of play in it when I'm beside them on the interstate. I never feel like I'm bouncing in my seat and I can drive mine with one finger on the steering wheel.
     
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  9. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    never been in one before. The 93 rides smoother that you'd expect for only 218wb. I never ride with air in the seat on even the roughest north east roads. My only complaint is I wish they turned sharper. Can't get under the trailer again after cutting it tight like you can with a FL or volvo. My uncle's 280in classic turned sharper Lol

    considering the class of drivers now most of em weren't taught the right way. Especially if the road is a little rutted they'll be all over the place see-sawing on the wheel Lol. Even if the steering is a tad loose that'll wear you out quick fighting the wheel all day. If the road is angled to the right just keep a tad of pressure left and she'll stay straight. We just did the steering box on the 93. Had a little slop before but not much. Now she rides like new again with a million miles
     
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  10. Caterpillar Cowboy

    Caterpillar Cowboy Heavy Load Member

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    You're in luck! All the Brakesavers I've been around has a switch for either auto full bore when you let off, or manual where you run it with the hand valve regulating the diaphragm.
     
  11. LDLWells

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    Do you know how much the moon weighs?
     
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