Owner Operator Replacing the T660 with a new Cascadia

Mike

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really I have a michelin steer tire blow out after only 1500 miles on it, several tire technicians all said it was a manufacturer's defect and the all said good luck getting michelin to honor their warranty, and they were right on both counts
He is talking about a recall on cascadia trucks with Bridgestone tires. I have Michelin’s so I’m not impacted by the recall.
 

gearjammer

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How did they know it was a manufacturers defect?
the techs, I went to three in all pointed out the fact that it was obvious it bled out and was not punctured, it was in the sidewall and there was no evidence that it had been curbed, measurements showed that the area was thinner in that area compared to the rest of the tire, and thee was separation of the layers
these techs were all experienced that is why I sought them out so they knew what they were talking about
it wasn't worth getting an attorney but I did cut out that part of the tire, mounted it on a board and took it with me into a lot of truck stops when I was going to eat, never failed that someone would ask me about it and of course I would explain the situation and michelin's refusal to honor their warranty.
 

Duck

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it wasn't worth getting an attorney but I did cut out that part of the tire, mounted it on a board and took it with me into a lot of truck stops when I was going to eat, never failed that someone would ask me about it and of course I would explain the situation and michelin's refusal to honor their warranty.
I've been carrying a defective sheet of drywall around with me everywhere I go ever since Lowe's refused to exchange it in June of 1998.
 

Mike

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Here is the microwave that was picked out for me. 700 watt, which is about as big as I want to go, especially with an 1800 watt inverter.

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mndriver

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Here is the microwave that was picked out for me. 700 watt, which is about as big as I want to go, especially with an 1800 watt inverter.

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You’ll want to start the truck or apu prior to starting the microwave. They will last longer.


Wrap the glass plate with a towel. You’ll be glad you did the first time you cross a rough road.
 

Mike

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You’ll want to start the truck or apu prior to starting the microwave. They will last longer.


Wrap the glass plate with a towel. You’ll be glad you did the first time you cross a rough road.

Yep. Salesman looked at me funny when I requested a 235 amp alternator. I plan on putting some loads on it rather than frying the batteries waiting for the APU to start up.
 

Sinister

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What Walmart does when putting brand new trucks in service, ones that have been towed in and not driven, is to run them in high idle for a good long while.

The smells coming off these trucks are atrocious because of all the stuff burning and so on.

I mean, you've ignored everything else I've told you so good luck with your new truck chemical stenches anyway.

Oh, and since you've got tank heaters and a cow catcher, and don't believe in washing a truck, and while I assume you'll run up north in the winter, here's a few pictures of what a month without a wash up here looks like.

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Electric Chicken

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What Walmart does when putting brand new trucks in service, ones that have been towed in and not driven, is to run them in high idle for a good long while.

The smells coming off these trucks are atrocious because of all the stuff burning and so on.

I mean, you've ignored everything else I've told you so good luck with your new truck chemical stenches anyway.

Oh, and since you've got tank heaters and a cow catcher, and don't believe in washing a truck, and while I assume you'll run up north in the winter, here's a few pictures of what a month without a wash up here looks like.

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Oh hey Schneider.

My truck went years without a wash. They only authorize during oil change PMs and it's up to the driver to have it done but they never tell you when they changed the oil.

Is this your truck or some rando you spotted?
 

Sinister

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Oh hey Schneider.

My truck went years without a wash. They only authorize during oil change PMs and it's up to the driver to have it done but they never tell you when they changed the oil.

Is this your truck or some rando you spotted?
I guess its mine as long as we're under virus protocol or whatever they're calling it.

I hear our washbay is open again. Maybe it will get a bit cleaner tomorrow.
 

Shreck

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I guess its mine as long as we're under virus protocol or whatever they're calling it.

I hear our washbay is open again. Maybe it will get a bit cleaner tomorrow.
I hope you hang your airlines up before you wash it. Our safety man would have a meltdown if he saw that photo.
 

AllabouttheBS

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A lot easier on the batteries, too.
original batteries 322000 never start the truck when i run the microwave Never eat in the TS so run microwave twice a day but what do i know. No fuel line heaters but southern Iron county Wi is pretty warm. Have not gelled fuel since I had a 671. But what do i know
 

Oxbow

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original batteries 322000 never start the truck when i run the microwave Never eat in the TS so run microwave twice a day but what do i know. No fuel line heaters but southern Iron county Wi is pretty warm. Have not gelled fuel since I had a 671. But what do i know
I don't hear so well in my right ear after sitting next to a 671 in a JD 860A for three years!
 

Mike

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original batteries 322000 never start the truck when i run the microwave Never eat in the TS so run microwave twice a day but what do i know. No fuel line heaters but southern Iron county Wi is pretty warm. Have not gelled fuel since I had a 671. But what do i know

Why so defensive? Don’t see anyone challenging you.

My fuel gelled last year. Should have been winter blend fuel based on where I purchased and I treated my fuel according to the gallons added on every fill up. Pretty sure I would have been fine if my Davco was heated.

Two years was the longest I ever went in batteries in the glider. Cheap batteries, and only had three. Oddly enough, the ones that went two years are the ones on the truck currently. I attribute that to taking the time to pull the cables and clean the cables and posts once a year or so.
 

Electric Chicken

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Why so defensive? Don’t see anyone challenging you.

My fuel gelled last year. Should have been winter blend fuel based on where I purchased and I treated my fuel according to the gallons added on every fill up. Pretty sure I would have been fine if my Davco was heated.

Two years was the longest I ever went in batteries in the glider. Cheap batteries, and only had three. Oddly enough, the ones that went two years are the ones on the truck currently. I attribute that to taking the time to pull the cables and clean the cables and posts once a year or so.
What's the latest on where you're at with that new rig?
 

Mike

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What's the latest on where you're at with that new rig?

License plate mount wouldn’t fit in the bumper yesterday. I’m guessing because if the black coating on the bumper. Brought it home and opened up the holes a bit so I should be able to get it mounted this morning.

Beyond that, just a matter of groceries and finding a load.
 

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