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Dad Vishus
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From: Moscow, Iowa, USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 03-10-2003 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just talked to out racing buddy that was trading his 01 PSD for an 03 dually which he picked up last week.

He's in love again!

He says the power difference is amazing. He's not sure how the mileage is cause he's having so much fun stoplight to stoplight.

He really likes the new auto trans. also. It has a towing mode that lets it downshift for slowing down.

The question came up in another thread about oil capacity. He thinks it said 14 quarts in the manual.

The motor is almost completely concealed with turbo, hoses, covers and the like, so service on major items might be a pain.

He is making a real test this week. He's towing the 48 footer to Texas Motorplex so fuel mileage etc. will be for real. I'll get a report next week.

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
2002 Ranger FX4 daily driver
2000 F350 PSD Crew cab dually - Like commuting in a B52!!
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kid vishus
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posted 03-11-2003 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dad Vishus:
He is making a real test this week. He's towing the 48 footer to Texas Motorplex so fuel mileage etc. will be for real. I'll get a report next week.


Yeah, a real report of mileage at 80 mph.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-11-2003 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:
Yeah, a real report of mileage at 80 mph.

Wow, what a break-in procedure! 80 mph hauling a 48 foot trailer!

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Dad Vishus
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From: Moscow, Iowa, USA
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posted 03-11-2003 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Wow, what a break-in procedure! 80 mph hauling a 48 foot trailer!



Yup, that's what it'll be. That's how this guy is. He'll wring it out, believe me. He told me once that I drive mine way too easy. He says they are built to be run up against the governor all the time.

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
2002 Ranger FX4 daily driver
2000 F350 PSD Crew cab dually - Like commuting in a B52!!
98 US Cargo Phantom II 28'

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-11-2003 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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MLariviere
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posted 03-12-2003 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys should get him a Jake Brake for Christmas!

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V8 Thumper
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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
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posted 03-14-2003 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MLariviere:
You guys should get him a Jake Brake for Christmas!

bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-14-2003 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MLariviere:
You guys should get him a Jake Brake for Christmas!

I hate those!

{I have a turnpike in my back yard. }

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BlueMule
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posted 03-14-2003 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I hate those!

{I have a turnpike in my back yard. }


Fun for the driver going down hill; no fun for the neighbor next to the boulevard.

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-Paul

70 Mach1 351C
79 Ranchero GT
97 Expedition XLT 5.4
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966 Born on: 06/26/2000

'life's tough... it's tougher if you're stupid.'

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-14-2003 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's for sure!

Just as you drift off to sleep... BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Makes you want to pull the 12 gauge out...

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BlueMule
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posted 03-14-2003 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When the trailer brakes are cooked and most of your air is depleted, a jake is all ya got left except for somebody's back yard.

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-Paul

70 Mach1 351C
79 Ranchero GT
97 Expedition XLT 5.4
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966 Born on: 06/26/2000

'life's tough... it's tougher if you're stupid.'

[This message has been edited by BlueMule (edited 03-14-2003).]

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Dad Vishus
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From: Moscow, Iowa, USA
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posted 03-14-2003 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure this man is all that intersted in brakes.

His racecar is a backhalved 74 Nova with a 555 that made 940 HP on the dyno this winter. He likes to go fast!

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
2002 Ranger FX4 daily driver
2000 F350 PSD Crew cab dually - Like commuting in a B52!!
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-14-2003 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BlueMule:
When the trailer brakes are cooked and most of your air is depleted, a jake is all ya got left except for somebody's back yard.

You'd be surprised how many truckers find themselves in that situation behind my house at 2 in the morning in the summer with my bedroom windows open. They don't do it as much in the wintertime, it seems. Sometimes I feel like my bed is in the breakdown lane. I need to move.

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Dad Vishus
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posted 03-18-2003 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got a report last night. The new truck got 9.6 MPG running with the cruise set at 82 MPH in Kansas. 75 is the speed limit there.

He loves the truck and particularly the new transmission. The downshift mode for braking works great.

He also weighed the rig and fully loaded for a long week-end it weighs in at a hefty 28,000 lbs. This is a 48 foot trailer with living quarters, complete with shower, toilet, hot water heater, fridge, stove microwave and AC. He carries his racecar, a golf cart, and a junior dragster. The trailer has a generator, air compressor and large toolbox.

For the weight he's pulling, I'd say its doing real well.

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
2002 Ranger FX4 daily driver
2000 F350 PSD Crew cab dually - Like commuting in a B52!!
98 US Cargo Phantom II 28'

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-18-2003 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He ought to just get a semi.

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Dad Vishus
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posted 03-18-2003 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
He ought to just get a semi.



He actually was considering a medium duty truck, but decided this route was better. He could buy a new F350 and have a warrantee for less money than a used med. duty.

He told me its the best investment he's ever made. He likes it that much.

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
2002 Ranger FX4 daily driver
2000 F350 PSD Crew cab dually - Like commuting in a B52!!
98 US Cargo Phantom II 28'

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MLariviere
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posted 03-18-2003 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not to mention the insurance and registrations will be alot cheaper. Does he have/need a CDL for this? The limit before CDL in Me. is 11,500.

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Dad Vishus
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posted 03-19-2003 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He has a CDL for the business, but in Iowa if its an RV, you don't need one.

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
2002 Ranger FX4 daily driver
2000 F350 PSD Crew cab dually - Like commuting in a B52!!
98 US Cargo Phantom II 28'

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jkilroy
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posted 04-08-2003 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With or without a CDL, past 50ft total you have to stop at weigh stations.

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