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Old 12-08-2013, 02:34 PM   #1981
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So you truckin' full time now Squanker?
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:49 PM   #1982
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he might be flirting with the dark side, you know..... those unspeakable drivers up there not pulling flatbeds.

We need lots of pics of the western star!!!!!!!! Please?
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:14 PM   #1983
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Ha, the dark side! I didn't know there were any trailers other than flat decks!

I will write more in a few days, but my season is starting early, yes.







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Old 12-11-2013, 02:38 AM   #1984
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You can't beat the look of the American conventional.



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Old 12-11-2013, 02:39 AM   #1985
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beautiful truck, Nice to see it decked out with a bucket of sand, lol. great traction on pure ice hills
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:29 AM   #1986
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Ha, the dark side! I didn't know there were any trailers other than flat decks!

I will write more in a few days, but my season is starting early, yes.










Good luck this winter Ben..........Drive Slowwwwwwwwly
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:57 AM   #1987
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nice truck buddy!
but where do the hoses go?

Is it an ex-carron western star?
Just curious, is it harder to keep a condo or stand up warm, as opposed to a flat top? Or is that really a non issue? Just a guy from warm S.W. Ontario wondering.... wink,wink.

Is this your first trip across the new bridge? Bring lottsa $$$$
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deh_Cho_Bridge
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:59 AM   #1988
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Is this your first trip across the new bridge? Bring lottsa $$$$
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deh_Cho_Bridge

If i remember correctly, I was told it was something like $350 a crossing
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:10 PM   #1989
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nice truck buddy!
but where do the hoses go?

Is it an ex-carron western star?
Just curious, is it harder to keep a condo or stand up warm, as opposed to a flat top? Or is that really a non issue? Just a guy from warm S.W. Ontario wondering.... wink,wink.

Is this your first trip across the new bridge? Bring lottsa $$$$
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deh_Cho_Bridge
The truck is from an Abbotsford, B.C. company and was repossessed. I got a good deal on it (although nothing exceptional).

The hoses are purely for decoration. No practical purpose whatsoever :)

Yes, a high rise sleeper is harder to keep warm but mine is a flat top with a fairing on the roof so it looks taller than it is. Still plenty of room in there, believe me! My friend's five yr old went to have a look in there last month and hasn't come out yet. Does anyone have a number for Lassie?

It will be my first time over the new bridge, but thankfully that toll is covered by the peeps I'll be working for.

I thought I'd have left by now - if I'd known it was going to take this long to get my truck plated I'd have started working on it two weeks ago. Four days and approximately six phone calls to get a fax sent from Vancouver, now I need my own NSC number and that will take until Friday to be processed. Assuming I can get plated that day, the guy I need to speak to at dispatch only works Mon to Fri so that is a few more days...crazy! It had better all be worth it!
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #1990
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Best wishes for the upcoming season, Ben and hoping the truck works well for you. Looking forward to any posts you can manage. Drive safe (I know you will).


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Old 12-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #1991
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Good luck Squanker
and a Xmas carol for you, Let it snow, let it snow , let it snow ;-)

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Old 12-14-2013, 05:38 PM   #1992
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How in the HELL did you guys manage your logs running those ridiculous hours? If I recall correctly anything on the Ingram trail has to be logged properly, right?
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:33 AM   #1993
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How in the HELL did you guys manage your logs running those ridiculous hours? If I recall correctly anything on the Ingram trail has to be logged properly, right?

Of course it does.


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Old 12-15-2013, 04:24 AM   #1994
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How in the HELL did you guys manage your logs running those ridiculous hours? If I recall correctly anything on the Ingram trail has to be logged properly, right?


My books were always legal, it helps a lot that sleeper time can be split 4 and 4.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:28 PM   #1995
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I have a question about truck behavior in strong crosswinds. If driving West to East and the wind is howling out of the North what effect does it have on the tractor and what effect on the trailer? Do you have to counter steer the tractor to account for the wind on the trailer? Reason I ask is recently I was on the highway riding my G650 in a very strong cross wind. I had read of other riders in strong crosswinds and their description of the required technique did not relate to anything I ever had to do. Seemed natural when I leaned the bike into the wind and then counter steered to off set the lean. As I was approaching trucks on the road I wondered what effect it was having and what they had to do to offset the wind effect. Thanks for any info.
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