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Greetings from the road!

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Forums' started by SuperjazzyJa, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. SuperjazzyJa

    SuperjazzyJa 18 Wheel Member Subscriber

    Thanks guys! We're attempting to launch again tomorrow, Lord willing.

    Knighty knight all.
  2. SuperjazzyJa

    SuperjazzyJa 18 Wheel Member Subscriber

    Well, we finally got going only to get stuck in Lamar, CO. I not only did my usual thorough pretrip of truck and trailer, I went over everything twice. Not only that, but my friend/brother/roommate checked everything that he knew to check twice. So, the oil in all of the hub seals was checked 4 times. One of the hub seals must have leaked. Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, we were stuck on the side of the road 4 miles into Colorado in the rain. We were able to get it situated with help from a tech and a guy with trailer well enough to get to Lamar. At least we are in a nice hotel (Quality Inn) for a couple of nights. Neither my buddy nor I got any sleep from early Tuesday morning until last night.

    I will keep y'all posted on what develops.
  3. Christian B

    Christian B AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Middle of the Jersey shore
    Ouch! For want of a nail.... comes to mind. Hope you're back in operation soon.
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  4. SuperjazzyJa

    SuperjazzyJa 18 Wheel Member Subscriber

    The foreman brought us to Midland to get the red truck. From there, we went to New Braunfels for the other trailer and equipment which we brought back to Denver. The green hornet and trailer are still in Lamar. The 3 of us have been functioning on a serious sleep deficit since Tuesday. We try real hard not to have break downs, but it never works.
  5. ilusndweller

    ilusndweller Super Member


    Just saying Hi!
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  6. old_tv_nut

    old_tv_nut See Yourself on Color TV! Subscriber

    Hope you got some sleep since Sunday, SJJ!
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  7. SuperjazzyJa

    SuperjazzyJa 18 Wheel Member Subscriber

    ^^ We slept all day Sunday and have been catching up since.
  8. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

    Hertfordshire, UK
    Good news, I get very grouchy if I haven't had enough sleep :)
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  9. SuperjazzyJa

    SuperjazzyJa 18 Wheel Member Subscriber

    Our backup paver broke down on Wed and again on Thur. First 2 hydraulic hoses broke. Then, a bolt holding the right extension broke. So, the bosses had me drive the old, red truck with 3 tired mice peddling a crankshaft under the hood pulling the empty trailer to Lamar with the foreman riding shotgun. We were supposed to drive to where the good equipment was, load it up and come back.

    All the way down, I was toying with the notion of going to the shop where the other trailer sits waiting to be fixed and switch trucks. The green hornet was sitting there so that the shop could move the trailer as needed. As we were nearing Lamar, one of the bosses called the foreman and said to do just that! Best news I've heard all day!

    So, with the green hornet, the immeasurably better truck pulling the better trailer, we picked up the better equipment and got back to Denver one heck of a lot faster than we got to Lamar. :thumbsup:
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  10. SuperjazzyJa

    SuperjazzyJa 18 Wheel Member Subscriber

    The bosses are now talking about replacing both trucks. I won't miss the red one at all, not even a little bit. The green hornet on the other hand, I'll have to take antidepressants when it goes. They claim that I will be driving an even faster truck, but with an auto-RALPH-matic transmission. Shifting is half the fun of driving a big truck! Give me an Eaton-Fuller 10 speed (NOT the super 10) any day! Don't know how I'm gonna handle this. :no::no::no:
  11. ETLS

    ETLS metacarpophalangealcranium Subscriber

    Just go with the G. H.
  12. Rome

    Rome Holsum Honey Buns Subscriber

    Dallas, Texas
    Tell 'em Rome says to give you a Freightliner, case closed! :D


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