Hey Matthew, it's good to see that you're finally back at it. So your taking a Cascadia to drive and get your Volvo. Quite a combination. I've never driven a Volvo. Are they any good? I trained in two Cascadias and would have been happy with one if that's what I had been assigned to. I ended up with a Pete 387. Like the looks and the way it handles on the road but the steering radius is terrible, the interior has no amenities and mine only has an 8 speed, which hates heavy loads.
Here she is dirty, after I got it in Phoenix and drove through a dust storm in New Mexico.
And how she looks after getting home for the first time and getting a good wash. It's been two months since the wash so she's not so clean any more.
Hope everything works out well for you. Still trying to figure out how to set up a model workshop in the sleeper.
I'll have to keep a watch for you out here Wayne! Don't worry, if your 387 has the same 425 Cummapart that my 386 had, 2 more gears didn't help mine! A heavy load and a 5 or 6% grade=25 mph! At least be thankful you have an APU, mine only had the Espar heater and me and the better half roasted during that bad heatwave last year. We idled at night, but if we were stuck waiting for a load, it was miserable! The only bunk ventilation was the two little vents, and they didn't do much of anything. There were a few times I opened the bunk door to let more air in.
Highway keep the greasy side up. If ya ever make it dowm the I-35 corridor & stop by Wichita, Maybe a cuppa Joe could be in order?
I lost my 14.5 year Gig a year ago & still haven't got back in the saddle. My heart bumped me out for a spell as well. I miss that old T-8 and those super 2's. With that condo you should have room for a work shop!
Happy trails driver!
Actually Bob, I want the greasy side down, up would mean bad news! I'll keep you in mind, I made it through Wichita 1 or 2 times last year. Sorry to hear about your health problems, hopefully someday you can get back at it.
Well, in other news , I finally left the terminal today, but obviously if I'm online, that means I'm not in the truck! I made it as far as London, OH, which is only 20 miles from the Springfield OH terminal, before the truck broke down! Two check engine lights came on, and after contacting the Breakdown Dept, they told me to bring it to Columbus to the Freightliner dealer. So, I get to spend another night in a motel, just 50 miles farther east than I was last night. I'm just glad this is only mine til I (hopefully ) make it to WI. Then I get my (hopefully better) Volvo. I just hope I'm not going to be stuck in the shop for too long.