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Old 08-06-2017, 12:34 PM   #1
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Ii's been a while

Hi every body,
I have been dormant for quite a while as I was trying to sell my business before getting into fulltime RV'ing. So now that we have sold our business I am back. I jut came back fro Texas after picking up a 2007 Freightliner m2-106. When I picked her up she had 39K on the odometer. So she looks and funs like new. To get her home I drove 1900 miles in 3 days and had no problems. I did notice a slight pull for the right as I drove and the only disappointment was that the built in GPS did not have upgradeable maps. When I got it home I had the trucked inspected and the wheels aligned and that fixed the tire pull.

I think I will name her Ox. Ox will be pulling a 39 foot Luxe which has a gross weight of 21000 lbs. This should be a piece of cake for this truck.. It will be another 2 months before the trailer is built so I have some time to get used to Ox.

See you on the road.
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:54 PM   #2
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Few things i for got to mention

Hi Everybody,
A few things I forgot to mention about Ox.
Ox has a Mercedes 7.2 liter Engine making 330HP and 1000 ft lbs of torque.
She carries 100 gallons of fuel and I got about 16mph on the way back from Texas. So I guess I will get around 8 to 10 MPH hauling my new trailer maybe a little better once the engine is fully broke in.

There is a Ranch hauler Bed, a full leather interior and a trail saver 32K hitch. The air ride seats are very comfortable and I never stiffened up or got sore in those 3 days it took to get home.

Bob
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:24 PM   #3
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Bobbyh welcome back, Ox sounds like a nice haul
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:08 PM   #4
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I have a 1999 Sport Chassis, that I call "bug killer"
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Bob,

My '01 Sport Chassis is called Derpy.

I am getting around 11 mpg (US) but you may be higher than that under load.

You may want to get it aligned.. go with the 4 corner aliment. I hadn't realized I was out until I started destroying a steer tire.

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