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Old 04-23-2023, 01:05 PM   #1
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Classic with Peterbilt chassis

Are there any downsides to a Classic with a Peterbilt/Cummins X-15 and ultra shift trans over a Freightliner/DD16 combo?
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Perhaps that there is a better FL network??
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Id just make sure to sit in one. Narrower than cascadia.
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Are there any downsides to a Classic with a Peterbilt/Cummins X-15 and ultra shift trans over a Freightliner/DD16 combo?
Freightliner/DD16 combo is better. Just kidding.
I think it comes down to personal preference, check both of them out.
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I wasn't implying the Peterbilt was sub par. Just looks dated
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Old 04-23-2023, 07:19 PM   #6
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A freightliner is bottom tier and Peterbuilt is the very best in the trucking industry, and they are priced accordingly. I dont know how that applies to super c coaches though.
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The Pete cab and chassis will typically sit considerably higher compared to the FL. Cab ingress/egress is better on the FL, as well as width and overall visibility. This was our employee feedback anyhow…
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I was a mechanic in a Peterbilt shop from 1986 to 2011. Petes are called the "Cadillac" of trucks. The price definatly shows that.

BUT they are tighter in the cab than most. Nice to work on though because of accessablity to most components. We did work on other makes, and most things were easier to work on with the Petes.
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I guess I just prefer the modern look of the FL. Magna, Is that a 38CSB?
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The passenger compartment really looks small. I have the Cascadia and I think the passenger area on it is very small.
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Downside to the Super C's. Passenger comfort is lacking.
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Downside to the Super C's. Passenger comfort is lacking.
Probably because they are TRUCKS. Made for making miles. They will outlast any MH other than maybe a Prevost based rig. But if you want comfort for your passengers, a truck isn't the top choice IMHO.
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That is true. Hard to beat the passenger view and comfort in a Class A but I think the pro's outweigh the con's. Safety, readily available and affordable windshields, ease of service at any truck repair facility.
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