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  1. #1
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    Default Takin' It On The Road.

    Heading to SC now. Wish me well.
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Hope you have a flat, no just kidding. Hope all goes well. Will be praying for you.
    I have a busy next week. Making up a ton of nucs (almost in the literal sense), feeding, making queens, etc.

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    My birthplace! Tell everyone I say hello! Bees going with you?
    Regards, Barry

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    His bees are already here. We will take him out to eat one night. He has a real desire for southern BBQ... so your "Moderator" will be well fed.

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    Default Re: Takin' It On The Road.

    Have a safe trip!

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    Safe Travels.
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 12 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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    Wish I was goin' somewhere warmer. Have a safe and enjoyable trip. John

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    A hearty welcome to you in advance. The weather is supposed be gorgeous this weekend.

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    Well Mike. I guess your prayeres worked so far. I haven't had a flat yet. But the turbo may have blown out. I hope that's all it is. I got just 20 miles North of Harrisburg when BAMM!!, smoke out the tail pipe and loss of power. Pulled over to the side of Rt 81 and called for help.

    The truck is in a Heavy Truck Garage in Bethel, PA. If I am lucky they'll find a Ford Dealer w/ parts available. Otherwise it'll be Monday before I can get back on the road. If what is wrong is simple and repairable.

    Should of gotten rid of that truck the first time it blew the oil cooler and EGR valve.
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Default Re: Takin' It On The Road.

    You are to far North and East of me for me to know any reliable parts sources nearby.

    Ich mitfühlen Sie und Gott gehen mit du.
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    Watch yer language Scrapfe, children may be reading here.
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Good news may be following bad news. The guy who gave me a ride from the garage last night has a turbo that fits my truck. It has 80,000 miles on it, costs $400.00 and is available right now. Compared to a new one at $1,000.00 and not available until Monday at the earliest. The Tow Truck Driver/Owner and Mechanic think the way I do, which is to go w/ the used one. Which will get me on the road quicker.

    I'm going to get to work replacing this truck asap.
    Mark Berninghausen
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    You need a chevy.

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    Heh,heh. Good one. What do you recommend and why? There aren't alot of truck dealers in trhe North Country to begin w/, let alone Chevy Truck Dealers. But I'm listening.

    I'm also wondering why I should have a deisel w/ all of the problems I've had and the price of fuel. Gas enginers, these days, are built to last a cpl 100,000 miles, aren't they? Seems like they aught to last until the thing is paid for. I'd love a truck that would last that long. Actually one that would last twice that long would be nice. But the manufacturers probably don't see it that way.

    Maybe I need a bigger truck? Or would that just mean bigger repair bills?
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Bummer Mark..... but glad it was fairly small $$.

    I agree to the bigger truck. I am shopping for one
    next fall. (new to me is 200k miles.).

    Personally I'd stick with a diesel commercial truck.
    With bigger trucks the fuel efficiency helps close
    the per gallon gap it seems to me.

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    If we can do anything for you... just let me know... you got my number.

    I guess a YATT is coming (Yet Another Truck Thread). Few things seem to inspire more opinionation (sp), unless its bobcats...swingers..etc.

    Bee Careful.

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    mark
    we got back from sc two days ago. bees are working and looking good. lot better than last year. hope you got back on the road ok. remember to let truck idle five minutes before shutting off. good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    With bigger trucks the fuel efficiency helps close
    the per gallon gap it seems to me.
    That's one reason I got into this truck. Friends were getting 16 plus mpg w/ theirs. But I have never gotten better than 10 and mostly 8 or 9. Which sucks. Wrong gear ratio, supposedly.

    I have a friend who has a Cabover Freightliner 10 wheeler and he gets the same fuel economy. But he can haul more at once. I just figure if it's a bigger truck everything will be bigger, economically.

    I'll let you know Herb. Thanks. You know what, that Southern Hospitality can be found righht next to the Canadian Border too. If ya know what I mean.
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Quote Originally Posted by beeware10 View Post
    mark, remember to let truck idle five minutes before shutting off. good luck
    Thanks beeware10. Mine looked good 3 wks ago too. Looking forward to too much work.

    I never heard that before. What's the thinking behind that? Especially after long trips? Or everty time I drive?
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Default Re: Takin' It On The Road.

    I am thinking Freightliner (or the like).

    My Chevy 1 ton gets 12 mpg and really can't
    haul what I'd like. I can't even consider pulling
    the bobcat with a load on any distance anyway.

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