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here ya go, pro

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Reality Check Report This Comment
Date: July 04, 2008 02:16PM

It gets 5 gallons per mile, and diesel will be $6 a gallon by summer's end. Enjoy these dinosaurs of the highway while they last.

Buy local, people!
quasi Report This Comment
Date: July 04, 2008 05:39PM

Buying local is a great idea if only it could be put into useful practice. Our days as hunter/gatherers ended when people realized that they couldn't roam far enough to meet all their needs and so formed villages that traded with each other in goods each had that the other needed. Modern society was born and now all these millenea later we have a global economy. I don't like it any better than you do but when those trucks stop rolling it's going to be a nightmare because there are few if any places that can supply even 1% of the needs of the local population.

There's your reality check.
zxz555 Report This Comment
Date: July 04, 2008 06:31PM

well Quasi, yo could at least make a start by only cruising round the block once before picking up a whore. Man, you drive around all night looking for that punani. Just get the first one you see and quit wasting my precious oil, okay!
quasi Report This Comment
Date: July 04, 2008 07:48PM

There will always be some things available locally, zxz. But that's actually a good point you've made. Don't make unnnecessary trips. I'm fortunate in that I can take care of all my shopping needs on the way to and from my workplace and I take advantage of that fact to avoid making extra trips. I've always done this as well as living a pretty spartan lifestyle by western standards - don't need a lot of the crap that some folks think they can't live without, and what I do have doesn't have to be the newest and best, just funtional and used 'til it needs replacing. I raised two kids alone while paying child support on two other kids for a lot of years so conservation became my middle name.
zxz555 Report This Comment
Date: July 05, 2008 07:32AM

Quasi, sounds like you have it together. 4 kids! You must be tired. It's a pity more people can't live that spartan life but advertising these days makes people want to buy new stuff every day even when they know they don't want it and don't need it. People need something to live for and what they live for now is to be a consumer.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: July 05, 2008 02:00PM

doesn't anyone appreciate the length of the wheelbase on this behemoth??
of course one of the biggest problems with the COE design is the fact that the driver is essentially sitting right on top of the steer axle, providing a bit of a rough ride...with this long wheelbase however, the ride is probably fairly smooth...
other major problem with the COE design is that the driver will definitely be the first person at the scene of an accident...eye popping
smiley
quasi Report This Comment
Date: July 05, 2008 03:52PM

I posted it because I appreciated the wheelbase but of course it had to be protested and politicized instead of simply recognized as a remarkable piece of machinery. Thought that's how you'd see it pro.

Reality check my ass.

I'm on vacation for the next week and obviously already cruisin' the net for interesting trucks & stuff. Beats drivin to museums & shows.

Watch out for oncoming binders!
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: July 05, 2008 10:14PM

we've got a BINDER ALERT!!!spinning
smiley sticking its tongue out
zxz555 Report This Comment
Date: July 07, 2008 05:44AM

pro_junior Wrote:

> the driver will definitely be the first person at
> the scene of an accident...eye popping
smiley


and yet all trucks in europe are built like this...
quasi Report This Comment
Date: July 07, 2008 08:49AM

The Cab Over Engine design is a way to keep total length down. Some places have length restictions. I drove a COE Mack for a few years and the view was magnificent. Length requirements are obviously not a concern for the owner of the truck pictured.