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  1. Radar274

    Donvel Products

    Reminds me of the old 4020 fuel gauge....It's electric but do you think if I could stop the fuel gauge from slapping like a fish, the old girl might act 18 again? Then again it's hard work out in the field...... running the elevator is easy and close to home😎
  2. Radar274

    Donvel Products

    I don't know how it will work on your truck and $210 seems like a lot to money to pay for basically 2 sets of 1/4 inch coupling with a restricted air flow...... but If we purchased another truck I wouldn't hesitate to put them on again.
  3. Radar274

    Donvel Products

    It did help the wandering a lot on our factory air ride suspension (Volvo). The DW approves........ We had the front end checked, and aligned. The shocks had been changed all the way around, which helped some but the DW kept complaining about the wandering when she was driving. It stopped the nose diving going around the corner which helped the under-steer and dampened the bumps out. The ride is much firmer. Not sure it will work on your truck but if your Freightliner is on springs, Donvel makes a kit to add airbags to the front end. Good Luck
  4. Radar274

    Donvel Products

    Completely agreed. Installed Donvel valves in a 2012 VNL730 on sleeper and steer/axle, what a differance it made. It is the best $210 we have ever spent. Our driveway is quite long and would rock the sleeper from side to side, after install the cab is now steady. The truck would wander and under-steer in the corners, wandering and under-steer is gone. It feels and drives like a new truck!!
  5. Radar274

    Indianapolis IN sucky roads.

    We travel north and south from Michigan using I69 to I65 and I69 to I74 on the east side of Indy multiple times per year. The traffic and road conditions have something to be desired (NOT)! I asked the DW if it was OK to let the cat out of the bag.........only if they don't tell anyone. The next time thru Indy try HWY 9 on the east side, it connects I69 to I65 using Hwy 44, they are 2 lanes but smooth with less traffic which equals far less stress. We volunteered at the Kentucky Horse park several times per year, and have used I69-hwy9-I74-I75 instead of I75 through Dayton and Cincinnati. Safe Travels Bob
  6. Radar274

    Finally Complete

    Awesome! Love the lights
  7. Lance We had the same experience you have had. We found it very difficult to drive smoothly when starting out from stop and driving slowly especially with a light load. We usually haul 20,000 lbs. but last week we bought a horse 10hrs away so I hooked up the the 3 horse trailer for the first time and it hauled smoother than the 1 ton Manual trans I usually use. With the premium I-Shift you have many options there is Eco mode, Premium Mode and Manual Mode. and the ability to downshift-up shift and hold it in a given gear. We use Eco mode most of the time and manual mode when in the mountains with grades and switch backs. The switch on the side will Up or Down shift and hold it in a gear if you hold the button. I think you will learn to love the I shift or maybe the I shift learns YOU. Good Luck bob
  8. Radar274

    2018 West Coast Rally

    The Darkside has some of the most talented and giving people I know, wish we could have been there! A special thanks goes out to Chad for helping us with our solar installation (in Michigan) during the WCR. Hope to cross paths someday. Bob
  9. Radar274

    Kalispell Montana

    We are Volunteering at Rebecca Farms for the month of July just off 93. Bob & Kay
  10. Radar274

    Project progress

    Awesome job! Now that it's done, you have the time and a reason for another building. That White stuff must be kept off.πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ž
  11. Radar274

    Just statistics.........

    Yes... but all kinds of farm vehicles and dump trucks
  12. Radar274

    Head light restoration

    X 4 worth every penny!!!! http://deepspacelighting.com/
  13. Radar274

    insurance michigan

    Justin Try searching this forum using "THUM" you will get lots of topics. We live in Mi. but Added our Volvo to our farm policy, Better coverage and less cost. The following is a quote from one of the topics: Howdy Curt, The truck is still tandem and I want to leave it that way. I have insurance through this agent, Melissa Thum, President Thum Insurance Agency, LLC Auto – Home – RV – Business 3140 3 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 P 616-957-2400 - F 616-957-1204 melissa@thuminsurance.com www.thuminsurance.com Dave
  14. Hope the picture shows up. These Boxes cost almost as much as the steel to build the complete deck but where well worth the $'s. American Truck box primed them so they wouldn't rust until the deck was completed. After completing the deck I had the deck and boxes sand basted and powder coated. Click For Full-Size Image.
  15. 2X on American Truck Box, ours are 24x30x42 white powder coated 10gauge 525 ea. 240 for shipping to Michigan. Bob