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I think that is motormike (Bonnie & Mickey Meredith). They were the gorgeous truck next to us at the 2013 HDT Rally in Hutch. It is a real nice truck, and he treats it right!

That is a different truck unless he has changed the bumper, bed and sleeper. Also a different 5th wheel.

 

Still a very nice truck.

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Another undisputed "King of the Road" Pete.. :)

I would not, however want to be close by if he forgot to remove those five gallon buckets before cranking up the engine...

YIKES....they could do some major damage..

When I farmed, on occasion I would forget to take a large coffee can off the exhaust of a bigger tractor if I had to leave it outside overnight....and it shot that can up like a cannonball :)

Cheers,

Bob

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Another undisputed "King of the Road" Pete.. :)

I would not, however want to be close by if he forgot to remove those five gallon buckets before cranking up the engine...

YIKES....they could do some major damage..

When I farmed, on occasion I would forget to take a large coffee can off the exhaust of a bigger tractor if I had to leave it outside overnight....and it shot that can up like a cannonball :)

Cheers,

Bob

Forgot to take my sherwin Williams bucket off last night.

Normally when I forget it shoots off to the side but this time it only went high enough for bail handle to get stuck and slide down the stack. Now that was fun to get back off.

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I met the owner this morning just before we pulled out. He is an Escape and is registered out of Livingston and reads this thread but has never posted. The Pete is a '92 with a million and five plus on it. It is absolutely perfect inside and out - all aluminum high luster and chrome. Paint is perfect. Original red quilted leather and wood inside. More darn gauges than a 747. No ECM on this Pete. Doonan(?) singled it and built the bed. He also tows a full size SUV behind the fiver. I encouraged him to register and say hello but he shyed away. He knows who Jack is and commented he was partly responsible through his web site and postings for getting him into a HDT. You just never know, do you Jack? Hundreds of HDT'ers (me included) have origination ties to Papa Jack :) .

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Is anyone familiar with Doonan?

 

Can anyone estimate the wheelbase of that Pete?

 

Doonan truck is located in Wichita, KS and Great Bend, KS.

Has been a Peterbuilt dealer for many years, I have bought several trucks from them in the late 70's and 80's.

Haven't been to the dealership in years, but drive by it all the time, always give a quick look to see what I'm missing.

 

Roger

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Mark would be my brother, Jim :)

 

Kenny Doonan is a Paccar dealer in Wichita, as stated above. He was heavily involved in supporting and hosting the HDT Rally in the formative years. He paid for much of the cost of the "extras", supplied space for our events, had his staff do presentations, and helped with social events. He also pretty much made his shop available to the Rally for work. Many of us had all our routine maintenance and other "discretionary" work done there each year. He also had a VIS machine and you could get a discounted run there. Kenny was VERY helpful with the Rally, and it would not have been the same, or developed like it did, without his help and support. During that time Kenny was also a Teton dealer, and had a body shop that could do hauler bodies.

 

When we outgrew the venue in Wichita and moved to the present location that pretty much ended the relationship with Doonan, although in the fist few years he did come up and give a presentation on trucking.

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