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New HDT owner - 1999 Volvo VNL 610


CHIEFWAHO

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New HDT owner here! My family will be using truck to pull our Jeep Scramblers (CJ8's) around the country.

 

Found truck in the classifieds on this forum.

Purchased from SteveandJimmie

http://www.rvnetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=117076

 

The original builder was Bill R

http://www.rvnetwork.com/index.php?showtopic=103906

 

Met SteveandJimmie in Denver Friday evening to check the truck out.

We struck up a deal and it was off to its new home in Kansas.

 

Still feeling out the shifter but loved the way it goes down the road.

 

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Be forewarned, you may become more interested in your tow rig than what you're towing.

 

True......

 

I no longer have my "built up" Jeep. Was not using it enough so we sold it, replaced it with a smart on the bed of the truck :)

 

I figure someday I'll build up another one, but for now the smart is working for us.

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Chief, based on your other posting, we are probably only a little more than an hour from you up in Hillsdale Lake State Park, just south of Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill. Take that new pup for some exercise and come visit. It would be a mini-mini-rally.

Wow,

I'm in Wichita and u never invite me?. Maybe after meeting me at Hutch with mt LGT you know better?

 

Roger

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Wow,

I'm in Wichita and u never invite me. Maybe after meeting me at Hutch with mt LGT you know better

 

Roger

Everyone is always invited, and this park is pretty empty at the moment. Fills up a little on the weekends, but the cooler temps are keeping most of them away. I love LGTs. The ministry has 3 of them now, but the big boy gets to go on the road.

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Welcome Chief, I also own a 99 model 610. As a matter of fact, mine is the same model, same color, same engine, same transmission. Heck, we could be brothers from different mothers... I don't know. You'll love it... so much safer. You may want to check your "engine fuel solenoid", and your "engine crankshaft position sensor". Since I've owned my truck, I've had a chance meeting with two different "Road Service" mechanics. I asked both about what they see most often break down the Cummins M11. They both said basically the same thing.... first...is clogged fuel filters, second...old fuel shutoff solenoid, third... engine crankshaft position sensor. These parts cost roughly $50 apiece and are do-it-yourself replaceable. They recommended changing them both every five years whether they "need it or not". They said this also was the same for the N14's. You may want to check yours to see if they've ever been changed.

 

Enjoy your new truck and remember there's "good ol'boys and gals" on here that's forgot more about our old trucks than I'll ever know. Some are like me, if they don't know the answer to a question... they'll make one up for you! Just kidding.

 

Ed

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Welcome Chief, I also own a 99 model 610. As a matter of fact, mine is the same model, same color, same engine, same transmission. Heck, we could be brothers from different mothers... I don't know. You'll love it... so much safer. You may want to check your "engine fuel solenoid", and your "engine crankshaft position sensor". Since I've owned my truck, I've had a chance meeting with two different "Road Service" mechanics. I asked both about what they see most often break down the Cummins M11. They both said basically the same thing.... first...is clogged fuel filters, second...old fuel shutoff solenoid, third... engine crankshaft position sensor. These parts cost roughly $50 apiece and are do-it-yourself replaceable. They recommended changing them both every five years whether they "need it or not". They said this also was the same for the N14's. You may want to check yours to see if they've ever been changed.

 

 

Having owned an ISM (a newer version of the M11) I totally agree with Ed - OldFlySwatter. I'd preemptively replace those components at some point when you get to it.

 

Thanks for the heads up on those items. At the least, I will get them on hand and get familiar with the process of changing them out in case they do go south.

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Are you going to leave hitch in the forward position? I do believe that is the only one I have seen not behind axle

 

Here is picture of a previous owners setup.

I think the picture above showing the hitch has a bad angle.

Center of hitch is behind axle.

 

With the current configuration the hitch can not be moved back because there is a generator mounted behind the hitch.

 

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