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Okay headed up the road tomorrow to check out a truck that I think is the one....wanna say thanks to Rick for his time on the phone today and Bill for providing his contact info - I will have the checklist in hand from the forum and will have to make the decision the same day...owner operator, private sale with others from out of state wanting to fly in and buy on the spot....any last minute words of advice?

.2104 Volvo 780 500 HP I shift 419,000 miles - loaded APU, etc. - really clean well kept......

Thanks

Mark

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2 hours ago, Star Dreamer said:

See if they have any maintenance records, should have them being an O/O. 

Find out if there is any factory warranty still left on it. You might be able to still take in for some items that might come up. 

Don't be pressured, there are other trucks out there.

Dave

Best advice, hands down.

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5 hours ago, Star Dreamer said:

See if they have any maintenance records, should have them being an O/O. 

Find out if there is any factory warranty still left on it. You might be able to still take in for some items that might come up. 

Don't be pressured, there are other trucks out there.

Dave

Hi Mark,

2X with Dave's advice. Ask a lot of questions. When I went to check out the truck I have now. I used a clipboard to hold my check list and also had a pen or too with me. I also wrote down notes on blank sheets of paper that were on the clipboard. Take your time looking at the truck. Have your coveralls on and crawl under the truck going from the front to the rear.

Best of luck,
Al

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Welllllll...it's all over but the fun now....decided on the truck,  should take possession on Friday.  Think we hit the jackpot on this one (time will tell).  One of the cleanest commercial trucks I've seen.  My buddy (a retired truck driver) went with me and we crawled around together....even he was impressed...

Thanks to all the good folks on this forum and the great advice...Now just need to start the slow process of conversion....Henry - I hope to be in touch to schedule a hitch (need to get this titled and registered by mail....slow....)

Thanks to all - hope to get some sleep tonight - not much last night.....

Mark

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35 minutes ago, HDT Wannabee said:

Thanks Bill will be in touch..

Can't seem to post any pics - file size to big - need to figure it out....

Mark

Go to this site and select a photo with the button or drag a photo into the box.  It will provide you with a URL you can then paste into a post here and the picture will show up once you save the post.  Like this:

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Nice truck. You will love it. I got a 30000 mile 2014 in 2016. That's right Thirty thousand miles. Question: I have the same front bumper which is fairly rare but my bumper is missing the rubber air dam on the bottom of the bumper that is on this new truck. Anyone have a clue why mine is gone?

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My ride with just shy of a million miles and never rebuilt. Cat 3406B-13 speed.  Probably only put 1500-2000 mi./yr and only half those pulling a 32 ft. trailer. Never looked like this when got it but the interior was in great shape for a 1984. Did all the work myself and worth twice what I got into it. All mechanical with no computor gremlims to go wrong. i am in my glory driving it.

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13 hours ago, Dan Johnson said:

Nice truck. You will love it. I got a 30000 mile 2014 in 2016. That's right Thirty thousand miles. Question: I have the same front bumper which is fairly rare but my bumper is missing the rubber air dam on the bottom of the bumper that is on this new truck. Anyone have a clue why mine is gone?

I don't think they all came with it. It's only held on with platic pop-rivets so it would be easy to install on the truck. No tools required.

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