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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by barney, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    Damn cold for this:

    I was driving down the interstate, cruising no probs... The windshield is dirty, so I turned on the wipers and hit the bus son for the windshield washer to come out ... Did it the first time very little came out so I hit the button again.... All of a sudden I hear a pop, and all dash Gage's DIE ( all power GONE),!!!!!!! I'm like really ? Now?? Damn! So I pull to the exit ( luckily I could get there), and pull over shut everything down and hope like hell I can start this beast, otherwise it's getting REAL cold real quick.

    Luckily I got this thing started , but damn what a way to wake up! Lol.... And it's too cold to sweat bullets but was damn close!

    It's one of the newer freight liner cars.image.jpeg
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  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Supposed to be 60's here by Friday. Hoping this is the last round of winter.
  3. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Had 70 again today.
  4. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    Freightliners suck. Workhorse are the best. They are faster, the heaters work better, and they can make a proper right turn
  5. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    I'm surely realizing that now, That and the 'shift inhibit' crap, ( Ok so if we have 'company' they are gonna freak the first time I put the parking brake on and shift into neutral and then when I need to go I can't because the dash will beep and 'shift inhibit' shows up) are gonna drive me nuts!

    Hell I'd be better off driving a stick...
  6. jaker

    jaker trolling

    85 here today , thought about turning on the AC
  7. 8 Hour Day

    8 Hour Day Active Member

    We have a few different new Freightliners. The gas powered 800s are silly fast, but beep impossibly loud if your lights are left on, hazards are on or brake isn't set. I appreciate the brake warning... The rest is maddening. They're also in the shop app the time.

    The gas powered Freightliner 1000s are fantastic, though.

    I still prefer my old diesel 1000, though... Reliable, quiet and tight turning radius.
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    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Too bad then that Workhorse is Kuput.
  9. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Make sure you mash down on that break real good while shifting into drive. That'll stop the shift inhibits. It took me forever to get the hang of it.
  10. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

  11. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    Sweet! Thanks for the tip!:beersmiley:
  12. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    It won't beep at you for the lights being on if you turn the dash dimmer all the way down.
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  13. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Roger that
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Dimming the dashboard lights will make the beeping go away.
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  15. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Does this make the brake warning go away too or just the lights on warning?
  16. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Thank you.
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  17. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    The 855/856 new freightliners are awesome here. The shift inhibit is set properly so you only run into it if you try to shift while actually moving or revving the engine at a dangerous level. The new 861 ones are pretty decent too except that dumb wedge under foot if I remember right. Some of the in between models have the obnoxious overly sensitive shift inhibit, the higher step and higher rear bumper and the dumb wedge under the right foot.

    I had a workhorse 700 on a previous route (672xxx) and I loved it until it just stopped working one day. It just wouldn't start back up at a stop and it was in the shop for months. It was later reassigned to a different route and I saw it get towed into the shop recently. It was peppy, had great heat, didn't have the dumb foot wedge, very low step, but suspension was ridgid and the shelves didn't slope, so if you hit a bump or didn't baby the corners in the morning you'd empty the shelves into the aisle. It had that nice shelf next to the door you could set packages on. Later workhorses got that dump cage/handrail blocking that ledge like the new freightliners have that are obnoxious. Worthless as a handrail and takes up too much of that ledge.
  18. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    New freightliners
    Pro. They're quiet. The blinker shuts off the hazards.
    Con. Turn radius is horrid. Two point turn in a cul de sac. Shift inhibit.

    Alarms are too loud, yes if you shut the dimmer off you only have to listen to the four way flasher tone.

    The pulley/weight setup on the bulkhead door is junk and doesn't work on a road with a crown.

    The shifter will rub on your knee, the roof isn't translucent so dome lights and removal of sunglasses are required to see the labels on pkgs.

    They're more narrow than a workhorse. ...and of course, the emergency brake is to far away requiring a end range movement to set it. Like always.

    Let's not forget they're a complete basket case and we've always got a few red tagged for an electrical issue.
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  19. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    Just the lights.
  20. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    I forgot about the shift inhibit thing. Thanks for reminding me. I was on a two lane road, 55 mph zone, and had a delivery for a house that sits on that road. No turn around, your only option is to back into the beginning of their drive way and make the delivery. Well, naturally I'm coming to that delivery location and there are tons of cars behind me. I turn on my hazards in advance, then switch to my turn signal hoping the people behind me will understand the UPS truck in front of them is going to make an awkward maneuver. Set myself up for the reverse into the drive and BOOM shift inhibit! I see in my mirrors the dumb asses behind me still barreling down on me. I freak out then finally get safely into the driveway. Stupid shift inhibit.