Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Jul 29, 2008.
Is that the workhorse model?
and How do you keep your lunch box from falling out?
It looks like my route, except the pkg car is too clean and the road is too well paved.
Where's the chickens and the dogs?
I dont know if its the "workhorse" model or not, it is a 665-series Freightliner P-7 with dual rear wheels and the swing-open rear doors. As far as the lunch box goes, I secure it with a bungee cord attached to the trailer hitch holder.
You cant have chickens running loose out there, the raccoons and weasels will get them. There are a few geese running around on this farm but they aren't in the picture. Same deal with the dog. Its like a trip to the petting zoo every time I deliver there.
Did you say hitch? Is it gas or diesel? We have 668 and 669 series gas ones in our center and our shop tells us they can't put hitches on them.
Its a diesel, the only gas cars we have here are a few old GMC P-5's and P-10's. I have a hitch on my car, I was told by the shop that they can put a hitch on any diesel as long as it has the dual rear wheels. We also have some of the new P-7's with single rear wheels and sliding pocket back doors, but they dont have hitches on them. Apparently the frame and rear axle on these is not strong enough for towing.
I'm missing something, trailer hitch is under the rear bumper, your lunchbox is in the cab?
soberups has a holder for the trailer hitch ball in his cab. I have never seen one of those, but its a great idea. He can back all the way up to a dock with the ball off from the mount under his rear bumper.
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Oh, we only have a handful of trucks with hitches(new P1's), and they are all under the back bumper, part of the back bumper folds up to access it.
The reciever is under the rear bumper, and there is a "stinger" which is a metal bar with the trailer ball that slides into the reciever and is secured with a pin. When not towing, the stinger is removed because it sticks out past the rear bumper. There is a square receptacle to stow the stinger in the cab, between the steps and the firewall on the passenger side. If you look at the pic you can see part of the stinger receptacle right next to my lunch box, there is a little knob on the bottom of it that you screw in to tighten it down and keep it from rattling.
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