Forced Retirement

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Patrick C.'s Comment
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It's Official. My time with my first truck is drawing to a close. She is officially going to be retired. Sometime near the end of this week I will return to Amherst so my truck can be stripped of her graphics and put out to pasture.

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Drive Safe and God Speed.

G-Town's Comment
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Click bait...good luck with your new ride!

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Gotcha G-town. Thank you.

Sadly, I will have to deal with having the annoying On-Guard system now. I have thoroughly enjoyed not having to deal with it beeping and stomping the brakes. I had one of the very few trucks left that weren't equipped with it.

I will keep y'all updated to what I get. My guess will be an evolution that is maybe 2 years newer than my current truck and maybe 150k miles less.

G-Town's Comment
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On-Guard...should come with a bumper sticker; "I brake for overpasses".

I wish I could say you'll get completely used to it, tolerance is the best you can hope for. 98% of the time not bothersome...

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Let's not forget guard rails and reflectors in corners.

Unholychaos's Comment
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My on guard rarely slams on the brakes by itself. Some may get spooked more than others though. I think it's a great tool. Helps keep you at a safe following distance.

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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My on guard rarely slams on the brakes by itself. Some may get spooked more than others though. I think it's a great tool. Helps keep you at a safe following distance.

Great tool until youre driving through I80 in western Nebraska and the roads are covered in ice and it hits the brakes because someone cut you off.

By far the most dangerous technoloy on the road right now. My local company doesnt use it so I'm in luck.

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Unholychaos's Comment
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My on guard rarely slams on the brakes by itself. Some may get spooked more than others though. I think it's a great tool. Helps keep you at a safe following distance.

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Great tool until youre driving through I80 in western Nebraska and the roads are covered in ice and it hits the brakes because someone cut you off.

By far the most dangerous technoloy on the road right now. My local company doesnt use it so I'm in luck.

It only has slammed the brakes on me when I was on cruise. Usually because it picks up a shadow or a rain drop, sometimes even a bug... but I'm usually quick enough to hit the cancel button before it causes me to get a hard brake.

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Rick S.'s Comment
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On-Guard...should come with a bumper sticker; "I brake for overpasses".

I wish I could say you'll get completely used to it, tolerance is the best you can hope for. 98% of the time not bothersome...

You KILL ME!

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(sorry Rainy)

Rick

Pete B.'s Comment
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On Guard... you'll learn to recognize opportunities where a four-wheeler is about to crossover in front of you, throwing the truck into a lurch, but it is good at keeping you a safe distance from the vehicle in front. My idea of 7 seconds was a lot shorter than the actual 7 seconds. What I find most annoying is not realizing my speed had dropped to 60 or 59, because that's how fast the vehicle in front of me is going... it happens so gradually you don't even notice. Maybe your new ride will have a nice 'Easter egg' that will make you care less about the On Guard!

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