Profile For Mikey B.

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  • Location:
    AR

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    Experienced Driver

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    3 years ago

Mikey B.'s Bio

Living the dream. Living in the truck, company driver, no bills.

fazhamikey@yahoo.com

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Posted:  2 days, 3 hours ago

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TV problems

I'm thinking if it's hanging, you may try to place something under it temporarily while driving to support some of the weight.

I was brainstorming with my dad a couple nights ago and if I decide to put another TV in I may have someone fabricate a foam lined metal cradle that mounts to the bracket and the TV sits down inside of it so it has virtually zero stress on the plastic since its not mounted, just set into the adjustable cradle.

Posted:  2 days, 4 hours ago

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Sort of an update, mostly complaining about my loaner Volvo and QLS sensors

I think I have the same cab. It is smaller than the one with a table, this is true. My microwave sits on top of a fridge, so no issues with the cabinet. I keep my tea kettle there, and you are right, things do fly out from there :-) I am thinking of getting a box or a crate to prevent it. Other than that I still like this truck more than freightliners.

Absolutely, I started measuring all the oddball cabinets and buying sterilite containers for them. Makes them so much more usable.

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Posted:  2 days, 4 hours ago

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TV problems

Any pictures of the TV hanging? I may have suggestions, if I can see it in position.

No, I've removed it and disposed of it. Whatever was attached to the plastic case inside quit working. This was a 32 inch but my 24 inch did the same. I had a 40 inch that the coax cable attachment piece broke out along with the plastic surrounding it. This TV was tilted most if the time which probably contributed to its failure but my 24 inch was evenly straight upright. Surely I can't be the only one having this issue...can I? Lmao. Its an expensive problem. I'm just gonna watch Hulu on my phone I guess.

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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TV problems

So I now have my 3rd TV that the plastic case that the mounting screws are attached to has cracked due to road vibrations. Anyone else having issues with this?

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Posted:  3 days, 16 hours ago

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Living in truck with no physical address

I know this has been discussed some time ago, but what are the considerations of living in your truck full time and having no physical address? I do have a PO Box, but have to have the post office hold my mail until I get there to pick it up. That arrangement is not working out well. Causes late payments. What is a better solution?

Unless things have changed recently you have to have a physical address for your CDL, they won't allow po boxes. I use my parents address and I live in my truck full-time. The only bills I have are paid by auto draft. The mail I do get is often late. Today I went to visit on a 34 and had some casino freebies...they had all expired.

Posted:  5 days, 13 hours ago

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Driving East: Nervous as Hay-ell

Look out for the ditches. In NY and NJ, dontpark on the driveways or drive on the parkways. Other than that its pretty nice out east. Plenty of truckstops. Honestly once you've been across the rockies....there are only hills out east. Relax and enjoy the ride.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Have you ever spotted something scary and/or exciting while driving at night?

Yes, yes I have.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Cooking/Eating OTR

0717098001632034939.jpg The first thing when thinking about cooking comes to mind is the best portable freezer for salmon, meat etc... I could stock up at Costco on healthy stuff like wild-caught salmon etc then use a toaster oven, not a microwave to cook it. For those of you using the microwave, you might want to make the switch to a toaster oven for health reasons. Nuking your food kills a lot of food's nutrients and just isn't the healthy way to cook. Anyone care to share their freezer recommendations? This one had some ok and bad reviews, the company won't replace it. So I'm looking for something like this for a better company.

Ryan, might I suggest the Galanz 3 in 1 appliance? It is a microwave, air fryer and convection oven all in one. Toaster ovens are fairly limited in what they can cook/bake.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Kearsey / Rainy! omigosh; lady! Dang dispatch!!!!!

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Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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GPS???

Today I was given a CB, an inverter and a cooker by an old trucker. He also told me to buy a separate trucker gps and not rely on my Qualcomm one. Is this true? If so they are very expensive

I used the Qualcomm GPS directions very much successfully for two years by itself. It provided great turn by turn (my opinion) directions. My new company doesn't use the Qualcomm GPS so I bought a Garmin dezl 700. Cost $399 at all truckstops. Almost got the 800 but didn't see much difference other than price from the 700. I've been very happy with it so far.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Inverter Troubles.

Just got moved into a new truck and I can't get the inverter to work.

It's a Cooper-Busman 1800 pure sine inverter.

It'll power up and shows good input volts, but I can't get it to output anything.

Has a status light that's on yellow (which maybe means battery?).

Does it just need to charge for a while? Is it busted? Y'all have any thoughts or troubleshooting tips?

(I would just wait but I have food that should be cold so I'm antsy.

Have you tried resetting the breaker? Trip it then reset and see if that fixes it. It should be on the inverter between the 110 plugs and look just like a houshold GFI outlet often seen in the bathroom.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Got hit by another flat bedder again.

I also park a little more toward the center or rear of those spots. You did it correct. Regardless of how you or anyone else parked there is zero excuse for hitting another truck or trailer. If you were too far back or too far forward, he is still responsible for his rig and should have seen where it was going. If he couldn't make it then he backs up and swings wider, not just keeps on going hoping for the best. You did right he did wrong, simple as that. Don't second guess yourself over a careless driver trying to shift the blame for his error.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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President’s mandate given earlier today

And the cherry on the top? The fact that the Legislative Branch and their staff and families, yes, the House and Senate...the very people calling for US to get a mandatory vaccine are yet again, exempt from what they are forcing on us. Seems to happen quite often that they exempt themselves, family and friends from what they force upon us peons don't it?

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Mistakes I've made in trucking

My biggest mistake was a little while back. I had to use a porta potty that had freshly been cleaned. I SHOULD have put some TP across the waters surface but I didn't....HUGE mistake!!! Not only did the splash back make me feel gross as hell but that blue is dye and stains skin!!!

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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President’s mandate given earlier today

Speak of the devil.. look who is stopped in traffic next to me. Had a bad nose job looks like.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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President’s mandate given earlier today

And again, you are wrong. You quoted what I stated then added, also in quote marks, and I quote, "Trump was mean and I don't like him" which I did not say. YOU added that part yourself because you failed to comprehend what I said and then went on to add the very snide "oh boo hoo" . Then you came back to reply that you quoted what I said even though you added your own take, in quotation marks, insinuating it was my comment. Nor did I mention mean tweets, thats YOUR hangup not mine.

This is what is wrong with politics today. I can NOT like the messenger but still like the message. You however seem to have been offended by that and had to make your displeasure known by dropping the underhanded comment.

I can remember back in the "good old days" when we could just agree to disagree without having to be rude and condescending toward each other.

I bear no ill will toward you and don't hold your comments against you as you know not what you do. It's truly sad what politics have done to us.

My reading comprehension is just fine. I quoted what you stated, or did I not read where you said you "did not like Trump as a person"? And my Math skills are just fine.

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Damn. You would think I would get the quotes function by now! lol

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"I didn't like Trump as a person and don't want him to run again but I DID like most of his policies. He actually put America first like he said he would and its sad to see the current administration putting America last."

"Trump was mean and I don't like him." Oh, boo...hoo.... Which was more important to you; An America - first President who had mean tweets, or a shambles of a Country?

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Wow Don, reading comprehension not your strong suit eh? Thats 👌 I'm sure you're probably good at math or something else.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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President’s mandate given earlier today

"I didn't like Trump as a person and don't want him to run again but I DID like most of his policies. He actually put America first like he said he would and its sad to see the current administration putting America last."

"Trump was mean and I don't like him." Oh, boo...hoo.... Which was more important to you; An America - first President who had mean tweets, or a shambles of a Country?

Wow Don, reading comprehension not your strong suit eh? Thats 👌 I'm sure you're probably good at math or something else.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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President’s mandate given earlier today

Maybe you pro-vaxxer's can explain why Biden's new mandate exempts members of Congress along with the Executive and Judicial Branches from requiring them taking the vaccine? I guess Politicians and Judges are immune from this "deadly virus"? Also, conflicting reports are coming out regarding USPS workers being exempt also, but currently they are not. Hmmm.... I mean, according to you pro-vaxxer's, the vaccines are safe and "no big deal." Shouldn't every single human being be required to take it, then? The most easily manipulated are also the most dangerous.

EXACTLY!!!! The usual 🦬💩.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Cooking/Eating OTR

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It is hard for me to understand how people eat from paper or plastic plates, drink from plastic cups and use plastic forks and spoons. It may be a Russian thing, but a good amount of pleasure from eating my meal comes from a porcelain plate, a glass pint and a silver fork. It does take some extra time to wash everything, but it is definitely worth it!

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Where/how do you wash everything up?

I take my dishes along with a washrag, dawn, and two hand towels into the shower room with me. Either use the shower spray or the sink. Sometimes ill just wash dishes at the truck but not often.

Andrey, well thats why you buy Chinette or Dixie Ultra. I don't care what surface its on however I don't use plastic cups or plastic silverware. I have actual metal forks, spoons and knives as a must have.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Cooking/Eating OTR

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This is a good shopping spree for me. I have an inverter, fridge/freezer, iceless cooler, convection oven/air fryer/microwave oven so I can bake, fry and nuke just about anything. I also have an insti pot. I will often make stews, chili, soups or whatever suits me. I can cook meats and noodles in it as well as my favorite, slow cooking. I can bake a cake in the oven if I wish (although I don't see me doing it) and I have a variety of dishware being silverware, knives, bowls, cutting board, can opener, noodle strainer etc. As well as paper plates, Styrofoam plates and paper bowls. I eat pretty well on the road. I live in the truck full time so I don't miss much. I also eat out anytime I want something. Do I eat healthy? No. But I eat good.

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