Advice On Maneuvering Long Nose Pete

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Nick's Comment
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Hello new member here. Been driving for 6 months total now and loved even the tough days. Recovered a 2012 386 long nose Pete yesterday. Before this I've only driven freightliners. Not sure if I'm over thinking it or what but driving this thing on tight turns has been very stressful. Any advice would be awesome!

Stump's Comment
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I am new also but I was in a long nose pete and now I am in a frightliner and I had a easier time in the pete peterbilts don't turn as sharp so you have to make ur turn wider and go deeper before you start ur turn if I am making sense I am sure some more guys can help you more and I hope I helped a little

Nick's Comment
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I am new also but I was in a long nose pete and now I am in a frightliner and I had a easier time in the pete peterbilts don't turn as sharp so you have to make ur turn wider and go deeper before you start ur turn if I am making sense I am sure some more guys can help you more and I hope I helped a little

Absolutely! Thank you for your response. I guess I just got comfortable with the freightliner and sometimes we all have to step out of our comfort zone 😊

Pat M.'s Comment
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All of our trucks are w900's and there is one truck in particular that has the turning radius of an aircraft carrier.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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All of our trucks are w900's and there is one truck in particular that has the turning radius of an aircraft carrier.

Now what would you know about aircraft carriers Pat M? I for sure do (I was stationed on one back in the mid 1980's).

Ernie

Jetguy's Comment
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All of our trucks are w900's and there is one truck in particular that has the turning radius of an aircraft carrier.

Ernie- you're an old Sailor... How about 1/2 mile (2,640') turning radius? I'm guessing.

Myself- Veteran 1991 Desert Storm, Army Reserve.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I was born in 1991! And I thought I was old...

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Nick, just take your turns extra wide. If you have to wait for traffic to clear up then do so. Never attempt a turn you don't think you can make.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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All of our trucks are w900's and there is one truck in particular that has the turning radius of an aircraft carrier.

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Ernie- you're an old Sailor... How about 1/2 mile (2,640') turning radius? I'm guessing.

Myself- Veteran 1991 Desert Storm, Army Reserve.

I was over in the gulf at the end of the first gulf war. I was on the first US Navy ship into Kuwait City after it was liberated. We spent several days helping to cleanup & fix the enclosures etc at the Kuwait City zoo and other places around the city. I have a coin the Emire of Kuwait had minted for our crew for all the help we did. One day I may post it here on TT for everyone to see. It is solid 14K gold, no idea of it's actual value because there is nothing to compare it to (I have had it appraised) and that is from the coin collector that did the appraisal.

Ernie

Jessica A-M's Comment
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I was born in 1991! And I thought I was old...

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I was born in 1990. You're making me feel old.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Kids these days!!

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