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Dominic P.'s Comment
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Ok so been home since last monday, was issued a 2010 prostar for my first truck. As of right now I am not in love with this truck had 5th wheel probloms, from not locking fully to road service having to come out to unhook me from my first load. 5th wheel has now been replaced and on my way to pick it up cross my fingers that is the end of the probloms and her an i will now get aling just fine. Wish she had a 10 speed not the 8 with thr auto 9 but that I will get over she has the cummings engine with no dEF that I do like. So now I have two questions. One is the 8 speed trans that big of a problom as people have made out? The second question as much as I love the big windows in the sleeper dose any one know of a shade or blind to put over them to get a bit more privicey when needed? I have looked around the net and have not found anything, but I may not be lookingnfor the right thing thanks in advance.

Tracey K.'s Comment
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8 Speed is just fine to me. I have driven several different gear ratios. 8 to 23. The 8 speed should have some good pulling power. A 2010 model I would think that it does. It will take a little getting used to if you trained on a 9 or 10. It will all depend on the weight of your load and the road you are traveling; hills or flat land. My bet id that you will have some pretty heavy loads.

As for the window shades here are a couple of links to check out.




I hope this will help. You may have to customize your own. I will look at the prostar series to see what I can figure out.

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