Any Interiors Of Mack Pinnacle?

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James J.'s Comment
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Wondering if anyone on here is running a Mack pinnacle? Looking for some ideas for a tv setup and maybe just some other storage ideas. Not a lot of room to work with in these trucks.

Jim S.'s Comment
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Curious, why are Macs not popular anymore. None of the mega carriers seem to use them, and I hardly see any on the hwy.

PackRat's Comment
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I think generally because Mack was always made and brand-recognized as a work vehicle, such as local dump trucks. Tough durability made them famous, not so much as an OTR luxury name one would seek.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I see them every now and then otr. I do like the way they look, but I've never been in one.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Mack has been known as a work truck, but they have stepped up their game on road trucks. I am seeing more and more small fleets with them, Bulkmatic has some really sharp looking new ones.

Jim S.'s Comment
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Mack has been known as a work truck, but they have stepped up their game on road trucks. I am seeing more and more small fleets with them, Bulkmatic has some really sharp looking new ones.

I bet that your four legged friend likes Mac.😀

Tractor Man's Comment
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Mack is a subsidiary of Volvo. Volvo bought them out around 2000. I've seen several recently. Nice looking trucks. Not a very big market share in Class 8 sleepers though.

PJ's Comment
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In my world they are all over. Tank companies tend to use them. Highway transporters has an all Mack fleet, except for a few old cascadia’s.

I drove one for a few months. It was a work horse, but very uncomfortable. They have stepped that area up the last few years and the new anthem is very different from the pinnacle.

However, in my experiences volvo/mack dealers do not keep good parts inventory on hand and when something breaks it’s a great chance the part will have to be ordered. More down time=less revenue.

Rick S.'s Comment
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However, in my experiences volvo/mack dealers do not keep good parts inventory on hand and when something breaks it’s a great chance the part will have to be ordered. More down time=less revenue.

This has been the BANE of Volvo's existence, and a true blight on their reputation for YEARS.

Part of the reason (according to Rainy's sources) why upgrades at Prime are being held up. They ordered a buttload of new Volvo's, but are waiting for the local dealer to get stocked up on parts so they can assure Prime decent service. This doesn't do anything for them for distant breakdowns though. Volvo makes a great tractor, but their dealer network is where they've always fell short.

I was inside a newer Mack last year at Mid-America Trucking Show - and they're doing a little better at their interiors. Considering the years of experience of other manufacturers in sleeper cabs, you would think Mack could jump into the market with a leg up.

Rick

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

James J.'s Comment
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Lol, well I will say that my Mack runs great and the company I work for has an in house shop that is really good and keeps the trucks and trailers rolling with minimal issues and downtime. I’m assuming from The responses though that I’m likely one of the only ones on here running a Mack?

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