Downfalls Of Lease Purchase

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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So this was the view from my mirror this morning from my 38,339 mile 2022 Freightliner Cascadia. Second time in a week its in a shop for repairs.


I have a 4364 fault code. I was blowing white smoke from both wheelwells, sounds like 8"straight pipes unmuffled and the dreaded red engine light that says stop comes on. It shut itself off on a 30 second timer. I sat a few hours on the shoulder. I've been towed to Springfield MO to Premier Freightliner dealer and they say they can look at the codes but can't take it into the shop til the 9th of November. Yes, the 9th and todays October 30th. I'm not making money since I'm not moving. I get no breakdown pay and still have to pay the next 2 weeks payments. My company is probably gonna send me a loaner truck so I get a couple nights at a motel to pay for also. This is why so many people caution you about leasing. I am lucky enough that I can afford it but if I had a house payment with a wife and kids with bills to pay I'd be screwed. I still don't know what getting a loaner truck involves. My load that was supposed to deliver at 1100 is sitting at the curb now at 1530 two hours away and the preplan for my next load is now out the window. Also fortunate is the repairs are under warranty as I have a 750,000 mile warranty but there is a plethora of expenses related to lease purchasing a truck. If you get the itch to do it, remember this story. There is a ton of risk and unexpected expenses involved. Oh yeah, I also have a ton of food that I now have to refrigerate elsewhere since my trucks power supply won't last that long and the truck can't be ran to recharge them.


Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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October has been an expensive month for you. I will never see any benefit in renting a truck, i.e. lease. Hopefully your repair costs will be under warranty indeed.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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October has been an expensive month for you. I will never see any benefit in renting a truck, i.e. lease. Hopefully your repair costs will be under warranty indeed.

Expensive yes, my dog had a follow up appointment 4 days ago and turns out they were gonna cut the ball that fits into the hip socket off her right leg as it popped out again. I asked if they did a x-ray on her left left as something wasn't right, turns out she had a torn ACL on the left leg so she had a surgery to repair that then 2 weeks the next surgery. I guess I'm lucky to have broken down in Springfield, they just looked at it and apparently Freightliner decided the bell end with a clamp wasn't needed anymore to they deleted it from 2022s so the exhaust pipe has come out somewhere underneath so its not registering any exhaust. Turns out Prime inc is a big customer and has developed a method to hold it together and Freightliner is going to use their method. I guess Daggett Freightliner just pushed it back in and probably didn't know about the Prime method of repair. Should be rolling tomorrow!! Yay!!

PackRat's Comment
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Crisis averted hopefully this time.

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