Broke My Truck And Other C**p

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Problem 1) I got home 12-18-21 for my regular weekend. Had an appointment Monday and planned to leave out Tuesday morning. Monday night I was working to get my truck out of the mud and reparked in my driveway. The left wheels were on my lawn/mud. After getting some lumber in front of the drives, I drove forward. The bracket on the left fuel tank hit the edge of the sidewalk and bent enough to puncture the fuel tank. Had to make the call of shame. CFI had it towed to Kenworth in Charlotte.

Problem 2 and 3) Monday night after the truck was towed, I was backing the car into the garage and took out the driver's side mirror. A trip to Pull-A-Part and it was fixed. I have one car and my oldest stepson lives with us. He works about 30 minutes away. I was driving him to and from work and running errands. I'm hearing a grinding noise from the rear left and assume it's breaks. On Monday 12-27, I couldn't work on it because by the time I got home my driveway was blocked by the roofers. On top of all this I'm getting a new roof due to some storm damage. Monday night, I get the car in the garage, jack up the rear of the car and quickly determine I need a wheel bearing. Ordered one online because their site said it could be here the next day. The next day turned into two days. So, I got a ride to the auto parts store to pick up what I needed. Got that fixed.

Problem 4) Get insurance check for roof and due to holidays it's a wait to get the bank endorsement.

Problem 5) Wife wants to upgrade to a king sized bed from a queen. Order the mattress from Walmart, get the frame from Ikea. Walmart order arrives a day late.... they sent a queen. Dealing with Walmart to get it fixed is a major PITA. The bad one will get picked tomorrow, the new one will get here Wednesday.

Problem 6) The parts my truck needs are not getting there fast enough. So, CFI wants to put me in a new truck. If you have ever moved out of and into a truck, you know how much that sucks.

So, I have has lots of stress and frustration to end 2021.

Happy New Year.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Sometimes life goes to doggy dodo in a handbasket. Hopefully things will turn around for you.

Hang in there.

Laura

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Sometimes life goes to doggy dodo in a handbasket. Hopefully things will turn around for you.

Hang in there.

Laura

Thanks. I need a few wins.

BK's Comment
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Man, I feel your pain, especially with the changing trucks thing. What a chore. It should be a two man job, but usually no one is available to help.

Get through this and hopefully it’s a nice downhill drive going forward.

Pianoman's Comment
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I just switched trucks. Took me like two hours πŸ‘Ž and I’m regional so I probably pack lighter than you do. Sorry man hope next week goes better!

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I just switched trucks. Took me like two hours πŸ‘Ž and I’m regional so I probably pack lighter than you do. Sorry man hope next week goes better!

PackRat is known by that name for a reason. πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ€£ Ask him how long it takes to change trucks πŸ˜‰

Laura

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

BK's Comment
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Great question. PackRat, how long would it take you. In my experience, it’s at least two hours of hard work.

Pianoman's Comment
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I just switched trucks. Took me like two hours πŸ‘Ž and I’m regional so I probably pack lighter than you do. Sorry man hope next week goes better!

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PackRat is known by that name for a reason. πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ€£ Ask him how long it takes to change trucks πŸ˜‰

Laura

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Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

PackRat's Comment
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Great question. PackRat, how long would it take you. In my experience, it’s at least two hours of hard work.

Days to get everything on and in, plus everything stowed away where I want it. I'm OCD with my "stuff".

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Β In my experience, it’s at least two hours of hard work.

Takes me like 5 minutes, 2 if I don't move my CB

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