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Old 01-21-2015, 12:10 PM   #1
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Tow Vehicle observation

While driving from Charlotte NC back to Austin with my new truck we counted the number of fivers and large trailers we encountered both directions. Numbers were low as most traveling done in spring summer I guess.
But we counted 37.
32 dodge cummins
4 ford diesels
1 Chevy duramax
I never see the duramax around Austin area towing as they can't handle the Texas heat and are generaly a gentleman truck, not a work truck, So no surprise there.
One ford 2013 6.7 on side of road at top of black mountain...radiator leaking and overheated. He had road side assistance coming.
Not bashing trucks...but this is reality.
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:18 PM   #2
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Significantly different than here in Wyoming. Fords and GM products are at the top of the chain with Rams/Dodges and Tundras bringing up the rear.
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I love a scientific survey. Oh never mind, I see you are a Ram driver.
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I never realized how many people drive chevy impala's

































until I bought one...

It's an interesting observation for sure, but im willing to go out on a limb and think that a few may have been missed... He did imply towing. I bet if it were just truck for truck, the numbers would be a lot closer.

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Actually we sorta kept up with non-towing. Ford 1/2 ton king for sure, then Chevy then dodge then Toyota. Only saw three Nissan frontiers no Titans. Saw several old nissians and toyotas being towed by Mexicans to Mexico.
More Chevys pulling fishing size boats with 1/2 ton.
Freightliner is number one in big trucks (Dalimer Chrysler now owned by fiat) international second and Volvo third and kenworth and peterbuilt in the rear. Big heavy duty dominated by Mac. Not scientific but what we observed.
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We used to count cows on our side of the car. Those type surveys do help the trip go faster.
When we are on the road, we always gander at every fifth wheel we meet or pass.
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I think all the Fords were already up early and way out in front of you. I do see alot of Rams out in the middle of the day, thats when the Fords are resting and owners are sitting under awning sipping iced tea.Try getting up eariler.
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come on, its night and day, you see freight shakers volvos and internationals all over because they are the kia or hyndai of a big truck. All fleets or owner ops that can't find any good paying work. Look at all the heavy haulers or guys with pride, petes and kw
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come on, its night and day, you see freight shakers volvos and internationals all over because they are the kia or hyndai of a big truck. All fleets or owner ops that can't find any good paying work. Look at all the heavy haulers or guys with pride, petes and kw
I'm talking about numbers...not quality
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