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06-20-2014, 08:43 PM   #9046
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Why are cabovers fading away? I hadn't thought about it, but there don't seem to be as many as there used to be.
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Non of that explains why cabovers are disappearing. :confused2:
OK.

Here is the Racer's Digest Condensed Version.

Cabover trucks became prevalent in North America as the need to haul more freight on tractor-trailer combinations increased, but the legal length did not. With the cab "over" the engine the length of the tractor chassis could be kept at a minimum, thereby allowing for the maximum trailer length possible, and allowing the maximum load carrying area.

As more states began revising combination vehicle length laws, and also allowing higher combination vehicle gross weights, the need to make the tractor design as compact as possible diminished. Cabs began to "move" back toward the center of the chassis, sleepers also moved reward, and even began to grow in size, with added features not possible or practical in the cabover designs.

Conventional cab designs offer a better ride, better ergonomics, allow for better driver comfort and ergonomics, and allow for more ready access to the engine for maintenance and repair. Conventional cabs also offer a more quiet environment for the driver, and less heat is transmitted into the cab.

The reason that Europe still predominately has cabover trucks is that the roads in the cities and towns were designed long before the advent of motor driven transportation, and centuries old buildings border directly upon those roads. As such trucks and tractor-trailer combinations have to be designed with the limited room to maneuver in mind.

"And now you know, the rest of the story". {Paul Harvey, RIP}

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Here is what I get when clicking the link:



*sigh*

Step away for a couple days and I miss out on all the fun.

What are Bondezire's models?
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06-21-2014, 06:24 AM   #9048
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Did you stop by and pay Ray Troll a visit?
No, our port schedule didn't give us much time in Ketchikan, and I had one of those flightseeing tours right in the middle of it. So I'll just have to content myself with his online store (or start planning another trip!)

But the flight was totally worth it. Absolutely jaw-dropping gorgeous and the weather gods smiled on us...

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So all is better now?
Definitely.

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About time! Geeze..................


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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
OK.

Here is the Racer's Digest Condensed Version.
QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
About time! Geeze..................
The condensation process takes time...lots of time...


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The condensation process takes time...lots of time...


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And I had to keep stopping and clearing the condensation from my reading glasses.
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And I had to keep stopping and clearing the condensation from my reading glasses.


What a sub-thread you lot have just created. (Try clicking on the back links of quotes till they stop!)
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OK ... I double dare you, hociR !!! Put your mark on this one ... J

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The condensation process takes time...lots of time...
"I would have written a shorter letter but I didn't have time." - Abe Lincoln.
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The K-x died so I've been seriously eying a new camera body for the last month or so. I'm holding out for a K5II come Sept but I'm admittedly having a hard time saying "no" to a red K-30 now that they've dropped down into the high 300's for just a body used. Not once did I even look at a K3. Honestly I'm not even tempted. The K5II just makes more sense, for me, but that red K-30 still sings a siren song every time I see one...
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but that red K-30 still sings a siren song every time I see one...
Go for it!!!!!
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Mag, somebody is going to buy that K-30. Don't you deserve it more than some nameless, faceless person? Hmmmmmm?
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