Speccing Our Trucks | Episode 123
I have been asked to do an episode on how we spec our trucks by several listeners, so here you go. It’s a complicated topic full of lots of different opinions and there is more than one way to skin a cat. I would love to hear your opinion on things, comment here or on the Facebook post for this episode. We have now purchased 9 brand new trucks from two different dealers and two different makes. We have learned a lot along the way, but as I have prepared for this episode I have learned even more. I challenge you to never have the mindset that what worked for you yesterday is good enough for you today because trucks are constantly changing. This is a topic that a good owner will never stop learning about. Stay on top of the technology. As engines change, the best gear ratios change, etc. I hope you like the episode and learn something new.
What To Expect From Episode 123
As I mentioned, speccing a truck is something everyone has an opinion about and they are all different. It’s good to do your research so you can make the best informed decision possible. This is one area of your business it is good to spend a little extra time on to make sure you get it as close to right the first time as possible. There are a few things we did differently on our 2nd and 3rd new trucks than we did on the first new truck, like ordering a TV mount and inverter from the factory. Doing them aftermarket was just a pain.
Here are the main topics we are going to cover:
- The engine
- The transmission
- The rear axle
- Items that affect the weight
- Driver comfort
- Extended warranty
Below you can see the document from the dealer that has exactly how our most recent trucks are specced. It’s just some light reading, great to help put you to sleep.