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Camstyn

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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2006, 09:26:39 PM »
I think it might look pretty good with a polished Ali-Arc on the front of it, we'll have to wait and see I guess.

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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2006, 10:09:43 PM »
I think that when Pete discontinued the 377 that the 387 probably didn't sell as well as they wanted it to so they came up with this one.  With this model you have a wide range of sleeper choices instead of just a couple like the 387.  Also the bunks can be removed to make the truck more versatile on the used truck market.

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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2006, 07:52:43 AM »
I think that when Pete discontinued the 377 that the 387 probably didn't sell as well as they wanted it to so they came up with this one.  With this model you have a wide range of sleeper choices instead of just a couple like the 387.  Also the bunks can be removed to make the truck more versatile on the used truck market.

What about the 385? I tought that one was the replacement of the 377, as they're very similar
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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2006, 09:45:44 AM »
They still make a 385 but only in a daycab.

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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2006, 09:53:24 AM »
They still make a 385 but only in a daycab.

Oh.


The 386 looks like a big 335
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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2006, 12:04:11 AM »
Wonder how long it will take for someone to order one with air cleaners on the cowling?  I used to see 377's set up that way and wondered "WHY?"  It defeats the aerodynamics.
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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2006, 12:32:00 AM »
Same here Gary.?

I recall reading somewhere, not sure where as I visit many trucking sites through the week and read countless magazines, but anyways the 386 is to replace the 385 as well.?

Personally I think the 386 will be the fleet truck of choice for those who dont want the comforts of the 387.? Transco Lines on their website already said they have 386 coming in 06.? And well Im sure Star Transport of Morton, IL with their crappy errr I mean fleet trucks isent far behind.? Can't forget Trac Inc of Menomonie, WI with their 385 sleeper trucks.

I do like the looks of the stacks next to the cab on the 386, but if I was purchasing an aero truck and it had to be a Pete, I'd still go with the 387.? It looks better in my opinion and well you have a bigger cab and sleeper to boot.? In my small imaginary fleet, the only way I'd get a 386, granted it had to be an aero pete, would be for a daycab.?

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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2006, 11:11:08 AM »
Same here Gary. 

I recall reading somewhere, not sure where as I visit many trucking sites through the week and read countless magazines, but anyways the 386 is to replace the 385 as well. 

Personally I think the 386 will be the fleet truck of choice for those who dont want the comforts of the 387.  Transco Lines on their website already said they have 386 coming in 06.  And well Im sure Star Transport of Morton, IL with their crappy errr I mean fleet trucks isent far behind.  Can't forget Trac Inc of Menomonie, WI with their 385 sleeper trucks.

I do like the looks of the stacks next to the cab on the 386, but if I was purchasing an aero truck and it had to be a Pete, I'd still go with the 387.  It looks better in my opinion and well you have a bigger cab and sleeper to boot.  In my small imaginary fleet, the only way I'd get a 386, granted it had to be an aero pete, would be for a daycab. 



Also remember the cost, I don't know about the 386, but if it's like the T800 is around $80k, while the 387 should be around $100k, like the T2000. If you purchase 4 386s, the money saved is enough to get a 5th one. I think that's the only bad thing about both the T2000 and the 387, the ultrabig price.
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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2006, 05:54:54 PM »
I recall reading somewhere, not sure where as I visit many trucking sites through the week and read countless magazines, but anyways the 386 is to replace the 385 as well.?

Does the 386 come in a 112" version?  If not, then Peterbilt is left without a 112" BBC class 8 offering.
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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2006, 06:10:13 PM »
Does the 386 come in a 112" version?  If not, then Peterbilt is left without a 112" BBC class 8 offering.

The 357 comes in both 111" and 119".

The 386 comes not in 120" but in 126" because they needed to add some stuff in the engine to make it more environmentally friendly or something like that.

Here are all the BBC's

379-119 - 119"
379-127 - 127"
387       - 120"
386       - 126"
378       - 119"
385-112 - 112"
385-120 - 120"
357-111 - 111"
357-119 - 119"
320       - 53"

If they discontinue the 385, they still have the 357 for the 112.
Strange thing is that the 386 is a 126", and looks way shorter than the 379-127(379X??), and the difference is just 1"

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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2006, 11:15:26 PM »
The 357 also comes in a 115" BBC. I heard that the 386 is supposed to replace the 385-120 right now, leaving the 385-112 (for how long, I don't know). All the BBC's will probably change in '07.

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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2006, 09:50:32 AM »
From what I've gathered from people who have owned or driven them, the 387 is a big plastic piece of junk with sub-Paccar quality. I'd buy a 386 before I'd buy a 387.

I still much prefer the looks of the 379 of course, but it would be interesting to see any data showing what kind of fuel savings a guy could expect in an identically spec'd 386. With the cost of fuel it's getting awful expensive to look cool.

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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2006, 11:08:35 AM »
As far as I understand, Peterbilt won't even offer a 112"bbc anymore.  It seems like all models will need 6" of bbc except for the 379 which will only need an additional 3".  Why only Peterbilt is doing this, I have absolutly no clue.  And why would the 379 with its 127" bbc need to be expanded when the same 07 engines can fit in a 386 with a 126" bbc. Its just what I've heard. 
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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2006, 10:54:18 PM »
As far as I understand, Peterbilt won't even offer a 112"bbc anymore.? It seems like all models will need 6" of bbc except for the 379 which will only need an additional 3".? Why only Peterbilt is doing this, I have absolutly no clue.? And why would the 379 with its 127" bbc need to be expanded when the same 07 engines can fit in a 386 with a 126" bbc. Its just what I've heard.?
Could it be that Peterbilt is adding 3" to the 379 just to make the hood longer than the 386-126, to differentiate it as a long nose conventional? +6" for all other Peterbilt models? So what have people heard about what's going on with other manufacturers with changes to their BBC's for '07?

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Re: I saw a new 386 Peterbilt!!
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2006, 09:37:27 AM »
That would be fine if Canada didn't have this stupid 244" wheelbase limit, it's going to limit sleeper size even more than it does now.

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