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I'm considering a new Pinnacle 64T. Local, aggregate hauling, avg 7 loads,400-450 miles per day.  All the guys I've talked to recently have had few, if any issues with new('15+) Mack's. Has Mack quality increased? Heard of & dealt with many Mack issues in the 2003-2010 yrs. There seems to be a ton of wiring harness issues on new ('15+) KW & Pete's. Seems like everyone around here is having problems. Is Mack having the wiring harness problems? I guess basically, talk me into or out of, buying one. lol. Any & all $.02 appreciated.

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My '15 had a harness issue but it was caused by the sensors leaking oil into the harnesses. They're anti wick now so no troubles there. I know two outfits here that run paccar and they are having a horrible time. The dealers are close for them so that keeps them there. Their latest issues are drive line angles on the heavy straight trucks. 

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Short answer to  yes Everyone uses cheap wire it keeps us folks that work on em employed! We have gone from repairing trucks for a living to chasing gremlins for a living! Ghost busters revisited! All thanx to cheap wire and dollar store sensors and half baked computer programming!

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On 7/27/2019 at 9:33 PM, Dirtymilkman said:

Dealership is the biggest concern. 

Anyone know anything about McMahon Columbus? They bought Columbus Truck a few yrs ago, Columbus Truck was a joke. Lost of Mack guys around here avoided them at all costs. 

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If I had the money I'd just buy a mid 90s Rd, drop a new frame in, rebuild engine trans and rears and call it a day. Would still be cheaper than new, and would spend a lot less time at the dealer.

But if you're bent on new, I'd agree the dealer makes or breaks the brand.

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