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Old 03-10-2012, 10:45 PM
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I have only ran mine to 85 since they increased the speed to 75 on Interstate 95 north of Howland maine. It is a long lonely stretch of highway and I would only do that in broad daylight since it is common for deer and moose up that way.
I actually hit a moose with my 04 Ram back in 2006 headed to Eastern Maine Medical Center in bangor Maine, (Wifes step father was in the hospital and they called me to let me know they were going to read last rites), from Millinocket where we lived. It was just me and my old dog in the truck at 75 mph, I saw the moose and veered left as he went right, broadsided him hard and took out my right side of my truck from the hood all the way back to rear fender. 5k damage but it came out straight and sweet once it was repaired. Luckily no frame damage or broken glass except for the mirror Poor old dog went up into the windshield and took out my rear view mirror. He was a tough ol dog didnt even get a scratch. Killed the moose dead, but truck was still driveable. Drove it to next exit and called Maine State Police to report it. They said to meet them back in that area next morning if it was not in the road. Met them back there and found it on side of road....oops ....ramblin again...Sorry about that...Moral of the story, I only push my trucks as fast as conditions allow these days after that.
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