I just drove from Seattle to San Diego and back 3k miles . I-5 corridor the whole way. The entire trip didn't see a single PM on the rd. Two on a lot in CA.... Wonder how many units they actually have out there. I expected to see more on the rd....
Out here in a rural area of Western New York the only trucks I see are pickup trucks. I get lots of stares and guys wanting to talk about it in parking lots. With the high roof sure is easy to find in a parking lot! But the 159 wb takes up more than one spot so I have to park farther out (which I don't mind, wouldn't want someone dinging my new toy!)
I went to Inlad in Menominee Falls yesterday to pick up a legend mat for my PM. I only saw 1 in 200miles on I43. The guy there said they were upfitting 5 per week for the Milwaukee market. He had a PM 3500 in the shop putting some legend upfits in it. I have seen some from truck country in Southern Wi. area. Not sure but I think they are from the Madison area. Those sprinter guys sure are lookin hard when I drive by. I think I saw 20 or more sprinters in the same stretch of road.
My company is an international company. We have been using 3 different vehicles in the Americas.
Dodge Grand Caravan
As of a few months ago they let us all know they were giving us the choice to move into the PM 1500
With the amount of driving and boxes that I have to deal with on a daily basis, I jumped at the thought of getting the PM. I haven't received my new vehicle yet but I can't wait.
I'm currently in the minivan and people tend to "not see me" and try to run me off the road daily. I'm hoping the bigger vehicle will make that happen less
I work in the seacoast section of ME, NH, and MA So I deal with different traffic levels constantly. I drive around 2-300 miles daily. I will update how well the vehicle handles in city, country, and semi mountain conditions.