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  1. I don't need the middle finger to be anonymous. 🖕
    4 points
  2. Well traded the srw for drw a couple weeks ago. Finally got it setup and the camper on it. I knew there would be a difference, but holy crap is it more stable!!! First trip will be this weekend headed down i5 should be a good test though oregon. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
    4 points
  3. Guilty as charged. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  4. The exhaust went on today, all the accessories back in order, plugs in but my wires are screwed. Amazon to the rescue, Taylor Wires here tomorrow. Also replumbed the hydraulics on the autopilot and got all the air out of the lines. I'm tired, I think I'll go to work in the morning.... 😂 Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
    3 points
  5. I decided that new it would be. Price was still a limiting factor, but I found that some dealers were getting creative with the Tradesman trucks and putting some options on them. Ends up that Enumclaw CDJ must have been looking in my head, because they had exactly what I was after. So, one of my big concerns was break in. I was leaving the next weekend with my next load to Utah and didnt have much time. So, I figured it would be days working, nights rounding Portland until I got enough miles to start towing. But....... Low and behold, the truck that had all I wanted..... Had 788 miles
    3 points
  6. I kinda liked the anonymous "likes". I've been waiting for an anonymous middle finger though. Thanks for the work on the board Russ!
    3 points
  7. I would also add that there is a limit to what the tires and wheels can handle when it comes to campers. I ran the scales and did the math with my truck. The 11.5 Arctic Fox camper with one slide weighs roughly 5500 lbs. It is just inside the rating for the GVW on the truck and the tires all the way around (if my Wife hasn't packed). Any bigger and I would swap the truck to 19.5s to handle the weight. I will stick with the stock steel wheels also. Some of the fancy aluminum wheels they have for duallys I just don't trust. If you are looking at a camper that has 2 slide outs, I woul
    3 points
  8. If campers are the personal way to go, having a DRW from the get-go opens up all the options
    3 points
  9. Okay so 600 mile drive with camper review. Side winds truck dosent care. Hard corners still acts like is empty. Chucking very minimal unless road it's really rough. Not correcting the wheel as bad. The srw would wander quite a bit wit camper on. Smooth ride, the srw was like a overloaded caddy. I should have gone drw from the start. With my srw every corner made me nervous, I always looked forward to unloading the camper off the truck or getting to the destination. When I was hit with side winds in the srw. Before I could react I was one full lane to my left and I was working the
    3 points
  10. Well, thanks for the information. I have picked out a truck. 2020 Ram 2500 cummins. With any luck it will be in the driveway tomorrow night.,
    3 points
  11. https://photos.app.goo.gl/umBB88bbchsbGQEc7
    2 points
  12. Pro Tip: Unhook one front ABS sensor and car will do NOTHING for traction control. -signed your neighborhood 5.0 mustang rental car drifter.
    2 points
  13. Bring the thunder! All cylinders are now within 10 psi of 140. The highest is 145 and the lowest is 130psi
    2 points
  14. I redid the stringers on mine, encased them in fiberglass and installed a built in tank in between the main stringers so I no longer had the loose carry on tanks, replaced the floor and covered with thin fiberglass then used expanding foam to fill all voids under the floor. Probably added some weight but easy to clean and no fuel tanks sliding around or taking up space. I think the fuel tank I installed was over 20 gallons so replaced 4 carry on tanks. It also slightly lowered and centered the CG so increased stability.
    2 points
  15. Well I dragged Lake Fever home from where I stashed it at my buddys place in Coulee City. I think I broke at least 4 laws in the process but we made it with no flat tires, no burned out wheel bearing and no cops. Tore out the vinyl interior and seats to get a better look at the situation. The floor is only soft towards the back but I suspect the floatation foam under the floor is all soaked so I’ll plan to tear it all out anyway. Put some power to the battery cables with my roll around charger/booster. I was pleasantly surprised to see the starter motor spins with the ignition key, even
    2 points
  16. So, to continue the story and some interesting observations. My cargo trailer is literally a brick. I am aware of wind resistance but I had never had pure proof of how it plays out. With both trucks, tow at 60mph and mileage wasnt too bad. A little over 11mpg out of the hemi and a solid 14 out of the cummins. Increase to 65 mpg, and the hemi dropped into the low 10's, the cummins went down to 12.9. Hit a windstorm and try to keep anything 60 plus, the hemi went to 7.8. I was coming back from Utah with the cummins when this last storm hit. I tried to run at about 61mph but I was battlin
    2 points
  17. The county decided we needed to name our private road, so Whitetail Lane it is. A doe and two fawns at the back yard fence this morning. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    2 points
  18. Just thought I would toss this out here for a heads up in case anyone else has a similar issue. I recently replaced the turbo on my 2014. This is not like a turbo replacement on a 2nd gen by any means. Both oil lubricated and water cooled and half the truck has to come apart to remove it. This has more to do with if you ever have to disconnect your batteries for any reason (replacement ect) a couples after finishing the install and driving the truck I start it up and get a message on my dash Low oil pressure! The little oil can on the bottom of the dash is lit up and the g
    2 points
  19. Truth!!!!!! Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    2 points
  20. 30 footer. Not the truck cupcake. Like you, she’s not all ugly from 30 foot away. 25 foot, however, ya start noticing.
    2 points
  21. What do you mean former?!?!?!? He didn't tell me!!!
    2 points
  22. Amen Ben .. same goes for fifth wheel and pull trailers , ALWAYS A BUYER BE WARE when purchasing these house on wheels
    2 points
  23. Had a nice camper for one season a few years ago. I loved it,but the wife not so much. She couldn’t get far enough away when I snored bad,so, back to a travel trailer.. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    2 points
  24. Delmonico Red! That's one nice looking rig!
    2 points
  25. Picked up our Arctic Fox Camper last week. Went to the coast for the shake down run. Going to be a lot of fun
    2 points
  26. Learn something new everyday. LOL!
    2 points
  27. I hope they take it out on their realtor and not you. My suggestion for you instead of wrecking your fence with ugly paint. Do what our neighbor did. His trees started dying. They were expensive trees that he had brought in that had done fine the first year but in year 2 they started looking like they were dying. The company that did the planting came out to check as they covered their trees with some sort of warranty Their guy comes out does some checking and says someone is poising your trees. So he guesses it the neighbor across t
    2 points
  28. Loki loves snakes. He is relentless when he gets on the scent. He likes to play with them till they're broken. I am afraid to take him to Eastern Washington. Those snakes fight back....
    2 points
  29. Howdy Hoss, EVERYONE knows that "I" am an electrical idiot. That said I know a man who is an electrical wizard. It took me a long time to see the sense of getting a good solar system installed on my toy hauler however spending ten days in the hinterlands of the northern Nevada desert with three other campers who all had a great solar systems convinced me that having solar is the way to go. You will be limited by the room you have to mount solar panels on your truck camper but you can still get enough panels to be useful. My advise put up as much panel as your roof can take, tha
    2 points
  30. Due to extenuating circumstances the 02 needs to go away asap. and my new springs and shocks for the 2014 finally shipped!!! They should be here tomorrow!!!!!!
    1 point
  31. sounds like a winner, i can see the fun times coming this summer
    1 point
  32. This weekend was the last weekend of my summer home all loaded up heading home now the countdown to next May begins. What I see when hooking boat to back of trailer couldn’t do it again even with camera. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  33. great news Russ, but what is up with the bow tie wing nut? that will slow her down
    1 point
  34. Here's my second run. I ran against a diesel.
    1 point
  35. Great project for the kids. if you can get some plywood signs they are treated for water could possibly get for free or close to free. Also freeway signs would be big thick and water treated
    1 point
  36. I love spending other people’s money!
    1 point
  37. nice work on the wiring, Rob. I saw your post in the Yakima thread, I wish the same for you and your family.
    1 point
  38. UMMMMMM.............What do you have to prove to that guy? He went home in his Honda Accord wishing he had your car so he could not do a burnout.
    1 point
  39. The heads should be done today, I'm SO looking forward to putting this boat back together... Found a bunch of other stuff to fix along the way too... The TR1 lines need replacing, lights wired, etc... The lines will be replaced with this
    1 point
  40. I tell prople that a SRW can make using a camper no fun.. you dread the thought of traveling and you might make excuses NOT to use it. Then you loose part of your vacation time fighting your truck insted of enjoying the drive. I love backroads and seeing the true country. Which my set up I can enjoy the drive. I tried to do a SRW with a big Lance. It was not fun and always felt like you where on the edge, no room for error. F450 WITH 19.5 tires even at over 17,000lbs on just the truck it feels solid as a rock, ready for any situation. I know some must stay w
    1 point
  41. COP = Coil On Plug Sorry
    1 point
  42. That would be so much fun to play with! I have this reoccurring urge to want to make an intake manifold for a V8. A 6 pack would be fun!
    1 point
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  44. The peak urea has passed comparisons that show it sets on the high end of the urea content. Shelf life is better. Etc. I know when I towed across country, the peak brand would net me 5-600 miles more per tank of DEF. Now that it’s ‘normal’ to have urea in diesels, I’m sure a major manufacturer will produce an acceptable product. I’d avoid anything that appears to have set for a while, and if the container isn’t completely sealed, don’t use it.
    1 point
  45. Straight out of the Diesel Supplement Manual for my 2018. It sips DEF, I'll get 6-7K miles from a tank, probably a lot less if I were towing. It cost me $23 bucks to fill the DEF tank at a truck stop. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Warning Messages There are four different messages which are displayed if the vehicle detects that the DEF system has been filled with a fluid other than DEF, has experienced component failures, or when tampering has been detected. The vehicle may be limited to a maximum speed of 5 MPH (8 km/H) if the DEF system is not serviced within less than 200 miles
    1 point
  46. Paul, I only need a reseal on a trans. I'm good with the suspension work: it'll be the fourth such job for me on MKIVs. And the clutch is also not a big deal for me (made easier in conjunction with the suspension work). I can only afford to pay someone for work/repairs for ONE vehicle, and that would be my truck (I only have one of those, and Mike is the expert for it; I'm an "expert" on my MKIV TDIs [I've owned four of them], in which case I do the work on them [with my labor I can afford high end parts for the cars]- PLUS, I trust no one to work on my wife's car). I think Mike
    1 point
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