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  1. Bob V

    Trailer Hitch?

  2. Getting close to time to head out with the camper again. With my mother in laws health issues we are not sure how long we can be away. Probably leave around June 14th and head to Silverwood, through central WA. Then either to Montana for GlaicerNP or stay closer to home and stay in WA and OR. Either way we will be relaxed and where ever we go, that is where we will be. If anyone wants to meet along the way let us know.
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    I will be heading that way mid June
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    Ultimate Callout Challenge

    I am just curious, do these have master electrical power switch to kill everything electrical? I understand it doesnt help a Diesel run away, but would shut down electric fuel pumps. Like everthing, the best thing to do from things like this is to learn from them.
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    Headstud Comparrison

    My question would be at what clamp load will the block, head, and gasket take without them deforming to a point that things are no longer flat and parallel. I think they wold have been much better off to campare just the actual pressure than GUESSING what the clamp load is. Also it showed that as torque values goes up, the friction of the threads and the fastener clamp surface goes up to where MOST of the torque (twisting force) is used to overcome friction and not fighting the fastener. A torque went is not a REAL precision way to KNOW the clamp load, friction is a huge factor and changes drastically between the quality and quantity of lube. They actuallwhere close to showing one way to correctly torque a fastener.
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    OVERPRICED, but interesting

    A long way from Top Notch work for sure. The rhino lined body tells me they are hiding bad body work and/or rust.
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    Fifth wheel gooseneck prep into 2011

    I do not know if they will work, but I do think you are on the right track. The nice thing about the factory puck system is ALL the weight and dynamic forces are put directly to the frame. No going trough the thinner and thinner beds.
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    Spray in Bedliner

    I thinks it only $500 when you order it with a new truck. $125.00 savings, I think it is worth it.
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    OVERPRICED, but interesting

    Looks like he tried to teach himself fiberglass doing the hevely modified dog house. I would say he failed as both the teacher and student. I can only image how hot things get under a hard pull.
  10. It is a Dodge Chinook class mini motor home with a Cummins. Looks like a hack job from the pics, but would have to see in person. Anyway, tought is was interesting enough to share https://portland.craigslist.org/yam/cto/d/portland-dodge-chinook-rv-cummins-4wd/6858481411.html
  11. Shawn, I am not trying to tell you what you should do, you and your wife are the only ones qualified to make these decisions. But, I do want to add one more thing. In the trips I have taken I woul NOT want a nice car on most of them. I have hit snow, mud, gravel, and some really rough roads, a lot of them need higher ground clearance. I ended up getting a 2007 Honda CR-V. It can be flat towed without modifications, is AWD, and has more ground clearance than most cars, and can get 30+mpg. Even with all that, I think it will go away and we will end up with a Jeep Wrangler. They are just a lot better suited as tow rigs for the places we want to go. Last thing, with you trck/camper and the trailer, you will be too long for a lot of state and national parks, with flat towed, they usually let you park the extra vehicle in overflow or next to your rig. With the trailer, you will have 3 rigs to park.
  12. I know you want to take your Challenger with you, but it might not be the most practical vehicle to tow around. There are a lot of different vehicles that can be FLAT towed and will have less weight and less load on the truck. There are some that would be less money than a trailer to haul the Challenger. Not saying either you or your truck isn't up to the task, but a camper, larger enclosed trailer, and a mid sized car will be a load for any pickup I have been there myself, pushing the limits on the trucks capacity and it really isn't what I would call relaxing. The point of traveling is the get away from stress, I am worried that after you get everything loaded up driving the truck, finding places to park, and worrying about the Challinger might make you NOT want to go do things. I would still keep the Challinger, you might make some Hotel trips with it, but have Jeep or small car to flat tow behind the camper. Simple might be better
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    Help getting toy hauler home.

    I would be tempted to move this for you, but the insurance might be a problem. Then, I cant LEAGLY, move your trailer for pay. It probably be more hassle than it is worth. Next, how old and what brand are the tires? Can they make the trip?
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    Project “Queen Ranch” OBS F350

    I need to stop by and look at this project. Do you need to replace the window glass?
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    I am sure I replied to this yesterday but I don't see it now. In short, I have passed on staying at places because the look of some of the units. I was mostly referencing the statement on the home web page, just seemed kind of strong, and it doesn't mention age or condition, just types, many of which are be just as much or more money than the class A or C, Its possible to have $200K in a 5th wheel and tow vehicle, and easy to have well over $100K in both.