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Lock last won the day on September 11 2013

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    Puyallup, WA
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    Our kids' ATV MX racing

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  1. We picked up an 87 project for my son to work on. Its got a GM crate 6.5 that was dropped in with about 40k miles on it now, but they ran the 6.2 accessories. He's done a few things to it after he found some leads (return lines, couple of modules, etc). However, we need a couple of items done that he's not ready to tackle yet. Looking for a recommendation on a good shop within a reasonable distance of Puyallup. Thanks!
  2. Bought these for my sons truck, and then the truck died. Been in the shop since May. ~1500 miles on them. Like new. Chevy / gmc 6x 5.5 bolt pattern. 17” wheels. Hankook all season tires. $400 for the complete set for a nwbomber.
  3. This is very timely as I saw a lot of the same messages coming out of California, and wondered about my 48' trailer and dually truck. Easily exceeds 26k gross combined with a three axle trailer and truck rated to tow over 30k lbs from the factory, but it doesn't look like an RV, but is registered as an ‘Private Use Trailer’. The prior owner of the trailer had a class A CDL (coincidently, he moved boats too). To play it safe, I was wondering about just taking the test with my truck and trailer so I have the class A license (even without the air brakes and auto restrictions). I used to have a class B that I let expire a few years back, but that wouldn't have helped me now anyway. Thanks Dave for initiating the discussion and great info in all this. Also interesting Mr Cobb recommends not putting the 'Not for Hire' stickers on the side of the trailer. Maybe I should get an RV graphics wrap for the trailer so it looks more like an RV too
  4. Follow up - had it done. The service manager addressed my concerns, and said that they have been told a follow up fix will be available to replace these parts. I still can't believe they didn't have something better planned out, but as the owner, definitely caught between a rock and hard spot (have the dealer weld it vs liability for putting it off). I opted to let them make the 'repair' so if anything happened pulling the trailer, I would be covered. Attached a pic of the tack weld. Not sure if it was related, but my drivers side TPMS died and had to be replaced when I picked up the truck.
  5. I wasn't sure about the Aisin, but the truck on the lot had it, it was deeply discounted, and the dealer did a great deal on the trade to move it. Now I love this truck and the trans. The combo of that trans/tow haul and the Exh brake makes it so I hardly use the brakes while towing. And my wife asked me on our first drive "is this a stick - it feels like a manual". Our '18 tows better than any truck I've ever owned. I don't use the dually for daily driver duty, but on the days where I've had to drive it to work, it does get out of its way just fine. I drifted it around a corner with the boys in the cab with me, and they thought that was awesome... LOL
  6. awesome truck Gary. I love the interior - sooooo much nicer than my all blacked out interior. And the puck system in the bed is the best too! So easy to drop in the gooseneck ball, remove for security, etc. It quickly became one of my favorite parts of our '18.
  7. That's our favorite vacation spot. We used to go back there annually for a number of years to reunite with family, and then more recently went back a couple years ago. We typically grab a cabin in Island Park, and venture into the park for a couple of days through the West Yellowstone entrance. Rent SxS's and explore Island Park, rent canoes and explore some of the small lakes there. Hit Jackson for a day (its growing too much IMO), and enjoy the Tetons. Mangey Moose for dinner, and then roll back to Island Park through the fields of Idaho. Love that country!
  8. Brings back fond memories of just the wife and I camping with our tiny Lance 815 with our two dogs, before we had our kids. Now we have a 48' race trailer and the only campgrounds we visit are Motocross tracks. How things have changed... LOL Enjoy the camper - that is a beauty!
  9. Had my new '18 in for its first oil change, and the they let me know about the recall (I hadn't received anything in the mail). I didn't have the time to wait, so I told them I'd have to schedule a separate time, and they made me sign a paper saying I refused the recall at that time... Its going back next week to get it done, more out of concern for the liability issue (insurance not covering if something were to happen). Poor initial design apparently, stupid fix to the problem, and another couple hours wasted at the dealer. I'll grill them on the repair and make sure they are qualified to do it right/carefully. Lots of good info from folks in this thread!
  10. I've had great luck with the Cooper AT3's as someone said above (ran 3 sets of them on various trucks), and my latest Ford had the Duratracs with the winter rating - a little howl on the road but great wet weather and snow traction, plus I thought they looked pretty good too. I may look to put these on my dually before winter again.
  11. whew - finally sold these off CL. Got them out of the shop and few bucks for the kids racing habit.
  12. Picked up a 2005 ATC aluminum 48' gooseneck race trailer with living quarters. We outgrew our Work and Play, as we get more serious with the kids racing activities. All three of the kids are now racing, so we haul two race prepped quads, a backup race quad, my daughter's youth SxS (that she is now racing), spare parts, and two large dogs that go with us to the MX tracks! This gooseneck is longer than I wanted (was hoping for a 40' open concept vs the separate garage/LQ style), but I needed the 27' of garage space, and to order a custom configured Cargo Mate was going to take 6 to 9 months and cost much more than this ATC (plus this is lighter). This trailer was on RacingJunk (Thanks Scotty for the tip to that website!). And, it's immaculate; the owner took great care of it, had it stored in a shop, and its very close to brand new condition. The 2018 Ram 3500 we picked up earlier this year pulled it just fine from Arlington to our home in Puyallup. Trailer pulled great too - straight and true. A little long to turn around in my smaller cul-de-sac, so I ended up dragging the 3rd axle, but it's a gravel cul-de-sac, so hopefully not going to cause any future issues. First use is this weekend, as we head to Spokane for round 5 and 6 of Quadcross NW. If anyone is interested in our 26' Work And Play, it's now on consignment at Baydo's RV in Chehalis.
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