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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. 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.
  2. 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
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    Gary’s new truck

    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.
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    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!
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    New to campers

    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!
  6. 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!
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    What tires do you like?

    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.
  8. whew - finally sold these off CL. Got them out of the shop and few bucks for the kids racing habit.
  9. 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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    new to me truck

    Love my '18 dually. My current trailers disappear behind this truck (and I absolutely love the exhaust brake and tow/haul combo on the RAM vs my previous Ford - I hardly ever have to use the brakes while towing with the Ram!). Still looking for the right race trailer (40ish foot gooseneck race trailer with bathroom package). That will be the real reason I picked up my truck.
  11. Anyone know if there is a bolt in air ride type seat available for the Ram trucks? My back has progressively gotten worse, and this last weekend's trip to Richland for the kids MX races was painful trip (what are those grooves cut into I90 between Cle Elem and Ellensburg anyway?). I did some searching on Google and found a couple really old links, but nothing current. Just wondering if perhaps the Sterling badged trucks came with suspension seats, or if anyone has a line on aftermarket. Thanks
  12. I dug into this a bit also for the kids' MX racing - wanted to just pull our 20' enclosed trailer, and use the RV to sleep/eat/rest. But had a hard time finding anything that could tow more than 5k. Found a couple Class C's with a Ram 4500 chassis and CTD, and also a Ford F450 with Powerstroke, but those were almost more than the Class A pushers. Gave up on that idea, got the dually, and looking for a gooseneck race car trailer with living quarters now.
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    Back into a CTD

    Yes sir! Decided that if we were doing this, we were doing it once. Since this rig's primary purpose will be towing, I had to go with the training wheels.
  14. Pulled the OEM Continental's off the '17 Ford F250 when I went with the Duratracs for winter use. Had the Continentals in storage when I sold the truck a couple of weeks back, so wondering if any interest in them? One had to be plugged for a nail hole at Les Schwab. Otherwise they came off the truck with about 8k on them, and have been stored indoors since. All Season tire tread pattern (I'll get some pics if anyone is interested).