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  1. Woodenhead

    Boat Trailer modern wheels and upsize

    Only brakes on one axle? Is it an out of state trailer? That’s how my old boat trailer was too but it was from Canada. I think the law in this state is if there are brakes then all axles need to have them. Not sure how that applies to boat trailers though and I can’t see that ever being an issue for you. Looking forward to the pictures...
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    Winch wiring on 2018 Ram

    How many Amps does the winch draw? What does the winch manufacturer recommend? I just found those googling winch battery shut off switch, a bit more looking might find a heavier one.
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    Winch wiring on 2018 Ram

    Ampper Battery Switch, 12-48 V Battery Power Cut Master Switch Disconnect Isolator for Car, Vehicle, RV and Boat (On/Off) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07413JWLD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_bEumDbGV503WK Fastronix High Current Master Battery Disconnect Switch with Face Plate https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011EYWMDS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oEumDbNFFDK05
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    Next project

    0.1mm = 0.004” 0.01mm = 0.0004” Is my world. There are some free easy conversion apps too Robert.
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    Project Mads

    Awesome plan Scotty. Especially considering winters and wildlife on the roads up there. Put a big ol’ bull slammin bumper on the bow too. I have similar plans for my boys but probably for a 12V as I’ll be damned if they’ll have a newer rig than me! Would you consider buying a truck down here and bringing it across the border? Maybe not economical with the exchange rate but maybe more options for a clapped out project with a solid body.
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    ISO 3rd gen dually wheels

    Didn’t know that about the gray ones. Good to know.
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    No you absolutely can not do that. When you file for a lost title there’s a record of already having a title. That’s not the case with this truck. Its all about proving it meets US EPA and Safety standards. To to that for this vehicle you need to pay a registered importer to handle the inspection and government paperwork.
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    My turn to get hit

    So instead of admitting his mistake, apologizing and making it right...he denies he did anything wrong, accuses you of over reacting, then starts throwing $100 bills to keep it off his insurance. What’s an $&@?! Hole.
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    All it’s good for is parts then, no way to title it. The only way Chrysler will give the compliance letter to support importing the truck is if you’ve owned it for more than a year and you have proof (Visa etc) that you’re relocating state side.
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    What he said^^ Chrysler (FAC) won’t provide the needed letter...period. (Ford and GMC will however) Paying $1,500 +/- to a registered importer is your only option for a Chrysler product. Unless it’s over a certain age, I think that number is 25yrs but you’d have to double check.
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    Enjoying Life

    Awesome that you’re back to enjoying that again Rob and I’ll bet with a renewed appreciation. I can only imagine how much you missed it.
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    Trailer Hitch?

    Hence the “only break one law at a time” rule. Gonna haul a dock box?, don’t speed, make sure all your lights are good. Gonna drive a little fast?, better make sure tabs and seat belts are in check. Your passenger having a road soda on your trip to the lake?, better make you got the rest of your sht in one sack...You get the idea, one at a time 😉
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    Trailer Hitch?

    Anyone put a hitch on there VW? I see curt makes a class 1 rated for 2000 towing and 200 tongue. I put a lot of miles on back and forth to the boat in the summer. A lot of times there’s just a bit too much cargo for the car so I end up taking the truck. I have a light duty hitch carrier, I’m thinking with a trailer hitch on the Jetta I could make it all fit.
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    Trailer Hitch?

    Nope. You got me there officer Steve [emoji23]. I can’t imagine they get too concerned with that considering how many of these cargo carriers, bike racks... I see going down the road. This falls under my “Only break one law at a time” rule. Besides, once the cops see my awesome coffee mug they’ll be all jealous and trying to buy it from me.
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    Trailer Hitch?

    I figured if some dumbass looked up from his phone at the last minute and crushed my dock box it’d be good if I did everything I could to make him aware 😂
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    Trailer Hitch?

    Really? Ticket for what? I specifically set it so you could still see both tail lights from behind. You don’t even need a flag till you’re extended beyond 4’. Plus the 3 staters I drove past on the way home didn’t seem to have a problem with it. 🤷‍♂️
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    Trailer Hitch?

    May as well get a roof rack too and sell the dually[emoji2]. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    New to me Race Trailer

    Sweet trailer. That’s a good looking truck too.
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    Phat Kaw's Spring Maintenance.

    Awesome. You’ll be able to toss the cramp buster now 😃
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    compounds and an exhaust brake??

    I have a few fittings and turbos laying around, I could measure the ID this afternoon (if I remember) and see what they are. The reason I asked about what gets pressurized with the VGT exhaust brake is I was wondering if it was pressurized around the turbo shaft seal as you mention it leaks when the brake is on.
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    compounds and an exhaust brake??

    When the vanes on the VGT close to create the exhaust brake function does it pressurize the cavity in the exhaust housing (wheel and shaft) or just the volume leading into the housing and back into the exhaust manifold? Have you pulled the oil cap to see if you gain any significant crank case gasses when the exhaust brake is on? I know on the turbos I've worked with (HX40, HX35 and HT3B) the drains are significantly larger that the hole in the top that feeds oil in. I believe the intention is that the oil is pressurized into the bearing cavity and keeps it flooded but just gravity drains out. I think it's more likely that you have some sort of restriction on the drain side be it case pressure or hose restriction than an over supply of oil to the turbo. The hole in the top of the housing and the hole in the top of the turbo and in the filter housing (at the oil line ends) would be the flow restriction, not the hose feeding the turbo. I had a 3B leak on the compressor side at high RPM and boost, it was a result of restriction on the drain side, the bend in the 3/4" hose (or 1"?) was too tight and reduced the ID down to about 75% opening. If you didn't just have that thing rebuilt I'd have sworn the shaft seals in the turbo gave up but I guess that's not likely the case.
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    Trailer Hitch?

    Probably get some bags too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Fishing 2019

    Pike fishing was a bust, we did good on the small mouth though. We couldn’t get my buddys boat as far up the sanpoil as we’d have like to. The new plan is we take both our boats (his is a cuddy cabin) up as far as we can and tow my dinghy (the Loose Screw). Then anchor and raft our boats together so we can spent the night up there. We’ll be able to fish till late and take the Loose Screw further up the river to explore and see what we can catch. If nothing else it’ll be an adventure but I’m willing to bet the fishing is good. Odds are we’ll see some bear as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Trailer Hitch?

    and a brake controller...to haul my maple syrup tanker.
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    Trailer Hitch?

    Thanks Bob but I’m going to fab something up to work with what I’m planning.