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  1. I had a real pretty 1996 dually and pulled a 35 foot trailer that was heavy. Really didn't seem too bad with the dually. I realized the trailer was overkill for me to take hunting, so I put the trailer on the lot and bought a 3/4 ton. When the trailer sold the guy told me he needed to put a hitch on his truck to be able to tow it and asked me if I would deliver it. I said sure no problem, it was only going about 15 miles. I hooked it up to my 3/4 ton truck and proceeded to deliver it.... The difference between the two trucks was huge. I was going as slow as possible and the trailer was still throwing the truck around. If I had to go any further I wouldn't have done it. I really miss the dually when pulling a heavy trailer, but I can go thru the drive thru at the bank and mcdonalds with the 3/4 ton so I was happier with it.... Don't have a cummins anymore, daily driver is a Fiat 500!!
  2. i may try that if I can have any luck tracing the wires to the pump... Not looking forward to dropping the tank
  3. I have a 98 Georgie Boy and it has decided to not start. It has the big GM engine and appears to have no fuel at the fuel rail. I believe the pump is in the tank, but is there a fuse or relay hiding somewhere?? The owners manual has electrical diagram, but not for the chassis items, just the added motorhome circuits. I'm really not in a hurry to pull the tank, would much rather discover a fuse or relay that was bad.... any help would be appreciated...
  4. Hey, isn't that the car you poached from my area?? Catch and release in Utah?? It's OK, I think I like my 2011 Charger better anyway. These are old man cars, white with 4 doors, AWD. I think i may get better mileage than you, course I drive like the old guy I am...
  5. could it be the A/C compressor when engaged?
  6. I got a recall notice on my 2011 Charger... looks like I'm getting a new alternator due to a few smoke and fire problems.. Hope they don't screw up anything else while they are in there, this thing has been very good to me so fare...
  7. That is the way it should have come from the factory. But then you wouldn't have had all the fun of installing them! Those look great, I've had no trouble with my ISSpro gauges either. Great job on the install.
  8. looks like a lot of fun, not sure why I'd want to be out in the middle of all that water...
  9. I'm getting my motorhome ready to sell, and also working on the old Airstream for when I'm out alone or with my son. If the motorhome sells I might be interested in yours. But don't count on mine selling soon, I have not cleaned out my stuff or cleaned the carpets yet. I did get the windshield replaced finally... that was my excuse for awhile....
  10. He got it thru the second time, not sure how much money or what they did... The next thing I know he had it towed home thinking his bearings were out in the front end. I explained how fun they are and he remembered when we tore apart the front end to do brakes and the front axle u-joints, so he was going to have his shop do it for him. The guy at the shop checked it all out and told him his tires were crap, and it wasn't the bearings. Short story is he had another set of tires on rims so they swapped them out and he says it's smooth now. Some guys have all the luck. The tires that came off were about 13 years old, plenty of tread, but were bouncing all over the road. Think he got shocks too... Thanks for the replies, I didn't make the drive this time for a change so glad he didn't get screwed at the shop...
  11. Brother's truck won't pass the snap throttle test. He lives in spokane, truck has a banks system on it, but he says it is set to stock. It never passes. What is the trick???
  12. That looks about as bad as my kids disc brake pads when the car decided he needed to change them. He applied the brake and then let off and one of the backing plates dropped out onto the ground! There was no pad left at all. Piston popped out of the bore also. Scared him a lot as he was just heading down a steep hill, got it stopped with the emergency brake before it was too late...
  13. I bought a toy hauler back around 2000 and the first trip I took it on my beer wasn't nearly cold enough in the refer. I started troubleshooting and you will not believe what i finally found to be the trouble.... I couldn't find any issues with it, and decided to remove the plastic cover on the roof to check and see if the bees had plugged it up with a well hidden hive. I couldn't believe it when I found that there was no hole cut in the roof under the vent... I was just a little hot when telling the dealer he was lucky me and my family didn't die from fumes that had nowhere else to go but into the living area. Later I discovered the stove was sharing the same compartment as the furnace, and whenever the furnace kicked on the burners on the stove got sucked downward, melting the solder and ruining the burners. I have made very detailed inspections of every RV I've purchased since then, got to make sure you don't get a Monday or Friday unit.
  14. He is going to love driving that around. With a set of new batteries it should go for most the day. This should start the downhill slide for a boy that age to begin the gearhead stage.
  15. yep, that's me. I got about 75 too many pounds on me right now
  16. I saw this too late, I call this "Fat guy in a white charger".
  17. I had a bad experience with dex-cool clogging the heater core of a gmc jimmy. I had to do some creative flushing and back flushing just to get a little flow thru the heater core, then ran the acid and neutralizer thru it, had to change out the radiator caps between each different flush, and the acid was strong enough to make the water pump start leaking. I did this in my driveway in the middle of winter in North Dakota just to make it a little more interesting. There was a GM tech service bulletin that was very descriptive about the problem and how to fix it. Apparently you never want to run dec-cool low enough to get air into the system, as it starts a chain reaction that clogs the heater core rapidly. I'll not us it by choice again...
  18. Mr. Casper, I used your number to sign up to be a dealer, you should be able to retire after you get the bonus for that!! Thanks
  19. I always aim a camera or two at my camp, I've never had anything come up missing but i have had a few "hits" where people have been looking, sometimes they are just looking for me as we camp in the same spot every year.
  20. Oh the good ol days. drinking beer before it could freeze. eating fresh fish cooked right out of the hole. And my favorite, pee on your friends tires to see if you could freeze their truck to the ice!! Yep, N dakota was good to me... A good trick for seeing better under the water is to crush up some egg shells and dump them in the hole. They reflect the light that hits them and brightens up the hole. Now days they use the underwater cameras to see the fish hit the bait.
  21. I was stationed in S. Dakota for 5 years, and N. Dakota for 5 years. My first diesel truck (a 96 one ton dually) had plug in heaters on both batteries, a block heater, and a heating pad epoxied onto the oil pan. One morning I unplugged it and went to the base gym for a short workout, when I came back out it started right up but it quit about half way home. Had to have my wife come and pull me home with her s-10 Jimmy (talk about embarrassing). I made a tent out of king size comforters and tarps and used one of those turbine style heaters and about 2 tanks of propane to thaw it out. I think the fuel gelled in it, cuz I wasn't using it enough to fuel up with winter fuel. Never made that mistake again. My 97 is sitting in my front yard right now and won't start. Seems the optima batteries that I put in sometime in 2000 are a little too weak to start it now. Guess I'm going to have to replace them...
  22. i had a 96 dually, traded for a 97 3/4 ton in 2000. Still driving it occasionally, has 145000 on it.
  23. is this the one that the seats swivel outward for us fat guys with short legs??
  24. I have an older motorhome, gas motor, gm frame, similar to a bounder. I want to install a brake controller so I don't wear out the motorhome brakes pulling a 16 foot car hauler with toys onboard. nothing real heavy, just side x side and ATVs. What would work and not cost a fortune. Motorhome is a 95
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