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In Topic: Tonneau Cover Ideas........Who's running one?

12 February 2018 - 10:10 AM

Pricey, but I got a Bak Revolver rolling aluminum hard cover.  If you have a locking tailgate, it help secure any items left in the bed.  While not theft proof, has left me much more confident that items that are in the bed will be there when I come back to the truck.  I bought one originally for a trip to WY we took, but I love it and its easy to use.


In Topic: Dually Conversion Q's

22 January 2018 - 10:46 AM

Hoss, sent a PM.  Been a few days off the board with work and kids activities.

 

Long story short, we wanted to install a slightly shorter flatbed if we went this route in order to reduce the overall length of the truck (since my son is a new driver).  Very, very costly as soon as you go anything "custom".  Even the off the shelf generic flatbeds were pretty costly with all the parts needed to install, wiring, etc.

And to top that off, the liability for a new driver in a 3/4 ton or larger truck is excessive.  According to our agent, statistically, since new drivers have a higher probability of accident involvement, the bigger and heavier the vehicle actually costs more since they cause more damage.

So we're looking at other alternatives at this point - likely some sort of 1500 short box if we locate one that hasn't been hammered. 

 

Thanks to all for the great info in this thread.  There was very little in TDR and other sources on these types of swaps.  Lots of folks wanting to go to a dually, but not much interest in a dually to a single conversion. 


In Topic: Dually Conversion Q's

10 January 2018 - 06:44 PM

I may not need the bed at all - just the axle;  we were thinking of going to a smaller flatbed, but Gary's advice above is good.  I need to price out a flatbed - I had figured around $1500 to $2000.  Now he's got me concerned, LOL.

 

I'll PM you.  Thanks!


In Topic: Dually Conversion Q's

10 January 2018 - 02:53 PM

Hey Hoss,

Its Dark Garnet Red (more of a maroon color).  I'm not 100% sure what the rear ratio is, but I don't think its a 4.10.  I want to say its a 3.54 IIRC.  I'll check tonight.  


In Topic: Acura MDX

10 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

Neighbor had an MDX; older than a 2011 but he had over 200k on it and it never spent time in the shop.  He drove it everyday, while his wife's Camry had several problems.  Interior held up well too.  I liked the Honda Pilot body style better personally, but I couldn't fault his MDX for reliability.