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mr. cob

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Can I "copy" my first post in a thread into another thread?

10 January 2018 - 03:39 PM

Howdy All,


I need some help with wiring and have started a thread in the towing forum offering the job to someone if they want it, I would like to also post that request in the anything else automotive forum.  I have tried to copy-paste, I can't make it happen.  Is this possible, if so can someone let me know HOW to do it?  Thanks.



Want to hire someone to help install trailer wiring on my Peterbilt.

10 January 2018 - 03:05 PM

Howdy All,


I now have all the parts needed to install the RV trailer wiring and brake controller on my Pete. 


I want to install a "Hayes" air activated brake controller, this involves mounting the controller, splicing into an air line which goes to the "air application" gauge which is located in a dash panel that also has 15 other gauges in it along with three air activated switches.  The brake controller also has to be wired to power from the battery through a 20 amp circuit breaker.  I do NOT have the circuit breaker or the 12 gauge wire needed to do this part of the job. 


Here is a web site describing the "Hayes" controller.




To wire the RV 7 pin trailer connection I have a complete kit including a water proof box that has a circuit board in it that has all the wire positions clearly marked so it should be a plug and play operation but I don't have the proper wire striping and crimping tools to do a decent job. To wire the RV plug, a cable must be made that goes from the commercial truck plug to the box, I have ALL the parts needed to do this, then the 7 wire cable needs to be run from the box to the rear of the truck where it will be mounted off of the frame, again I have ALL the electrical parts needed to do this.  I would need some type of clamps to hold the 7 wire cable to the frame as it is strung from the box to the rear of the truck.


Here is a web site describing the "Jackalopee" box.




I can help with or do most of the grunt work, I need someone who knows wiring and how to hook into the trucks electrical system without burning something up, I am willing to pay reasonable money to have this done.  If your interested or know someone who may want to take on this task please contact me.  Thanks.




email,  dlhooker1@comcast.net


phone, 360-333-2888

B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch excellent condition.

01 January 2018 - 02:48 PM

Howdy All,


I no longer need this hitch, it served me well, is in excellent condition, $500.00


Contact me at 360-333-2888 or email at, dlhooker1@comcast.net





Where, do I get GOOD vinyl lettering done to my truck?

26 December 2017 - 01:01 PM

Howdy All,


I want to get some vinyl lettering done to my Pete, don't have a clue where to start looking for such a service, if anyone knows of a place that does good work to include installation of the lettering, please reply to this thread thanks.



Well, I got me Peterbilt..................

23 December 2017 - 01:39 PM

Howdy All,


Didn't know what forum to put this in so I threw it up here as this is my new RV trailer tow vehicle.  I found this in Minnesota, just got back from an epic drive through glare ice and snow with no load over the raer axles let me tell ya that was a trip I don't want to repeat any time soon.


Here's a few photos of the truck and link to a photo gallery that will cover the built, the RV hitch is installed, the commercial hitch is only held on with a couple of bolts until I find a someone who wants it, when the weather gets better in a few months I'll start to build the Smart Car, deck behind the sleeper.  550 horse power, 1850 pounds of torque, C15 6NZ Cat engine, 18 speed auto-shift transmission, 3.55 axles, this baby hauls the mail in style.


This was the photo in the truck trader ad when it was clean.



Some shots taken after the test drive the roads were covered in crap.







She's pretty darn dirty now, 2,000 miles of winter sloop, deicer and road grit will take the shine off of anything even a Lady of this stature.



Here's a link to the gallery concerning this truck and its transformation, so far the details of installing the RV hitch are covered.