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Posted November 22, 2017 - 07:27 PM

That camper behind it would be nice to pull a trailer behind to shows.

It was a 440. 7mpg all day long. 


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Posted November 23, 2017 - 01:09 AM

That camper behind it would be nice to pull a trailer behind to shows.

The one I want I see every year is built on a one ton first gen ram/Cummins truck, not van chassis with a tag axle added.
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Posted November 23, 2017 - 02:20 AM

It was a 440. 7mpg all day long. 

Thats better than my brothers Chevy 454 powered motorhome.  

It gets 5,  but with a really good tail wind and no trailer it'll get 5.6.

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Brother is a die hard Chevy guy.

Few months back he bought a Ford motorhome. 


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Posted November 23, 2017 - 04:17 PM

Happy thanksgiving. 

 

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MawMaw Wander made sure I didn't starve. 

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Other than feeding the animals I haven't done a thing all day.


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Posted November 23, 2017 - 05:51 PM

You coulda come by here for dinner. We had plenty!


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Posted November 24, 2017 - 09:58 PM

Much harder than it should have been. 

 

 

I spent a pretty easy morning...

 

 

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Then I had to get going about 3.  A gal in Belmont had a Buick LeSabre that she said had a broken axle. 

 

Just as I was walking outside, Graham came over. I got him taken care of then walked around back. I immediately picked up my phone and called him to come back. I needed help getting the tow dolly hooked to BettyBlue since it still had the Nissan on it. 

 

He got me hooked up and I headed off. 

 

I got to the house and parked on the road in front of the house. As soon as I got out I saw the garbage truck coming. I had blocked 2 cans so I wheeled them out to the middle of the road so he could get to them.

The Buick had a spare tire on the passengers front and the tire was sitting forward in the wheel well. I should have know something more than a broken axle had happened. 

 

With the winch hooked up I pulled it. It didn't want to come. When it got to where I could see the passengers side I knew why. The lower ball joint had snapped off and nothing was attached. It was coming on up to the dolly just fine though. 

 

The drivers tire got up on the dolly and the passengers side got jammed. I got a scissor jack and lifted it up. When it picked up the car moved forward - too far. The drivers side hopped over the cradle. 

 

I didn't have a big jack so I got both of the scissor jacks I had and the windup bottle looking jack that I got out of an Explorer and started trying to lift it. I wasn't having a lot of luck with it. They guys dad came home and had some lumber and bricks. They also managed to find a small floor jack. I got it up on one block and a board and it all fell apart. The floor jack turned over and wedged itself in the tire.

 

After some jacking and pushing I got it free. The second time I got a bigger block and a 2x6 under the tire. Then the dad suggested the gal use her Explorer to pull the car backwards. I had thought about it, but I am not going to volunteer someone else's truck to pull something. After a couple of healthy pulls it went on the dolly. Well the drivers side did. 

 

I strapped the drivers tire down and then jacked up the passengers side and got the broken suspension where I wanted it then strapped that down. 

 

I got through Belmont with no problems. The speed limit was only 20 MPH. When I got on highway 74 and got up to 45 the car decided it wanted to lead. I got it under control and drove home at 30. It seemed to be most stable there. I did have a long line of irate drivers behind me. 

 

As I almost got home, I got a phone call from Graham. He said he had something for me. 

 

 

I was supposed to stop and get rabbit food. I didn't want to pull the wobbly Buford any further than I had to. I took food for the ancient in side bunny and the food for the one buck on the far side of the yard and managed to get them all fed.

 

Then I went across the road. Graham and Jeni had more turkey and ham than they could ever eat. They sent a bunch home with me. 

 

Now I am full, and ready for bed. 


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Posted November 26, 2017 - 08:36 AM

My last adventure pulling a Buick with a dolly
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Posted November 26, 2017 - 08:38 AM

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Posted November 26, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Dang that doesn't look good. What happened.

 

 

 

 

 

IN other news....

 

 

Out of boredom I have been going back through this thread and saving it. I can tell where I was on pain meds because some parts are almost unreadable due to the typos.


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Posted November 26, 2017 - 06:03 PM

Dang that doesn't look good. What happened.





IN other news....


Out of boredom I have been going back through this thread and saving it. I can tell where I was on pain meds because some parts are almost unreadable due to the typos.

How are you doing the saving? I often go back through my post to reference dates to events and would like to save my thread somehow but man, there are several hundred pages! I worry they could be lost forever if the new site owners goofed up.
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Posted November 26, 2017 - 06:27 PM

I worry they could be lost forever if the new site owners goofed up.


What could possibly go wrong?
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Posted November 26, 2017 - 06:31 PM

What could possibly go wrong?

As with my windows update....anything
and everything !
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Posted November 26, 2017 - 06:54 PM

I am just using ctrl+s one page at a time. 


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Posted November 26, 2017 - 07:26 PM

Dang, I have 659 pages, but I will start saving them when I have the time.  If I did 10+ pages a day, it'd take me over 2 months!


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Posted November 26, 2017 - 07:33 PM

Dang, I have 659 pages, but I will start saving them when I have the time.  If I did 10+ pages a day, it'd take me over 2 months!

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. 

 

 

 

I sat here watching tv and did it over the course of a few weeks. 


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