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If we could get back road, off road trailers as are built in Australia, I'd have one tomorrow. Room, comfort, ease of entry. To use a TT well, practice, practice, practice. If you're uncomfortable backing a trailer and can't parallel park one, get a TC.
I have a 2007.5 GMC with the LMM Duramax. The prior owner installed an MBRP 4" exhaust but I'm not pleased with the heat build-up during DPF regeneration. I don't have soot but the chrome MBRP tip is discolored from heat. It's pretty expensive to return the truck to stock and actually more cost effective to upgrade to the Banks system. Clicky Banks also publishes a comparison of temperatures at the exhaust tip during DPF regeneration. There system is actually somewhat cooler that stock.
A local diesel shop specializing in light truck diesels says their customers are experiencing up to 5 mpg mileage increase by removing the DPF and reprogramming the computer to compensate for the lower pressure drop through the pipe that replaces the DPF.
The Duramax is very quiet to begin with and I don't think noise would be an issue. I may experiment this spring. :W
Clatter: the color saturation in your photos is awesome! Your photos remind me of my slide film colours (I used almost exclusively Fuji velvia 50) in the day.
Beautiful imagery and story!
Thanks for all your dedication and hard work (well, maybe fun) in preparing your adventures for us.
X2. Simply breathtaking! Exquisite! One runs out of superlatives.
My what a beautiful trip report! We live very near Antietam Battlefield and visit there often. It's always amazing to see the beauty of a places like these and reading of the carnage that once took place there. If we listen closely we can almost hear the warriors talking to us and hear the shouts, the drums, the canon, and the sounds of war. Thankfully they fade quickly and we can get back to enjoying the beauty.
Thanks for taking us along.
turtletalk and eugarps...
We spend so much time in physical therapy and emergency rooms that we have little time for travels and boating.
But we keep on dreaming...
Hobie Cats would be great therapy for your knee and Mrs. Sleepy as well. Lot's of gentle stretching and total body exercise in the sun. You don't have to get crazy with these things like I do. Mrs. Eugarps asks to get off before I do that stuff. She'll still ride with me in whitewater though but prefers lake paddling on quiet evenings.
"Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING--absolute nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing,' he went on dreamily: `messing--about--in--boats; messing----'" ~ Water Rat, Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Graham
Guess I just an unrepentant water rat... :W
Now that looks like fun...
You need one, Sleepy! I've sailed them and once you get one hull out of the water they are a hoot!
Un-darn-believable! Words fail me..... for now. :W
Whazoo takes us along,
And sings us a song,
Of lands far, far from,
The maddening throng.
He takes us to places,
With strange names and faces,
In the comfort of
Our warm, cozy places.
He brave exhaust flattening,
Rocks while we sit and eat fattening,
Foods not allowed,
On the trail.
His eye's how they twinkle,
And I think it's Pappy VanWinkle,
In that cup he proposes,
The stars how they twinkle,
As body work may wrinkle,
In his efforts to share,
In all wonders he sees something sparkle
Mrs. Whazoo with graces,
Points out the places,
He's damaged in his quest to,
Show us vast spaces.
Of wonders of deserts,
And mountains and ruins and vistas,
He shows us and shares all the, wonders
Of lands far away,
Where we're all hoping one day,
We'll to be able to wander.
So once again raise your glasses
As er' more time passes,
To the Whazoos our intrepid friends,
With kazoos salute you,
And again we all thank you,
For enriching our lives with your travels.
Thanks for hauling the extra weight..... us.