I couldn't justify uglying up my truck enough to put one of those things on. An unfortunate and rare animal strike is exactly what insurance is for...
Yeah, I must take issue with this also.
Most all the new pickups are heavily plastic in the front. My old Dodge (2006), my 2003 Chevy, and now my 2011 Ford.
Hit a big enough deer and you are stranded at the spot of impact. Sure, insurance will fix things, but I surely hate the thought of sitting around in the middle of nowhere awaiting a tow truck.
Besides that, us older folks (me :B ) just don't have the night vision we used to. I get almost paranoid driving at night around my area, especially considering the body sized corn fed monster deer (full sized 200 pound plus biggies) that we have around here.
One of those grill guards (Buckstop, Road Armor or Ranch Hand) is going on my truck, and very soon.
To the OP, did you physically see this unit before you bought it? I can't read all of your post as it gives me a headache trying to follow it, but I don't see anything mechanical mentioned where you can't hook up and go. You can worry about the rest later. When you can make an appointment. Don't let this consume you, it's not healthy.
There was a short sentence in there, copied and pasted, the OP said and I quote here: The pin box moves 1.25 to 1.50 inchs upon loading causing our closet wall and floors to be torn apart and more than likely the cause of our third schwintec slide issue. End quote.
So appears a pin box area frame problem as well, which means it is not going anywhere.
Another poster said something about a lemon and a bomb. Wow, this one sure seems to meet those definitions.
I thought Jayco uses Lippert frames to there specs?
The Jayco Pinnacle had Lippert frame when I looked at one last summer.
Shoot, Mobile Suites has Lippert frame I believe.
Depends more on manufacturers specification. Surely not a whole lot of threads or information on Lippert problems with those two RV's.
Even though I am going through the "Empty Nest" syndrome right now, I still have three virtual children at home.
My Westie named Girlfriend, my Scottie named Charli, and my F 350 dually.
All of them love going for a ride.
All of them love going over to the doggie park and playing.
None of them mind cold wintery weather, and still like to go out, ride around, see the sites, bark or honk as is appropriate, spotting other doggies or dually's.
They all like to go hunting and fishing.
They all like shopping at PetSmart.
They all like going over to the coffee kiosk drive-through to get some goodies.
Oh, the list is almost limited only to my imagination.
Now the doggies don't like to work too much, would rather sniff around. The F 350 does not mind hauling stuff around, pulling the camper, going on roads trips, etc. etc.
So use a little imagination and have a great deal of both fun and work with the vehicle. It'll appreciate the company and not get so lonesome.
Does the hood open so you can have a wienie roast?
Oh, come now. So negative. Why, there's only been a few documented fires in a Tesla so far :R
Surely not enough to warrant the wienie roast option on every vehicle.
It is an option, isn't it????????????? :B
Can you imagine the courage it took the fly that mission? Those guys were made of different stuff.
I can only imagine the bravery involved, since they were forced to take off at a greater distance from Japan than planned.
Seems their task force had been spotted by a Japanese fishing trawler, and no one was sure if it had gotten off a radio signal before escorting ships sank it.
So they took off early, knowing full well that now there would probably be very little chances of making Chinese landfall safely.
As I said, common folks with uncommon valor.
It depends what I am towing. Towing my RV I get about 11 mpg, so 200 miles and I am looking for fuel. Towing heavy loads I get 5 - 6 mpg and fill at nearly every service station on route.
What do you tow that only nets you 5-6 mpg? My worst so far with a 37' 15,500 lb toy hauler that is about as aerodynamic as a sail boat is 8.5 mpg at >70 mph. I even seem to do about the same at slightly lower speeds in the mountains. I'm guessing you are towing a pretty significant load in some rough conditions.
LOL, but you wouldn't believe some of the huge loads he pulls around with his SRW F-350. Think he mentioned once moving some 30,000 pounds of hay on a goose neck trailer. 4x4ord doesn't mess around.
I. LOVE. IT!!! I love riding so high. I have to wrap my head around how long it is.
I think it was that great, former, Chicago Cub ballplayer Ernie Banks, who once said the only way to wake up in the morning with a smile on your face was to go to sleep with a coat hanger in your mouth. :B
He obviously was not thinking about those who get a new truck!
Glad you are already enjoying the new vehicle. Drove mine around some today, it was getting lonesome.
Venison, and if you like it or not, depends so much on the diet of the deer.
While in Texas, hunted down there. Deer was not the best tasting, sagebrush, cactus diet just didn't do if for me for meat flavor.
North Dakota deer was entirely different tasting. Mostly grain and grass fed, they were outstanding. My sister made the mistake one afternoon of telling Mom she didn't want venison for supper, did not like the flavor. She wanted beef. So Mom, making chicken fried steaks for supper, mixed the beef and venison together on the same serving platter. Sister could not tell the difference.
So if you really want the best venison, one of these northern plains corn, grain and grass fed should really give you a treat. Besides, body size, they are much larger than the deer generally found in Texas.
Is it legal to drive a combine on an limited access highway? About 10 years ago I was driving on I29 in North Dakota. I came around a curve at the 75 MPH speed limit and there was a combine doing about 40 MPH! I managed to not hit the guy, but who is stupid enough to drive a combine at 40 MPH on a 75 MPH highway?
I have no idea if it is legal to drive a combine on a limited access highway, but this guy was doing it. It is legal to ride bicycles on some interstates out west, but at least they are on the shoulder.
Combine surely should NOT have been on the Interstate.
They have a minimum speed limit, believe 45 MPH????????
Found it easier to back in with the camera. and even better getting out. Love it when an old Caddy tries to park in the lef over space behind you :)
Good point! Love the backup camera in my truck. Parking or bumper hitching, works like a charm.
I'll never have another vehicle without this feature.
I understand that on the new Ram trucks, one can get a high mount camera, I believe located in the brake light area on top rear of the cab. Sure would be handy for hooking up fifth wheel or goose-neck style hitches.