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RE: measuring shock

My rancho 9000 have a lifetime warranty. Check and see if yours have it before you buy replacements. Just saying..... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...thanks...for sure, will check. UPDATE Called the Tenneco bunch (Rancho) and by George...yes, a Limited Lifetime. Now I have to massage this a bit. I am 1,000 miles from the shop that did the install. I'll give them a holler and see what they say. Nice info tho...thanks for this. I may end up buying another because of the distance, but still... Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/03/15 02:44pm Tech Issues
RE: measuring shock

I thought I'd post 2 pix of the front suspension. This is not the leaker...it's da odder one. http://i59.tinypic.com/2w3ua9y.jpg]http://i59.tinypic.com/2w3ua9y.jpg http://i57.tinypic.com/r1lgcp.jpg]http://i57.tinypic.com/r1lgcp.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/03/15 01:42pm Tech Issues
RE: measuring shock

When I ordered mine (Bilsteins) I just put in my vehicle info that they requested...ie make, model, year, etc. and they showed me what to order. Yeah..no. As I had said..mine is heavily modified. Lifted and so on. So my undercarriage is a whole different cat. Thanks tho. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/03/15 09:42am Tech Issues
RE: No need to go to Alaska....sit back...grab a beer....

"you bet...$10,000 at least. All the bugs you can stand. Lots of traffic, fires and gravel roads. Maybe you see a bear..maybe you don`t. Can always buy a can of salmon at Safeway. Why not just kick back...have a beer and martini and live a little. Get the one piecers on...pretend you are ìn Alaska...man, nuthin better than that." I can't let this go....consider the chain fully yanked. :) First, I'll admit to not understanding the fascination with bears; they're cool and all, but so are moose, caribou, and (even more so) Dall Sheep. Second, having now spent far too much time in Ewe-stun, anyone that thinks there's traffic in Alaska needs to come to the Bayou City for a visit..I'd suggest 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm on a Friday, visit either I-10 or US 59. Finally, one should just live in AK....there's been more than one occasion, usually late in the fall, when I've been sipping a martini (Vodka, Grey Goose, thank you) on the cabin deck and watched bears and moose wander by. Even had the incredible privilege to see wolves chase down a momma moose and calf in front of the cabin...Momma made it, calf didn't. Yes there are fires and smoke, but that's part of the price one pays for living in AK. hayylloooooo http://i61.tinypic.com/k3uqvm.jpg]http://i61.tinypic.com/k3uqvm.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/03/15 09:23am RVing in Canada and Alaska
measuring shock

How do I measure a shock length for replacement. I have a leaking Rancho..it is on the heavily modified front end of my 99 E350 C, x4x'd 24ft'r. I can see some numbers on the cartridge but they don't look like model #'s. Do I just measure the length as it now is? mounted. If so...16". Does that makes sense? Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/03/15 09:15am Tech Issues
RE: No need to go to Alaska....sit back...grab a beer....

They have beer in Alaska. Alaska White...I've grown quite fond of it. I think your future is not in the Alaskan tourism industry. :) I was just yankin a chain....I live up north. Not quite in Alaska but 3 hrs from Hyder. I get this thing going in my fingers...when people get all heated up about something I have posted. I get some kind of weird sense of `gothcha` when they get even more fired up. Helps me sleep at night. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/02/15 08:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: No need to go to Alaska....sit back...grab a beer....

Either way I think you should go to Alaska. I'm here for the first time having a great time. :):):) you bet...$10,000 at least. All the bugs you can stand. Lots of traffic, fires and gravel roads. Maybe you see a bear..maybe you don`t. Can always buy a can of salmon at Safeway. Why not just kick back...have a beer and martini and live a little. Get the one piecers on...pretend you are ìn Alaska...man, nuthin better than that. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/02/15 07:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Coffe pot for boondocking

We use a Coleman percolator for our New Orleans style coffee and chicory. We like it about the same viscosity as our gumbo. http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Cup-Stainless-Steel-Percolator/dp/B0009PUQSM If it doesn't come out the pot with the consistency of a chocolate malt, we did something wrong. I won't say it will hold up a horse shoe, like the coffee in the movie Hidalgo, but you can darn near stand a spoon up in it. We sometimes put some cane syrup and a little heavy cream in it - to thin it out a tad. I'm not saying it's thick, but when it cools off a little you can eat it with a fork. ;) Yum. Chip Had cane syrup on my beingets in Houma...OMG!!..now that was good eatin. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/02/15 07:23pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Class C boondocking

http://i57.tinypic.com/2mxhf6o.jpg]http://i57.tinypic.com/2mxhf6o.jpg I can offer some insights...and I will! Having had two C's...one with one without, for getting up those nasty loose crudy tracks, a 4x4 does that. With only rear drivers, the rears will spin out and there you are. Even with limited slip differential, once you loose the rears, you are kinda done. The ablility of the 4x4 then to drag your sorry a** up and over, make it. A person can buy a 4x4 kit from UjointOffroad http://www.ujointoffroad.com/ that can be installed. Know a guy that did that and he is some happy. You can always get it lifted..although you`ll need to find a 4x4 shop to do that. There are no kits for a Ford E 350. There is a good sounding shop in Utah too..or, because you are Washington, take it up to Kamloops Light truck..they did mine. With the CDN loonie so low, it won`t be such a big bite. Those that recommend their particular brand of 4x4 RV....all great names as long as you have deep pockets. I always suggest to folks...if you don`t have those particular resources or perhaps want a bit more room...buy the C of your choice and have it converted. The bottom line will be a whole lot less money for a whole lot more truck. And pick an RV that has the plumbing up inside..not dangling down so you can grind it off on a passing rock. It`s also hard to deal with the angle of departure. Mine is all plated underneath, so I can drag it over crud and scratch the plate, not mess up the tanks and so on. http://i60.tinypic.com/23r5v6s.jpg]http://i60.tinypic.com/23r5v6s.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/02/15 07:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: No need to go to Alaska....sit back...grab a beer....

Thanks Gary - that is great - gonna follow your advice exactly - this afternoon at happy hour - likely to replace the beer with a Martini ..... Jay Oh God yes...a martini would be perfect! What kind? Gin or vodka? Tossing in a few capers makes a really nice tatse hit, too. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/02/15 11:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: No need to go to Alaska....sit back...grab a beer....

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garyhaupt 08/01/15 08:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: No need to go to Alaska....sit back...grab a beer....

Good but nothing like being there in person. We've been there years ago before Brooks Falls became so popular. :) Also been to McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge. Permit only, drawn by lottery system. Talk about being up close and in person with Brown Bears. Flew in and slept in tents. Bears around 24/7. :B McNeil River But for those that can't go or haven't gone or have kids and grandkids..this is a great look. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/01/15 07:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
No need to go to Alaska....sit back...grab a beer....

Bear cam at Brook Falls, Katmai National Park http://i57.tinypic.com/2uhtqhh.jpg]http://i57.tinypic.com/2uhtqhh.jpg I have changed the Net address to YouTube..much better resolution. https://youtu.be/E3DEih8_6O8 Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/01/15 06:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Coffe pot for boondocking

Gary, the beans are strictly a matter of personal choice! In the interests of saving electricity, we bring already-ground beans when boondocking -- yes, it's a sacrifice, but it is camping, after all. (At home, of course, they are freshly ground each morning, in the Land of the Big Hookups.) ;) Oh yes, for sure..I now grind mine at the store for all uses. I do have a hand grinder in the RV tho, from days-gone-by. I have had several grinders over the years and uness I was to buy an indstrial, I can't seem to get the fine Turkish grind I now like. Oh..wait..I can get the grind, buyt I need to dismantle and clean it after most every use. So oily and fine...it just plugs it up. So..to heck with it...grind and freeze. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 08/01/15 11:26am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Coffe pot for boondocking

All well and good but what kinda beans? I try and find a store where I can mix my own blend. Say about 1/2 Dark French and 1/2 Ialian Espresso and maybe 6 Mocha Java beans, just to say I did. Then I use the finest possibe grind...Turkish. Use the same blending at home as on the road. And black..no cream, no sugar. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/31/15 04:27pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Border crossing with children

If you don't have proper documentation, they will keep your kids. I haven't seen mine since a visit to Winnipeg in 2002. GM Because they asked us to keep them...Political Asylum. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/31/15 08:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Coffe pot for boondocking

French press..last weekend out in the boonies...greta coffee, but there is a trick. Ya gotta start out with great beans, ground fine. http://i59.tinypic.com/2q39a2a.jpg]http://i59.tinypic.com/2q39a2a.jpg Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/31/15 08:51am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 2013 E-450 Chassis / "clang" going in and out of drive

Oh man..thank you...I was afraid I was the only one! Mind does it when it's under stress. Like..if I am grinding up a hill in 4x4 and I have to get out to check the line. Or backing up my angle ramps to park at home and I have to check alignment. Gary Haupt I think you're talking about a different issue. I believe everyone else is talking about a "clunk" while shifting in or out of Park (or Drive), not a noise while driving. No..same issue. Putting it into Park to get out and check the line-up, getting back in and putting it into gear. But as I said...when it is under duress...not just putting it into Drive at curbside. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/30/15 02:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Speed Limits in Canada

i drove the Olympic Olympic with that "seven vehicles behind you" law. I used to stop my motorhome in the middle of the road, walk back and count to see if there were seven vehicles behind me. For some reason, that really made them mad. GM They saw which finger you were using to count with.... Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/30/15 09:09am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2013 E-450 Chassis / "clang" going in and out of drive

Oh man..thank you...I was afraid I was the only one! Mind does it when it's under stress. Like..if I am grinding up a hill in 4x4 and I have to get out to check the line. Or backing up my angle ramps to park at home and I have to check alignment. Gary Haupt
garyhaupt 07/30/15 09:05am Class C Motorhomes
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