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RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

Golf..... 'Cow Pasture Pool' That reminds me of my Dad. He always called it that. Were he still with us he'd be 111 this year but has been gone since 81
hornet28 03/27/20 09:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Spearfish, SD

While in Spearfish drive Spearfish Canyon. I don't know if markers would still be there but much of Dances With Wolfs was filmed in the canyon and the site was marked years ago. Back in the late 90's Costner had a lodge/bar nearby
hornet28 03/26/20 08:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gas prices

pd. $1.689 for diesel today here in W. Mi.
hornet28 03/24/20 05:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Found my replacement engine!

These are my hot rods. Although that 85 dually really hauled a&% I'm 76 yrs 41 Ford with 454 https://i.imgur.com/r3SQIfql.jpg 17 T with a Hemi and 4 spd https://i.imgur.com/8nP9Rocl.gif
hornet28 03/23/20 02:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Found my replacement engine!

Similar situation with my Suburban Looked at that GM 502 crate engine and decided to rebuild the 7.4L Passing CA smog a must and no one have an acceptable answer on the 502 So my 7.4L is looking to have a 280 cam, roller rockers, 9.x compression, worked head, marched injectors, etc to be a bit under 500 ft/lbs around 2-2.5 KRPMs, etc Built 4L80E rated 1KHP Gearvenders with the splitter option, 0.5 OD, which will turn the 4 speed into an 8 speed 5.38 diffs, but having a tough time finding it for the front That will give a lower 1st and higher OD Don't know if the Xfrcase will need beefing up 1996 K3500 Sub and fits/suits me Either LT255/85R16 or LT285/75R16 on current 10" wide alloys. Not going to lift...maybe a torsion bar crank Still deciding... Are you building this for towing? If so aren't you getting a bit high on the cam for down low grunt? You do realize that towing in OD isn't recommended even by Gear Vendor. Something you might think about is using factory style rockers. Why? Because if you are running some long distances how available do you think a replacement roller rocker is going to be in Timbuktu. That was advice I received from a very well know engine builder when I built a 454 stroker for an 85 GMC CC dually I was towing with then. It was 489", 4 spd, Gear Vendor, 4.56 geared had plenty of power but could really suck the gas. Never got above 11 mpg empty and made it into the 5's loaded in the mountains in the west. That cinched it for me buying my first diesel
hornet28 03/23/20 01:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel hitch lift

Way to heavy to lift and drag then lift and push. It was on a low cart with wheels, I rolled it next to the trailer, jacked it up and blocked it a few inches at a time. I used some 2x6 at the top to get it even with the trailer bed then I put some lengths of 1/2" pipe under it allowing me to roll it onto the trailer
hornet28 03/23/20 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch lift

No the trailer at the fenders is wider than the sleeper.
hornet28 03/22/20 09:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch lift

Ok for you guys who feel the need to forgo lifts or such. Here's an example of working smart. In this picture is a 63" semi sleeper on my car hauler. I put it on there by myself no one around and no lift, hoist or fork lift involved. So how do you think I did it? https://i.imgur.com/H80D8zZl.jpg
hornet28 03/22/20 08:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch lift

I just Man up and lift each pc in and out of my truck. I’m 62, last time I removed and installed I was 60. Well you will get even smarter as time goes on . At 62 he's still a pup and pups do get smarter as they age
hornet28 03/22/20 04:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch lift

WOW didn't mean to stir up a hornets nest. For those who want the physical workout, have at it. Those that hang it from the trailer, I don't care to leave mine out in the weather. Those that leave it in the truck, I use my truck for other things so I don't care to have the hitch in all the time. Another way of looking at it is. You can work hard or work smart. I chose smart for this job
hornet28 03/22/20 03:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch lift

That Demco for $61 looks exactly like the one someone posted that they had made. I was lucky that the 3 pieces I used were in inventory. So time and welding were my cost
hornet28 03/22/20 07:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch lift

Age has taught me to work smart. If there's an easier way to get the job done, do it
hornet28 03/21/20 10:27pm Fifth-Wheels
5th wheel hitch lift

I belong to three different trailering forums and don't remember where I saw a similar lift someone had built. I used the general idea of his and built this one. It fits into the hitch the same as the pin on the trailer. Lock it in place and use a cherry picker or overhead hoist to lift it and save your back. I just used what I had on hand https://i.imgur.com/bFpXmARl.jpg
hornet28 03/21/20 09:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: fuel tank/toolbox combo

Beaker when you keep the tank for a long time it's not a bad price per year. I've had my Transfer Flow for 17 years and 2 trucks
hornet28 03/15/20 08:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Glacier National Park Info

It would be a pain to take this guard off for just that. https://i.imgur.com/tdeP12Il.jpg
hornet28 03/08/20 05:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier National Park Info

Drove the road last June with our CC dually without a problem. bobsallyh who measured your rig to say you were too long? Mine is just over 22' and wasn't any problem nor was I told by anyone that I couldn't drive it. We drove the entire route west to east
hornet28 03/08/20 10:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

Maybe I wasn't clear enough. The slide worked fine it just wouldn't come all the way in because the HEAVY WET snow had made the topper sag and the snow just bunched up between the trailer and edge of the slide preventing it from moving in the last few inches. Maybe you can understand it this way. Would the slide come in if you laid a 6 x 6 chuck of wood or ice up there? I get it now. Thanks for clarifying. I have had slides with toppers for over 20 years and never had that problem with snow or anything else. Barney It was a big surprise to me also. My first thought was oh $#@! we're 1500 mi from home and the slide won't come in. Then I went out and found that. The picture doesn't really show it but it was around 4-5 in of wet snow
hornet28 03/03/20 07:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

Fact, heavy wet snow on a slide awning can prevent the slide coming in. Early June last year in Virginia City Mt I had to get up and sweep snow off the dining/living room awning as the snow bunched up and prevented the slide from coming in. Snip... I can't picture how this is possible. If your slide roller is working properly, then the snow just falls off the roller as the slide comes in. It would be impossible for it to bunch up. Where did the bunching occur? Could it have been the weight of the snow pressing the topper hard against the slide roof that prevented the movement? Even that does not seem too likely as the slide motors are quite powerful with the gearing used and can damage things that get in the way of the slide moving. I just can't seem to figure out how the heavy wet snow could have prevented the slide from coming in.:h Barney Maybe I wasn't clear enough. The slide worked fine it just wouldn't come all the way in because the HEAVY WET snow had made the topper sag and the snow just bunched up between the trailer and edge of the slide preventing it from moving in the last few inches. Maybe you can understand it this way. Would the slide come in if you laid a 6 x 6 chuck of wood or ice up there?
hornet28 03/01/20 09:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

If you don’t have slide toppers the junk from trees, snow can accumulate and cause issues when you bring them in. It is much better to have them than not. Fact, heavy wet snow on a slide awning can prevent the slide coming in. Early June last year in Virginia City Mt I had to get up and sweep snow off the dining/living room awning as the snow bunched up and prevented the slide from coming in. Smaller bedroom slide worked fine. The blue and silver truck is our rig https://i.imgur.com/X0sAL5vl.jpg
hornet28 02/29/20 06:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Glacier National Park Info

We pulled into Apgar in late June last year around 5 pm and were told it had filled just a few minutes before. Stayed in a commercial campground nearby and was in the park around 8 the next morning and no problem finding a site. We were there three nights and saw people getting sites into early afternoon except on Sat
hornet28 02/26/20 08:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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