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the_dude

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    Finally got a camper that I can actually pull behind my truck.  It sure is nice not having to track someone down to move your camper.

    As the guy commonly called by friends who didn't buy enough truck I can say you made someone happy with this decision.

     

    The best one for me was when a buddy texted to tell me his new engine was being shipped to his workplace to save on freight and i asked him how it was going to fit in the trunk of his 05 cavalier. :D. 3500 sierra with a flatbed 16' trailer with tractor (with loader) to his rescue.

     

    Yeah, it's nice to not have to track down someone to move that 5th wheel I used to have.  This RAM 1500 with the Hemi, traction/stability control, and trailer brake controller pull this thing great.


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    Finally got a camper that I can actually pull behind my truck.  It sure is nice not having to track someone down to move your camper.

     

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    Nice looking trailer.  Aluminum frame?

     

    Thank you.  Yes it is actually.  I didn't care too much what it was, it didn't even have to be new.  It was actually cheaper for me to buy that 2011 RAM 1500 with 23,000  miles on it and buy that 2015 Coachman pull behind than it would have been to just buy a RAM 2500 with the same kind of milage on it to be able to pull the old  5th wheel.


  3. So drove her to CO to see the BLUE family...haha I made a punny. Finally figured out her problem!! 

     

    The steering every now and then decides to stick to one direction and pull either a little left or a little right. Was worried it was the stearing rack and was kinda waiting for it to get worse before figuring it out since it was hard to pin point.

     

    Decided to check the shocks -- Dad used to be a mechanic so has a little sense to cars yet (his idea). Turns out the passenger strut mount is DESTROYED!! It has an oblong hole in it where the strut wobbles about. The last guy crammed some washers in there to "help" -- but needless to say didn't cut it.

     

    SO!!!! Guess what BP GOT?!?!?!

     

    I would have to say there will be some new adjustable coilovers on the way...

     

    Oh yeah, the green is a pretty sweet look on that beast btw.


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    That 5.7 Hemi sure is a beast compared to the old 4.7 magnum the old one had!

    I need a 5.7 in my Jeep to replace the 3.8 v6 lol.  Wanna trade engines?

    I think it's a keeper man, sorry lol... It's only two years old with 20,000 miles on it, and the way we drive our vehicles, it won't have 70,000 on it in ten years.


  5. Yeah, but it's always nice to be able to toss that cd full of a few more mp3s in there every now and then.  And besides, how much extra heat do they really put off unless you're actually playing that cd?  Not very much... Anyway, that Kenwood you have there looks nice, how old is that?


  6. I have one of these, http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/CD-Receivers/DEH-P8400BH in my truck and it has the Pandora option you want.  Then there's this one,  http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/CD-Receivers/DEH-P4200UB that I have in my car with the add-on bluetooth module.  The one in the car does great phone calls but I've never checked to see if you can stream Pandora to it,  I got the Bluetooth unit used on ebay for my car after I got the headunit for my truck with built-in bluetooth just because I like the unit in the car and I had to have bluetooth in it too after I got it in my truck.  This is the one I got, http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/Accessories/AV-Components/CD-BTB200.  I had this, http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/CD-Receivers/DEH-P640,  in my car for about 8 years before the upgrade so I guess I'm kind of stuck on Pioneer.  They seem to make some really good stuff for the money, you just can't go worng.


  7. One more comp motor mount for the Miata...but got 2. Dealer thanked me for calling about the extra one and told me to keep it.

     

    Smooth doesn't even begin to describe how the car feels now. The solid Delrin mounts were unbearable. :lol:

    I know the feeling.  I bought RK Sport motor mounts for the Z24, and they have urethane bushings in them.  I know every little noise and vibration that engine makes!  It's in there rock solid though, it doesn't even budge when it shifts hard.


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    I thought it was a two way street with onion and Waco haha

    Indeed. :lol:

     

    Does the back and forth really bother anyone besides Onion and I? :lol:

     

    I find it quite entertaining.  :popcorn:

     

    As for the on topic part... traded the 2010 Santa Fe for a 2013 7 passenger Santa Fe Limited.  The first one in town!


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    Cavalier looks good but you really need some bigger wheels.

    Thanks.  I've had that car for 12 years now and that is the one thing that hasn't been done to it yet that I would like to do, just haven't got around to it.  I'd like to find a set of white 18" or 19" wheels, but as of a couple days ago it has been stuck in the garage with a bad coolant leak.

     

     

    19's? Its a tiny car. O_o

     

    A 19 with a 40 series fit really nice on these cars.  Trust me, I've had it long enough now to have done a little research.


  10. Cavalier looks good but you really need some bigger wheels.

    Thanks.  I've had that car for 12 years now and that is the one thing that hasn't been done to it yet that I would like to do, just haven't got around to it.  I'd like to find a set of white 18" or 19" wheels, but as of a couple days ago it has been stuck in the garage with a bad coolant leak.


  11. I guess it's time to update...

    The freshly painted, pearl white '97 Z24

    the '13 7 passenger Santa Fe Limited (the new grocery getter)

    the '04 Ram 1500 work truck

    and not really a ride, but, the '07 Wildwood 5th wheel

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  12. Sweet deal on the free tv for sure, but I honestly have never met a rich person that would allow a Visio tv in their house lol.

    I took a chance on Vizio 42" plasma several years ago, and I've had several others in the house since then.  That Vizio is still my favorite t.v. out of all of them we have.  The only complaint I have is the speakers, but that's nothing a nice set of surround speakers didn't help. :)


  13. You always hook red to red,(constant, holds time and station presets, etc.) yellow to yellow (trigger from ignition) and of course black to black (ground).  If it still doesn't work, make sure you hook your antenna up too.  Several cars, including one of mine, that I've done installs on have grounded through the antenna.


  14. If it wasn't for the laptop that was bought for me through work, I would go back to 7. The best part of the new laptop though, I still have my old one with 7 on it. :thumbsup: Over all though, I do like the Windows 8 laptop. It is pretty easy to use, it didn't take long at all to figure things out.


  15. How did you fix it? I have an assignment due at midnight. :(

     

    I have the same problem with my new laptop sometimes. All I do is restart the computer and it works... I know, sounds pretty stupid, but that's all it takes for me.

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