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RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/SN5sG8Zd/IMG-1418.jpg My car has a HUGE trunk. https://i.postimg.cc/7L1ZDRqt/IMG-1422.jpg I got my new winter tires put on this afternoon at Walmart. I think I'm going to like them. :B https://i.postimg.cc/5tmbDFmZ/IMG-1415.jpg I wish I'd had them on this morning in SLC.:(
specta 11/29/22 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/FFj3ftj5/Evolution-Winter-RR-1.webp These are the winter tires that I bought for my car. They too are directional tires. Thank Heaven they have an arrow to show the direction of rotation so they can mount them correctly. I'll be having Walmart mount and balance them for me.
specta 11/26/22 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/152p9pbj/IMG-1355.jpg One of my daughters named my truck Lurch, so this must be Lurch Scat. LOL https://i.postimg.cc/25Vy3Jvd/IMG-1322.jpg I bought the truck for two reasons, one - I lost my other pickup when I went back to work full time and stay in my truck camper rather tan renting a motel room. I still need a pickup for all the usually reasons that you own one. Second is its been a long time since I had a 4wd truck that I could take off road and go play. Being a 1976 Ford F-250 4wd with 4.10 gears, powered by a strong Mercury 410 4V makes a perfect combo for off-roading.
specta 11/25/22 11:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Sounds like you were at good ol Les Schwab. I hate that place almost as bad as Walmart…. But to be fair, you literally bought a type of tire that hasn’t been mainstream since idk, maybe when I was about 7 years old. Our local Walmart is probably the best tire shop in town. LOL We have the place I took my truck to and a Big 0 and I loath that place. There are a lot of directional tires on the market today, like the Cooper Evolution winter tires I ordered for my car. Its sad that a "tire" person can't tell one just by looking at the tread design. I would expect them to know this.
specta 11/23/22 09:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

edit, double post
specta 11/23/22 09:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

https://i.postimg.cc/FzXh25Mb/IMG-1324.jpg I took the old truck out yesterday and exercised it a little. It would have been nice if the 400 in my '79 F-250 4wd would have had half the power this 410 does. https://i.postimg.cc/qRb7Y5kj/IMG-1333.jpg The transfer case has been slipping out of low range so I fixed it for only $2.39. :B
specta 11/23/22 09:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Why the inside out swap on the original front tires already? Is your front end eating the tires that bad? Or have you actually put a lot of miles on them? I have just over 4000 miles on them and they're not wearing perfectly even.
specta 11/23/22 09:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A new adventure for me.

https://i.postimg.cc/B6fdhwCK/IMG-1253.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/TPgsWJXY/IMG-1254.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/W37f5p3B/IMG-1255.jpg I added some insulation to the windows in the cabover with some bubble reflective foil insulation. Hoping it at least cuts back on the summer heat. I remember when I thought the TC manufactures were crazy for eliminating the front window and these days I wish mine didn't have one.
specta 11/23/22 07:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

^ Haven't we seen those ones already? A good chance you have. :) On edit, I don't think so.
specta 11/23/22 11:18am Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

https://i.postimg.cc/PJ1zSgD1/IMG-1074.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/xThnvBR6/IMG-0907.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/vmmJCz34/IMG-9793.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/NGRzJSBN/IMG-1099.jpg
specta 11/23/22 10:46am Truck Campers
RE: Photo Thread - Post a Photo of Your Truck Camper Here

This wasn't a very friendly campground. The other campers where large, intimidating, and looked down on us. http://www.iwinski.com/camping/DSC00375.JPG The camp site was pretty rough too. No trees, no grass, but we did get a little shade from the high cliffs. http://www.iwinski.com/camping/DSC00415.JPG But when the kids, Jake (6) and Joe (3) woke up from their nap, they thought they where in Tonka Heaven! http://www.iwinski.com/camping/DSC00407.JPG All the best, Tom I want to camp there too. :B
specta 11/23/22 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: A new adventure for me.

Nicely done. Good to hear from you too!! Thank you. My camper doesn't have the 4-season package soo I had to make it 4-season myself. :)
specta 11/23/22 10:35am Truck Campers
RE: A new adventure for me.

https://i.postimg.cc/3wfngZ7h/IMG-7040.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Dz0cybGM/IMG-7387.jpg I bought these 12v tank heaters and installed them back in November. They included heating pads for both drain valves. https://i.postimg.cc/pT2RFR24/IMG-7383.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/cLQwh28D/IMG-7384.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/pd5n6QzR/IMG-7386.jpg I have two group 29 batteries and the second one is in the bed of the truck. They are connected in parallel and I connected the heaters to the one in the bed. https://i.postimg.cc/ZRCH5vGq/IMG-1291.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0N3mZW48/IMG-1293.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XYYCW6Sj/IMG-1297.jpg I had an issue with the water line going to the toilet when the temps dropped into the low teens so I bought a 12v heat tape, zip tied it to the water line and covered it with pipe insulation. Right now its 21° outside and the heating pads are 42°. All of them are self regulating so there's no reason to turn them off. I do unplug the power source once the warmer weather returns.
specta 11/22/22 08:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Not bad for 11 years and 240,000 miles.

I never cared for these old Ford highboys. They ride like a rock and have the worst power assist steering in the world and the 4-wd looks like an aftermarket addon. A very crude vehicle, but I like it. LOL
specta 11/13/22 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Not bad for 11 years and 240,000 miles.

Our 2004 duramax went to our son with 115K miles on it. It's now up to 260K miles, still on the original brake pads, still only uses 1qt of oil between changes, 7500 miles or so, a few maintenance repairs, but that's about it. Vehicles have gone a long way since the 60's when one was lucky to hit 100K before it was off to the junkyard. I have a 1976 Ford and thank Heaven they don't build them like they used to. Although I do love the truck. ;)
specta 11/11/22 05:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Not bad for 11 years and 240,000 miles.

Yes, she looks good! Like others have said, the GM 6.0L is not the most powerful gasser out there, but it is solid as an anvil. I have been watching for one in a CC SB 4x4, but they are hard to find not beat to [email protected] and with a million miles on them. Try finding a regular cab. :B I'd call and ask if they had and and their first reply was, "why do you want one of those?" I just say, "I guess you don't then" and hang up. LOL
specta 11/11/22 05:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Not bad for 11 years and 240,000 miles.

You grooming this year? Snows hit pretty good in the Rockies and Cascades already. I hope to get up there a few times this year. We had very little snow last year. Its snowing right now.
specta 11/08/22 09:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Not bad for 11 years and 240,000 miles.

https://i.postimg.cc/FRyK58Rt/002.jpg I never was a big Chevy fan either until I started driving this one. It had that 8.1L gasser, 1-ton dually regular cab. It had a CGVWR of 22,000 lbs. The truck, trailer and snowcat weighed 27,000 lbs. At least 75% of the miles on that truck were towing that snowcat and we never added oil between oil changes. It worked its guts out towing that cat. We had a Ford, Dodge and this Chevy and this one was the most comfortable for me to sit in a drive. That truck is what made me look at buying a Chevy instead of the others. And I'm glad I did.
specta 11/08/22 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Not bad for 11 years and 240,000 miles.

Have 170,000 on my “03” 20 year old GMC truck. Same brake pads. A few years back I was having new tires put on nd I asked my friend if I could walk out into the shop and check my brake pads while they had the wheels off. He asked me how many miles I had on my truck and I told him just over 80,000. He laughed and said, "Kenny, they will never wear out". I didn't realize he was serious. LOL
specta 11/08/22 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Not bad for 11 years and 240,000 miles.

nice rig,I like the back round. That's Butch Cassidy's boyhood home just out side of Circleville, UT.
specta 11/07/22 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
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