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    I thought all weight distribution hitches had...

    I thought all weight distribution hitches had sway control. I've never used any of them though - only sway control I've had was a single side friction bar type unit.
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    No idea on manufacturer recommendation on this...

    No idea on manufacturer recommendation on this trailer.

    I had never thought about jumping on the back of a truck to un hitch a trailer. Gonna have to try that sometime.
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    The lone gunman behind the grassy knoll.

    The lone gunman behind the grassy knoll.
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    ^^^Staying in 3rd gear is solid advice for towing...

    ^^^Staying in 3rd gear is solid advice for towing with a 4-speed automatic, especially a lighter duty one like in a half ton. With a 6, 8, or 10-speed, obviously not the case.

    I'm not using a...
  5. This. But two other thoughts for gravity: 1)...

    This.

    But two other thoughts for gravity: 1) IIRC, Chrysler transmissions used to have adjustable bands - this is an adjustment for a pro, but shouldn't take long or cost too much. 2) Seafoam...
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    Same here. And I'll add: I can ask Mrs C a...

    Same here.

    And I'll add: I can ask Mrs C a question, looking straight at her, and I know she heard me.... but doesn't respond. When I prompt her for a response, she claims she answered and that...
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    I'd forgotten that Gus Fring was in Do The Right...

    I'd forgotten that Gus Fring was in Do The Right Thing.

    sPHOpLG91bo
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    This is probably too small for what OP is looking...

    This is probably too small for what OP is looking for, but I like this floor plan.
    https://escapetrailer.com/the-5-0-escape/

    I've never towed a 5th wheel, but everyone says they do tow better...
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    Since the motor is doing all the work anyway,...

    Since the motor is doing all the work anyway, have you considered 143mm cranks?

    https://www.1977mopeds.com/Moped-Pedal-Crank-Arms-p/1189.htm
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    Much benadryl later, and it's not bad this...

    Much benadryl later, and it's not bad this morning. A little swelling, pain mostly gone. Feels oddly "thick" over the bite area, kind of how your face feels after a dentist numbs you, but without...
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    Look for an old VW bus at the Twin Pines Mall.

    Look for an old VW bus at the Twin Pines Mall.
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    Getting stung in the temple by a yellowjacket or...

    Getting stung in the temple by a yellowjacket or some other wasp asshole, while on a bike ride.

    Feels like I got shot in the head with a nail gun.

    Two benadryl immediately, then three...
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    I'm MC One Badge and I'm here to say Got my...

    I'm MC One Badge and I'm here to say
    Got my jacked up truck so get out my way
    It's whiter than white and that's plain to see
    It's whiter than white and it's white like me
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    She's not the only recently available: ...

    She's not the only recently available:
    ...
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    IMHO appliances are not where the headaches are...

    IMHO appliances are not where the headaches are going to arise in the stick and tin trailers. Most will not come with an inverter, just a converter - usually WFCO. The fridge will be a 3-way...
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    That linked trailer is my favorite floor plan -...

    That linked trailer is my favorite floor plan - several RV manufacturers make one like that, with the rear dinette and a couch facing the dinette. Great hangout space. We decided not to get one...
  17. Highly recommend a Zodi hot shower. We have an...

    Highly recommend a Zodi hot shower. We have an older one of these, but the battery compartment corroded, so got an adapter with alligator clips that connect straight to a car battery. Open the hood...
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    At the opposite end of the spectrum from $200,000...

    At the opposite end of the spectrum from $200,000 "camping" rigs:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220928/0efbe63b1a1e135a0e3e4cf2d5d628a9.jpg
  19. "So that's what happened to ________." ...

    "So that's what happened to ________."

    (Rontele, Blurred, whatever other long lost mag...)
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    I bought a bottle of Sta-bil once, used it once...

    I bought a bottle of Sta-bil once, used it once to treat some gas with ethanol. Whatever I used it in ran like crap. Stopped using it, now just buy non-ethanol gas, and it seems to work fine even...
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    This pressure washer has a fuel shutoff valve,...

    This pressure washer has a fuel shutoff valve, which I'm going to use every time now, and let the engine run out of gas when shutting it down. I used to just leave it open except for end of season...
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    I used to set up mountain bike handlebars so that...

    I used to set up mountain bike handlebars so that the grips were flat (parallel to the ground). This usually meant that the bar was rolled towards the rear of the bike quite a bit, affecting sweep...
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    If nothing made by Escape is big enough, the...

    If nothing made by Escape is big enough, the Casita won't work -- the biggest Casita is 17' hitch to bumper, so about 13-14' for the trailer box itself. They are nicely made though.

    The biggest...
  24. Saw this on Jalopnik today, immediately thought...

    Saw this on Jalopnik today, immediately thought of this thread.

    https://jalopnik.com/at-15-995-is-this-1987-jaguar-xj-sc-v12-a-good-deal-1849580318
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    We moved from a slide-in pop-up truck camper to a...

    We moved from a slide-in pop-up truck camper to a small travel trailer this year. We looked at a *lot* of trailers to consider floor plans, space, overall size (and hassle of fitting the thing...
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    It's a jm2e.

    It's a jm2e.
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    The dog will feel much more healed and capable...

    The dog will feel much more healed and capable than he is, early - like 2-3 weeks out. Our vet gave us a lot of exercises to do with Murphy as soon as possible, starting with very low activity...
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    Murphy had his 8 week post surgery checkup a few...

    Murphy had his 8 week post surgery checkup a few days ago, with X rays, and he's healing up great. Bone is healed. We are still going to restrict activity while strengthening his injured leg, in the...
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    This is pro level dirt bagging.

    This is pro level dirt bagging.
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    Update: it runs. Took apart carb, everything...

    Update: it runs.

    Took apart carb, everything inside looked pretty good, just flooded, no varnish. Cleaned around the float and the little float needle thing. Sprayed carb cleaner throughout,...
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    Time to CYA, before your tree falls on your...

    Time to CYA, before your tree falls on your neighbor's house: letter to neighbor, certified mail, return receipt, laying out that you discussed the risks from tree with the neighbor, that the...
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    That is probably the one I'm going to pick up -...

    That is probably the one I'm going to pick up - waiting for confirmation on patterns vs the Warden one that also has the demo pattern, but I think the STH2 / Warden one probably fits my needs better.
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    I just listened to that Feelies album the other...

    I just listened to that Feelies album the other day.

    RIP Anton Fier...
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    Dibs on the Warden 13 / STH2 - - PM incoming! ...

    Dibs on the Warden 13 / STH2 - - PM incoming!

    Shit, actually - PM incoming re difference between that and the Warden with demo holes. Hard to tell if the demo one does all the same as the non...
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    For $20K less... ...

    For $20K less...

    https://sacramento.craigslist.org/ctd/d/woodland-nissan-pathfinder-1995/7531646239.html
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    Bought a different chainring, already had the...

    Bought a different chainring, already had the crank
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    Giant.

    Giant.
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    Please photoshop a cat into the middle of that...

    Please photoshop a cat into the middle of that image from your text exchange with the Wort, and put "hang in there" beneath it.
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    I'm kinda annoyed that I have to buy yet another...

    I'm kinda annoyed that I have to buy yet another specialty tool just to change the chainring on a Shimano 12S crank.

    The tool is only $8 on Amazon though, so at least there's that.
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    Thanks - helpful info. Data usage varies, but if...

    Thanks - helpful info. Data usage varies, but if I had unlimited, I'd stream more music while driving, so that has a benefit to me. International calling from the US isn't something I use.

    I'll...
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    Privateer / Hunt just sent me an email with a...

    Privateer / Hunt just sent me an email with a sale announcement: they're including a set of carbon Hunt wheels with any bike purchase, in addition to the wheels that come with the bike.

    Not...
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    No cable available at my house. (Which is a whole...

    No cable available at my house. (Which is a whole other thing... stuck with very slow DSL as our only home internet.)
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    We used to eat at the Wort when in Jackson. Will...

    We used to eat at the Wort when in Jackson. Will have to reconsider in light of this.

    #thewort #worthotel

    In case this gets picked up and The Wort reads it: you guys are going to lose money...
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    I've been using Total Wireless for awhile, but...

    I've been using Total Wireless for awhile, but Verizon recently bought it and the plans got worse. So, shopping for a different carrier. Must be on Verizon network though - nothing else works at my...
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    I use only non ethanol gas in small engines....

    I use only non ethanol gas in small engines. Maverick gas stations sell it near me.
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    Thanks - I'll pull the carb off and take a look.

    Thanks - I'll pull the carb off and take a look.
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    Small engine repair thread

    Do we have a small engine repair thread? Couldn't find it, so starting this one.

    I have a Generac pressure washer, gas engine, IIRC 212cc. Was working a few days ago, wouldn't start today, and...
  48. Thread: Trucks.

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    Consumer Reports ranked the Ram the highest?

    Consumer Reports ranked the Ram the highest?
  49. Thread: Trucks.

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    Take a look at that Flood Ford ESP site, and see...

    Take a look at that Flood Ford ESP site, and see what kind of pricing they give. I think they sell those plans with a small markup, in contrast to dealerships' generally gigantic markups -- that may...
  50. Thread: Trucks.

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    The website spells out what's covered at each...

    The website spells out what's covered at each level of extended warranty. There's one higher level than the one I got, and it covers a lot more (almost total bumper to bumper), but costs a lot more....
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