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    I don't think I've seen too many DIY campers in...

    I don't think I've seen too many DIY campers in this thread, so here's a gem:


    https://jalopnik.com/someone-turned-this-ford-crown-victoria-police-cruiser-1841794161
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    It was about an inch long and half inch wide....

    It was about an inch long and half inch wide. That would've been impressive if it had.
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    I haven't weighed it, but I'm pretty sure my...

    I haven't weighed it, but I'm pretty sure my popup camper weighs more than these older fiberglass hardsides. I figure it's at 2000-2200 wet weight with food, clothes etc.
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    Looks like I won't be testing out this sealant --...

    Looks like I won't be testing out this sealant -- stopped by the Tractor Supply to pick up the discounted sealant, and the only one they had left had fallen off the shelf and had a big hole in the...
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    Codes rarely work on clearance, if ever. Too...

    Codes rarely work on clearance, if ever.

    Too bad, because STP just marked down several skis as clearance. This low-snow year in Tahoe has me realizing I need a versatile low-snow type of ski...
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    Thanks EWG and Stuckey - appreciate it.

    Thanks EWG and Stuckey - appreciate it.
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    Peavine is mostly clear. Galena not so much.

    Peavine is mostly clear. Galena not so much.
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    PM incoming.

    PM incoming.
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    I think I gave away my last tube TV to a friend...

    I think I gave away my last tube TV to a friend of Splat's.

    The one before, which broke, got tossed into a dumpster behind a Raley's.
  10. I'll put some calipers on them. I don't think...

    I'll put some calipers on them. I don't think I've ever seen skis with tails wider than the tips.
  11. OK, that's just weird. Salomon filled their skis...

    OK, that's just weird. Salomon filled their skis with the black oil from the X Files?
  12. The Public Enemy skis did have rivet like things...

    The Public Enemy skis did have rivet like things going through the tips and tails. Don't know how much was structural reinforcement vs fashion.
  13. I had a friend who split up with his fiance once,...

    I had a friend who split up with his fiance once, it sounded permanent. We "consoled" him with saying things like "she's not the right one" etc -

    and then they reconciled, married, and had kids...
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    I'll report back - but it might be awhile, as...

    I'll report back - but it might be awhile, as riding season isn't really in yet in Reno. Hopefully still skiing.
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    This. Everyone came out and was all over us...

    This.

    Everyone came out and was all over us when our younger son died last year. Everyone offered up promises of checking in regularly and being there. Few followed through.
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    I'd never seen that before. Specs, measurements,...

    I'd never seen that before. Specs, measurements, from Google search:

    https://www.autoblog.com/buy/2020-Toyota-Tundra-SR5_5.7L_V8__4x4_Double_Cab_Long_Bed_8_ft._box_164.6_in._WB/specs/
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    Berryman Tire Sealr

    Anyone here try Berryman Tire Sealr sealant in a bike tire? Read some reviews saying it worked well, though it is not intended for bike tires.

    It's normally about $30/ gallon, but local Tractor...
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    Is there a "in lieu of flowers, send donations to...

    Is there a "in lieu of flowers, send donations to XYZ Organization" request?

    eg if he died from cancer, is there a cancer research fund?

    Agreed that alcohol sounds like a poor choice here.
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    Perhaps that "long bed" reference just means the...

    Perhaps that "long bed" reference just means the 6.5' bed + big back seat, rather than the usual 5.5' bed. (or whatever Tundra has for bed lengths)
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    I've never seen a Tundra with an 8' bed other...

    I've never seen a Tundra with an 8' bed other than with a single cab. I don't think any of the other configurations have the payload to make use of it.

    The typical 4-door (small back seat = 6.5'...
  21. Just PM'd back - will pass on to the next in...

    Just PM'd back - will pass on to the next in line. I think I should try test fitting these into my helmet if at all possible. Thanks.
  22. Potential dibs... What helmet did you have them...

    Potential dibs... What helmet did you have them in? I have a Smith Variance, with some wired ear piece things that are starting to fail.
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    I was trying to do my job, delivering packages...

    I was trying to do my job, delivering packages for The Man instead of hanging out with my buds and watching the dunk contest, and this lazy fuck has his dogs out barking at me at 9:30 PM so I can't...
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    He never did win no checkered flag. (and...

    He never did win no checkered flag.

    (and you're thinking of his brother, Jerry.)
  25. Thanks - my thought on removing the plate was...

    Thanks - my thought on removing the plate was because they seem rattly. I tried tightening the torx screws on the sides but wasn't able to.

    I'll try them first with the plates and see how they are.
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    :yourock:

    :yourock:
  27. Can I use this old Salomon race ski without the plate?

    Picked up some old Salomon race skis, which have a weird metal plate on the topsheet -- plate sort of floats on some pin brackets. I have not tried removing the plate from the brackets to see what's...
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    DO A PRESSURE TEST.

    DO A PRESSURE TEST.
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    Do a pressure test. Very easy.

    Do a pressure test. Very easy.
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    X2 on finding the leak. I just used a pressure...

    X2 on finding the leak. I just used a pressure tester kit from my local Autozone (free loaner tools) to track down a slow leak on my 2000 Sierra - turned out it was just the cap on the pressure...
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    Is this the thread for crazy hacks regarding VW...

    Is this the thread for crazy hacks regarding VW Jetta hatchbacks?
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    Bonus points to the first mag to heat mold boots...

    Bonus points to the first mag to heat mold boots and liners by preheating their entire boots in a clothes dryer. Please video this if you try it.
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    Zuerst mit den spritz. Dann mit den toot. ...

    Zuerst mit den spritz.

    Dann mit den toot.

    Und letzt mit den mist.

    Scheisse!
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    I triple dare you. "Crazy hicks that really...

    I triple dare you.

    "Crazy hicks that really twerk!"
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    And a bit of flambe

    And a bit of flambe
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    I have driven our full size extended cab longbed...

    I have driven our full size extended cab longbed truck with camper on a bunch of USFS roads, including ones where I thought halfway that this was a bad idea. Stock suspension and tires. Drags the...
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    Please market them as Tommy "The Squid" Calamari....

    Please market them as Tommy "The Squid" Calamari.

    Fuhgeddabouddit!
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    Just buy it in bulk and hook it to a bidet seat.

    Just buy it in bulk and hook it to a bidet seat.
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    What does WD40 do to the septic system though?

    What does WD40 do to the septic system though?
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    I nominate Ottime for president of the TGR...

    I nominate Ottime for president of the TGR Unwelcoming Committee.
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    Our (now 11 year old) LG is holding up fine. I...

    Our (now 11 year old) LG is holding up fine. I had to redo the wiring where it was installed, but I think that was an installation error. Replaced the utensil plastic holder because of some holes in...
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    New season of Better Call Saul is on Netflix, and...

    New season of Better Call Saul is on Netflix, and a new season of Narcos Mexico is arriving soon too.

    Modern Love on Amazon is really well done.

    Kominsky Method on Netflix too. Alan Arkin and...
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    KFC scented Crocs. ...

    KFC scented Crocs.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/12/us/kfc-crocs-shoe-trnd/index.html
  44. Winter wheels are off and in the shed. Couple...

    Winter wheels are off and in the shed.

    Couple of plastic Adirondack chairs pulled out from storage, cleaned up, and on the porch. (Regular porch swings get put away for winter.)
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    ... in your balls.

    ... in your balls.
  46. The only nonstop flights from RNO to SLC are on...

    The only nonstop flights from RNO to SLC are on Delta. Southwest makes you go through another stop.
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    What BSL are these mounted for? Only one mount?...

    What BSL are these mounted for? Only one mount? Thanks.
  48. SLC is a 7 hr drive... I think I'm going to...

    SLC is a 7 hr drive...

    I think I'm going to pull the winter tires off my car. Long range forecast looks like nothing until March. Going to head for central CA next week, visit parents, go...
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    Missed that update earlier -- thanks for the...

    Missed that update earlier -- thanks for the extra pics.

    I am tempted... thinking about it.
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    Gorilla tape your entire body. Should hold up...

    Gorilla tape your entire body. Should hold up well if your hit the snow.
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