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  1. #801
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    Quote Originally Posted by lrn2swim View Post
    Any suggestions for a name?
    Call it "Uncle Rico"

    Last edited by biff chalupa; 07-11-2012 at 08:50 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by TomCrac View Post
    Suppositories convinced me it was a good idea to wear a helmet.

  2. #802
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schnappi View Post
    If I were shopping for a truck
    If I lived in Belgium...
    "Alpine rock and steep, deep powder are what I seek, and I will always find solace there." - Bean Bowers

    photos

  3. #803
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    Does anybody tow a travel trailer in the winter? Would that be retarded on snow and ice?

  4. #804
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    Quote Originally Posted by spnce View Post
    Does anybody tow a travel trailer in the winter? Would that be retarded on snow and ice?
    I do sometimes. When there is snow and ice, it is not really fun. There is a lot of dynamics at play that are working against you all the time. If you have a fifth wheel, it is safer and easier, but a bumper pull is the one you probably have and are asking about.
    I tow a 21 ft Bigfoot that weighs about 6000lbs packed and ready. My truck is a 3/4 ton that weighs in at 7500 lbs and is 4X4 with AT tires.
    My experience is that when there is snow it is not to bad, you just have to slow down way ahead of corners and don't mess around. You have to be on the ball. When there is ice, it can get quite scary and downright dangerous. The worst is coming down a hill and around a corner. The trailer just wants to pendulum out to the side and take the truck with you. I can tell you I have shat my pants a couple times.
    If your trailer weighs less then half of your truck, like a sled trailer or something, it will have little (but some) effect. When you get close to, or over the trucks weight, its a new game.
    Lots of guys do it all winter long with sled trailers and such, so it is not impossible. But a sled trailer has its weight all down low on the axles with only a little bit of weight wrapped around it. An Rv with water and cabinetry and all things RV in it, is different.
    All I can say is if you do it, be very careful, plan lots of time, and look into the wire chains for the trailers rear axle. It can be a god saver coming down a pass during an awful freeze and ice cycle. And pack the trailer very carefully to make sure you have the right tongue weight.
    Man, It was great...

  5. #805
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    $2500 truck (22RE with solid front axle). Invested about $500 in camper.

    Still needs windows. Sets up in about 1 minute. 10 gallon fresh water tank under bed. 40w solar, two batteries in line with alternator. Goofy looking, but affordable and no worries when trashing on it.




  6. #806
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    Put some windows in, now it needs storm flaps. Done for now......too hot to be outside.


  7. #807
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    Brandine: Now Cletus, if I catch you with pig lipstick on your collar one more time you ain't gonna be allowed to sleep in the barn no more!
    Cletus: Duly noted.

  8. #808
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trackhead View Post
    Put some windows in, now it needs storm flaps. Done for now......too hot to be outside.

    You've been busy.
    Still have the Suzuki?
    Alpental Indigenous

  9. #809
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlpenChronicHabitual View Post
    You've been busy.
    Still have the Suzuki?
    No, sold it. Too small for family. The truck is way better. No problem going highway speeds, etc with the Yota

  10. #810
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    Cool, love Yota's myself.
    Will you put the tracks on this too?
    Alpental Indigenous

  11. #811
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlpenChronicHabitual View Post
    Cool, love Yota's myself.
    Will you put the tracks on this too?
    No, too heavy. Tracks are on an ATV now.

    Tracks for a Toyota are $10k

  12. #812
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    home base for Cali ops , scored for $1500
    My Company: Made in Colorado SKi Clothing- check it out

    www.freeridesystems.com
    25% Maggot Discount Code = 'MAGGOT18'

  13. #813
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    ^^^ Sweet. That the coveted bunkhouse model?
    Brandine: Now Cletus, if I catch you with pig lipstick on your collar one more time you ain't gonna be allowed to sleep in the barn no more!
    Cletus: Duly noted.

  14. #814
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    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	119200 This rig works well in the Teton Village Parking Lot

  15. #815
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post
    ^^^ Sweet. That the coveted bunkhouse model?
    Thanks, you've got a good eye! It is the bunk house model. It is 26', looks longer but is not.

    It scares the shit out of me driving it on cali freeways, especially in L.A. This is the first Rv of any size I have had and I really feel like I could live in one 24/7.
    My Company: Made in Colorado SKi Clothing- check it out

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  16. #816
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    Like this for a po'boy option, I've got an x-cab w/rusty box I'd like to convert.

    Is the box aluminum?
    embrace the gape
    and believe

  17. #817
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    Effing SWEET dude!

    Now you gotta come to AB and BC so we can show you around.

    Quote Originally Posted by MiCol View Post
    home base for Cali ops , scored for $1500
    Quote Originally Posted by Socialist View Post
    They have socalized healthcare up in canada. The whole country is 100% full of pot smoking pro-athlete alcoholics.

  18. #818
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0ardski View Post
    Like this for a po'boy option, I've got an x-cab w/rusty box I'd like to convert.

    Is the box aluminum?
    Fiberglass.........then a tube bed with aluminum flat bed.

  19. #819
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    Quote Originally Posted by iscariot View Post
    Effing SWEET dude!

    Now you gotta come to AB and BC so we can show you around.
    Thanks, you know I would, but I don't think they will let me over the border with
    the "Tower 7" thing on the side...
    My Company: Made in Colorado SKi Clothing- check it out

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  20. #820
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    Quote Originally Posted by frumkinwy View Post
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    looking good! where was this photo taken?
    F-R-O-double-G

  21. #821
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiCol View Post
    Thanks, you know I would, but I don't think they will let me over the border with
    the "Tower 7" thing on the side...
    Yea, what's the story on that? Tower 7?

    Sweet battle rig though.

  22. #822
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaja111 View Post
    Yea, what's the story on that? Tower 7?

    Sweet battle rig though.
    Thanks, called the guy off craigslist. He had moved from montana to l.a. and was getting tickets parking it on the street nightly.

    Tower Se7en was his band name based on the building from 9.11 I told him if he would meet me at l.a.x. I wouldn't haggle him on the price. Picked up by the band at about 11pm finished the deal about 1am spent the first night in a walmart parking lot. I was hoping the lettering was vinyl, but it is paint. I didn't haggle. I now believe the cryptic "Tower Se7en" keeps riff raff from screwing with me at night.
    Last edited by MiCol; 08-11-2012 at 08:11 AM.
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  23. #823
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    I see a hudge Freeride Systems logo in that vans near future. You gotta keep those classic Winnebago lines though. That thing is sweet!

  24. #824
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  25. #825
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    ^^Great site.

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