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D.O.T. / Re: Pro football
« on: Today at 06:30:53 AM »
I never watched pro sports anyway. Bunch of over paid idiots.  I prefer collage ball.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 20, 2018, 10:36:11 AM »
Wife and I are going out with another couple for brunch and some shopping. It was my wife's birthday last Wednesday. Mine today. The Buffet at the Hard rock casino in Sioux City is really really good. Looking forward to it. I sold my old 82 Chevy. Guy is picking it up tonight. Sad to see it go My wife and I both really love the square body trucks. But, I am also sick of looking at my grandpas old 54 Chevy truck sitting in the shed not moving. I am going to use some of the money from the sale to hopefully get her back on the road.

This was 5 years ago. The last time I got it out.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:49:04 PM »
While waiting for the rain to dry up we had to replace the axle in the seed tender. New guy hit it with the planter. We are lucky all he did was bend the spindle and cave in the fender. It could have been a lot worse. Turned around on the end rows and clipped it.
After all that I decided to change oil, fuel filters and clean the radiator out in the ole Duramax. It was running warm and the air conditioning didn't work very well anymore. In hindsight I should have separated the bolts instead of throwing them all in one pile. I had a bunch left over and had to take it back apart to figure out where they went. AC is back to ice cold but I am not impressed with the the procedure to bleed the system on my fass pump. Makes a big dang mess.



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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: May 12, 2018, 07:51:00 AM »
I just got the quote to fix my air conditioner. its going to be in the $4,000 area. I need everything from the condenser to the evaporator coils. except the compressor. I told him if we are changing everything else just as well do that too. It did squeak a little it. I looked at him and said Well I guess I should have bought a Volvo. He sad No they are ALL junk. (Meaning all trucks are junk no matter the brand). I'm going to have more in this truck than I expected but in the long run I feel its still worth it. Starting to get a little discouraged but that's the way it goes I guess. 

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 11, 2018, 01:27:27 PM »
Rained overnight to couldn't plant today. I went and checked on the Freightliner. Its going to cost somewhere in the $4,000 range to fix the air conditioner. Everything from the condenser to the evaporation coil needs replaced. The only good part is the compressor and it squeaks. So that is getting replaced too.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 11, 2018, 01:21:15 PM »
Sorry to hear that. Sending prayers.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 09, 2018, 11:50:57 AM »
Getting some beans in the ground. You can't see them very well but a couple of my neighbors are doing the same.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 06, 2018, 06:14:07 PM »
Got some nice weather so yesterday I did the dreaded spring chicken coop clean out. Woke up at 4am this morning. My back hurt so bad I could hardly move. I've been popping IB profrin all day but still managed to get the garden planted. Most of it anyway. Still have to get the sweet corn in.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: May 06, 2018, 09:32:16 AM »
The important question is,  did they charge you to tell you the choke was on or did they let you save face and not tell you that was the issue?


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He just said it runs fine for us. Come get it. Didn't charge anything.  He said when I get the wiring done and plug in the camper to run it under a load bring it back in and they will make sure its running at the proper rpm.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: May 05, 2018, 07:34:36 AM »
I got the generator back from the muffler shop and it ran rough real rough. So I took it back to where I got it from. They said they would check it all out.

This where I earn the dummy of the day award. The guy called and said the generator runs fine. It ran rough for a few minutes and straitened right out.

 So, I'm sitting there talking to my brother about it and he asked if I ever shut the choke off. He choked it the first day we test fired it. Ran it for a 30 seconds tops (no exhaust on it at that point) and shut it off and went home. I said no I did not shut the choke off I thought it was automatic.

So that was my problem. Turns out it won't run very well with the choke left on.

Anyway. I tried charging the Air conditioner on the truck. I put in 6 cans of Freon. It worked very well for about 15 minutes. So now its at a shop getting that fixed. I found oil on one of the lines so I hope its just a blown line. With my luck its the most expensive line.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 05, 2018, 07:29:32 AM »
I haven't been doing much at all this week. Hauling some beans and waiting for the rain to dry up.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 02, 2018, 07:10:32 AM »
Lost my glasses so I went to the eye Dr to order some new ones. Just happens that my prescription is up this month. They squeezed me in right away. My contact prescription did not change but I officially have bifocal lenses in my glasses now. They cost an extra $400. Oh but the good news is because I don't have vision insurance if I bought another pair of frames I get another set of lenses free. So I picked out a cheap pair of frames and got prescription sun glasses. By cheap I mean $145 because all the others were near 200 bucks.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 29, 2018, 10:06:16 AM »
Couple. Months ago I put an ad on craigslist for free removal of old campers. My idea was to get a crappy old camper and turn it into a brooder house for baby chicks. Well I scrapped that idea but forgot to take the ad down. A Couple weeks ago I get a call from a guy. His mother has this old 5th wheel she wants gone. So sure what the heck I will take it. 38 footer. 2as units. Working fridge. Washer and dryer. Roof leaked in one spot but not horrible.

 I got to test out the truck it worked really well. Couldn't hardly tell it was back there. It stopps so much eaiser.

I called a buddy of mine who is looking a cheap 5th wheel. I have to check out a couple things and he said consider it sold. Not bad for a days work.

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CIEMR / Re: Trump is a pragmatist not a conservative
« on: April 25, 2018, 06:30:52 AM »
Interesting. I knew they reason other politicians didn't like him is because he is not a politician. He is not their polished turd they can manipulate and he cant be bought.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 23, 2018, 05:51:17 AM »
All the rest of the food we handed out came from the salvation army.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 23, 2018, 05:46:30 AM »
Busy weekend. We helped out at the food bank Saturday. The scouts collect 600 items. About half of last year but the weather did not cooperate.
Sunday the son of a good friend was confirmed. My wife and I set up the lunch so everything was ready to go when church got out.
Went to Omaha and got a new living room set. Couch love seat and recliner.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 22, 2018, 06:51:22 AM »
Fiddle farting around with my generator trying to see why it won't run. Took the air cleaner off and found oil. I guess I'm taking it back to where I bought it. For the time, money and energy I spent messing around with used generators I could have bought a brand new one and been way ahead.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 21, 2018, 06:50:26 AM »
Can you run the pipe straight up on the back of the cab? With an oversize pipe it will stay cool and have no water issues.

I got one muffler under the bed then one in front of the headache rack. I was there when he got them on. We ran it and it was fine. Real quiet.  The exhaust came out at the top of the headache rack. So I asked him to put on a 2 ft tall stack with a 45 on the end. That little bit must have done it. I ran it for a few minutes and it ran rough. real rough. The I could see water dripping out of the second muffler. The vertical one. So if I am right that is telling me it it has too much restriction. It cant even push the condensation out.

So to answer your question Yes I think that is what I will have to do. Keep the bottom muffler and replace the second with a straight pipe.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 20, 2018, 07:33:07 PM »
Took my freightliner in to the muffler shop to get the exhaust done on the generator. I had them put 2 mufflers on. I got it home and now it runs like crap. I'm going to have to play with it some on Sunday. I'm going to remove the second muffler. Might be too much restriction.

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D.O.T. / Re: So, I'm writing another book
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:15:00 PM »
You are a busy man. I don't know how you find time to do everything you do.
If you only knew...

But you're a farmer! You're the one who is 24/7/365!
Yea no time to do anything but somehow it all gets done.

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CIEMR / Re: American Hero
« on: April 20, 2018, 07:22:39 AM »
I prayed that the one casualty was knocked unconscious immediately and didn't suffer.

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: April 20, 2018, 07:16:34 AM »
Happy Birthday Don.

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:31:06 AM »
I always thought that would be a blast to do but we never had any around where I grew up.

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D.O.T. / Re: So, I'm writing another book
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:30:12 AM »
You are a busy man. I don't know how you find time to do everything you do.

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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: All Terrain Tires for the Duramax
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:16:00 AM »
I have had lots of good luck with Firestone this past few years. I have transforce A/T on my duramax. Not very aggressive though. I had Firestone Destination A/T on the farm truck. Not as aggressive as BFG A/T but they get around really good. Mud, snow, ice whatever. They wear really good too. No complaints.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: April 17, 2018, 08:34:43 PM »
I tried real hard to wait until next year to buy new seats but they were just too far gone. Besides that Sioux City Peterbilt gave me $100 off per seat so...I would normally have bought full leather but this truck is for pleasure not work. I hate sticking to a seat when I wear shorts.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:50:29 PM »
Got the inverter wired up today. Used 1/0 welding cable. Used a 150 amp fuse link. I had the guy at the welding supply store crimp on a couple ends for me. They were junk. Slipped right off. So I used some solder on ends.
I hooked them straight to the batteries. Drilled holes through the floor. Then slid the cables through rubber grommets. Lots of dawn dish soap and they slid right through.
 Everything seemed to work when I tested it.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:35:41 PM »
Spring weather update from Minnesota. Ugh. Nice little blizzard.

Daughter called from school in Tampa saying she was going to beach. It was 85. Hmmm




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Blizzard here too. My brother lives in the Tampa area. He must have had to work today. Hes not bragging about his nice weather today.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:33:24 PM »
I worked on my truck some this morning then went home and watched the blizzard. I think I might go out later and ride some snowmobiles. They got left in the shop after the last snow melted. I need to get them back to their own shed.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: April 14, 2018, 01:25:36 PM »
Eventually yes. Its going to go overhead the front seats. I already know how I am going to run the wires.  Right now I am just doing everything I need. Next winter I will install the TV and DVD player then go over some cosmetic issues.



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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: April 14, 2018, 11:51:06 AM »
Got everything in. I will not get the Inverter wired up today. I have the wrong size wire and we are having a Blizzard today.

I used the factory TV hold down strap on the microwave. Then I made brackets to hold the fridge in. Similar to what they use in the out door kitchen on campers.

I bolted the cabinet in using the factory studs that held in the original cabinet. Plus a couple carriage bolts in the floor.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: April 14, 2018, 11:44:57 AM »
As nice as that will be I?m not sure you need the 5thwheel. You could add a bunk house on back and call it good!


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I think I will put hooks for a Hammok in there. Just in case.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: April 14, 2018, 07:29:34 AM »
Got the lights all wired up. On top of the cab on either side are John Deere tractor head lights. They are really bright. I have to see if I can replace the ones in the tank with LED. That is an 80 gallon fuel tank. That should last a while.
Got the cabinet in for fridge and microwave. Should have that along with the inverter installed today.
The end seat is a little tight but it's not horrible.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: April 14, 2018, 07:24:55 AM »
Got a new phone so here are pics of what got done this week.

Generator is all done at far as I will go. I take it in to a muffler shop next week. Then to the electrician. Fuel tank is bolted in through the channel iron under the bed. Made use of the factory mounts and made brackets on the headache rack. This thing is going no where.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 12, 2018, 09:35:34 PM »
No they just pay us so much an acre per year. Its kind of a headache but I guess it's worth it. We only have like 5 acres around a twisty creek. Basically just made the field straight.

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So you basicaly break even?
Pretty much.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:11:58 AM »
No they just pay us so much an acre per year. Its kind of a headache but I guess it's worth it. We only have like 5 acres around a twisty creek. Basically just made the field straight.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:50:52 AM »
Had the fire department out to burn some CRP. The kids had fun just playing in the dirt.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:46:10 AM »
Got a new phone. Was able to download the tap talk app. Wife will be happy. Any pics I took with my phone get sent to her via FB messenger so I could get them on my tablet to share here. I got the exact same phone I had but for some reason I could not get tap talk.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Bridge reamer.
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:01:57 AM »
No I didn't use lube. The bit didn't get that hot. Definitely don't want to use a cordless drill.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Bridge reamer.
« on: April 11, 2018, 06:29:12 AM »
I found the most amazing little reamer. I didn't know these even existed! I was doing research on beds for my truck build and ran across them on accident. Large holes are hard to drill by hand and I can't get the mag drill in everywhere. All I had to do was drill an 1/4 hole then get the 3/4 inch reamer. Within about 30 seconds I had a 3/4 hole.

I bought an assortment. 9/16, 11/19, and 3/4. They are pricey. The biggest one was like 80 bucks. In my opinion they are worth it. Sometimes holes don't line up right so I always tried to ream it out with a drill bit. Always got caught. Snap your wrist. Bust a bit. No more of that.

The bad thing is they will heat up a drill in a hurry. I can't use it in a cordless Milwaukee drill. They must have a safety built in so they don't burn up. I had to put it in the old Dewalt. That baby was HOT after 1 hole.

This is similar to what I got  except with flat spots on the shank, so it won't spin in the drill.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: April 08, 2018, 03:56:25 PM »
Got a lot done this weekend. Did a little wood work in the cab where the bed was. Finished up the cabinet for the fridge and microwave. It is stained and clear coated. Ready to go in tomorrow when I have some help. Mounted and wired up 2 new back up lights on the fairings. No pictures yet. The camera on my phone quit working.   Mounted and plumbed the fuel tank for the generator. I still need to come up with a battery box. Then I am just going to take it to a muffler shop to do the exhaust. I don't have a pipe bender. Last time I did exhaust myself I had to make 5 trips to town.  After that off to the electrician to wire up the cab and put some outlets out side on the bed along with a 30amp camper plug. I don't get along with wires all that well. I can handle some small stuff but I want this wired up right.

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If you don't care about having carpet and a cd player get a work truck package. They are way cheaper. It is hard to find a good used one tho. They are usually all beat up.

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CIEMR / Re: Youtube bans gun videos
« on: April 04, 2018, 01:26:44 PM »
Oh and I seen that porn hub now banned gun videos also. Not that I was looking. Seen it on Facebook.

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CIEMR / Re: Youtube bans gun videos
« on: April 04, 2018, 01:25:24 PM »
You tube bans gun videos then an employee shoots up the place. A female employee.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: April 04, 2018, 01:16:25 PM »
Got the seats in. Cross that off to do list. A carpenter friend of mine has a real good start on the cabnet for the fridge and microwave.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:24:36 PM »
They are horrible.

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Wild Game / Re: 3 pig processing
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:42:43 AM »
I am interested in how you will cure the hams and bacon. Nothing better then home raised.

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: March 30, 2018, 07:33:09 AM »
That is not a rust bucket. LOL that is a pretty nice truck.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 26, 2018, 09:15:06 PM »
Went and got a baby goat. This is Bob.

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Gotthe somechicks too. I had permission for the goat so I figured just as well get some chicks too.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:53:01 PM »
These are the requirements. Only need four of the requirements. Some state you need all of them. You can get a porta potty with attached sink. Kills 2 birds with one stone  but it takes up more room.

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