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Nice write up! However I?m confused which gizmo is what gizmo :) not that it matters cause I do not have an LML!

Job well done!

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Build Threads / Ramcharger Build
« on: May 22, 2018, 12:16:10 AM »
Dang! That?s unfortunate to see, but glad the girl is ok. May have a place for it if your not going to rebuild it you may also be able to talk my wife out of hers, but unlikely, she loves the thing.

Sorry about the overall loss of such a nice rig.

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Cooking equipment / Re: cast iron electrolysis bath
« on: May 13, 2018, 11:11:16 AM »
Of course you are going to make some waffles with it before you send it back right?


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Of course you are going to make some waffles with it before you send it back right?


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I sure hope so, because then he can tell me the do?s and don?ts of making waffles in it. And he deserves it, along with HH6 for allowing him to help others with there dishes!

I wont make any, because I have a ceramic stove top and it wont work.

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=ekP4Wu6HBoKGsAWVwbbIBQ&q=how+to+make+waffles+with+a+cast+iron+waffle+iron&oq=how+to+make+waffles+with+a+cast+iron+waffle+iron&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i22i30k1l2.931.13317.0.13899.48.33.0.15.15.0.145.3408.13j18.31.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..2.46.3706...0j0i131k1.0.K6he2MPBHIM

Sad, but good reason not to make any! If you?re down here anytime in the future, stop over.

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Cooking equipment / Re: cast iron electrolysis bath
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:29:18 PM »
Of course you are going to make some waffles with it before you send it back right?


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I sure hope so, because then he can tell me the do?s and don?ts of making waffles in it. And he deserves it, along with HH6 for allowing him to help others with there dishes!

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Oh sure, like I am the only one.

I would love to see SD on the road. Think how much it would have helped during the last 2 weeks.

I will give he is a busy man, retired guys always are,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Folks, There is another issue regarding my using this truck as a driver.

Suffice it to say it is problematic that this truck might ever be operated legally on a public road...

You have had the solution to that for some time, suck it up & call norm.....

Or Nate to deliver to Norm!

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Cooking equipment / Re: cast iron electrolysis bath
« on: May 11, 2018, 11:29:56 PM »
Will you have to hang the handle portion at the bottom next go around?

While I am not doing the work, but I'm guessing he might forgo the handles because they don't affect the cooking surface. However I could be very wrong.

Nate, if you did want to do the handles do you think you could remove them and bathe both at once?

That first piece looks like new! Sure is an amazing process.

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Cooking equipment / cast iron electrolysis bath
« on: May 10, 2018, 10:55:41 PM »
Do you guys have a coil top stove or a ceramic top stove?

Its gas... so neither

And the grates are cast iron it seems, but not entirely certain.

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Cooking equipment / cast iron electrolysis bath
« on: May 10, 2018, 09:42:11 PM »
Seeing that has got me all gitty! We?ve wanted to use the thing since we got it back in 11 or 12. And this way I can get rid of the electric one we have!!!

Thanks for making it usable again!

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Most Favored Companies / Re: Companies we don't like so much
« on: May 10, 2018, 07:54:44 PM »
Dicks sporting goods, it appears over the last couple months they have been in full decline of 2A support, and are now outright looking to destroy particular weapons they have in stock.


http://allnewspipeline.com/Backlash_Begins_Dicks_2nd_Amendment.php

I feel like they did something to this effect after Sandyhook. But a good reminder as to why they or any of their subsidiaries do not warrant our dollars!

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We?re in the older vehicle crowd. Easier and cheaper to maintain and tend to last longer. For instance the 3.4l in our 4Runner has been known to reach 300k with the normal maintenance. While this one only has 130k on it, the last one we had we sold with 165 and it was still running strong. I?ve have seen many of the 3.4l at 250k plus. The stupid things still fetch absurd prices too.

Until recently wife drove an 88 Ramcharger with the 318 in it. Sadly many small parts are no longer made for the Ramcharger but it just keeps chugging along. Routinely maintained I think it will continue to do so.

Then the 74 Cummins Crewcab we have, simplicity, durability and longevity at its best. Regular maintenance it should easily see another 150k miles, as there is currently little to no blow by.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Bench vise stand
« on: May 03, 2018, 12:39:07 AM »
Ehh, beat on it until it falls apart, then move the vice to a better bench... you know, forced upgrades!

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Bench vise stand
« on: May 02, 2018, 12:41:27 AM »
Although I don?t own a shop like Ken or Shawn, I agree that a vice needs to be bench mounted. I?m a little fellar, but leverage is a mans best friend which will probably tip a small base when you have a two foot or bigger cheater bar on something, you need more then that on the other end to keep it some what firmly planted. And that is a good size vise, which can handle bigger projects, and heavier beatings.


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 27, 2018, 04:46:24 PM »
Gettin closer! What?s the fancy heat reflector you use? Did I miss the name? Our 74 could probably use some of that to aid the AC in maintaining coolness.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 26, 2018, 06:51:25 PM »
I don?t recall how the tool works exactly, but remove it from the transmission access panel before you try to start the thing. Probably silly even mentioning it, but I feel that would be a nightmare.

I did a water pump on our LB7 we had in 2009, only reason I am vaguely familiar with the tool that stops everything from spinning, and it is for some reason in my truck tool bag still.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 22, 2018, 10:49:38 AM »
Today I power washed the casita to get it final ready for paint. Picked up another 5gal pail of the Emerald Sherwin Williams paint and caulked all the remaining areas.  This time I bought some heavy brown rolled paper and i plan to tape off the windows to avoid having to clean overspray with thinner.

Mowed a bit and realized I'm losing the battle with the fire ants.  gonna have to up my game there.  Then the rain set in so I wove a paracord bracelet for a g shock watch I had laying around.

Then came home to play cards with the kids and wife.  Did I mention that teenage girls are silly?

All in all a good day.  Family coming over for bible study tomorrow.

Ambro fire ant granules, comes in a white bottle with a black label, poor some on their nest hole and they all die! We?ve used it at two houses with great success.

I've been using amdro for a while now.  Seem to be chasing them around the pasture area.  Not sure if you have imported red fire ants where you are but these things are like the mongrel hord.  unstoppable, innumerable, vicious, well armed.

There are several classes of treatments.  Bait, like amdro that effects the metabolism, insect growth regulator (makes the queen sterile), and flat out contact incecticide.  I think I'm going to look for a combo product that has IGR and bait.

I think I've going to try Extinguish Plus and at that I'll broadcast over the entire area. And just to be mean, I may pour liquid bifinthrin on the individual mounds to get a head start.

I?ve only got four acres at each house to scour, so it worked for us. But I can understand going all out trying to get rid of them. They?re like weeds, use what you?ve got to in order to rid yourself of them, so a combo effect of destruction is a great idea!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 22, 2018, 01:15:38 AM »
Today I power washed the casita to get it final ready for paint. Picked up another 5gal pail of the Emerald Sherwin Williams paint and caulked all the remaining areas.  This time I bought some heavy brown rolled paper and i plan to tape off the windows to avoid having to clean overspray with thinner.

Mowed a bit and realized I'm losing the battle with the fire ants.  gonna have to up my game there.  Then the rain set in so I wove a paracord bracelet for a g shock watch I had laying around.

Then came home to play cards with the kids and wife.  Did I mention that teenage girls are silly?

All in all a good day.  Family coming over for bible study tomorrow.

Ambro fire ant granules, comes in a white bottle with a black label, poor some on their nest hole and they all die! We?ve used it at two houses with great success.

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:47:40 PM »
That?s pretty cool. And I love it, if the sun and the TIDE is out, so is she.... not often you hear people say that about there kids, most just focus on the sun!!!

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:38:22 PM »
So Tate, how does this work? An organization owns all the soapbox cars and then you sign her up, she picks one, then you go through the car? I?ve Never seen a race and know absolutely nothing about it. But it sure is great to see her interested in it, I?m always glad to see kids interested in outside activities vs tv, tablet or phone, which seems to be more common.

Our son likes movies more so than outside activities, and it?s a struggle for me sometimes. Lately we?ve just left the tv off through out the day and he either works with me around the house or finds other messes to make.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 20, 2018, 03:07:30 PM »
Yea it would get installed either way. Already paid for ain?t going to try and swap it out. It just needs to go on!

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:57:54 PM »
Well shoot, we just bought a stainless turbo back exhaust for our Cummins crew cab hank.... to late now I guess.

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CIEMR / Re: Great Lake Off Road aka GLO
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:48:50 AM »
I agree with both of the above comments. Shawn does build some very high quality stuff, and the website was a very poor showing. we'll remedy that shortly though. In keeping with Throwback Thursday: http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/transmission-drivetrain/154-0708-bulletproof-test/#photo-20


That?s great!

?GLO Uparmored.....caliber rated: Bulletproof?


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Build Threads / LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:26:56 PM »
Chief,

Cobwebs are what Square D has..... CMAX is just having a bad hair day.

I can say this because my DD had cobwebs in it when we went to drive it yesterday!!!

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D.O.T. / Re: So, I'm writing another book
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:22:48 AM »
Hmm, this should be a good read. I?ve always liked faith based books!!

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CIEMR / Re: Great Lake Off Road aka GLO
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:16:02 AM »
May God grant you the wisdom to see this through to better yourself and His kingdom. May he grant the patience that will be needed along the way to overcome periods of frustration and may he bless this opportunity to help in provide further for your family.

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Stewie,

I?d wager you?re not alone. I loathe it simply because the majority of dealerships have zero integrity and zero transparency. However that might just be my experience.

As with all big purchases, take it to the Lord in prayer.

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Speaking from experience on a check engine light after purchasing a used vehicle, get a warranty! And get it in writing, a dealerships word is truthfully worth nothing I have recently learned, as in I signed a document that said as much!

Well it said ?only offers in writing have to be honored? meaning an offer from their sales rep verbally does not have to be honored. While I believe this is punch to the face of the integrity of a dealership, it sadly is to protect them.

Another thing, maybe take it to another mechanic you trust? Have them inspect it.

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Parenting / Re: Shawn Takes on School Board
« on: April 10, 2018, 01:34:14 PM »
That?s for certain, glad to see it?s not your personal fight.

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Parenting / Shawn Takes on School Board
« on: April 10, 2018, 01:15:03 PM »
Well that?s good to hear about your daughter. I too am curious as to what fight you?re referring to.

Our family as a whole tries to avoid Cali, wife and I have ran some races out there though. But that looks to be no more!

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Parenting / Re: Shawn Takes on School Board
« on: April 10, 2018, 12:34:21 PM »
Funny Ken, couple things to note though. First I?ve done public speaking so it should have went a little more eloquently had it actually been me & second I would never have apologized to people who I pay and work for me that sit on that board (assuming it was a paying board gig). Also worth noting my wife has a week long business trip in Santa Ana every year at some nice place on the beach that I refuse to tag along on. Cali ain?t a place for me any longer, sorry JR.

But in case anyone was wondering a fight is coming......

Prayers your way Shawn, as I?m guessing the school board decided against your request.

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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: April 09, 2018, 07:31:19 PM »
I haven?t forgot about you, I?m making plans to head that way, sorry for the delay not a lot of free time!

Didn?t think you did, you know where it?s at and where it?s going, so no worries.

But seriously though, that rear bumper gas/air tank thing you built or were building, how did it turn out?

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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: April 09, 2018, 04:10:41 PM »
How did the rear bumper re build turn out? I don?t recall seeing a finished one after the swing out decided to jump ship. Also, not that it?s worth anything now, and the seats are gross (dirty) but the 92 seats are in decent shape....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:15:48 PM »
They are horrible.

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I'm going to see them this summer up in Cheyenne........  :facepalm:

Frontier days?

Yes sir, going up for the day to check it out then attend that concert in the evening.

Seems like most folks who stop in on frontier days have a pretty good time. It?s convenient you?re pretty close.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: New truck options
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:13:15 PM »
Buying a house, and changing jobs. I?d keep what you have for a while. Pay cash for your next truck. That?s when you?ll know you?re ready for a new truck.


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This!!! Or maybe wait until the house is finished.  Is there a need for a newer truck, such as the current is breaking down and leaving you stranded?

Things you most likely already know, but with the house and job change your credit won?t be it?s best and the bank may not want to lend the money because your too new job.  All a moot point if your buying the truck cash and trade. I say these things because I wish many times over I?d have listened to these kind of comments.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:00:43 PM »
They are horrible.

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I'm going to see them this summer up in Cheyenne........  :facepalm:

Frontier days?

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Wild Game / Re: 3 pig processing
« on: March 30, 2018, 10:10:01 PM »
That?s awesome, might have to make a road trip just to eat some of that good pig! Can?t imagine the delicious plates you?ll cook up.

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Wild Game / Re: 3 pig processing
« on: March 30, 2018, 09:55:31 PM »
Hot dang! We did a pig 2 years back, some real good eats! Wish I were closer to learn to better process. I managed but probably could have been better.

You have a hand in raising them or did you just buy them from the raiser?

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Build Threads / LML Silverado Duramax C-Max build thread part 4
« on: March 28, 2018, 09:06:28 PM »
What does being deleted have to do with it Don?  I run PPEI on my LML and they are next door in LA.
Legalities...

It is illegal for US based tuners to provide anything that defeats emissions equipment I believe...

I believe they get around this by making the purchaser ?sign? a note saying it is for race or OFFRoad purposes only.

By sign I mean you are required to check a box that says you understand the legalities and they cannot be held liable.

Otherwise I don?t think we?d see the number of tuners we do stateside.

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Website where one could sign up if they were able to make it to town?

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Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: March 22, 2018, 11:27:08 PM »
Unwavering faith caused soldiers of the Bible to go through enemy lines and into their territory just to get water. I can?t recall exactly where but it has always been a strengthening reminder. The idea that they could fight to the point they are essentially unable to put down there weapons due to their hands being clinched to the sword. There is nothing that can stand against that kind of faith!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 21, 2018, 07:36:29 AM »
Lake havasu city?

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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 20, 2018, 12:30:45 PM »
A mall that has slots.

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Firearms / Re: Glock polymer 80% Build info
« on: March 18, 2018, 05:19:29 PM »
muy interesante, amigo.

Might have to look into those


I looked into doing one of these a while back, after I had hands on the P80 AR lowers. The problem I found with the Glock 80s is that when it?s all said and done your in it for more than a new one. But I also did not look EVERYWHERE nor for used components.

Obviously building one from an 80 is aiming for a different purpose than buying one from the store, but thought it was worth the mention of the price.

As far as quality of the AR lowers, if you watch for a sale at Midway, I?d say they are absolutely worth the price. Took a hammer to one after it became an oops. There tough I?ll say that, but will of course fail to increasing force of the blows.

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What year is your steering column? I?ve got a  digital service manual for 92 and another for 93.

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So for many of the dodges it seems there is a limited offering for ?off the shelf? poly bushings.  I bought a set for our 74, that could also have been used on the 92 parts truck.

I could look at the factory stuff on the 74 parts truck when I get back to the house and take some pictures.

I was just gonna make it work, cause I didn?t know what went where either and the sheet of paper in the box didn?t help much.


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It?s gonna be great to have eggs that aren?t 40 days old!!  Also a great responsibility tool for kids.

We had chickens for a short spell, and then our friend supplied us with eggs when her 500+ birds were actually laying. She was ag certified.... the inspector informed her that she can legally sell eggs up to 90 days from laying. If they didn?t sell bring em back, re wash them, and they can be sold for up to another 90 days..... from an AZ ag inspector!!!

On another note, good on you for gettin a mess o chickens for your wife and daughter longball!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: March 04, 2018, 11:46:34 AM »
Sounds like a full day chief. Maybe a gopro mounted might help out?
Yea, I'd like to have one, and helo mounted, but the bucks, man, the bucks!!!

Cause,

I have an insane bill to pay on this web site! (%#)(*!@#!!!!!!  $567!

Just to keep all you boneheads happie!

Ridiculous!

And what exactly do these hosting companies do??? Provide me a tiny bit of disc space for all your conversations and a dedicated server of 10 TB for all the pics I have loaded up ! ;-))

You?re a good man! Paying, literally, to put up with all of the shenanigans on here! God is good!!! Thanks Chief!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: February 28, 2018, 11:27:05 AM »
And no carnage... Can't decide if I'm disappointed or not.. :)  Very nice looking rig.
Yea, isn't that weird?!

No this isn?t weird! A new piece of equipment should get AT LEAST three days of work before carnage ensues! You?re  in it two. Job well done.

Do you have an eventual size you?d like the pond to be? Or is the plan to just keep adding until it?s big enough to swallow chief whole?

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You know, you should probably send sarge to auction, like an old cow. Ain?t much left but might get something :)


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 26, 2018, 11:24:27 AM »
Took the wife to Top fuel drags and watched John Force grenade his funny car, and tangled up in the chutes of the other car. Quite a show. They broke speed records yesterday, and today was a peddle fest.

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Ken,

Was this at the track on the south east side of Phoenix? Drove by there at 0700 when it was empty and again at 1400 when it was jam packed full. Didn?t know what kind of fun was going on over there.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Duanes home burned down today!
« on: February 25, 2018, 10:14:33 PM »
Don,

I have one minor detractor to USAA, maybe two.

We?ve been with usaa 11 years, had auto loans, mortgages, and various types of insurance.

Our first mortgage which we got with them was an ABSOLUTE nightmare, apparently there mortgage department at that time was.... overall terrible, and we have been told it has gotten better since then.

Our mortgage now was sold to Wells Fargo, after the small finance bank did it, once we closed they sold it.

Life insurance and auto Insurance we have with them, I don?t think can be beat, particularly auto, I?ve looked several times.

Home owners insurance, (the one downfall) they are no where near the price point we have with our current insurers, which is mercury group. To get the exact same coverage, last year, was something like 300$ more than our current. And from a close friend and home insurance adjuster, we?ve got pretty good coverage.

Otherwise, the horrible mortgage experience. I still would recommend them over any one else.

Oh one other thing, they don?t have big rig insurance, they partner with progressive for that, sadly. We had to get it for our m925 because of its weight.


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