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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 03:52:59 PM »
Very proud of our cub scout pack. Once a year we volunteer at the local food bank. Our scouts collected enough food for each family that came though to get 45 items.



Pictured is the trailer full of supplies they collected and delivered a few weeks ago to flood victims. My boy is all the way to the right in the blue shirt.

Nice work, our Troop did the same a few weeks back.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: Today at 12:27:35 PM »
Amen and prayers sent.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: April 20, 2019, 11:02:37 PM »
Bumper looks great, like to see the winch idea you have.

On the isolated battery, why not use a relay that works that energizes when the engine is running? Nothing to forget to switch on/off and maybe a little led showing it is charging?
Actually all he needs is a battery isolator.  It’s automatic.  Will allow it to charge but not drain the primary. Essentially it’s just a big diode


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And probably simpler,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: April 20, 2019, 10:52:30 PM »
Bumper looks great, like to see the winch idea you have.

On the isolated battery, why not use a relay that works that energizes when the engine is running? Nothing to forget to switch on/off and maybe a little led showing it is charging?


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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: April 20, 2019, 05:30:02 PM »
I like the rounded corners too.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: April 20, 2019, 01:08:05 PM »
Sounds like heaven

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 20, 2019, 01:19:54 AM »
And mandles?

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 19, 2019, 10:51:16 PM »
????????????

Under the deck to the frame is 18.5, so 18in gives me a little overhang. About 36 under the deck, so I want some ground clearance.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 19, 2019, 07:19:44 PM »
I want a shirt!!

Give the employee a shovel until he stops breaking things.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 19, 2019, 07:16:38 PM »
used is OK, but I think fullsize is to big. 18x18x36 would be great.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: April 18, 2019, 10:07:30 PM »
Yep, looks good. Surprised you didn't do the combo plug for the hitch though.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 18, 2019, 09:58:54 PM »
Will do. Alum on ebay is easy so far, but they are all not built how I like.

Shipping might be an issue, but fasenal may work.

Guy just called, found a storage place nearbuy.

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Build Threads / Re: We are going to build a Dodge...
« on: April 18, 2019, 08:18:07 PM »
 :popcorn:

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 18, 2019, 08:15:35 PM »
Just a bin on the side of the frame. Looks like I have about 18in to the frame.

I am also thinking of attaching a 6k winch I have sitting here. Think that will come in handy time to time, but I want a bolt on mount. Trailer has a built in 12v charger and a little solar unit. The tilt has 2 rams and locks down.

The tongue box has the hydo system and a Costco soap bucket fits in there great. So it holds a few straps and bungee's. Now I need a place for the chains, binders and blocks.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 18, 2019, 05:58:55 PM »
Just the wrong color, and I will not wear a hard hat (head is hard enough)

So heading up to Reno next week with the family. Going to sign all the stuff, let them look at the land and thinking of dropping the toy off at the local dealer for a once over. Will let me park the trailer while I am there, service is backed up a couple weeks. They said around 4-500 for the service. Sound about right guys?

Buy that time I should have a better idea of what I want do out there. Tractor will be waiting and I can drag the trailer back and forth pretty easy.

I also need a storage bin on the trailer. Do the prices at TSC seem about right.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 18, 2019, 03:29:58 PM »
Good answer now that I have a backhoe and land,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 18, 2019, 12:46:21 AM »
Like he would listen to us knuckleheads!

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: a good listen!
« on: April 18, 2019, 12:34:35 AM »
Loved listening to Harvey. His kid is OK, but its not the same.

Tate, you cook too!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 18, 2019, 12:29:54 AM »
That could be a lot worse Bob. Bad still but maybe add a steel bumper for the next time?

Dang Dave, thought you were building a birdhouse too!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: April 17, 2019, 11:42:13 PM »
If that control box was remote would that solve the issue? A new winch might be simpler answer.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 17, 2019, 10:59:46 PM »
45, then add the backhoe.

I'm happy, cept has a little dribble on the front right knuckle.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 17, 2019, 09:35:27 PM »
Did I say 50hp is to small or I wanted 50hp?

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 17, 2019, 03:21:21 PM »
I agree, for getting up to a light I understand. But splitting at freeway speeds is stupid. I do believe traffic has to be going under 25 for it to be legal, but how would you get to them. Darwin has a place here. Leaving the scene is just a misdemeanor.

Yes I have a dash cam, still sitting in the box.  :embarrassed:

Ok, its a 2012 L45.

So, does this tractor make my but look fat  :beercheers:

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: April 17, 2019, 02:59:04 PM »
Oooh, candy!

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 17, 2019, 02:36:30 AM »
The trailer pulled great. Got 17.8 mpg going down, but fought the wind and traffic on the way home. Still got 15mpg, it felt heavy and you could feel the wind. Lower gears will help.

Anyway, the Kubota was listed for 27.5k. After I drove it around, tested what I could and was satisfied I asked his price (told him there was a lot of lipstick on it) But all the pins where tight, no oil leaks, good hoses (I did find a little seal leak on the right front knuckle when I got home.

He goes, 26.5, I say 24, he says 25.5, then goes heck, make it 25 (my target price and what was in my pocket) and it was done. 10 min to load and off I go.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 17, 2019, 02:28:20 AM »
A Harley hit me splitting traffic. I was in the #2 and it was all backed up near the Sunol Grade. 2 HD came by and it was tight with const in the area.

Second bike goes by and I hear a wack, bang and he skidding sideways, almost lost it. Of course they did not stop, but I pulled over the check for damage.

All I saw was a rub on my left front tire. I think his saddleback hit the step and he turned in and bounced off the tire.   :facepalm:

I really have to get my HD bumper on there!

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 16, 2019, 10:29:37 PM »
Yep, there is a little lipstick on it, but sound. Starts easy, no blue smoke and it is setup for a thumb.

In traffic in San Jose and a HD just bounced off the front left. Just a rub on the tire after stopping (he didn't), think he is much worse.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 16, 2019, 07:17:50 PM »
Just a teaser

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 16, 2019, 03:02:38 PM »

Thumb mount JR?

btw, that's a 50hp...not so small.

Yep, almost there.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 16, 2019, 11:26:33 AM »
Just noticed on the pics it has a thumb mount too.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 16, 2019, 11:24:39 AM »
looking great Jr.......how soon you moving?

Not planned to be real soon, although I am ready. It will be a 2-3 years plan at least unless I am pushed harder by Ca. Kids still in school, several years on that.

Nice little tractor Ken. I could have gone smaller I guess but I have a lot of work to do there.

If I get this one today it does have the quick release bucket and I would like forks. Auger and scraper first though. Got some shade on this puppy too, can you say LED lights.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:34:59 AM »
Isn't NH a yanmar thing?

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 15, 2019, 10:52:51 PM »
This is what youll look like on that little thing JR......lol



The L45 is about twice that size, hope I don't  look that big on it.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 15, 2019, 10:42:38 PM »
You can easily haul 20 ft containers on that trailer


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That was the idea.

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Not more on this frickin darned box...Does it ever end?
Only when the eggs hatch

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Lease site for camping
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:10:59 PM »
I like it, just figure out the deck part.

Like to see you hook a big one in a canoe.

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Build Threads / Re: Future overlander
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:06:30 PM »
I like em when they look overbuilt.

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No, its a birdhouse,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 15, 2019, 08:52:18 PM »
Trailer specs, 14k GVW/10k load. 22ft deck (28ft overall), led lighting, tilt bed, spare, slide rail with D rings on the sides (some are on top) and 5 year reg (one ca got right). 


Going to look at the tractor tomorrow, about a 3-4hr drive one way. 2012 Kubota L45, 45hp, HST and about the same price I see listed for back east.

Been checking prices and think I am really good here, plus a private sale.

Talked with the dealer up in Reno about about value (will be my local dealer). They said it was a little high until I mentioned the backhoe. With that the value is good.

So with driving a little, I may get a better tractor, newer and it has a better backhoe. Almost 10k less  :cool:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 15, 2019, 08:32:58 PM »
Picked up my trailer, pulled OK. Spent $200 on chains and binders, have plenty of straps.

Going to look at a tractor tomorrow.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 15, 2019, 08:31:31 PM »
Nice job Charles, water is everything!


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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 15, 2019, 08:30:43 PM »
Picked up my new trailer today. Pulls nice but you can feel it back there. Kept a solid 17.8 towing though all the way home.

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Most Favored Companies / Re: Companies we don't like so much
« on: April 15, 2019, 03:04:30 PM »
Pizza Huts ad a small fee here, described "doing business in Ca"

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 15, 2019, 02:37:05 PM »
Interested yes, but not sure if I want a 45k loan right now. Between you and TRN it might be fun. Shipping could be the killer.

If I get new, it is about 45k, less tax. Via any dealer, they charge sales tax per the state it goes too. 8.25 both here and NV.

Dealer hear said no tax if I show a bill of lading out of state.

I am having a heck of a time finding storage for the trailer! Everyone is full or overpriced.

( I typed all this at 0700 and forgot to post)

Meet in Reno!!!

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Construction and Building / Re: Bookshelf
« on: April 15, 2019, 10:47:41 AM »
Looks even better all filled up.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: April 15, 2019, 10:46:18 AM »
I'm with Sean,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :popcorn:

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 15, 2019, 02:53:32 AM »
Looks like I found a newer one down south a little, for almost 10k less. Private sale, no tax. Its a L45 with backhoe.

More of a logistics game now. We all go up to see it next week and have a couple days in Reno.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 14, 2019, 10:47:57 PM »
Doing some "E" signing, looks like my address is "0". Simple enough for me to remember :cool:

This is going to be a busy week.

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 14, 2019, 10:41:39 PM »
I have searched lots of sights and spent hours on CL. Built a few on the sights.

Kubota is king around here and the BH is around another 5k easy.

Might be cool is there really is a big diff. A call can't hurt for sure.

Found a place sells containers in Reno, nice to not have to haul it over the hill if the price is right.

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