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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12850 on: August 02, 2020, 10:52:28 AM »
Sometimes I just can't help myself. Customer gave me one of these and traded work for the other.

Nothing wrong with that trade.

Chest holster like we carry in the militaree?

Yes, but slight differences.
So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!
your standard grunt level CQB is just putting rounds and rounds on scary stuff till it stops scaring you!

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« Reply #12851 on: August 02, 2020, 12:11:38 PM »
Chest holster like we carry in the militaree?

Goes on the mollee on the chest armor. The crew liked them, but we pilots didn't.

And here's a consideration

When sitting in the cockpit (Helicopter, car, excavator, _____) you can't see down to find things on the center console, or things you dropped on the floor
Second thing, chest holster will limit the amount of aft cyclic you can pull. If you aren't in a helo, the control stack in the middle near your business may have gun induced travel limitations
Not to mention all the cheetos crumbs that thing will catch for Ken....


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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12852 on: August 02, 2020, 05:35:59 PM »
Nice trade on the bourbon Ken, you have customers giving you hammers now huh?  :popcorn:
Ha!!
 


Had an interesting interaction with a guy on a classified page,   Selling a cargo trailer he had converted. 

I asked if I could come take a look, I specified I was building one and was interested in his build.   

What would you have said in his position?


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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12853 on: August 02, 2020, 05:42:00 PM »
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« Reply #12854 on: August 02, 2020, 07:35:14 PM »
Pot meet kettle


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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12855 on: August 02, 2020, 08:39:41 PM »
So Don, your "gun" size limited your rear cyclic? (I could really have fun here)

Over 100 and the AC is goofy again. Checked all the normal stuff and no dice. Looks like the comp does not want to work.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12856 on: August 02, 2020, 11:30:41 PM »
Less than 80k miles on my truck and lost the TCM on the way home. Zero throttle input when an LML limps. Didn't know that but I do now.

Got some more welding done. Yeah it's hillbilly, but budget friendly. Ordered tin and purlins. Should be ready for pickup Wednesday.
Sure glad my brother bought a scissor lift a couple years ago. Too bad I had to buy $600 worth of batteries for it, needle scale out all the corrosion, and make new cables.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12857 on: August 03, 2020, 12:26:13 AM »
What is the bumper pull weight off of my duramax? Classic 2500hd. Anyone?


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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12858 on: August 03, 2020, 02:43:56 AM »
Stock receiver is 12000 lb with WD hitch.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12859 on: August 03, 2020, 03:17:39 AM »
I have been way over that without WD.

Think the ruenel bumper I have is rated at 15k, better get there!
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12860 on: August 03, 2020, 07:46:58 AM »
Ken I thought you had an LMM? 

Where did you source the bar joists?

In AZ, shade is life!


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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12861 on: August 03, 2020, 09:23:02 AM »
Stock receiver is 12000 lb with WD hitch.
Wd hitch?


I did replace the factory hitch with a curt  hitch a few years ago


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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12862 on: August 03, 2020, 09:53:12 AM »
Weight Distributing Dave..

Charles, got them cheap from a friend, in different lengths. Think they came out of a cotton gin.
Truck's a 2012
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12863 on: August 03, 2020, 11:08:37 AM »
Slept in until 0730 (since I took the week off), had a couple cups of coffee with my girlfriend. I have to finish some school work and submit it all before the end of the week and register for the upcoming semester.
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So, Bobby...being the calculating trained warrior NCO that you are.  Take the appropriate action, Execute!
your standard grunt level CQB is just putting rounds and rounds on scary stuff till it stops scaring you!

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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12864 on: August 03, 2020, 11:42:21 AM »
Google’s your friend Dave ;)

If you replaced the stock hitch then you should be looking at that hitch’s weight ratings. Usually has a sticker on the hitch.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12865 on: August 03, 2020, 12:31:13 PM »
Curt has to be way better than the round stock one. Sure I have pushed my luck once or twice on the stock.
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WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12866 on: August 03, 2020, 12:54:45 PM »
Google’s your friend Dave ;)

If you replaced the stock hitch then you should be looking at that hitch’s weight ratings. Usually has a sticker on the hitch.
The problem with google is there info isn’t trustworthy,     Cab dimension, bed length all play into that number but with so many folks here who have the identical truck I figured an ask would be easier then a shot on google being accurate, 

Should be fine with a 10k toy hauler in the bumper.   
Googled for reference




I replaced mine a few summers ago, bent the factory hitch down about a inch by being overloaded
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12867 on: August 03, 2020, 01:25:17 PM »
My TH wags so I need to add a WD system (got one at garage sale for $20) but both HD utility trailer pull great!

Only reason I have not upgraded my stock receiver is I have the HD bumper.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12868 on: August 03, 2020, 07:23:03 PM »
If you’re wagging from a trailer, it needs more tung weight.
Heavy at the back make em sway. 
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12869 on: August 03, 2020, 08:41:40 PM »
My new camper (not a toy hauler) is about 8400lb empty and 10,200 full loaded. I upgraded to a class V Draw-Tite with the 2.5” receiver and bought the matching 2.5” shank for the WD setup.

Your biggest weakness on a 3/4 ton will be your springs (which we’ve egged you about getting airbags multiple times now) ;). A toyhauler though might take some of that weight off the tongue with the toys in the back.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12870 on: August 04, 2020, 11:19:19 PM »
Finished building a box for the trailer winch and layed down some paint.
 
Added a light pointed at the gooseneck that's tied into my trucks reverse lights (also switched), some led strips in the battery and winch boxes, tied into clearance lights, and a light bar.
Never have enough light IMO.

The handle on the lid is actually a vent hole.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12871 on: Today at 12:06:07 AM »
Ken, I don’t care what Dave from Utah says you do nice work. Oh and about lights, you don’t necessarily need more just mount them wide. Not sure why you want to light up H but I won’t throw stones, could end up like Epstein.  :tongue:
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« Reply #12872 on: Today at 07:59:50 AM »
Like the box. Explain the light pointing at the gooseneck. What’s that for?


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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12873 on: Today at 09:34:20 AM »
Like the box. Explain the light pointing at the gooseneck. What’s that for?


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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12874 on: Today at 12:37:28 PM »
What kind of bed lighting do you have? Strobes that shine on the satin sheets?  And I’ve never heard it called a gooseneck before.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12875 on: Today at 01:21:38 PM »
Those bar lights are great. On both my tractors. I have a box of those square one too, priced right!

I keep looking at lifts that are in Ogden and SLC, how far is that from you?
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12876 on: Today at 01:34:06 PM »
Ok. I thought the idea was to be able to see the ball while connecting. Didn’t make sense that it was on the trailer in that case.


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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12877 on: Today at 01:51:35 PM »
Looks like he has the little one facing the bed and the bar down the trailer with the winch.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12878 on: Today at 04:12:30 PM »
Those bar lights are great. On both my tractors. I have a box of those square one too, priced right!

I keep looking at lifts that are in Ogden and SLC, how far is that from you?
Ogden is where I am, slc is 35 min abouts pending time of day


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