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Re: New ride!
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2011, 06:59:18 AM »
It just so happens that '94 Chevy pickups have a great reputation for lasting a long time w/ minimal problems.  I just happen to own one and have found 0ut there's a minor cult around them.  I've always had Ford trucks, but only bought the Chevy cause it was such a good deal.  I found out about the cult after I bought it.  The HVAC controls, and factory stereo, can go whack on ya.  My stereo would just turn itself up sometimes (like all the way).  Easily fixed w/ an ass kickin aftermarket stereo.  As for gas mileage, we just bought a Prius and kept the truck.  Get that truck Weeze.

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Re: New ride!
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2011, 03:20:48 PM »
'96 F250 powerstroke 5-speed.  83k miles and runs like a champ.  about 18 mpg (averaged across city/highway/mountains)

trucks are fun.

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Re: New ride!
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2011, 07:38:34 PM »
Very nice looking rig! Not sure if it's just the pic, or what, but the front of that trailer sure looks high.
  I hope to have a new camper this summer / fall. Gotta get the TV first though, so I know how much I can pull. Really don't want anything bigger than 25'. That's plenty for the two of us. some of those mountain roads are a pain to get anything real big up, anyways. Can't do anything till I get back from Ohio, and get rid of the Sammi, though.

I think there was a little hump there, making the front of the trailer high. Then again, it's a big ass trailer. We have two kids with us, and the annual vacation is two weeks. So, the room comes in handy. Love that thing. First thing I did when I got it was take the battery off the front, and build two 125Ah batteries in a vented compartment in the back, feeding into the system as well as a 1000W inverter. Second thing I did was Craigslist the cheeze Queen mattress, expand the bed platform and muscle a king size pillow top in there.... we be COMFORTABLE!
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Re: New ride!
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2011, 09:10:28 PM »
Souinds pretty sweet. You got solar panels on it? Once I get my decent camper, they are a must, I feel. My dad-in-law has them., Pretty sweet I tell ya!
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Re: New ride!
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2011, 07:44:37 PM »
Souinds pretty sweet. You got solar panels on it? Once I get my decent camper, they are a must, I feel. My dad-in-law has them., Pretty sweet I tell ya!

You need a LOT of solar to feed my family. We are are not energy misers. (AC, toaster, lots of lighting. charging puters, sewing machines etc etc) I would have to cover the roof and then some. Waaayy too expensive. I already had a Honda 2000eu, and I got the companion and splurged on a two hose 5 gallon tank with the modified fuel caps. Run one for minor stuff, two when the AC comes on, fuel once a day. About 15 gallons a week.
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Re: New ride!
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2011, 08:30:21 PM »
Sounds prettyy sweet. You ever drsg it to Southeast Idaho, look me up.
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Re: New ride!
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2011, 08:51:33 PM »
Weaz, I hope all goes well. I hope you get the rig you guys want. Remember camping with a kilt just keeps the wierdos away!
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Re: New ride!
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2011, 12:30:37 PM »
Thanks man. Still looking good for the truck, but will have to hold on the camper for a couple months. That money I've been waiting on is being held up in the courts for a little while.  ::)
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Re: New ride!
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2011, 08:50:18 PM »
I will be out there some day maybe sooner but who knows. I hope it makes a ten on your scale. Maybe a mid eightys chevy say 3/4 ton. but the 94 sounds way better,
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Re: New ride!
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2011, 02:25:32 PM »
I doubt I'll get a mid 80's, but I still haven't ruled out the '91, 1 ton.
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