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    Anybody else want a small USEABLE 4X4?

    Have you sorted out any ideas more yet? I would be curious to hear what you decide on. Looking at some older pics I came across my '90 ranger. It certainly had its issues due to poor engineering, but was a great truck that I miss. Wish I would have kept it to this day. Consicering my...
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    rear bumper opinions

    another option could be having a flatbed extended 6" without having the boxes extended, and mount the pivot on the bed, which would end up putting more weight on the bed springs and possibly raising the center of gravity some. but would reduce weight added to the bumper which will also have a...
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    1995 F350 7.3L w/ Grandby camper & Alumline flat bed

    Are you in the valley with it? I'm in the area, would love to take a peak before Jan if timing works out. PM me if your in the area
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    rear bumper opinions

    NW Montana
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    rear bumper opinions

    Can't remember if I brought up this discussion or not previously, so starting a new thread. Needing to sort out what to do about a rear bumper. I plan (hopefully soon) to be replacing the stock bed with a flatbed with boxes to allow better storage options, putting a quad in the bed, and having...
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    Backpacking rod & reel options

    My experience with a old 3 piece bamboo rod with maybe a small cassette of flies that works really well. You don't need much to have fun. That being said, the rod is kinda long being a 3 piece. It's a 9' overall I think. But I've only had one pucker moment hitting a low hanging branch. Just...
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    Destination Unknown - a 1997 F350 build

    This truck (and my Jeep) sure has gotten me to more happy places than any other vehicle I had in the past ever did. Can't wait to get it truly finished for more adventures!
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    Destination Unknown - a 1997 F350 build

    Due to some info and pressure from my supervisor to possibly relocate, I took a one day quick drive to rural northern ID to check out the area. Although not having time to stop and chat with local folks, I did get a feel for the ecology and habitat types of the area. A midway point between...
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    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    ahh ok well if its both speeds then it hopefully would be valved good. i mean, fox is good stuff....but migth be worth a phone call to them just to verify? I will be in the area around christmas for a week - if you still have issues then we can maybe find a time to take a peak.
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    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    Also, food for thought, though it may not help or mean anything to you. From my understanding, a bag that is physically larger, meaning it has higher air reserve capacity, will operate smoother than a bag that is smaller with less air capacity, irregardless of its actual weight holding...
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    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    Yeah fox isn't cheap. I know when they went on my jeep, it was a stunning difference! I guess my question regarding it would be, or rather argument, might be that having a big heavy truck ride like a cadi is a tall order. Now, granted my truck rides smoother than my dad's brand new 3500.... I...
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    Ski Bum Truck V2.0, F450 Rough Road RV

    is it a rough rid, or do you actually think your fully compressing/extending the suspension? Shocks do wonders, can't remember what shocks you are running though. Part of me wants to say that no matter what a heavy truck will always ride somewhat rough. Case in point I have lighter springs in...
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    Overland Journal's Shelf Stable Meal Test

    Agreed. I know many folks who have done a ton of through-hikes, or backpack trips just to rack up miles (which I personally despise), and they are always searching for another form of food, or home made freeze dried recipe. The store bought stuff is much better than it was years ago, but it...
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    Power systems (fuel) - help me decide

    Well....maybe? it depends. If were talking about the batteries that are going in the truck at some point for truck systems, oh absolutely...Actually, based on that info in you quoted me above, I'm going to be curious to see how my truck handles the sub zeros this winter. Its only ever seen...
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    Power systems (fuel) - help me decide

    Watched the video, that is pretty darn cool!! But I'm often in areas with no cell coverage, so there is that too. Yeah and that right there is the problem. If you go the LP route, you of course have more volatile fuel, heavier weights, less BTU. If you go diesel, you have higher AH...
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