Recent content by Wilbah

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    Electric Chain Saw???

    Does Ryobi still offer battery replacement if you register them? I've never done this as I dont have any Ryobi battery tools (I've always been happy with DeWalt & Milwaukee for battery stuff). But I know a contractor who swears by Ryobi because he said you can get the batteries replaced but it...
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    Need help picking a new truck!

    I'll echo those who've recommended the Tahoe/Yukon/Suburban. Loads of room, decent parts supply and last. My Yukon had 260k when I sold it and the only thing I had done (beside brakes tires tuneup) was 1 front hub and the fuel pump (its electric in the tank so keep your tank 1/2 full or more as...
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    Raise Hitch Winch

    Woukdnt using a drop hitch upside down like that essentially be creating crowbar like leverage against the hitch receiver? In theory if the plate the receiver tube was mounted to was 1" steel or something it wouldnt bend and would just exert that force on the frame rails. But I would be nervous...
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    Best *mid priced* Kinetic Recovery Rope?

    In my mind nylon double braid is nylon double braid. Companies will add coatings to it for surface protection etc. but there shouldnt be a difference in strength rating between the companies. I suspect the reason we see variances in breaking capacity etc is due to lawyerly "care" being required...
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    Surprised No One Is Talking About Cat Thefts

    I think alot of cameras like Ring and the like might make stealing them from driveways more difficult. Maybe a game cam hidden when you park at a trailhead makes sense. Wont stop anyone but if you get footage it might save a deductible on your insurance.
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    Kinetic rope recovery options

    Thanks Dave! Good info there....appreciate it.
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    Lets see some full size pictures...

    That first pic is why I always have a chainsaw in my rig and not a handsaw. Great pics.
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    That's a really cool solution to the pressure monitoring "issue". Simple is good! I didnt know that about the ARB compressors. I always assumed it would be better to have a tank to have extra air available, especially for air tools etc.
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    Huenersdorff 47L Aluminum Box Unboxing/First Impressions/Review

    Glad you brought it back up as well. My thoughts on boxes like this are kind of similar to some of the discussions about Plano totes vs Pelican. As long as you dont need them to be 100% waterproof (either due to what you are hauling in them or if its bc you use them solely inside your rig) I'm...
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    My 2004 Yukon XL 2500HD LBZ

    Looking great....can't wait to see more.
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    Suggestions requested

    You guys forgot the steak decoy know, throw a steak under the camper 2 sites over and when you hear the commotion you have some time to pack up and high tail it. Sorry...just thought a little levity would be appropriate. :) I think you've gotten solid advice about stopping to eat...
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    2020 Ram 5500 DIY Composite Panel Camper Build Thread

    I was just going to ask this question. I know nothing about how these campers get mounted from a design perspective so am always curious about why certain designs get chosen.. Enjoying the build so far! Thank you.
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    Late Summer Trek to South Dakota

    Looking forward to your report. This is an area I've never been but always wanted to see.
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    What is the craziest recovery situation you made it through (or didn't make it through)?

    Been stuck many times over the past 40 years but one of the worst was in the early 80's in CO. I was doing security east of Denver at a construction site. We handled security from Friday afternoon shutdown until construction started again Monday AM. We had a big blizzard coming in on Saturday...
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    Shower Thoughts.............?

    I dont see Eccotemp in your mention or by others. Might be worth investigating. I've not used one so can't vouch for it.