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Old 01-03-2018, 09:30 AM   #197
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Old School thoughts

Yes the new trucks are amazing, no matter the make. However there is something to be said for old school trucks and/or vehicles for that matter. When short fat "Rocket Man" or for that matter some other nut job decides to do the Electro-magnetic pulse blast, old school will still work. Never hurts to have a back up plan.

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Old 01-03-2018, 02:29 PM   #198
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:58 PM   #199
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The good old days with vehicles weren’t that good. Lots of breakdowns, short tire life, changing plugs, points, condensers on a regular basis.

I love having heated and cooled seats that message my rear, a warm steering wheel when it is cold, a pano moonroof to look up at the mountains, camera systems that make it easier to hitch and to park, LED headlights that make it easier to see at night, cleaner burning and quieter engines, on and on.

I’ll take the new tech any day of the week and put up with some of the reliability and serviceability issues any day over the so called good old days.
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Plugs? Points? Condensers? Breakdowns?
I don't have any of these on my 310.

I lied, 😳 I do have glow plugs, but the Isuzu is so tight that I only need to use them at temps of 40F and below.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:57 AM   #201
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Yes the new trucks are amazing, no matter the make. However there is something to be said for old school trucks and/or vehicles for that matter. When short fat "Rocket Man" or for that matter some other nut job decides to do the Electro-magnetic pulse blast, old school will still work. Never hurts to have a back up plan.

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Hi

Unless you have actually *done* EMP testing on this and that, be careful about what you decide to depend on. Given the rather exotic setups involved in running a truck sized object through a full set of tests ... that's a bit uncommon. There are a number of reasons to suspect that the newer stuff may actually do better than something that is 40 years old.

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Old 01-04-2018, 07:12 AM   #202
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Yes the new trucks are amazing, no matter the make. However there is something to be said for old school trucks and/or vehicles for that matter. When short fat "Rocket Man" or for that matter some other nut job decides to do the Electro-magnetic pulse blast, old school will still work. Never hurts to have a back up plan.

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Good point.

Time to "wallpaper" in the garage

"In order to enclose the equipment in a nested faraday cage, place the foil-covered device in a plastic bag, such as a freezer bag, and wrap that bag completely in aluminum foil. If you really want to protect the equipment against a large EMP, add another layer of plastic and foil."

At least it will match my hat
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:28 PM   #203
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Ah the humorous reply's to my old school thought is greatly appreciated, thank you. The "wall paper/plastic bag" for the garage walls, good idea. Would have saved me a lot of time and money over lead shielding, not to mention the cost to reinforcing the structure.

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Old 01-04-2018, 06:18 PM   #204
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Yes the new trucks are amazing, no matter the make. However there is something to be said for old school trucks and/or vehicles for that matter. When short fat "Rocket Man" or for that matter some other nut job decides to do the Electro-magnetic pulse blast, old school will still work. Never hurts to have a back up plan.

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This Old One Will Keep on Running

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Very cool.
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:53 PM   #209
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With the new cap and Cargo Slide installed Friday, it sure changed the dynamics of the truck on the ride home from the installers garage. The ride felt smoother and quieter. With just over 1100 miles on the Odometer, we loaded the bed up with camping equipment and tools that we normally take the traveling and did all the measurements prior to installing the hitch. Got the Equalizer all dialed-in and we set out for a leisurely drive. First thing I noticed was that the Gen-Y Weight Distribution Torsion shank really works! We drove over several different types of roads, highway, secondary, and neighborhood. The Gen-Y definitely smoothed out the trailer feed back. Impressed with the F250 power and how the Exhaust Brake worked. We drove about 100 mile. Attached is photo of Gen-Y with Equalizer WD head attached. More to follow as we take a couple more short trips before heading out for a few months journey.
Tsunami,

What size Gen-Y torsion hitch are you using? Do you think the equalizer hitch is even necessary? Would Gen-Y's WD system work just as good?

What are your opinions now that you have towed more?

I am getting a new 2018 F-250 and frankly I am not sure WD is even necessary. The Gen-Y which looks like great way to isolate truck and trailer to provide better softer ride of both.

My only concern is that there is nothing to prevent sway. I know Ford now has anti-sway electronics but still wondering how much of an issue sway is with the new F-250.
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:18 PM   #210
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I attached my Equalizer hitch to the Gen-Y. Works great. I can definitely feel the difference with the Gen-Y in-line..
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