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Old 11-16-2008, 03:25 PM   #15
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Well Brad, in today's world you fit right in...

Truck broke? Don't fix it .....replace it!

It's the American thing to do.

Everyone should go out right now and help bail out the auto industry and buy a new truck, or car.

Be patriotic! Buy American!
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:18 PM   #16
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Wow What an adventure
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:55 PM   #17
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the rear dually tires were ....rubbing where the tires meet the road.
I think that's supposed to happen.

You had quite an adventure! I hope the remaining legs are less exciting.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:31 PM   #18
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Well Brad, in today's world you fit right in...

Truck broke? Don't fix it .....replace it!

It's the American thing to do.

Everyone should go out right now and help bail out the auto industry and buy a new truck, or car.

Be patriotic! Buy American!

Heck yeah!

When it comes down to cost of transmission repair/replacement + hotel/food for Brad & dog during the time the truck is on the shop + lost time for Brad away from work = or is more than the cost of buying a 1992 truck at a great deal, we'll DEFINITELY buy the truck!

It worked out so well for us - it is a better truck than the old one, we get the old one back to sell, and now we can handle a gooseneck trailer when we couldn't before. Brad was not out of work a single day and only lost one day out of his extremely busy schedule. I was frantic with worrying how we would be able to do everything we needed to do with him out of commission for a week, and this dropped right into our laps. Plus, now we can haul some stuff with this one we would not have been able to with the other one, so that saved us money from having to hire someone to haul that stuff.

All in all, a great deal.

And yes, we bought American. It might be sixteen years old, but it's still American, and so is the retired couple we bought it from.

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Old 11-16-2008, 10:53 PM   #19
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I like Susan's solution to the truck issues.... buy another! So, what happened to the old truck... did you sell it for a good price? How'd the MH move go.. or is that for later too.
Marc, the old truck is now sitting out beside our barn. A friend of mine made the round trip from Richmond and retrieved it for us. I'm keeping my eyes open for a transmission and should one show up at a reasonable price we'll grab it. Until then the truck is going to get a much deserved rest, or you could say its been put out to pasture .

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Your stop reminds me of the pullover I got in S. Dakota for doing 56 mph in a 55 (actually, 55.5 per my GPS). Got the full sit next to a police dog treatment too! Sent me on my way when (surprise!) there was nothing to be found.
Wow, 1 mph over and getting stopped is really grasping at straws. Good thing you weren't doing 2 over, who knows when you would have gotten out of jail .

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Old 11-17-2008, 09:24 AM   #20
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Whew! I am worn out just reading about your adventures...glad everything is OK and we sure are going to miss you here in Arkansas!

Kentucky is a much better place with Brad and Susan in it!

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Old 11-17-2008, 09:49 AM   #21
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More fun than one man should be allowed to have...

Great rendition of your adventure. Not a bit boring. Your tale makes me think there should be a permanent thread in the off topic category for great adventures. Makes me remark to myself - There but for the grace of God go I. Good luck with all your moving about.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:54 AM   #22
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Whew! I am worn out just reading about your adventures...glad everything is OK and we sure are going to miss you here in Arkansas!

Kentucky is a much better place with Brad and Susan in it!

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I agree completely!

How is it going with the collection and livestock?
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:23 PM   #23
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I think that's supposed to happen.

You had quite an adventure! I hope the remaining legs are less exciting.
Squealing on the pavement maybe but not the tire beside it .

It kinda surprised me when I first noticed the tires were rubbing together. I'd never seen a dually setup quite like that. The guys at the tire store had a good chuckle and said I was lucky I didn't have a blow out or two. Got the right size tires on there now and the ride is a LOT better, and NO squeal .

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Whew! I am worn out just reading about your adventures...glad everything is OK and we sure are going to miss you here in Arkansas!
I know the feeling......

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Either that or Kentucky will never be the same again .

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I agree completely!

How is it going with the collection and livestock?
Livestock is down to two and the collection is down to six. That's about as good as its going to get until Susan looks the other way..........
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Livestock is down to two and the collection is down to six. That's about as good as its going to get until Susan looks the other way..........
Yeah, I can see that.

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