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Old 03-22-2012, 10:40 AM   #477
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With all due respect ----
This thread has been a source of great enjoyment as we watch the progress of "Dads Toy" .

It is now being sideroaded by a topic that should have a separate thread.

If everyone agrees, I think a new thread on "Distracted Driving" would be a great place to vent some of these concerns.

Let us learn from this, and do not post sensitive pictures in jest.

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I fully agree.

So Dean, have you found that leak yet??

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Old 03-22-2012, 11:22 AM   #478
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"post sensitive pictures in jest"? Seriously???
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:30 AM   #479
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I reinstalled my small inverter. My dad had put it in years ago. I didn't think I would need it but my trips away from the ranch are mainly dry camping. I did however install it with a circuit breaker.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:36 AM   #480
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Man! I really love my new steering wheel iPad mount. It is actually quiet versatile. It can be adapted for multiple devices. I can go over my multiple ToDo lists before arriving at my next destination. I can even avoid those dirty rest stops and have lunch right behind the wheel! Ive got cruise control right? And, check out the optional beer can holder that I ordered too!

This sweet little puppy is going to come in very handy!
What! No napkin despenser?
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Punked! Drive On bites on steering wheel iPad hoax

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Old 03-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #483
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At the alignment shop today.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:05 PM   #484
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I'm spending the night at the repair shop, but they did hook me up to elec and cable tv! Along with an alignment, they are replacing the drag link, the upper control arm shafts and the missing upper bump stops. My next big project was going to be a full brake job, but since I'm here I decided to have the pros do it and get it done and over with

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Those deep groves just give increased friction surface.

But --- WOW you got free camping.

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I'm spending the night at the repair shop, but they did hook me up to elec and cable tv! Along with an alignment, they are replacing the drag link, the upper control arm shafts and the missing upper bump stops. My next big project was going to be a full brake job, but since I'm here I decided to have the pros do it and get it done and over with

Yes, those are deep groves in the rear rotor in the third pic!
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:47 PM   #486
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Those deep groves just give increased friction surface.

But --- WOW you got free camping.

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When I'm paying the bill tomorrow, I'll think about the free camping in the parking lot! LOL
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:10 AM   #487
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Is a conversation within a car less distracting than a cell phone call? I'd say yes for two reasons. The first being that your passenger is a participant in what's just outside the windshield and almost serves as a co-driver. His chatter will probably end as the cars ahead of you abruptly come to a stop, and he may even instinctively try to slow the car by slamming his foot into the floor mat. The second is that while a direct conversation occurs within the car, a cell conversation to some degree removes you from the immediate context and activity in which you're involved. I'd tend to think that visualizing the exploits of the Lone Ranger while barreling through traffic would be similarly distracting.
Great Point Streamquest. I wish I had read this before making my last post. I recant my statement. Handsfree mobile phone calls ARE more dangerous than carrying on a conversation with a passenger in the car. Who hasn't been listening to a driver chattering away only to scream "LOOK OUT!"? That doesn't happen when talking to someone on a mobile phone.

As for starting a distracted driving thread, I'm fine with that also but this is the thread where the iPad mount photos were posted (and posted by the thread starter) so I don't see conversation about his photos as the thread being "sideroaded". That said, I am done talking about this and thought I was already done. I just happened to miss Streamquest's post until this morning when I read it in my inbox and wanted to amend my previous statement.

It is my firm belief that no amount of talking to people will change their bad driving habits anyhow. Just like telling a teenager that smoking causes cancer doesn't stop them from trying cigarettes. Passing laws doesn't change bad driving habits, DUI's, higher insurance rates even jail time rarely changes them so why would online chatter change them? For all I know one of us could be reading this very message on their "smartphone" as they drive to work so I won't waste anymore of anyone's time and let them get back to watching at the road before they kill someone.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:54 PM   #488
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Y'know, cruising down the highway at 55 with a 17,000 pound aluminum tube should deserve the same respect as a 2 1/2 pound handgun...a 3 ounce cell phone is a formidable weapon, and I'm willing to bet it kills or maims more folks than the moho or gun...hmm...
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:40 PM   #489
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I spoke with the repair shop today and all is on schedule. I'm getting excited to pick up the MH on Friday. It will be nice to have new brakes, new bearings, new rear air bags, new seals including new pinion seal, steering fixed, front end aligned, transmission flushed, differential serviced and a new radiator! Can't wait to get it on the road with no more worries!
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:22 PM   #490
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Dean,
Love to know what estimate was for all this work and what actual tally came to. Sure you're ready for your next trip!
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