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Old 11-17-2009, 04:59 PM   #29
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These people have physical problems; we're not talking about air pressure here, dimwit.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:22 PM   #30
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Who the hell is REDNAX? And how did he/she miss the point?
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:27 PM   #31
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Might could say the same about you, sir.

I tracked down all this lady's posts -- every one -- and decided to "speak" in this fashion, on this thread, on these subjects. I apologize for lacking that introduction above.

I'm someone who's been around here several years, been an OTR driver, been seriously injured and seriously ill, and lived as a full timer in a 34' for the better part of a year afterwards. (My family has been pulling aluminum trailers since the Eisenhower years).

I was speaking to another truck driver, beat up, ill and wondering if this would work. We can all run out of road.

Yes, it can work. Optimize the rig as best possible for result was the message.
These two already have the rest (as regards being on the road).

You see, what a four-wheeler doesn't understand about being a truck driver is that: the truck IS the job. It takes a lot of work to make that happen; one has to do it to understand this. The level of detail takes more room to write than this site can handle.

A pair of folks, at the side of the road, might find it of interest on how-to-think-about-this versus dwelling on problems. No "problem" of truck or trailer hasn't already been addressed here or on other forums. I chained a scary load (flatbed) in wet snow one time, and, afterwards, I was all ears at the coffeshop counter when other drivers picked up that subject. It drove the tiredness right out of me.

Tonight, in this country, there will be more than 750,000 truck drivers more than 300-miles from home. Sounds like nothing. Doing it is another matter. (And don't be sick or tired).

Sabe?


You want another take on me, then here's a post from earlier on another thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/772465-post1.html
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:30 PM   #32
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Sabe?
Comprende.....
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:27 PM   #33
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I tried to PM you, Mike_Leary but I was unable. Check your profile comments.

Forgot some stuff about NOISE:

If you've done the "tone ring mod", then reverse it. And you can lose the Cold Air Intake. Even an 11,000-lb Airstream won't need it running any grade any where you choose. Baker, Raton, the Gorge, irrelevant. If you have a tuner, you don't need it either. EGT's won't change enough to matter. The stock box is quieter, and I have yet to see anyone prove better numbers.

After all, an Airstream needs 20% less power to yank around the countryside. There's guys doing it (no joke) with Jeep Wranglers (JK model; some of our Canuck friends). Cadillacs, other-stuff-you-wouldn't-believe. The (deleted) pulling wood-framed square boxes probably need more help than the latest "go fast" gizmo can give them.

As to the other end of the horse, the stock exhaust is fine; or, a 51" DONALDSON is said to be good. I'm running a resonator AND a ROKKTECH "Silent Might" on mine. Xero, zero, nada drone.

Quiet is a state of blessedness.


Lot's of folks looking to hear from you. (Check the number of views this thread has had).
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:21 PM   #34
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Has anybody heard from Victorialhq?
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:32 PM   #35
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Has anybody heard from Victorialhq?
No, I'm worried.
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Also worried .I pm'd with phone # this a.m.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:48 PM   #37
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We could be there in 12 hours. I know where they are, and it's a good spot.
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If they are 100 miles from Las vegas I'm only 160 from them I don't know what kind of problems they are having but I might be able to help if we would here from them.
If he is not feeling well they might have holed up until he is better.
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It's health problems; I don't know if there is a full-on medical facility in Beatty.
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they do have a clinic I don't know maybe a small hospital .Nothing fancy everybody usually goes to vegas.
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I don't pray much, but for these two, I do. Makes all the "gee, I can't get my exhaust fan on" posts seem rather trite and shallow.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:45 PM   #42
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Well, I'm still interested in how these folk are doing. The rest of you can polish away.
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