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Old 07-10-2009, 09:25 PM   #15
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Ok, I'm going to be really generous and offer to help you out of this predicament. I will take the Mega Cab off your hands. Free of charge, of course! AND, I will even come and pick it up tomorrow!

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Old 07-11-2009, 05:09 AM   #16
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Trent:
Thanks for your generous offer. If I had not upgraded my C chip, air in-take, and exhaust system. I might consider your offer. However. Today I am installing rear drop lights and off to RS for a two-way radio set; as Roger suggested. I may have one problem; my wife,s radio skills are somewhat suspect. Could consider a day labor hire for the job. Would have to refresh my language skills. Trent! If all fails, would you be arriving by Lear or Greyhound? Mel
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:33 AM   #17
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I installed a front-end hitch because it allows me to get into some tight spaces much easier.

My long truck can turn the trailer with much faster responses pushing and going forward than it can while backing because of where the steering wheels are.

However, it takes a helper to spot for the blind right side when pushing into a tight spot, and I use a hand-held mirror for the left side.

I installed the front hitch after a frustrating session at a really tight camp ground that ended up with a lot of my overheated transmission fluid on the ground.

Even though the tongue weight might overburden the front end somewhat, it is only for a few feet and does not cause any damage to my vehicle. In addition, I can use the trailer's tongue wheel attachment when on pavement to push it into place, which takes all weight off the front end of the truck.
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:30 AM   #18
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Mel,

Yea, I can understand the upgrades to your truck have put it over the threshold of giving it away!

BTW, I will be arriving via BlackSheep, my 2001 Dodge 3500 and will tow the MegaCab home with a Blue Ox 10,000 lb tow bar.

What was the address again?

And to think I just delivered a FEMA camper in Selma yesterday morning!

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Old 07-11-2009, 11:02 AM   #19
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Trent.That is Salem Al, adjacent to the great football mecca of Auburn. However, we are Tide people. I attended my first college football game at South Bend. ND vs Army. If my wife goofs-up on the AS backing exercise, I may need one those surplus FEMA trailers. I suppose you still have access to at least a 10/12 footer. Mel
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:46 AM   #20
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Remember its Spotter TALKS Driver LISTENS . IF in Doubt GET OUT and Check.
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:46 AM   #21
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Hi, I found that it was better for me to park my trailer by myself. I need for my spotter to stay where I can see them in my mirror and too many times I found myself looking for my spotter instead of seeing where my trailer is going. Not good!
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Bob: I agree, that,s the problem I have with my wife. She,s likes to move around. I am going to practice with mirrors first,with spotter and radio as a back-up.? what process do you use to maintain such a brilliant shine on your AS.( I had posted this ? on a different thread) Mel
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Bob: I agree, that,s the problem I have with my wife. She,s likes to move around. I am going to practice with mirrors first,with spotter and radio as a back-up.? what process do you use to maintain such a brilliant shine on your AS.( I had posted this ? on a different thread) Mel
Hi, Mel. I answered this question on "Diabetics / Weight Watchers / Health Issues" page #2 post #17
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