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    Hey there Cosmos, I am sorry but I did not realize I had messages out there from you. This site is good but I find it a little difficult to navigate. I post a message and can not even go find where it is posted. Still making progress but all inside at this point. Like you doing new that could go back to original if needed. I have posted a few new pictures out there. Next phase is upholstery for my new 5 inch foam.. I LOVE the edges of your counters and have been looking to do the same. I love the look of your baby. She is a beauty.
    My 65 Caravel may never look as good as yours but considering where I "saved" it from it has come a long way. Found it in the woods in a GA deer camp.. The final step in most projects is the exterior polish. Did you do yours yourself or have someone do it? Birmingham is plenty close if you know of someone who could polish mine.. Thanks
  3. FordTruck
    My wife and I will be coming to Birmingham for a week in May as I have a client that I'll be doing some work with. I've looked on-line for Campground recommendations but am hoping that since you are in the area, you might be able to suggest a good CG and advise us on ones we should steer clear of. I've considered Oak Mtn State Park but they don't have WiFi in the CG. I've also looked at Tannehill Ironworks SP but I think it's the same there. We'd appreciate any advice you can offer.
    Take care,
    Bob & Lisa (a.k.a. FordTruck)
  4. toddster
    12-25-2008 03:41 AM
    Hey Cosmos,
    I use the same brake controller and it works great. Overall impressions of the towing experience with the Sequoia is GREAT. Plenty of power to pull the hills (unlike my anemic '89 Land Cruiser). One observation is that you might want to consider load leveling bars for night time driving. I was playing with bar tension on the leveling bars and it REALLY makes a difference in how the headlights shine. Without the bars (or with bars set on the light side) the rear of the Sequoia is pushed down a few inches due to the tongue weight of the trailer. This causes the headlights to point much higher, blinding oncoming traffic. It is very important that the tow vehicle be level to avoid this problem. My only other observation was that I cannot decide whether to drive with the Overdrive engaged. Fuel economy is improved, but it pushes you below the power band. I overcame this by simply disengaging the OD whenever I came upon a hill or incline. Good chatting with you -Todd

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