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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-03-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,048
Posted By Sodbust
We have several Rams in our family... 3:20,,...

We have several Rams in our family... 3:20,, 3:55 and my truck with 3:92s gearing.

What we see is my pu with 3:92s is able to make use of the 4 cyl running option more time than any others.. And...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-27-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,673
Posted By Sodbust
Ram relations with Cummins and people seems to be...

Ram relations with Cummins and people seems to be a tighter network than GM dealing with there diesel engine option.. I have a good friend who has worn out 3 GM diesels over the years doing cross...
Forum: Airstreams on eBay 10-27-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,677
Posted By Sodbust
Studying the photo,, the axles seem to be sitting...

Studying the photo,, the axles seem to be sitting higher than most that are over due for a axle set.. If there is space between the top of the rim and wheel well there is life left in the axles.
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-26-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,205
Posted By Sodbust
Being old school,, and the labor and cost to...

Being old school,, and the labor and cost to replace in tank fuel pumps I learned real early on to splash a few ounces of 2 stroke oil into the gas tank with every fill up.. 1st as a piston ring,,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-18-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,967
Posted By Sodbust
Common sense goes a long way when towing with a...

Common sense goes a long way when towing with a little undersized TV.. But your talking too a fellow who use to tow 8000 lbs with a VW thing..

Real world events will tell you a safe travel...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Overlander 10-18-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,077
Posted By Sodbust
We own a 72,,, and love it as is.. That is to say...

We own a 72,,, and love it as is.. That is to say I am enough old school to value the simple systems that were used back in that day of time.. For example.. The old ice box other than the door sags a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-12-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By Sodbust
Our local DOT,, or road police carry what they...

Our local DOT,, or road police carry what they call wheel scales or axle scales. Im sure if you nailed one at the local coffee shop he would gladly let you use his scales while he was on his break.. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-12-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,488
Posted By Sodbust
1st,, there are no stupid questions with this...

1st,, there are no stupid questions with this bunch.. Most of them here,, might think they know everything but someone later on points them in a better direction..

Having a auto trans is not a...
Forum: Tires 10-04-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By Sodbust
After replacing a few tractor tires for our...

After replacing a few tractor tires for our farm,, I hate to think what they might cost.. My guess,, $20,000 or more. Sodbust
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-04-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,102
Posted By Sodbust
Pulling off a high way at speed and pulling into...

Pulling off a high way at speed and pulling into a fuel station without a little cool down is hard on any engine.. Even with sync oil.. But in most cases you coast down an exit ramp.. Drive around...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-29-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By Sodbust
Since we only have 1 stop light working in over...

Since we only have 1 stop light working in over 900 sq. miles,,, our brakes last almost 200,000 miles..
Semi truck use to be set up with a brake pressure gauge to see how much pressure you were...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-20-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,345
Posted By Sodbust
I agree with all said above,, but wish to add...

I agree with all said above,, but wish to add that the combo you have should work out just fine. Its like I told our 6 kids learning to drive in mud.. Dont go faster than you wish to wreck..
...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-03-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,811
Posted By Sodbust
My great Uncle Don from KCMO,,, use to always...

My great Uncle Don from KCMO,,, use to always tell me as a young boy that if a Airstream had wings it could fly.. He had a older late 50s model.. Cant remember the name but was around 22 foot...
Forum: On The Road... 08-23-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,344
Posted By Sodbust
Being a farmer,, rancher and live in RR America...

Being a farmer,, rancher and live in RR America the work never ends.. Always a fence to fix,, a field to farm or sort a bucket of bolts at the shop.. Once the A$ is pinned up and even if we only...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-16-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,045
Posted By Sodbust
The MB emblem on the van smells like money to any...

The MB emblem on the van smells like money to any savage types on the street.. I have a friend who got a MB van and changed all the logos over to Dodge to masks the smell..

Sorry for your...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-16-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,281
Posted By Sodbust
As a farmer,, I feel I need to reply.. ...

As a farmer,, I feel I need to reply..

First,, about 10 years ago we were filling up our combine with its daily need of 150 gallons of diesel fuel.. One of my girls was in charge of filling while...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-15-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,043
Posted By Sodbust
life seems to be a constant path of upsets and...

life seems to be a constant path of upsets and heart aches for unfinished projects.. Several times I have walked away from a project,, only to regret it later.. In the case of such a classic you...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-01-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,721
Posted By Sodbust
I was a hard core to the bone diesel pu man for...

I was a hard core to the bone diesel pu man for years.. The Cummins is a great engine but the last time I traded I got honest with myself.. What % of my total miles do I need that extra edge along...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-25-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,836
Posted By Sodbust
I see this all the time out in farm country the...

I see this all the time out in farm country the past 10 years.. Loyal tractor dealers for 2 or 3 generations getting put out to dry.. The parent company starts out by requiring a truck load parts...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-22-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,441
Posted By Sodbust
Andy at Inland RV was helpful and great support...

Andy at Inland RV was helpful and great support for our 72 Overlander. Even had a sale and saved $1000 over what I had planned to spend. All bolted right in with over size brakes,,

Sodbust
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-20-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,222
Posted By Sodbust
My vote,, Rotella T6,,, 5w 40.. The best sync oil...

My vote,, Rotella T6,,, 5w 40.. The best sync oil made to date.

Carry and know how to swap out the fuel filter on the side of the road.. Its not if,, but when that event happens at the worst...
Forum: On The Road... 07-14-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,027
Posted By Sodbust
We live in a remote area of west Kansas. Have a...

We live in a remote area of west Kansas. Have a country population under 2000 people.. We have over 2200 deer collisions per year,, and 1/2 are no teven reported..

So dont feel bad,, they are...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-14-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,239
Posted By Sodbust
i try to keep the "KISS" concept when ever...

i try to keep the "KISS" concept when ever possible.( keep it simple stupid),.

Since I have seen more WD hitches set up so wrong,, the dangers I saw was worst than if they just pulled from a...
Forum: Our Community 07-12-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,744
Posted By Sodbust
Owned several stick and staple wonders before we...

Owned several stick and staple wonders before we settled with our 72 Overlander.. The last SOB was a 5th wheel that pulled like it did not have any wheels under it. The square shape along with it...
Forum: The Pet Forum 07-11-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,229
Posted By Sodbust
We loaded up for a 3 day event at our local...

We loaded up for a 3 day event at our local lake.. The moment the A$ door was opened up to start loading,, all of a sudden every missing yard toy showed up at the base of the trailer steps.. Some...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-10-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,389
Posted By Sodbust
I understand what you are saying,, much of my...

I understand what you are saying,, much of my newer industrial farm related engines are much the same ( sadly).. Under cubic inch and over turboed.. It all boils down to physics.. You take a...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-10-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By Sodbust
Most new age light sockets,, depend on a mounting...

Most new age light sockets,, depend on a mounting screw that holds the unit too the body as a ground path.. A little dirt,, or fuzz and the ground connection is broken..

If all your lights act...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-10-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,389
Posted By Sodbust
I have not been around this new Jeep diesel,,...

I have not been around this new Jeep diesel,, other than a little history about its roots.. Like all newer diesels they are turbo boosted hard and the results is good short term power bursts but...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 07-02-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,477
Posted By Sodbust
400 miles to the nearest group is the main reason...

400 miles to the nearest group is the main reason and all but 1 rally is always away from us than toward us.... Went to one event and seemed nice people,, but saw them picking up stuff that I might...
Forum: On The Road... 06-23-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By Sodbust
One of the most trailer friendly passes in the...

One of the most trailer friendly passes in the state.. All above cover it well and like any pass,, caution and reading the road is always important.

Sodbust
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-23-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,565
Posted By Sodbust
Owned several Scouts over my years.. First,, you...

Owned several Scouts over my years.. First,, you don't drive a International,, you heard them.. Add in the short wheel base I would not tow anything with it.

The Datsun diesel you are looking at...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-18-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,195
Posted By Sodbust
Just what I was thinking.

My head was just flowing in this direction.. Thanks I feel more normal now. :angel:
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-18-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,020
Posted By Sodbust
We use ShurFlows to pump fertilizer too our...

We use ShurFlows to pump fertilizer too our planters. 6000 gallon Semi loads at a time. They are known to run 100s of hours pushing fertilizer that's 4 times thicker than water. Yes we get a dud...
Forum: Boondocking 06-18-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,445
Posted By Sodbust
I have said this a few times before,, but will...

I have said this a few times before,, but will again.. For 1 we live in a area of NW Kansas that only has 1 stop light with over 900 square miles.. Our roads to our farm are better than in the past...
Forum: On The Road... 05-29-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By Sodbust
To give you an idea,, for years when I was a...

To give you an idea,, for years when I was a young farm boy we would load our farm trucks rated 15,000 gvw with 24,000 lbs of wheat... All of them only had 230 to 280 cu. in 6 cyl. engines.. We...
Forum: On The Road... 05-28-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,179
Posted By Sodbust
This is great... !! I ware a camo aussie style...

This is great... !! I ware a camo aussie style bush hat everywhere.. Keeps the punks at bay as they think I might be a old pissed off Nam sniper or something. I also am given some extra elbow room...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-28-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,164
Posted By Sodbust
Call me old school but was raised with the...

Call me old school but was raised with the understanding that 1/2 hp per cubic inch was the limit to see the longest life from a diesel.. I know so many newer diesels are pushing the 1hp/cu.in. and...
Forum: Tires 05-28-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,803
Posted By Sodbust
metal for sure...

Between the mice that like to chew on the rubber stems,, along with the times we are pulling mud rim deep that tares rubber stems off like you cant believe. I use metal stems on everything.

If...
Forum: Tires 05-22-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,035
Posted By Sodbust
FYI,, I have a few old American tube and tubeless...

FYI,, I have a few old American tube and tubeless tires that have to be pushing 20 years old that have held air all this time.. But it seems all my newer,, (China made ) tubes and tires leak like a...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-22-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,281
Posted By Sodbust
For me its like seeing that homeless little puppy...

For me its like seeing that homeless little puppy by the side of the road. If I don't pick it up and take it home,, would else would?

From the photo it looks like you are starting off with a...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-22-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,705
Posted By Sodbust
While doing shop projects with old style silicone...

While doing shop projects with old style silicone I have found if I can dampen it with unleaded gas for a few hours it will break it down and soften it to the point a brillo pad will remove 99% of...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-19-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,432
Posted By Sodbust
With only a 25 footer, I would ball up and not...

With only a 25 footer, I would ball up and not worry.. Just how I feel about it.. The air springs system will balance out the load and ride and you should be just fine.. Like I have stated before,,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-19-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,653
Posted By Sodbust
A little over a year or so I read a write up in...

A little over a year or so I read a write up in Land Line,, the main trucker paper.. They tested the new Rotella T6 and are ran a 100,000 road test. Testing the oil every 10,000 miles or so to make...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-16-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,281
Posted By Sodbust
The number of times I have gotten bad gas in the...

The number of times I have gotten bad gas in the past 45 years I can count on 1 hand.. But l have lost count of the bad diesel I have gotten.. Due to this I learned to try and fill up at major truck...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 05-14-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By Sodbust
Semi trucks and trailers use oil filled hubs and...

Semi trucks and trailers use oil filled hubs and they last a million miles or more.. As I am dealing with bad bearings on my farming tools and trailers I am slowly converting them all over to oil...
Forum: The Pet Forum 05-14-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,694
Posted By Sodbust
A sad day for sure and brings back the number of...

A sad day for sure and brings back the number of good friends I have lost over my 60+ years.. Being a farmer they are with me from daylight till dark. The best and most constant friend one could...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-12-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,687
Posted By Sodbust
Ball only for me.. Seen more WD hitches set up...

Ball only for me.. Seen more WD hitches set up wrong than right.. I found with ours that it tended to bind up on uneven ground too much. We like to go off road as much as possible and for us it just...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 05-12-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,540
Posted By Sodbust
Picked a great time to visit other than...

Picked a great time to visit other than everything still shut down for the winter. We were there but it was like 99f and windy mid Aug..

Sodbust
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-12-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sodbust
we have pulled our 27 foot Overlander a few times...

we have pulled our 27 foot Overlander a few times with our FJ,, all less than 100 miles in flat country,..

Dont do it.. Too short of a wheelbase, and a little short on power.. Like everyone...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-09-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,557
Posted By Sodbust
We started to polish out our Overlander and got...

We started to polish out our Overlander and got about 1/3 done with the bar abrasive and powered wool pad system...Then I remembered that I have a friend who sells semi trucks and he uses what he...
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