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  1. D - Ring location

    Al, Webs on front tires with lash winches and these on back with d rings and tread blocks. Ratchet is “half throw”. https://www.samsclub.com/sams/2-pk-retactable-vinyl-coated-j-hooks/prod20151402.ip?CAWELAID=730010300000761436&pid=_CSE_Google_PLA_312458075&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=t&wl3=104963128235&wl4=pla-54567112228&wl5=9013361&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=1247713&wl11=online&wl12=342106&wl13=&wl15=26916855515&wl17=1o3&veh=sem&source=ifpla&mobiledetect=false
  2. 1 air leak fixed

    No problem Brad. Glad you found it.
  3. D - Ring location

    Al, Alternative might be putting several of these in multiple locations. When not in use the eye bolts can be removed for a “clean” look.
  4. D - Ring location

    Depends. Are you using tire webs (baskets) or straps with tread blocks? With both, I would suggest middle of the tread but with webs some straps come laterally. http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Towing-Auto-Hauling/Wheel-Nets-Auto-Car-Tie-Downs
  5. "Not for Hire" Busted article

    Thanks Phil.
  6. "Not for Hire" Busted article

    I’m a bit confused. The article seems to indicate that any vehicle combination above 26001 lbs. requires a CDL. Is that a federal requirement or state by state? When I registered my truck in Tennessee, I specifically went to the drivers license office and spoke to the head honcho. It just so happened she had just returned from a training session in Nashville and told me my truck (registered as a motor home) and trailer combo was an RV (total wgt. 45000 lbs.) and exempted from CDL and could be driven legally on my class D license. She also added it could weigh a million pounds and have 10 axles and still be exempted but I might be overlength. I confirmed this with Nashville. Now that’s been 8 years ago so things may have changed but I’ve not seen anything to the contrary. Is my information incorrect?
  7. East Coast Rally December Update

    Believe she is Ralf.
  8. East Coast Rally December Update

    Great, eh😅
  9. East Coast Rally December Update

    Just an update on progress for the April ECR. Presently we have almost the full compliment of "regulars" and already have 10 first timers to the ECR. We welcome these folks. Some already have rigs and just wished to come to beautiful East TN but others are considering an HDT lifestyle. We have added several seminars to address such topics as "What tools do I need on the road?" and "Budgeting for a full-time HDT lifestyle--Can I afford it?". Also our gadget and gizmo experts -Charlie Lord (sclord2002) and Randy Agee (alias TheProfessor) will be having an interactive seminar on useful gadgets for the DIYers. Since this seminar will be interactive, I would encourage all attendees to bring any gizmos or gadgets that may lend to the discussion. They will also be addressing alternative "home builds" for a truck bed using materials you may not have thought of but can get rather cheaply. We are also working toward a "how to" project day that Randy will present on repairing the "cancer (rust and paint bubbles)" that eventually develops on all our truck doors at the bottom. That should be quite informative. Of note for newcomers, we will be discussing HDT purchases spanning the spectrum from inexpensive to brand new and the costs involved along that continuum. So don't feel our seminars will be catering to just those with deep pockets. Donna is also working on some new ideas for the ladies social gatherings along with her assistants, so hopefully the ladies won't be totally bored with all the oil and grease discussions. I encourage anyone that has a question or topic they would like discussed to please e-mail me at ecrcarl@gmail.com. We don't want anyone leaving with unanswered questions or feeling they were left out. If you haven't registered but wish to, head over to http://eastcoasthdtrally.com/product/2018-rally-registration/ for info and registrations. BTW tickets for the Cumberland County Playhouse have not gone on sale yet but I will be giving monthly updates and will post a link when they do. For the new folks, the Playhouse is a fun evening on the Friday ending the rally with a really good cast of local and national actors.
  10. AIR LEAKS-I give up!

    Argo, Air leaks are a real PITA. I once had one I could hear on the front frame rail. Ended up being a straight line push in connector buried in the middle of a bundle of electrical and airlines. Thanks to sclord2002, he had small enough hands to reach in and get it. My big hands couldn’t reach it from above or below. Good luck 😊
  11. AIR LEAKS-I give up!

    Did you check leveling valves and airbags?
  12. 2007 45H American Eagle

    PM sent
  13. Hayes brake controller - acting up

    Al, I don’t have a Hayes but am glad your temporary solution is working. However before I went on a trip I would solve the problem that caused it in the first place. Don’t want your trailer brakes coming partially on and burning them up while driving.
  14. Fish Plates (DollyTrolly?)

    Very interesting.
  15. Fish Plates (DollyTrolly?)

    Thanks Dave. After re-reading Dolly’s post I get it. So if one were to add the plates, the ramps would not flex down at the hinge while driving or winching the smart but would remain rigid, am I correct? So top half would have less break over angle. Sorry, I just want to be sure I understand. I’m not planning on adding any plates as no one is in the car up or down, so if the ramps break only car will be hurt.