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    From Longhorn Ranch to Moran Junction, in Teton NP is 58 miles, no turns. Little to no traffic.
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    Carl, Longhorn RV in Dubois, WY can easily handle us. We stayed there for 4 days, then moved to Grizzly in West Yellowstone, for another 4 days. From there, we moved to yellowstone's edge, between the park and Livingston, MT. All were fine for our rig (65'), but our favorites were Longhorn and Yellowstone's Edge. Please consider spending more than a day in the Tetons, and a week around Yellowstone would not be enough. Lamar Valley and Beartooth Pass are particularly spectacular.
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    Tampa RV show with HDT

    We were there, saw Jim and Wilma's rig, and likely Star Dreamer's truck, but no others. We'll be back on Friday, hope to meet up with some of you.
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    Sold HDT and toy hauler

    Bob, some of us have missed you, along some others who've been quiet lately. I, for one, enjoy reading others points of view, whether I agree or not. Welcome back.
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    Older HDT and 5r for Sale

    Congratulations Jeff. I hope you'll still check in occasionally.
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    Hitch Leveling Valve for TSLB

    Time wasn't a factor. A big bump could initiate more travel (degrees of rotation) than the valve could handle, allowing the arm to go over center. Making the arm longer reduced degrees of travel. I am on my iPad, thus can't pull up a picture of my valve, but it's been posted here a couple of times.
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    Hitch Leveling Valve for TSLB

    I did the same several years ago. First trip out, I discovered that big bumps can cause more hitch travel than the valve can handle in that location. I ruined two valves before correcting it. My rather cobby solution was to lengthen the valve arm by double it's stock length.
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    HDT Members On The Road, Including Their Current Locations

    We're in Polk City, FL, at the LeLynn RV park, visiting family and waiting for the RV show in Tampa.
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    Road Conditions

    Ran I-65 from Louisville to just into Alabama today. Hit a bad stretch just south of Louisville for about 20 miles. Paul, can you get that fixed? It's from your house to E-town.
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    In a few days, we'll be heading south, hopefully to the Tampa RV show. The shortest way from here to there, is through Atlanta,GA. However, it may not be much further to take I-65 and then head south-east. We're starting fro the west side of Cincinnati, so what say you-all? Go through Atlanta? Go around? Avoid it entirely? I've driven through many times, and usually try to do it after 9:00p or on a Sunday morning. This trip, those are not options.
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    You may have just changed my mind......
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    Looks like going straight through will be our plan. We're only a few miles west of I-75 at cincy, so i_65 would be a good bit further. We're planning on going to the rv show at least two days, but don't know which days yet.
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    Cab Air Bags on Volvo

    Carl, Don't sweat it. With a little pre-soak as others advise, it's not too bad. Susan did the bulk of the work when we changed ours, until I jacked up the truck so I could get under there too. I also cut out a panel in our headache rack, as we have no drom. Vern is right, that cross member can rust out. Had ours repaired in Alaska.
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    I'm thinking if we stay in Adairsville, GA the first night out, we can hit Atlanta about 10:00a. Perhaps it would be less stressful to use 285 to the west.
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    Trailer project

    Pretty cool Charlie. How long until that little Dodge has a Peterbilt grill and he's hauling a Bronco?
  16. Dave, I think we'd get along fine, though I lean towards Wagner and Rossini, with a bit of Schumann.
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    South Carolina State Transport Police encounter

    I was stopped by Texas Highway Patrol this past Feb. Officer complimented me on the binder, and thanked me for making his job easier. I suppose each officer has his preferences. That said, my binder has just the items an officer might need, nothing more. Perhaps 3 sleeves total, front and back. No index needed.
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    Vin number ?

    If the truck had work done at an independent shop, vin may not be helpful. I had an '84 White/GMC/Volvo (all three names were on the fenders) that came from a large fleet (Valvoline Oil). All the work, from new, had been performed at the same shop. When I needed new exhaust pipe from the turbo back, I found the turbo had been changed, and the outlet faced differently than when new. I had to built my own.
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    South Carolina State Transport Police encounter

    If I were a betting man, I'd say it's somewhere in the Resource Guide. But I'm not, so I'll just tell you what I have. Registration papers for truck and rv, insurance cards for same, copy of law in state of registration which show why I'm legal with truck registered as motor home. All items are in clear sleeves, some things high lighted so officer might not have to read a whole page to find what he's looking for.
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    South Carolina State Transport Police encounter

    That only works if you fax it......
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    Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays

    And I'll add that I'm thankful for all the friends on this forum who've helped me in ways they've not imagined. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
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    "Walking the Sticks"

    My partners still have one gas tandem, 1979 International, 446 v-8 fuel sucker, w/ a 5/4 and juice brakes. I hate that truck. I'd rather drive the 1949 KB-6.
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    HDT with 4 seat toad on bed and travel trailer

    Now, you've not seen my cobbled up bed. Ain't purdy, but it works.
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    Finaly getting started

    DW had a similar issue with her shoulder. Years of driving a bus with a manual door, plus helping me sling seed sacks often weighing 60+ lb. and she finally had torn rotator fixed. While they were in there, the doctor discovered she also had a torn bicep. While it's all well and good to "shake it off", remember, we heal much slower as we age. Waiting may not be wise...............
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    "Walking the Sticks"

    When I was much younger, I used to occasionally help out a local who had a White road tractor, converted into a dump truck. It had a 250 Cummins and a 10 spd, then he added a 3 spd behind that, so it had 30 forward and 4 reverse. It didn't take long to realize you only needed about 5 or 6 gears when empty, and maybe double that loaded. Most trucks have more gears than they need, and some folks feel the need to use all of them. 😉