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    East Coast Rally Rumor

    Our reservations were made before we left Crossville! Love the rally because of everything that You and Donna do to make it the great event it is. See you'll in the spring hopefully without the snow! Pat The Old Sailor
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    Maryland HDTers, Guidance (licensing and Registration)

    ARGO I think we get there 22 Oct and leave 27th. Maybe hookup on sat. My cell# is in this post so call me and maybe we can at least have a quickie get together. Hate being that close and not being able to at least say Hi! I've been busy all week putting a clutch in my 99 Ford Ranger and it fought us every step. I have never seen a clutch disk that was so badly worn away. But it is now running. i even had to face the flywheel on my lathe. The flywheel is only a little less than 13". i didn't have a choice because every shop I called couldn't do it on Friday. So I cut it fri night and we installed it yesterday.Test drove it last night and celebrated a successful underway with a healthy Makers Mark on the rocks! A very smooth Bourbon. Pat The Old Sailor
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    Lesson learned today.

    Thanks! We finished putting a clutch in the 99 Ranger last night. To the Ford dealer Monday. Pat The Old Sailor
  4. Snow We had it at the ECR in late April so it doesn't seem to matter were you are for our Rallies you just might see some kind of unwanted weather. Is it to early to think Spring? Just think of those people down in Fla and points North. Mike is something to stay away from. Our Prayers are with them. Pat The Old Sailor
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    From the sounds of things I got lucky, the refrigerator didn't fall out when they replaced the slide floor. It was on the other side. Mesa Ridge. If you have a 5er or a RV you will have problems and at the most inopportune time. I think Murphy had something to do with it. Pat The Old Sailor
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    Maryland HDTers, Guidance (licensing and Registration)

    SJ I retired in 95 w/30. Worked at NOB till 2015 for a contractor. Now just playing but not enough on the road. The last 2 years we have had a big trip in the fall but not this year. Really would like to be somewhere other than down here in Chesapeake but we leave for Myrtle Beach next fri (without the 5er) if MB is still there. But life is good. If you have health you have everything. If you ever get down this way touch base or just call anytime. I talk Navy, trucks, wood working, machine shop, RVing or anything else! Be safe up there in the Swamp. Pat The Old Sailor
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    Professional Soldering

    Heat is like electricity you don't see it till you feel it! Pat The Old Sailor
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    extra parts

    Solo318 I have a 98 610. How much for the air bags? Pat The Old Sailor
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    Lesson learned today.

    Sorry about your loss. Glad you are OK. Did that recall include 99 Rangers? Pat The Old Sailor
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    Maryland HDTers, Guidance (licensing and Registration)

    Sailor Jack It sounds like you may be active duty Navy wanting to get set for your second career. I'm retired Navy here in Va. We got our Volvo 7 years ago. A 98 610. I had the owner fax me a copy of the title and took it to DMV and had them check to make sure they would recognize the Minn M/H title. They said they would and with that I asked the owner to drive it down from Minn. We took the title to DMV and they did honor the M/H title. Va doesn't want to M/H title anything that has been titled as commercial in Va. Just have someone fax you a title and have DMV make a decision. I knew a good old boy from Maryland who bought a new 06 Volvo single axle and took it to Texas and had a Dorm box built. He then was able to have have it titled as a M/H. It was the first real HDT that I had ever seen. It was blue and it towed a 38' Ceder Creak that matched the truck. It was sweet. If you were interested I could send you a copy of my title and you could just tell them you might buy my truck if they would honor the M/H title.One thing .... be sure to get their name if they tell you what you want to hear. And if they don't ask for their boss. It isn't for sale but they really wouldn't need to know that. Hope you can get something worked out. 757-646-1686 Pat The Old Sailor
  11. Volvo in Dublin Va. is hiring so that is a good sign. Some were let go's and now rehired. Pat The Old Sailor
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    Chet You have outdone yourself. What a ET Prize you have created. Keep it up and I am going to come down and see it. Take care and tell Deb we're thinking of her. Pat The Old Sailor
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    Hurricane Florence

    Randy We are riding it out here at the house. 4 days ago it sounded like I would get underway but it's turn south changed that. Winds up to 40-45 and 3-5" of rain and we stay here. Chet is on the water but I don't know how much the water will rise around his place. Glad you are feeling better so take it easy and we'll see each other soon. We are going back up to Williamsburg at the end of the month for a week or 2. Take care. Pat The Old Sailor
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    Oil Change

    For oil changes I use a plastic roll under the bed storage bin. It is light, has wheels, and will hold 15/20 gallons. It doesn't leak. Comes with a lid and I just put the old oil in 5gal buckets and take it to Advance. Used the same one for several years. Pat The Old Sailor
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    New drom box designed

    Brad The Box really looks good. When do you expect it? Hope everything is going good. We are going up to Williamsburg tomorrow for a week. Will do nothing and enjoy every minute. Hope to see you on your next trip. Take care. Pat The Old Sailor
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    Sick Cummins N14+ in Rexburg Idaho

    Dave I had a issue with the fan and took the ECM off and sent it out to Colorado and had it rebuilt. Been back on the engine for a year and a half and "knock on wood" no problems. I have a 98 610 w/n14. so I'm following you with keen interest. Pat The Old Sailor
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    Upper Bunk Storage cabinet complete

    Brad it looks really professional. You did a great job and it will be a big plus. Hope everything is going fine. Have the fires died down any? Be safe and see you soon. Pat The Old Sailor
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    HDT in Virginia

    DA I was in Roanoke last weekend and came thru Lynchburg. Just give me a call if you want. Pat The Old Sailor
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    The end of the beginning

    Steve That is one Sweet Pete. You have done a great job. As Jack said you started with a fine looking truck and you have ended up with a real winner. Congrats! Pat The Old Sailor
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    OT - Coronary Artery Disease

    Randy Just want you to know we're thinking of you and our prayers are with you both. Now that you have learned the lesson IRT calling 911 we all should take that to HEART! I went through what you have just done but my need for stints isn't there yet but if I feel like you described I'll call 911! So get better and we'll see you soon. Pat The Old Sailor
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    HDT in Virginia

    DA I use to tow with a 550 but have been towing with the Volvo for over 7 years. I would never go back to a little truck. My story is somewhat the same as Randy's. But I got lucky when we bought the Pats Pride aka a 1998 610 Volvo. I live in a HOA but I have a shop in the back that they HATE. I am able to keep the 5er(43') and the Pride here also. Only because it is titled as a Motor Home. It is a RV. I dreamed of converting a single axle Volvo to a MH but the state is really hard to deal with. I never got as far as Randy did. I could never get anybody to talk to me. So when this truck came on Escapees for sale (May 2011) I called him. It was in Minn and I asked him to fax me a copy of the title. I took it to DMV and they said they would honor the MH title. So I had him drive down with it. He was here on Sunday and gave me a 9 hr driving course. We sealed the deal the next day and he flew back to Minn. We have been towing with it ever since. Now as far as converting one in Va. If the truck has never been titled in Va you stand a chance. But as Randy said they may make a issue if there isn't something over the old location of the Fifth Wheel hitch. On our truck the tow box covers that area but I don't know how a inspector would go with that. Where do you live In Va? We are in Chesapeake. I know of 2 other HDT's in Va. Our truck is a 1998. It was bought when it came off a 4 year lease with 400k Bob bought it and had it singled. and the tow box built and then towed a 5er for 9 years and a 150k miles. We bought it from him so we are the 3rd owners. Now we have 590k on it. If you want to ask any question's call me at 757-646-1686. Love to talk trucks with you. Pat The Old Sailor
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    Short Trip Finally Ends

    All It's taken almost 3 months but the check finally arrived from Highland Ridge. The repairs were completed in mid June and we had to pay the repair shop before we could get the 5er back. 2 months later we get the check. I was told that HR was waiting on Lippert to send them the check but as of yet hasn't. Finally after several! phone calls HR told me they would send us the money and HR would get it back from Lippert. Hope it works out for them. Now we can put to rest the spring hanger failure. Pat The Old Sailor
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    Red Flyer interior progress

    MsChrissi Looking at your work I see the interior of boats that I've worked on and help build. The boats are built on the outer banks of NC in Wanchesse. They are true craftsman and you are in their elite class. The work you are doing is truly High Dollar Interior work. Since the rest of the work resembles a boat I can't wait to see the work you do in the head! Pat The Old Sailor
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    TPMS, or not

    noteven i planed on putting a set of shields over my wheels just to prevent the issues you are talking about. Our current 5er came with some shielding and a blowout didn't cause any floor damage. Containment is the cure! i made some idea dwg's myself. may at some point upgrade.I would hve payed extra for a installed upgrade from the factory if it were avb. Oh well. leave it to the consumer to do there engineering. PM me if you want. Pat The Old Sailor
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    Welding box to rv plug

    alan0043 Just remember when you wire to the panel box you are getting 1 pole 120 volts amped and wired to whatever amperage you need. As stated before our RV's don't like 220 power! They get indigestion. Pat The Old Sailor