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  1. It depends on how fast the air is leaking. Actually iirc you aren’t supposed to drive with audible air leaks. The acceptable air loss rate for your unit would be 3 psi in one minute. Checked by bringing pressure to 100 engine off, key on, parking brake released and full application of brake pedal, watch gauge for one minute. Personally as long as the compressor will bring the pressure up full at idle I would be tempted to drive it to the first shop that could fix it. Nigel
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    Three of the four of mine are at least six years old the other changed under warranty about five years old.
  3. Suite Give us directions for a self guided tour and we will do the parade of smart cars. I have no issue being a designated driver and letting my wife pick out something for me to drink when we get back. We are going to be there early and leave late so for us it doesn’t necessarily have to be rally week. Nigel
  4. Henry built at least one ET with a gooseneck ball as well. I haven’t been able to find the thread. If no one sends pictures trying sending a message to phoenix2013 and see if he still has pictures. Nigel edit: found one of the links. Picture about 5 posts from top http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/121122-et-senior-hitch/?tab=comments#comment-816714
  5. If I was doing it again (I’m not) I would do something like rickeieio suggests. Mount the winch to a draw bar that attaches with two eyebolts to the front or rear bumper (no trailer hitch available unless you build your own) and use Anderson connectors for power. That way it doesn’t matter if the winch line touches the body work on the deck it won’t scratch as it is not being drawn across the bodywork. Now if you want to winch your other toys, install the winch on the truck. Nigel
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    Air brake issue

    I agree with Darryl. Had a similar situation except mine acted up on a start from cold. Front gauge wouldn’t climb from zero and alarm wouldn’t stop but lots of air in tank. The sensor is inside the cab in front of your left foot where the air lines pass through. There are a couple there and I think I disconnected one at a time, applied brakes and checked gauges to figure out which one it was. Nigel
  7. Thanks for the kind words Rickeieio. It was a pleasure meeting both of you Sunday and putting a couple of more faces to names. Nigel
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    Replacement Air Bag

    Al Before you rule out the Goodyear bag take another look at yours. Maybe the bracket is the same as yours. It wouldn’t be uncommon for the brackets to rust out in the salt belt and supplying the bracket and bag as an assembly would make sense. At least to me. Nigel
  9. Thanks Ralf and Al, we really enjoyed the two ECRs we attended. I won’t take a spot from a potential HDTer if I sell my unit before the rally. Carl needs all the sites he can get. Jim it took a little bit to get the truck the way I want. I just don’t see us driving across the Rockies again for several years and that is why I built it in the first place. Nigel
  10. We have decided to downsize and have listed our truck. If it doesn’t sell before spring I hope to see some of you at the ECR. Nigel http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/137653-ontario-canada-volvo-430-hdt-for-sale/
  11. 2006 Volvo 430 with smart car bed Near Newmarket, Ontario $42,000 Cdn Certified New EGR valves 12 foot Big Boy 2 ramps 1.3 million km Volvo VED 12. 465 hp 1650 torque Ultrashift 10 speed 3.58 rear ratio Fridge Webasto bunk heater Max brake controller Jackalopee converter Trailersaver TSLB hitch Contact Nigel 905-392-8459 or runningthreads2018@gmail.com
  12. packnrat Something like a BMW Isetta would work size wise they are only about 90 inches long Nigel
  13. Dan For the dogs something like this might be the answer. https://www.petloader.com/ It would store in the side box. My dog likes to sit on the front edge of the bed so I had to find a bunk restraint to stop him falling on the floor every time I lifted on the throttle. Also the licensing rules are provincial and you may or may not require a license upgrade in your province I don’t know. But I second Roger’s suggestion of getting some training. Nigel
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