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Shallow Draft

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  • Birthday 11/23/1952

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    Alberta and Arizona
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    Scuba motorcycles horses and relaxing in the desert.

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  1. Torque Multiplier

    I lent mine to a long time trucker. He has been changing his own truck tires in his HDT for years. You should have seen the grin on his face. He ordered one the next day.
  2. Air Governor

    Thank you
  3. Air Governor

    Is the air governor the same part # for Auto Shift trucks as it is for a std transmission
  4. Traveling through Ontario Canada

  5. On Board Diagnostics

    Has anyone tried the OBD tools that are available for under $200.00? I see them on ebay and if they work I can see value in clearing some pesky codes that pop up from time to time.
  6. AIR LEAKS-I give up!

    check the exhaust brake controler. Mine leaked and I think it exhausts into the exhaust pipe so it is hard to detect.
  7. Torque Multiplier

    I bought one also for the same reason. We sat for many hours waiting for some one to remove the lug nuts. I did buy the more expensive tool as some of the reviews were not good on the cheaper unit. I was afraid of getting all but one lug nut lose and having the cheaper tool fail. It is great piece of mind to know that at least you can single out the duals or put a rear on the front to somewhere to get the tire fixed.
  8. A little bit early

    July is very nice. Lots of places to see in Montana. Lewis and Clark caverns, The Mining museum in Butte, Glacier National Park and Custer Battlefield [one of my favorite places]. Just to name a few. If you are coming from the east, The Black hills are not far away. Just don't be there during the Sturgis motorcycle rally.
  9. Interesting trip

    Jack I had the other side fail the same way last year, it only created a slow leak and I was able to fix it on my own time for $30.00. After the second one failed at the same point but with out the benefit of a slow leak I am a little more concerned. Maybe it was just bad luck.
  10. Interesting trip

    Well we are back in Maricopa for the winter season. The heat feels great. Not the usual uneventful trip I like to have. I left home with a cold and took a cold remedy [Cold FX] that did not agree with me and my blood pressure dropped to the point of passing out at the wheel. SO My wife had to drive the first day. She had not driven the Volvo with 38 ft of horse trailer. She did fine but it shows the importance of having a co-driver. Next was Las Vegas. I missed Vegas Teachers exit and ended up in a bumper to bumper 5 mile parking lot until I could get to the 215 exit. Now the fun part!! At 5PM the inside dual is flat 30 miles SE of Boulder city. Minimal to no cell service. I could not contact Good Sam but got one call to Us Rider road side assistance. They were sending a tire truck ASAP but 3 hours later no show. I was able to Text so I had a friend relay the location and clearly stated need of a tire service truck. They sent a massive tow truck that was not needed or of any use. The good part is the driver new who to call and his cell phone worked and a tire truck was on the way. He got here at 1:30 and I was good to go by 4:00 am. The valve extension I had on for my tire pressure monitor broke the tip off the vale stem. After a fight with US Rider on what they would cover I paid the $520.79. I am trying to get some of that back now. Lessons Learned on this trip: 1. Make sure your co-driver can take over. 2. Be prepared for traffic challenges. 3. Have a cheater wrench to get the lug nuts off 4. Do not have valves stem extensions on the inside dual wheel. Other than the above the trip was great. The Volvo purred the whole way and had no other issues.
  11. Semi / snow - Bob tail

    This is why they make airplanes.
  12. California 3 or more Axles

    Thank you. I have passed this info and advise to many of my friends who travel this route.
  13. California 3 or more Axles

    I am coming from Canada down the I 15. Leaving Thursday afternoon to the border. We cross about 7 am Friday and vet check the horses as soon as the federal Vet opens. it is about 8 hours to Pocatello for the 2nd night. Pocatello to either Boulder city or Kingman. That is the longest day. 11 hours to Kingman. I was thinking of Boulder City to shorten that day. Then into Maricopa. About 1900 miles total. I was going to take your advice and take the 215 to Henderson and depending on how I feel it will be Boulder City or Kingman. I assume that the 215 exit should not be hard to find but it likely has a #.
  14. California 3 or more Axles

    Thank you Cory. I will make this change in my route. Last trip around the Spaghetti Bowl I lost my trailer brakes as I made the big curve coming down on the 515. That is when you truly appreciate our trucks. Just added a little more air and then I fixed the trailer brakes at the first opportunity.
  15. California 3 or more Axles

    Hi Cory I will be on the south bound 15 passing through your city on Saturday on my way to Maricopa. I have always taken the 515 exit. Are you saying that it is better to continue on the 15 and take the 215 exit . It is always a bit of a stress to make the 515 exit and the loop over and down to the 515. Usually lots of traffic on the 515 and I have to get over 2 lanes or end up on Fremont street with 40 ft of trailer. It doesn't look to be much further distance to where the 215 and the 515 join. Your opinion as a local resident is very much appreciated. thanks Greg
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