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Pappy Yokum

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    Trabuco Canyon,CA
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    Motorcycle racing, ATVs, water/snow skiing, sky diving

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  1. Pappy Yokum

    RV survey

    Oregon Joe and BlueLightning: Appreciate the info you.... POSTED !! If you had NOT posted - and sent it *only* to IT - "we" would not have it. Nice to know for those of us who are semi or completely computer impaired - and thanks for your efforts (in spite of the "bickering"). BTW - Not a member (was once), so SKPs probably doesn't really need/want a survey from me - a "forum only" person- anyway. .
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    Interesting. Folks have been banished from the forums for using the term at the end of your last sentence - even with an asterisk in place of the "i" for "civility". (Oh s.... er- - - gee whiz - I can't tell you how I know that). Guess the mods are getting more mellow or tolerant these days!?
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    Wow - great info! I'm gonna switch to a 12ga for those darn wasps!! BTW OP: This topic has been beaten to oblivion often - as it is once again.
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    Marriot hotel data bank breeched

    Hmmmm - so why is that "fake news"? BTW - world pop is 7.7 Billion. 500 mil is a drop in the bucket. Fake News: Marriott will offer a free night stay to all who where hacked. Book well in advance, ROTFL
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    double towing

    Your memory is fine. The video regularly pops up on RV Net, posted by a newbie infected with a case of "Gee Whiz - have you seen this?"". But......what happened to it ?? .
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    1/2 inch cordless impact 1200 to 1400 ftlbs

    Check with (2yr) Community College/s. One of the local CCs in So. CA has diesel mechanics - for sure they rebuild all sizes of engines, but not sure if they can accommodate HDT (tractor) for ? duration. (have *not* visited that one) When I see the CC auto shop instructor I know (different CC) - I will ask. He's retired now - the CC he worked at has an awesome shop - he would "fit in" some of the local street rodders "after classes" for brief use of the facilities. (visited that one).
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    Roadside assistance

    As I was reading thru the choices.....I was wondering *where* are the (few) HDT owners who tow horse trailers?? Even w/out hay burners, US Rider is a class act! When I had some questions about coverage, I not only received an E-mail reply - but also a USPS reply with an offer to talk to the lady in charge (not a sales person, or dispatcher)....which I did. As you (should) know many horse owners tow with MDTs and HDTs - so they are "tuned in" to what you have. They will tow *whatever* you are driving - and/or towing. YOU just have to be there.. Only ERS that will tow a trailer with live animals. NO hay burner ownership (or transporting same) req'd. And another kudos: My "backup" is American Motorcyclist Assoc (:AMA:) It's a ditto to the above - (whatever you are driving or towing) $50 a year....but limited to 35 mile tow. NO M/C ownership or MCs "on board" required. Only (AMA) requirement is have your membership auto deducted from your CC, and of course - you will receive the monthly AMA mag. When I was HDT searching, I called the AMA to ask about HDTs *inc'l* tandem. The gal I spoke to was great - but was not sure about one or the other (forget which now) - so she gave me the number for the parent company for theri ERS plan (ALL the ERS plans have one). I was pretty surprised at that - but did not follow up on her offer (NO HDT - either single or tandem)......but YES I do have AMA also. I've been around long enough to have had both GS & CN - but fortunately, never had to use *any* of my choices for ERS. Bottom line - check out US Rider & AMA. - talking is cheap (free).!!
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    1/2 inch cordless impact 1200 to 1400 ftlbs

    Words of wisdom! Teach - you may spend all that coin on something you may never use......or can get by with - for far less $$ - and still get the job done if you only need it "once in a (long) while" Ask Santa for tools you *know* you will use *frequently*!!. However - if you plan on swapping HDT wheels/tires - make sure the school district has good iLTD (long term disability) insurance!. BTW - that pipe extension = a "breaker bar" O
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    Dentists in Nogales

    No real help on either one - but a heads up.... there have been threads in the past on dentists in Algodones - which went slightly off topic to include folks who had used Nogales. Try a search if you haven't done so already. .
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    tires on the beach

    "RVnotyet" didn't say *where* he wants to camp on the beach - which could make a big difference. Nor did he say if he is 4 x 4 or 4 x 2. I chose your post to quote, as I had my own "experience' at Pismo many years ago. While the Pismo "vultures" hovered, managed to extricate my TT & 4 x 2 van with the (free) help & tow from a guy who had a pickup with "only" a limited slip. In spite of lowered tire pressure/s, a turn from wet sand to dry sand was my downfall. Lesson learned - while 4 x 4 might *not* be essential, I would pass on sand parking if I didn't have it. Folks that spend a lot of time a the dunes (like Glamis) - even with MHs - bring along their own version of "Marsden Matting". to simply park (even a little bit) off the paved access roads. Good luck. . .
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    Google: "Hay bales around RV" - - many links to the subject on various RV forums - along with other skirting solutions. .
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    Best Penetrating Oil?????

    .......problem is the *quantity* you need to purchase . Easy acid test: Some swear by ... Regular Coca Cola (the stuff you drink) - due to it's acidity Fer sure it's cheap & EZ to test.......and drink what's left. Of course...... *IF* it works...you might want to switch to Dr. Pepper, or? Any old car forum like H.A.M.B is full of poster's "favorite" Penetrating Oil threads. If you're trying to "save" (restore) a Model A that has been sitting in a farmer's field for 50 years (or more) you gain lots of experience! Ditto for tractor restorations. BTW - an alternate to Acetone & ATF is Acetone and (regular) brake fluid. "Old style" ATF has morphed into various synthetic blends since the TQ test was first published (everywhere) many years ago.
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    Best Penetrating Oil?????

    EXCELLENT advice! The Acetone ATF (Preferably Dexron Mercon) is great for the shop - but NOT something to carry with you. Acetone = Extremely flammable, toxic, and rapidly evaporates!! (And expensive). Many, many xln't commercial alternates some already mentioned, some not. Check the CRC website for their (several) Penetrating Oil Products: "Freeze Off Super Penetrant", "Knock'Er Loose", "Screwloose Super Penetrating Oil". PB Blaster is also great for spraying on dis-similar metals prior to assembly, ex: aluminum wheels to cast iron brake drums. Prevents the corrosion which may require some serious "persuasion" at a later date to remove wheel. Seafoam Deep Creep is another xlnt penetrating oil. An old Navy remedy for salt rusted items is/was Oil of Wintergreen - although I've never tried it. BUT - *IF* it does work- your shop or? will sure smell good! .
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    Dodge 48RE Transmission

    Just out of curiosity..... "It is supposed to be arriving at the install shop today or tomorrow". It would appear the transmission is being furnished/rebuilt at somewhere -*other than*- the shop in Millings MT. If that is the case - who is the actual rebuilder/supplier? Might be good info for everyone. Thanks. .
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    doing the Q in 2019

    CA - (the "excide") - minimum is 1T pickup. "All pu trucks in ca are registered as commercial trucks." - 99% correct - however there are exceptions. .