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  1. On the way home from a work trip yesterday. Road report listed MP 66-166 as "Difficult driving conditions, Blizzard, Poor Visibility, Snow on roadway" I drove thru that area an hour later. Not a spec of snow but 44° and raining. I carry chains and know how to use them. I even have options. I can use a set of singles on the drive axle if its marginal. Or I can throw some triples on the drive axle, the singles on the steers and a set of drag chains on one of the trailers axles. And yes I have been on some ice where all that was necessary. We don't let weather slow us down around here. When I re-gear and install the locker I will also be adding some OnSpot chains. They work well for marginal situations where you just need a little help or a marginal safety factor.
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    Its not to late. The insurance company can pull the plug at any time until the car is actually fixed. I have seen them start repairs and at 95% say they are done. Pay for the work done so far, cut a check to the owner and send the car to auction.
  3. Meanwhile in Palmer Alaska its raining cats and dogs at 44°. The white stuff is creeping down the mountain. And I'm not ready yet....
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    Wheel Size

    Alcoa replied to keep the wheels under 300° to prevent damage. So with that bit of info you can find 300° or less heat indicators and put them on. bear in mind the Alcoa stickers are INSIDE the wheel. So its going to read a truer temp then a sticker on the outside where air flow will keep it a few degrees cooler then the wheel itself. But something like this https://www.grainger.com/product/THERMAX-Non-Rev-Temp-Indicator-8AUC2 would give you a decent idea of what your wheel has seen.
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    Can you use the stabilizers to lift you up any higher? I remember Richard Oder going thru that last year or the year before in Texas. It came up quite high.
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    Wheel Size

    You can not buy the Alcoa heat indicators. But there are many similar products from Grainger or similar. You just need to pick the heat setting. I have reached out to my dealer rep to see if they will tell me what the temp range actually is on their sticker. I will reply if/when I find out.
  7. Our 34' Diesel pusher got 8-8.5 mpg it weight in at 26,000 lbs. Our HDT that is 18,000 and our 45' 5th wheel that is 20,000 gets around at 9 mpg. So we are hella longer, and hella heavier but overall the MPG went up. I cant really complain about that.
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    Kodiak Brakes

    Wow, I have never seen caliper bolts with locktite on them. That just sounds like something is goofy, they usually get antiseize.
  9. I use additives in my N14 Cummins eggg most of the time. Usually Opti-Lube XPD if I dont have any I will use power service. I have not seen much of a performance difference as far as mpg, Cetane boost do not make as much of a difference in our low speed engines as it does in smaller higher rpm engines. But it definitely makes the old girl start quicker and she runs a bit quieter.
  10. you carry 2,000 lbs of tools in your 2 door jeep? Is that a YJ? The curb weight is around 3,000 lbs. I don't see that thing having a GVW over 5k or it handling that weight very well.
  11. If you can pay cash, why not?
  12. Dang, I have KL2BX as a license plate but I could only put it on one vehicle. I have seen multiple plates issued to a vehicle, just not multiple vehicles issued to a plate.
  13. I have never seen multiple vehicles with the same plate number. That circumvents part of the reason we have plates at all.
  14. sounds like you are trying to create a new account, not log into an existing acct.
  15. Our rig is insured with Country Financial. But we have been looking at State Farm.
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