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  1. MDT VS Dodge 3500 DRW

    Great summary.
  2. You cannot receive income or benefits (like free hook ups) in the US w/o a green card. You could do something like Christopher Bill and post it on your cdn youtube page. good luck...
  3. Storage space on a MDT ?

    There is a lot of wasted space on the back...tapping into it like the honda truck did is interesting...but would have to be very waterproof.. Interesting. Thanks !
  4. Storage space on a MDT ?

    Len, I appreciated the link. I thought about it...they look good. We do have a metal fabricator locally ( he builds firetrucks / ambulances) .. he is booked a year in advance I think.. I talked to him a couple of years ago when I thought I could convert a mdt myself. What we now have above in this thread are ideas that my DW and I can thrash around which is move than we have when I asked the question. Thanks, Ian.
  5. Storage space on a MDT ?

    Len, I like but I shutter at the possible cost of replacing by back deck... not sure if I am ready for that but they are nice.
  6. Running to Texas... need advice..

    Appreciate the tips... this will be our longest (in miles and in time )that we will be in our rig. This is why we are planning in advance
  7. Running to Texas... need advice..

    Going to be class of 2018. Heading to Weslaco, Tx.. Thinking of heading there late this year. Not planning on making reservations.Heard it is friendly and has a lot of Cdns.. As well, was told by someone that there are spots in Az to avoid....Any help would be appreciated by us newbies..
  8. Storage space on a MDT ?

    oh oh.... and crud. My 5th doesn't overhang the hitch. If the boxes were of lower height than the top of the pin box, I still could be in a position while backing up where contact could be made with the trailer. Glad I asked and when the snow starts to go away, I shall be measuring. Thanks all.
  9. Storage space on a MDT ?

    Hi Glenn, The truck is in storage at the moment .. but I would think there is 6 foot between hitch and cab. Is there something off the shell or do I need to fabricate one ? I hate to resort to tupperware boxes
  10. Storage space on a MDT ?

    Other than a 5th hitch, nada. The toolbox is interesting but want something a lot larger than maybe runs from cab to the hitch. This is a really bad pic of the truck when I got it ..looks quite different now.. As long as I was under or away from the sweep of the 5th, I think I am ok.. but we don't want to block off the rear windows..
  11. Storage space on a MDT ?

    We are moving into long timers and planning fairly long hauls. The DW was wondering if anyone has built or buy a storage system for all that wasted space on the back of our trucks. I don't think a totter box would work... Any help is appreciated.. Ian
  12. M2 Headlight Upgrade

    Pug We upgraded one of our cars to LEDs about a 18 months ago...and went back because they were brighter to look at but didn't illuminate as well however, my son just bought a new car and his LEDs are amazing. The technology is changing rapidly. LEDs are still in the wild west mode where the consistency and quality vary. Locally at out 2 truck supply stores, you are looking at almost $ 200 a side for a sealed LED replacement. On line, a bit cheaper . With halogen, you are around $10 a side. And I have decent clear fog lights too.. It sounds like LEDs are worth looking into again...
  13. Tesla Semi live reveal in 11 minutes (8PM PST 11/16)

    Interesting article. My kid is an electrician and he mentioned that our power grid is not ready for a large influx of electric (or coal powered in my province) vehicles..he mentioned that a major upgrade would be required... For the truck... electricity is my soft spot but I am wondering if Tesla's numbers are real world... http://driving.ca/tesla/auto-news/news/motor-mouth-the-inconvenient-truth-about-teslas-truck
  14. M2 Headlight Upgrade

    I tried and finally went to sealed beam halogen. Cheap and effective.. regardless, we try to avoid running at night..
  15. M2-106 Shopping Questions

    In Nova Scotia, all that I am required for my class 5 is air certification. 15 dollars. I think that is the same up through class 8...as long as you are none commercial. I quite like my air brakes and if you have ever had to fix a blown brake like on a hydraulic system, you will love the fix on air. AS well, with air, you know when your brakes are failing before you put your foot down unlike the other... J-T...they didn't change the law so watch your consumption of bubbly pops while canoeing.