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About jenandjon

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  • Birthday 05/20/1973

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    Northeastern Nebraska
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    Farming, fishing, camping with friends and family.

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  1. jenandjon

    IRT canceled? a little off topic

    It takes more than that to insult any truckers I know. They must not be "real truckers"
  2. jenandjon

    freightliner hitch plate

    I couldn't lower it because it's right above the rear axle. I didn't want to extend the frame rails because I am already really long.
  3. jenandjon

    IRT canceled? a little off topic

    Yea its a little goofy but my boys really like it.
  4. jenandjon

    freightliner hitch plate

    This is what I did. Slide the angle brackets that held the commercial 5th wheel back as far as you can. You will be able to use some of the factory holes but you will have to drill some. Them bolt a plate to that. Bolt your new hitch to the plate. I do ride 3 inches high in the nose but that has not been an issue so far. Actually when I pull in a park all I have to do is dump my air and I am level. Run the jacks down for stability and leave it hooked up.
  5. jenandjon

    IRT canceled? a little off topic

    WHAT?!?! They cant do that us!
  6. jenandjon

    How-to Sharpen a Drill Bit

    That looks pretty simple. My boss went and bought one of these things that bolt to the bench after the drill DR burned up. He was all excited about it. until nobody could figure out how to work it. Now it just sits there in the way. I took it off one day and he got all mad because hes going to figure it out some day. Its been there for 2 or 3 years. https://www.toolexperts.com/original-drill-grinding-attachment-825.html?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=GT825&msclkid=75b6527523561a30c139093e73895326&utm_campaign=CPCS Shopping | Desktop&utm_content=All Products
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    Filled That Space

    You can delete all that DPF, EGR and DEF junk for around 5 grand. Looks really good. I may just have to copy you. I have a small space left and wondered what to put there. I think I would wrap the pipe in rubber. Like an old mud flap or something. Just so the rim wont get all beat up bouncing around on there. Thank you for the idea!
  8. jenandjon

    Convert manual landing gear to electric

    I did use a drill for a while but I burned it up. I was wondering if there was a kit to install a motor where the crank handle goes.
  9. I have an older 5th wheel with the manual hand crank jacks. I would like to convert it to electric. Has anyone done this just by installing an electric motor to the existing landing gear?
  10. jenandjon

    How-to Sharpen a Drill Bit

    Ever since we got a good drill press and learned how to use cutting fluid they last pretty good. By the end of they year there are always some broken and lost. Trade in the old set for a new one. I keep one set on reserve just in case.
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    How-to Sharpen a Drill Bit

    I just buy new ones once a year when the tool truck shows up.
  12. jenandjon

    3.58 Rear End Axle Means?

    I have 3:55 gears with a 10 speed. Series 60 Detroit. Over 2000 miles I averaged 9 mpg. I thought that was pretty good.
  13. jenandjon

    Starting Volvo after a year(s) of sitting!

    Sometimes after I change filters or a driver runs out of fuel I have had to pressurize the fuel tank. It don't take much. You will need a couple friends to help. Put an air blower on a air hose and you need a heavy rag. Like a towel. Take the fuel cap off. Put the tip of the air blower in and cover with the towel tightly. Give it blast of air while someone turns the key. Works better yet if you can have someone pumping the primer all at the same time. It may take a few tries but this has never failed me.
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    East Coast Rally Sock Monkeys Make It To Mexico

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    HDT Members On The Road, Including Their Current Locations

    Will be in Pigeon forge tomorrow through Monday. Leaving the truck and camper at a friend's place in Kentucky. Jen has a time share there. If anyone else there I'd like to meet up.