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  1. Retirement is helpful...but there's never enough time, even then. Bob & Lisa.
  2. The alternator died in Chama, NM. Charged the batteries and headed to Farmington NM for a new one. Took 3 days and 3 wrong part orders to get the right one. Easy install once I got the right unit. Charging great now. Bob
  3. We were in Pagosa springs and Chama, NM area. Yup. Some of those roads rocked our world a bit. Thanks for the compliment on the video. Have not heard from the mfg yet. If they have issues with it. The hitch would really benefit from thicker side plates. Bob
  4. Sooo, I wanted to get a full motion hitch to dampen the rough ride of my International 4700. I ran across a hitch from ProPride. Not a common name in 5er hitches, but well respected in the travel trailer hitch arena. I dropped it on my truck bed, and towed around for 3 weeks in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Idaho. Shot some video and put together a review. It's an interesting hitch that works but with flaws. My feeling is that it's version one of a basically good design. I did some structural modifications that helps with the worst problem. ProPride might be fixing those...hopefully. The hitch is relatively inexpensive compared to other hitches in this class. It does have a weird weight limit of 15000 lbs. Most are 18k, 20k, etc. My trailer is 13600 GVW (loaded to 12k during the test). Hope this is helpful to some who might be looking for a hitch to smooth the ride. Here's a link to the hitch web site for more info. https://store.propridehitch.com/propride-5th-wheel-energy-absorbing-hitch/
  5. Sooo, while at the rally I was hunkered down at times editing a video review on the hitch on my truck. The international 4700 with the dragon on the side. Once home, I shot the final bits and put the review up on YouTube. Several of you asked about the hitch... here's the scoop.
  6. Nope. Utah. Will do more research. Our son did it for 5+ yrs when he was a lineman. The 5er was his residence and it was in Colorado, Texas, Utah, etc. No issues. He did have a Utah address (ours) and a Utah DL. Maybe S. Dakota is a better option. bob
  7. Anyone have experience or insights into changing a HDT to motorhome classification in Montana? Thanks
  8. This is an exceptionally clean and well maintained 1997 International 4700 LoPro, DT466e RV hauler. 125k miles. Lots of upgrades and recent maintenance. Just got of the road (as you can see from the photos). New graphics, LED headlights, driving lights, LED interior lights, Upgraded stereo and speakers...and more. 5 speed automatic trans (a 6th gear can be unlocked by International dealer). Bed has hitch rails and gooseneck adapter. Price does NOT include the hitch. 50 gal fuel tank (all electronics installed to add extra tank), ext. air connection, XM antenna wired, CB radio, air ride seats (driver and passenger), rear seat folds down into a bed, power windows. Great move up from a pickup to haul your RV or horse trailer. Pulls our 36' KZ toyhauler (13600 lbs loaded) just fine. Listed here https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6524016 with lots of photos.. Asking $34,500. Will entertain offers of course. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  9. Poking around Truck Paper and it seems the prices for Volvo 630s have dropped about $10k. CIT in Illinois has a pile of 2014 & 15s with 700k miles or less, well under $30k. Interesting. Buyers market? Bob & Lisa
  10. Thinking about the polishing, etc. But Sunday forecasts rain Salt Lake City and north into Boise area. Guess heading out shinny is a feel-good no matter what the road brings. We're just 5 or so hours away. We roll Sunday morning.
  11. They are very nice. Very good cutoff. Razor sharp. Good beam spread. Brights light up the world. Long term I think the front lens will degrade. It's not a hard polycarbonate. I'm going to check the heat buildup behind them later this week. Might need to drill a few air holes in the truck cavity for the light. Bob
  12. Drop us a PM when you get to SL. That's our home base. Bob & Lisa
  13. So, cleaned the connections at the alternator. Now charging seems normal. 12.3v @ idle. 13.3v @ 1100 rpms and above. I did have the batteries on charge all night so they were @ 95% when I started the truck. Is the voltage regulator inside the alternator? Or is it external? If external, where is it?
  14. Replaced the dismal stock fog lights. Filled all 4 holes. Good coverage.
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