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  1. jkennell

    Rear air springs(bags)

    Ryder. Just make sure you order the right ones the first time.....
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    NIB Air Bags for sale

    It took 3 days and a followup email, but Ryder sent me a RA. All it cost me was the shipping back, and they promptly credited my card. I can't say I was unhappy with Ryder's service. The mistake was in the actual Goodyear airbag data sheet, not the Ryder website. It says right on the website (and even popped up when ordering) "No returns on airbags". So I ordered the wrong part, and they were gracious enough to allow me to return them anyway. Everybody I talked to was pleasant and helpful. But boy can you get confused looking at all the P/N available. BTW, the right parts arrived promptly and it took me about an hour to install all 4 bags. Then I made a couple blocks out of 3x3 box iron to stick under the bumpers so it does not sit collapsed anymore.
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    State and National Park Max RV/HDT height

    We tended to camp in State parks...never had an issue. As stated, a 13' high truck is only a couple inchs more than the 12'9" most bigger campers are. Many times I had to carefully pull thru weaving between trees. Little branches just brush past. New England was the only place we had to really watch. Had to be careful driving bobtail-- low signs, etc. The only time it was impossible was after parking the camper at Acadia National Park and planning to drive around the park bobtail. The overpasses in the park are only 10'6" -- a mid height probably would not have fit either. Park the truck at the Park Office at take the shuttle bus.
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    Anyone have an hdt for sale?

    kennell.jeff@gmail.com. (2) lls! Still for sale. I put it away in the shed. Since we are not using it anymore I put a price on it to move it. But maybe I got too low of a price on it...Certainly nothing wrong with the truck--just older. I want to sell them both--I will have no use for the trailer if the truck is gone. See "Older HDT & 5r for Sale"
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    Older HDT and 5r for Sale

    Guys, thanks for the interest. Got a tiling crew out working on my field today--little busy! I don't do Facebook or Photobucket stuff, but I'm glad to send photos to anybody that asks. Send me a PM, or and email : kennell.jeff (at) gmail.com. (all run together) or call me 815 two five seven 4160 (sorry, have had issues with mail bots before....)
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    Older HDT and 5r for Sale

    Dropping the price to $15000 for the entire rig.
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    NIB Air Bags for sale

    Went to replace the airbags on my semi, and due to a mistake in the Goodyear Data Sheets, ended up ordering the wrong parts...from Ryder. Ryder says NO RETURNS on air bags...period, even if they are still unopened in the original boxes. SO I have (4) NIB Goodyear 1R12-647 air bags for sale cheap. IDK if anybody's truck uses those, but if it does and you need a set, please send me a PM. Frustrating because all the data I could find said those would fit....it was only AFTER ordering them that I found newer info online that gave different dimensions and PN's for the "right" air bag... Also frustrating...Ryder actually said I could return them and offered to get me the correct ones....until AFTER I ordered the new ones. then they said "no returns". ON EDIT: 5 minutes after I posted this, the Ryder sales contact replied to my email (pointing out that they had said I could return them) and said they would try to get a return authorization for me....we shall see. I'll let you'll know.
  8. jkennell

    Older HDT and 5r for Sale

    So far, I've had very little interest in the rig. Timing is wrong, I know. Dropping the price on the whole rig to $15K.
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    Older HDT and 5r for Sale

    Yes, still here. Located in NC-IL, about 20 miles south of Rt 80. I'd be glad to send you more pictures. Please call me at the # above, or send a message to kennell.jeff (at) gmail.com
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    Professional Soldering

    A soldering station is far higher performance than the pencil irons. I've used basic Weller WES-55 solder stations in my business for almost 20 years now--lots of daily use--and only replaced a few of the hand pencils in that time (wires eventually break after that much constant movement). Don't use lead-free solder unless you are an expert....I've been soldering for years and I still have trouble making a good joint with lead-free. Hate the stuff. 60/40 is much easier to use and more durable.
  11. Dan:  If you are still interested, please send me a email at kennell.jeff@gmail.com   Your email may be blocking "unknown" addresses.

  12. jkennell

    How the HDT forum saved me a Bundle

    Looks like I spoke too soon. Last night the only way I could get the motor to stay running was disconnect the coolant sensor. This morning I started up the truck and the "Engine fluids" light came on and then the engine shut down. I had to cross the coolant sensor wires before it would run. What the.... That's just opposite of last night! AGGGHHH. Rick: Hope your harvest is better than mine....we looked great but the "big yields" aren't. Looks like a losing money year.
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    How the HDT forum saved me a Bundle

    Haven't been on here much recently as I"m just too busy to think of vacation .. in fact trying to sell the rig. But had to share this: I still farm our family farm, sorta my hobby any more. I have a '97 Volvo HDT w grain trailer to haul to the elevator in the fall. SO yesterday I get home from work and head to the field with combine and semi, combine a 80000 lb load and head to the elevator....get about a mile down the road and.....suddenly every light on the dash comes on, the gauges drop to nothing, the engine cuts out...and then everything comes back like normal. Ok, thats weird---and then it does it again and again and again...but its random, not regular. Stopped as soon as I could...trucks trying to get around me, tractors and wagons..(If you have not been in farm country during harvest you won't believe how busy little country roads can get.) It's sorta running, so I limped the 2 miles to the elevator, and managed to get dumped and the truck where I can pop the hood. I'm thinking bad connection--so I spent 15 minutes wiggling connections (I did find a few loose!) but no help. I'm thinking I'm going to have to find a truck service company & pay for a field service call...probably be down at least a day during harvest (Losing a day at harvest time can = big loss.) Then I remember all the horror stories on here about the low coolant sensor. Undid one wire to the sensor and ......everything smoothed right out and it hasn't died since. Hopefully that was it! So you all saved me some major $$$ and headaches. But MAN--why wouldn't you just flash the "check engine now" light....why kill all the gauges and engine for 1 second--with absolutely no warning at all???? Whoever designed that was...obviously not a driver.
  14. jkennell

    Older HDT and 5r for Sale

    Dan: sent you an email package of pictures. Did you receive it??
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    Older HDT and 5r for Sale

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