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Deezl Smoke

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  1. Most states that have those "weigh in motion" speed bumps and pre height checks a couple miles before the station, will have state of the art cameras connected to massive data bases that will know what you had for breakfast before you order it. I called Oregon motor carrier division and asked. They said please do not clog our scale lines. We will know everything there is to know about you and your rig long before you pass the station. I called Washington state and had to go to the state highway patrol to ask that same question. They too replied same as Oregon. We know what and who you are long before you get to the station. Just keep driving please. Local Oregon scale signs still say trucks. Washington say vehicles. Oregon says 20,000lbs. Washington says 16,000lbs. In washington that includes T plated pickups pulling HT trailers and most box vans even those not requiring a cdl.
  2. These are where I would start. I had a beautiful Freightliner fld120 that when I bought it, had a shake that started about 50 mph. The prior owners put all new virgin tires on it to try to stop it. No luck. They put all new brake shoes and drums on, no luck. They rotated the front tires on the wheels 180, no luck. New shocks etc., etc., etc. No luck. So they gave up and sold the truck to me. I bought a pair of those bead balancer tubes that go between the wheel and brake drum. No luck. I put a gopro on the frame up front and went for a drive. No shaking from the front axle. Put it on the rear frame, no shaking. Prior owners had the local drive line shop check the u-joints and drive line trans to axle, and interaxle etc. By pure luck I happened to catch up with crusty old log truck mechanic and told him what was going on and what was done to solve it. He shook is head and said drive shaft slip yoke. I told him the truck was at a drive line service shop and they said nothing was wrong with the drivelines. Did'nt care. Said slip yoke period. Go talk to Ken at 6 states in Portland he said. Ok. So I called Ken and he agreed. Said just bring the whole drive line in and he will show me why. I did, he did. New slip yokes and splines for the main and interaxle, a couple hunnerd bucks, problem solved. My truck had a manual 10 speed so I could also "feel" the shake in my hand when at speed. Once I got the slip joints replaced, smooth as glass as they say.
  3. I'm an hour north of you. It hit 108 in North Plains. (US26 at exit 57)
  4. Math and physics. One steering axle. Pushing or pulling. Since you can not slide the trailer axles, and the king pin is fixed position in relation to the drive axle, it's all about the direction of travel. Forward, or steering out front, you can go from a narrow passage to a wide passage, but not opposite. Backing, or steering at the rear, you can go from wide to narrow, and/or, depending upon how narrow, from narrow to wide. Or...........fold your mirrors in, and go full squirt.
  5. Normally I would say "those sure were the days...." (hinting of how great they were). Glad those days are gone. Experienced them, but glad they are gone and behind us.
  6. Yep. The longer the spread, the better the ride. Have you looked much at the M9xx series military 6x6 rear suspension systems? I'd be curious what your thoughts are. It's not a physical walking beam, but the characteristics are similar.
  7. People..............if only you knew the shenanigans the governor of this once great state pulls on the once great people of this once great state.🤬
  8. Yep. That option sounds best for your situation IMO.
  9. Ok, so with this thread question fresh in mind, I had to get some diesel this morning. Today, april 24 2021, at Cornelius Oregon, Fred Meyer fuel station, (Fred Meyer is a division of Kroger) I asked about pumping my own fuel. I was told I can pump my own diesel, but not my own gasoline. Cornelius is west of Portland a short distance, so north western Oregon.
  10. Just watched this youtube video on what may be the best ever mouse trap. Your choice whether to terminate the mice or........
  11. Unfortunately,....or fortunately, depending upon how you view this.🎸 I can't really ad anything useful, but I do want to follow this thread to learn as I can. I wish all the best for your recovery. I guess one thing I do know, is since you are going under the knife as they say, make certain to heed the written directions for body cleansing prior to going in. I do know it is very important for infection fighting to make certain you do everything you can to be as clean as possible going in. My gf will be going in for cancer surgery on the 20th. I plan to make certain that I to am as clean as possible with freshly laundered clothing and I plan to even wipe down the car handles etc. Infection, especially in your case where your surgery will be at your neck, is to be avoided at all cost. Again, I do not know what to do regarding your rv, but make certain you have some good shoes to wear to avoid any slipping or rolling of the ankle etc. while you recover.
  12. The "best" suspension design for mobility off highway is the walking beam design. Single spring per side, whether it be leaf, elastomer or air, and both axles tied together via beam on a single pivot, is not only superior off road, but also uneven terrain in a delivery lot or paved camp ground with dips and bumps. Does'nt ride very well, but will get one further into trouble.
  13. It does. However, the anti-lock "computer" has to know that the park brake is released, so there is a connection there of some type. Upon re-start, should the ecm or separate anti-lock device need to run some sort of self-diagnostic, I can't help but wonder if said device would momentarily glitch and begin release thinking that the wheel sensors are showing movement of some kind? Since this only seems to happen upon warm re-start, perhaps some component is holding a charge or some sensor is faulty and sending a false reading. The ecm knows the engine temp at all times. I dont know. I'm just grasping at straws wondering why this happens upon a warm restart and so far anyway, not on cold startup. I know recalls happen on most all new vehicles now days. Perhaps a recall history would also be in order?
  14. This truck will have anti-lock brakes.? So there will be an electric connection between the brakes and likely the ecm, or an electrically charged anti-lock system. If it were my truck, I would attempt to locate the anti-lock system and inspect all wire connection and routings. I am not a truck mechanic, but I have to wonder since this appears to only do this upon a re-start, perhaps some sort of anti-lock feedback or wiring component holding a bit of electric charge might be the culprit.?
  15. I'm looking for the tv show version. I never did have the opportunity to see one of his movies.
  16. Hey all. Any of you folks watch any of those shows? I'm looking for an episode in particular that I am having trouble finding, and hope that someone here may know of the episode and can point me to it. I do not recall which show it was on, but likely outer limits or Alfred Hitchcock. It started with the mother of a young boy telling him to clean his room or she would throw all of his stuff in the garbage or something like that. A "troll" appeared to the boy and convinced him to put all of his belonging into a car, and they would drive off to a barn and wait for many years, then return to town and all of his possessions were worth huge money. The car, the comic books etc. Anyone recall this episode and which show it was on? Thanks for any help.
  17. And here is Gregg from rv haulers showing how to use it on youtube.
  18. Bought one if these (pet loader link to pet loader site) a few ears ago for my then nearly disabled heeler mix. Spinal passage narrowing was causing mobility issues. I bought it and made sure we could use it, then a friend suggested k9 chiropractic. WOW, the bone cracker was amazing and Oso never did "need" the pet loader. R.I.P. little buddy. But the pet loader is an amazing system.
  19. Saw the thread title and I knew it had to fit me somehow. Not in a truck as I do not have any autoshifts. However in our 4x4 articulated tractors from the 80s, the powershift technology was still pretty primitive and when driving on the road from field to field, each time you stop you have start in gear 1, then no skip shift, you have to go through all 12 gears to get up to full travel speed. 🤬 Thankfully, like truck autoshift tech, it has improved and the newer tractors have skip shift and other improvements to make travel easier and............safer?
  20. Big thumbs up. Life is far too short to let societal norms regulate your happiness.
  21. If is stock 5", even napa has it. 4 states trucks exhaust parts. Etc., etc.
  22. I really wish I would've,.......when I could've,..........man I sure should've...... Yes!!!....I did it. I guess it depends which topic you'd rather write about. I think Noah was several hundred years old when he built his own cruise ship. One of my best friends represents the would've, could've, should've crowd. He is ever so miserable. He likes to blame it on his common law wife, but all that does is make him even more of a bitter curmudgeon. Granted, I am the extreme opposite which can get me into as much trouble as I can handle, but my life is all smiles, his is all frowns. Maybe that's why we stay so close friends. We can needle each other about anything and it only makes us stronger. I believe in karma. I remained single until age 56, and was always the topic of the coffee shop gossipers. People wondering what's wrong with me, not getting hitched and raising kids etc. But I met the woman I had always dreamed existed somewhere, and the long years of wait now seems like it was the right thing to do. Most wrote me off as going to be single the rest of my life, and the coroner would have to use a scoop shovel to get the remains to the furnace as no one would have noticed me missing for weeks or even months. Point being, you and only you, (or you and God if that's how you view it) are in charge of the rest of your life. If you feel good enough to try full time travels, then do it. It may or may not last. It may end up not being the great utopia you had envisioned. But it also may end up extending your life as you will be happier than you ever envisioned. Either way, by trying it, you'll not spend your remaining years wishing you would've when could've.
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