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Jack Mayer

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    Founding Partner, RVH Lifestyles, an HDT design, build, consult company specializing in all aspects of Heavy Duty Trucks. RVHLifestyles.com

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  1. Come on guys, it is not hard to drill a few holes in the frame..... You don't need thousands of holes to mount an ET.
  2. Jack Mayer

    Big 5er

    WHAT!? No way. You need to come, Danielle and Keyah will miss you.
  3. Let me know if that system is reliable in use. I've used literally dozens of wireless over the years and none of them were reliable on our rigs. For a combination of reasons, including the metal back walls we have on our trucks, and the smart cars/toys we carry (big chunks of metal). We have a very, very different usage environment than pickups and motorhomes. I'm always looking for a reliable wireless solution. Just have not found one yet.
  4. I messaged you on Facebook. I cannot really participate here since I have a business that sells hitches.
  5. I'm in Woodland Park a lot in the summer. Danielle spends the summer there. You need to stop in when you can....
  6. A motor vehicle is not commercial simply because it is over 26K lbs. Owned by a company or not. To be commercial it must be used "in commerce". For example, truckers use their trucks for vacation purposes or other private uses. They are not "in commerce". You just have to be clear about what you are doing. Consult an EXPERIENCED CPA.
  7. Jack Mayer

    BlueFire scanner

    Scrap, that is the plug in the new trucks that you show above. The Direclink plugs into it and seems to work fine. Should it not be using it?
  8. Jack Mayer

    BlueFire scanner

    What about the 16-pin ports??
  9. Rogers hitch setup is pretty nifty, and does not look too hard to replicate.
  10. Jack Mayer

    BlueFire scanner

    Which model do you have? Got an Amazon link? Thanks for the report.
  11. I've said this before but I'll repeat it since it keeps coming up. There is no issue driving a 453 up the ramps if you do it RIGHT. You won't burn up the clutch. But you do have to do it correctly.Ride the clutch a lot, like I see many, MANY people doing and you will have issues. You can modify the 453 to add the extra tow hook position in the rear if you wish. Our shop does it, or if you are a good welder you can DIY. Get the extra "bung" at a scrap yard - About $50 with shipping. You could also fabricate a receiver hitch. Also, despite what Internet experts claim, the 453 ca
  12. I've towed a 2016 453 behind our motorhome for a couple of years and at least 8,000 miles. Seems to be fine to me. I follow the published procedure that Mercedes says to use. From Mercedes. Not some forum. If you want to tow, talk to Mercedes. I'm not posting anything because I'll just be told that it is all wrong, can't be done, etc. Do your research, but I assure you that you can flat tow a 453. I'm sure David will post the proper procedure. Here is a pic - I put a drop hitch on it so it is perfectly level now.
  13. Jack Mayer

    BlueFire scanner

    I'll be interested to get feedback on its use in a Volvo. How does it compare to the Silverleaf offering? Anyone have an opinion?
  14. It is called an ET Farm model. You can order one from us. Or directly from Youngs
  15. The Spyder is overwidth when loaded crosswise, but not by as much as a smart. We built the Watts stacker, so if you have questions let me know. They carry two F3's.
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