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  1. If I remember right that Southwest style casita is on the highest road.
  2. I bet you will. I have to sell 2 trucks first. It would be a great excuse to go to Benson again. My parents owned the lot just 1 level down from the Southwest style casita built with foam blocks filled with concrete. Their casita has a pull down ladder to access storage in the attic.
  3. Ah, Benson, love that place. I built a casita for my parents there when they owned a lot. We (my kids & I) enjoyed that experience. Only been back once. Nice bike, wish I had time in my life for something like that. I had an '04 RK Classic Smoked Gold over black. Rineharts, remapped, lots of chrome(boy can you get lost in that experience), beachbars, etc. Fun, in fact when my parents moved from Benson, they went to Chino Valley, and we took bike there to ride the area, fun.
  4. We bought ours from a woman who's husband had passed away. It typically was kept in Congress at SKP park. They bought it new and picked it up at the factory. They towed it with an F550, not my personal choice although it did have a service bed. I am using an IH 4700 with a Stalick bed for now, but its for sale. I am looking forward to the remodel but have to get through these working years first. Doing lots of money management work and paying off mortgages(we have rentals). Almost there.
  5. Nicely done Jaydrvr. I have an '04 KA 38BSLE that I bought and am planning of remodeling. The exterior paint has lots of scratches and defects, plus a few body damaged areas that need attention. The interior is decent just needs a bit of updating, blinds, flooring etc. I appreciate what you chose to do esp since you intend on keeping it! I recently got quoted to paint my current rig(in my signature) and was told about $10K for trailer and $9K for the truck, in single stage 1 color with NO color change. Seems typical pricing for the work needed based on your experience as well.
  6. I am right there with you. The reality of what happens to our abilities and capabilities is another in a ongoing path to being honest with ourselves. I dont like it, but continue to work at accepting it.
  7. Given what you have shared here your health issues specifically your leg function, it may be time to "teach" yourself to slow down and leave more room for reacting in traffic events. Since your legs arent moving as well as they used to, leaving a bit more room might be welcome to those around you on the road. Seems as we get older, we all have to realize that we "just arent as young and nimble as we used to be". I certainly discover that every day I go to work and my mind tells me to do some things I have done a thousand times, but my body vetos that thought, most every time. Enjo
  8. When someone's 1st question about my MDT for sale is: "What is the fuel economy when towing?" I know they are not prepared for this journey. If that is your early considerations, then go do more learning. I have no idea what my MPG is, I bought the truck because it was the right truck for the job and MPG is not as important as safety, mine and those on the road around me. I still remember in Driver's Training, the instructor taught we are responsible for 5 vehicles when we are driving. That has stuck with me all these years, and I learned to drive in 1974.
  9. Good luck with that one. Gains are income, at least according to IRS codes, and as such are regarded as income and thus taxed accordingly. That being said, if that was the end of the journey, that would be OK for me, BUT, then you may have to pay estimated taxes because your income in this year would be seen as higher than typical and the IRS may want their $$ up front for future earnings at that level(which they now have figured will be similar to what is reported on those earnings, you know it may be a once in a decade or lifetime experience, but the IRS doesnt provide latitude like that).
  10. That is a VERY BIG group!!
  11. Yes, as a welder, I like working with cable too, but as an equipment installer that does the electrical too, its not practical nor cost effective. If you were going to be building a battery bank, I would encourage you to wire it with welding cable, but if you are running a long run in conduit, use THHN. Still stranded and workable AND rated for that use. Since it will likely be worked with once, then the extra cost is not worth it, at least not in my world.
  12. I have bought those size wires in specific lengths for jobs. Also have bought welding cable(totally different animal and priced accordingly but may be easier to work with in conduit) in specific lengths, at much cheaper than the local welding supply house, sometimes as much as 50% less per foot and many times free shipping.
  13. Forgot to list the price I'm asking. $32,500 to an SKP
  14. https://photos.app.goo.gl/ki22sLYGvaXgapTF6 Not using it and someone could, I am sure. It is located 20 minutes north of Jojoba Hills, is So California. 170K+ miles. Registered in South Dakota. Nice truck but have another to tow the Teton. Link has additional pictures. Batteries replaced this year and I use a 50W solar panel to keep them exercised. 22.5" Alcoas, radiator replaced in 2018 on the way back from National HDT rally, headliner redone in 2018 also. Air seats, air rear, TS hitch, typical Stalick set up. I removed the vinyl decals as they were peeling and looked bad.
  15. My opinion only, but normalcy of what we used to know is likely done for quite some time. Seems the experts are now saying mid 2023. If we consider the challenges being faced with getting the populace vaccinated, and the expectation that 60-80% need to have received a vaccine/s for the potential of normalcy(herd immunity?), and then add to the effects of what has happened after 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and now this month the effects of Xmas and New Years gatherings, it will be an interesting phenomenom over the next 30-45 days. I sadly am not looking forward to what is to come soon.
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