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  • Birthday 09/02/1975

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    Peachtree City, GA
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    Motorcycling, Traveling, Camping

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  1. We've stayed there before. Nice park and I really enjoy walking down to the river from there.
  2. You'll probably want to include the location for potential buyers.
  3. Yeah, that rust issue could be a bit of a repair for sure. Good luck on the sale.
  4. Just as an FYI, a 1999 model will be a 770, not that it makes much difference, but it is a 1st generation truck. It should be all pre-emissions though which is nice. Good luck with the sale. That's a lot of truck for that price. If you are FB user, you can probably post here in these groups for a much wider audience plus share pictures much easier. HDT - Heavy Duty Trucks for RV'ing - https://www.facebook.com/groups/HDTRVs/ HDT's for sale - https://www.facebook.com/groups/368741390204588/
  5. Let me know if/when you decide to go Lithium drop in. I've installed a lot of BB & Lion Energy UT1300's and I gotta say I really like the Lion Energy ones. I recently became a reseller of them also so I can offer good prices on them. The group 24 size also is nice as they are physically smaller and they can do up to 150amp discharge per battery.
  6. I would agree that I would not have a dealer put in your solar. That price is definitely high (maybe not for a dealer). This summer I basically had to redo a solar system someone had a dealer install for them and they actually had done their homework and had high quality Victron parts, all the fuses, breakers, etc. The dealer handed them back a box of parts and said they didn't need all that, yet the system didn't even work when it left the dealers lot. I spent 8-10 hours cleaning it all up for them. The time it takes to install definitely adds up too. I don't focus on installs although I do them now and then, but I do solar consulting and if you think you are capable of some DIY with guidance, I offer a service where customers can come to me, and I basically guide them as they install their own system. This greatly helps you understand your system and you are doing the labor saving you a lot of money. I have my site in my profile if you want to reach out to me.
  7. What type of Jeep? Our 2003 Jeep Wrangler does not register tow miles. It's a digital odometer and electronic speed pickup. The ignition would need to be on for it to register miles. Usually it's only cable driven speedometers like the older Geo Tracker had that registrar's tow miles.
  8. There is also currently a sale on the Lion Energy UT1300's. (105ah/1344wh) until July 5th. It's $1400 for 2 105ah Lion Energy UT1300's with free shipping in the CONUS. You can reach out directly to me for more info. They are physically smaller than the battle born batteries and have full BMS protection. They do have a basic 5 light SOC right on each battery. Comes in handy if you are troubleshooting a dead battery. I've installed several BB & UT1300 batteries in rigs and both are very nice. The one thing I do like with the Lion's is they do support up to a 150amp discharge per battery. Really not an issue if you run more than 1, but if someone is running only 1 lithium, the BB can hit their BMS protection with say a microwave, while the Lion easily handles that load.
  9. Is the Magnum 3012 inverter something you just bought or have you had? Magnum recently came out with their MSH3012RV inverter which has dual 50amp pass through to solve the issue you are talking about. If you recently bought it and can exchange it, this would be the best course of action. With this "RV" inverter both 120v hot legs pass through the inverter and both are powered by the inverter. If you've owned it awhile and it's not feasible to replace it, then the AM Smart phase selector is another option too. I've heard of couple failing from friends that install solar so not sure how robust they are for the long term? They do exactly what they need to though and allow both 120v legs to be powered off an inverter that only has a single 50amp pass through. The other option is just to look at your breaker box and decide if you can arrange things in a way that you have what you want powered on the inverter on one leg of the RV and live with that. Just be careful not to overload one leg with all the high draw items.
  10. We started double towing our Jeep Wrangler last July behind our Raptor Toy Hauler 5th wheel. With that setup we were 80ft long. We towed all over the midwest last summer up to WI, MI, MN, then all the way across Hwy 2 to WA, OR, CA. I never got hassled and really never got a 2nd look. This past Oct, we downsized to a 30' 5th wheel, but still double tow the Jeep, but now we are a much more reasonable 67' or so.
  11. Hi Kevin. I've got a 2000 Volvo 610 with a 12.7 Detroit (10spd manual) all pre-emissions with 510k original miles. It's singled short with 184" wheel base and setup to carry a motorcycle behind the cab on a rampage lift. I've owned it since April 2017 and bought it with 480k miles, so I've put about 30k on it. The previous HDT owner bought it in 2004 and had it for 13 years and put 18k on it. It was a commercial truck from 2000-2004 and accrued 462k in those 4 years. I have records back to 04 from the previous owner. I've thoroughly enjoyed the HDT, but The main reasons I'm looking to sell is I downsized from my 20k lbs 42' 5th wheel to a 14k lbs 30' 5th wheel and I'm looking at getting a truck camper also, so need a dually for that and my current 5th wheel is well within the specs of a dually. The truck had all 6 new tires in 2017, new rear brakes, new shocks, new axle and wheel seals, all new air bags, new batteries in 2018, reman steering box in 2018, new turbo in 2019 and a handful of other things I can go over with you. I currently full time so the truck is actively used and has been for the past 3 years. Dan
  12. This is a very nice truck that I've driven and spent time in and seen multiple times. It's a gorgeous truck and has the same great Detroit 12.7 that I have in mine and love. It's getting harder to find these early pre-emissions trucks with lower miles on them. The buyer will not be disappointed by this truck!
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