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    Flying, Camping, Trucks

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  1. Av8r3400

    Gps for hdt

    I also have a Dezl. I got the one with a built in dash-cam. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010D2URZC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    HDT Jeep Hauler

    I"m pretty sure Brett sold it.
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    I run a Garmin Dezl GPS with a dash cam built into it. I like it very much. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010D2URZC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Off road and winter

    Unfortunately no. I wish mine had one. $5-7k to convert from an open diff to a locker per rear end.
  5. I had mine done at the dealer with new bags and shocks all the way around. $1500. Worth it to avoid the aggravation!
  6. Obviously it isn't a Corvette handling vehicle, but I can drive with my fingertips and it tracks wonderful down the road. I did replace the steering shaft u-joints a little while back and that cleaned up some slop in the steering wheel. If you do this yourself be aware that there is a steering angle sensor (in the column) that needs to be recalibrated afterward.
  7. I love the air ride front on my truck. It handles fine and rides like a dream. If you guys are chasing the steering on your truck, have the king pins, tie rods, steering box and steering shaft checked. If these are in good working order the air ride front drives awesome. This isn't just stupid me making this comment, a good friend and professional driver with several million miles experience (now retired) helped me inspect and test drive my truck when I first got it. He stated that he loved the way the truck drove, handled and wished his brand new Freightliner drove half as well. As to changing the ride height, the major question is WHY? These trucks are engineered to ride with a certain distance from the axle to the frame. The leveling valves maintain this. Changing that height changes not only the driveline angles, introducing wear and vibration, but also the alignment of the chassis possibly leading to tire issues or even handling quirks that could be dangerous.
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    Off road and winter

    Tandem Inter-lock and diff-locks will be mandatory for you. I wouldn’t singe with your plans in mind. I would also consider higher traction tires rather than the quieter highway tires on most HDTs.
  9. The brand I use is "Sika". However you can get similar at NAPA. I think they carry a DOW product. Just get the matching primmer and any other "support" items.
  10. I’m in the auto glass business. A bolt in, butyl sealed back glass is common in older Ford pickups. The rest of the world uses urethane caulk to adhere and seal glass to the body. The latter would definitely be the way I’d recommend.
  11. When I had the bucket-truck here to stain my house, I used it to do the roof of the truck and trailer...
  12. I went to my local truck supply place and asked what they had. I found mine that were meant to have taillights in them for super cheap because they couldn't sell them. No one wanted them. They were exactly what I wanted. This is how I found them on their back warehouse shelf, covered in dust from sitting there for a couple years. $300 for the pair, with mounts and hardware.
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    DEF tank door

    Thanks, Dan! That's awesome!
  14. Paul, I hope you can get the vertigo sorted out, that's not fun at all. I hope we will still see you next year at the ECR, with or without the big truck!
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