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Well as I type this I have a 3 bone Prime Rib cooking in my oven for my & the D.W.'s 17th aniversary, we were married at the Rio Hotel and Casino today in July of 2003. My mom and dad sent me and the DW an amazon gift card, so Pam asked me to look on Amazon of something small for the truck. I found a set of mirrors for just about the size of the gift card, she said to order them so I did.

We decided to get the bushings on the back of the cab replaced they were extremely crooked and replace the cab leveling arm along with them. The Mechanic is lifting the cab off of the frame and leveling it. 

After this gets done I am going to go to work on the front, new shocks, new brakes and new leaf springs. Then going to put on 8 new drive tires and get the tie rods done. 

Next I will be ready to start the fun stuff!

I saw my old post on this and read a lot of it, but one thing I never saw pop up was peoples opinions on the Donvel air ride system. I am thinking about getting it for my cab and for my suspension up front. Does anybody out there have them on their truck.

I can't say how happy I am that I found a good mechanic. It is so nice to not have to do the work myself. He has all of the correct tools and experience. If you are ever in Vegas, look up True Blue Diesel Mechanic Shop, Steve is a great person.

After the mechanical part of my truck gets done I plan on driving it back home to Kansas next summer. At the beginning of July I flew home with the DW to Pittsburg Kansas. I went home to see family. One day I called up Jack Mayer over at RVH Life Styles in Dennis Kansas (Just outside of Parsons) I drove over to see him and visited for about 2 hours. Jack was such a great person to meet. It is not often that you get to meet somebody who is both an expert in the field and is extremely nice and willing to talk at the same time. I plan on taking him my truck next summer to do his magic on getting me ready to tow a 5th wheel. 

Well that is about it, I have to turn the oven off. I have been cooking at 500 degrees for 37 minutes and 30 seconds - 5 minutes per pound and mine is 7.5 lbs, so I had to split the difference.

Well got to go!

Later,

Cory Ossana - Vegas Teacher

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1 hour ago, Alie&Jim's Carrilite said:

I got married in Vegas once and had the reception at the Rio. Part of the reception package was to ride the sky gondola and throw beads at people!

 

I have always liked the Rio. They are very good to teachers here in Las Vegas and treat us locals extremely well.

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Howdy Cory,

Wishing you and DW a happy anniversary.  As its going to be a while before your going to be towing a trailer on a regular basis, do you really need to replace your drive tires at this time, OR can you safely drive the truck for now on the tires you have?  Tires will age out before they wear out when used as we use our HDT's so if your tires are SAFE to use I would suggest waiting as long as possible before replacing them.  Just a thought.

Dave

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25 minutes ago, mr. cob said:

Howdy Cory,

Wishing you and DW a happy anniversary.  As its going to be a while before your going to be towing a trailer on a regular basis, do you really need to replace your drive tires at this time, OR can you safely drive the truck for now on the tires you have?  Tires will age out before they wear out when used as we use our HDT's so if your tires are SAFE to use I would suggest waiting as long as possible before replacing them.  Just a thought.

Dave

The tires I have on the truck will not pass a safety inspection. Plus the drive tire on the drivers side closest to the cab outer rim is flat. It holds air for about 2 minutes. I have had it repaired before. The tires on it have aged out too. I agree with what you are saying about waiting, but not sure what to do.

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13 hours ago, noteven said:

Cory - suggest giving Donvel a call and talk to them about your ideas for your truck. 

I agree.  Ask for Robin, he has a British accent but he's lived in the US for years, and he was the one who helped me get my rig set up.  Had some issues with parts on installing my front airbags but one phone call and he had backup parts in the mail asap.  We took the truck and TH on a cross country to  California and back and the rig handled very well.  Keep in mind that you are going to hit some s@$t roads and take a bounce but I'm convinced these really helped the ride quality.  Oh yeah...stay away from Indianapolis.... nothing will help on those roads.

 

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7 hours ago, chief916 said:

I agree.  Ask for Robin, he has a British accent but he's lived in the US for years, and he was the one who helped me get my rig set up.  Had some issues with parts on installing my front airbags but one phone call and he had backup parts in the mail asap.  We took the truck and TH on a cross country to  California and back and the rig handled very well.  Keep in mind that you are going to hit some s@$t roads and take a bounce but I'm convinced these really helped the ride quality.  Oh yeah...stay away from Indianapolis.... nothing will help on those roads.

 

I will do this both of you guys are correct a call to the people who run the business would be the best.

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