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    What pull behind Camper?

    Yeah, the hitch is pretty creative. I'm fairly certain, though, that it's not just attached on the bed. I didn't get a good look, but I believe it's attached to the frame as well. It's the same truck the previous owner was using to pull it up canyons when they were actually using the trailer.
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    What pull behind Camper?

    As it happens, yes.
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    What pull behind Camper?

    I agree with you about wasted space, but I also think it's a question of what a given owner prioritizes. For example, a dedicated bed in a space that could accommodate multifunction furniture seems like a waste to me, but I suppose it's harder to make a transformer-bed as comfortable as...
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    What pull behind Camper?

    I have roughly zero such skills. The learning curve is going to be a bear. Keep the tips a-comin' (for example, I could stand to be directed as to how to access the roof to do all this sealing--do I just need a ladder and the patience to keep moving it from spot to spot?). I haven't actually...
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    What pull behind Camper?

    It's funny you should have chosen that word. Everybody and their mother was using that word the other night, too, including me. I kept picturing that bit in The Princess Bride where Buttercup's dress catches fire, and after Westley puts it out he casually says, "Well, now. That was an adventure...
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    What pull behind Camper?

    Remember how I said it did not? {*starts nervous laughter, builds to hysterics*} Okay. The seller kindly offered to tow it 40 miles to where I live. He just didn't get off work until two hours after me. I think, "Great! I'll use that time to hit the DMV for plates." Hah! I'm sure I'm the last...
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    What pull behind Camper?

    It did not. I'm going to have to figure something out. God bless your kindness. Even if it's a bald-faced lie, it's a kind lie and I like it :)
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    What pull behind Camper?

    Guys, I think I just did a dumb. I bought a trailer. The positive: (1) it's really small (the window that's partially obscured by the shed in the picture is the back corner, and the Google search for specs turned up a weight between 1500 and 1900 lbs); (2) it's in pretty darned good shape...
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    Project "Ricky"

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    Project "Ricky"

    I'm mostly just curious about why that is, y'know?
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    Project "Ricky"

    I don't doubt that you know whereof you speak. It just doesn't make sense in my head. So, what? Are the cylinders just really skinny or something?
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    Project "Ricky"

    Here's a head scratcher: should a 3L V6 from 1993 really feel as gutless as this one does to a driver who's used to a 1.9L four-popper, even taking into account all the extra weight?
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    Project "Ricky"

    So, I did buy a bottle of Super Duper Flush Yer System, but I forgot to use it. I talked to my uncle, who's been rebuilding Chevy Impalas since the '60s, about my flushing technique (pulled the thermostat, put the thermostat housing back on, poked the hose into that, ran water into the system...
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    Project "Ricky"

    Okay, I've got the new radiator, new water pimp (yes, pimp), and new thermostat. Radiator's drained. Thermostat housing is off. Flush now through the thermostat seat? Wait until the pimp is off the block? Or is this when I sacrifice the chicken and make a Jackson Pollock with it's innards...


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