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TRS 2021 Fall Off-Road Round-Up

bobbywalter

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sawzall?
Tire Size
33-44
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it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
That's Tuesday shit on a Thursday.....

Definitely a trap.....but a friendly trap....
 


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snoranger

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The Maverick is hers. The RV gets parked in the backyard. Welcome to your new dog house - sucker. You walked right into that one, eyes wide open at that :icon_rofl:
You think I have a problem sleeping in the RV? HA!
She has a new Bronco Sport... she doesn’t need a Maverick. That will wind up as my daily driver.
That's Tuesday shit on a Thursday.....

Definitely a trap.....but a friendly trap....
I don’t know... I sent her a link to an RV show in Hershey PA this weekend, she responded with “OK”. Something doesn’t feel right.
 

ericbphoto

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3.0L
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6"
Tire Size
35"
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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
I sent her a link to an RV show in Hershey PA this weekend, she responded with “OK”. Something doesn’t feel right.
It's a trap!
 

Fast Eddie

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Ok... I figured it out.
I was texting my wife and she mentioned that her father wanted to get a RV and travel the country after he retired. He passed away about 15 years ago and never got the chance. Now it makes sense.
 

Fast Eddie

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Ok... I figured it out.
I was texting my wife and she mentioned that her father wanted to get a RV and travel the country after he retired. He passed away about 15 years ago and never got the chance. Now it makes sense.
that's what I do and can't encourage you enough - if you can find a way - do it...also consut these two sites on the RV. Join and ask questions:
 

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85_Ranger4x4

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Just get a old RV and fix it up! Tons of fun and lots of entertainment for the whole family! Also very educational!
 

Robertmangrum.rm

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My credo
Buy it, build it, and drive it like you stole it
If you need any advice on campers let me know. My Nissan buddy worked at a RV repair shop for several years and knows the ins and outs on most all of them. Hes a good source of info on these.
 

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Just be prepared for sticker shock and try not to buy new or you'll be the one hammering out all the kinks. Thee quality has really gone down. They can't get them out the dorr fast enough. Covid initroduced more people than you can imaging to RV'ing as a way to vacation and still be able to reasonably social distance. Morw RVs=less quality, more expense, fewer places to camp and higher prices when you do. Make yourself a list of what you believe are 'must haves' and bump any coach you consider against that list. Sit on the furniture, get in the shower, close the door and emulate bathing. There's a laundry list of things to consider. One more point: unless you give it up all togather, your first purchase will not be your last. You'll learn things as you progress and will likely want to make some changes for your next purchase. Ask any seasoned veteran.

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Fast Eddie

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Went back throught the pics again and there wasn't a cloud in the sky in any of them. Man, you guys/gals really lucked out.
 

ericbphoto

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3.0L
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Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
Went back throught the pics again and there wasn't a cloud in the sky in any of them. Man, you guys/gals really lucked out.
The weather really was ideal this year.
 

bobbywalter

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FORD mostly
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V8
Engine Size
BIGGER
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
sawzall?
Tire Size
33-44
My credo
it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
Here's a video I know some people are waiting for. Just did a quick edit on my phone. I'll redo it in a week or so on my computer and it will be better.

Clearly ....

This kid needs to fire his spotter....
 

ericbphoto

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Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.

sgtsandman

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Pre-2008 lift
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31X10.5R15
Discovered some clay that didn’t wash off while working under the truck today. Not surprised. I just laughed a bit and moved on. I do need to take care of it though. I want to make sure the Fluid Film can get to what I want to protect instead of just gumming up the clay and dirt.
 

Robertmangrum.rm

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2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
2.5 level kit
Tire Size
255/75r17
My credo
Buy it, build it, and drive it like you stole it

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