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07-19-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,162
Posted By Ed54

Groovy van. Hopefully it has shag carpet and the...

Groovy van. Hopefully it has shag carpet and the requisite warning sign: "if this van's a rockin', don't come a knockin'."

On topic, not surprising you don't have problems since your van is RWD....
07-17-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,162
Posted By Ed54

Depends if your SUV is FWD or RWD. FWD vehicles...

Depends if your SUV is FWD or RWD. FWD vehicles have reduced traction while towing, while RWD vehicles have increased traction. RWD with locking diff will perform almost as well on a ramp as 4WD,...
07-16-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 37,634
Posted By Ed54

Don't provoke him, he probably carries a shiv!

Don't provoke him, he probably carries a shiv!
07-16-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,280
Posted By Ed54

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07-15-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By Ed54

Not sure, don't have anything to compare it to. ...

Not sure, don't have anything to compare it to. Probably not as good as a premium marine spotlight, but if you're already invested in One+ batteries and chargers, I'm sure it's good enough for your...
07-13-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,280
Posted By Ed54

Surprised the higher end marine maintenance...

Surprised the higher end marine maintenance places in high theft areas don't install tire shredders like rental car companies use at airport lots.

For private owners, security camera technology...
07-10-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Ed54

TA Mahoney was great, as usual. Exchanged the...

TA Mahoney was great, as usual. Exchanged the axle for a new one and threw in some free stuff for the hassle. I've been a loyal customer for years and will continue to be.

The job wasn't bad,...
07-09-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By Ed54

Ryobi One + works well. Rechargeable battery and...

Ryobi One + works well. Rechargeable battery and 12v adaptor.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-18-Volt-ONE-Hybrid-LED-Spotlight-Tool-Only-with-12-Volt-Automotive-Cord-P717/300234858
07-07-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By Ed54

There is a special place in hell for the guy that...

There is a special place in hell for the guy that designed the mini grease gun.
07-07-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Ed54

Okay, really good advice learned from this...

Okay, really good advice learned from this episode. if you must do unplanned repairs on a trip, try really hard to do it in a Harbor Freight parking lot. Whatever tools you need, you will have....
07-07-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Ed54

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07-07-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Ed54

Fortunately I had saved the old axle and all the...

Fortunately I had saved the old axle and all the hardware, and had it in my truck bed. I stopped at West Marine and bought two new tires, swapped the axle, and was back on the road in about 2 hours....
07-07-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Ed54

Check the hubs, they are good. I suspect the axle...

Check the hubs, they are good. I suspect the axle was made improperly. when I put it next to the old axle before I installed it, the angle looked a little funny.

Hopefully I can make it 30...
07-07-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Ed54

Just answered my own question. Got a flat in that...

Just answered my own question. Got a flat in that tire. By flat, I mean tire disintegrated.
07-07-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Ed54

Trailer axle advice

I'm in the middle of a trip and I need some advice.

Yesterday I replaced the axle on my single axle trailer. I towed my boat from Tampa up to my sister's house in Savannah for the holidays, and...
07-03-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,921
Posted By Ed54

Only if you are too stupid to use them.

Only if you are too stupid to use them.
04-23-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Ed54

Thanks for the input. I found a Silverado that...

Thanks for the input. I found a Silverado that met my specs at Lakeland Kelley Buick GMC used trucks. It was in very good condition, so I probably paid for more depreciation than I should have, but...
04-22-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Ed54

Where to buy less than perfect trucks

Where can I buy a used truck that is relatively new and low miles, but cosmetically mediocre?

I need to buy a truck for business purposes. Requirements: 1/4 ton, 4x4, crew cab, 2013 or newer,...
04-16-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,978
Posted By Ed54

That's why you should always rent.

That's why you should always rent.
04-14-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 244,507
Posted By Ed54

Very simple. Two options: A - negotiate a...

Very simple. Two options:

A - negotiate a reasonable compromise with the marina and/or the seller if you can find him.
B - hire a lawyer and pay to have the legal system adjudicate your dispute....
04-13-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,876
Posted By Ed54

Basic micro economics. A guy in FL owns an...

Basic micro economics. A guy in FL owns an aluminum boat and has a bad experience for whatever reason, so next time he buys a glass boat. A guy in WA owns a glass boat and has a bad experience for...
04-09-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,274
Posted By Ed54

Yep. Tires weep preservative when they flex...

Yep. Tires weep preservative when they flex under load. If the tire sits for a long time, the preservative dries out and the rubber deteriorates from UV and ozone exposure. Hence the term "dry...
04-02-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 43,257
Posted By Ed54

2nd or 3rd time I launched my boat was at Ricks...

2nd or 3rd time I launched my boat was at Ricks in Tampa. Put it in the water, blocking the single ramp, and then tried to crank it up. Engine turned over but would not start. Tried for 5-10...
03-11-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,212
Posted By Ed54

If it Flies, Floats, or Flirts ... rent it!

If it Flies, Floats, or Flirts ... rent it!
03-02-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,805
Posted By Ed54

They have tons of zodiacs and RIBs. They are...

They have tons of zodiacs and RIBs. They are specifically looking to replicate what they might find while working with host nation military, LEO, etc in 3rd world countries.

Liking the idea of...
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