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by trk29 on Apr 09 2011, 2:26am
I had a long weekend last weekend and decided to install a floating deck at where we keep our camper. I had seen the plans online on http://www.deckplans.com and thought I would give it a try.
I started it around 3p.m. and finished it Sunday evening. All and all it was pretty simple, I completed it by myself and it turned out level and square, so check out the site if you want to complet a project like this.
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by trk29 on Mar 09 2011, 7:53pm
Well today I started and finished on my front basket for my golf cart to carry coolers and towels down to the boat when we have 4 people on this thing. It was also a chance to finally hard mount my winch to the cart. ThoughT I would tell how I spent my Wednesday off.
I won the basket off of ebay for $38.00! It is a basket for a Polaris 4 wheeler. I had to custom weld the brackets to get it to mount but I can stand on the front of this believe it or not and I don't think it is going to be a problem for my little winch. I've got it on a 2" receiver hitch and plugged up with a 110 plug for when I need to load it in the back of the truck. I turned to basket around backwards so the hitch would have a pocket to sit in and give me more clearance in the truck. The basket is also attached in front of the windshield on the body.
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by trk29 on Mar 05 2011, 1:00am
Just thought I would share a little experience today that made me smile! I know my 1500 doesn't have the power that the diesels have but it is enough for me at the moment. I just came up Old Fort Mountain in NC. It's pretty steep and is the kind of grade the diesel guys talk about when they say "I went up that mountain doing 80 pulling my D9 cat!"
Yeah there are like 4 speed ramps for out of control trucks. Anyway I was just starting my ascent and noticed a little Mini Cooper S coming up. He started pushing my bumper doing 65 so I went along with it for a few minutes and then I punched it. Damn that Intake howls!
Now this is the first time I did this since my Intake and Hypertech install during cruising speed. Man this sucker hauls ass! When I punched it I saw the chic on the passengers side mouth drop open like she was saying "He is gone".
So I stayed in it till I hit 110. Holy crap I didn't know my truck would handle so good at such high speed because this grade is curvy as well!
Last summer I had seen the aftermath of a rolled semi carrying cantaloupe and watermelon!
Not my pictures.
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by trk29 on Mar 01 2011, 2:56pm
Thought I would share my winter experience with the lake we go to every other weekend. It looks like we are going to have to find a spot to put our boat in since we can't use our landing in our cove. They have been working on the main damn this winter and had to drop the lake by more than 15 ft. Oh and our cove is only 5 ft deep when it is full. So I thought I would share some pics. Take a look for yourself walking out in the middle of the lake looks so alien, the first time I went down there it was really windy and the first thing I could think about was Total Recall it was like I was walking on Mars!
From the top of our cove
Looking back at our landing.
Down at the mouth of our cove. Tree has been cut up a lot because at full the log is only 1ft below water line.
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by trk29 on Feb 22 2011, 3:07pm
Other than the 6" Fabtech Lift and XD wheels which are 18"s (post tire size here) Nitto Terra Grapplers, the truck has fender flares, push bar, linex step bars.
I go to the lake alot and this year I will be taking the boat out a lot at night so I wanted to put some fog lights on the back to help me see better at night hooking up. Below are some pictures I took after I completed it. Under the back bumper there are two holes that the plastic over the bumper fasten to with little push clips, I used these holes to mount the lights to.
I grounded them to a (bumper to truck mount) and for power I ran them off of the reverse light wire at the 7 pin connnector. This is the way I have done it in the past because chocking the tire and setting the e-brake is something I would rather do than put another switch in my dash, this way when I put it in reverse I have more light.
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