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Old 03-30-2016, 07:58 PM   #861
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Filled it up with gas for the first part of my 400 mile drive to Salt Lake City tomorrow. Yep, it's getting warmer up north, so time to follow the heat.
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:11 PM   #862
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Ordered a 2.5" shank for the Equalizer hitch. Got tired of messing with the reducer on the F250. Scheduled appointment for oil change and tire rotation.
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:26 PM   #863
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Used it to pull my TT to just past Twin Falls, ID, a little over 500 miles. It's now beer-30.
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:32 PM   #864
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Put new tires on her.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:29 PM   #865
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Dropped $1100 on tires and an alignment today. Next week I will have the pulsating brake issued resolved. Then it will be professionally detailed, windows possibly tinted and a remote starter installed.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:58 PM   #866
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Gave it a good work-out towing the trailer from Seattle area to Glenns Ferry, ID - 575 miles. The sweet spot for this combo is 62mpg and it will hold that up the passes when locked in 4th gear at about 3400 rpm which is right in the power band for the Hemi. Averaged about 11.3mpg (hand-calculated) over the passes. Now that we are in some flatter terrain that is creeping up towards 12.5-13mg. I had a tank that came it at 13.7mpg on a similar trip south last fall.
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:12 PM   #867
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Gave it a good work-out towing the trailer from Seattle area to Glenns Ferry, ID - 575 miles. The sweet spot for this combo is 62mpg and it will hold that up the passes when locked in 4th gear at about 3400 rpm which is right in the power band for the Hemi. Averaged about 11.3mpg (hand-calculated) over the passes. Now that we are in some flatter terrain that is creeping up towards 12.5-13mg. I had a tank that came it at 13.7mpg on a similar trip south last fall.
That's some great MPGs ttavasc. I averaged just under 10mpg for my trip, but I guess my trailer is about double the weight of yours. I need to start thinking about changing the oil in mine. It has about 6000 on it now, but the EVIC hasn't told me to change it yet. I've notice that when you work the engine hard, oil changes are less frequently called for. I guess higher temps burn off the impurities, at least that's my theory.
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Old 04-03-2016, 04:17 PM   #868
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Like the sound of that. Been wondering how I was going to deal with our Champion. Sounds simple, but could ya post a pic?

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Tuckerdog1, YOU ASKED FOR IT! I NOW HAVE PICS for our DIY lightweight Champion generator ramp:
DW and I have little trouble rolling it up and into the truck bed. We stand on either side of the ramp and both of us roll it up far enough for someone to grab the handle while in the truck bed. Usually the DW climbs into the truck bed while I hold the gen then she lifts the handle while I push and it rolls into the truck bed.

If solo, a block and tackle could be used to pull on the handle while standing along side the ramp.

The ramp and fiberglass ladder has no trouble supporting the generator and 2 sheets (2' x 4') of 1/4" plywood, BUT NO ONE should walk on this ramp.

(Notes: There are 2 clamps holding plywood sheets together. There hasn't been a reason (so far) to clamp the plywood to the ladder.
Also, the truck tailgate is removed temporarily for loading/unloading the gen.)
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Old 04-03-2016, 04:36 PM   #869
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filled up my firestone ride rites to check them and all is well
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Tuckerdog1, YOU ASKED FOR IT! I NOW HAVE PICS for our DIY lightweight Champion generator ramp:
DW and I have little trouble rolling it up and into the truck bed. We stand on either side of the ramp and both of us roll it up far enough for someone to grab the handle while in the truck bed. Usually the DW climbs into the truck bed while I hold the gen then she lifts the handle while I push and it rolls into the truck bed.

If solo, a block and tackle could be used to pull on the handle while standing along side the ramp.

The ramp and fiberglass ladder has no trouble supporting the generator and 2 sheets (2' x 4') of 1/4" plywood, BUT NO ONE should walk on this ramp.

(Notes: There are 2 clamps holding plywood sheets together. There hasn't been a reason (so far) to clamp the plywood to the ladder.
Also, the truck tailgate is removed temporarily for loading/unloading the gen.)
Thanks Sherm,

I take one of those Werner adjustable ladders. So I should be able to do this without removing the tailgate. I like it. Thanks,

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