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Post in 'The Gear' started by bigbarf48, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Holiday

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    Nice truck, looks good the way you have it done.
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  2. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Do I spy my hated enemy, the cedar tree? Nice truck, AK. I like to see those 1/2 tonners used like real trucks, not just family wagons. I'm in the same boat, 2004 Dodge 1500, and she works harder than most 2500's I see 'round here.

    Your Chevy suffers the same trouble as my too-often overloaded 95 Chevy 1500... sagging rear! Ever consider a helper leaf on those rear springs?
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  3. AnalogKid

    AnalogKid Burning Hunk

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    That dreaded cedar saved my rookie butt last year when I ran out of seasoned wood. I mixed it with some not-so-dry stuff and it got me thru.

    She actually doesn't sag too bad to be honest unless I am loaded way beyond a 1/2 ton. And she it still sporting the same suspension that she rolled off the assembly line with.

    Before I bought my 3/4 ton Suburban 8.1L 4x4, I would use my Silverado to reposition my boat in the driveway (not tow), and it was pushing 13,000lbs on the trailer with fuel. I don't know what the tongue weight was, but it was substantial. My truck would just barley sag. Well one time I had to borrow my neighbor's 2004 F-250 to move it. I hooked up the hitch and it just about bottomed out that 3/4 ton Ford. I was surprised.

    The one where she's sagging bad with a load of stone dust, she's actually sitting on a scale. There was 4000lbs in the bed! I have the print out slip to prove it, haha. It was sitting on the bump stops, oops. That was admittedly way to much weight.

    I have built over 100'+ of field stone wall over last summer and this summer, and every single rock was hauled with that truck. We're talking probably somewhere north of 30 loads.

    She it a phenomenal truck. Not only the best truck I've owned, but the best overall vehicle I've owned by far. Lots of cars have come and gone in the 14yrs I've owner her and she's still here. I was real close to pulling the trigger on a leftover '13 early this summer and just couldn't do it. It's been payed off for 11yrs and owes me nothing.
  4. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    somebody say stone dust?

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  5. bad69bird

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    This is mine, although only to pull the dump trailer, nothing goes in the bed
  6. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Then what's the point of having one? Please tell me you have a fifth wheel in there, so I don't call you a princess. ;hm

    [j/k, of course... nice truck!]
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  7. Flatbedford

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    Seems like a waste of a capable truck. Or is it one of those short beds? Can't really tell in that picture.
  8. AnalogKid

    AnalogKid Burning Hunk

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    Nothing goes in the bed, but it's to big to fit in the garage. Makes sense. ;)

    Nice rig.
  9. AnalogKid

    AnalogKid Burning Hunk

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    Doesn't look like a Mega-Cab, so it has at least a 6.5' bed. May even be an 8' bed, hard to tell.
  10. bad69bird

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    8ft bed. it does fit in the garage but with only about 4 inches in length to spare and I had to adjust the garage door because I scratched the roof the first week:(
  11. bad69bird

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    My dad was making fun of me the one time we ran out of room in the trailer and I was "gently placing each log in the truck
  12. AnalogKid

    AnalogKid Burning Hunk

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    I can't poke fun cause I've been known to be a little fanatical about some of my 'toys' too. :)
  13. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Nothing wrong with taking care of your equipment... but I'd probably be poking fun, too. ;)

    I get a sprayed-in bedliner in each truck, usually the day after buying it. Once that's cured, the abuse begins. I try to keep the outside of the truck clean, but the bed is made to be used! I actually steam-rolled several of the ribs flat in the floor of my current bed, when it was only a few weeks old, rolling a 2200 lb. antique safe on a dolly into the bed. That well-used bed is a badge of honor to my otherwise clean truck... I haven't lost any sleep over it!
  14. captjack

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    I have a 2001 Ford Excursion (KIDDIE HAULER DELUXE) diesel , 14x7 dump, jd 5400 with loader and 3 kids ! haha I was going to up load a video of the trailer dumping 2.5 cords of red oak but Im not sure some people here could handle that kind of wood porn hahaha
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  15. rowerwet

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    jealous of all you truck owners! my "truck" is a Dodge grand caravan, not sure how much wood this works out to, the trailer is 7' wide by 8' long, made from a craigslist free tent trailer.
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  16. Joful

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    ;lol The neighbors have all sorts of names for your rig, I'm sure! I imagine you will never fill it, due to weight limitations.
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    You forgot to add in the Timberwolf TW5 in the background.:eek::)
  18. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I think I see a bead of nervous sweat running down the lone tree in the middle of that photo.
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    rowerwet Minister of Fire

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    not with wood, moving it came home filled up many times, I reall wish it was longer and a little narrower. the current plan is to make it my teardrop camper frame, and tear down the pop up (also free) with the 2K axle.

    For what I scrounge the trailer is perfect, but I wish I had a truck...
  20. Joful

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    Ask bad69bird if you can borrow his.
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  21. bad69bird

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    Truck has 9kmiles, My wife has driven it excatly twice. Wont be lending it out any time soon
  22. smoke eater

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    Here is my 2011 F150 ecoboost and Big TeX 16' x 6.5' trailer. Holds 3 tons combined. Ramp tailgate is great to roll any size round.
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  23. OH_Varmntr

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    Just joined here. Here's mine. 01 Ram 2500 4x4 with the 5.9 Cummins HO and a 6-speed manual.
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    Here she is doing work. I rebuilt the trailer from the frame up. Truck is also my skidder when I need to pull logs outta the woods or the ditch.
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  25. MDFisherman

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    06 Ram 1500 4x4 6sp Manual with some custom salt treated boards for sides (got them off the job used)
    It hauls the heat and the meat!

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