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Old 01-10-2010, 09:49 AM   #21
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Re: Well, I Swallowed the Bitter Pill. Adios Amigos.

What's the matter deminimis, couldn't find a Greyhound to covert....

You should be fine in Baja, most of the road is paved now.

Nice looking rig though.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:11 AM   #22
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I have to agree with you about the jacks. I saw a guy hit poorly placed steel flower pot (huge) and take the corner off his camper. It's really a big risk to keep them on when traveling.

When we had a pickup/camper we made the jacks quick-removable. I used slightly longer bolt with a nut on the jack. Then I could put the bolts through the camper mounts and spin on wingnuts. About 1 min/jack to install or remove.

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Old 01-10-2010, 10:42 AM   #23
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Re: Well, I Swallowed the Bitter Pill. Adios Amigos.

Nice combo. There is compromise in every decision. That thing looks comfortable, but now longer a daily driver and no drivethu's for you.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:53 PM   #24
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Now you know what an Earthromer is like Ok maybe not that nice...wait, you make the call Sure looks as big as one, but big can be good...look on the positive side. If I camp with you in the desert will you run my starcool
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:25 AM   #25
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Re: Well, I Swallowed the Bitter Pill. Adios Amigos.

deminimis,

In case you find your current setup too small, here's another option for you. No affiliation...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ultimate ... 302wt_1165

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Old 02-16-2010, 09:55 AM   #26
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Re: Well, I Swallowed the Bitter Pill. Adios Amigos.

I know you're pulling my leg Herb, but don't think I didn't think about an AM General rig before. You can get them on the cheap from this fellow, slap a 5th wheeler on back (or a custom build) and viola! http://www.idahomotorpool.com/

For us, I need something to use for camping, hauling and sometimes just getting around, so the truck/camper combo made the most sense. Plus, a M-35 must get, what, 6 MPG at a top speed of 50 MPH? Now, if we lived near Baja and could get more use out of such a single-purpose rig, a M conversion would be the ticket.
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Re: Well, I Swallowed the Bitter Pill. Adios Amigos.

that was actually a neat site. You never know when Its time to waste more money!!! except.. not now.

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Old 02-16-2010, 09:11 PM   #28
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Re: Well, I Swallowed the Bitter Pill. Adios Amigos.

Going to get a trailer from him someday.
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Re: Well, I Swallowed the Bitter Pill. Adios Amigos.

Rat Patrol ... Now that was quality TV.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:24 PM   #30
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Re: Well, I Swallowed the Bitter Pill. Adios Amigos.

Well been busy outfitting the truck for Baja. Installed new front suspension components, raised teh front a couple of inches, then had it aligned, new Bilstein 5100s all around. Skid plates and mud flaps arrived yesterday. Installed air bags over the weekend (easy install, by the way). So, with the proper 6-step ladder, we can now get into the camper when its on the truck. Geeszch this thing is big (but comfy):



The shop door in this pic is 10'

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