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ThanksGoing all that way, WOW. Good luck! You are certifiable, just like the rest of us ! lol
What happened to the tire.Thanks
Changed a tire which took 3 hours. I think it could have been an hour, but the hydraulics were puking fluid all over the place. Probably used 3 quarts just raising the cab and tire. Took me a couple tries to get the tire hoist right besides the fluid leak.
Hub temperatures are running 70 degrees
Forward and rear u-joint running 80-90 degrees
Second u joint running 110
Third u-joint running 135
Need to change oil and belts
I haven't picked up the beer yetWhat happened to the tire.
Officer: "Sir you have 5 cases of beer in the back, any reason for that?"
Isn't that how we learn to swim and ride bikes? Jump in the deep end (or get thrown, up to you), and find a steep hill?Trial by fire, good for you. Being sure that I could get the spare off in the dark by myself was the first thing I did when I got my first truck. And a couple hours isn't bad for a swap. Pulling a tire off the truck and replacing it is one of those things best not rushed, IMO.
Looking forward to your build !
Thanks! Would love to connect. I'm in Orange County.@tacosauce Welcome to the club and good luck! I jumped in the deep end last year for the first time - did an auction FMTV recovery from Minnesota to San Diego. Made the trip with my wife and son (great crew!), had some breakdowns along the way, and a TON of help from many kind souls here on SS! Well worth it - was a great experience. Please keep us posted as you make your way west.
Where in SoCal are you based? There are a few of us doing (or have done) RV conversions around; definitely would like to connect.
Yes, back underway, thanks!
When they say baptism by fire, they mean baptism by fire and blood...Yes, back underway, thanks!
Planning on going through Phoenix and taking the 10, but as we know, plans change. I'd love to meet up. We can discuss it through PMs
This truck is kicking my butt. The most fun I've had in a long time. Today we changed a bad tire and I sliced my fingers on the beadlock while twisting it to get it into the new tire. I had my nitrile gloves on and should have changed out to the leather ones for this part.
My college son is with me. It's been the best time with him. I wouldn't want to do it alone. He's such a huge help.When they say baptism by fire, they mean baptism by fire and blood...
Also, there is no shallow end to this pool.
Keep a log of your trip too. So much is going to happen you will soon forget. Who did you sucker in to going with you?
Where abouts in SoCal do you live? I'm in Riverside. I have a M 1083. If you want to talk and or gawk let me knowMade it home! I've lived in the same house for 15 years and just this week I've met lots of neighbors for the first time. No end to the curiosity
Build out to commence.
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