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#1 OFFLINE   mtnkwby

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 09:03 PM

We left at 6am on the 19th and hit nothing but construction on 395 till we hit Nevada.  Put us 3 hours behind schedule, I mad eup 1 og them but we got to Goose Lake at dusk.  WHAT A HORRIBLE NIGHT...I have never seen that many Mosquitoes in my life.  We had planned to stay another day and unwind a little, but the bugs were just to much, and we left at 8am for Enterprise.  That part of the trip was uneventful and the Ranger averaged 19.5 mpg at 75-80 mph.

 

We were saddened to say the least at the condition of the rig.  It has sat for the last 2 years unattended and is in poor condition, nothing devastating, but ALOT of cleaning, painting,and repairs need to be done.  I'm presently in the middle of accessing system conditions and operation.  I got Red up and running again and moved the S&S to a better spot and dropped it off the truck.  Red needs a bath badly and I will try to tackle that in the next few days and go fuel him up.  The chassis battery was DOA and the sticker was 2/05, so I guess I got my moneys worth from it.  Aired the tires to 80 psi and he fired right off and seems to run just fine with all systems functioning.  The S&S had a 100 watt solar panel added poorly and cause a leak to the ceiling of the kitchen that wasn't caught till spring.  Because of that there is no ceiling from the AC to the bed, probably 6-7 feet or so.  Our son did dry it out and fixed the problem, then treated the wood and sealed it, so it just need the ceiling replaced.  We've decided to replace the whole ceiling in it and move and rewire the speakers while adding more lights to the kitchen area.  I had to move it to be able to hookup to service and get the systems back on line.  The electrical and battery systems are all in good working order, and tomorrow I will start going through the water/sewer system, but first I have to replace a shutoff in the bathroom that broke.

 

That's all for now...and I will get pics up eventually, we're still settling in, but enjoying our S&S again!


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#2 OFFLINE   Electrojake

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 09:14 PM

Cool post, and yes pics would be great!

Jake


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:19 PM

Update...

 

All systems in the S&S are operating as intended and the propane tanks are filled and in, other than the ceiling issues, it's good to go.

 

I half washed Red to get the windows clean and went down and filled him up...$113.00, then went for a ride.  All I can say it I LOVE this truck, this thing is solid and tight and empty it's fast and nimble for an F350 dually.  It goes in Monday for an oil change, a new thermostat, and rear end check before the 1,100 mile trip home.


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:04 PM

Wow. It was a great setup when we saw it a few years ago. 


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:11 PM

Our son is having weird health problems and isn't able physically to do what's needed for the maintenance.  The rig has been sitting in the same spot for almost 3 years now.  Everything is now in good working order, just needs some cleaning and paint.  The paint I painted the S&S with has cracked so we need to re-sand it and re-paint...not such a big deal.  Red is...well red...so the paint faded pretty bad, and very quickly as has every red vehicle I've ever owned.   That being said I used to rub it out twice a year because it was red and now I have an excuse to repaint it.

 

Here's some pics and the S&S is dog approved.  NOTE the heater...our first night it was 38* and I didn't have any of the systems up yet and had the hatch open...Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

 

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Edited by mtnkwby, 24 July 2018 - 05:13 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:46 AM

Cool pics!

Thanks for posting that stuff. :)


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 02:15 PM

I scrubbed down Red today...the paint is REALLY in bad shape and flaking and peeling.


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Posted 01 August 2018 - 06:00 PM

Sounds like its time for a fresh coat of RED!  Nothing like a a refreshed rig.  Gives one - inspiration!  - And thanks for the pictures

 

Neat stuff!


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 12:21 PM

We made it home yesterday afternoon, the smoke from the fires was with up for most of the 1,100+ route, sometimes pretty heavy.  I could not get the fridge to run on propane so we were forced to pack the fridge with ice and gel-packs to keep our Elk and Deer frozen and stay in CG's, it made it home without issue.  We average 7.5 mpg overall and I'm happy with that, we scaled at 16,582lbs on the road with 1/3 water and one tank at 1/2...Red was a trooper and performed flawlessly the whole trip. 

 

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Edited by mtnkwby, 05 August 2018 - 12:24 PM.

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:57 PM

  We average 7.5 mpg overall and I'm happy with that, we scaled at 16,582lbs on the road with 1/3 water and one tank at 1/2...
Red was a trooper and performed flawlessly the whole trip. 
 
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Eight and a half ton?
That’s Sir is impressive.
Looks good too!
-Ej-

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:31 PM

Thanks, this truck is a brute and I missed it. Drove it today without the trailer...felt like a sports car..lol


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