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Old 07-03-2005, 08:23 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone:

Welll..got back home from Pismo today seeing Mom, and decided that since we had 1600 miles on the F350, it was time to hook up the new SLC and take her for a short spin...adjusted the hitch, hooked her up, then went about a mile down the road to the shopping center to see if the whole setup was level...whatdayathink?





Then we went down the hill a few miles- wow...that TorqShift tranny is sweet! No problems with power (although- again- not like my 'ol Banks'd F250, but sure rides ALOT better), with the weight- it ran just slicker than snott. It's the low-lying tree limbs that I've now got to get used to!

Went a whoppin' 4 miles total...I'm not gonna count that as the Maiden Voyage (do I hafta?).

Can hardly wait to pull it a tad longer, ya suppose? Oh...and total length: 57 feet, 7 inches...a bit longer than what I've been used to, so I'll just have to get used to again.

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Hi Everyone:

Welll..got back home from Pismo today seeing Mom, and decided that since we had 1600 miles on the F350, it was time to hook up the new SLC and take her for a short spin...adjusted the hitch, hooked her up, then went about a mile down the road to the shopping center to see if the whole setup was level...whatdayathink?





Then we went down the hill a few miles- wow...that TorqShift tranny is sweet! No problems with power (although- again- not like my 'ol Banks'd F250, but sure rides ALOT better), with the weight- it ran just slicker than snott. It's the low-lying tree limbs that I've now got to get used to!

Went a whoppin' 4 miles total...I'm not gonna count that as the Maiden Voyage (do I hafta?).

Can hardly wait to pull it a tad longer, ya suppose? Oh...and total length: 57 feet, 7 inches...a bit longer than what I've been used to, so I'll just have to get used to again.

Sean
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Old 07-03-2005, 08:27 PM   #3
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WOW Sean, it sure looks great. Real happy for you. I don't kow how you have waited this long. It really does look good.

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Old 07-03-2005, 08:34 PM   #4
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Rod & Deb!!

Howdy...glad to see someone on here tonight...I thought it was shut down...

Thanks...it was a short trip, but just couldn't wait any longer. I'm sure you're probably just biting at the bullet right now, but at least you're in the same month now!

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I just had to let you know how sweet your setup ended up looking, especially with the smooth fiberglass sides.

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Old 07-03-2005, 08:46 PM   #6
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Sean that is an awesome set up, I bet ya are itchin to take it on a the maiden voyage. Congrats and happy 4th........Bill
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Hey Sean-
Thanks for opening my eyes to the beauty of gelcoat. I love it! I have another question for ya...I came across the Open Roads forum (is this the place everyone is always refering to as "the other forum"?) I was wondering what your .02 was on this place? I had noticed that you (as well as some other regulars here) had been a contributer over there too. BTW...It is not my intention to take your post off in another direction...just wanted a quick thought.

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Old 07-03-2005, 08:51 PM   #8
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Check your PM in a 'bit'...and thanks Bill!

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Old 07-03-2005, 08:56 PM   #9
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Sean,

Wow, your rig looks great. Betcha had a lot of rubberneckers checkin' it out on that short trip.

Glad your new truck tows her good (like there were any doubts).

Didn't cha just want to keep goin'? I just know it was hard to turn around and head home.

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Wes:

Well Howdy part'ner! Thank you...and yeah..the first rubbernecker was a deputy sherriff than cruised right next to it all the way to the shopping center parking lot- just what you need when you're trying to commandeer it down the street AND watch your speed.

Thanks again.

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swEEt lookin setup there...
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Sean,

She's a BEAUTY!!! Man that rig looks nice. I'll get to see it up close here real soon!!!

Hope you had a good time at mom's and Pismo.

Yack at ya soon, Clark
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Man,oh man,oh man!! What a good looking pair. Even your choice of graphics is just right. I know you gotta be a proud poppa! A very Happy 4th Sean!
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Well, it looks ok for a Ford.

Just kidding you man, looks great! Them old dually's seem like they were meant to never go anywhere without a load on, don't they. That ought to get you to Moab in style.
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