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Old 09-13-2005, 06:24 PM   #57
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Something is tellin me the new daddy has been home bound too long. I got my game face on phatty, let's go burn up some high octane!!!
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Old 09-13-2005, 07:42 PM   #58
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I got my game face on phatty, let's go burn up some high octane!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

NOW you're talkin'!

I'm SO ready for this trip. You have no idea. Been couped up all summer (since Pismo) and I am ready to cut-loose!
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Old 09-13-2005, 08:04 PM   #59
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Oh Phatty- I feel your pain...because I'VE HAD IT!! Dang...time to get out and enjoy more of the outdoors than outside the garage door!

I'm SOOOO ready for any trip at this point...Eric's is gonna be a blast, prolly to the point where it will take a month to recoup or Rasor...I hope he doesn't have any 72hr rule on his property (hey Eric...kidding! ).
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWFan:
Oh Phatty- I feel your pain...because I'VE HAD IT!! Dang...time to get out and enjoy more of the outdoors than outside the garage door!

I'm SOOOO ready for any trip at this point...Eric's is gonna be a blast, prolly to the point where it will take a month to recoup or Rasor...I hope he doesn't have any 72hr rule on his property (hey Eric...kidding! ). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yeah...can I run my contractor-grade gen-set all night long or what?
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Kris:

As long as you've got about a 30,000kw output on that puppy, and one heck of a distributon system (and paying the fuel bill!)...GO FOR IT!!
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Old 09-14-2005, 07:36 AM   #62
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PhatFireMan:
Yeah...can I run my contractor-grade gen-set all night long or what? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You wouldn't be the first one. One of my neighbors had his running for about 2-3 months while he was building his house and living in a trailer. Couldn't really hear it in the house, so I didn't care.

Then again, you would be closer... Fortunately, I have a contractor-grade gen-set turner-offer...
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Wow Eric...I guess that'll do it ALOT quicker than a measley !!!
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:10 AM   #65
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You are my idol, PhatBoy. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It really kind of happened unexpectedly...fell right into my lap.
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OK Phatty...time to cough up the details...how's the new digs? I noticed the Cloud9 parked next to it in your sig- what are all the bells and whistles?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWFan:
OK Phatty...time to cough up the details...how's the new digs? I noticed the Cloud9 parked next to it in your sig- what are all the bells and whistles? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
To tell you the truth I have been at work so much I haven't had the time to play with the new rig. But if I remember right, some of the lavish accessories include...

Dual rear electric king bunks
Queen bedroom slide out
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Dual remote control A/C units
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20 gal gen tank, 40 gal fuel station tank
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NeverLube Axles

Honestly...I've been waiting for the "weight police" to start hassling me about my F250 tow vehicle. Or maybe that was the the RV.net forum...?

I've been doing a bit of research, and people forget that you get the same motor, tranny, and BRAKES all the way until the F450. Now that's according to Ford's online specs In fact...the ONLY physical difference between the F250 and F350 is the rear blocks...same springs.

When you move from the F350 into the F350 DUALLY, you get a stronger axle AND springs...but still the SAME BRAKES. This doesn't take into account the '06 Tow-Boss package...it was not listed.

Now I understand that with the dually you've got one more set of tires touching the ground, thus giving you a bigger paw print with which to stop, as well as a wider platform with which to ditribute the weight...but STILL the same size rotors and calipers!

So in my teeny little mind, by adding weight carrying capabilities to the rear end...is there really THAT much difference? Am I really dooming my family to imminent death as some people preach on the forums? Legal...no. Completely unsafe....don't think so.

I say go slow. Keep a safe following distance ALWAYS. Baby it. Just my $.02
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Boy...it looks like it's pretty loaded- good for you!

About the TV situation...first, you've got a 04 F250 4x2 or 4x4? Either one has a GVWR of 8800lbs. A 2005 F350 DRW has 13,000. Second, rear springs are 6830 vs. 9000. Third, regarding brakes, your 04 has a Gross Lining Area of 34.72, whereas the 05 DRW is 38.16, so there's more brakes.

There's alot more, but you don't get the true difference until you drive one. My GiantRV guy was going to stay with his F250 package with his LE3905 until he drove a F350 DRW Tow Boss. He had one a week later. I was going to stay with my 2000 F250 Banks- I drove my F350 DRW Tow Boss, 9 days after getting the TH, we had the F350. There's just no comparison. Clark switched...Lincster did also. All for the same reasons.

We all did it not only becuase it's a better ride, but it's safe. Not only that, but the one comment that took me was the cops are more likely to pull over a F250 than a F350 Dually because the appearance is striking also. There's just no comparison!!

I tell you what...when we get up to Eric's, I'll unhitch and you can try out the F350 on your rig before you park...you'll be down at the Blue Oval dealer faster than you can SAY "Tow Boss".

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Thanks Sean...I'll take you up on that offer.




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We are thinking about going to Dumont on Wednesday the 26th...then making our way over to Rasor Road on either Thursday OR Friday...depending on when everyone plans on arriving at Rasor.

Anybody interested in hitting Dumont with us? Free rides in the new buggy.
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