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Old 07-30-2005, 01:33 PM   #29
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It's hard for me to believe that picture was taken more than 30 years ago. I and my crew had delivered a premature baby to the roof top of Denver Childrens Hospital and were returning to Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs. We met up with a sister ship and one of that crew took the picture. One of these days I'll post a pic of my crash landing at 12,700' behind Pikes Peak. Enjoy your chill time. That alert bell will ring soon enough.
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Old 07-30-2005, 07:20 PM   #30
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Clark, looking at your pictures I see you have a pin tripod. Do you like that in addition to the legs? Are they of a benefit?

I menthioned Brookings earlier. Have you ever been up that way. There are a number of private parkes but in my opinion Harris Beach State park is the place to go.

Having re-read this I realized how rude it sounded. Of course the tri pod is of benifit otherwise you would'nt use it. Mea Culpa.
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I've stayed at Harris Beach State Park, but it's been awhile, too long.

The Oregon coast is so beautiful, from Brookings all the way to Astoria.

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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 Hoverbug:
Clark, looking at your pictures I see you have a pin tripod. Do you like that in addition to the legs? Are they of a benefit? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Clark..... I had the same question for you
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The pin tripod, actually a bi-pod that I have, is a great addition. It totally stabilizes the front of the trailer taking away the bounce and sway you get when others are in the back of the rig. I've had it for a couple years, only use it when I'm going to be somewhere for more than a few days. It takes 2 minutes to put on.

Dave, I haven't spent much time on the Oregon coast. We were in Astoria last year at Ft. Clatstop, and we were going to drive down the coast but the road work made the drive way to long. I have been to Tillamook and that area years ago but not lower. My daughter just drove that area on their way back to Missoula over Memorial Day. She took alot of beautiful pictures. Some day we'll get back. We want to get back to Crater Lake and stay for a week or so. I also want to take the boat to Wizards Island and hike to the top. Hopefully in the next year we can do that.

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What is a tailgate????? I can't relate to the problem you mention....

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Boy, with all the Chevy bashing on this thread I probably shouldn't give any real world info here.........but I will.

When you use the stock tailgate you get to lower the tailgate, back in until the pin is past the gate, stop before hitting the trailer, raise the tailgate, then finish backing in to the hitch. Then, when unhooking you unhitch, pull forward enough that the tailgate will clear the trailer, drop the tailgate, pull forward and raise the gate.

Lets see now, how many times did you have to get out of the truck to do all that...I believe its four if you use the right sequence, more if not. One senior moment and you either have a bent tailgate or a crease in your front compartment doors or worse.

Hummm, my fifth wheel V notch Turbo net tailgate costs $75 new, can be taken down easily, eliminates wind turbulence in the bed, (with stock gate wind sucks things out, with open gate, no problem), can back in at any angle, Almost too easy. I was lucky, just a small crease in the compartment doors made my decision for me. However, I wouldn't go buy one of those expensive gates. Thats for the likes of people who have money to burn,(like WWFan)

Besides, that heavy tailgate is worth at least 50lbs of pin weight. That is, unless its a Ford, then maybe only half of that. You know, less metal, more plastic and all that. (Bang)
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I guess I should have mentioned that with my setup there is plenty of gap between the end of the tailgate and the front of the trailer when hitched, so no extra getting out of the truck required.

If I had to do like Vette Racer, I'd have an aftermarket gate, too.
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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 Don (W5IT):
What is a tailgate????? I can't relate to the problem you mention....

My tow vehicle </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don:

It's that party you go to at sporting events, but that's neither here nor there! Man...what a beast...that's purdy!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Lets see now, how many times did you have to get out of the truck to do all that...I believe its four if you use the right sequence, more if not. One senior moment and you either have a bent tailgate or a crease in your front compartment doors or worse. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And Tommy Boy...if I had your money, I'd burn MINE!

Seriously, I'd love to have one of those gates, but there's just no way in heck of convincing Moski to do that...and Tom- I don't have to put in down or put it back up- as long as I've got my son, the 'slave' (to put it in his words).

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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 Vette Racer:
Hummm, my fifth wheel V notch Turbo net tailgate costs $75 new, can be taken down easily, eliminates wind turbulence in the bed, (with stock gate wind sucks things out, with open gate, no problem), can back in at any angle, Almost too easy.
Besides, that heavy tailgate is worth at least 50lbs of pin weight. That is, unless its a Ford, then maybe only half of that. You know, less metal, more plastic and all that. (Bang) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tom,

Man, I gonna have Lady Di quilt me one of them.............



TURBO NET® TAILGATE NET/CARGO FENCE

* Works like a conventional tailgate but without the air drag and gas waste
* Unlike ordinary bars, smaller gear can't slip under net
* Mounts anywhere inside bed to prevent a less-than-full load from sliding around

Tear-resistant vinyl-coated polyester. Adjustable steel rods at top and bottom prevent net from sagging and are strong enough to safely hold big, bulky loads. Simply remove the locking pin to lower the net for easy loading. Installs in any location"”drilling required. Can be used with or without original tailgate.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">And Tommy Boy...if I had your money, I'd burn MINE </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Eh, me thinks you already have.

You'd better pay your "slave" well, I'd hate to get him miffed and accidentally forget something, if you know what I mean.
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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 Don (W5IT):
What is a tailgate????? I can't relate to the problem you mention....

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Installs in any location"”drilling required </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

56, you can use the existing holes, no drilling! I've had mine on for two years and its still in great shape. The big thing is that it stops all that air turbulence in the bed that you have with the regular gate. Takes about 10 seconds to remove it and not much more to put it back in.
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