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Old 04-11-2017, 07:21 PM   #201
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Nice, pivoting mounts. Are you going to attach it thru the roof ribs?

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Old 04-11-2017, 07:26 PM   #202
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That looks fun - I want to see it!! I need an idea for roof rack.


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Upgraded sound system tonight...going to get roof rack on this week. Test drive to St. Pete this weekend! Finally a full highway fuel economy tesr.

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Old 04-11-2017, 08:34 PM   #203
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Nice, pivoting mounts. Are you going to attach it thru the roof ribs?

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Yep. Thanks. 28" on center holes drilled already.

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Old 04-11-2017, 08:56 PM   #204
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Any drain holes to get the water out of the "spreader" channels?
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:15 PM   #205
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Any drain holes to get the water out of the "spreader" channels?
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Thank you. I'll add them tomorrow. Just changed my mount design tonight. Last design wouldnt have blocked them.

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Old 04-12-2017, 06:46 PM   #206
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Drove the farm truck into work today to get lumber for my rooftop deck. Blew a tire on the way home and had to hook the bus to the trailer to tow the truck home since I did not have a spare. The truck is about 6800 pounds and the trailer is a little over 2,000 pounds. My homemade hitch did well.

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Old 04-16-2017, 09:00 PM   #207
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Took the bus to Saint Petersburg Florida this weekend. Our first interstate trip in the bus to check fuel economy. After 266 miles I was averaging 8.6 miles per gallon.

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Old 04-16-2017, 10:58 PM   #208
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Was that mostly freeway mileage?
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:33 AM   #209
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That thing is running sweet!!! You've got a lot of bugs worked out of it, looks like it's about ready for some good traveling!!
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:20 AM   #210
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Was that mostly freeway mileage?
Yes. Tried to keep it steady at 55. A little rural/urban thrown in too. Next long trip we'll have a cherokee on a tow bar.

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