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Old 10-24-2017, 01:44 PM   #321
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dang that looks awfully moist for airplanes and busses!!! great cool scenery!!
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What this ^ kid siad. Balls of diamond. To hell with brass and steel. Never been out on any of the "dry" lakes like that but a 20k lb bus just ain't going to happen even with the toad Jeep. I'd be nervous in the Jeep but then with east coast mud, the Wrangler would be up to the roll bars with anything looking like that.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:47 PM   #322
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What this ^ kid siad. Balls of diamond. To hell with brass and steel. Never been out on any of the "dry" lakes like that but a 20k lb bus just ain't going to happen even with the toad Jeep. I'd be nervous in the Jeep but then with east coast mud, the Wrangler would be up to the roll bars with anything looking like that.

ha!!! and ive buried a wrangler so deep i couldnt get the doors open.. in West virginia mud!
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:04 PM   #323
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ha!!! and ive buried a wrangler so deep i couldnt get the doors open.. in West virginia mud!
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That's all fine and dandy so long as you aren't by yourself and it's 50 miles home.
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:24 PM   #324
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That's all fine and dandy so long as you aren't by yourself and it's 50 miles home.
I was but I had a 12,000 lb winch and an anchor...
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:01 PM   #325
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:22 PM   #326
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dang!! id hate the tire shop nbill to get new rubber on that.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:12 PM   #327
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dang!! id hate the tire shop nbill to get new rubber on that.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:50 PM   #328
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I bid on those when they first came-out. Coulda had one for $12K...
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:52 PM   #329
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dang!! id hate the tire shop nbill to get new rubber on that.
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Oddly enough, the govt sells tires in lots of a million pounds, so secondary market is stocked.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:52 PM   #330
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Fuel consumption on one of those beasts could run into a bunch of shekels.
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:00 PM   #331
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and the damn thing probably doesnt have air conditioning
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:49 AM   #333
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I'm confused. Is the truck the toad or is the bus?
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:50 AM   #334
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I was but I had a 12,000 lb winch and an anchor...
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12,000 lb anchors can be hard to come by. A 4" scrub oak ain't going to work. Might for 3k but not 12k.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:56 AM   #335
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12,000 lb anchors can be hard to come by. A 4" scrub oak ain't going to work. Might for 3k but not 12k.
oh I know my anchor wasnt good for 12k.. but it was good enough for me to spin the tires and get outta the hole with the winch.. niow if id have put a snatchblock on there im sure metal woulda been breakin..
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:00 AM   #336
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Never been out on any of the "dry" lakes like that but a 20k lb bus just ain't going to happen even with the toad Jeep.
His bus w/ toad is 48K lbs.


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and the damn thing probably doesnt have air conditioning
Actually, that prime mover is designed to haul Abrams Tanks and the crew in the deserts of Hell. If anything, it has too much A/C.

For you, CK- the condenser coil from one:

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Old 10-25-2017, 07:53 AM   #337
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dang!! thats one serious evaporator coil!!
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:59 AM   #338
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His bus w/ toad is 48K lbs.
Oh I know. Mine is only 20k. He's got those extra tag wheels but that doesn't make up for the doubling of weight. With my footprint there's no chance in hell I'd have tried that being an east coast and mud boy. His bus would be pure suicide.
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Thank you!! Very nice to hear!

A photo from this past weekend at a fly-in event on (what was supposed to be) a dry lake bed in northwest Nevada.
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I'm not sure about that but I know for certain that he who works his tail off the first half of his life to build a career and business loses his wife and kids.
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