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Old 11-02-2017, 04:55 PM   #3601
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Some people are just crazy!
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:09 PM   #3602
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Some people are just crazy!


In defense of this poor sole I had no clue with our first camper 20 years ago. Wish I took pictures of the set up we had back then. Didn't even have a spare tire let alone checking tire pressures before every trip.
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:48 PM   #3603
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In defense of this poor sole I had no clue with our first camper 20 years ago. Wish I took pictures of the set up we had back then. Didn't even have a spare tire let alone checking tire pressures before every trip.
..and you're still kickin! Impressive!
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:10 PM   #3604
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..and you're still kickin! Impressive!


LOL yep live and learn.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:14 PM   #3605
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This could be someone trying to get a 5ver home after an accident or any other sad event. Or, it could be someone who got a smoking deal and figured he just wanted to get it off the seller’s/dealer’s lot before they changed their mind.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:59 PM   #3606
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My Bro-in-law recently bought a used Nissan Titan. Within 3 months the rear end (differential) failed. Dealer didn't rebuild it (probably doesn't know how) and stuck him with a bill for over $4K to replace it with new. Didn't even offer to source a used unit.

Bad on my B-I-L for not contacting me (I was in the auto business for 45 years), bad on the dealership for not offering other options, bad on the previous owner for doing whatever he did to wreck it. Maybe related to the guy above???
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:05 AM   #3607
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yeh just think about all the crazy stuff you did when you were younger
pulled a car down the interstate once with a set of jumper cables
that is all we had
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:39 AM   #3609
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yeh just think about all the crazy stuff you did when you were younger
pulled a car down the interstate once with a set of jumper cables
that is all we had

Years ago, had a co-worker show up late for work one day. Said his fan belt broke 5 miles from work. Asked him how he got to work in a overheating car? Said he found a pair of his girlfriends nylon stockings in the back seat. After we all stopped laughing at him (for not believing he probably got lucky one night), he told us he twisted them, wrapped them around the pulleys, tied a knot and came to work. We all said "yeah, prove it"! He opened the hood and sure enough, there were the stockings hanging on by their last strand but, still on the pulleys!
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:29 AM   #3610
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Years ago, had a co-worker show up late for work one day. Said his fan belt broke 5 miles from work. Asked him how he got to work in a overheating car? Said he found a pair of his girlfriends nylon stockings in the back seat. After we all stopped laughing at him (for not believing he probably got lucky one night), he told us he twisted them, wrapped them around the pulleys, tied a knot and came to work. We all said "yeah, prove it"! He opened the hood and sure enough, there were the stockings hanging on by their last strand but, still on the pulleys!
You can't do that on some of the vehicles now unless you have a really tall GF or more than 1 pair of her stockings.
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:42 AM   #3611
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yeh just think about all the crazy stuff you did when you were younger
pulled a car down the interstate once with a set of jumper cables
that is all we had


I'm still doing crazy stuff as a old man.
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:43 AM   #3612
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His airbags probably went out...
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:43 AM   #3613
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I'm still doing crazy stuff as a old man.
That's the way to do it!
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:59 AM   #3614
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Years ago, had a co-worker show up late for work one day. Said his fan belt broke 5 miles from work. Asked him how he got to work in a overheating car? Said he found a pair of his girlfriends nylon stockings in the back seat. After we all stopped laughing at him (for not believing he probably got lucky one night), he told us he twisted them, wrapped them around the pulleys, tied a knot and came to work. We all said "yeah, prove it"! He opened the hood and sure enough, there were the stockings hanging on by their last strand but, still on the pulleys!
Back in the late 1970’s, I had a ’72 Opel Manta. It had a 1-1/2" to 2” spring-reinforced paper/cardboard “hose” about 6 inches long that routed warmed air from a heat manifold near the engine block up to the air intake. The warm air prevented the carburetor from freezing up.

I was driving home from college, midwest to east coast, Dec. 23rd (about 10 deg F outside) and at about 3am, in the middle of nowhere in Ohio, the car started going slower and slower. I popped the hood, found ice in the carburetor, and quickly realized that the “hose” was gone.

I had a roll of paper towels in the back seat and figured out that the cardboard tube in the middle of the roll was a perfect match for the hose; I just had to cut it to length. It worked long enough to get me home!
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:08 AM   #3615
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I'm still doing crazy stuff as a old man.
Absolutely nothing wrong with that, we grow old if we don't keep the young's on their toes!
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:32 AM   #3616
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You can't do that on some of the vehicles now unless you have a really tall GF or more than 1 pair of her stockings.
Note to self...get a tall girl friend.
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:05 AM   #3617
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yeh just think about all the crazy stuff you did when you were younger
pulled a car down the interstate once with a set of jumper cables
that is all we had
When I was 16 all the forward gears went out on my mother's car when I was out one evening. I was very good at driving in reverse so I turnned the car around and drove 6 miles home right down major streets in Chicago! Even stopped at a restaurant to pick up my brother and a friend. My parents wondered where they went wrong. I was proud to get the car home!
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:52 AM   #3618
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Years ago, had a co-worker show up late for work one day. Said his fan belt broke 5 miles from work. Asked him how he got to work in a overheating car? Said he found a pair of his girlfriends nylon stockings in the back seat. After we all stopped laughing at him (for not believing he probably got lucky one night), he told us he twisted them, wrapped them around the pulleys, tied a knot and came to work. We all said "yeah, prove it"! He opened the hood and sure enough, there were the stockings hanging on by their last strand but, still on the pulleys!


Funny I remember that solution on a Shell commercial a long time ago.
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I had a Ford F-150 about 35 years ago. Radiator hose broke on a mountain top dirt road. I bent the ends and tied them over and put the heater hose on the radiator fill. Put a stick in the heater hose port. Filled from a str am and drove it down to the hotel. On my honeymoon.
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Is that for "Burial at Sea"? Youroo!!
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