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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Mike Clay » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:42 pm

Yes it is very heavy and I did find out equal water weight equals the same pounds off the pin. I put 300 lbs of water in today and my pin was exactly 300 lbs lighter. No not all of my mods are in yet. My problem is I am very close with my gcvwr so I am afraid I will be making a change. Kind of sucks since I really like this truck. Not to mention with this heavy of trailer the stability is not there anymore.
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Rob & Cathy » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:01 pm

Mike Clay wrote: I put 300 lbs of water in today and my pin was exactly 300 lbs lighter.


So that means your water tank is exactly the same distance behind the axles as the king-pin is ahead of the axles?

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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Rob & Cathy » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:34 pm

Olbird wrote:I see the color White in Mike's future,


You're probably right and that is the near future.

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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby WVcampers » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:09 pm

Rob, check Mike's signature :-$
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Mike Clay » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:19 am

Ha ha ya I did it actually signed papers on Tuesday but still have not seen the truck since they had to bring it down from Mt Vernon WA. I will be going in this morning to hopefully drive it then they will be installing my hitch and step and should have it later today. Once I am sure its mine I will post pics. Wanted to sell my truck out right but I could not in good faith have somebody I know pay for what I got for the trade plus incentives. I had to make the deal on the spot since there are not many 2013 duallys left around here.

Yup its white this time around and still did not really want to do this since my truck has been so good. But the stability was a problem pushing the truck to the limits. I keep this up I will need to go back to work. :(
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Mike Clay » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:21 am

Rob & Cathy wrote:
Mike Clay wrote: I put 300 lbs of water in today and my pin was exactly 300 lbs lighter.


So that means your water tank is exactly the same distance behind the axles as the king-pin is ahead of the axles?

Rob

I dont know about that alls I can tell you is on the re weigh it was pound for pound. 300 more on the trailer axels and 300 less on the pin
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby jtaylor1920 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:41 am

Congrats on the new truck. I'm sure she'll be a beauty and you'll have one great looking combo. :thumbrt:
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby sew2bhappy » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:09 am

Well, congrats on the new truck! Cannot wait to see it at Albuqurque!! :d Are you adding an auxiliary tank to your new ride?
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby snoking » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:03 am

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Good thing Blade Chevy in Mount Vernon is South of the temp bridge on the Skagit River, as they have a wide load limit on the temp bridge and a truck with training wheels would have never made it out of town!!!

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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Rob & Cathy » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:57 am

WVcampers wrote:Rob, check Mike's signature :-$


=))

Congrats Mike on the new truck. Looking forward to hearing about all the new features.

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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby bop11 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:30 am

Congrats Mike on the new truck! :!: :thumbrt:

After all these years and you finally get training wheels..... :d
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby jrshuman » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:56 am

I think you did the right thing Mike. Dually will give you more stability and the ride will be much better than a class 6/7 truck. You'll have just as much torque and pulling power (I think) and you spent a heck of a lot less money and you'll get better fuel mileage! I'm sure you, Suzanna and Rudy will enjoy the new Truck! I think Red would have been nice tho.... Congratulations! :ymapplause:
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby snoking » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:51 pm

jrshuman wrote:I think you did the right thing Mike. Dually will give you more stability and the ride will be much better than a class 6/7 truck. You'll have just as much torque and pulling power (I think) and you spent a heck of a lot less money and you'll get better fuel mileage! I'm sure you, Suzanna and Rudy will enjoy the new Truck! I think Red would have been nice tho.... Congratulations! :ymapplause:


So Jim how much do you want for the 610. Somewhere between 25 and 30K? Then you can go buy a new dually for 55-60K, and I can be a happy camper driving a big RED truck. :) :) :)

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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby jrshuman » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:52 pm

Sounds tempting Chris. But... I think I'll just hold on to it for another 400,000 or 500,000 miles. Then we can talk again! :d
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby snoking » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:34 am

jrshuman wrote:Sounds tempting Chris. But... I think I'll just hold on to it for another 400,000 or 500,000 miles. Then we can talk again! :d


Well I guy can try! I good Volvo with 400 or 500K mikes left in it is half the price of a new pickup!

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