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Old 07-09-2019, 08:45 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Update! Finished the hauler this past weekend. Real happy with how it all turned out.





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Old 07-09-2019, 08:48 AM   #27 (permalink)
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that's a good looking truck.

what's the weight of your deck vs the weight of the box?
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Looks killer!! Want to see it loaded up.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:31 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:16 PM   #32 (permalink)
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that's a good looking truck.

what's the weight of your deck vs the weight of the box?
Thanks man, it's been a lot of work. Honestly, I have no idea what the weight is.
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:18 AM   #33 (permalink)
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That is sick. Good job
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:31 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I was told there would be lowering!

Looks good otherwise.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:11 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:20 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Update: Got my brother and I's rigs loaded for a wheeling trip this past weekend. After about 8hrs behind the wheel of a truck this size I've came to a few conclusions. (I've never driven a truck this big other than a few miles here and there)

1. Driving is 100% analog and reminds me of the first time I took my CJ5 for a ride as a 16yr old. It wonders just enough to keep you paying attention and it's fawking awesome! Same smile as I had back then. You're driving this thing, you're not just riding along.

2. Gears 1-4 are almost worthless. Start in 2nd or 3rd and quickly hit 4th. You're in 6th at about 42mph, then its a loooonnnggg ramp up to 65-70mph which is top speed. Never felt out of power, it just is what it is.

3. People dive in front of semi's all day long. Holy shit, I never realized this one. God damn I wanted to jam the gas instead of the breaks on the trip home and spin some dipshits into the ditch.

4. We've got just shy of $10k all in, on this and it's so fun. If you've got room to store one, there's just no way to do it better for the same money.







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you ain't lying.

I bounced a dachshund off the dashboard in the uhaul.

people have zero comprehension what it takes to stop a truck.
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good looking bed!
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:51 PM   #39 (permalink)
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That turned out really badass! I'm a little jelly. Nice work!
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Get yourself a really nice air ride seat and you will find 12-15hrs behind the wheel easy. The reast of the truck looks good.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:41 AM   #41 (permalink)
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i think this build would be a solid 10/10 if you had a hitch and could pull an popup/RV behind it.
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Love it man, nice work.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:45 AM   #43 (permalink)
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i think this build would be a solid 10/10 if you had a hitch and could pull an popup/RV behind it.
Way ahead of you. We've got a hitch but wanted to wait and see how it did with 2 rigs on it first. It seems to not GAF if it's empty or has 2 buggies on the back so the hitch is going on and towing the enclosed for sleeping.

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Old 10-07-2019, 09:17 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I wonder what your caster angle is on that front axle? Our motorhome wandered like a mother until I added several degrees of positive caster. My experience obviously has absolutely nothing to do with the geometry on your setup, but it might be worth a check. The other thing that IS probably worth doing is to go weigh that setup. You might have less weight on the steers than you think--that rear overhang is pretty long. You'll need that info anyway when you're trying to figure out how much tongue weight you can handle.

Beautiful work, and a very nice looking setup!



ETA--my motorhome is E450 based, so it's IFS. Obviously very different, but caster is caster. Mine had almost no return-to-center tendency prior to the adjustment. If yours has that same problem, take it to a truck shop and shell out the money to have it added.

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