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Checking In

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:25 pm
by fbenross
I had better check in before some of the old timers think I’m a pile of bones in the Owyhee Desert. I just spent my first year retired and went over 39k miles on my PW/RV. It is a Dinosaur and will be 12 in April. All but 2000 of those miles with a Ton of popup camper and gear on the back. I took the camper off for this winter and it’s like having a new truck. The tires are chirpy when shifting that 6 spd, and it rides like a Buckboard. The wife was following me the other day and later she said “you have the biggest truck on the road” so I took her out to dinner…out smarted by her again!
I’m surprised I still have the stock F brakes, but it is pulling to the right slightly under braking now. All is still working well with the stock 06…lockers, sway bar, and winch still working fine. I am on my 3rd P.S. pump, both changed in the field by this old man. I finally got around to doing the recall on the air bags and clutch lockout switch/spring, and after 12 years outside by the ocean, there is no serious rust yet. No Snorkel has been needed yet, but I have dared to get the Smart Bar electrics wet twice :doh: …I still love banging the gears in the old girl, and I did notice the guy checking it out in the Safeway parking lot. She is one good looking, scratched up girl but every scratch was worth it.
The Camper will be going back on this May for a D.V. trip, retirement has been a whirlwind, I find myself spending less time on line and more time doing home, yard, and vehicle projects. I feel a bit left behind on the forum with an old 3G, but there is a price to pay for having the best Gen PW. I Hope all are well. Ben
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Re: Checking In

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:33 pm
by olyelr
Nice to see ya around again. Enjoy retirement!

Re: Checking In

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:39 pm
by Colibri
Glad you’re doing well! Don’t worry, there’s still some of us third gen guys around. Good to see you back around these parts sir

Re: Checking In

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:49 pm
by Ducky's Dad
Well, it's about time. My '05 is still the best truck I have ever owned, and I plan to keep it for as long as I am able to drive. Also retired, and too damned busy to enjoy life.

Re: Checking In

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:05 pm
by RustyPW
Glad to hear from you Ben. Thought maybe you got lost out in the desert. Yeah, retirement has been something else. :lol:

3G's forever! :rockon:

Re: Checking In

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:12 am
by w2dodge
:cheers: enjoy ..

Re: Checking In

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:54 am
by Mule007
:rockon: :rockon: Love ours! Keep enjoying retirement !

Re: Checking In

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:31 pm
by TwinStick
Glad to hear from you again Ben ! :patriot: Nice to see you out using your truck. Don't worry, there is still a few of us 3rd Gen guys left on here, & I am still loving banging the gears on my old girl as well. 39k in 1 year ??? :notworthy: Take care.

Re: Checking In

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:57 pm
by DamageWagon
Glad to hear from you man! Sounds like you’re enjoying life! I really enjoy having you 3rd gen guys around, you have real problems and real solutions and enjoy your rigs more with all the work you have to put into them haha

Re: Checking In

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:12 pm
by Retired BLM Rig
Living the dream!!! :cheers:

Re: Checking In

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:42 pm
by NovA ProspekT
Glad to see you still around! I haven't been on much recently myself...

Not to hijack, but what happened to the front page of the website(not the forum)?

Re: Checking In

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:49 am
by Retired BLM Rig
NovA ProspekT wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:42 pm
Not to hijack, but what happened to the front page of the website(not the forum)?
It went up in a ball of flames. Read post #15.