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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby KTM_Guy » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:23 pm

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KTM_Guy wrote:We got bit by the DV bug last year on our first visit. I think we did about 700 mile in the park. And still haven't seen much. Building an offload-ish tear now to pull with the Jeep. We plan to spend a lot of time in your area in the coming years. I'm a gun guy too.

Looking forward to your rebuild.

Todd


The TD I just got was listed on Phoenix Craigslist, but it was actually in Payson. Pretty country, but I'm a desert rat.

It's an off-road TD, with 30x10.50 AT tires on Jeep pattern rims.

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D.V. has many wonders, but so does AZ. I just got into Jeeps about 3 years ago, so I have a lot of landscape to catch up on. My 4x4 GMC Sierra was limited on where I could go. Too many narrow trails and canyons left unexplored.

I'm less than an hour from Death Valley! :D

Bob


Payson is nice, we can get up there in around 2 hours. 20 degrees cooler there than the valley. We just got our JKUR about 3 years ago too. Well do AZ for weekend trips and NV, UT, CA, CO for longer trips. When I was living in IL I always went to the mountains. Now that we are in the desert we love it. We have seen a lot of AZ since we have been here but so much more to see. The teardrop will get a lot of use.

Post up some pictures of you tear. Always looking for ideas.

Todd
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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Tophog » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:51 pm

Bill n Robi wrote:Thank you.... My brand and 1/2 price.
I'll figure out a present for ya...

Bill


Let's see . . . um, Bishop you say ? Weekly shipments of Schat's Bakery Sheepherders and cheese breads come to mind!

:lol:
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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Bill n Robi » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:46 pm

Well, theirs is good, mine is gooder....
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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Tophog » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:36 am

Bill n Robi wrote:Well, theirs is good, mine is gooder....


We'll just have to see . . . ! ;)

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When we lived in Ridgecrest, anyone traveling to Bishop would let the others know, and take orders for Schat's bread.

Once we moved to Pahrump, it was less often for someone to travel that way, but we still put out the word!

We've often returned with a couple dozen extra loaves for friends back home.
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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Bill n Robi » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:54 pm

Just got back from Bishop, munching on a Mahogany Meat's ham and turkey with Schat's Squaw bread sandwich right now...

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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Tophog » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:42 am

Bill n Robi wrote:Just got back from Bishop, munching on a Mahogany Meat's ham and turkey with Schat's Squaw bread sandwich right now...

bnr


I hate you!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby lee senn » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:16 pm

Bob Try this link http://www.nicksteardrop.com then click on teardrop photos. Only has a couple of pics but does give a good idea of shape ( just click on pics for enlarged pics). Lee and Norma
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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Tophog » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:11 am

lee senn wrote:Bob Try this link http://www.nicksteardrop.com then click on teardrop photos. Only has a couple of pics but does give a good idea of shape ( just click on pics for enlarged pics). Lee and Norma


Thanks.

Mine came with a shape, but I am replacing the top. The P.O. used interior vinyl wall paneling - the kind with a fibrous inner fill, for the exterior roof.

First rain, the roof soaked up the water and swelled. In some places over an inch thick! :frightened:

I'm making sure the wood is completely dry, and I am using cheapo 1/8" ply, stained and well sealed, to re-skin it and for the roof.
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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Tophog » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:51 pm

Bill n Robi wrote:Just got back from Bishop, munching on a Mahogany Meat's ham and turkey with Schat's Squaw bread sandwich right now...

bnr


So how's the new trailer in Bishop? When you get settled, we'll drop in! :D
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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Bill n Robi » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:33 am

Just signed the PO to have it built on Monday, waiting for factory to give us a date, packing, packing, packing - AmVet donation pile seems bigger than what we are taking with us.
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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Tophog » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:03 am

Bill n Robi wrote:Just signed the PO to have it built on Monday, waiting for factory to give us a date, packing, packing, packing - AmVet donation pile seems bigger than what we are taking with us.


Cool!

Sorry to have to use the Quote system. I haven't found a way to send you a PM.
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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Bill n Robi » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:27 pm

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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Tophog » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:07 pm

Bill n Robi wrote:No more PMs


Darn! There goes the sex trafficking! :lol:
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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Bill n Robi » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:36 am

As a IT/Security pro and former sysop, I understand the need for the law, I also know it isn't going to work as intended. It does eliminate the "I didn't know my service was being used for..." excuse, but that is for prosecuting the big fish not a small site like this. The kneejerk reaction is hilarious and no more than a white wash - no more Craigslist personals in the US except their Mexico and Canadian sites still have plenty of escort ads. They closed Backpages which was a good thing as they knew what they were doing. Some other results have been less successful, some 'Chan revenge porn' sites went down but mirror sites were up in less than a week. Bottom line is the sickos will find a way and the rest of us are inconvenienced though no fault of our own.

I have heard from several IT associates that some corporations have started extensive internal audits. Since I have discovered several internal groups and had to testify in court as to how I found questionable material, I've somehow become an expert on the issue. Still not enough 'mind bleach' to remove some images I've had the displeasure to view.

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Re: Hello from Nevada.

Postby Tophog » Wed May 16, 2018 1:21 am

Bill n Robi wrote:As a IT/Security pro and former sysop, I understand the need for the law, I also know it isn't going to work as intended. It does eliminate the "I didn't know my service was being used for..." excuse, but that is for prosecuting the big fish not a small site like this. The kneejerk reaction is hilarious and no more than a white wash - no more Craigslist personals in the US except their Mexico and Canadian sites still have plenty of escort ads. They closed Backpages which was a good thing as they knew what they were doing. Some other results have been less successful, some 'Chan revenge porn' sites went down but mirror sites were up in less than a week. Bottom line is the sickos will find a way and the rest of us are inconvenienced though no fault of our own.

I have heard from several IT associates that some corporations have started extensive internal audits. Since I have discovered several internal groups and had to testify in court as to how I found questionable material, I've somehow become an expert on the issue. Still not enough 'mind bleach' to remove some images I've had the displeasure to view.

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Hi, kids.

Nearing the end of the journey! Hopefully a week or two 'till it's ready and roadworthy. New skin and trim, leaf springs and hardware, battery, interior lighting and a roof vent/fan combo, tires, repaint the rims . . . phew, the fun never stops! (I found too much wrong to list, but I'm surprised anyone survived the wreck! Hahaha.)

I wasted probably three weeks trying to work with the P.O.'s dimensions until I figured it was easier to just build it out a little bigger and relatively on square. But I'm also getting lots of experience if I ever do a real build. I initially planned for a quick fix, but once I opened the 'can o' worms' things got out of hand. :D

I'm taking pics along the way, and will post a build thread when I get time and it's finally done!

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