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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By brushtrooper
My only advice is to stay away from the box store...

My only advice is to stay away from the box store mowers and go with a local dealer that can service it after the sale. I am not sure if Scag has one in that price range but mine is a 61” with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,852
Posted By brushtrooper
23 and in the Army as you can tell by my avatar....

23 and in the Army as you can tell by my avatar. We had some rough roads to traverse then but life is going good. Proud Father for sure
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By brushtrooper
I had hoped building off the top of the black...

I had hoped building off the top of the black clay soil and adding the crushed asphalt would work. Should I plan to remove some of the clay and then build up? If so how much top soil should be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,390
Posted By brushtrooper
Ditto on what JayB said. Only thing I have not...

Ditto on what JayB said. Only thing I have not seen discussed is depth of holes. I go a min. Of 3’ on the posts and if a gate is hanging off of it I go 4’, gravel in bottom and concrete to the top of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By brushtrooper
Base for a carport?

My home is on a large corner lot. My drive way makes a left curve going into my garage. At that curve I have a 20’ double gate opening. Inside the fenced area I have 35’ deep by 21’ wide. I want to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By brushtrooper
I cut 5 old trees down and had the stumps ground...

I cut 5 old trees down and had the stumps ground down. I have new growth starting every now and then, I just mow over when doing the yard. It’s a non issue for me. Mine were not right next to the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,045
Posted By brushtrooper
We Recently bought an 19’ Armada with SL package....

We Recently bought an 19’ Armada with SL package. Ours has the 2nd row bench mainly to be more grandkid friendly. Love it, very nice and MPg’s are averaging as posted above. It’s surprised to find...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,762
Posted By brushtrooper
I have a HF top and bottom, mine is 57” long...

I have a HF top and bottom, mine is 57” long though. Mine was a scratch and dent bottom for 350.00 and the top was a floor model that they lost the key too, 100.00
I have had them for 2 plus years I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,077
Posted By brushtrooper
Congrats and hang in there. I was able to go cold...

Congrats and hang in there. I was able to go cold turkey once and made it 2.5 years, then made the mistake of taking a dip, hooked again.I quit for the 2nd time after my mother passed of COPD. That...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By brushtrooper
What implements and how much would you use them?...

What implements and how much would you use them? I have a 61” Scag and it mows fast, much faster than a tractor and the area looks great when mowed. We also have a 26hp Kabota with a shredder. We...
Forum: Traditional 03-03-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,143
Posted By brushtrooper
I am with stick on this one. How do you snake...

I am with stick on this one. How do you snake proof a pit blind? Man i would nervous crawling into one of these before daylight. I think these would be awesome but we have plenty rattlebugs in...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-25-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,624
Posted By brushtrooper
I wish I had pics of the one I built out of...

I wish I had pics of the one I built out of plywood back when I was 17-18, 30 plus years ago You guys would really laugh, but it lasted a long time. This was pre commercial timer motors, we used...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By brushtrooper
Cargomax-ST205/75/r15, load range D, 8PR rated@...

Cargomax-ST205/75/r15, load range D, 8PR rated@ 2150lbs
I have had very good luck with these, I think I paid 45.00-50.00 dollars each
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By brushtrooper
I have a 8ply that I run my trailers with 15”...

I have a 8ply that I run my trailers with 15” rims. I do not remember the brand but they have been very good tires and not all that expensive. I will get the brand and post tomorrow. I have been...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By brushtrooper
Finding repos/tax lien homes

What’s the best to go about finding repos and abandoned homes, homes with back tax’s etc. I have been searching tonight and it seems most websites want to charge $$ for this. Is this the norm or is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By brushtrooper
Good stuff there and price point is good, I found...

Good stuff there and price point is good, I found one I am going to order. Thanks for the link
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-16-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,007
Posted By brushtrooper
Superb!

Superb!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By brushtrooper
I would set it for gravity flow if I was needing...

I would set it for gravity flow if I was needing for extended travel. I just added a 37 gallon in bed to my Nissan XD diesel.T into the fill hose and put a ball valve coming from the tank in case you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By brushtrooper
Ditto on RKI and Weatherguard. I am with Dale on...

Ditto on RKI and Weatherguard. I am with Dale on theorder of preference
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By brushtrooper
Thank you to everyone for the advice and insight....

Thank you to everyone for the advice and insight. As always, the GS pulls through. Much appreciated
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-15-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,868
Posted By brushtrooper
I use the cattle protein tubs for planters and I...

I use the cattle protein tubs for planters and I use plastic soda bottles to take up space in the bottom and put soil in on top. Cheap way to take up space and improve drainage. Might work on these...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By brushtrooper
I did not realize that and I am not fully aware...

I did not realize that and I am not fully aware of what that means. I am guessing limited service by commercial airlines. We are going from Corpus Christi,Tx to the closest/best value thats near Ft....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By brushtrooper
Frequent flyers-i need advice

Leaning on the Green Screen for some advice here as I know many have the knowledge on this subject. I need advice on finding affordable plane tickets. I do not nor have I ever flown much so I really...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,142
Posted By brushtrooper
I hope things work out for you, I hate shady...

I hope things work out for you, I hate shady dealers. On the seatbelt chime, non of my Nissans have ever had a chime. I currently own 2-2017 Titans,1-2018 Nissan XD Titan, 1-2019 Armada and in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,198
Posted By brushtrooper
A buddy and a tow strap

A buddy and a tow strap
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By brushtrooper
Check the sway bar/stabilizers links behind the...

Check the sway bar/stabilizers links behind the drums
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-08-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,591
Posted By brushtrooper
I just bought a HD 3 core old school radiator for...

I just bought a HD 3 core old school radiator for mine, has the brass/copper tanks. Its new and was 340.00 from a shop here in CC. If any interest shoot me a PM and I can send contact #. Its an old...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 69
Posted By brushtrooper
Sewer snake/hydrojet questions

How hard is it to use these? I will be watching YouTube vids tonight but figured someone on the GS would have pointers. I have some properties with issues and basically need to do this short term....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,771
Posted By brushtrooper
Yup and those 3 or 4 compartment foil TV dinners,...

Yup and those 3 or 4 compartment foil TV dinners, taste was to be desired. Except for the enchiladas, those seemed to be good if I recall correctly
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By brushtrooper
So what are yalls thoughts on the D70, Sterling...

So what are yalls thoughts on the D70, Sterling rears, 14 bolts, 50 and 60 fronts?
NP435- how do you know if its the wide ratio with the deeper 1st/reverse? Would it be better to go with a ZF 547 or...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By brushtrooper
I would try Bonhert Lumber yard, they should know...

I would try Bonhert Lumber yard, they should know some locals. I know the owner just bought a new big skid steer, be worth a shot
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By brushtrooper
Good info, I appreciate it. I would like to see...

Good info, I appreciate it. I would like to see 42” on this one. On the Ford SD diffs, anything to look out for? I see these for sale for a pair for under a grand all the time. I have a chance at a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By brushtrooper
That's what I was thinking. My last build was...

That's what I was thinking. My last build was 99/00 and it was a Samurai. I have a built 351W in a Foxbody parts car that I think I am going to use instead of a 4bt. I was just discussing this with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By brushtrooper
Any jeep crawlers here?

I am sure there are and I am looking for build advice/pics of built ones. I just got a clean 76 CJ from my brother. It was actually Smittys and he has posts on his build from 2010 time frame here on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,839
Posted By brushtrooper
Had my first attack 23ish years ago. Modified my...

Had my first attack 23ish years ago. Modified my diet and had 2-3 attack's a year. Been on allopurinol as stated, no more issues and eat as much protein as you want. Mine was in the big toe, right...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By brushtrooper
I would check with Kim Frost in Corpus. I know...

I would check with Kim Frost in Corpus. I know she does surrounding area's, not sure how far out though. She has done a excellent job in my sons divorce, she is worth the money so far. She is big on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By brushtrooper
how to put viper alrm in valet mode?

I have a 98 suburban with a age related Viper alarm. I changed batterys and now this thing will not start I guess the alarm has disabled the ignition?, alarm is going off too. I have you tubed how to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-21-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,591
Posted By brushtrooper
Nice! What lift and tire size are you running?...

Nice! What lift and tire size are you running? Love the name and thank you for your service
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-20-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,591
Posted By brushtrooper
Very cool project! How do you think the AMC 20...

Very cool project! How do you think the AMC 20 will hold up? I have a 76’ CJ7 that I am getting road worthy again. It was actually sold here on TBH back in 2011. It has the 304 v-8/3 speed in it. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-17-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By brushtrooper
Another idea, get a booth in a...

Another idea, get a booth in a antique/collectible store. We got vendors making 2-3k a month after their rent/ sale% fee is paid. Of course I do not know what their cost is on the stuff in their...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By brushtrooper
Midland/odessa jobs

For those that are in the area what is the best way for a 21 yr old with no oilfield experience to get exposed/hired with a company out there? He does have limited warehouse experience then data...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By brushtrooper
Denton area members-need help

Is there a McDonalds or other fast food type restaurant off IH-35 in the area? Denton is about then 1/2 way point and will be used as a exchange point for child visitation requirements. I prefer a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-13-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,315
Posted By brushtrooper
Ditto on Tikka’s, my new favorite rifle for the...

Ditto on Tikka’s, my new favorite rifle for the price.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By brushtrooper
I think I would pull the windshield out and then...

I think I would pull the windshield out and then build a rectangle frame inside the factory hole, then build a folding windshield inside the new frame. Hope that makes sense.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,075
Posted By brushtrooper
I just got rid of my 13’ F-250 CC 4x4 3:73 gears....

I just got rid of my 13’ F-250 CC 4x4 3:73 gears. 6.2 gas. A monthly average was right around high 10’’s low 11’s mpg. That was a combo of Hwy, City, idling, 4x4 at ranch. The best was right around...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,196
Posted By brushtrooper
Typically big deer and don’t be fooled,the deer...

Typically big deer and don’t be fooled,the deer are used to oilfield traffic. We have tankers in/out of our place daily and does not bother the deer. Now the occasional ridden ATV/UTV will spook them...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-10-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By brushtrooper
Are you selling any?

Are you selling any?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By brushtrooper
I am curious to see responses too. From my...

I am curious to see responses too. From my research on reviews etc last night for the 12.9 Pro there was a change for the 2018 model. The only cover with keyboard that will work is the Ipad version,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By brushtrooper
Ok, drank enough koolaid and ordered one tonight....

Ok, drank enough koolaid and ordered one tonight. Should be here Friday
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By brushtrooper
On this old iPad I am using, I think its a 2 or...

On this old iPad I am using, I think its a 2 or air. Anyways I am using a keyboard, I am not a fan of the touch screen keyboard, I am adjusting to not having a mouse via the touchscreen though. I am...
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