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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By Mike D
This is 10 min from my office. No excuse not to...

This is 10 min from my office. No excuse not to make this one.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By Mike D
50 Amp to 30 Amp RV Adapter, Heavy Duty, Durable...

50 Amp to 30 Amp RV Adapter, Heavy Duty, Durable and Safer Plug with an Easier Grip and LED Indicator Light https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X44ZYYQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_RW0XEZC4263AAHDX3NH9

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,915
Posted By Mike D
I have the same generator. Wish I had done a much...

I have the same generator. Wish I had done a much larger propane tank. We only did 250 gallons which wonít last long.




Sweet! Iím considering selling my 22.5k Generac and replace it with one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,915
Posted By Mike D
We never kicked on the aux heat strips on our...

We never kicked on the aux heat strips on our heat pumps. It was -3 for a while here.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,309
Posted By Mike D
They do ride rough but they are far from...

They do ride rough but they are far from worthless.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,309
Posted By Mike D
I could change your mind in a hurry about hills...

I could change your mind in a hurry about hills and bad roads with my cart. It has gone places and done things I would have never imagined. Itís never left me stranded and our lease roads were...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By Mike D
The best system I have found is the Fold a cover...

The best system I have found is the Fold a cover G4 Elite(may be a newer versions available by now) with their built in tool caddy.

I donít see any feasible way to use a below bed rail box and a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-12-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,752
Posted By Mike D
Post #2 ...

Post #2

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-12-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,752
Posted By Mike D
EZGo Cart Project pic heavy

Sure. Here are a few. Apparently limited to 9 pics max. Will have to do a couple of posts. First few pics are what lead acid batteries will do over time when not able to power wash from time to time....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-11-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 185,245
Posted By Mike D
Well thatís frustrating. Iím signed up for alerts...

Well thatís frustrating. Iím signed up for alerts ons. Lott of Alliant powders but no notification.

Thanks for the heads up.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,497
Posted By Mike D
I finally broke down and bought a pair. I donít...

I finally broke down and bought a pair. I donít know why I waited so long.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,153
Posted By Mike D
I canít say Iíve ever seen a small home generator...

I canít say Iíve ever seen a small home generator or portable that has a bonded neutral. Iíve installed plenty in commercial where the ATS is 4 pole and the neutral has to be bonded.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-10-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,752
Posted By Mike D
I looked at RoyPow and Extreme Team Carts....

I looked at RoyPow and Extreme Team Carts. Neither could meet my sustained current demands.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 472
Posted By Mike D
No doubt. The transmission shop was recommended...

No doubt. The transmission shop was recommended by my personal
mechanic whom has done nothing but good for me.

But yes I am done with them. We used to live in Arlington so thatís why we used...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 472
Posted By Mike D
I appreciate all of your feedback. This truck is...

I appreciate all of your feedback. This truck is not worked hard in any way. He does not tow, no off roading, he does have a bit of a heavy foot but didnít we all at 21 years old? The truck sees 90%...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 472
Posted By Mike D
Transmission shop Weatherford area

Currently it will not shift any higher than 2nd gear. It takes off in 1st like it supposed to, shifts to 2nd and wonít go any higher. Reverse works fine.

He doesnít go off road that I know of.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 472
Posted By Mike D
Transmission shop Weatherford area

Thanks for the recommendation but this is a 17 year old truck with 330k miles on it plus right now itís recommended not to be driven so Amarillo isnít even a consideration. We are trying to find a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 472
Posted By Mike D
Transmission shop Weatherford area

My sonís transmission is his Ď04 Z71 is giving him fits AGAIN. That has to be the worst transmission in the history of transmissions.........[emoji35]

Anyway if anyone has any recommendations for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Mike D
Lithium batteries do not have to be on a constant...

Lithium batteries do not have to be on a constant charge. Their drain rate is almost zero unlike lead acid batteries.

While you can charge as often as you want with lithium they are only rated...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 797
Posted By Mike D
The main issues you may see would be related to...

The main issues you may see would be related to the fuel or emissions system. Check with your insurance company. Iíve seen several instances where these items were covered under your vehicleís...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-08-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 776
Posted By Mike D
Leupold VX5hd or Vortex LHT

Leupold. Although I do agree they need to get in the stick with better reticles in the VX5.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By Mike D
I may have missed it in the original post but...

I may have missed it in the original post but what year model?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,153
Posted By Mike D
Speaking from an electrical contractor...

Speaking from an electrical contractor perspective, material costs are through the roof right now. Aluminum wire is up 50-60% and copper is up 90-100%. And labor certainly isnít getting any cheaper. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,867
Posted By Mike D
Yes but it has to be a certain velocity. ...

Yes but it has to be a certain velocity.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By Mike D
Frillys is good. El Matador is good Mexican food....

Frillys is good. El Matador is good Mexican food.

Thatís about all I found when I was working up there.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-05-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,752
Posted By Mike D
The problem with the drop in lithium packs is the...

The problem with the drop in lithium packs is the current limitations. I tried to find a drop in solution but they just wouldnít support the sustained current need with my cart so I did my own.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-04-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,752
Posted By Mike D
You have to be careful with the Volt packs. Most...

You have to be careful with the Volt packs. Most of them arenít the right voltage and it is dangerous to remove individual packs to lower the voltage to the correct levels.

I used the Nissan Leaf...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By Mike D
I canít help on the bar scene as thatís not my...

I canít help on the bar scene as thatís not my thing but Jacques Imos is legit for dinner!


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-04-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Mike D
Another silencer question!

I was quoting your post so the OP would understand the reasoning behind my response.

PM received, thanks.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By Mike D
They are inside the box. I was having a voltage...

They are inside the box. I was having a voltage drop issue and a dip switch setting issue. Plus me being the electrician controls guy that I am, was determined I could just bypass them. That wasnít...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-03-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Mike D
The less volume you have the less suppression you...

The less volume you have the less suppression you have.

The nomad is larger diameter and longer than the Ultra 5.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-03-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,752
Posted By Mike D
I just did a total rebuild of my cart and went...

I just did a total rebuild of my cart and went lithium. Noticeable increase in performance and range.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-03-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,752
Posted By Mike D
Art where did you get the seat material and what...

Art where did you get the seat material and what did you use? I have a cart that the rear seat needs to be recovered.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-03-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Mike D
I donít own one but Iíd get the Nomad Ti over the...

I donít own one but Iíd get the Nomad Ti over the ultra 5. It will suppress better.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By Mike D
The exit sensor was easy for me. The safety beams...

The exit sensor was easy for me. The safety beams and correct programming is what I had to get on a tech support call for.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-02-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Mike D
This has been my exact experience with Vortex. ...

This has been my exact experience with Vortex.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By Mike D
It will vary by state. You will still be able to...

It will vary by state. You will still be able to hold a Texas LTC if you desire for reciprocity with other states that require and permit and reciprocate with Texas.

It will just no longer be a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,573
Posted By Mike D
This will be a sleeper vehicle. They will keep...

This will be a sleeper vehicle. They will keep the boost low and the power to 600hp or less Iím betting.

But then when the tuners get a hold of it......thereís already been one in the aftermarket...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike D
Based on what we saw when we were looking this is...

Based on what we saw when we were looking this is a pretty accurate comparison.

I think what Shane is talking about though is styling. I felt the same way he did. I like the looks and styling of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,219
Posted By Mike D
So what is the (perceived?) draw/advantage to...

So what is the (perceived?) draw/advantage to crypto currency?


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-01-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,570
Posted By Mike D
Agreed. Sent from my iPhone using...

Agreed.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-01-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By Mike D
Obama if I recall correctly. Sent from...

Obama if I recall correctly.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-01-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,570
Posted By Mike D
Iíll still take it. It can be amended and...

Iíll still take it. It can be amended and corrected next session. Just have to be aware of what effects the new signs and trespassing statutes will look like.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-01-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By Mike D
I would say yes. Weíve had success in the past...

I would say yes. Weíve had success in the past with public comments like when they were considering reclassifying M855 green tips as armor piercing projectiles.

I do agree though we should not...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-01-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 185,245
Posted By Mike D
I work in south ft worth most days. We could...

I work in south ft worth most days. We could probably meet somewhere in the middle tomorrow or any day later this week.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Mike D
Get a couple of these and some pellets and put...

Get a couple of these and some pellets and put them in the chamber while you are cooking. The electrics that Iíve seen just donít generate enough smoke.

Lovefish Pellet Smoker Tube, 2......
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 185,245
Posted By Mike D
I have a # of Lil Gun Iíll trade for the Retumbo....

I have a # of Lil Gun Iíll trade for the Retumbo. Assuming itís a full #?


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-31-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,570
Posted By Mike D
This was a mediocre win IMO. There were some...

This was a mediocre win IMO. There were some additional restrictions that happened as unintended consequences.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike D
Are they still asking MSRP+ for the Telluride? We...

Are they still asking MSRP+ for the Telluride? We would have bought one but no one was budging off MSRP and some dealers were doing ADM.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By Mike D
I third this. Sent from my iPhone using...

I third this.


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