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LostRebel Saying Hello.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by LostRebel, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    LostRebel

    LostRebel [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been lurking for a few months and thought it was time to say hello.

    I’m more of a forum reader than a poster, but I’ll volunteer answers to what I have noticed are the commonly asked questions of new members and I’ll tell a bit about myself as I try to incorporate responses to many of the last five months’ posts with just this one.

    I bought my ‘09 Tacoma in December 2008. I hadn’t test-driven or even sat in one prior to purchase and made my decision based on specs and ratings. I made a good decision.

    I’ve driven “full-size” pick-ups for over thirty years and wanted something a bit smaller as I plow snow in a couple narrow driveways and the full-size trucks are sometimes unwieldy. I was, and am, a Ford owner, but the Ranger is a tin box truck and the Dakota and Colorado didn’t do anything for me. The Tacoma has proven just about perfect and everything I hoped for.

    I equipped the Tacoma with a Fisher Homesteader snowplow. It’s not capable of pushing or back-dragging snow like a full-size steel plow, but it suits me just fine. The plow rides well on the Tacoma and I was amazed at its plowing capabilities; quite more capable than I anticipated. The shorter wheelbase of the Tacoma (as compared to an F-150) makes maneuvering those smaller driveways a breeze, and the backup camera that I really didn’t want, has been quite beneficial.

    My Tacoma is a 4x4, Access Cab, Auto, SR-5. I contemplated purchasing a double cab, long-box. I use the truck as a truck and need the full cargo area, but could also use the extra interior space. Unfortunately, a Tacoma long-bed double-cab’s wheelbase and overall length is within inches of an F-150 SuperCab’s, and would not have helped me with the snowplow maneuvering and garaging with plow attached issues, which were my primary concerns at purchase time.

    Based on information gathered here at TW, I equipped the truck with a BakFlip cover that works very nicely and looks good. I had soft tonneau covers or hard shells on my other trucks and they were a pain to open or remove when carrying bulky materials; the BakFlip is awesome. Many times in the past, especially in the winter, I’d hook up a trailer to haul materials rather than have to struggle to unfasten and refasten a tonneau cover. The BakFlip has never disappointed and the trailer is now rarely used. The BakFlip does leak at the front corners when traveling in rain and when the truck is washed, but not much more leakage than the tonneau covers I’ve had.

    [​IMG]

    The radio in the Tacoma malfunctioned right after purchase. I don’t usually listen to the radio (I prefer the “voices”) and I was surprised as hell when the radio started blasting as I drove down the Interstate one day. It actually made my butt pucker. After this initial malfunction, the radio got quite flakey and would turn-on, turn-off, not turn-on, not turn-off and show Chinese? symbols in the display. Fortunately, I drove to the dealership when the radio was in one of its messed up states and the service writer took a quick look and said they’d order me a replacement.

    As for me: I’m a LostRebel. I’ve lived in upstate New York my entire life, but I am embarrassed and disappointed by N.Y.’s liberal politics and politicians: I love the state, despise the statesmen. I undoubtedly have Rebel genes in my lineage as I find myself morally and politically aligned with southern conservatives. (A southern gent must have poked one of my foremothers somewhere along the line. He probably said “Thank you Ma’m,” and left her worthless money.)

    I’m older than the majority of this forum’s members, younger than some. I work in information technology and I’m protective of my privacy and try not to willfully disclose too much personal information to the Internet. (And I want to keep my job.) What little I do disclose or write is 99% truthful (if not obviously bull) as I have seen exaggeration, lies and bravado posted to the Internet come back to haunt the poster.

    LostRebel
     
  2. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    tcBob

    tcBob Gringo Bandito Staff Member

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    AWESOME first post...welcome to TW.

    I need a drink after all that dry humor... :drunk:
     
  3. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    1337Taco

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    Welcome. I probably won't be able to get through the entire post without hurting my eyes. :eek:
     
  4. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    tcBob

    tcBob Gringo Bandito Staff Member

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    you'll miss the part about the babes-in-tacoma pics he's holding out on us...:frusty:
     
  5. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    neontrail

    neontrail ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈

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    wow, amazing intro!!!

    Glad to have you....welcome to the forum!
     
  6. Jul 25, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    LostRebel

    LostRebel [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Have a couple for me too. Being the considerate family man that I am, I dropped my wife and a daughter off at a festival ... nine hours ago! I'm sitting here sober as I foolishly agreed to pick their drunk asses up whenever they get ready to come home. If it's much longer before they call, not only will I post those babe images, I'll scan and post some "personal" images of my wife.

    Thanks all, for the welcome.

    LostRebel
     
  7. Jul 25, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    Edrin55

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  8. Jul 25, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    ajviper7

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    Welcome, impressive first post. I'm happy to say that I agree with you on what you've said.
     
  9. Jul 25, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    hello & welcome.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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  11. Jul 25, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    1337Taco

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    Just got done reading the Epic post. Very nice.
     
  12. Jul 26, 2009 at 12:08 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    I needed to have a drink before I started. :D


    I guess a Welcome to TW is in order.... Welcome :wave:
    Greeting to you from (do I really want to say) sunny San Diego.
     
  13. Jul 26, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    Colton

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    Welcome! Awesome first post! :D
     
  14. Jul 26, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Other than completely disrepecting my country,of which I'm fiercly proud,Canada's National Sport Lacrosse,which I coach,play and love,the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots,my two favorite sports franchises and admitting to being a Bigot and a hypocrite......I think we're going to get along just fine.:D

    You're admission that Canada makes the world's best beer makes up for all those other transgressions.

    Welcome to TW!:)
     
  15. Jul 26, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    LostRebel

    LostRebel [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the welcome! I was a bit concerned that I may have gone overboard with the transgressions of my friends from the North, and I feel more at ease now that my humor has been acknowledged by a citizen. I do respect all men's loyalty to their country and I would think less of you if weren't "fiercely proud" of yours.

    For the record: I deny being a bigot and hypocrite. I stated that I have been "accused." I'm innocent until some low-life piece of crap proves otherwise. [​IMG]
     
  16. Jul 26, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Absolutely my Man!......Incidently,I just made a reservation for Plattsburgh next week.Are you familiar?....Nice spot?
     
  17. Jul 26, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    LostRebel

    LostRebel [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Plattsburgh? I thought it was in Canada. ;)

    I've haven't been there since I was a kid but what little I remember is all good as it's a great location on Lake Champlain. Tthe city became distressed when the SAC base closed over a decade ago, but from what I have read in the papers, they are making a successful comeback and prosperity has returned.

    It's a pretty small city by N.Y. standards and with 19,000 people, smaller than the small town in which I live. I'll make an educated guess that you can safely walk the streets at night while sampling the local fare.
     
  18. Jul 26, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    AFButters

    AFButters Rigger, Please!!

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    You must tell us about the Future.. who wins the World Series.. Who is the Favorite going into the NFL Playoffs.. have any major world events happend.. what are next weeks lotto Numbers (Please PM me this info, I dont wanna share the $$$ with everyone else)
     
  19. Jul 26, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    LostRebel

    LostRebel [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Dam. Sometimes you get so caught up in the big picture, you screw up the basics. I meant to say that I bought my 2010 Tacoma in December 2009. And I got it at 2008 prices.

    With no offense: I have to keep the future to myself. It's a great burden but something I have agreed to do.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    AFButters

    AFButters Rigger, Please!!

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    Holy Shit you got an 010... no ways.. where are the pics.
     
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