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Salty Dog's Sometimes Funny Great White Money Pit Build and Observations on Life thread.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Salty_Dog, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Sep 13, 2020 at 8:42 AM
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    Salty_Dog

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    Not knowing any better at the time, I just ditched the cover. I don't know where it is.

    As far as results go, this is not a mod you do to enhance performance. The factory filter is made out of foam rubber and will deteriorate after a while. This is a replacement that will not deteriorate.
     
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  2. Sep 14, 2020 at 4:33 AM
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  3. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:56 AM
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  4. Sep 19, 2020 at 3:27 AM
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    Me and the Dog are in Atlanta this weekend for the Atlanta Takeover event.

    Pictures to come.
     
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  5. Sep 21, 2020 at 9:10 AM
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    The Dog and I attended the Atlanta Takeover event at Stone Mountain, GA over the weekend. The Tactical Panda was the Belle of the Ball. Lots of oohs and ahhs from total strangers. The owner of Xenon Depot*com was there and he was so impressed that he gave me a free set of LED fog light bulbs and even installed them for me right there on the spot!

    He asked me to give him a walk-around of my truck and trailer while his videographer recorded the whole thing. The video should be up on YouTube later this week.

    Stay tuned.

    ATLTO-01.jpg
     
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  6. Sep 22, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    Atlanta Takeover 2020
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  7. Sep 24, 2020 at 5:59 AM
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    Well, I hate to say it but I'm thinking about selling my Overland Trailer. It has become just too much of a money pit to keep it going on my retirement income.

    Last weekend's trip to Atlanta was a real eye-opener. I spent $160 just in gasoline for the trip down there and back (1200 mile round trip). That trailer has so much drag on it that it really tore into my gas mileage. I think I got about 11-12mpg.

    And if that is any indicator, then there is no way I'm ever going to be able to afford going on an extended multi-day cross country trip which was the goal of this whole exercise to begin with. And when I factor in food and everything else it's just too rich for my blood.

    I have not decided 100% if I'm selling it or not, but it's leaning in that direction.

    P.S. And please don't start asking me questions like "How much do you want for it?" Thanks.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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    Man, I understand that sentiment for sure...

    Good luck with whatever your decision will be :cheers:
     
  9. Sep 25, 2020 at 4:24 PM
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    Here's the video I promised.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__VbYwgHczM
     
  10. Sep 25, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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    Some friends said "Well, just keep it and go camping somewhere close to you" but the whole point of this project was to be able to go on long-distance trips to the western U.S. I want to see things like Mt. Rushmore, Custer Battlefield, The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and a whole bunch of National Parks. I want to meet some of my E-Friends that I have known on Social Media but never met in person.

    I can't do that locally.

    I started an Instagram page where I have begun to document my builds and my adventures. And I added a PayPal link to collect donations if anyone is so inclined to contribute, but I'm not expecting a lot.

    https://www.instagram.com/wvmontani/
     
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