1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

TW New Guy in Alaska

Discussion in 'New Members' started by MQQSE, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Jun 1, 2010 at 9:21 AM
    #1
    MQQSE

    MQQSE [OP] Chief Pal Guy, GOB

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Member:
    #36646
    Messages:
    32,951
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Palmer, AK
    I've made a few posts, so decided I should introduce myself in this forum.

    26 year Air Force Veteran, recently retired Nov 1, 2009. My comfort zone after 26 years, and the current economy, had me a little scared to go fully civilian, and I lucked into a civil service job with the Air Force in the same squadron I retired from.

    Came to Alaska in 2001, and have no intention of leaving anytime soon...unless my better half says otherwise, or we get too old to endure the winters. 9 years and every March I still ask myself why I'm staying here...then fishing season comes around and I say "Now I remember!"

    Bought my 2007 4cyl/5spd/4x4 Access Cab May 3, 2010 from Magnum Motors in Soldotna; great company and the purchase was my first enjoyable/stress-free car purchase I can remember...if you're truck/car shopping in Alaska, give them a look. http://www.magnumalaska.com/

    Couldn't stomach the price of a new one from the one "stealership" in town...more of that "because it's Alaska price gouging." Even the used prices were ridiculous...something like only $1000 below the like model new...no competition for them.

    Guess my truck purchase culminated my "mid-life crisis." Traded my last pick-up 24 years ago when we became pregnant with our first son. It was a 1981 Toyota 4x2/5spd. Necessity of family friendly vehicles and overseas assignments kept me in sedans/wagons.

    Think I kept the mid-life crisis under control, besides the truck, we got a dog last summer when I was in the final months of my Air Force active duty career. Held off on that until I would have time for the dog. 14 to 18 hour days don't leave much time to keep an animal entertained. I don't believe in "bad dogs;" just neglected dogs that behave badly out of boredom.

    New dog and and a truck inside of 1 year...feel like a kid again!

    How's that for a run-on introduction?

    I find this site an extremely valuable resource...I'll be in the neighborhood.

    God Bless America and the Men and Women defending her!
     
  2. Jun 1, 2010 at 9:23 AM
    #2
    07trd4x4

    07trd4x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18143
    Messages:
    13,573
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Sacramento CA
    Vehicle:
    LX470
    Thankyou for service!! And welcome!!





    Oh let's see that truck!!!
     
  3. Jun 1, 2010 at 9:54 AM
    #3
    MQQSE

    MQQSE [OP] Chief Pal Guy, GOB

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Member:
    #36646
    Messages:
    32,951
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Palmer, AK
    Here it is...:D

    Truck 020.jpg
    Truck 022.jpg
     
  4. Jun 1, 2010 at 10:00 AM
    #4
    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    10,004
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Trail Premium 4Runner w/ KDSS
    :wave: Welcome to the site, good looking truck there!!
     
  5. Jun 1, 2010 at 10:07 AM
    #5
    Boosted17

    Boosted17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Member:
    #22496
    Messages:
    1,162
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cliff
    Florence, Ky
    Vehicle:
    Looking for a new Toyota Truck.
    2006 Corvette Z51 M6. Best mod ever!
    Welcome!
     
  6. Jun 1, 2010 at 10:47 AM
    #6
    MQQSE

    MQQSE [OP] Chief Pal Guy, GOB

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Member:
    #36646
    Messages:
    32,951
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Palmer, AK
    Pretty plain so far...added a toolbox in the first week...got the info off TW...the J-bolts worked perfectly for securing to the rails. Next upgrade will be a hitch...gonna check with U-haul and Trailer Kraft in Anchorage this afternoon.

    Better half dragging me into Anchorage to go window blind shopping...might as well get something for the truck too! :D

    Ordered my AFE filter yesterday.

    In the Fall will do some lighting...fogs w/HIDs and probably some driving lights to spot those darn moose lurking in the shadows by the highway! Not a whole lot of need in Summer up here, so I can hold off to keep from exceeding my toy $ allotment and avoid sleeping in the garage.

    :eek:Last moose/vehicle interaction was a bit traumatic (see pics). Couldn't find the e-copies of the pics...must not have transferred from the last computer...these are scanned b/w copies.

    Do all I can to prevent another...and that one slipped out from behind an overpass about 5:00 AM in July...clear morning with bright sunlight. Either God wasn't finished with me, or the Devil didn't want me...walked away with some glass cuts on my forearms and 4 stitches to patch up a small gash in my forehead. Plus 3 crowns to repair cracked teeth...lucky the head gash was small.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. Jun 1, 2010 at 4:10 PM
    #7
    neontrail

    neontrail ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Member:
    #5844
    Messages:
    10,128
    Gender:
    Male
    Idaho
    Vehicle:
    2004 NISSAN XTERRA XE/SE
    De-badged, Tint 20%, Blue 48 LED dome-light, .......
    HellO!

    Welcome !!


    Nice pics !!!

    Enjoy the forum....
     
  8. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:32 AM
    #8
    mlittle

    mlittle T O Y O T A

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Member:
    #35568
    Messages:
    667
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    Fort Sill, OK
    Vehicle:
    2014 Toyota Tundra Crew Max 4x4
    Welcome from PA. Luckily, we don't have moose in PA just dumb deer and bear that can't stop playing in the streets.
     
  9. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:20 AM
    #9
    MQQSE

    MQQSE [OP] Chief Pal Guy, GOB

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Member:
    #36646
    Messages:
    32,951
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Palmer, AK
    MLittle,

    Have a friend living in New Jersey around McGuire AFB, lot of deer in that area. His current truck is a gold/brown 2005 Tacoma Access Cab. Previous truck was blue.

    Blue truck had deer run into the side of it twice with several near misses to boot.

    Since he got the brown truck, he's had several deer run out, but they all have turned and some even run along side the truck. He thinks it has something to do with their visual perception of the truck color. He's the most honest man I know, practically a father to me now...military service creates that kind of bond, if one is lucky.

    Any way, thought you might find that interesting...things that make you go hmmmm.....
     
  10. Jun 2, 2010 at 2:22 PM
    #10
    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Member:
    #6459
    Messages:
    7,955
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Richard
    Laughlin,N.V
    Vehicle:
    trd sport 4x4 w/towpkg
    aFe prodry,Dynomax ultra flo ss,Scangauge2,Demello front bumper,BudBuilt skids,sliders(local)AllPro rear bumper,Wet O's cobalt blu,w/halfpiping,TRD logo in gold,R/L hood struts,5150's@10"aal 3 pack,T/C uca,Light racing c/o,1"diff.drop,de-badged,
    First off,Thank you for your service Rob.:cheers:
    Nice intro.:thumbsup: Welcome to TW.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2010 at 9:56 PM
    #11
    akyota

    akyota Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2008
    Member:
    #7886
    Messages:
    240
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Vehicle:
    10' DC trd-offroad mag gray
    none yet
    Welcome fellow Alaskan!!!
     
  12. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:02 PM
    #12
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,692
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Welcome from BC :wave:
     
To Top