Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by zen leecher aka bill w, Jun 23, 2014.
I've no interest in a camper, never have. She does fine for her intended use...and does it quietly.
I know what you mean that's why we went with a half ton and bumper pull trailer. I had to drive an in laws 1 ton with a 10ft and hated every minute of it
The new diesels are quiet and efficient. I averaged 13.5 mpg at 65 mph with a 12,000 combined weight of camper and truck. My buddies truck even more so.
I have a '95 for sale for $1500 with the 22RE and Washington plates.. Engine is +.005"and has 35k, head has less than 20k miles, and aftermarket Warn hubs.
Where's the fun in that ! I'm thinking about buying some glass pack mufflers for mine so it will set off car alarms like a Harley !!
Man, that is tempting. I have taken my wife's Mazda 3 fishing a few times and wish I had my truck. I have managed to bottom that thing out near the Quillute and make the side look like it got "keyed" out by banks lake looking for access to a remote place to launch a float tube.
Needless to say, She isn't super happy with me using her car for an explore vehicle for my fishing pursuits. Always ends bad. I will remember the offer for the Toyota.
So how was fishing, Bill?
Glad it turned-out alright, Bill. The worst of my mechanical misfortunes occurred way back in the Montana boonies . . . a PITA at the time, but memorable some 40-years later, lol. I, too will stick with gas rigs; I don't tow anything heavy & I can work on them.
I always thought that too, then I purchased one, a CTD. I'm telling you that before long, it is like a mother's heartbeat, making your driving experience Zen like and one with the road. F-150... isn't that an accessory?
Dammit. I just spit my morning coffee reading that. Funny stuff.
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Who cares about the fishing when there's a chance to break Sage rods and Ford trucks?
Backcountry breakdowns are a pain. Had an older (76) chevy pickup that quit on me way way back in the boonies. Fuel pump gave out, so we took the gas tank off and strapped it to the hood. Gravity got us home! Carrying a good supply of tools, extra gas, and duct tape can be helpful.
Let's see . . . shift linkage retainer came off while fording a COLD Montana mountain creek in July one time; Had barely enough room to catch an occasional breath while wiring it back together & was the prettiest shade of blue when I got out. Uncle wouldn't even stop to let me warm up; away we went looking for high-range cattle. Sheared-off a hub on an old Chev pick-up; long walk for parts after that one. Snapped a coil spring on an old Bronco; loosened the spring retainer & re-mounted the longest piece. Came out crooked, but made it out. Lost a constant-velocity shaft u-joint on the same Bronco; came out in front wheel drive. Became the brakes for a guy who lost his coming down a series of nasty switchbacks; that was an interesting trip to the bottom. Don't get me started on horse adventures . . .
Geez, Jim.... I'll need to remember to never ride in a rig with you!
I want Gene to drive.