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mr.mindless

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2018, 01:36:02 PM »
*IF* this works out, towing a 14k enclosed tagged at 9990# may be a useful option as well.

Come to think of it, I wonder what weight EJ's trailer is reg'd at. I don't know what R permit allows you to tow, I know the combination can exceed 26k but I don't know if trailer weight just becomes open, or if it's supposed to be under 10
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2018, 08:30:13 PM »
$5500 is the number. I told him I’d let him know Monday. I’m leaning towards yes.


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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2018, 02:13:17 AM »
Would it be smart to maybe put a small deposit on it for him to allow you to work on it a tiny bit and figure out what is wrong?  To me it seems a little risky pulling the trigger for that price never hearing it run or even being able to look at the motor.

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2018, 03:01:26 PM »
Would it be smart to maybe put a small deposit on it for him to allow you to work on it a tiny bit and figure out what is wrong?  To me it seems a little risky pulling the trigger for that price never hearing it run or even being able to look at the motor.

Agreed

I used to work at a heavy equipment repair shop. It can get expensive and pita fast.

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2018, 04:20:50 PM »
must insure as commercial until it's camping-ready. $50.50/month. not near as bad as I'd feared with commercial.

No issue at all to work on it in their lot. 0800-1630 M-F, later is possible.
Trying to decide when I want to make my first trip. I'm thinking maybe as soon as Monday. Rather get it sorted sooner than later.
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2018, 12:16:04 PM »
Planning to go down Sunday night to get to work on this Monday.


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Re: Green monster
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2018, 01:07:53 PM »
Progressive will insure anything as limited use RV with a VIN as "other"

can be done online in 15 minutes and you get cards good for at least 45 days until someone catches it as sketchy and cancels. 

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2018, 01:22:52 PM »
I carry a personal liability umbrella that requires certain vehicular minimums and disclosure of any non-state farm carried vehicles. Was your rate less-enough than $50/mo to justify the extra headache?
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2018, 07:16:23 PM »
it was 140 a year for 30 days or less use.  i thought you were just going for paper to get plates and fix it later

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2018, 07:47:29 PM »
good to know, thanks!
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2018, 10:18:01 AM »



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Re: Green monster
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2018, 12:12:37 PM »
o boy the goose is open!

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2018, 05:42:02 PM »
are you guys staying out there tonight?  i see the Tway is still shut down from some pscho

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2018, 07:55:17 PM »
Just checked back into hotel in Pittsburgh. Didn’t make it run today. Checking ecu tomorrow after putting batteries in to today. I had ecu lights this morning but not after batteries. All power checks out.

Had to fix a few burned wires. They’ve stayed cool so far, uncertain root cause of burning.


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Re: Green monster
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2018, 11:14:37 PM »
I found a rebuilder for much cheaper than others, they seem to have good reviews. SDI in Illinois. I plan to use them.

Hopefully what they find inside the box will help me out on a root cause.

My current best guess is that putting full voltage and power to it opened something up inside that had been marginal at best on 10-12.0v with no amps behind it. I don't currently know.

The melted wires are power supply wires to things it needs to go, so no.


Air system checks out reasonable, sounds like a small leak behind the tractor control valve ( I didn't remove that section of dash to look, could also be HVAC control) and I found a couple dried out o-rings on push connects that I think feed the tank pressure gauges.  suspension aired up with no leaks. air brakes released and truck rolled a hair even it its parking divots. service brakes apply with no leaks. cab latches removed from the cab to repair hydraulics at home to fully repair that system. rotted exhaust parts removed to duplicate or buy new old stock.

paper work done today, it's mine.

Hopefully I return to it with plates and a computer and drive away (along with some rotten fuel hard lines, setting tire pressures and replacing a couple bulbs). timeline TBD.
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