Let's see your pick-up trucks!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by trevorf, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    Recent Ford pickup? IIRC, about 5 years ago they had an issue with a brake fluid leak on the cruise control system. A bunch of trucks did the same thing. Truck, garage, house. Lawyers have a few class action suits filed.


  2. JGNC

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    This happened about 8-10 years ago but it was a Ford.
  3. tony the tiger

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    20200702_215734.jpg nice and quiet in the trailer, with overhead fan and radio on.
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  4. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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    Still my partner in crime.

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    She might get the slap on her arse soon though. I do fancy a ‘21 VW T6.1 4x4, that could work out even better with family and camping.
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  5. fire88dog

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    Wasn't a HiLux a, like '72, tiny Toyoota?? What is THAT?
  6. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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    That’s just a ‘17 Hilux. 5,5 mtrs. of average South African craftsmanship.
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  7. JGNC

    JGNC Long timer

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    I may need a bigger truck...
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    I'm thinking about picking up a cheap "dog car" that can be used to haul the pups around. Like a Suburban that I could stealth camp in also.
  8. lmavin

    lmavin Been here awhile

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    Does the back window of your truck open?
    Depending how you use your truck an insulated cap on it would be cheaper that a second vehicle and provide a great space for the dogs/stealth camping.
    If you get a taller cap, and have a full size truck a half yard bucket can still dump loads of dirt/rocks etc into the bed of truck if needed.
  9. Fire Escape

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    Once upon a time it wasn't unusual for people to have a rear slider in the truck and a front slider on the cap. There were 'donuts' that more or less sealed off the opening. I don't see anything like that anymore except on some full truck campers. Maybe it didn't work all that well?

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  10. villageidiot

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    Removed the back seat in the ranger yesterday and put in the OEM seat delete panels.

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  11. lmavin

    lmavin Been here awhile

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    They work pretty good. Not sure why they aren't popular anymore. I went right crazy and took my rear window out and glued in an accordian boot.
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  12. JGNC

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    Back window doesn't open. I wish it was more common even if it is just one more thing to break.

    I've long thought about a camper shell, especially since I started fishing, but I think I would need/want to have it off too often. The one thing I don't like about caps for camping is not having direct access to the driver's seat but I see you solved that problem. :lol3
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  13. pilot815

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  14. OhBoy

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    Had a 1992 F150 std cab long bed with a cap.
    Took out the rear window, truck and cap, added a boot, and crawled trough easily.
    One problem, the truck bed was not sealed well.
    Dust and odors got in the cab.
    On the plus side, stealth camping was easy!

    The OEM sliders have gotten smaller over the years.
    Where you could once squeeze thru, now only a small dog will fit.
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  15. villageidiot

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    yeah, it’s a supercab, not the 4 door crew cab. It’s only offered in the XL trim package. I couldn’t find one with the rear seat delete in 4x4 with e locker rear end. So I bought one with the seats and took em out
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  16. acesandeights

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    I had a truck cap/canopy/shell and thought it was going to be great. Everything on the way to the camp spot got covered in dust. By the time I got to a spot of the beaten path everything was dirty, muddy or wet. There just wasn't any way to seal the bed and cap, so water or dirt got everywhere. .
  17. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    Damn, I missed this post before. I take it this means you’ve concluded the fight with the buyback?
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  18. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    yeah, got all my money back on the Colorado. 23000 free miles.
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    WYO George I have no idea

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    Wonderful!!
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  20. RustyStuff

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    The ones' Ive used that stayed clean-ish had foam rubber gaskets around the bed rails, on the rear window, going to the tailgate ( required a push to get latched) and a bit rubber boot that goes around the rear window frame.
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