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 Post subject: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:45 am 
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So had to get a new one:

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My mechanic friend Dave is accusing me of doing it on purpose. I swear I didn't, but this is one bada$$ truck! Tows the trailer like it's a pull toy. Here's my daughter giving me a ride in it:

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We took it camping, played some cards:

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Played some harmonica to get Ol' Pete off my guitar (a little later I gave him my F-349, since I don't play it enough anyway.)

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There's enough of us to crowd the campground:

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It's good to be home:

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:16 am 
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Your new truck sure does carry a lot of people! Looks like you came up a winner on all counts.

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:08 am 
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:lol:

There are a few (like at least 15) other vehicles involved! This is an annual camping trip for my wife's brothers and sisters--I think this is the 27th year in a row--and the families have all, um, extended since the original trip, when we all crammed into one camp site, all in tents.

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:24 am 
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Gotta love traditions like that. Looks like a blast!

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:01 pm 
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Hey Luke, Looks like fun. You live in a beautiful part of our country,....glad to see you take advantage of the outdoors. Looks like a little blues jam at the campsite eh? I would have liked to see you with a goatee and funky blues cap playing slide on the reso man. Get the whole campground doing the Hand jive... eh.

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:22 am 
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Nice Truck... Is that up the North Umpqua ??..... such beautiful country ... That's why I love Oregon !!

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:35 am 
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nice truck

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:40 am 
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Thanks, everybody. We're really enjoying the truck. The payments will bring us joy until about the time we retire, but I think the truck will last until I'm too old to drive, or I can't remember where I parked the trailer. We figured if we can't afford it now, when can we buy one?

We like to go down to the state park at Cape Blanco when we have a couple nights available, and in the summer it's like there's a diesel show! Everybody and his grandma is driving one--Fords, Chevies, GMCs and Dodges--some of them pulling trailers half the size of my house. Odd that gas prices dropped lately but diesel didn't. Och, tamale.

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Is that up the North Umpqua ??


Good eye, frankstr59. Rock Creek campground, off the North Umpqua, about 7 miles from Idleild Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:17 am 
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I got 93000 coming up on my Tahoe tonight, it's an 08. I really can't decide what color to get for the next one so I guess we'll keep this one for another year or two, or till it's death do we part.......

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:14 pm 
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PtT wrote:
Thanks, everybody. We're really enjoying the truck. The payments will bring us joy until about the time we retire, but I think the truck will last until I'm too old to drive, or I can't remember where I parked the trailer. We figured if we can't afford it now, when can we buy one?

We like to go down to the state park at Cape Blanco when we have a couple nights available, and in the summer it's like there's a diesel show! Everybody and his grandma is driving one--Fords, Chevies, GMCs and Dodges--some of them pulling trailers half the size of my house. Odd that gas prices dropped lately but diesel didn't. Och, tamale.

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Is that up the North Umpqua ??


Good eye, frankstr59. Rock Creek campground, off the North Umpqua, about 7 miles from Idleild Park.


Well heck Ya PtT..... all of Douglas county is like my back yard , I camped up there twice this year ...
I was born and raised here for Hmmmm all my years :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:28 am 
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frankstr 59, by the way, I would have bought my truck here--support local business, etc.--but when my motor blew I was stranded with my trailer at the Tyee Campground (limped it in there,) and I wound up buying it in Roseburg, at Clint Newell Motors. If you go buy yourself one, ask for Chuck Oleis (he's a pretty good guy, for a car salesman,) tell him I sent you, and he'll send me a hunnerd bucks!!

Or buy it from Ken Ware here in Coos Bay, and tell him it's to make up for me buying mine in Roseburg.

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:05 am 
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Well PtT... I used to work at Clint Newell, and I know Chuck.. as just about everyone else there ... Also I live about 2 blocks away ... Now how funny is that ... small world huh ..
Ya Roseburg is s nice mellow town ....was born in Canyonville and raised here my whole life except for 4 years in the Navy...

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:05 am 
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You probably bought your Taks at Southbound Sound, then? I might surprise them someday with my big fat custom order. . . . 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:07 pm 
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PtT wrote:
You probably bought your Taks at Southbound Sound, then?



Nope , I had a bad experience with that place, poor customer service too ..

I bought my EF440 at Hi 5 music, my Santa Fe at a pawn shop in Salem, and the F360S on eBay ..

Bruce, Paul, and Diane @ Hi 5 music are some great people, awesome customer service and very honest ...
They get all of my local business for my music gear, I just spent 80$ on cables there the other day cause I
did not want to go back up to Eugene or order them online and have to wait to hook up my 2 new amps, active crossover , EQ , a compressor,and speakers.. I didn't get all of what I needed in Eugene last wknd.

Also If I have a questions, they give me advice and are easy to talk to.

So if you want to make an order here in the Burg. Go talk to Bruce !!! @ Hi 5 music

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 Post subject: Re: Blew the motor in my pickup
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Don't forget our co-sponser for this wonderful forum, Al at Lost Art Vintage.

Tak dealer, special order specialist, great pricing and quick delivery.
You guys should always give him a shot at your business.

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