Recent content by DesertRam

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    General Tech What did you work on Today?

    Put some Headwaters seat covers on the front seat of the Ram. The Kryptec Raid is a bit lighter than the Typhoon on the back seats , which I like. Full coverage now.
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    What did you work on Today; Home Edition

    Pulled out the stump of a nectarine tree the bores killed last year. The cheap tree strap that came with my high lift recovery kit wasn't up to the task. I'll take recommendations on a good US-made replacement.
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    Trip Report Ghost Town Tour '22

    Cool pics Dave. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend.
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    Your Pic of The Day

    Forest fires suck.
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    Proud daddy moments

    No fancy pictures, but my son (a junior is HS) just finished his year with a 3.7 GPA and his little sister completed sixth grade with a 4.0. So yeah, I'm pretty proud of them.
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    So now what

    What TRD says. I have kids in school too, and I don't like it. But further restricting the rights of those who already obey all the laws will do little, if anything, to solve America's moral crisis.
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    Tonkaman’s Tonka truck

    That's bad ass!
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    Your Pic of The Day

    My son led a team of Scouts and adults yesterday to do the fieldwork portion of his Eagle Service Project. He is removing invasive salt cedars and replacing them with native cottonwoods.
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    Mount Rushmore Trip

    That part of the country is cool. We did this trip from southern NM a few years ago. Some highlights for us (aside from the monument itself) include: We did a gold mine tour with after-tour gold panning. Little kids dig it. If you like trains, ride the 1880 train:
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    Favorite Toilet Reading

    I rarely take my phone to the facilities, instead reading magazines like "Bugle" from the RMEF or paperbacks. As a diehard Fantasy/Sci-Fi guy, I often gravitate that way. My recent viewing of Amazon's "Wheel of Time" prompted me to return to Jordan's 14-book series of the same name to see how...
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    Current hotness in Diesel batteries?

    I don't know if they qualify as "hot," but the Autozone Duralast Platinum AGMs I put in my 2006 Cummins have been humming along just fine for over four years.
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    Which 40 is good these days?

    I've had 295/75 Yokohama Geolander MTs on my 2006 Ram 2500 since November 2019. They have been great - mud, snow, sand, whatever. I only have about 10k miles, give or take, but they still look great and will probably age out before I wear them out. I'd recommend them.
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    New from NM

    Well, they let me in... Welcome.
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    General Tech What did you work on Today?

    Every time I read something from Mike I wish I lived closer so he could work on my truck. I'm sure it needs something! Thanks for all the very informative and drool-worthy posts Mike.
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    Meatloaf RIP

    One of my favorites. RIP.