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  • Birthday 01/09/1971

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  1. Can you dare them to cross the field or something? This thread needs fewer words, more pics of carnage LOL
  2. I find that it's best to avoid getting into dangerous/awkward situations in the first place. By removing yourself from the situation, you avoid negative (and usually unforeseen) consequences. This type of mentality has really paid dividends for me, as I used to be a hothead, especially full of road rage when driving. No more...and I'm a better person because of it.
  3. LA is all over the map when it comes to fuel prices, especially diesel. You can see stations across the street from one another, with a $1 variance per gallon for a given fuel. Makes no sense at all.
  4. AZ MVD cares, though. It takes them some time, but you'll eventually get a letter from MVD asking for a copy of your AZ Insurance...or a letter stating you can't renew until you provide proof of AZ insurance.
  5. There's no sales tax on buying a motor home from a private party in CA? Really? When I bought my used toy hauler (clearly not a motor home), the CA DMV told me that I would have to pay sales tax on the purchase price...so I registered it in AZ, because that's "where I stored and used it" was the explanation I was given. My bank (USAA) had no issues with this. I'd rather have registered it in CA, but the clerk at the DMV was quite adamant that I would have to pay sales tax on it.
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  8. Those will be mixed with lead to make Lumber Liquidators' flooring
  9. Yeah... It is legal to plate a conventional golf cart, on a very restrictive basis for use on very specific roads. GEM's have fewer restrictions than golf carts, and can operate on more roads at slightly higher speeds...but definitely not all roads.
  10. The GEM is a NEV and they're a bit different from a golf cart. CA DMV does allow golf carts, with very specific restrictions Here's the details from the CA DMV itself, about golf carts: https://apps.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/vin_mem...009/09vin17.pdf And here's what the CA DMV says about NEV's like the GEM: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&amp...st_facts/ffvr37
  11. True. All the info you need to know is here: http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25733
  12. Smog, as mentioned, plus they don't meet FMVSS (Fed Motor Vehicle Safety Standards). Golf carts that meet the letter of the law are not able to exceed 15 mph...and it's not that you aren't supposed to go faster than that, but that they physically are not able to exceed that speed. More info here: https://apps.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/vin_mem...009/09vin17.pdf The Golfing lobby is very strong in CA is the main reason. The rationale is, gas carts are still used on courses, and many courses require that you cross over public roads.
  13. I think you mean 6 spd (as in manual) or 48RE in your first statement As I'm sure you know, 48RE is a 4 speed, as are the earlier 47RE automatics when paired with the 5.9L Cummins. The 6-speed automatic came out with the 68RFE, when paired with the 6.7L Cummins...they offered this in the 2008+ 3rd Gens, then of course all 4th Gens.
  14. All I did was tow and off-road in my '07 (including a 43-foot Cyclone toy hauler that weighed 18k lbs), original tranny had 111k miles on it when I sold it to a buddy about a year ago...he's still running the original tranny, and all he does is off-road and tow also. While it's not giving any issues, he's out of adjustments for the bands so that'll have to be addressed. For the 48RE, you want to keep it cool with an external cooler, ease into the throttle to keep the torque loads low, and drive in Tow mode all the time to get the torque converter to lock ASAP. (Note that the Tow Mode operates differently for different years, so make sure you know what you have). These trannies can get killed quick when pulling heavy loads combined with an aggressive right foot...or just a heavy right foot and no load at all. I must have gotten a good one, because I had no squeaks, no rattles, in my interior. And there are guys on this site who can tell you that I drove this truck pretty hard off-road. We sold our long travel Rhino because the truck was so much better off-road (thanks to Carli Suspension).

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