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Doc Savage

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  • Birthday 06/02/1957

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    Fullerton, CA.

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  1. As requested by the man, the myth, the legend "Crusty"! I'm writing a follow up to this post "Landing Leg Fail". In which I will detail the cost, time and procedure to do this remove and replace of the landing gear, and gear motor. I ordered a complete kit from etrailer.com which included everything I needed, with a combined rating of 6,500lbs. I upgraded the pull pins to spring loaded pins as thats what the old legs had on them, and I liked how easy they made adjusting the inner tube. The Stromberg Carlson kit cost was $580.58 plus tax (free shipping ground UPS - 6 day turn around), it took approximately four hours to complete the job, working alone. I placed the trailer onto my fifth wheel pad but did not lock in, the trailer parking brake was set, and tires chocked. Using a 3 ton Pro Eagle jack, and stands I started on the passenger side removing the stabilizer bars from the inner leg base, sand foot, and the pull pin assembly. Next I removed the bolt from the gearbox cross bar which turns the leg gear up or down. I then removed the propane tank, and the two bolts holding the leg assembly in place between the U-brackets which are welded to my trailer frame. The leg came out easily through the bottom as it sits pretty high while on my truck. Assembly of the new leg, (sand foot, and spring loaded pull pin) took very little effort or time, and was back in quickly. The drivers side requires a little more work and time, removing the cross bar, motor/ wiring, gear box, sand foot, and pull pin assembly. As done on the passenger side prior I removed the left propane tank, and loosened the bolts holding in the old leg, removed from the bottom of the trailer body. Placed the new leg into the brackets and tighten down the bolts. Put the new gearbox in, motor, and crossbar. I connected the wiring back up, and used new large wire caps (purchased separately), turned the battery power back on and tested the legs,operating them both up and down. Everything worked smoothly, no binding or clicking noise. Made some minor adjustments to inner leg pin position, and remove some of the blocks to level trailer in our driveway. Complete kit above Base of passenger side leg/ sand foot. New right leg assembled ready to go in. Right leg in place. Right leg in U-brackets, bolts tightened. Stabilizer bars reattached to passenger side leg. Drivers side leg assembly in place, ready to bolt up stabilizer bars. Gear box, motor, and cross bar in place, wires capped/crimped, and zip tied for added security. In all I saved upwards of $1,200-$1,500. by doing this job myself vs. paying an RV dealer to do it.
  2. Good looking car, priced to sell for sure! GLWTS buddy!
  3. On a recent road trip to Washington state for our oldest daughters wedding. I had a reservation at the county fair grounds in Puyallup, Wa. where I had the trailer sitting on 2 blocks of wood under each leg, on not so level grass. On my departure day I had raised the trailer using the electric legs to a point close to the required height when all of sudden the trailer legs plunged back in, and the trailer dropped to the pin position again. It would not go up via electric legs or manually. What I did next is a testimony to the true abilities of the companies product. I had always wanted to purchase a Pro Eagle jack but thought they were out of my budget, but after much thought I did. In ads they show their product being used under many different situations, well heres mine. And one from the wedding, just because!! New landing legs, leg motor, and pins have been shipped from etrailer.com, I will add more pics after I complete installation.
  4. I'm keeping eyes open for these two vehicles, I commute from Fullerton to Commerce, they better hope I don't spot them with the car or quad!
  5. I've been on the fence for a couple months about selling my 07' Silverado 2500HD w/185,600mi. jus put a small bundle of 💰into her, the short list ( new rear brake pads, new hd rear rotors, rear diff seal, driveshaft mid support seal, power steering pump, steering box, master cylinder, brake booster, steering arms, and front upper bearings, so nothing else needs to be done to it. Replaced the old speakers with some new Kicker 6" rounds. Tires 35x12.50x20 are only a year old with 17/32 of tread. The truck has minor brush scratches, normal road chips, and is always washed and waxed. People who know me understand my illness of caring for my stuff. I'm sure I have pics of it somewhere in one thread or another on GD.com I would entertain serious offers of $27K
  6. Truly a baller pad! Congrats brutha!!
  7. There isn't much in this post that we didn't do as kids, or remember our parents having or doing. It was great growing up in the 60's, one thing I would like to add Dale was how excited we were as kids during all the tv broadcast of the space walks, and launches. It was American pride on the highest level.
  8. Awesome footage! I'd like to do right seat sometime as well as I drove I'm sure I could benefit a right seat position.😏
  9. Look forward to seeing whats next for you and your family, for me its all on hold much to do between now and my retirement in three years. Hope to get out to Glamis just to hang out around the fire pit, and enjoy some ICE COLD BREWSKIES's.
  10. Prayers for Hailey are sent, if you need anything else let me know, I'll donate blood in her behalf if needed!
  11. I'm getting an itch in my wallet........
  12. Be patient BRD mine was listed in July of 2018, and didn't sell until the first week in March this year. I originally listed the car at $30k with trailer, reduced it to $27K over a period of months and sold the car for $26K
  13. As always Carl, some of the best shots I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing, and keeping that feeling alive in my blood! My first year away from the dunes......😢😭
  14. Photo Credit: Shauna Savage took this shot standing only 3 feet from my previous tracks! We had so many great trips with this Tatum sandcar!

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