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  1. rcintx

    2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Diesel Crew Cab 6.5’ Box w/ SmartCap Kitchen & Table $52,000 Big Sky, MT

    Long bed is a unicorn in my neck of the woods. Awesome truck GLWS.
  2. rcintx

    Hill People Gear Umlindi Backpack

    It has been a good setup just too many backpacks in the gear closet and funds needed for other projects. Thanks for the bump!
  3. rcintx

    Hill People Gear Umlindi Backpack

    Thinning out the gear closet. Up for grabs: V1 Umlindi setup. Includes: Original and upgraded frame sheet Belt and two bottle holsters Line pocket. Photos show two small tears in the bottom of the pack. Do not affect function and have not grown. Easily fixable. Overall pack is in used but good...
  4. rcintx

    Talk me out of a Chevy Trail Boss Duramax 3.0

    I read up on this issue. I'm no expert by any means but supposedly in the latest generation the belt is good for 200k miles. Warranty on that drive train will at least cover you for 100k miles.
  5. rcintx

    Talk me out of a Chevy Trail Boss Duramax 3.0

    It's the only option that makes sense for me right now. The way I look at it the truck is worth ~$3500 as it sits. I think I can put the money in to fix it (let's say $10k) and sell it for $13,500. So either way it's worth $3500. Hopefully, I can get it fixed and drive it for a year or more...
  6. rcintx

    Talk me out of a Chevy Trail Boss Duramax 3.0

    That's the question I have been noodling all day. I think the truck is probably worth around $3500 in current condition. That is not enough trade-in to put the TB in my (comfortable) price range. My current plan (subject to change, ask my wife) is to put a new engine in it and drive it until...
  7. rcintx

    Talk me out of a Chevy Trail Boss Duramax 3.0

    162k. Typical cam and lifter issues that the internet says the Rams are prone to. Mechanic said he hoped it was just top end but there is metal in the oil pan and he said exactly what you just said. For the cost of the parts we can put a full replacement in it. I didn’t see the turbo 4 on the...
  8. rcintx

    Talk me out of a Chevy Trail Boss Duramax 3.0

    Ugh. Just got word from the mechanic shop. Engine in my Ram 1500 is toast. Life (timing) sure is funny (haha, right?!?) sometimes. I guess I am going to get it fixed. I don't think I can afford not to. I've got the 5.3 in a Suburban with just over 100k miles on it. Runs great in that...
  9. rcintx

    2018 Ram 3500 Expedition Family Adventure Vehicle

    Beautiful setup! Congratulations. I hope your family spends more time in it than they do at home!
  10. rcintx

    Talk me out of a Chevy Trail Boss Duramax 3.0

    Back to that “winning the lotto” comment. I’d be glad to donate when I hit it! 😎 On paper I think they are awesome. Lots of torque and HP. However, I have two friend that have them in Tahoe’s. Both have had lifter issues and high dollar repairs. I do care. Need to look at things from that...
  11. rcintx

    Talk me out of a Chevy Trail Boss Duramax 3.0

    Quick update. I went and drove a Trail Boss 3.0L Duramax and all I can say is wow. Very impressive ride quality. Drivetrain is very smooth and the truck handles well. However... The deal wasn't good enough to make it an easy decision so I left it there, needing to think... Fast forward to...
  12. rcintx

    Talk me out of a Chevy Trail Boss Duramax 3.0

    Ahhh..... Can I just win the lottery and buy a vehicle for each use case??? I'm going to take a hard look at the HD trucks and see what the cost difference is going to be. OP lives in Texas, if that matters. I probably tow the trailer less than 3,000 miles per year. Mainly to local-ish...
  13. rcintx

    Talk me out of a Chevy Trail Boss Duramax 3.0

    Good heads up on the payload. I definitely need to do some math. I went back in my notes and it appears the last time I weighed the camper (loaded with gear, no liquids in tanks) it was 4300 pounds. I grossly misremembered that. I have wanted a 3/4 ton truck for a long time but the rational...
  14. rcintx

    Talk me out of a Chevy Trail Boss Duramax 3.0

    I'm looking to step into the new truck market and I am strongly considering a Trail Boss with the Duramax 3L. My driving habits are: 70 mile highway commute, 3 days per week Weekend warrior hauling lumber, junk yard runs, mountain bikes, ski's Family of 4 Offroad on the family farm, hunting...
  15. rcintx

    Question on portable power station "physical" storage when not in use?

    Good question. I have a unit on order and will follow for answers. I was considering using as a battery backup for my PC/internet at home while not using it in the field. In that case it would always be plugged in. Bad idea?
  16. rcintx

    First 4Runner - New to me 4th gen

    Roof basket has been added. Love the look of it, not sure I love the wind it catches. Will give it a bit to see if I use it or not before I make the final determination. Took a 225 mile drive yesterday to visit two state parks I haven't been to yet. Used the back hatch to setup a...
  17. rcintx

    '91 Toyota Pick - MA to Alaska and Back

    Following along! Thanks for sharing your trip.
  18. rcintx

    First 4Runner - New to me 4th gen

    Few updates: I've been slowly fixing small annoyances as they come up. It drove me nuts that the HVAC controls had no backlight. Being a new to me car, I struggled to control HVAC in the dark. For a few dollars and a few minutes, new bulbs were installed and all is well now. I also rigged...
  19. rcintx

    Next big family tent for Newfoundland trip: Skyliner? Family Camper?

    Nothing to add but interested in replies.
  20. rcintx

    First 4Runner - New to me 4th gen

    My niece was recently gifted a newer car for her college graduation and I took the opportunity to get a nice deal on a 2007 SR5 2wd with 190,000 miles on it. I have wanted a small SUV for quite some time (GX or 4Runner) but couldn't justify purchasing one and keeping my full size truck. If I...
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