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About soutthpaw

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    Sparks, NV

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  1. I filmed this last week when I was out for a bicycle ride. It's by the TA truck stop on I80 in Sparks NV. Details in the video description.
  2. Except for color blind people, red is very dark color. Blue is much brighter as is amber. Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  3. Nice, always liked cabovers Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  4. Anywhere use warning lights other than Amber that are not part of a government, police, fire etc? Also which states allow clear to the rear? I know California doesn't. Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  5. I notice more new rollbacks seem to have the pylon mounted to the frame between the cab and bed instead of on the bed itself. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? It does keep the lightbar level if it's on the frame. Which do you all prefer and why. Also steel vs aluminum beds. Is it basically a weight savings vs durability trade off. I get the rust belt issues so aluminum is beneficial there. Thanks.
  6. The fact that nothing is preventing the cable from slipping off under load is scary. Snatch blocks fully enclose the cable. I know NFPA and I think military require any pulling/winching anchor points to be fully enclosed, not an open hook etc. That cable could do some serious damage if it comes loose... Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  7. I'm no professional tower, but this video looks like it should be a training concerto of what "not" to do. What y'all think? Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  8. Good to know. As I would have to buy the basket straps, I think I'm just going to go with the lasso straps mentioned above as I feel they will be more secure (and cheaper) Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks, I thought that might be the case, but couldn't find any videos of them actually being used. just doesn't seem very secure. Are you supposed to set the wheels lower in the lift? This one has the hole you mention too, I think someone may have gone the same route with the lasso straps. Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  10. Googled Orcas island, very pretty, will have to visit it sometime. Makes sense why you need a compact truck.
  11. Why don't they use bigger wheels? Weight issue?
  12. Can someone explain the correct way to secure these basket straps in this video at 2:35 http://news.millerind.com/hookin-it-up...with-car-carrier-wheellift-options My question is how do you tighten the strap after you attach it to the up/down facing hooks? I've only ever used the ratchet strap wheel loops and the truck I'm restoring has the style in the video. This is going to be for personal use purposes only, I'm not a pro, so excuse the dumb question. Thanks. Southpaw
  13. Unimogs have air pressurized axles for deep water. I'm guessing a lot of military vehicles do that as well
  14. Was browsing rollbacks on Youtube and came across this, definitely a great example of parenting done right!
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