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    Default 2001 Cummins 5.9

    Got me a new rig today!

    2001 Dodge extended cab 4x4 Cummins 5.9L . Lots of HWY km's. Very clean, not much to do but some bigger tires,I think I'll put in a new lift pump, find a stock air intake and sell the the cold air intake that is on it.

    Otherwise install my extra VHF radio, and prep some stuff for the truck camper to go on this winter. Runs like a top. heaps of gogo



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    Looks nice and clean. It should serve you well.

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    Sweet purchase!

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    well for now we are keeping the same camper, and the Toyota. I'll have to do some mods to the camper to make it fit the new rig. The plan is to roll in the Dodge by winter.

    The Toyota will be staying as the mountain 4x4/ run around, I want to drive that thing until it roles over and dies. + the wife really likes it and won't let me sell it.

    So far I really like the new Doge (never really liked the Dakota) there are a few things I need to do. Needs some new side mirrors, upgrade the track bar, and put some BFG AT's on before winter. I'm not really the biggest dodge guy. But I sure do like the Cummins!

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    I have a 99 CTD and love it. Basically the same truck. Mine carries my Alaskan camper very well, slightly over my GVW but it handles it well. I can get 23 mpg without the camper and 19+ with it, so no complaints from me.

    The down side is parts replacement are expensive. I just found a crack in my exhaust manifold $300 after market Dodge type or $500 from BD + gaskets and labour. Its fairly straight forward so I will do it myself.
    Mine is not chipped they say it would get better fuel mileage but I like the reliability better.
    My truck will take me anywhere and bring me home It is the most reliable truck I have ever owned.
    Congratulations, you are going to love this thing I sure do.

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    Got allot of stuff done this weekend. Went to Pick N Pull got a bunch of little stuff. Then on the way home made a deal through Kijiji and picked up this brand new 33" BFG mounted on a rim for my spare $100.



    The rear pinion seal was leaking a bit so I replaced it Saturday. The old one was really tough to get out, pretty sure it was the original.





    Nice and fresh, and no more leaking!

    This week I will get the trailer plug working, we will take it on the first out of town trip next weekend. Pulling the trailer down to Lower Kaninaskis.
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    Ya for sure. I think the dealer was over $1000. Cost me $75 and 4.5 hours



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    Major issues with the heater in the camper DOH!! no problem, I'll just put my spare in. Doh!! major non repairable gas leak $$$$.

    So after much research i decided to go with the Fatsco Tiny Tot. Small round cast iron. Only one issue, can't get one here before late January. Not soon enough, as our entire Christmas holiday is based on the camper being operational.

    So given the fact that I am a fabricator for a living, I will just build my own. 6 x 6x 1/4" HSS 12" tall will give more volume then the Tiny Tot in the same amount of space. I can improve on their design by adding a vent to pull combustion air from outside instead of from the interior. And I can add a baffle inside to retain more heat also help keep the flue from getting too hot. Doors will be made from 1/4" plate so no warping there.

    We plan to install it in the center of the camper, so it should be easy to distribute warm air around with a couple small computer fans

    Starting tonight as I have only one week to build, test and install it in the camper.
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    Good luck getting the heat up and running!

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    Got a good start on the solid fuel heater tonight. Not much left to do, just hinges, and some seal ring around the doors. I would type more but I'm tired. And pictures tell allot anyway.

    Picky picky picky




















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