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Lip_Ripper Guy last won the day on September 6 2016

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  1. Back in the day this place was great. But, overbearing moderation, and some site changes really killed it. I still like the forums way better than the social media groups now, particularly when it comes to searching for older content.
  2. The last one was 2017, but that one is sold now to the same guy who bought my 2012 (orange) house. The 5/16" holds up extremely well long term. Obviously you need to do your part and keep it from getting soaked consistently in water, and making sure to have some sort of sealer/varnish on it. I'll be using the same stuff in my new build.
  3. Hey that's my picture! That Lowe's link for $12.98 is a very fair price. Especially when you consider that Menard's would probably need a rebate form (that I'd forget to send in) to get a similar price.
  4. I'm real late to respond to this. Sorry, I don't stop by here much anymore. The one piece aluminum roof is tough to track down. You can get one piece galvanized from Ice Castle. Best bet is the 3M VHB for either, although I'm sure Ice Castle uses velcro or something similar that is real good and cheap. Regarding the siding, plan your stud spacing so you can overlap the siding pieces 1" and use the VHB to seal/secure.
  5. I've always bought mine at Sam's Club. It looks like they have the Duracell GC2 in stores now.
  6. Nice work! I think that many (most) of use who have done these higher end builds end up being too scared to tally up the receipts at the end
  7. Watch for the Ice Castle auctions coming up in spring. I've seen 20'+ houses go for under $10k with regularity. There will be a big one at the factory in Montevideo, which is a lot of their warranty returns & demos. Regarding quality, the frames themselves are way better than pre-2010. But you also have to understand that in an Ice Castle, the frame is the best part of the house. It is still a gamble if you are getting an okay one, or a total POS. Edit to add: Henslin is doing the Montevideo auction 4/28 at 9:30am. Google will find the details for you.
  8. They work really well, but need to be use frequently. Mobil 1 is my grease of choice. What you may look at doing, if you haven't already, is grinding a groove in the shaft for the grease to have a place to set.
  9. I was looking into that flooring when I did my last build. Which product did you use? "Versatile"?
  10. I'm a huge fan of the Ecoboost. I had one in my 2011 F150 and loved it. Good chance it'll be in my next truck, as well.
  11. Yep. You are definitely wrong. I'd post my towing resume for you, but I just don't think that is really necessary.
  12. You must have missed this "You are right. I should have been more clear in my post. It isn't the motor that is the limiting factor in the half ton. It's the extra weight, wheel base, more stout brakes, stiffer shocks, etc. that make the big difference in the 3/4 and 1 tons. Any of the half ton motors will certainly get the load moving without a problem. I personally don't like the gas options in any of the big trucks, so I skipped those and went straight to the diesel. Your mileage may vary, but I do still stand by my opinion that the 7,000# range is pushing half ton limits for safety."
  13. You are right. I should have been more clear in my post. It isn't the motor that is the limiting factor in the half ton. It's the extra weight, wheel base, more stout brakes, stiffer shocks, etc. that make the big difference in the 3/4 and 1 tons. Any of the half ton motors will certainly get the load moving without a problem. I personally don't like the gas options in any of the big trucks, so I skipped those and went straight to the diesel. Your mileage may vary, but I do still stand by my opinion that the 7,000# range is pushing half ton limits for safety. Both are
  14. I'm absolutely serious. Every single person I know personally who has bought a 21'+ house has upgraded to a diesel with their next truck. Or, they've downsized on the house. Take a look at the Ice Castles you see upside down. I've yet to see one that wasn't being towed by a half ton, or SUV. Towing a 11' tall sail that weighs in at 7,000+ pounds in a cross wind and ice or snow is recipe for disaster in a half ton. I've done it plenty, and there is a huge difference once you get up to the diesel.
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