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  1. It makes no rational sense to separate GMC from Chevrolet in terms of comparing sales against Ford or Dodge/Ram. It's the same product, it should be combined. Using the combined number, GM is tough to beat. Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  2. He's gone for the annual Amsoil Christmas Party. Lol Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  3. Typically large palm fronds I collect off my sabals, the occasional dead appliance, and a lot of crap no one wants from the estate. Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  4. I'm in my 30s now and I've had a lot of trailer experience since then. My house has a wall out front and the opening to the driveway is single car wide, and a long "corridor" that goes along the side of the house. I consider that the ultimate test of trailer backing considering the narrow width of the street. You gotta do a perfect 90 and cut the wheel just right to make it. The garage and carport is a good 30 feet beyond that. Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  5. It's 30 something for a day rental with the insurance so you can walk away from it if something catastrophic happens and not be liable. At the rate I need a trailer, ~2 months apart, it would take me years and years to come out even on buying one. Their mega length trailer tongue makes it 1 long wagon train to back up, but it reduces jack knife incidents so I understand the design. I jackknifed a single axle short utility trailer with my dad's truck when I was 15 and still haven't forgiven myself [emoji38] even now he'd say the thing scared him, it was on such a short tongue that everything would be fine until it wasn't. Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  6. I use the hell out of those particular Uhaul trailers, at least once every 2 months. I've priced out a utility trailer and considered the space it would occupy at home base, and for the low cost of the rental, I'll keep on renting! Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  7. Why on earth... wow. You'd compromise your truck's cooling system to preheat another engine?! Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  8. HP38 and W231 would be prime candidates for 9mm powder. I was, in my reloading days, a die hard Hodgdon Universal Clays guy for .40 and 9mm. But I'd use either of those 2 powders you named. Find the longest OAL you can load and fit in your magazine. By that, I mean get some sized and flared brass ready (no primers) and start at the longest OAL by caliber (9mm round nose is 1.145" btw). See if you can lock your slide back, insert a magazine with 1 of those inert rounds, and hit your slide lock lever and let the spring send it home. If it feeds it, you're good. Then start at the low end of the charge range and make 10. Bump up a little on powder and make 10 more. So on and so forth. Range test them for accuracy at 10 or 15 yards. Use a chronograph if you got one. Whichever shoots the tightest group, use that. Shortening your OAL (overall length) has a similar effect of increasing powder charge because you are decreasing available case volume. If you are using flat nose 9mm or hollowpoint, you have a little more work to do on measuring OAL. And here's how you do it. Take a prepped case, and measure it's length with a caliper. Write it down. Call it measurement A. Take the flat nose or hollowpoint projectile and measure its length. Write that down. This is measurement B. Set your seating die in the press and try to seat the bullet. Take it out, and measure its overall finished length. With this measurement, subtract the length of the case, measurement A. Write down this result, it is measurement C. Take measurement B and subtract C, and you have your seated depth, D. Repeat this process for your round nose load, and tailor your seating die so that your flat nose round has the same depth D. With the same powder load, they will have the same operating pressure. With that process, you can change bullet type and generally retain all the performance of the standard round nose. With that said, the flat nose usually has more bearing surface and will probably be a more accurate round. Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  9. You're not gonna find anything right now. Hopefully you had your ears and eyes open months ago and got what you needed. You're too late now. Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  10. I used to reload in the Obama years. It's not very hard, just pay attention to what you're doing. Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  11. Can't rely on just that, the system isn't loaded. Need a big resistor in line. You may have great voltage under no load, but it drops when it does get resistance. Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  12. You don't want to be next to anything large or metallic. A big parking lot would probably be fine but don't go park next to a light pole. You don't want anything close by that's going to reflect signal back to your antenna when you key down and transmit. Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  13. Yes, you're gonna need a basic SWR meter for CB and an open area. Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  14. What? No. Standard transmit power is 4 watts. Yes, your SWR changes as you change channels but should be fairly close. The closer you get to a 102" length, the flatter your SWR will stay. You're gonna burn the finals up without tuning your antenna. Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
  15. How do you know the battery is ok? Sent from my SM-A516U using Tapatalk
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