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RE: Is anyone doing anything fun lately?

Great replies everyone, it is nice to see folks taking the time to relax and enjoy things :). We stayed in Daytona Beach Shores again and it was a great time with mostly couples, everyone was relaxed and friendly. It was windy with Sally out there and high tide was hitting the seawall with periods of hard rain but still super nice and we live under an hour away. Old Biscuit, I hear you on the bath conversion. It’s what I do and hope to finish a major build soon that touched every aspect removing the slab and repouring after the 1 plumbing rough, this has been a tough one. Share some pics if you want and I’ll do the same if you want to talk shop. Great Jeep picture and the Skim bikes were funny! :C
donfla 09/18/20 05:30pm Around the Campfire
Is anyone doing anything fun lately?

It’s business as usual here for us, meaning busy, and besides an unexpected 8am meeting for me tomorrow that won’t take long my wife and I are heading to the beach for two nights.. without any kids or their friends. :) There's enough going in life for most right now and thought sharing some fun would be nice.
donfla 09/15/20 06:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tool box / Access Toolbox Edition Tonneau cover

I had a Access Lorado cover on an 8’ bed for over 10 years and was very pleased with it, definitely a high quality product and going to order another for a new truck. Today I had one of their ADARAC racks delivered and owned one before and liked it a lot. If you find their Outlet link they are discounting old stock, no covers but found the exact ADARAC I had for $300 with free delivery compared to the new model with a few minor changes for over $500.
donfla 08/23/20 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Foolish Things We’ve Done as Kids

This is a good, boys will be boys thread. As a child we did all kind of things including drilling and filling the empty Co2 cartridges from our air guns with black powder and a firecracker fuse. Glad you didn’t ignite the war trophy your dad brought home because we might not be talking to you right now. In my early 20’s I was in the Army NG and my friend and roommate was the captain of the armory, I can remember him bringing artillery simulators to a dove hunt spot we had and one was a dud. So, he walks right up to it and shot it with birdshot and it went off peppering his face with paper shrapnel and a lot of blood. I was deer hunter at the time and he bought a nice used Remington 700 .308 with the scope already mounted and fired it for the first time at the same dove spot and didn’t understand what eye relief was and half mooned his eye again with blood pouring out. He was 5 years older than me and 6’9”, a big man but not the sharpest tool in the shed.
donfla 08/21/20 07:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Aftermarket Silverado motor mount recommendations?

Also, I’m new to using this shop and very pleased with them. And the mechanic did confirm the new factory mount he installed is an updated version.
donfla 08/19/20 04:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aftermarket Silverado motor mount recommendations?

Weird... If you saw the motor "jump" when you did a little brake stand,it's broke. If you just saw it "flex" and no "clunk" then it's not broke. That makes sense. I'm no expert by any means but it appeared to be flexing more than it should. The problem seems to be solved with the new mount installed. Not perfect but I'd rate 90% better, before it would dropout to the point it felt like it was going to stall but never actually did. It didn't throw any codes either. Before taking it in I did a thorough throttle body cleaning using Sea Foam and while it did blow out a good bit of smoke for a second under heavy load that didn't do anything to improve the idle.
donfla 08/19/20 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aftermarket Silverado motor mount recommendations?

That is the question I would like to understand. The shop called at 9am and can tell they did a lot of reading on it finding the same service advisory mentioning shimming the mounts to solve the rough idle problem. They are trying and now agree the driver side mount is the problem. I just need this truck back, about to order a dumpster and 14” gas walk behind concrete wet saw for a bathroom demo this weekend. We do some pretty large jobs and removing the slab inside a customer’s house getting to play in the sand below is actually kind of fun. :)
donfla 08/19/20 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: What tickets are Orlando condo tours offering currently?

We live and work in the Orlando area and not really understanding what you are asking. Are you referring to all of the free stuff the timeshare market was offering?
donfla 08/18/20 04:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Aftermarket Silverado motor mount recommendations?

And just to be clear, the dealer did not see the truck but the service advisor said on the phone the problem was common.
donfla 08/18/20 04:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aftermarket Silverado motor mount recommendations?

Now this has turned interesting and will share as I get to the bottom of it. Dropped the truck off at 8am this morning and the shop owner calls at 2 saying in his opinion along with 2 of his seasoned mechanics, the driver side mount is not bad or causing the rough idle problem. And yesterday at a different shop the owner I’ve used several times said the mount was bad doing the in gear test with him. Personally I believe the mount is bad with the amount of jump I see. As of right now I haven’t heard back from the shop it’s at and both of these places have been around a long time with great reviews. And price wise all 3 places including the dealer were within $75 of each other. It will be interesting to see who is right here?
donfla 08/18/20 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aftermarket Silverado motor mount recommendations?

They all have their quirks, Chevy’s are also known for paint problems. Won’t get into the common motor problems my 05’s F350 6.0 that cost a fortune to fix, another problem it had was the cab bushings failed to the point it was metal on metal and that was a labor intensive frustrating fix doing it myself.
donfla 08/17/20 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aftermarket Silverado motor mount recommendations?

Thanks for the input guys. Got prices from 2 more independent shops today with the best being $393.76 out the door to replace just the drivers side with OEM and going that route. As far as what caused it? From reading and talking to the different mechanics and a service advisor it’s a common problem on this year and the truck is clean with only 64k miles, so it’s sounding like it’s defective original parts. I did find a factory service advisory on the rough in gear idle and the solution was to somehow shim the motor mounts. It’s being done tomorrow and will follow up if this fixes the rough idle. To test if your mounts are bad, have someone put the e-brake on and hit the brakes and gas at the same time in drive while you watch the motor. Apparently this problem is specific to the driver side mount and you can definitely see the motor jump on mine.
donfla 08/17/20 03:37pm Tow Vehicles
Aftermarket Silverado motor mount recommendations?

The idle problem with my new to me 2014 1500 WT is a motor mount failure. The dealer wants $831.26 to replace them with the same OEM mount that failed. The breakdown is $254 parts and $577 labor and have read and watched video on the process and still on the fence about taking it on myself, have the tools but taking this on would be tough right now. The dealer has agreed to install the mounts I bring them without a warranty and that is understandable. Can anyone recommend solid aftermarket mounts that don’t fail? Have a small shop close by I trust that can probably do better on labor too.
donfla 08/16/20 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Construction adhesive vs. wood glue

At work the trim carpenter installs using 18ga finish nails on factory primed baseboard then the painters caulk, wood putty the nail holes and paint in place and you don’t see the nail holes. And something very important is making sure the painters caulk between the wall and board is painted because every dust particle and pet hair in the house will stick to it and look bad quickly. Doing all of it myself, I pre paint the baseboards and use a 23ga pin nailer when I know what I’m hitting and touching up the holes is easy. If everything is square, liquid nails would be a great option but that’s rarely the case in my experience. If it’s a hallway or another wall close enough, blocking it with a 2x4 to keep it against the wall to dry would absolutely work if what it’s attached to is solid.
donfla 08/16/20 03:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Picked up my son his first tow vehicle

Very nice! Our 16 year old just took possession of the 2005 Ford Explorer we bought a daughter 7 years ago. It’s still in good shape and watching them light up and understand the responsibility is priceless.
donfla 08/13/20 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Picture posting thread...anyone into it?

A couple from Daytona Beach. A lot of strong slow moving thunderstorms and the water was surprisingly warm. Probably spent an hour trying to get a lightning picture from this storm but couldn’t.
donfla 08/13/20 06:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Picture posting thread...anyone into it?

My wife and I are leaving tomorrow afternoon for 3 nights at the beach without kids (she has a work baby shower to attend in the morning but that’s better than us hosting like a couple weeks ago) :) Took this rainbow shot yesterday and we had a seafood boil tonight that got rained out and it’s still storming hard. Taking freezer inventory this week we had almost everything on hand to make it.
donfla 08/08/20 06:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: For all you carpenters

If you're not making mistakes you're not working hard enough.. ;)
donfla 08/05/20 06:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: best ever fuel mileage 2009 6.4L

Kenny, you need to stop playing with those Fords… Just kidding around. Good to see you :)
donfla 08/05/20 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Chevy 1500 WT opinions?

Picked it up today and not perfect with miss matched tires and idling a little rough but happy with it so far. Looking at the last oil change sticker vs current mileage it was parked for a year. Not 4x4 which I’d prefer but does have an 8’ bed. Thanks again guys the input is appreciated.
donfla 08/03/20 05:33pm Tow Vehicles
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