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    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snow tires.... in Off-Topic
    The only reason to go -1 on rims is when you have low aspect ratio, and 55 is plenty good for winter driving. Nerd out on the tire catalog. The...
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    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    For Sale in Vermont: 1985 Vanagon with Subaru 2.2 conversion. He started at $16,500 asking and is now "Make offer." ...
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    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snow tires.... in Off-Topic
    We had up to 8 vehicles in our fleet and bought a lot of snow tires. We stopped using X-Ice not because they didn't perform well, but because...
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    11-13-19, 07:03 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snow tires.... in Off-Topic
    The Washington state article points out that studs wear fast, and that worn studs are less effective. No dog in the fight, no way studs work for...
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    11-13-19, 01:03 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snow tires.... in Off-Topic
    Reports like this demonstrate that except in a narrow band of conditions, friction tires often outperform studded tires nowadays. Selected...
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    11-13-19, 07:49 AM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snow tires.... in Off-Topic
    The R3 SUV has Aramid sidewalls, supposed to be stronger than the R2 SUV we have.
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    11-13-19, 01:46 AM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snowmobilers in Off-Topic
    Are NADA or KBB pricing at all accurate? What is the average seasonal use, in miles? Many of the sleds we've perused are priced up to 50% above...
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    11-12-19, 06:11 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snowmobilers in Off-Topic
    That's your ad? It says Westborough but your profile says Central MA? Is the machine in Westborough?
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    11-12-19, 01:41 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snowmobilers in Off-Topic
    A 2014 Ski Doo Sport Ace with 600cc 4 stroke and 2 up seat has popped up on CL. 137x15 track so that doesn't strike me as anything you can get...
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    11-11-19, 12:22 PM
    Three year update: still happy with ShotLock, which has a Simplex mechanical lock. I asked my wife what pass code she would never forget and used...
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    11-08-19, 10:45 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Parasitic Battery Test in Off-Topic
    Just went through this with the Triumph. They checked across each fuse. Eventually determined the grip heater relay was always on. An example.
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    11-08-19, 05:53 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Sprinter build thread in Off-Topic
    Got Epoxy on one side of the ceiling panel. Planning to add two rows of L track so we can suspend stuff. Left the fan for next Spring. Van is back...
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    11-08-19, 12:47 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Wood stove in Off-Topic
    Listed our small soapstone stove FS here. Forgot to sell it last year. Definitely selling it so someone will get a good deal.
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    11-08-19, 12:43 PM
    Garandman started a thread For Sale - Other | Soapstone Wood Stove in For Sale
    Location; Mt Sunapee NH. We have a Hearthstone Tribute model 8040 soapstone wood stove for sale. It is rated to heat up to 1,300 square feet -...
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    11-07-19, 12:09 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snowmobilers in Off-Topic
    Yes, Ski-Doo has a !+! seat, backrest, and hand warmers that can be snapped on and off.
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    11-07-19, 09:14 AM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snowmobilers in Off-Topic
    2017 Ski Doo Expedition LE 1200 4 stroke, 663 lbs dry weight which I think is even more than a Venture.
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    11-06-19, 09:55 PM
    Most of our cars have Apple CarPlay, so you can run everything via voice or touch screen. Pretty slick. Pretty nifty.
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    11-06-19, 09:51 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snowmobilers in Off-Topic
    So we want to buy a newer 2 up sled. There are touring sleds from Polaris, Ski Doo and Yamaha. There are also “Touring/Utility” sleds that often have...
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    11-05-19, 05:04 AM
    Put the links and we can all tag him.
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    11-04-19, 01:46 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snowmobilers in Off-Topic
    Suspension on newer sleds is ridiculously better than the oldies. Oh, did she gain weight?
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    11-04-19, 01:43 PM
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_message_channel We had it on several vehicles, and find Waze / Google Maps much more timely.
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    11-02-19, 12:08 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Wheelbarrow comparo in Off-Topic
    FEL is awesome.
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    11-01-19, 12:28 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snowmobilers in Off-Topic
    NH doesn’t title snowmobiles, correct? So you just give the buyer a bill of sale?
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    10-31-19, 08:09 PM
    Garandman replied to a thread Sprinter build thread in Off-Topic
    Well, dodged a bullet. The Espar booster heater wasn’t running and thought it might have the fan stuck, a common problem. But the shop found some...
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    10-30-19, 05:10 PM
    Sprinter harmonic balancer is torqued to 240 lb ft - then an additional 90. It’s done that way to minimize differences in friction.
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    10-30-19, 11:13 AM
    Garandman replied to a thread For Sale - Motorcycles | 1995 Honda ST1100 in For Sale
    Great bike GLWS!
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    10-30-19, 11:06 AM
    Garandman replied to a thread Let's talk trucks in Off-Topic
    “I need 8-9 co-signers.” :jackie: When I see an all black Ram, the first thing that comes to mind is “Zero money down!” Along with any Mitsubishi.
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    10-30-19, 09:40 AM
    Garandman replied to a thread Snowmobilers in Off-Topic
    Pulled the Venture out of the shed to start it up. Started right up, warmed up normally. Picked it up with the tractor forks to move it. Tried to...
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    10-30-19, 09:30 AM
    Good one - been three years since last posted. A reporter was interviewing Bobby Orr about present-day NHL teams. He was asked if he thought his...
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