Hey guys! Sorry for the off-and-on visits to the site here. It's been a busy year so far. So I'll summarize a bit:
1) The Prowler is doing A-OK. I haven't really done much more in terms of customization this year. She's due for brake pads up front, but that's about it. For the most part, we've just drove it. Still love the old gal. Even with all these newer, higher horsepower units coming out I don't have any complaints about how the old 700 does on the trails. If there's one mod that I've placed on my list, it's putting on a new pre-filter.
2) I ditched the Redneck Toyhauler I built. Bottom line: We needed a lot more room for the family. Luckily it sold really REALLY fast. In its place, I picked up a nice 1986 Shelton Vacationeer 10' cabover camper for $600. The gray and black water tanks had been removed and it needed the plumbing redone under the bathroom. Guy originally wanted a grand for it, but took my offer of $600 since multiple previously interested parties shied away due to the work that needed done. $40 in plumbing hardware and a few hours of my time and she was up and ready to go! Fridge, Stove, Heater, Water Heater, A/C, and water pump all work great.
3) My diesel experiment came to a disappointing end. The 04 Powerstroke I had bought went all to hell about 2 weeks after I bought it. In the 3 months I owned the truck I had to replace: water pump, fan clutch, 4 injectors, EGR cooler, Oil Cooler, Exhaust back pressure sensor, EGR Valve, cold side CAC tube, on top of having to replace both batteries and serpentine belt. Let's just say that I became a bit too familiar with diesel motors. I spent more time working on it than I did driving it. So it got ditched in favor of a newer F250 with a V10. The new truck is great and I have no trust issues with it. lol
4) My wife recently had to have surgery on both of her feet which has laid her up for nearly two months. She's healing up fine and is able to put weight back on one of them. The other is still in a boot.
In the midst of everything else, we were able to get out on some rides and enjoy the outdoors.
09 Prowler 700 XTX, Dynatek FS cdi and coil kit, Maxxis Bighorns, Warn 3500 lb winch, factory windshield/wiper and roof, Trail Armor doors, cage chopped 4", BEARD rear bench seat w/ 4 point harnesses, custom built extended cage. Rockford Fosgate RFX9400 marine stereo, Scosche 6.5' 3-way speakers in custom built overhead console and MB Quart NAU260 marine amplifier. Cobra CB. Sunpro volt, oil pressure and water temp gauges. Custom gauge plate built by RD. Peel 7 Seal lined doghouse.