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amxdreamer

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  1. My aluminum Ford F350 with my aluminum Ford branded Livin' Lite camper with my aluminum EZHauler trailer with one of my AMC's inside. Haven't towed with the new wheel and suspension updates yet...Timbrens, Billstein 5100's and a wider wheel combo.
  2. What's not to love about the Greenwich CT show?!?!?
  3. Here is an older pic of my car before I switched to the correct Polyglas tires. The new tires fill the wheel wells properly and make the car look much better IMO.
  4. I have issue with how close you have to be to use this "extinguisher". The example video is a good example of this. The user is right in the smoke inhaling all sorts of toxins and in most fires the heat would make this a useless option. This is the benefit of a dry chemical extinguisher vs a CO2 extinguisher.
  5. Shot from a show during my 2018 7000 mile car show trip!
  6. I would look north or west of Seattle. Traffic south like others have said is brutal. I've hauled my car all over North America for shows and dread Seattle the most. Whidbey Island is sure nice and you have the option to drive north and around or take the ferry south to Seattle.
  7. I disconnect the negative battery cable as soon my car gets in the garage at home or once it's in the trailer. No battery drain and no chance of a fire
  8. Thanks Ted, I honestly don't know how I missed something so easy to find! I was under the shows/tours section where it only listed 2019 shows. I'm embarrassed to have answered such a stupid question! lol
  9. Is there a usual timeframe for when the 2020 event schedule comes out? I'll be picking holidays soon and want to try and make my first National show if possible.
  10. Looking for some Tungsol 6012S headlights for my AMX. Does anyone have some in very good condition they would like to part with at a reasonable price?
  11. Not sure about your areas but up here only the paint is waterborne not the clear and primer. I was the AHJ/Fire Marshall in a City of 150k people and dealt with spray booths. This setup is a lot better than some of the crap I've seen....lol
  12. As with any spray booth the heat and lighting must not have any sparking or open flame. Fresh air breathing is a must, you can buy a kit for this also.
  13. Thanks Frantz, it looks like I would be in 36J.
  14. Thanks for the link! The appendix at the end would be the last place I would have looked. That clarifies a few things. I also assume that an award from a non-national show doesn't count with regards to junior etc?
  15. I've tried the search feature and looked through the AACA website and couldn't find anything so figured I would just ask. I'm sure one of you helpful folks can answer my questions. I have never attended an AACA show but would like to start. Unfortunately I live in British Columbia so it's a long haul to events. From what i have learned you start in Junior then progress to Senior and Grand National? Is there 1st 2nd 3rd type awards or is it based on points only so not competing against other cars. For example there could be 3 "gold" level cars if they have the points for that award.
  16. I lost a wheel this summer while hauling. Luckily I saw it come off and it didn't hit anything. I carry 2 spares but never thought to bring lug nuts! (I do now!) Found 1 lug on the highway near where I lost the wheel and robbed one from each of the remaining 3 wheels. After an hour I found the wheel in a tick filled swamp. Not a mark on the rim or tire! No damage to the new trailer other than a tweak in the fender. I checked torque before I left but obviously it and a few others worked loose. re-torque daily is highly recommended now!
  17. Oh, and another "tip" is get some pool noodles and slice them open along one side to the hollow center. Slide them over the ramp cables when loading and unloading so if the door moves or a cable gets slack it the noodle that touches the paint and not the cables! I use neon green so people don't walk into cables or can see the door is down. I even bring a couple of traffic cones to mark the corners of the door so nobody drives into it and usually place them behind the rig so stupid people don't do things like this
  18. When I'm not hauling the car trailer by myself I get to haul our travel trailer with the Mrs. I get her to phone me on her cell phone so it plays through the bluetooth in the truck. I tell her to just tell me if i'm going to hit something or when to stop. It actually works very well!
  19. I've heard some of the wireless cameras can be a little sketchy. I drive past anything I'm backing into and get out a lot....lol. I keep my spares in the bed of the truck as I try to have nothing in the trailer but the car. I don't want something bouncing around in there for several 100 miles before I notice. The tongue weight is better than having the trailer tail heavy, that will get you swaying a lot. I also highly recommend spare lugnuts, if you lose them you're SOL! Have you got one of these trailer wheel ramps yet?Makes changing a flat really easy not having to jack everything up!
  20. I bought an EZ Hauler late last year and hauled 7000 miles this summer with it. It's a fantastic trailer and had zero issues and not one single loose screw! Like someone else said, paint the floor and seal it up! I went with the fully finished walls and ceilings to reduce any winter issues with sweating.
  21. Disconnect the ground from the battery and there is no fire hazard as you have eliminated the only source of ignition on the car. What you have left is a fire load. IF you leave it with fuel in it I recommend an ethanol free fuel or a fuel stabilizer.
  22. I'm up in British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. Filled up the AMX the other night with premium at 1.629/L Filled up the F350 today with diesel at 1.339/L
  23. I've heard the rumours of mileage taxes here due to hybrids and electric vehicles not creating enough fuel taxes. This bugs me on a couple of reasons. The government knows the fuel companies are gouging us on costs but won't do anything because once again they lose tax revenue. Secondly, the mileage taxes don't account for my almost 10,000 miles towing in the USA this summer. I would have to pay tax on that...on top of any taxes I paid for all that fuel!
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