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97up-list Digest Fri, 02 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 088

In This Issue:
Re: Compasses - when will it end
Toolbox Review and Recommendation
Full Time
Re: Compasses - when will it end
ADMIN: Web site updates


From: "Steve J. Hodson">
Subject: Re: Compasses - when will it end
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 17:02:08 -0400

Hold on! You didn't mention a satellite link on your vehicle. A distant
in-law of mine (all the wealthy ones are always distant) bought a motorhome
(diesel pusher) that has an automatic satellite antenna. Once you park,
your computer sorts out where you are via GPS and then the antenna servo's
until it's found a satellite. The owner runs some consulting businesses
from his laptop while traveling the US and needs to stay abreast of business
and stocks. Nice Life!
-----Original Message-----
From: Steve and Caryl Baron>
To: Ford Truck Post <>
Date: Friday, June 02, 2000 8:49 AM
Subject: [97up-list] Compasses - when will it end

>Mark MacDonald has got it right. (See below). I started with a question a
>few days ago, and have gotten almost 100% consistent responses. Everyone on
>this Post Site works for Garmin. Looks I will also, in a couple of weeks.
>But, back to Mark. My 60th birthday is just a faint memory, now, probably
>because once I crossed 60, every recent memory got faint. After a full
>years without a vehicle (except for six leg-powered bikes), I have a
>now with everything. Well, almost everything. With luck, it will be the
>vehicle I buy. What is everything? In order:
>Deed to a parking space
>Leather covered front seats with power lumbar (install later this month)
>4 x 4 conversion
>Diesel engine
>Auxiliary fuel tank with constant read gauge advising fuel in both tanks,
>gallon capacity ($120 C$ to fill in Canada)
>Genuine walnut trim interior
>CB Radio (OK, maybe dumb, but the weather radio is worth having)
>The usual interior stuff: auto, a/c, radio/CD/cassette, power windows,
>remote door locks
>Black aluminum running boards
>Security system including pager
>Bike rack
>Camping stuff: pop top for overhead sleeping; 2 12 volt batteries, outlets
>center and rear for 110 V, for 12 V, 5 reading lights plus kitchen lights,
>fan, 2 burner propane stove, 12 V refrigerator, carpeting, day-light
>porta potty, hot and filtered-cold running water, cabinets, couch, window
>screens, etc.
>Certainly I "need" a GPS also.
>I think I'll wait till the factory tires wear out before replacing them
>BFG AT's. ---But that will be a question in 2002!
>I won't feel truly competitive with NASA until I have a big telescope.
>Steve Baron
>Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 18:13:04 -0300
>From: Mark MacDonald>
>Subject: Re: Compasses, GPS, etc
>And after all, there is no "fun factor" if you don't equip your truck with
>more equipment than NASA... :)
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From: "William J. Suarez">
Subject: Toolbox Review and Recommendation
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 17:51:52 -0400

Good afternoon,

I wanted to pass along a firsthand impression of a toolbox that I took
delivery on from Creative Industries in Kenmare, North Dakota.

They manufacuture a line of boxes targeted at fifth-wheel haulers that have
a very low over the bed rail profile. I would say no more than 1 1/4".
Diamond Plate aluminum construction with a choice of side to side sliding or
single flip up lid.

I ordered directly from the manufacturer and it took about 3 1/2 weeks to
get my box delivered (I had it shipped to my office so there was no
residential delivery surcharge by Yellow Frieght).

The unit is extremely well put together with clean, consistant welds. I have
yet to find a burr or sharp edge and it's obvious these folks care about the
quality of their product.

Anyone looking for a toolbox that won't interfere with your fiver should
consider these units.

Their link is:


Bill Suarez

William J. Suarez -


Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 23:34:17 -0700
From: Marv & Marge>
Subject: Full Time

The Listfather wrote:
> Just took FTE full time as of 2 days ago

My wish for you: That which you do so well and love so much should be a
source of great joy and prosperity for you and yours. You've got a couple
of thousand guys behind you, all pushing for your success. If there's
anything we all can do, just ask! (There's POWER in numbers, just ask the

Best wishes in the new endeavor!



From: "Mitchell">
Subject: Re: Compasses - when will it end
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 06:35:29 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve and Caryl Baron">

> I won't feel truly competitive with NASA until I have a big telescope.

Steve you will "gotta have" a satellite dish and a generator. Snicker.
Sounds like a nice setup for getting out and about.



Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2000 12:16:54 -0400
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: ADMIN: Web site updates

Ford Truck Enthusiasts web site updates:

June 3:
Pictorial additions:
1932 Ford truck, 1969 F100, 1970 F250,
1977 F250 Ranger, 1980 F100 Custom, 1984 F150,
1996 Explorer Eddie Bauer 4x4

May 31:
NEW! 1932-1972 Ford Factory Service (Shop)
Manuals on CD-ROM! Ford Truck Enthusiasts is
pleased to offer these Ford Motor Company
licensed products.

May 29:
Pictorial additions: 1969 F100, 1977 F250 4x4

May 28:
Part one in a series of articles detailing the
22nd Annual F100 Supernationals.

New Web store products:
-Several new engine/performance books added.
-Stainless steel polished and unpolished
engine, transmission and body fastener kits

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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