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Your winch will probably also last longer not being out in the weather all the time.

yeah aint that the truth...
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Lookin good. I love the look of rock sliders. I gotta get some, even though I'd never use 'em. Truck looks great, man. Keep it up.
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Those rock sliders look better and better w/ each revision Tom makes!
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Yes, he's definitely getting better at it!!!
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You guys are just too kind... :-)
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Looks good Neil. I have to agree with John and Tom, if the reciever was high it would be alot better.
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You guys are just too kind... :-)
Maybe. If we talk about how much better you're getting, that COULD mean we think you sucked at some point...
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You guys are just SOOOOO kind.... [SUCKING UP VOICE] Your sliderz have always looked good Tom... [/SUCKING UP VOICE] So how are mine coming along? LOL (j/k take your time no rush!)
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well if I have to self winch the likely direction I would take is back were I came from - winch to the rear
if I am winching out one of my trail buddies I would approach him/her moving forward to a safe location, wheels straight - ebrake on - chock the rear, winch to the front

I am not too happy with the low position of the reciever
as I mentioned I thought it was popping out where the license plate goes - that is why I took the plate bracket off
today at lunch I will research if there is another out of the box receiver that will fits in higher
as far as strength and quality of build the Reese is a very nice product
once Tom and I figured out we had to go fishing for the bolts the install went a lot faster
the way it sits now would be perfect for one of those SnowSport personal utility plows






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How are those held in palce, it looks like they lay in those brackets, or holders. But going fast then hitting snow could throw it up into the truck.
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A plow w/o any from of hydrolic/mechanical lift? That can't be worth it. I think you'd be better off w/ something like this. If I were to own a home of my own and have the need to plow much I'd probably either be on the lookout for a retired(able) full-size rust bucket worth of a full ~6' plow, or one of those homesteader things.. and more likely the full-size rust bucket. There's a guy a few blocks from here who I think is a mechanic at a local garage. I saw him w/ one of those light duty plows on his Taco.. It was the (now) older mini sized taco, not the new mid-sized..
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OK - $2800 + tax versus $985 delivered no tax
not going to get either one
the sport plow details came with my Access tonneau cover - just thought I would post for s h i t s & giggles
the sport plow is made from aluminum and less than 100 pounds
the retaining hoops are to hold it up during transport not whilst plowing
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Yeah, went to the site and read about it breifly. Unfortunately you don't pick the plow up when backing up, the plow just 'glides' up over whatever you drag it across. I'm thinking it would make more of a mess than it would help. .. Sometimes you get what you pay for, me thinks this is one of those times!

As I understand it plowing w/ a Ranger (or any IFS/torsion bar light pickup) is a loose-loose anyhow. Word has it you'll seriously eff up your suspension, frame, or both. For a beater that doesn't see highway time, that's fine. But for a daily driver it isn't. Truth be told I'd look for a beater and skip the registration/insurance if you seriously need to plow.

Besides, tax?! What's that?!
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just be sure to die broke in NH
18% inheritance tax - what's up with that?
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Just do not die!! LOL
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Who the hell cares when you're dead? I'll never inherit anything anyhow, even if I do, it's like the lottery, free money. I sure didn't earn it! .. It's the property tax I'm trying to come to grips w/.. ~2k sqft detached condo runs ya over $4k/yr depending on community!
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Dang! I pay about 1/2 that for my house here.
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But what did you pay for your house? Same condo runs $239k.. And that's cheap compared to life south of the border (meaning Mass/Boston North). Seems to be the way the game is played..
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About $130k for my house (got a deal from my brother-in-law who owned it previously). Sounds like our tax rates are pretty close.

Kennett's taxes are middle-of-the-road for this area.
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..And Merrimack, the community I just quoted figures from, is near the highest in the state! Unfortunately it also happens to be one of the nicest communities to live based on school system, property resale value, civic services, etc etc. Funny how that happens uh?!

Is that current value, or what you paid? Property values have gone through the roof in recent years around here. Much to the displeasure of renters like me..

Property taxes are the Achilles' heel of life here in NH right now. We have no other broad based tax (no sales, no income) and so we have to support our schools and communities somehow. Our last Democrat Governor was fiercely voted out of office when she suggested we might have to entertain either an income or a sales tax here in NH, less our schools become the WORST in the nation. (We're dangerously close now.) It's so bad I question if buying property in NH is worthwhile right now, before this issue is settled once and for all..
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Besides, tax?! What's that?!
cough
you pay Peter I pay Paul.....
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True.. but when I walk into the store and the tag says $1.99, that is what i pay!
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well depending on what the tag is attached to in NJ - that might be what I pay also
necessities like drugs, food, shoes, clothing are not taxed
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