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Old October 17th, 2023, 03:30 AM
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Hello All,

In the spring we moved from the flatlands to a remote neighborhood on the east side of Beaver Lake Arkansas, and my 2WD truck isnít working out when towing on the narrow and steep dirt roads. Never thought Iíd let go of this truck after all Iíve put into it the last fifteen years, but Iíve decided I need to go back to 4WD.

I probably wonít make the switch until mid next year, but thought Iíd give you guys a heads up. In the meantime, Iím using tire chains when I donít have enough tongue weight to minimize wheel spin on steep gravel inclines. And when meeting oncoming traffic that cannot give me immediate right away on steep gravel inclines, Iím forced to stop and cannot restart when carrying a load, so I have to back the trailer down and take another run at it (and hope itís clear).

Anyway, when Iím ready to make the change Iíll post my sale ad on here first.

Best regards,

David Clarke
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Old October 18th, 2023, 06:36 AM
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Hello All,

In the spring we moved from the flatlands to a remote neighborhood on the east side of Beaver Lake Arkansas, and my 2WD truck isnít working out when towing on the narrow and steep dirt roads. Never thought Iíd let go of this truck after all Iíve put into it the last fifteen years, but Iíve decided I need to go back to 4WD.

Anyway, when Iím ready to make the change Iíll post my sale ad on here first.

Best regards,

David Clarke
Sorry to hear you're considering parting with your "pride and joy", Dave. You ought to keep it and add to your fleet with a 4WD truck for towing duties.
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Old October 18th, 2023, 01:52 PM
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Sorry to hear you're considering parting with your "pride and joy", Dave. You ought to keep it and add to your fleet with a 4WD truck for towing duties.
Hello Ed,

Yes, thatís what I did when in KS, but we downsized when we moved to the lake inching into retirement and no longer have the room for an extra vehicle. Nor, do I want to pay for offsite storage.

Hopefully, Iíll find someone who will take great care of it like I have.
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Old October 18th, 2023, 02:02 PM
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My wife would kill me if I brought home another toy, but that sure is a pretty truck. Combine it with the trailer and you'll get a pretty penny for it I bet.

Well, if you need somewhere to park it I've got plenty of space. Just leave the title so I can keep the tags up to date for you
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Or trade yours with Fetch... He has a 4x4
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Well, come to think about it if I "lend" him Cecilia, she might get all that work done and come back to me better than she left! Hmm......
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Old October 19th, 2023, 01:52 AM
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My wife would kill me if I brought home another toy, but that sure is a pretty truck. Combine it with the trailer and you'll get a pretty penny for it I bet.

Well, if you need somewhere to park it I've got plenty of space. Just leave the title so I can keep the tags up to date for you
Thanks Fetch! You are sooo kindÖ.

Iíll be keeping our little camper and will repaint the stripes to match the color of my future 4WD.
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Hello All,

In the spring we moved from the flatlands to a remote neighborhood on the east side of Beaver Lake Arkansas, and my 2WD truck isnít working out when towing on the narrow and steep dirt roads. Never thought Iíd let go of this truck after all Iíve put into it the last fifteen years, but Iíve decided I need to go back to 4WD.

I probably wonít make the switch until mid next year, but thought Iíd give you guys a heads up. In the meantime, Iím using tire chains when I donít have enough tongue weight to minimize wheel spin on steep gravel inclines. And when meeting oncoming traffic that cannot give me immediate right away on steep gravel inclines, Iím forced to stop and cannot restart when carrying a load, so I have to back the trailer down and take another run at it (and hope itís clear).

Anyway, when Iím ready to make the change Iíll post my sale ad on here first.

Best regards,

David Clarke
Hello David! I don't get on here much any more since I never got one of these trucks again. Sounds like you must have sold the Binder project too. I am sorry to read you have to sell that great truck. Hope you and Carla are doing well. Congrats on approaching retirement. I did it in April and don't regret it one bit!

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Too bad he can't keep it Ed! Loree uses that "D-word" (downsize) now and then too. Scares the crap out of me! I like having junk around! Hope you folks are well too!

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Old October 25th, 2023, 12:40 AM
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Hello David! I don't get on here much any more since I never got one of these trucks again. Sounds like you must have sold the Binder project too. I am sorry to read you have to sell that great truck. Hope you and Carla are doing well. Congrats on approaching retirement. I did it in April and don't regret it one bit!

Too bad he can't keep it Ed! Loree uses that "D-word" (downsize) now and then too. Scares the crap out of me! I like having junk around! Hope you folks are well too!

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Good to hear from you again, Doug, and that you're enjoying retirement! My employer downsized 80 people (including me) one day back in 2011. So I've been retired for 12 years now. Unfortunately, I'm finding myself less motivated to keep my four GMCs in tip-top shape, so I'm considering selling one of them next spring.
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Old October 25th, 2023, 03:06 AM
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Hello David! I don't get on here much any more since I never got one of these trucks again. Sounds like you must have sold the Binder project too. I am sorry to read you have to sell that great truck. Hope you and Carla are doing well. Congrats on approaching retirement. I did it in April and don't regret it one bit!

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Hello Doug,

Good to hear from youÖ

Congrats on retirement!!!

Yeah, I sold the Binder last year. Had to sell a lot of stuff in preparation of moving from 31 acres to 3 acres. A guy drove up from TX to pick up the Binder. His wife told me Thank You before they drove off with it, and I thought about telling her Iíd be curious if sheíd still thank me after a few years of her husband dumping lots of time and money into it.

Left you a voicemail from my new cell number. Look fwd to catching up with you...


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