2019 Ram 1500 Classic White Warlock "Whitney"

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It is! every time we go I always end up looking up homes to buy... But I need to find a new career to afford that :oops:
It's always been the problem there. Local wages don't meet up with cost of living. Been that way since I remember it in the 80's.
 
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It's always been the problem there. Local wages don't meet up with cost of living. Been that way since I remember it in the 80's.
I can believe that. Me and my wife were constantly asking "what do you think these people do that live out here" lol.
 

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I can believe that. Me and my wife were constantly asking "what do you think these people do that live out here" lol.
Retail and tourism. Construction, until they over build like they always do and the place goes on a fire sale. In 2008 we were the only house not for sale on our entire block. Until I got laid off mid December that year. In 2009 the entire block was for sale.
 

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CO trip update:

We spent 5 days out in the front range of Colorado for what is now turning into an annual trip. We camped 3 of the 5 days out there. It was a wonderful time! The truck really impressed me while we were out there. She tackled everything out there with ease. The first few days we were there it was dry and honestly had no worry doing the trails we did. However day 5 while we went looking for some abandoned mines in the area and the bottom fell out. We had anticipated this and tried to plan accordingly. However due to some either outdated or wrong trail reports we ended up on a fairly gnarly trail. It was made much worse with the rain. Nothing but slick rock going up the mountain with 0 space to abandon the trail and turn around. With some speed and the Icons keeping everything on the ground we were able to make it up and get back down a safer route. In that moment I was thankful for every modification I had done. It also helped reinforce the idea that I don't need 37's... Knowing I could give it hell was a much better feeling than worrying about a CV shaft breaking. After that experience adding a winch moved even higher on the priority list.

I am in need of a new Air Compressor. The auto store special completely crapped the bed on this trip airing up the 35's. Any recommendations would be awesome!
I don't do a ton of full tire inflates but I love my Viair knockoff I picked up at Costco. I think it was this guy:
https://www.costco.com/bon-aire-12v-inflator.product.100567254.html

Either that or you drop the coin for the ARB and use it forever (rebuildable)
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B007KEV...olid=23V1T5PJWR8GV&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
 
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I don't do a ton of full tire inflates but I love my Viair knockoff I picked up at Costco. I think it was this guy:
https://www.costco.com/bon-aire-12v-inflator.product.100567254.html

Either that or you drop the coin for the ARB and use it forever (rebuildable)
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B007KEV...olid=23V1T5PJWR8GV&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Yeah no way is that ARB one in budget. I love it, but :oops:

What size tires are you running? 44 bucks is not a bad deal if itll do from 15 - 30 psi on 35's
 
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I added the factory backup cam to the tiregate. Here is a video of it.

I am thinking about selling it however. I keep thinking that dust won't be an issue however it always is. The best solution to me right now is a softtopper with an exocage type rack for the tent.
 

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Should have kept the hard shell and built around it. I still want a topper but now that I have the rambar, kind of limits what can be done. every pickup I've ever owned has had one. Until now. I think hard topper, with the Safari rack on the cab, and an exo would be the cats ass.
 
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Should have kept the hard shell and built around it. I still want a topper but now that I have the rambar, kind of limits what can be done. every pickup I've ever owned has had one. Until now. I think hard topper, with the Safari rack on the cab, and an exo would be the cats ass.

That was my original plan However once I got up there to drill for the rack system. I found that the fiberglass was actually pretty shot. One good bump on the trail and it would have been toast. Shell's really are the best.
 
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Time for a Major Update:

As we're planning for a family, the limitations of the quad cab just kept appearing. No way could dogs and a baby fit in there. So after much debate between my wife and I (she wanted to keep way more than me...surprisingly) We Sold the Ram today. I can't really complain about it. I ended up making more than I bought the truck new and the mods that stayed.

There will be a few things listed for sell here soon, as I don't plan on another 1500 within the year.

I will definitely be staying on these forums as I plan to be in another RAM soon.

Here is the last picture of the ol girl with us.

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