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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Working on the Big Truck!


My Fellow is still working (manufacturing, designing, welding etc) on the Big Truck.   He laughs and says if he wasn't  such a perfectionist he would be finished by now.

  If you don't know it yet, this is the truck that will be pulling our Fifth Wheel across the great United States.  Over a year ago we purchased a over the road  2002 Volvo 610 diesel truck. 

 Since we will be living in the RV full time,  my dream RV is kinda large. hehehe.  There is even a washer/dryer stackable in the front closet. 
 He did not wish to worry about climbing or coming down off any mountain with a vehicle that would have problems. We found this truck for $13,000.   A major price difference from an F-350 pickup and with so much more power.  
 He removed the commercial fifth wheel and is in the process of designing the bed of the truck to have enough space between the trailer hookup and the cab to place our quad runners or even a smart car on the back of the truck.  

He amazes me, no he does not have a degree in any kind of engineering, but he is a self taught designer and hands-on manufacturer of anything he decides to build.  I have watched his projects over the years and he is so talented! I try to help him but I am limited, I know tools but am unable to weld or cut metal.  (I was a mechanic's daughter and love to be in the middle of all things mechanical)  
 So the other day, he asked for my help I was elated (not that he ever makes me feel unneeded)!  I grabbed my old overalls and a hoody and hurried out to the scene of the project.  He has finished the framework and is now covering the bed with a heavy metal sheet.




He asked me to stand on the bed to push the metal sheet down in order for him to weld it to the frame.  Hahaha!  I guess my big help to him today is the extra pounds I gained over the holidays.  Hey, I do what I can!!













My Fellow working on the Big Truck!







13 Lovely Comments:

  1. how interesting it will be to follow your blog!!!! We rented an RV for our vacation 2 yrs ago...fit all 10 of us as we traveled and met such amazing people....
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  2. Hi Evelyn! Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. I'm so glad to have found you - your blog is so cool! Your newest linky follower. :)

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  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. Following you back on Linky!

    Tera
    http://www.eccentricleopard.com/

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  4. Hi Evelyn! Returning the follow from the Followers Linky Party Hop! Wow...I'm so excited for you and your RV adventure, my hubs and I dream to do this one day ourselves. I will be checking in often! Happy Trails :)

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  5. Thanks for visiting me at live.laugh.rowe. I'm returning the follow and wishing you the very best in your boggy endeavors.

    Kelly
    www.livelaughrowe.com

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  6. Hi, Evelyn! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for becomming a follower. I've been sporadic in my blogging the last two years, as we have a 22 month old little boy who manages to dominate most of our time, but since you have beautiful granddaughters, you understand exactly what I'm talking about! ;-) I blog when I can, usually after midnight or on weekends (sometimes even on my lunch hour at work)...whenever I can manage to steal a little time. Glad you liked the post about glass insulators. Aren't they fantastic? I have tons of them and love them as lights. Of course, I think I need to find a more practical use...so I'm still hunting. Perhaps a lamp? Something less permanent, I think. So happy to meet you!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Paula

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  7. Looks like a lots of fun time together.

    Life is all about that.
    Carolyn xx

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  8. Wow! That's quite a truck! I have a dream of having a little teardrop camper and doing some travelling! Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm happily returning the follow! Your grandaughters are beautiful and yes....Grandkids totally rock!

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  9. How neat that your fellow does that! I am now following you, both linky and GFC! Thanks for the comment and follow on my blog!

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  10. Wow! I'm impressed. Your granddaughters are adorable!

    I'm stopping by via the blog hop. Nice to meet you! I'm a new follower.

    Lots of love,
    Lindsey
    outofalabaster.blogspot.com

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    2. Thanks for stopping by and following. I will be checking out your blog:)

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  11. Hey Evelyn! I finally made it back around to following your blog! Thanks for stopping by Blessed to be a Blessing. =)
    Alesha <3
    http://tobless.blogspot.com/

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))