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by melensdad
Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: NO gas from CITGO in my vehicles!
Replies: 47
Views: 12095

It is easy to say that not buying Citgo will cost 40,000 American jobs, but it is simply not true. It is not the way the free market works. Should Citgo lose volume, the refinery would simply be sold and the workers would just work for a new owner. It is also nothing more than an irrational scare ta...
by melensdad
Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: NO gas from CITGO in my vehicles!
Replies: 47
Views: 12095

NO gas from CITGO in my vehicles!

For those of you who do not know, Citgo Gas/Oil is owned largely by the Venezualian government. Hugo Chavez, president of Venezualia just called our president "the Devil" and I personally find that offensive. As of now I am not going to buy any Citgo products. I don't care if they are cheaper, I wil...
by melensdad
Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Pinz as a "light camper" conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 3205

ScottishPinz . . . I would love to see more of your "light camping" conversion as you complete it. I really liked the desk idea, that is great. I figured if I got a 710K that I would remove it completely, but I think I like your solution is much better. BTW, on your website the comparision you made ...
by melensdad
Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Pinz as a "light camper" conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 3205

The best place to find the camper companies that will do custom work is to visit them, there are literally a dozen of them that do that in Elkhart county, Indiana. But you really have to drive in and talk to them.
by melensdad
Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Pinz as a "light camper" conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 3205

I live near several companies that build travel trailers and motorhomes, most are willing to do custom jobs as well so if I go with a pop up, I'll be using them because they are nearby. But I would be very interested in hearing more about your plans for an interior configuration for the rear compart...
by melensdad
Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Pinz as a "light camper" conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 3205

Pinz as a "light camper" conversion?

How many of you guys have done camper type interior conversions to your Pinz? One of the things I find attractive about the Pinz is its reasonably small size and while I don't want to do a full camper conversion, I am thinking of something along the lines of a VW Westfalia/Eurovan type camper conver...
by melensdad
Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: LPG conversions?
Replies: 16
Views: 13036

Freddy The extra bit you had done ios basically just putting oil through the engine and causes more pollution than originally and costs more money thatn petrol! I've been running mine without the flashlube and it's all fine. 2 experts agre that given reasonably low mileage and not hours of flat out...
by melensdad
Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Towing capacity?
Replies: 39
Views: 15321

U-Haul uses surge brakes largely because they are easy, when the brakes sense a load they begin to apply some brake pressure. You often see them with boat trailers because they can take a dunking when you lower the boat down the ramp. Electric brakes don't like being driven under water. Any tow shop...
by melensdad
Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Towing capacity?
Replies: 39
Views: 15321

Here in the US the laws vary by state, but most states require a trailer with brakes when the gross weight is around 3000# to 3500#. There are 2 types of trailer brakes that are commonly found, surge brakes and electric brakes. Most people who know the difference hate surge brakes, but they have the...
by melensdad
Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Towing capacity?
Replies: 39
Views: 15321

Re: Towing experience

Jimm391730 wrote:I have towed a 1500 lb pop up camper 1800 miles in 6 days on one trip
Jim did your pop-up camper have electric brakes and do you have a brake controller in the Pinz? I only tow trailers that have electric brakes and I use a Jordan Ultima brake controller in the tow vehicle.
by melensdad
Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Towing capacity?
Replies: 39
Views: 15321

Well you guys have certianly convinced me not to tow with a Pinz. I'm now beginning to wonder if I would be better off towing the Pinz with the Snow Trac :lol: I can pull 16 people on a tow rope in the snow behind the ST4.
by melensdad
Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Towing capacity?
Replies: 39
Views: 15321

Jim, that's a nasty story but it sounds like nobody was hurt so I guess it could have been a whole lot worse. I tow small snowcats around as well as some tractors. The tractors are a heck of a lot heavier than the Snow Trac ST4 that is in the photo I posted. Would the 6 wheel 712 be able to tow 4000...
by melensdad
Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Towing capacity?
Replies: 39
Views: 15321

mjnims wrote:Not because of the braking but the acceleration, or lack there of.
For fun I drive tracked snowcats. I'll bet I accelerate s-l-o-w-e-r than you do :(


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by melensdad
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Towing capacity?
Replies: 39
Views: 15321

Thanks guys, I guess I won't be towing if I get the Pinz.

Now with that out of the way, it seems like the brakes are pretty bad regardless :shock: So given that, is there any recommended brake upgrade for these things?
by melensdad
Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Towing capacity?
Replies: 39
Views: 15321

I've got a couple other trucks with towing capacities that easily exceed 7000#, but I would really love to use a Pinzgauer or Volvo C303 to tow my Snow Trac. Its a lightweight unit at only 2600# but the trailer brings the weight up to ~4000#. The trailer does have electric brakes to assist. If the b...