They had not even made it to the trails and the carnage began. Depdog: I ran into him Thursday after he spent 2 hours on the side of the road with a busted Bastard U-joint he didn't have a spare for. Me: Found several problems with tow rig that I needed to address. Not really carnage but made me late to get up there. I installed a tranny cooler and replaced a heater hose and did a few other things before loading the 79 onto the trailer and taking off with 8K in tow on a truck I have not had long enough to have REAL confidence in yet. Yeah it's in good shape but the heater hose I replaced had a date of 10-2-87 on it. The truck was manufactured 11-87. SOOOOO I wonder what else is needing to be swapped out. Other then a lot of hills slowing me down and having to drop into 2nd, mostly uneventful ride. Got her up to 220 or so Deg one hill but she cooled off half down the other side. Water neck is seaping so will need to reseal that. I get there about 7:15 and Bee32 and crew had not yet arrived. I was delivering my 79 to Bee32's buddy that bought it. They were coming from VA for the ride. Caught up with Beater74 and Dep in town. Followed them back to Tellico Cabins where they were staying. Narrow roads. Right wheels of trailer on the white line and left side on the center yellow. I was sweating having to pass another truck headed the other way pulling a trailer the same width. Beater74 and his wonderful wife let me crash there for the night and even fed me, so I could hopefully deliver the 79 in the morning ( I had planned on heading home Friday night). He and his wife were great for putting me up for the night. Orange Crush: OMG what a huge blazer! The hood is about 6ft off the ground. It's awsome looking truck on 44's. He was off chasing parts to fix it, 4 hours away. There is an event in Jellico ( not Tellico, Jellico. ERROC event) and Murphy was dry of D60 parts as a result. The cabins have a rock garden and he blew a 60 short shaft playing on it. He gets back about 10pm and I held up a fence post and watched them change out the shaft. Handling loose 44's on a hill is a 2 person job btw. So he gets that wrapped up and while trying to get his Tow rig turned around get's it stuck. He was not having a good day but was keeping his hurmor about it. We all put some muscle into it and got him out. Not long after that it started to rain and rain pretty heavy most of the night. The water crossings should be pretty deep as a result. I crashed about Midnight and Tallison 79 showed up at 1am or so. no carnge but got in late. I wake up about 7:00. Have a cup of joe . Decide to head up the twisty steep rd to Crawford camp to see if Bee32 had made it in. Fun with 5k of Blazer on a 3k trailer. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Find BigJBear and Keith first. They got in like 2:30 AM. BigJBear lost and Alternator on the way up. Keith was problem free but helped BigJbear get going again. Find Bee32 and his crew...still asleep. Arival time 4am. They had a hell of a ride up! They had this HUGE tripple axle trailer with two blazers on it being pulled by a Dodge with a V10. Looking at the trailer made with what I guess was 8 inch C channel, I figured they had an easy 15,000lb in tow if not more. I was impressed that the V10 had that much motor. They overheated a couple time. The trailer was not level and kept bottoming t the tires. That kept locking up the front wheels and wasn't helping one bit. At one point they lost a wheel on the trailer and it litteraly bounced over the guy in the next lanes hood. It took those poor guys DOUBLE the time they had anticipated it would take to get there. SO I think Jason was happy with the 79 I sold him. He should be joining soon. Good truck. I thought Mrs Reaper was going to cry when she took a last look at the old Girl. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif We have had it for 6 years now. He hopped in it and took off for home not long after I signed the title over to him. Should be getting close to Virginia by now. Keep an eye out for it. It's Black and silver with Spare and Jerry can on the back.