quote:The only problem with the mountains is with the extreme growth we have had here in the last 10-15 years, it holds the "dirty" air (some call that SMOG) to a point where you can not see the mountains from the valley floor. The real sad thing is you climb 1000 feet up and you can see for 50 miles then.
Originally posted by marcre: that is an absolutly beautiful view. I would love to see something like that on a regular basis. It's flat around here.
quote:Your most welcome. I'm hoping that I can start everyone taking photos of their rides and where they live and post them here!
Thanks for the beautiful photo.
quote:Thanks! Oh, by the way. If you look in the back ground behind my truck, you'll see about 50 trash bags... The scouts are doing a program that they go into the shooting areas and pick up trash and bag it. Then someone comes by with a dump truck and it gets hauled off to the CORRECT PLACE called the dump. We have some REAL SLOBS that shoot up their trash and leave it. Then we also have folks who just come out and dump. I always carry a camera and last year, I caught a guy who came up while I was shooting and dumped 1/2 truck of trash about 50 feet from me. I took photos of him and his dumping. Got a close up of his plate. He came up and asked why I was taking photos. I told him because I was going to turn him in. He thought I was kidding. I was not, I told him to put the crap back into the truck and I'll delete the photos. He laughed and took off. The sheriff got a CD-Rom of the photos and a letter. Never heard if he got busted.. Thanks guys! Bill
Nice truck...nice view
quote:Duh! Never thought of that. I would think that he would have been contacted by the sheriff and with that proof, the perp prob just got a fine and some "orange vest on weekend duty".
Originally posted by Johnny: Nice picture Bill. If you catch that guy doing it again, send the CD to the local TV station so they can show it and ask the general public if they know who the scum bag is. That happened where I live and the guy was identified. Judge gave him a $2,500 fine and he had to serve 3 months of community service by picking up neighbourhood trash.
quote:Like thooks said, I was there shooting and I always carry anyway. But would never pull out a weapon unless they were doing the same.. But I really never worry (I guess thats sorta dumb) about having a major problem. I'm too old and too big and so far, never had a real problem. (being 6foot 6 and 300lbs does not hurt..) ALso, I don't go at people as I like to treat people like I'd like to be treated. Even people dumping trash.. Thats why I told him just pick it up and your done. I gave him a choice! Like "Deal - No Deal" But I like Johnnys idea there. If there is a next time I'll do that. Take care, bill
haha u got balls for doing that!
quote:It would look so much better if I washed the salt off it. It has not been waxed in 2-3 years and really needs it. I will clean it up soon. Thanks for the comments!
That truck looks really nice for 7 years old!!! Awesome picture.
quote:I have the 4.8l, It's a 2000 and it's been the best truck I've owned to date. My 1996 Chev was a close 2nd. It's never been back to the dealership since I drove it off the lot in Nov 1999. Nothing has gone wrong. I have about 4 recalls that need to be done I guess... Fuel mileage is around 20-22. Worst has been 16-17 with a large load from Las Vegas up the hill to here. Best has been around 24-26 going down the hill. I've got about 2 feet in the front to the wall and 8 inches to the door in my garage. Also I tap the garage door with the antenna everytime I come in the garage. Never going out... My mom and Dad bought the same truck as I have but it's a automatic and push button Transfer case in 2002. Its never had a problem either. They average 19-20 with their truck. (its got a shell on it) Theirs also has the 4th door. Mine is a 3 door. If something happened to it tomarrow, I'd buy another one without thinking twice. Take care, Bill
Have you been pleased with this truck for reliability etc Bill? Do you have the 5.3 or the 4.7, and what is your experience with fuel economy? I can get 22mpg from my 4x4 5.7L vortec at a steady 70mph.