Trucks of Art:
1946 Studebaker 2 ton truck
There isn’t much about our families I haven’t posted here on the Shipslog. For over 20 years our life inside our coach has been monotonously the same (I don’t mean the loving and kisses are monotonous, that would be stupid) but our lives have a routine. Much like living in brick and mortal home. However OUR view through the windshields and neighbors DO CHANGE.
If I repeat myself, please bear with me. I am informed that now I am OLD, so a lapse here and there is understandable.
This is not a repeat because I just completed it!
We have a ‘new to us tow vehicle’ for the motor home. Not every vehicle can be towed 4 wheels on the road. Before any vehicle can be towed, we ‘towers’ must check to see if it is possible without modifications. Most vehicles can be towed, with the proper equipment installed, (i.e. a transmission pump) otherwise you can ruin a transmission.
This 2014 Honda CRV is the last Honda that can be towed. So to make that possible a ‘tow plate must be installed. That can be expensive. We have had several ‘Toads’. We paid to have one ‘set-up’ and the cost was $1200. The rest of them I have done. So I decided to do this one myself. Here is the car before:
This is the car with the front grill and beauty stuff removed.
This is a shot with the basic plate installed.
This is the car as it looks now. The idea is to hide the tow plate. You can hardly tell it is there.
So being a cheap skate, I did this in 5 hours, taking time in the middle to fix our ‘magic tomato soup’. BTW we had that today. It was not as good as I remember it, but it is good. Sherry mentioned we may get too much acid. I hope not. Of course I have no idea what happens if you get too much acid, I know too much acid with metal makes it deteriorate.
I hope we don’t rust (or fall apart)! ;-)