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Rig Review: Summer 2020 - What worked and what didn't?

August 29, 2020.

Well, it's been a while since a rig review - things have been working reasonably well; a nice side effect of constantly evaluating and tweaking the setup of the truck to dial it in. Since last time, we've completed the following trips:

  1. Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route
  2. Bridge-to-Bridge in the Middle of Nowhere
  3. Dead Ends through WA, ID, and MT
  4. Roaming Around Rainier

So, lets dive right in.

Cooper ST/Maxx Tires (update)

TL;DR - I have four brand new 255/85 R16 ST/Maxx tires on the truck now. Again.

Relentless Skid Plate Attachment Update

TL;DR - The mid-skid is now securely fastened to the frame again, nearly a year later!

It's Noisy in the Cab (resolved)

TL;DR - I did a big sound deadening project, and it worked great.

CVT Tent Cover Strap Broke

TL;DR - After cinching down the cover for the tent a few hundred times, the stitching for one of the buckles on one of the cover straps ripped out. I sewed it back together and everything is good again.

A/C Doesn't Work (resolved)

TL;DR - the A/C blew cold this entire trip and seems to be going strong.

Oil spray in engine bay

TL;DR - I don't really know what this is, but I'm going to keep monitoring it. Hopefully it's nothing.

Seemingly solved from previous Rig Reviews

  1. Relentless Skid Plate Attachment
  2. Cooper ST/Maxx Tires
  3. It's Noisy in the Cab
  4. The Air Conditioning Doesn't Work

Unchanged / Still an issue from previous Rig Reviews

There are some things that have been featured in Rig Reviews that are - as yet - unchanged from when I originally reviewed them. Rather than highlight those things again, I'll simply link to them here.

  1. The Ham Radio Antenna
  2. Oil Leaking from Transfer Case
  3. The Windshield Has Seen Better Days


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