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Old 08-16-2004, 10:37 PM
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Well , heres my tale of woe.Left So Jersey this morning for a week in NH on Lake Winnipesaukee (8 hour drive). Got up this morning and finished loadin the truck in the rain. Then drove 2 hours up the NJ Turnpike to a potty stop
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Got back on the Turnpike and sat for an hour and a half to get over the George Washington Bridge
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Old 08-16-2004, 10:41 PM
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Now things go from bad to worse. On the Cross Bronx Expressway don't we break a sping I tried up the axle and limped off
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Just by dumb luck I found Hammonds Cove Marina and a friendly bunch of people . This is Ray , he took us to Spring Tech Corp in the South Bronx
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Sping tech in the South Bronx. Real nice neighborhood we were warned to watch our truck
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A couple of hours later we had a new four leaf spring made up and we back at the marina installing it.
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I've had some good people come through for me in similar situations.

How many times have you tried to compensate some good-doer that saves you're azz, and they won't accept?

Many times for me, gives me renewed faith in mankind.
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This only took about a half hour and by now its 5pm so we had some dinner at the marina. Oh yeah , it finally stopped raining. That's the Throgs Neck Bridge in the backround for you New Yorkers who might recognize it
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OK , so now it's 6 pm and we're still 6 hours from our destination and 2 hours from home. The front axle I was running on and bottomed out looks slightly bent too. So screw it......head home. Back on the cross Bronx...across the GW bridge...hop on the turnpike to this
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I've had some good people come through for me in similar situations.

How many times have you tried to compensate some good-doer that saves you're azz, and they won't accept?

Many times for me, gives me renewed faith in mankind.
We lost fuel pressure just as we made the turn out of the Kingston Inner Harbor during the start of the Poker Run, the man that towed us back in to the dock spent close to an hour in the bilge chasing wires, when Tommy tried to give him some money, he wouldn't accept anything.
All he asked for was a ride for his kids if we see him next year. There are good people everywhere.
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