I love or hate my new ride home edition Music you've all been sending us video of your personal vehicles and in this video we're going to go through three of the weirdest things that have been submitted to us. First up, we have Phil coming out of Idaho with his 1989 suburban, and this is one pretty unique off roader, so let's give it a look. Alright, I live in southern Idaho and today I'm, making a video about my 1989 Chevrolet, Suburban it's, a 34 ton, 350 small block three speed, Auto four wheel drive: it was a low and a high and I paid 2000 for it and I loved it. It is so much fun. I got it for two reasons: one's to do The Gambler 500 and one was to learn more about working on trucks and I'd. Be able to do both I've got worn. Lockers came from the factory with those I'm pretty sure the I got stock bumper, but with this pretty handy, pusher bar walk around here, show you, the interior. With this beautiful brown velour I mean it's, Oh captain's arm rests. I mean look at that class. Woodgrain didn't get any better than that got the bench back here, the third row. I have it, but someone put these shelves in it's, pretty handy actually like those shelves, but the only problem is they covered up the latches for the rear seat. So I had to receipt, I can't use it, which is fine.
I wouldn't use it even if I needed to. I have a family of five there's, my wife and I and our kids and this seats all of us. We can all go hit. The trails together and it's been a lot of fun, sagging headliner, of course weights. It should be it's pretty much stock. As far as I can tell only thing I know is that someone put half ton Springs on the front and there is that there we go, got it in the right spot there. It is 350 small block. I have three leaks. I leak brake fluid out of a rear, drum cylinder. I like power, steering fluid I'm, not sure where, and I leak transfer case fluid. I James the seal on that and still leaks, but whatever, if that's all I have died, am I'm doing pretty good but uh. There it is, you said I love this. I is gone anywhere. I wanted it to go. It'S always started. Looks at my alternator died once I replaced it. It'S been fine, since otherwise this thing has just been a champ it's, fun it's been cheap and parts are easy to find the only downfalls, of course, or fuel economy and the size of it on a narrower trail or have to make a tight turn. It'S uh it's a little hard to make that happen, otherwise works great, so that's it well. Thanks for sending in your truck that camo livery looks great on it, especially with that bright, yellow.
If you fixed those couple leaks, I think this would be just a top notch vehicle that's gon na last you for a long long time. So, for that reason, and for the reason that it looks really cool I'm gon na give it an 8 out of 10 thanks again for sending it in this next truck was sent into us by Bob from Southwest Michigan and 1996 Ram 3500 with an 8 liter V10, that was used as the basis for the Viper v10, which is pretty cool and pretty unique let's give it a look – and this is my 1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie SLT with the 8 liter v10 Magnum gas engine. It currently has just over 100000 miles and has been in my family since my father bought it used in the fall of 1997 and has done a wonderful job of pulling our 5th wheel. Trailers is currently in pretty good shape for a vehicle this age, but mostly because we only use it for pulling a trailer and various other truck related functions in the 20 plus years that our family has owned it. It has been garaged most winter so that the salt on the roads here in the Rust Belt have not affected it. A great deal I'm, not really someone who is big on appearance and such my truck is a tool, and I try to keep the maintenance up engine wise and whatnot but I'm, not a big fan of cleaning vehicles, keeping them shiny.
So this particular color is excellent. As far as I'm concerned, because it's very good at hiding dust pretty much stock, I have not done hardly any modifications to it at all. Just have a drop in bed liner. That was in the truck when we bought it. I just recently replaced the stock mirrors with these upgraded aftermarket units. I wish I had discovered that years ago and as far as the interior goes, everything is pretty much bone stock, except for the radio. The original radio died that put a new radio in, but no big deal interior is still in pretty decent shape, although not specifically terribly clean, here's a shot at the gauge you can see. I just passed the 100000 mile mark last summer and it's ready to go this year when my father bought it in 1997. It had 43000 miles on it already. So if you do the math that means in the 20 plus years our families had it we've only put on a little over 60000 miles. Maintenance, wise it's, really been a good truck. Most of the maintenance I've had to do on. It is really related to it sitting too much I've had to put on brake calipers and some other things that seized up from essentially from lack of use this engine yeah, this v10 gas engine has really been very reliable. I don't think I've done anything to it. Other than spark plugs, you know all the time I've owned it and oil changes in such of course, but it runs like a top.
It pulls my trailer very well. The trailer is about a 10000 pound trailer fully loaded, and this vehicle pulls it quite nicely about. The only thing I can say is that I I do wish the transmission had a few more gears. This is a got, the three speed with overdrive on it, and I have encountered certain hills and situations where it had a tough time deciding just what gear to be in. I think it would really benefit from another two or three gears in the transmission, but other than that plenty of power in the engine. Let me fire it up, for you run thinkers like a kitten. I probably wouldn't even really need a big truck if it weren't for that fifth wheel right there. I do need the vehicle to pull that thing around. We just don't typically go that far from home when we travel, you know how many other fans are out there. The big v10 gas engine, but I love it – the one rule about the Dodge v10 gas engine when you're talking gas mileage first rule of gas mileage. Is you don't talk about gas mileage, but if you want to beat it out of me, I will say I get about seven miles per gallon, pulling my trailer and maybe 11 or 12 driving around empty, but considering the number of miles I put on it each Year that doesn't bother me too much there. It is hope you enjoyed well thanks for sending in your truck Bob and it's really cool, to see something in that good of shape, with an eight liter v10.
How could I give it any score, but a 10 out of 10 for 10 cylinders? I mean that's awesome, so I hope you keep up with it and keep using it for a lot of years to come. This last vehicle was sent into us by railed from Ontario and it's a 2001 Olympia, but what makes this vehicle so unique is going to be obvious in just a moment from terrace Bay Ontario. I wanted to show you my 2001 Chevy might not be what you think, though. The 2001 Olympia millennium edition propane powered any studs and the tires four wheel drive see under the hood here. The Chevy Vortech the easy to work on, not that it needs much work. It'S been a really reliable machine. All our gauges, conditioner, elevator, important brush, show you guys that minute tie your wash. We got some Jets on each tire washes all the tires before you go in on the ice. They don't make a mess. Music board rush Music. All right to hunger, hydraulics system, lots of hoses, I believe the book said eight thousand pounds full of water it's heavy, ah Gers in the air, sir, all the magic happens same as my pickup. I think you're. Next next machine like this, will be all electric so you'll see all that happens always take care. Well, thanks for sending in your ice resurfacer railed it's not often that you get to look under the hood of something like that and I'm surprised to see that it's, not only four wheel drive, but it has a Vortech v8 that's propane powered here, and that almost Makes me want to convert it back to gas and throw a couple of turbos on it, but in all seriousness, it's really interesting to get a look at all of those hydraulic components and the different pieces of equipment that are under a machine like that.
I'Ll tell you what I would not want to be the one to have to fix any of those pieces, but it's still really cool to get to see. So thanks again for sending it in and if any of you out there have more quirky vehicles that you would like to submit to us, here's Tommy, to show you exactly how you can do that. Hey! Thank you for sending us your video here to TfL studio. So we can make it famous on duty. I love my ride home edition. Well, we noticed that a lot of people had some issues sending us files, because emails are just not suitable for video. However, we do have a much better solution. It'S a file service called. We transfer and we transfers away you can securely and safely and freely. We should say, send us your video files that way the quality is better and there's. No issues going down the road so here's, how you do it if you're planning on using your cell phone to upload the files like, I think many of you will be all you have to do – is open up your browser and this works both on Apple and Android and type in TF l, Studios dot, we transfer dot com and then hit enter. Now it will take you to this page and you'll, see a big button that says: send the file, click that and then tap. I agree and it'll give you a arrow where you can actually add your files.
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