The Mighty Jack comes to a halt.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:36
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A particular member of the forum who is always waxing lyrical on the merits of his ‘mighty jack’ (Jackaroo) has found himself in a position that we all dread.

I’ll say no more on the subject and let him explain how he came to be in this position.

The Pics aren’t too flash, however its quite clear what the position is.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:50

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:50
Ads, Ads, Ads of the outback..

Watch out for SKIPPY!
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Reply By: Redback - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:59

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12:59
So which do we dread, braking down, or being towed by a Toyota ;-))
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 15:11

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 15:11
10% breakdown

90% being 'skull-dragged' by gods gift to 4WDriving a Toyota.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:06

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:06
*****gods gift to 4WDriving a Toyota*****

RAOFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahaha

Welcome back stranger..............
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 12:50

Thursday, Jun 08, 2006 at 12:50
I lie awake some nights fearing exactly that hahahaha
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 13:25

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 13:25
The pics show the Jack pulling the Troopy backwards.....

Who needs mates...... after hitting some roos, snapping a UHF aerial and not having a clutch for the last 1200km, I decided that it would be safer to tow the jack, clutchless when we got into the city, closest exit to Lucy's House. I drove the Jack just over 1200kms, I towed it the last 2kms home, actually Robo insisted and it took 4 times longer as he HAD to take the photo's, once he figured out how to use the camera. The mighty jack, never let me down or stranded me anyway.

Up yours hahaha
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Follow Up By: Moggs - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:33

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:33
Hi Ads, sorry to hear about the damage - hope you had a great time to make it worth it.

BTW, I have a spare GME AE4702 6db GI antenna - about 1.2mtrs, white fibreglass with spring base. Yours if you want it. It's a great aeriel, just a bit too tall on the new Patrol LOL.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:42

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:42
if he dont want it I'll give u a slab for it.. I need another..
(why too tall for Patrol?)
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Follow Up By: Moggs - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:54

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:54
Hi Truckster, I'll wait to hear from Ads first - will let you know. I need to park the Patrol in a carpark each day that has a 2.00m height restriction - just squeezes under now with a few cms to spare - aerial is too tall when mounted on the top rail of the bullbar - have bought a combo aerial that has the shorter 3db stub and longer 6db extension.

Still waiting on your email BTW...LOL ....although, iprimus stuffed our account for a while as they are too stupid to process a direct debit each month.....
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 15:18

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 15:18
Yup. Ads gets first click at it... Just would save me from unwiring the old one out of GQ.

Yea wondered why you hadnt replied! Anyway I'm in langwarrin 0400 42 52 96 if ya wanna come look at the storage etc..

I also got a cargo barrier forsale if yor lookin...
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 15:18

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 15:18
The owner of the 'Jack' will no doubt be telling embellished (very embellished) 'war stories' of the trip over a few beers as time goes on, and so he should.

However he has been remiss in telling you all that he was 'escorted back by Big Al in the 100 series and myself in the Troopy who took it in turns to ride shotgun on the traffic behind the said Jack, allowing space and time for clutchless gear changes and ignition starts.

Wildest time was where the Bendigo by-pass joins the Calder, as the only B-Double encountered for the whole trip just had to be there on the crossover.

However it all turned out a happy story.

Especially in getting that sucker on a rope behind the Troopy.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 16:01

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 16:01
Cheers Moggs, Sold

Yes there were some wild times on the trip home, the mildura bridge also provided some entertainment. I think I led most of the way home and was followed by a troopy and a cruiser, they couldn't keep up haha

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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 18:53

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 18:53
G'day Ads

Good to hear you had some fun!!! According to JohnR.

Remind me to tell you about the Radius Arm Nut that fell of out there in the never Never.. I was so sure we tightened them all...lol

Cheers
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Follow Up By: S&N - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 22:26

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 22:26
truckster! how much for the barrier? been looking for one for ages!!!! cant put in the capsule till i get the barrier!!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 22:38

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 22:38
Shannon, its for GU, but welcome to try it... call round see if GU/GQ are same, if it is we can talk $ then!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:19

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:19
anyone we know?
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 17:56

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 17:56
That wasn't called for.

If you must know I learnt my lesson three days before hand when BONZ and I were searching for a track that hadn't been used since Moses was a boy, and I put a rock or stake through the side wall where it met the tread shoulder.

Managed to plug it with 5 plugs and almost took BONZ'S middle finger off when re-seating the bead.

So what you see here is person who learnt his lesson in trashing an almost brand new $300 tyre, and now airs down when appropriate instead of being a lazy
b a s t a r d.

Much like finding out what E on the fuel guage stands for when seeing how much is in the auxilliary tank before switching to the main, only this little slip in good practice and procedure cost me the aforementioned $300.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:39

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:39
E is for EMPTY hahahahahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 20:22

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 20:22
Shut up you idiot or I'll inform the forum about your effort with the brand spanking new 'knock-o-meter'

People - if you aren't already aware, BONZ is a 'S H I T magnet' around tools.

Never, ever let him near any, especially yours.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:07

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:07
hmmmm yes I do recall that I misplaced a particular hammer, still dont know where that went
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:11

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:11
Shall I mention a piece of space junk that Al and I found on a track at 0400hrs? Or a endless air pracket that wasnt endless, although I must admit that endless air thing is a piece of work
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:30

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:30
That piece of 'space junk' is never to be mentioned on this forum again - ever.

The 'endless pracket' has been piffed and design No. (whatever) is currently being codgitated on.

Are sure you aren't supposed to be on a flight tomorrow - early - early the better.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:34

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:34
Of course not, I have two weeks of fun before I go OVER THERE, and I just found my pics of you replacing the drivers side wheel bearings or whatever it was.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 23:22

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 23:22
Hey S&N, you after one for a GU or GQ, I have one for a Q if you're interested?

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Follow Up By: S&N - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 17:42

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 17:42
yep, its for a gq pezza, but unfortunatly im in melbourne, and the freight plus the cost of the barrier would make it too expensive. but thanks anyway mate!
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 13:33

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 13:33
Hhhmmmmm!!!!! Good looking Troopy.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:23

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:23
Never seen a bad looking Troopy,

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:09

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:09
************Good looking Troopy************

Oxymoron I'd have to say..........hehehehehehe
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:26

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:26
Hoy, us Troopy owners will close ranks and cause a ruckus.
Hmmmm, I seem to remember Lucy mentioning the "pink Nissan mafia" be careful young Roachie, you may wake up one morning with a busted 3.0 litre head in your bed!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:29

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:29
No worries Geoff....there's plenty of those busted 3 litre donks around!!!!!!! hahahah
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 23:23

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 23:23
Geoff

Roachie is the Pink Nissan Mafia Godfather.

What more can you say.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:40

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:40
Does that make me the GodMother
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 20:24

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 20:24
Can't wait for you to get on board that plane and P I S S off.

Its going to be 5 weeks of pure bliss.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:08

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:08
You KNOW you'll miss me
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:10

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:10
I'll add insult to injury :)) Changed my clutch for first time at 200K. The mech rekkoned it could have gone another 50K at least. Oh what a feeling :)))))))))))
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:27

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:27
What's a clutch? Aren't all 4WD's autos?

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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:35

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 14:35
Nope. Some of us need to exercise :))
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 21:54

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 21:54
Footy,

The Nissan in my garage is still on original clutch with 260+ on the clock now.......Bugger did I hear you say hahahaha.

Cheers Trevor.

PS heavy towing for at least one hundred of these K's.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 22:00

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 22:00
Can't resist it,

260+, did you say your Nissan has done 260 kilometers without problems? Wow, 100 kilometers towing!! ;-) Can't possibly be a 3 litre!!

Trevor, couldn't resist twisting the post mate,

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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 22:08

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 22:08
I din't say 260+ km without probs, only talked about the clutch hahaha.
It's a 4.2 turbo that has overheated since the 2nd week I owned it (brand new in 01) but it still keeps on keeping on.

Cheers, Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 08:47

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 08:47
Reckon I'll get unlimited miles on my clutch! Doubt if it will ever need replacing.

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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 08:51

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 08:51
Ok Mr Beatit, I'll bite. Why ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 08:53

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 08:53
Sorry Footie, I have an auto!

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 19:16

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 19:16
What happens on the footy trip STAYS on the footy trip, I do believe I have pics of a troopy pulled over replacing a broken diff, or maybe rear wheel bearings or seized brakes or a myriad of other things

Oh what a feeling
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:01

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:01
I have a funny feeling, last time we were in the high country, a troopy was the only 4wd to get stuck hahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:09

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:09
The pair of you are just full of it.

The only thing that happened to the Troopy on the 'footy trip' was that the Honorable member for Terang got the survival lesson of his life in how to plug tyres and get yourself out of the C H I T.

However I will fess up to now knowing what 'E' means when the needle gets to it on the Aux tank. (What a B a s t a r d)
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:11

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:11
Is that the same footy trip when the troopy lit up light a chrissy tree every time it got within 5klicks of a puddle of piddle??? hehehehehehehe LMAO!!!!!!!!

You blokes are busting my balls with these bullchit stories......hahahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:11

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:11
HAHAHA I forgot that you ran out of fuel on the way haha
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:12

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:12
You know it wasn't stuck - just that the 'D i c khead' driver hadn't put it in 4WD.

Makes one feel a real pillock when that happens. (ROFLMAO)

Still do it on occasions
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:14

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:14
Yeah! Roachie! that was the same trip.

However, found what was causing it to light up and it will never happen again.

Or if it does SWMBO will be under strict instructions to keep her mouth shut.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:15

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:15
Don't forget about glow sticks and flashing balls
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:18

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:18
If I was you I would shut up whilst you are ahead.

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 09:50

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 09:50
Hey Lucy,
It must be a Troopy thing,
"You know it wasn't stuck - just that the 'D i c khead' driver hadn't put it in 4WD.

Makes one feel a real pillock when that happens. (ROFLMAO)"

I went up Stockton Beach fishing one Saturday night a few weeks back, got on at Stockton, off at Birubi on the Northern end.
Thought "bugger it, I'll drive backdown the beach to get home"
Off I went, got nearly to the Sygna and thought the Troopy was doing it a little tough on the dunes for 16psi.
Hmm, wouldn't want to know, it was still in 2wd. Who said Toyota LSD's don't work!

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Reply By: Jimbo - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 21:10

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 21:10
Ken,

I note that you announce yourself as Ken 3149 on Yahoo. What does the 3149 mean? Surely it's not your birth date. 3/1/49? Who are you having on?

We're all looking forward to celebtrating your 80th later this year LOL.

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 23:20

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 23:20
Jimbo!

Good to see you are alive and well .

Mate! has Ad's got some warries for you out of EO session.

AND you will keep for a rainey day re the birth date inference.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 22:01

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 22:01
No Jimbo, "3149" is the year it's gunna be when that bloody droopy of Lucy's is finally able to complete a 4wd trip without something breaking!!!!!! hehehehehe
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 20:31

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 20:31
Come join us next May for the OBC 07 and we will see what bends, twists, breaks, sags, blows etc etc on the 'Jerrycan and GU'.

You only get the right 'bag' one, after you have survived two weeks flogging your machine around the Broken Hill environs without an 'injury' of any kind.

LUCY the Troopie will be bullet proof next year. Already started the mods.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:33

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:33
Thanks, but no thanks.......I have a hair appointment that day.....;-))
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 02:11

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 02:11
Damn, hard to stop a jack (except for when the fuel pump dies - i certainly know that one). Must have been a fun trip home for all.

Ads - if you would like it, i have a brand new twin speaker shoo-roo somewhere in the shed, and some synthetic gear oil, sounds like your box might need some loving......
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 10:18

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 10:18
Hey Mate

You know it is the first trip with out the roos whistles, some one stole them in a car park. The truck is getting some TLC now, thanks heaps mate. We will need to catch up soon

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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 01:50

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 01:50
Hey ads, i just remembered, due to your occupation, and seeing as you were doing market research and self education, i reckon the costs for this trip would be tax deductable..

something to think about..

My engel was tax deductable, as i was working on the road at the time :-)))
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