This will be the “Valdez’s” thread. (I call it that because it goes through gas like it has a leak.) I apparently have bigger plans for modifying this rig than my wife does, so time will tell how involved this thread will be. We bought it on Monday, we got all the legalities taken care of on Tuesday (had to drive it 60 miles to an out-of-county DMV to avoid a month-long waiting list due to Covid), and we headed out on our first trip with it on Wednesday to Flathead Lake and Glacier NP. After we paid the $35 for our pass to enter Glacier NP, the lady let us know that vehicles over 21’ long can only go to a certain point, witch turned out to be a pointless trip because we never got out above the trees. All of the good roads in the park were already closed due to snow. It was a good shakedown run to show us the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good: It runs great and goes relatively straight down the road. It’s a good size for our family. The bad: I really want to remove some cabinets and fit a queen bed in place of the full-with-a-corner-missing bed. As a cabinetmaker, the cabinets in general make my skin crawl. The sink faucet is too short and might as well just dump water directly onto the counter top. The gas tank it ridiculously small (maybe 28 gallons?), and to add insult to injury, we got a pretty consistent 7mpg due to all the mountain passes. The tiny mirrors are pointless. Some good west coast mirrors are in the works. The ugly: A new dipstick is needed because this one is about to break off. I was noticing some driveline vibration as I’d wind out first gear. I put it up on stands this morning and found the culprit: https://i.imgur.com/SnsXxVR.mp4 Two of the four u-joints were shot, but the front one was the worst. I got those swapped out today. It’s going to be a great addition to the family. Great memories were already had! When we were signing in to our rv park in Kalispell, we heard live music from down the road. We went for a walk and found this wine bar with an outdoor stage out back under a giant willow tree. We grabbed a glass and sat through a few open mic artists. Good times.