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07-06-99, 01:16 PM
I lost half of my wadeing boots yesturday so no I only have one, the other one managed to slide out the back of the truck. I keep the tailgate down to save on gas. Well by the time I replace the boots I will have to do alot of driving to make up for it.
So anybody know of anyone who has boots on sale. The ones I am replacing were like $50. I would like to stay in that range.
07-06-99, 01:41 PM
Has anyone seen a pair of Red Ball Master wading shoes
The Ole Man
07-06-99, 02:05 PM
You can buy Hodgeman Lakestream Cordura Felt Sole boots at The Bargain Barn in Jasper, Ga for $39.95 everyday. These are identical to the Orvis Lightweights that sell for $75. Only diff. is the color. These are brown, the Orvis are green. This is all I use. They have been very serviceable for me.
You can also get those at the Sports Authority for the same price. I bought my future father-in-law a pair for when he visits. Had an opportunity to wear them while my Simms were being replaced. They are great. Very comfortable. If you get in a real bind call on me to borrow them. They are size 12.
07-07-99, 12:25 AM
I have those Hodgemans from SA. Great boots. Better price.
07-07-99, 10:45 AM
Thanks guys, I think I will go with the Hodgemans from SA.
07-07-99, 11:35 AM
I have read several articles in the past about auto manufacturers testing fuel usage with the tailgate down and up. If I remember correctly, the statement they made was, "leaving the tailgate down did not save any gas. In the upright, closed position, actually may save gas". The best way to save on gas was to put a cover over the bed of the truck---this was a suggestion in one article. May save you more than a boot, too. Hope you enjoy your new boots.
07-07-99, 01:18 PM
When I have the tail gate down, I can feel a difference on the amount of drag on the truck (maybe imagination). I have not seen a truck in a wind tunnel but would have to think that the tail gate would catch air and therefore create drag thus causing the engine to have to turn more rpms to maintain speed. In Nascar the lower the spoiler the greater the mileage. Boy is this off topic or what....
Tight lines and tailgates down....hehehehe
07-08-99, 08:02 AM
I gotta go with flybyshot on the truck tailgate question. I saw the articles AFTER trying my Dodge Ram with the tailgate up and down. No difference in mileage. Off topic? As much time as this bunch spends on the road in pursuit of colorful little fish? http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
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