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Old 04-22-2013, 10:17 PM   #51
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Thanks for the info, Jim.

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I'm curious how that lamp does this:

The light beam penetrates rain, fog, dust, and snow without bouncing back into the drivers eyes to dramatically enhance visibility while driving in any road or weather conditions.
I had the same reaction. I think it's just a fog lamp description incorrectly applied to a driving lamp. A fog achieves that - to some extent - by being aimed low, so the fog/snow up in the driver's line of sight is not illuminated. The genuine PIAA page for the same product has a completely different and much more rational description:
520 SMR Driving XTreme White Plus Halogen Lamp Kit
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:37 PM   #52
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Jim, I have some extra power for those lights!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #53
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Ha,Ha, we can land aircraft between my lights and your solar
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #54
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I've been calling around today looking for the best way to get an Andersen hitch to Chilliwack for our 12 June orientation. Ideally, I'd find a place near the Escape factory, pick it up there at a competitive price, and take it to Reace. The reality is that, living in Ohio, I can get one nearby for $500 and pack it all the way to the factory, get one on line at $450 with free shipping, or maybe find one along the way somewhere. The on-line place says they can't ship to Canada due to weight restrictions. I really don't want to haul a hitch all the way from Ohio to Chilliwack along with all the other stuff we need to live in the Escape for a few weeks, but that may be my only option. Anyone have any ideas? I guess to save space, I could go ahead and mount the heavy bits of the hitch to the car.
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Maybe you could ship to a trustworthy Washington or Oregon owner who is going to the rally. I'd volunteer but we aren't going to the rally this year.
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stop at the Andersen factory in Idaho on way out or the way back
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:12 PM   #57
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stop at the Andersen factory in Idaho on way out or the way back
I considered that. It's quite a bit off the most direct way, but maybe it's worth a re-think. My son went to school in Moscow ID, and there is no direct road to anywhere out there! I'd probably opt for just getting it online at the discount with free shipping and haul the thing rather than go out of the way to visit the factory. Good thinking, though!
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Great suggestion from Jim. I forgot the factory was in Idaho.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:21 PM   #59
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Hey!! I went to WSU! What do you mean there is no direct road to anywhere out there? On the way there is Craters of the Moon, Hells Canyon, Lake Coeur d' Alene, to Spokane up to the Coulee Dam and across the boarder to Osoyoos. That's a lot of great places to see on the road to nowhere.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:22 PM   #60
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Parker,
I'm in the exact same position as you for my May 30th pick up. I could save $50 on the Andersen hitch and have free shipping in the U.S. through Amazon. I would really like to save the money but, again like you, I have absolutely no room in my car for it. I'm not even sure I can get everything else needed for my 3 week trip into the car so I have opted to pay Escape $500 for the hitch and $75 for it's installation. Also, I was worried about the possibility of getting charged customs/tax on the hitch if I tried to bring it into Canada myself.
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