Congrats on your new truck and welcome! Sounds like you are doing all the 'Right Stuff' to protect your investment. Way to go!!
That's ridiculous. I use one clip to hold mine on. I pull the clip, fold it up and lift it to the side of the bed or put it in the back seat. Then when I get home I put it back on and stand on it if I have to put something in the overhead garage storage. It also looks good and fits better than any other.Take a look at a BakFlip or similar cover, so much more versatile than OEM in my opinion.
Yesterday my wife and I visited a 450,000 sq-ft furniture store and stumbled on an amazing deal on a red leather Ashley chair ($220 out the door because it was discontinued model and last one in stock). The furniture store is about 65-miles from home. If I had the OEM cover, I would have had four options. 1)Remove the cover before leaving for the store in anticipation of buying something that would fit in the truck. 2)Pay for delivery of the chair and take off work to meet delivery guys. 3)Remove OEM cover, take chair home and return to reclaim the OEM cover. 4)Go home, drop off OEM cover, return to store for chair and bring it home.
I was considering the same location, but ended up putting it up by the storage tray above the glove box. This way, I have my old 30gb ipod plugged in all the time in the little flip-open tray under the radio. And if I have a passenger, they can use the aux input and I can just flip to pre-set 6 to stream their audio. Great when my girlfriend and I are on a long drive and want to switch back and forth between our ipods.Welcome! I have a 2007 RTX with about 75K as well, AND the USA SPEC iPod adaptor. I put an Aux Input plug in one of the switch plates between the 12v outlets. Let me know if you want pics.
Please excuse the implication, but since you said you've never even changed oil in a car & have worked mostly on motorcycles, I just want to offer this precaution: Make SURE you drain & filled the correct units under the car when you do the VTM-4 fluid & the transfer case (these are NOT the transmission). You should do those also if you are doing the tranny fluid, I believe (check for d&f intervals).Got around to replacing my radiator. 20 degrees outside, and in a parking lot (I only have street parking).
Not that bad. I had no choice but to be successful or else I wouldn't be able to get home.
Unclipping the lower wiring harness for the fan was annoying, and I really could have used the proper tool for dealing with those hose clamp things. If it weren't for those, it would have been an hour and a half job. As it were, it took 3 hours.
Drained and filled the tranny fluid as well.
Before the Ridgeline, I had never so much as changed the oil in a car. I have worked on motorcycles for the past couple of years, but without this forum I would never have the confidence to tackle this on my own.
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I'm guessing "those conditions" helped motivate a speedy completion! Brrrrr...Wow a hard ass rookie, I like it. Good for you 99% wouldn't attempt that in a parking lot. Don't know how you got all the parts together in such a short time to do the job but who am I to say. RL on :act035: 3 hours aint bad for all you did under the conditions.