“Ridin’ High: Building The 369” – Webisode RH369-S01E23: “Not All Stainless”

July 2, 2015

Webisode 23 of 26:  Not All Stainless.

[content: Pierre creating interior / hydraulic hood / all hands on deck]

4 days to deadline.  Time is running out and Phil is back from his 24 hour turnaround trip from Thetford Mines Quebec.

He is exhausted, and raises his concerns about not meeting the MATS deadline.  To start, he has not received the licensing and ownership paperwork from the government, which means defeat if he can’t cross the Canada-US border.

Daniel Bilodeau’s multiple final touches look good, but there are many details yet to be completed.  …Especially Pierre’s interior which is very late.

Phil pushes Pierre Salois to bump up his job to the front of the line.  Regardless he calmly works on the last minute interior Ostrich design and fabrication in his shop, and delivers just in time.

Brad completes the hydraulic hood lift…and it leaks.

The fifth wheel is installed.


Ridin’ High: Building The 369 is a ‘real’ reality show that was one of the first digital webisode series on the internet.

The concept: Follow trucker Phil Langevin daily as Phil, his family and his friends embark on the journey to build a beautiful stainless steel custom rig from a burned out 379 Pete. Then they entered the truck into the ‘Pride and Polish Build-off Contest’ at the world’s biggest truck show the ‘Mid America Trucking Show’ (MATS) in Louisville KY.

RH369 is real. No fake arguments. No made up situations. No TV studio help or money. Everything you see in this show is real and true.

The TruckGuysTV production crew recorded all 120 hours of the truck build. Initially we shot using low cost cameras and packaged the edited content for low bandwidth streaming. And because the show was made for ‘the internet’ the entire duration of the truck build was made available to watch online. The Klos Brothers, who are serious and successful truck builders from Australia, were the first to report to us that they watched all 120 hours! A fantastic feet unto itself. Thanks Mates!

Ridin’ High: Building the 369 was seen worldwide with up to 10,000 website hits weekly. RH369 eventually became so popular that Discovery Channel asked TruckGuysTV to re-edit the series into 13 one hour High Definition episodes so that they could sell and distribute the shows internationally. Quickly the show was sought after by tv stations in places like the Ukraine. Staying true to our TruckGuysTV internet protocol television development processes Season Two of Ridin High (‘Ridin High: Building the Retroliner’) was shot and packaged for mobile.

Thanks for watching.

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