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Identity of this Los Angeles Area Restaurant???

http://i.imgur.com/TgzFLPe.jpg Anyone in the Los Angeles area know the name of this restaurant where this photo was taken? Thanks for any help, Brad
BradW 07/27/14 09:00am Around the Campfire
RE: Silverton 4th

I like the San Juans. Lots of cool mtn 4x4 roads, animals, historic mining operations and great scenery. I would luv to spend the whole summer there. The only thing its missing is great fishing; or at least I ain't found it yet. Brad
BradW 07/07/14 07:39am Truck Campers
RE: ARB Locker in front axle

I would not put and ARB in the front without also having one in the rear. You know I love you Brad, that said, I disagree. If you buy a single ARB locker for the front, just wire the switch to the air solenoid, and you have a front locker regardless if you have a limited slip, spool, Lockright, etc... Several of my former Jeep buddies have a spool or Lockright in the rear, and an ARB in the front. And for a factory truck with a limited slip, the same thing can easily be done. But I still think the OP should also get a winch.... I love you too man. :) :) I'm not saying it can't be done. I'm just saying ARB goes to a lot of trouble building the wiring harness to prevent someone from locking the front without locking the back first. At least that was the case on my short wheelbase TJ. On a long wheel base truck, it may not be an issue. It's just something to consider. I have twin-stick Atlas on my Jeep, so I can lock the front ARB and totally disconect the rear drive. I ocasionaly do that in the woods to drag the front end around. Brad
BradW 06/25/14 07:39am Truck Campers
RE: ARB Locker in front axle

According to the ARB website, their RD197 will fit my front axle. I have no desire to put one on the rear. I’ve had ARB lockers on our Jeep for many years and they are GREAT offroad. One thing you may not be aware of is the ARB wiring harness that comes with front and rear ARB lockers (for my TJ anyway) actually prevents you from engaging the front locker unless the rear is all ready engaged. You can engage the rear or the front & rear, but not just the front. As I recall, the instructions which came with the lockers said this was to prevent loss of control of the vehicle and killing yourself and half the people in the county. So, based on that, I would not put and ARB in the front without also having one in the rear. Brad
BradW 06/24/14 07:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Question about WDH hitches for your TCers

http://www.fototime.com/9B2198D754626AB/orig.jpg F-350 DRW w/Timbrens and 9000's 16' 7,000 lb carhauler You definitely want the WD hitch. Our rig drives better on the interstate with the trailer behind it. I can't comment on the sway control. I'm sure it would help some. In our case, I haven't noticed a need for it, but with the large side areas of an enclosed trailer, your results may differ. Good Luck, Brad
BradW 06/23/14 08:32am Truck Campers
RE: Question for the guy's with duallies and big campers

I sure miss having Jponder add his expertise. :B I to miss him and his unique view of the world. Brad
BradW 06/20/14 08:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Question for the guy's with duallies and big campers

I've got a 4,000 pound 11' camper. I hauled it on a SRW 3500 for a couple years and switched to a dually. I only had to drive out of my garage, down the driveway, and onto the street to notice a huge reduction in sway and roll. Pretty much my story also; 4,000 lb camper on a couple of SRW's for several years. Then the same camper on a DRW; night and day difference. We also tow a 7,000 lb trailer hauling a jeep with a WD hitch. Our truck/camper drives better with the trailer than without it. Brad
BradW 06/20/14 08:43pm Truck Campers
RE: NEW GUY Looking for Best Hard Side TC for light off roading

With that truck, suspension lift, body lift and a hardside TC; one thing you need to consider is overhead clearance on offroad trails. Your vehicle will be extremely tall; likely the tallest vehicle to pass on those trails. I would guess 11' plus anything on the roof, like an A/C. That means you will likely hitting a lot of limbs with the top of your camper. I have run into that situation in developed campgrounds. Good Luck, Brad
BradW 06/17/14 04:57am Truck Campers
RE: Goodyear Marathon Trailer Tires

Don't mind me. I'm just looking around for a thread I seem to have misplaced around here somewhere........
BradW 06/11/14 09:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Marathon Trailer Tires

Just picked up my two new Maxxis ST205 R75/15 D-rated 8-Ply. Made in Thailand in Dec 2013. Mounted, balance and tax = $136 each. Brad
BradW 06/11/14 03:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Marathon Trailer Tires

I just bought 2 new Goodyear Marathon size 225 75R15 tires. They are made in China with date 0714 which I believe means 7th week of 2014. Hope this helps. Yep, I pretty sure that how you read that date code. I just order two Maxxis ST205-75/15 D rated 8-ply (mounted, balanced, w/tax, about $250). Supposed to be here tomorrow.
BradW 06/09/14 02:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Marathon Trailer Tires

Does Goodyear mean that they are only good for a year? :B Or less. Long as you don't use them. The problems I had with the last few Goodyear Marathons I had is why I now carry TWO spares on my car hauler. :) I'm hoping GY has improved them. BradW
BradW 06/08/14 05:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Marathon Trailer Tires

Google Goodyear Marathon tires and you'll get a lot of returns with speculation of where they are made. The only common thread is all the speculation orignates on RV forum websites. The sure way to know is read and decipher the DOT code on the sidewall. Marathons used to say where they were made right on them. The first set I had were made in New Zealand. Those were great tires. I guess Goodyear doesn't believe in REAL transparency either. ;) BradW
BradW 06/08/14 05:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Marathon Trailer Tires

I just bought a new TT equipped with Goodyear Marathon 205/75R15. They are stamped Made in China. I am assuming they are a fairly new tire. Not going to crawl under there and look as I have new Maxxis 8 ply 8008 tires on order. That's what I'm looking at, 205/75R15 Maxxis 8 ply 8008 tires. Even though I had a 6-ply 205/75R15 Maxxis 8008 tread separate on me last weekend on my car hauler. The tire was over 5 years old and had several Colorado trips on it, including at lot of interstate miles, max loaded, running 65 on very hot/sunny (+110 degree) days. I can run 65 psi on the new 8-ply. BradW
BradW 06/08/14 05:09pm Travel Trailers
Goodyear Marathon Trailer Tires

Been talked to death I know, but I need an update on the current status of Goodyear Marathon tires. I had great luck with GY Marathons for many years on many trailers, but then I got a couple of the Asian made Marathons a few years ago and had nothing but trouble with them. I have read that Marathons are "better" now and may be made in the US? Just wondering if that is the case. I need two new ST 205-75/15 tires and would like to go back with Marathons if they are better than what I got last time. Thanks for any help, BradW
BradW 06/08/14 10:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Truck Camper University-Projects/Repairs/Replacements & Tips

AnEv, Could you please reply to my above post? Maybe a date next to new additions or some sort of indication would be nice so we know what's been added. Maybe you could just post a reply as to what's been added when you add it. Thank you! Having "worked" this thread for many years myself; it is a lot of damn work. AnEv is doing a great job with it as it is and I don't think we should be adding any work for him to do. I'm just glad someone was willing to take on the responsibility of organizing and overseeing the thread so it didn't go away all together. Thanks AnEv for your unpaid volunteer efforts! Brad
BradW 06/03/14 09:50pm Truck Campers
RE: EU2000i & Backwoods Welding

Yep, that would do it. I just don't want to dump $600 into a tool that I would only use very occasionally. The other thing about it if I had a RWII, I would feel obligated to haul it we me on every jeep trip. They take up a lot of room that I don't have. Brad
BradW 05/31/14 04:07am Tech Issues
RE: EU2000i & Backwoods Welding

I have never tied it, but perhaps reversing the polarity would solve the problem. He discusses that here: http://youtu.be/8tHJ0NSjZnM
BradW 05/30/14 08:42pm Tech Issues
RE: EU2000i & Backwoods Welding

For emergency repairs, a pair of (or three) 12V batteries wired in series makes a remarkably good DC SMAW (stick) power source. Although I have never needed to do it out of necessity, I have practiced a bit and I'm confident that I'll be able to successfully manage a field repair if push ever comes to shove. I do carry a set of jumper cables, a makeshift stinger and couple sticks of E7018 (in a vacuum-sealed bag) in my tool box and I wouldn't hesitate to pull batteries from my truck and/or camper if I needed to get my rig fixed. I think this is going to be my best bet for now. I know this can be done, but from the you tube videos I watched, the welds look pretty bad and it seems very hard to run a bead very far. I hear people say that when you first touch the stick to the metal, instead of sticking like is usually the problem, the highy amperage available from the batteries actually blows/vaporizes the end of the rod leaving a shell of flux. Then you have to keep forcing the rod into the metal surface. Just the opposite from the stick welding I've done. And that was test welding on clean 3/8" flat bar setting on a welding table. I can only imaging the problems running a vertical weld or overhead. We have a very remote "rustic" one-room cabin; takes a 4wd to get to it on a good day. Sometimes it takes a 4wd and a good which on a bad day. I may need to weld on something up there like a steel bracket or a steel fire ring. That would be very limited in the quantity of welding. But mainly I would be welding on a big heavy steel gate. That could be anything from repair vandalism to some other major repair or modification. That could end up being quite a bit of welding. I confess that I have gotten lazy and spoiled using a MIG. When I get some time, I'm going to try some 24volt welding in my garage to see how bad it is.
BradW 05/30/14 07:17pm Tech Issues
RE: EU2000i & Backwoods Welding

Son used my 2000 with a Lincoln mig.. Light duty it worked just fine. We ran the honda in normal mode, not econo. Heck we ran a lincoln mig on 100ft of 14 ga extension on a 20 amp service all day welding fences. Jim Thanks for the reply Jim. I was thinking: gen on normal mode, .030 wire, small welder on a low setting might work. Brad
BradW 05/30/14 09:02am Tech Issues
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