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RE: Rancho reminder. Performance report.

My only problem with my Ranchos is adjusting the front ones. I have to jack up the front end in order to extend the springs enough to get enough space to turn the knob.
Raften 11/20/14 12:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck First Aid

Lol, does a auto club "save my butt" card qualify as first aid?
Raften 11/17/14 10:01pm Truck Campers
Truck First Aid

Buzzcut has a excellent thread started for living things and I couldn't find a list in the stickies so I thought a vehicle first aid kit list would be a good idea. No one is saying you need all the stuff the list details so pick and choose. I will edit now and then to gather all suggestions in one place. LED road flares or old school type. Duct tape and bailing wire. Diesel fuel filter. Bottle jack Lug wrench Air compressor Chains Flashlight Pliers Goop Brake cleaner Hand towels Overalls Good Sam ERS card Eterna Bond tape Red thread lock Serpentine belt Cash LED head lamp
Raften 11/17/14 05:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Best road atlas

When we travel the right seet sets up with a Gps, Rand McNally, and Pocket Maps on a IPad. She really likes the big Rand and I like Pocket Maps when not driving.
Raften 11/17/14 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Feet or head first????

If we slept with heads toward the back door there is danger of being pushed over the edge head first by pushy, cold dogs in the winter.
Raften 11/15/14 12:18am Truck Campers
RE: Dodge Spare Part

Just saying, didn't like the fuel leaking out in a steady stream on the motor and I had 150 miles to go. For 17 bucks from Cummins and 15 minutes of my time I avoided a hazardous situation and saved the cost of the fuel.
Raften 11/13/14 12:49pm Tow Vehicles
Dodge Spare Part

Found another spare it is a good idea to carry. Water In Fuel Drane Valve. Either a complete valve or a repair kit. Mine is a '01 CTD and the o ring failed at 100K. Not just a little drip, a steady stream. Not expensive and you will need a number 15 Torx.
Raften 11/13/14 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Valve stem extenders and wheel balance

Pretty much the way I think big toe. I did make the mistake of putting on too short metal stems. Makes getting a big head gauge in harder with a big head gauge. Half inch or so longer when I get new tires. Be awhile for that as these Ribs last a long time.
Raften 11/11/14 05:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Salute!

Thank You Vets RIP Heros who lie overlooking Utah Beach.
Raften 11/11/14 01:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Full Monty at the Cat scale

That makes your load around 5,000. About the same as mine except I have extra wheels. I have broken air bag bolts, sheared off the upper air bag bracket, and broken into two pieces the right side frame. My advice is do all you can to avoid dirt roads with ruts that cause the frame to twist.
Raften 11/09/14 06:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Heater Ignitor Works On 110V But Not Battery

A piece of red tape on the positive battery wire is not a bad idea. Also a piece of red tape next to the positive post helps at times because of the difficulty of seeing black on black battery marks in low light.
Raften 11/09/14 06:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Valve stem extenders and wheel balance

I have been running the hose extenders on my 01 since new and can't say I have noticed balance issues. Over the years I have had air leak problems but in retrospect I think I may have caused some of those. A word of caution, do not buy the extenders that allow the hose to remain under pressure in use, good chance for a slow leak. Twice for me till I figured it, yea I'm slow. Taking off tires to get to a inner stem in desert sand is no fun. Get extra o rings for the extensions and change them any time you have the wheels off and you should avoid leaks. No one I know has ever had a hose come off and whip around. The metal stems are appealing but I wonder if you have to switch them around among the wheels if you rotate tires.
Raften 11/09/14 12:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Sta-bil for diesel fuel?

Tickl2, I don't have any idea why that happened but there are lots of things that could have caused it. The always chief suspect is moisture. I imagine it was just a one off thing that got you.. This discussion has reminded me to dose the TDI fuel as it sits unused a lot at a house we are selling and is three hours away.
Raften 11/04/14 01:02pm Truck Campers
RE: How to measure DC current

Question about the meter that rjfishing put the link for. It seems to say you would need to power it from a separate battery.
Raften 11/03/14 11:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Sta-bil for diesel fuel?

Tickl2, I am guessing your problem happened some time other than winter?
Raften 11/03/14 10:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Sta-bil for diesel fuel?

That is good stuff arto. I used to have up to 500 gallons of used cooking oil in storage and that stuff will develope mung real quick because of water in it. I always doubled the dose for that use.
Raften 11/03/14 05:40pm Truck Campers
RE: How to measure DC current

When you install a shunt in the negative battery lead, do you cut the big wire or run a smaller wore in parallel?
Raften 11/03/14 11:47am Tech Issues
RE: Sta-bil for diesel fuel?

I think a biocide is added to diesel at either the refinery or terminal.
Raften 11/03/14 11:09am Truck Campers
RE: Sta-bil for diesel fuel?

In thirteen years of running my truck 98percent of the time on B100 I never had alge growth problem till last winter. I forgot to add a biocide in the last fill up and then had health problems that kept the truck siting a lot most of the winter. Upon using the truck much more in the spring I started clogging fuel filters. In the end I put together a pump and filter system that worked thru the fill hose access. That and a healthy dose of biocide. I have found a good boating supply house a good source of biocide, saw it at Pep Boys also.
Raften 11/03/14 03:02am Truck Campers
RE: Sta-bil for diesel fuel?

If you use biodiesel in any blend it is a good idea to add a biocide if the vehicle tends to sit idle for extended periods. I have read that a biocide is blended in at the refinery before sent out.
Raften 11/01/14 10:54am Truck Campers
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