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RE: New high (or low?) in overloading

Some Taco owners are nuts. I saw one earlier in the year towing a trailer identical to mine. Trailer is nearly 8k GVWR and has 900lb tongue.
boogie_4wheel 08/09/17 07:14pm Towing
RE: Towing options now?

Buy a crew cab truck and add this. http://www.cowtownsleepers.com/images/Custom42walkindoor.jpg height=480 width=640 Different widths and cab heights can be ordered. http://www.cowtownsleepers.com/sleepers.html
boogie_4wheel 08/06/17 08:22am Towing
RE: Zion to I-40 east eventually

I second exactly what BB_TX said. That is what I was going to recommend. I did a similar route a few years ago on the bike, but turned south at Pagosa Springs and went through Santa Fe. What a scenic ride (till Santa Fe). Page to Cortez is easy. West side of Durango is done climbing. Wolf Creek Pass east of Pagosa is steep but worth it.
boogie_4wheel 08/03/17 08:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Question of weight distribution

Having access to the same truck as you are asking about ('01 HO 6spd dually, along with 4wd). I scaled that truck at 14,500lbs with 2 people, ~85gal of diesel, and a heaping bed of road base. Had 6000lbs worth of material said the quarry scale. The rear was squatting. There was some lean in the turns (truck has factory rear sway bar), and the rear was spongy/springy. To pack a 5k TC, something should be done to the rear suspension, airbags, overload spacers, timbrens, ect.
boogie_4wheel 08/01/17 05:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford E-450 6.0 Turbo Diesel Overheating

Is the fan clutch engaging? When running hot, the cooling fan will make a ton of noise (unmistakable amount of noise) as it is fully engaged to draw air over the radiator. Had a 6.0L at about 23k gross, never an issue with 'hot' coolant temperatures.
boogie_4wheel 07/24/17 02:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Water Heater....leave on or as needed?

I turn on as needed, usually just in the evening to wash the day's dishes and to shower. Then it will remain off until the next evening. There is the lengthy on/off debate... I lived in my trailer during weekdays for 26mo. My water heater is located under the master bed, so I didn't want it to wake me. I noticed it would cycle much more frequently during the colder months of left on, so it was more cost effective to turn on before use.
boogie_4wheel 07/15/17 10:17pm Beginning RVing
RE: Toys, RZR vs Golf Cart????

Plate it in your state. Done. Doesn't allow off-road vehicles but yours will be street legal, which will skirt the 'no off-road vehicles allowed'. My last 3 dirt bikes have been converted to street legal, and all my friends have plated dirt bikes (even an early 90's 2 stroke). We ride them all over the place that require street legal vehicles on the trails, and gets us around off-road registration as well.
boogie_4wheel 07/13/17 10:19am Toy Haulers
RE: Steamboat Spgs, CO to Park City, UT via Rt 40...?

I used to frequent that route from Salt Lake (heading to Leadville), and turned south just east of Hayden. There isn't much out there between Craig and Vernal; lonely stretch of highway with mostly rolling hills. The road can get terribly busy between Vernal and Duchesne from all the oil/gas rigs and wells in the area. Watch for crazies, left turners, speeders and excessively slow drivers. Be aware of your fuel range. Easy to make it between towns but may put you in a bind if you skip too many. Craig to Roosevelt is approx 150mi, then Roosevelt to SLC is another 150.
boogie_4wheel 07/11/17 10:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: let's talk front mount hitches.

While a front hitch increases the maneuverability, as already mentioned it reduces your ability to see what you are doing. With a front hitch you are 'blind' to what you could see in the truck's mirrors. Having a front hitch does allow for you to maneuver a trailer much more quickly.
boogie_4wheel 07/03/17 02:20pm Towing
RE: Hauling water

I never travel without fresh water in the tank.
boogie_4wheel 06/29/17 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Big Water to Escalante, UT

There are multiple routes to take with the most direct being Smokey Mtn Rd. I grew up in Page and did a lot of exploring around there in everything from a dirt bike to a 1 ton truck (and forgotten some of it). If there hasn't been a recent rain you shouldn't have any issue. Expect some rough spots and washboards. I have gone out there in the spring after heavy rain and flooding before the roads were repaired and 4wd was a must. Normally you could get around in a 2wd and many places a typical sedan. Smokey Mtn is a steep climb at the switchbacks but I don't remember it being bad after that. Be sure to go farther east to Alstrom Point at the beginning of your trip for some good 1000ft cliff lake overlooks. Verify your spare tire. Take plenty of water. Bring a good tow rope/strap just in case. Might be worth your while to stop in at the station on the west side of the road at Big Water for current road conditions. Have fun!
boogie_4wheel 06/21/17 09:53am Roads and Routes
RE: turbo diesel

Once a week? Mine might sit longer than 2mo during the winter. I plug it in to a battery tender when it sits for any length of time, along with a full tank of diesel. Once a week drives won't bother it either. Just be sure to get it up to temperature, 15+ miles to get the transmission to a half decent temp as well. Staring and idling will hurt them, get a load on it.
boogie_4wheel 06/16/17 09:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: hot diesel fuel

Cummins has a fuel heater... Makes me wonder if the Duramax also has a fuel heater, if the relay for the heater stuck closed (why was it even activated), and if it is even capable of heating the fuel to that temperature. Or the fuel temp sensor flaked out briefly from a loose connection.
boogie_4wheel 05/28/17 09:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing boat question

It's Utah, we get away with a lot when compared to neighboring states. I've done it a few times (24' goseneck plus something attached to it). It really isn't a big deal, and can be backed if the 2nd trailer is a decent length and you can SEE it. Just remember that it is there for lane changes, turns onto streets (go wide enough), ect.
boogie_4wheel 05/27/17 11:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Loose 7 pin plug

Take male end and bend the metal tabs inward slightly. This will get them to make better contact.
boogie_4wheel 05/17/17 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Charge On the Go

It will charge via the 7-pole plug; the same plug used for the trailers exterior lighting and brakes. It is possible that your truck's charging circuit to the trailer connection is not working correctly.
boogie_4wheel 05/13/17 10:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Air bags and Equalizer????

Why in the world would you do this? Leave the bars on until you are disconnected from the trailer. Rough terrain? Ok. And? There is practically no reason to disconnect WDH bars while connected to the TV. If I'm headed into the woods or desert and cross a washout, as the rear axle drops into the low spot, the hitch bars can become overloaded and bend. This is a condition that is a little more excessive than a steep gas station entry.
boogie_4wheel 05/12/17 10:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air bags and Equalizer????

I disconnect my bars for the rough stuff (Equalizer 4-Way). Dont worry about the rear sagging for the off-road section; you aren't going that fast.
boogie_4wheel 05/12/17 06:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trans temp and diff temp...on same gauge question

Thermocouple wiring is what you are talking about.
boogie_4wheel 05/11/17 01:32pm Towing
RE: US 89 Flagstaff to Kanab Utah

89 from Cameron to about Willow Springs is rough. Go 75+ and get some tires off the ground kind of rough... I doubt ADOT has done much maintenance since I've driven that road last spring. Hauling horses, I do the Vegas route. Less turns and steep roads. Going through Page is more scenic though. Pick your poison.
boogie_4wheel 05/02/17 12:01pm Roads and Routes
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