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RE: 1 ton truck and AF 990?

With that weight, how are you not over your tire capacity now? DRW is a no brainer.
boogie_4wheel 02/06/16 09:26am Truck Campers
RE: Transmission Drain Plug - Add On - Anyone done this

I've installed 2 that you get from the local auto parts store for $7 or whatever they cost. They use a chinsy washer that causes them to seep fluid; both my trucks would accumulate enough fluid to form a drop, but never hit the driveway. They don't get all the fluid out because of the protrusion, but makes for a much cleaner job. Take a look at internals to make sure they're is enough clearance for the drain assembly and not contact the valvebody or a solenoid.
boogie_4wheel 02/04/16 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Drop camper to launch boat?

Leave the TC on the truck and drive to the bottom and turn around like a normal person. There is no need to back down from the top or use a front hitch. It will take more lean that any ramp I've ever been on to flip a truck and TC over. Stolen from another forum member... http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i419/insp1505/20120623_2978.jpg
boogie_4wheel 02/03/16 06:37am Truck Campers
RE: Help figuring out my truck's rated payload

The front axle should be a Dana 60 and the rear is a Dana 80. GCWR should be around 20K lbs. TTB front (D60 if it was a 4wd), and Sterling 10.25 rear.
boogie_4wheel 02/02/16 10:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help Understanding How Factories Detemine Truck Weights

Manufacturers usually figure driver weight of a 14 year old girl, and use a scale that is probably a little more accurate than the quarry down the road. I've had my current truck on 3 different scales (rock yard, at the dump, and highway inspection), and the difference was in the hundreds of pounds. I took my previous truck ('97 half ton GMC) to a local $5 scale and it weighed 7200 empty, went to the CAT scale at the truck stop the next day and it was 5900 (me, full fuel, in bed tool box, and fiberglass camper shell). The CAT scale said 6700lb hitched to my trailer, which was still less than the other scale said I was empty. To have one vary a couple hundred pounds is no big deal (to me). There will be a percentage of error, and a light duty truck will be hard to read because you are pulling onto a scale that has the ability to read in excess of 25k pounds per axle or pad.
boogie_4wheel 01/31/16 08:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Charge Batteries by Idling Tow Vehicle?

Usually, the tow vehicle will already be charging the trailer battery(s) when connected via the 7 (or 6 pole) plug. YOUR vehicle will determine if the tow vehicle 12V supply is powered while the ignition is in the off position. Tow vehicle trailer plugs are usually fused or have a circuit breaker at 30A. I have left my truck plugged in for awhile before bedtime to assist the trailer battery during colder camping while running the propane heater. I've also hooked a car to the trailer using jumper cables and left the car idling overnight to keep the furnace running when power was lost in the trailer park (and it was -20*F).
boogie_4wheel 01/26/16 10:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Shockwave TH Window Resealing

Jonmf, For what it's worth, my '10 Shockwave did the exact same thing on every window. No leaks at the windows that I could tell. I just left it.
boogie_4wheel 01/11/16 09:27am Toy Haulers
RE: Heated RV Drinking Water Hose

Sounds like a failed heater hose. I made my own using the EasyHeat product electrical taped to the water hose, and then cheap foam pipe insulation over that. Worked in -20*F, but I also left a little bit on each end of the hose to wrap the trailer connection and the water spigot. I don't doubt that the Camco hose is a good product, and should have been fine, you need to swap it out for another one.
boogie_4wheel 12/28/15 02:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: How many pounds is 6 tons?

Came across a semi a few years ago, stuck in the middle of nowhere on Cottonwood canyon Rd (Southern Utah, near Kodachrome). Driver from Canada headed to I don't remember where, had made it about 25mi down a 40mi dirt road before he got to a tight uphill turn. As he backed down to swing wider, the trailer tires went up the high-side of the hill and lifted his passenger side drive wheels off the ground. Luckily we were able to get up on the hill side in my truck and get around him and continue on (where we later broke a rear brake line). I don't know what goes through these peoples' heads. 'Most' of us would have taken an alternate route when the pavement ended, but no, this guy keeps rollin right on along. Here is where he got stuck. The north part of the route is where the pavement ends. Map
boogie_4wheel 12/28/15 12:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Disabled Tow Vehicle, Alternatives?

There are many places that rent out 3/4T+ trucks, and I am not aware of them not allowing towing. http://www.barcorentatruck.com/ Go rent the Home Depot truck, or it seems like any GM truck/SUV vehicle I ever got from Enterprise had a receiver on it, hint hint. Move your trailer. Once upon a few years ago I almost picked up a GM half ton and was going to use it to move my trailer ~300mi :B
boogie_4wheel 12/22/15 12:21pm Towing
RE: Wet Bowl or Dry Bowl?

Drain the bowl. The gas will evaporate over time anyways, so if you leave it full at shutdown, a majority of it will be gone come next month.
boogie_4wheel 12/22/15 12:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Best towing vehicles for best MPGs

Big truck and little trailer. Pulled my friend's 8' popup with my sig truck and had 2 dirt bikes in the back. Got 17mpg running 70 and passed everything we caught up to. With my sig trailer I get around 12 at 60-65.
boogie_4wheel 12/22/15 07:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Best route from St. George, UT to Bryce Canyon

Having been through Zions numerous times in cars/motorcycles, I would never pull a 31' trailer along Rte-9 through Zions National Park during peak season. Being March, the traffic/tourists/congestion will be down, and it is do-able. If you want to enjoy it, ditch the trailer and just take the truck through the park. Easiest route is to go North on I-15 to Hwy-20 and over to Panguitch and back South to Bryce. An alternate would be to go along 389 to Fredonia then North through Kanab/ect to Bryce. Hwy 20 will be the fastest/easiest for you. 389/89 will take longer but slightly more scenic. Taking the 14 over Cedar Mountain (East out of Cedar City) is a huge climb followed by decent, but still better than pulling through Zions. Taking the 9 through Zions will be the most scenic but the slowest route. It is the fastest route if you are on a motorcycle/small car though :B
boogie_4wheel 12/21/15 11:38am Roads and Routes
RE: SPOT, DeLorme, or ?

SPOT 100% rebate through the end of December. SPOT Gen3 owner here. Used it in the Utah Swell area earlier this year (not SOS, but to check in while on trip). http://findmespot.com/FREE/lander.php?refer=FrontpageBanner
boogie_4wheel 12/10/15 02:01pm Technology Corner
RE: What is your SRW truck payload?

'05 Dodge 2500, quad/long, 4wd... see sig. 9k GVWR, 3195lb 17" tire rating. 7400lbs empty with just me and full fuel (no hitches, bed cover, tools, ect). This was weighed at a local gravel yard when I went to get some rock, so it could be a little high or a little low. I do not have the camper package. If you stick to GVWR, you've got a whopping 1500lbs. I've loaded up 2500lb worth of gravel, and was at 9900lb GVW, with 5460lb on the rear axle. Rear was a little squishy and if I was to make a habit of it, the rear suspension would need some help (bags, timbrens, stock upper overloads, ect). I would have no reservations about running 2500-3000 in the bed of my truck (we were TC shopping earlier this year to replace the TH). If it were a 3500, it would have come with the factory overloads, and a higher GVWR, but all other items are the same as the 2500 for this era (axle, brakes). Just front and rear springs varied depending on what boxes were checked during build.
boogie_4wheel 12/07/15 07:50am Truck Campers
RE: Pick Up towing a Van

I'd add a bunch of weight in the bed of the F150, sand/concrete bags, something to increase the rear axle weight. I pulled a Jeep CJ with a 1 ton SRW truck and could feel it back there, you have the weights reversed. Key in the UNLOCK position so that the front tires can steer in the turns. If not it will push the rear of the truck.
boogie_4wheel 12/04/15 08:17am Dinghy Towing
RE: Residential frig below freezing in very cold weather?

If inside temp drops below fridge set point, then inside fridge will be same. Electricity near by? Place a space heater in front of the fridge to help it to keep from freezing.
boogie_4wheel 12/03/15 06:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump pressure switch Q.

It might take a minute or so to re-pressurize before the pump shuts itself off IF the system doesn't have a leak or if another faucet isn't open. A literal minute? Mine loads up and shuts off in 2-4 seconds. Same with the horse trailer LQ.
boogie_4wheel 12/03/15 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Question on UltraHeat tank heater systems

The heat pads cannot be used on a double wall. As Dave said, the tanks are supposed to be partially full to help absorb the amount of heat that they give off. I have twin 40g holding tanks and bought the 120VAC pads. They did a great job on my exposed tanks in -20*F (trailer was skirted with OSB). If you were to travel, then the combo AC/DC pads could be a benefit, but heating elements work via electrical current and would have the ability to pull the battery(s) down quickly. They would be powered separately, you would turn on/plug in the AC plug or flip on the DC switch; they will not automatically switch over.
boogie_4wheel 11/24/15 09:02am Tech Issues
RE: Letting my truck sit for 6 months over winter

My Dodge sometimes sits for a couple months without being touched. Full diesel, no additives necessary unless you are worried about gelling. I connect a battery maintainer under the hood and shut it (keeps the snow of the maintainer). No worries about the tires, or oil or other fluids.
boogie_4wheel 11/24/15 07:36am Tow Vehicles
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