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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
RE: A/C Overloading My Generator

Mine won't pack the A/C when idling in eco mode. Flip the switch off to run the gen at full speed. Another thing to try is flipping the A/C too fan-only and letting it run for a coupe seconds before selecting A/C. This will reduce the peak inrush on startup.
boogie_4wheel 04/30/17 01:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: DC clamp meter recommendation

I have an Extech clamp meter that will do dc on the clamp, and will measure peak inrush current. I don't have it in front of me or I'd list the model.
boogie_4wheel 04/28/17 11:58am Tech Issues
RE: GMC 3500HD with Gooseneck hitch but want to use BW Companion

Keep the gooseneck hitch you have and use the Andersen gooseneck adapter. Andersen Ultimate Gooseneck Hitch Adapter
boogie_4wheel 04/27/17 08:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Making a patio if no cables

+1 in the jack stand idea. That's what we do too.
boogie_4wheel 04/23/17 06:54pm Toy Haulers
RE: auxiliary fuel tank

Fuel can be pushed out of the overflow depending on tank design when the tank is filled to the brim. Had 2 trucks with aux tanks and no issue if I left a little air gap in the tank.
boogie_4wheel 04/10/17 06:15pm Beginning RVing
RE: I just took my airbags off of my truck

For your 'ping tank', temporarily plumb in one of those 5g tanks from Harbor Freight for $30.
boogie_4wheel 04/10/17 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: FREE Legal Boondocking in Moab, UT

Stayed on 142 a few weeks ago. Easy to get a rig in there. The wash is traveled and beat down enough that you shouldn't have to worry. Didn't explore around the area, stayed West of where the road first forks. Nice and flat but was clay, so beware of you are in there during rain.
boogie_4wheel 04/07/17 05:49pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 373 gear ratio vs. 410 gear ratio

I agree with ib516 and ScottG. How much weight are you pulling? I had a GCW of 17,800lbs a couple weeks ago, and am pleased with my 3.73.
boogie_4wheel 04/06/17 12:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Question for you master mechanics

If it lost a plug, it would still easily run on 7 (or even less for that matter). Does it have any oil in it? It could have seized, and broke free when it cooled. It started back up later after it had cooled, but rattled from the lack of oil pressure. It stalled again in only a few hundred feet as the rings dug into the cylinder walls. If that is the case, the engine is garbage. At a minimum, the engine will need to be bored, and new pistons and rings. The crank bearings may have survived, but the valvetrain will be trashed so you can expect cams and rocker arms to be scored. For oil starvation, it may be cheaper to find a replacement engine from a wrecked vehicle.
boogie_4wheel 04/02/17 03:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for an RV transporter in the Denver CO area

Having carried 6k in the back of an '01 Dodge dually (scaled 14.5k gvw), and been at 27k gcw a few times with that truck, I think I would move it with the truck. Your tire capacity is capable of the weight. It isn't any different than the hotshot rigs running 4-5 car wedge trailers with 350/3500 series trucks.
boogie_4wheel 03/01/17 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
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