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RE: Colorado Driving

You are worried about a 7.3L with 125k on it? Ha ha ha ha. Take your trailer and have fun. I had a '95 PSD that had twice that amount of miles before it finally started to slip the torque converter clutch. Ran like a dream, minus about half the glow plugs being inop. Mileage is like age, it's just a number! You should not be concerned with the elevation, you are turbo charged. Expect a little more smoke before the turbo spools up. Take your combo, unless you don't like your trailer.
boogie_4wheel 08/03/15 08:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Portable Compressor for Air Bags

Set the bags to the pressure you need, then leave them for the trip. No need to bleed them every day unless you like wasting time. You may need to add some air during the trip if there is a small leak. Any 12V compressor would work. Something cheap from Walmart, there isn't a lot of volume in the bags.
boogie_4wheel 08/03/15 08:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winter water supply

Spent 2 winters in northern Nevada (-20*F). My trailer is an exposed belly, no frills unit. I used pressured water from the spigot. I added the 'Easy Heat' heat tape to my water hose, and held in place with electrical tape. The t-stat was placed about a foot from the trailer end, went to the trailer city connection and wrapped around the 90* fitting, then back along the hose to the spigot. Had ordered enough to give me a couple feet at the spigot to wrap around the valve and line in to the ground. Hose was then covered with foam insulation, and fiberglassed the water connection and wrapped with a plastic trash bag. I used a stick on holding tank heater to the gray and black tanks from Ultra Heat. 120VAC only for me. I drained only when tanks were full, to keep from possibly icing my drain line. Whole trailer was skirted with the thinnest OSB I could find, and was backed with 1" foil lined styrofoam insulation. I also installed the styrofoam in the windows and entry door, cut to fit, and wrapped the edges with duct tape to keep the foam balls from being everywhere. I also swapped out the single power outlet for a dual unit on the back side of the fridge, plugged in a low wattage bulb and covered a majority of the fridge vents to keep it working properly. I survived.
boogie_4wheel 08/03/15 04:50pm Full-time RVing
RE: Brake controller and 12 volt power line?

My thought was just run a fused 10ga wire from an axillary ignition switched fuse in the fuse box to the trailer plug as it seems that simple but maybe its not? No, run dedicated feed directly from the battery, fused or circuit breaker, to the brake controller inside the cab. Brake controllers are 'hot' all the time regardless of key position. The Taco could be had with a 7-pole from the factory. Look in the wiring loom on the frame rail for additional conductors (red and blue) for the charge line and brake feed. I would probe around above the axle to see if they are there, and then work your way back.
boogie_4wheel 08/03/15 12:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: measuring shock

Typically, you will need: 1) type of mount at each end of the shock (threaded shaft, round bushing, etc) 2) shock length at full compression 3) shock length at full extension If you call Rancho, they may be able to figure it out without you needing to remove it for the measurements (for example, they may know which shock it is by visual construction details of the shock along with the diameter). Steve ^^^ This! Any shock manufacturer can, and any parts store SHOULD be able to get you something based on this information. I remember spec'ing shocks based on this info for custom suspension setups for offroad using books. Page after page, looking at the compressed and extended measurements trying to find something that would fit.
boogie_4wheel 08/03/15 11:26am Tech Issues
RE: Battery cutoff switch

Mine will keep it from charging when open/off. It is in line between the convertor and the battery, located next to the convertor but is separate.
boogie_4wheel 08/03/15 11:23am Travel Trailers
RE: tow truck

Hard to start when cold? glow plug issue! Cummins = Grid Heater Extended cranking/hard starting can point to an injector issue. Leaking injector results in a rail pressure loss, and the computer will not fire them till above 5kpsi. Result is longer cranking times to build fuel rail pressure before fuel is actually injected. It's warm enough now that it should light pretty quickly without any intake heat.
boogie_4wheel 08/03/15 08:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody regret buying too much truck?

There is such a thing as too much truck? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8tRWgMEGGUs/UUeX0M81DEI/AAAAAAAAAJs/nT7JoGSTR7k/s800-Ic42/International%2525204400.JPG height=450 width=600 '07 International 4400 on 24.5", DT570/Allison, air everything. Hooked to a trailer that weighs about 700lbs. I couldn't see the ramp sticking up in the center mirror, couldn't see the trailer in the sides when they were adjusted correctly. "I couldn't feel it back there!" I have plenty of truck for my trailer (sig stuff). No regrets at all. No concern about hills, about wind, about what I load in the truck or trailer.
boogie_4wheel 08/03/15 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: diesel truck, limp mode question

The are many things that can cause the '05 to go to limp mode. Engine: Overboost: If I remember correctly it will limit rail pressure to 20kpsi, and something else. If an injector harness shorts to ground, the computer will drop those 3 cylinders (the front 3 or the rear 3, whichever half of the engine had the problem). There are many more. Transmission: Over temperature, 265* or something, the torque converter will lock and default to 2nd gear. Loss of overdrive relay will get you stuck in 3rd, but you can swap out the heater mirror relay to prove the relay itself is at fault. Loss of speed sensor will default you to 2nd, since the truck doesn't know how fast it is going. A lot of the time, a key cycle will get you rolling again if you are in the middle of nowhere. But checking code(s) are ideal.
boogie_4wheel 08/02/15 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Does my usage warrant diesel? Cummins 6.7 with AISIN...

The daily 5-7mi will not get it warm. The weekly 30mi will resolve that issue. The trailer is light, and you would probably be better off with the 6.4 (coming from a person that has a 5.9 CTD to pull a 6-7k trailer). Why Aisin? Save the money and get the 68 (the stock auto trans). My dad has a '14 pulling ~15k with the 68RFE, works great. I'm impressed and jealous of how nice it is. If you daily pulled, or the truck was strictly a trailer puller then you could maybe justify the Aisin, but not at your weight or towing frequency.
boogie_4wheel 07/30/15 12:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lite weight Toy Hauler

My '21 is right at 6k without water/toys/groceries/fuel. It would fit 2 4-wheelers in line (or side by side if one of those is not a utility unit), or 1 SxS (like a normal Polaris 800, it might fit the 800S, the 900XP nope (too wide to clear the kitchen. Mine is a front bed, side kitchen.
boogie_4wheel 07/30/15 12:38pm Toy Haulers
RE: Single or Double Rear Wheels?

The primary reason for a dually is the higher payload capacity. That weight of that trailer may have a pin weight that would require a dually. Many claim you need a dually (DRW) for the stability or you will be "white knuckled" the whole time you are towing. But stability is not a problem with single rear wheels (SRW) as long as you are within the truck load rating. ^^^ This! The axle rating (axle manufacturer not vehicle manufacturer) is very high, the weight capacity is limited by the wheel/tire bolted to it, and the spring pack sitting on top of it. The difference between the SRW and DRW axle is the width... Think about all the people that go to 19.5" wheels for the higher weight capacity. The longer wheelbase of the 8' bed will result in a slightly better ride in most conditions. I owned a handful of duallys and a few SRW. For the trailer and use you describe, it would be a no-brainer DRW truck for you. Load how you want and not be on the edge of tire capacity.
boogie_4wheel 07/30/15 08:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Toy Hauler for Hunting/Camping

Hi Everyone. Thinking of purchasing a Toy Hauler in the next while for hunting/camping. We are thinking of going with a pull style trailer as the truck has a big lift on it and would probably not be able to get a 5th wheel style. That said here are a few questions for the experts: 1) How well do the toy haulers do on gravel roads...I'm not talking 100km/h...slower speeds up to 100km into bush all gravel road maybe 5 times a year. What little offroad I've taken mine on, it does great. It actually rides very smooth even without 'toys'. I managed to not dump anything in the trailer cabinets/fridge. I once pulled it 350mi and the tv remote stayed on an 8"x24" shelf and never slid off. 2) Do the newer 2014+ campers fit a Ranger 900X utv into the back garage (was thinking of a 10 foot garage...dont want the utv in the living area). 3) How well do the TH pull empty... Pulls great, better than loaded because of the increased tongue weight when empty. My fresh is directly above the axles, black is forward, and gray is more forward. Works out great for me. 4) I realize that the next question is somewhat a matter of opinion...but what make do you guys suggest and what to stay clear off...ex: aluminum frame..... I like a steel frame because I can weld whatever/whenever I want; not that I have done anything special to this trailer though. Think about sleeping count with the toys loaded vs unloaded; do you want to be able to use the trailer with the SxS still in the trailer for any reason? Look at water capacities, aux fuel tank if desired, generator if desired, shower height if you are tall. Do you need an enclosed belly, ducted heat or tank heaters for sub freezing temp use? Thank you in advance.
boogie_4wheel 07/29/15 04:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: Loaded

Make them start riding dirt bikes, they take up less room! Ha ha. Cheap attempt at humor brought to you by a house full of XR's!
boogie_4wheel 07/29/15 02:29pm Toy Haulers
RE: Coil Spring Air bags - what PSI?

The truck still seems to sway back and forth a lot.... Make sure they are plumbed independent of each other, so that you have to fill each side separately. This will help with the side-side motion some.
boogie_4wheel 07/29/15 02:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Cat C7 Diesel Additive for Cold Weather

I run Howe's in my Dodge. Can get it at Walmart, most auto parts stores, most larger fuel stations that sell diesel. Kept me running at -25*F at 11k' in Colorado during the winter.
boogie_4wheel 07/27/15 06:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anybody using a 12v Air Conditioner?

The semi trucks don't have 12 V battery systems; 24V minimum and maybe 48. They are 12V systems. Batteries can be larger, but that depends on the chassis. Our International used 3 car-sized batteries. Military has (had?) 24V power. The lighting was still 12V (peeled from 1 battery), but had 24V starters, alternators, glow plugs.
boogie_4wheel 07/26/15 03:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Factory installed wrong size full tank

Brand new '01 Dodge was supposed to have the limited slip 3.55 axle, and said so on the window sticker. It was an open diff. We were always suspect since it didn't work worth a darn. Fluid change time came around and our suspicion proved true. It wasn't worth the fight for the cost of the 'upgrade'.
boogie_4wheel 07/16/15 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ATF Fluid which one

I ran Walmart SuperTech Dex in my '97 GM trans and t-case. Same brand of gearlube went in the differentials of that truck. Truck I have now gets the same Walmart fluids of required type/viscosity.
boogie_4wheel 07/16/15 12:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3 tow vehicle choices for single long haul tow-need help

Flex all the way. It will be the cheapest fuel wise, and the most comfortable, and the most dependable. The trailer is going to be empty (isn't it?). Flex without a doubt.
boogie_4wheel 07/15/15 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
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