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RE: wd question

If it came with it, then you can use it. On my combo, my trailer ranges at 6k-7k depending on toys (more TW without bikes). I do not use a WD. No loss of steering feel that I can tell, and the amount of squat is minimal.
boogie_4wheel 05/15/15 01:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Zion NP to Flagstaff

Do not pull your trailer through the park... Take 59/389 from Hurricane to Fredonia. North on 89A from Fredonia to Kanab. East on 89 from Kanab to Page to Flagstaff. An alternate (harder pull up in to the trees, but more scenic) would be to take 89A south out of Fredonia to Jacob Lake to Bitter Springs to Flagstaff. The road from the bottom of the switchbacks East of Jacob Lake to Bitter Springs does not have a shoulder and is a little rougher. But, it is worth it. If you hate hills, hate going slow, hate roads with limited passing zones, or hate nice views, then don't go this way. For a light vehicle/car, going through Jacob Lake is slightly quicker. Which is the better? You decide. Look at some Google Earth Pics overlooking the Vermillion Cliffs and Marble canyon area. If I didn't have inlaws that still lived in Page, I wouldn't take the Page route near as much.
boogie_4wheel 05/15/15 07:45am Roads and Routes
RE: How do I level a dual axle trailer???

I will block 1 or both axles on the side depending on how much lift I need. 1 axle gives you half the lift of the block height; so 1 2X10 = 1.5" thick will give you 1.5" lift when placed under both axles, but will give you only 3/4" lift when placed under one axle. I'm cheap, and carry scrap lumber for leveling. But for you, go get some more blocks so that you can build enough of a ramp and have enough lift as required.
boogie_4wheel 05/14/15 04:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Stiff Neck --- New Radar Assisted Car Any Help??

Our Buick Enclave has both the backup camera and the radar sensors. The sensors work really well at sensing items behind the car/SUV/crossover/minivan without sliding doors. Ours will pick up most squared off curbs. Will pick up walls/fencing to the side as I approach it (even if I would not hit them if I continued to back up straight. I have a carport on the side of the house, 3" square tubing, covered with tin. The sensors will notify me of the carport while I'm backing under it, so it is picking up a 3" wide piece of steel that is ~2' to the side of it as it approaches. Now a backup camera is a cheap addition to your existing vehicle, and can help in many situations, but I find that I don't actually look at the camera display very much (unless I'm hooking to a trailer or backing up close to something, or when the sensors alert me of something). For what it's worth. I almost always park farther out in the parking spaces, usually pull through or on the end, or back in. I look and hope for nobody crammed next to me, makes it easier to load kids in the car seats.
boogie_4wheel 05/14/15 09:48am Tech Issues
RE: Rearview camera on highway

Order the backup camera of your choice, then power it differently. An easy way to do it would be to grab power from a marker light but then your lights must always be on. Or you could pull a dedicated power source to the back of the trailer. The only difference is how you wire/power it.
boogie_4wheel 05/12/15 10:29am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Alternator Question

With the burb, turn on all electrical loads (lights, fan at max speed, ect). Then push/pull/wiggle the small plug (2 wire?) on the alternator. Listen for a change in engine speed and load. We found this to be the culprit on an '01 Dodge last year. The contacts inside the little plug had lost their 'spring' and no longer made good contact on the alternator to trigger it to charge.
boogie_4wheel 05/11/15 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Leveling my trailer. Do things settle?

The internals will flex and bow over time, and even as the frame twists slightly during leveling. I just get it close and comfortable. I just place a torpedo level on the trailer frame on the tongue to get my front-back, and across the frame to get side to side. I did learn that the ripples in the siding on the nose are perfect to the frame, so I jam a level against the siding for my side-side leveling.
boogie_4wheel 05/08/15 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Would You Tow This??

The only thing that raises an eyebrow on me is the loaded rear axle weight. Close to max tire rating, just watch what you load in the bed of the truck or in the front of the trailer beyond what you already have. I'd run it!
boogie_4wheel 05/08/15 09:28am Towing
RE: Electric Brakes question

There is a debate on soldering versus crimping (crimp nut, butt connector), and I've done both. Regardless of which you choose, I always do this; Smear liquid tape or rtv over the connection (over the solder joint or over the crimp) then slide heat shrink over the connection before the goop dries. Apply a heat gun starting in the middle and work your way to each end. This will squish the goop through the shrink and out the ends, covering the connection and surrounding area, and will result in a watertight connection that is much better than shrink alone.
boogie_4wheel 05/06/15 03:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Installing Aux Fuel tank in Bed of Ram 3500 Dually.

The factory fuel tank is vented separately from the hose you are seeing on the filler neck. There is a vent to atmosphere located on the top of the tank. You can plumb in to the filler neck on the backside of the filler door for your aux.
boogie_4wheel 05/04/15 12:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding more 12 volt outlet

I would add a dedicated circuit for the plug(s). Pull power directly from battery (fused). Add small $5 relay from parts store to supply power to plugs, and that is triggered by any keyed power source (the wipers, power windows, heater controls, ect) that is easily accessible at the interior fuse panel.
boogie_4wheel 05/04/15 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Campers & Lake Powell

You've got 4wd, boondock at Lone Rock. Then anchor/tie the boat a few feet off the sand right in front of your camp. Last I remember, Stateline ramp came out of the water before the Wahweap ramp did. But I haven't been down there lately... You could also stick it in the water at Lone Rock. I launched/retrieved a 19' runabout Lone Rock in a 2wd dually years back. The farther north on the beach, the harder the ground is. As you go south the ground gets more sandy and 4wd is a must. Being June, you might expect to have to run down the beach a little ways. Don't forget to air down if you need to!
boogie_4wheel 05/04/15 09:51am Truck Campers
RE: Wife would like an acadia,traverse,or enclave 09 or 10 ???

07-09 (and some people reported on the 2010) having multiple; 1. Transmission wave plate failures. Causes loss of gears 1-3-5-R. 2. Timing chain premature wear. Check engine light, then grows from there. We have a 2012 Enclave (AWD, 7-passenger, tow package). It has the DI engine. Absolutely love it except the 19" wheels (tires are expensive and limited). We've just passed 50k on it and not one complaint. The Buick is rated to tow less than the Traverse/Acadia cousins because of the different suspension, but share identical drivetrain. Tow/Haul mode on the transmission does just like all other T/H equipped vehicles, and it does work well. You can also lock out gears as you wish when placed in 'manual' mode, only being able to lock out top gears (allowing 1-5, 1-4, 1-3 ect, and locking it in 1st if you wish). I've towed with ours, but not heavy 2000-2500 lbs, and it did great. On the interstate running 70 it pulled the flats in 6th, hills were 5th, and steep hills 4%+ were in 4th. When empty it will pull most hills in 5th. Any receiver hitch slop his kinda loud inside the cabin. There are guys on the Traverse & Acadia forums pulling normal mid 20' trailers and happy with results. With the 3rd row seats popped up the storage is very limited. With them down there is a ton of room. Wife gets 20mpg on here 70hwy/30city driving. Get 23-24 on the highway. Really flogging it on speed brought it back to 21-22. For a TT, the similar sized Tahoe would be the way to go. A popup, or short/light TT the Lambda would do the job. Remember it is more of a car based vehicle.
boogie_4wheel 05/01/15 07:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Def fluid in new Ram

I will have had it 2 years the 9th of this month and have 29,000 miles on it...zero issues with DEF..... Parents have a '14 and run the boxes from WalMart. Nearing 30k miles on it as well, 80% towing 16k+ weight.
boogie_4wheel 05/01/15 07:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor oil weight for triton v10

Thanks LVJ58. Gonna top it off and head to coos bay, or You shouldn't "top it off" with a different weight of oil than what's already in it. If you don't know what's in it, then change it. Bill And why not? It will mix right in.
boogie_4wheel 04/30/15 02:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 89 north from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park

Good 2-lane with a few passing lanes. Watch your speed as you start the decent into Mt Carmel Junction (about 17mi north of Kanab). With the exception of a couple large climbs/decents, the road is rolling hills and some curves that will make you drop the throttle but nothing major. That will be the easiest route for you to take, and there is no reason to worry. Good 2 lane road with a major slide area recently repaired. What slide area was there here? Are you thinking about the Big Cut south of Page?
boogie_4wheel 04/30/15 08:40am Roads and Routes
RE: Best future tow vehicle

Is a V8 a necessity or would a straight six like in the Trailblazer be good How about the TrailBlazer with the V8 'hint hint'
boogie_4wheel 04/29/15 02:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: F250 6.2L vs. 6.7L TD

On those two trucks with your current trailer, I would take the gasser. Are you going to be happy with the strip-model diesel, just because of the engine? Or would you rather be more 'comfortable' with all the things that make life worth living (like power mirrors)?
boogie_4wheel 04/29/15 02:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What's the longest you've stayed at one CG?

About 7mo one time (240mi from house, 80-something from work) in a camp ground. After that I was able to get the trailer into a mobile home park a whole lot closer to work, and it stayed parked for 19mo before the job finished.
boogie_4wheel 04/29/15 11:51am Travel Trailers
RE: 921 and 1156 LED Upgrade FAIL

I did 1157 amber LEDs on the front of a '97 GMC truck I had. The light output wasn't quite as bright as the incandescent bulbs, but it was close. They were in clear housings. Only place I've ever got LEDs that I wanted to matter, was from SuperBrightLEDs. Here is a link to what I used on that truck. 1157 Amber This was a few years ago, and there are many more options available now. Look at your mounting depth, and how the socket is arranged (directly in the back, to the side), and do you have a reflector in the light housing that radially mounted LEDs could shine off of. You could also stick in some alum foil to reflect light from the backside.
boogie_4wheel 04/29/15 10:13am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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