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RE: Ram 3500 MPG

I'm in the passenger seat of a '14 4wd crew dually, flying across New Mexico. Truck has 3.73 and is the 68rfe. Towing a 24' goose with a 40hp tractor (I guess 8k load). Running 75, we have been at 9-10.5mpg. I've covered over 2k in the last week. Running about 50mph brought it up to 12mpg (slick roads and single digit temps). Personally, I'm not too impressed. Wish we would have brought my '05, better fuel economy. I bet my 05 would get 12-13mpg. And this truck has taken 3 2.5g jugs of def on this trip so far, and might have room for a 4th during our 500 remaining miles. Goes like mad up the hills though; we haven't backed out of the throttle the whole trip. This truck normally pulls a horse trailer that is around 16k, and gets about 9 at 60-65, and we are a little more focused on throttle position (fuel mileage). Turns 2k at about 75mph
boogie_4wheel 03/04/15 08:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Narrow driveway, pull in or back in?

In a perfect world, you will dodge and hit the exact same locations if you are pulling the trailer forward or pushing it backward. Your truck still has the same turning radius going either direction, and your trailer is still the same length. The difference is that while backing up, you can jackknife the trailer and push a short distance before you need to pull forward to straighten out the truck and continue your backing up. If you can back it in, you can pull it out. And if you can pull it in, it can be backed out. I feel that it is easier to pull in to a tight spot, but you still gotta get out of there. An option is to use a front mounted receiver hitch on the truck. This increases the maneuverability of the truck/trailer combo because you can now swing the tongue of the trailer faster by steering the truck. Before I was able to widen my gate I HAD to use my front hitch to get my trailer in to the side yard. I'm at the end of a cul-de-sac so my lot is pie shaped, and I have a fire hydrant in the corner of my driveway. I must dodge the hydrant, then back at an angle to miss the overhang of my garage, then pivot back to keep the trailer from hitting the gate. I couldn't do it with an ex cab short bed truck from the rear. Now I can pull my trailer in/out using the rear hitch of my crew/long truck. It just goes to show the added maneuverability.
boogie_4wheel 02/25/15 09:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Why all the hate on 1/2 ton tvs

I'd much rather tow a 7k trailer that was 18' long vs the same weight trailer that was 30'. There is a lot more leverage on that longer trailer that will push the tow vehicle around. Half ton trucks now exceed the power that BB gas and early diesels were making 20 years ago. That doesn't mean that the current half ton will handle the weight better than a 20yr old 8-lug single wheel, it just means that the half ton might go faster.
boogie_4wheel 02/02/15 02:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cold (Fridid) Weather Start Diesel?????

I wanted to get in here and brag about my Dodge firing w/o block heater at -25*F, but everybody has already said that you shouldn't have an issue... Did have a '95 PSD that hated cold weather, but it had a number less than 8 of the glow plugs that were functional.
boogie_4wheel 01/28/15 11:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Headers for a 1988 Ford 460 engine

Banks used to carry a couple kits for the FI 460. I remember looking at them when I had a '90 truck.
boogie_4wheel 01/27/15 07:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leaving seat while driving

Not quite the same, but similar. Back when I was running a tow truck I got a call out. 15 pass Ford van converted to 4wd, one of those adventure style rigs. Family of 4 on a 2-lane road 65mph limit. Wife get's up to prepare the kids something to eat, front tire blows, van rolls killing both parents, kids are fine. The front passenger seat area was perfectly in tact and she would have survived if she would have been in her seat and buckled. The driver's seat however was completely crushed and there was no chance of survival. Each situation and accident is different. The van could have rolled differently and she could have been killed while in the seat but survived because she was loose in the back, surrounding terrain also plays a big roll in an accident as soon as the vehicle leaves the pavement. My wife will not get up to just turn around in her seat to tend to a kid in the crew cab truck. If she can't deal with the issue from a buckled position, we take the next exit.
boogie_4wheel 01/24/15 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Glacier National Park

We stayed at the Mountain Meadow RV Park near the West entrance. I would easily stay there again; hey would be my first call. Sites are in wooded area, it was quiet but not very far from main road, close proximity to Glacier entrance, FHU, many sites are pull through if that matters to you. Stayed there about 2yrs ago.
boogie_4wheel 01/14/15 04:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Route from Salt Lake City to Moab-with 5th wheel

Spanish Fork through Price to Green River to Moab is the route to take. Over half of the route between Spanish Fork and Price is multi lane. Road does get a little twisty on the downhill coming in to Price. There is no reason whatsoever to go down to Cove Fort and take I-70 directly from I-15.
boogie_4wheel 01/13/15 01:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: Smallest toyhaulers thread?

Forest River makes some short ones starting around 16' There was a super short (I think it was 12-14') from Dunesport.
boogie_4wheel 01/07/15 01:29pm Toy Haulers
RE: Scangauge used on a DP

You need the ScanGauge D. As Big Katuna said, look for the round connector near the steering column (just like you would an OBDII on a light duty vehicle). ScanGauge D Link
boogie_4wheel 01/05/15 02:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: From Van With Porti-Potti to Truck?

Crew cab Dodge with the fold flat floor option. The rear seat is a 60/40. Let him sit on the passenger side (60), and leave the driver portion folded. There is a 3pc (per side) that hinges out from under the seat bottom when the seat is folded up. It gives you a sturdy and flat surface for the bowl. Add a piece of rubber mat to help keep the bowl from sliding around. The back seat of a half-ton Ford is HUGE in my opinion. And I remember the floor to be flat as well. That is another option. http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae83/KA1OTE/2012%20Ram%20Laramie%20CC/Fold%20Flat%20Floor/IMG_0013_zpsf64ee1ae.jpg
boogie_4wheel 12/31/14 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Remote TV speakers

The headphone jack by itself will not power large speakers. The 4 speakers should be powered by a radio/unit somewhere. Your TV would be connected to the radio (assuming it has an aux input port) so that it can amplify the tv sound signal to the speakers.
boogie_4wheel 12/09/14 04:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Anything bigger than a Smart car?

A few years ago before 'garages' were the norm, people were stuffing Jeeps/rockcrawlers/sand rails in them. Or maybe they were just ripping out the garage wall... I read where one guy had a Miata in there (only slightly larger than a Smart). The limiting factor in most of the TH's now is the garage length, not necessarily the carrying capacity. Because of the popularity of the SxS, the TH builders have adapted to building only up to their size, and leaving the rest of the trailer for a HUGE living space. If I remember correctly, Forest River Work & Play is one that you may be interested in.
boogie_4wheel 12/04/14 06:31am Toy Haulers
RE: 2006 Ram 2500 CTD advice needed

He didn't mention which battery that wire was hiding behind, but I'll start with the driver side... Post #9 on the CumminsForum link says Driver's side batt.
boogie_4wheel 12/02/14 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Problem with trailer brakes

Lift each tire (1 at a time with a jack placed under the spring perch on the axle). While the tire is in the air, spin it then you or a helper can hit the controller override lever to engage the trailer brakes. This will show you if you have one or more brakes that are not functioning. This will most likely not show a 'weak' brake, but will show one that isn't working at all. Now that you know which brake(s) is not functioning, you can go more in depth to find out the reason why (adjustment issue, faulty wiring, bad magnet, contamination, ect).
boogie_4wheel 12/01/14 10:21am Travel Trailers
RE: 7.3 PSD Excursion towing Video

"I'm really digging the "service engine soon" light on your dash while you beat the ballsack off your 7.3?" I laughed at the CEL being on, along with the POS Glowshift gasser boost/vacuum gauge. I guarantee quieter cabin and better mileage if he would let it upshift on the downhill and flats. But for all I know it could be like 99% of the X's I see and be on 35"+.
boogie_4wheel 11/26/14 08:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Winter Camping skills/ideas

I cut 1" foam insulation panels and covered the windows, and between the screen and entry door in the gap created there. Put duct tape over the cut edge to keep the foam 'snow pellets' from getting everywhere. Helps keep the trailer warm inside. And of course the pillows that go in the roof vents. The only down side to all this is it's dark.
boogie_4wheel 11/25/14 04:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Air in water lines

I use air only every year. Come first use, I just open each faucet (hot then cold) and the toilet to bleed the air from the lines. Never an issue after the few minute procedure.
boogie_4wheel 11/18/14 12:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: trouble loading Harley

I'd block up the ramp a couple inches underneath the feet on the door (2x4, 2x6, whatever scrap you have laying around). My trailer has 3 feet on the ramp, I would just block underneath those to hold the ramp off the ground slightly. You and the bike 'should' be able to climb the quick transition from ground to ramp; it will be just like going up a squared curb onto a sidewalk. The only issue you may have is your leg length if you are a shorter person.
boogie_4wheel 11/18/14 07:01am Toy Haulers
RE: pros and cons of toy hauler

I love the additional height inside my TH. I'm 6'2" and have no issues in the shower with the added height! That was one of the reasons I bought a TH, because I don't have a clearance issue anywhere in my trailer. The only time I have fuel vapor/smell issues is when I load a 'toy' while it is still warm. The heat from the engine will heat the fuel tank. When the tank heats, the fumes expand and are pushed out of the breather, and then it smells like a opened tank of gas. Earlier in the year I was using my trailer for a garage for my street bike while I was working on the road. If I decided to bring the bike in quickly because of weather conditions, I would run a small personal fan right at the engine to help it cool quickly and it solved the fume issue. Be sure to turn off fuel petcocks on the carbureted toys before transport.
boogie_4wheel 11/17/14 11:18am Toy Haulers
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