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RE: Toy Hauler gas, oil and tire odors??

The only time I have any issue with odors is when I load the bikes while they are still hot. Engine heat cooks the gas tank and it pushes vapors out of the breather. Load them after they have cooled. Turn off the petcock (if you have one). Drain the bowl, or at least run it briefly. If your toy leaks anything, fix it first. We hauled 4 bikes to Moab; 3 in the trailer and the gooey 2 stroke that is seeping something from somewhere had to ride in the bed of the truck. 2.5 days of riding, and on the half day we showered and changed, loaded the bikes in the trailer at the very last (to allow them to cool), and there wasn't a smell 5hrs later when we got home. I travel with the roof vents open, and store it with them cracked. Shoot, I lived in my trailer for 2yrs on a job away from home, and used the trailer as a garage for both my street bike and dirt bike during the summer. The "load it when cool" rule is the only thing I had to worry about. Load one hot and 30min later it would stink of gas.
boogie_4wheel 12/06/17 03:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: Car Stereo Replacement in RV Problems

Just as ScottG said, you could have a mismatch of speaker impedance vs amplifier impedance. The stereo will have this shown on the identification sticker somewhere on the case, and look something like 2-4ohm out 4-8ohm, ect. The speakers will also have a sticker on the magnet indicating 4, 8, ect. If the impedance between the two are not matched, you will have lower sound quality and increased amplifier heat. Two 8ohm speakers being wired in parallel equals a 4ohm load, which would match the stereo amplifier impedance rating. Check these numbers and you may need to modify the speaker connections.
boogie_4wheel 11/24/17 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carrying spare bearing question

If you are going to carry a spare wheel bearing, carry the whole set; inner, outer, seal, castle nut, and pin. I would have the bearings packed, ready for install. Store bearings in a freezer Ziploc inside a small cardboard box.
boogie_4wheel 11/18/17 01:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is there such a thing has a toyhauler on a truck camper...

I've seen a TC for sale a few years ago that was manufactured with a door wide enough to accept a 4wheeler. The inside was of course open and minimal. I'd much rather haul my toy(s) on a small flatbed or enclosed behind my truck with a normal TC.
boogie_4wheel 11/11/17 05:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: Who makes a GOOD 4-pin installable plug?

I use the molded pre-wired flat-4 connectors. On the connections, I solder the wire, slobber some electrical liquid tape over it, then heat shrink over the liquid tape before it sets up. Shrink starting in the middle working your way out, squishing the liquid out the ends. Makes a waterproof connection. On the plug I just apply dielectric grease every so often.
boogie_4wheel 11/06/17 11:14am Towing
RE: SCUBA tanks for filling RV tires?

I've used one, and my FIL has one now. On a full tank you can fill numerous oversized offroad tires. The only hassle is getting them refilled, but they are awesome while in use. Don't get too hung up on steel vs alum tanks. For a comparable size the alum tank is a tiny bit heavier because a thicker wall is required for the pressure, but the alum tank will not rust, but it is easier to ding/damage.
boogie_4wheel 11/01/17 06:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Manual transmission conversion to Automatic Transmission

Swap in the stock 48RE 4spd auto trans. There have been quite a few people changing transmissions on the 3rd Gen Cummins. Some of them are pairs of guys getting together and swapping each other the necessary parts. You could even get away without swapping the steering column and doing a floor shifter. What your husband is thinking of doing has already been done numerous times. The Allison trans WILL require a standalone controller, and that will depend on what model you end up with. Using the stock 48RE will be a direct bolt on because the truck is already designed to accept that trans. Any other will require more work for crossmember, adapter(s). If truck is 4wd, using a different trans complicates and increases the cost of the install.
boogie_4wheel 11/01/17 12:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Page AZ

There is no direct access to the North Rim from Page by dirt, at least not easily. It would be a full day trip on a bike (running faster speeds than a SxS). Boondock north of Page where there is BLM, nothing easily accessible south of Page in the Rez. Lone Rock (pay to get in) gets you some beachfront camping, and a place to ride. For free, look at 'Seismograph' directly across from Greenhaven (unincoporated establishment on the east side of 89 right on the az/ut line). There is a pullout with a half paved road heading NW. Park where it turns to dirt. From there you can head west to the old bunker, then work your way south toward Lee's Ferry to the cliffs. From there you get a birds eye of Lee's Ferry (no water access, you are ~1000' above. Also boondock at or just east of Big Water just across the creek (road NP-230). Tons of riding at "The Moon" and this gets you to Alstrom Point overlooking Gunsight Butte (worth the trip). For North Rim access, you can boondock just about anywhere in the Kaibab Forest. Used to hunt south of Jacob Lake. I recommend the "3 Lakes" and "Mile and a Half" area, accessed be road 212 approx 9mi south of Jacob Lake. It is cold up there now, so plan/think about camping up there. Nothing stopping you from leaving the trailer and just doing a day trip from Page, or even from Kanab/Fredonia. I'm sure more will come to me... It's hard to beat Lone Rock (sandy), or Wahweap (hookups). Either will cost you to get into the park, but you can ride at Lone Rock.
boogie_4wheel 10/26/17 10:40am Toy Haulers
RE: Unleaded

I'm glad my gassers are low compression and handle 85 octane just fine. Some local area Maverik stations carry ethanol-free 88; it is a $.30 jump per gallon from 85, which sticks it close to the cost of 91.
boogie_4wheel 10/25/17 12:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Balancing 19.5's

I don't have 19.5s, but I run 6-7oz of airsoft pellets in each wheel on my 17s. It sounds like they didn't use enough beads in your tires (one or more requires a little more weight). Get them to add a little more, or you can purchase dynabeads and insert them through the valve stem; breaking the bead is not required.
boogie_4wheel 10/23/17 07:44pm Truck Campers
RE: 2006 Dodge 3500 4X4 Steering Wander

I have the steering box brace on mine too. Money well spent!
boogie_4wheel 10/09/17 11:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Month to month RV parks, Salt Lake City, UT

I've driven through the Mountain Shadows park in Draper. It looks decent, and there are plenty of full-time residents by the looks of it. Dont know what the 'night life' is like though. It is right next to Camping World. I live near the Pony Express. Very nice place; all pads are pull through and concrete. Gated entry. The downside is the price. Is walking distance to RV store if you need to fix anything. My parents have spent a few weekends here without complaints. Those are the only two I'm familiar with.
boogie_4wheel 09/25/17 11:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need 48re valve body recommendation

I have the TransGo kit in mine. Been in the truck for 2yrs now. I got it to remedy my 2-3-2-3 shift flutter under light throttle that is partially caused by the addition of my Edge chip. It did resolve the issue. I didn't drill the extra holes for the fast converter lockup. The valve body is easy to remove. If I were to do it again, I might go with the Revmax or other, but I wasn't willing to spend that amount at the time.
boogie_4wheel 09/17/17 10:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Winterized Camping

All of my tanks, and some plumbing is exposed (not covered belly). I used UltraHeat stick on tank heaters on my gray and black. They have a chart for what size heater depending on the tank capacity. For the exposed plumbing I used Easy Heat heat tape premade from Home Depot, and then covered it with foam insulation. I didn't use my fresh water tank. Another Easy Heat on my fresh hose. I bought this one longer than my hose and wrapped it around the spigot, then covered the spigot with fiberglass insulation then a heavy trash bag. With my trailer skirted with thin chipboard with 1" Styrofoam, I was good to -22*F. Without anything (insulation, skirting), the fresh water hose shushed in the mid 20's.
boogie_4wheel 09/15/17 07:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: How long do you plan to keep your TV

I plan to have my truck for many years to come (123k is all). My dodge replaced a '97 K1500 that was sold with 244k and not a thing wrong with it, only because my TH (sig) we just bought brand new was a little too much for the truck. Still brought it home with the dependable half ton. I've got a Ford Escape with 267k on it. I'll do a good job maintaining vehicles and run them till they can no longer be dependable or not get the job done.
boogie_4wheel 08/23/17 12:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pony Express RV Resort in Salt Lake City??

We stayed there one night & would again. Pull throughs so we didn't need to unhook. No food close, so bring some with you or maybe pizza delivery? That reminds me... While there is no food within a reasonable walking distance, there is a grocery store, BK, 2 pizza places, 2 Mexican food restaurants, subway and quiznos, and a Maverik fuel (cheaper than the Flying J and trailer friendly) all approx 1mi north of the CG.
boogie_4wheel 08/23/17 11:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pony Express RV Resort in Salt Lake City??

It is a couple minutes south of my house. My parents have stayed there a few weekends and enjoy it. Clean place. Gated entry. Kind of pricey. Looks like all spaces are pull though, and are concrete pads. Playground for kids, and dog areas as well.
boogie_4wheel 08/22/17 08:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tow vehicle question - Chevy 6.0L questions

The Denali trim gets you the 6.2L, not the 6.0L.
boogie_4wheel 08/18/17 03:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: New high (or low?) in overloading

Some Taco owners are nuts. I saw one earlier in the year towing a trailer identical to mine. Trailer is nearly 8k GVWR and has 900lb tongue.
boogie_4wheel 08/09/17 07:14pm Towing
RE: Towing options now?

Buy a crew cab truck and add this. http://www.cowtownsleepers.com/images/Custom42walkindoor.jpg height=480 width=640 Different widths and cab heights can be ordered. http://www.cowtownsleepers.com/sleepers.html
boogie_4wheel 08/06/17 08:22am Towing
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