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RE: propane Water heater needs more air

Have/had the exact same issue on my SW6! I've managed to pretty much destroy my cover in an attempt to get it to operate with the cover in place; spacing out the hinge rod, using wire cutters to snip up a slot to allow air to the burner tube air inlet orifice, folding in one corner for more air (the things you will attempt when you are far from anything). I talked to a couple techs at one of the local trailer parts places. They said it was more common on the 10gal units, but their solution was to drill some holes along the lower part of the cover to allow more air in. At night I tried my hardest to see what was happening, the flame didn't go orange, it just choked out. I thought it was just a lack of oxygen but acts more like the propane isn't making it down the burner tube. I had disassembled the burner assembly and made sure everything was clean last fall, but it didn't help any. Before I move my trailer I'm going to get me a new cover and then punch a few holes along the bottom of it and cover with a mesh to keep the bugs out. There is no way my cover is going to hold on at 65mph with the current shape it is in!
boogie_4wheel 06/04/14 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2low and manual lockup

I don't have manual hubs on my '94 Dodge. It's a vacuum actuator kit you can buy or build for any 4X4 with vacuum activated front hubs. What size gasser was that? I'm considering manual lockup on my 6.0 Chevy with 4L60E as I can't stand the "tow haul" mode. Another option to the vacuum interrupt is the posi-lok cable actuated unit. It removes the vacuum actuator on the CAD on the front axle and replaces it with a cable with handle in the cab (kinda like a cable actuated choke). Clicky My '97 was a 350ci/4L60E, so it was pre-tow/haul. A little too much throttle and the TC would just unlock, and it wasn't much extra throttle. I added the switch, selected 3rd on the shifter and once I got up to speed I'd flip the switch to lock the TC earlier and hold it longer. Was also nice to be able to manually select 2nd and lock the TC there on the steeper hills.
boogie_4wheel 06/04/14 10:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2low and manual lockup

Wish I had manual hubs on my Dodge so I could use 2-low, but not spending the money for the conversion. If I had a manual trans on it I would have already installed them. Back in the day on an old Ford I had, I used 2L on it quite often for spotting trailers. As for a manual TCC lockup switch, I had one in my previous truck ('97 GM gas on a 4L60E). Helped keep my trans temps down on a maxed GCW rig.
boogie_4wheel 06/04/14 08:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wal Mart Pancakes?

Are those the ones in the plastic bag that you can get plain or blueberry? If so I've got some. They snuff an urge for pancakes but they aren't great. I thaw them the night before in the fridge, then 30sec for the whole stack in the micro, flip and 30 sec more.
boogie_4wheel 05/22/14 12:04pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Trailer marker lights

It is a Ford thing (the parking lights illuminate when a door is opened). The mine site I'm working at is littered with late-model fords and they all do it.
boogie_4wheel 05/20/14 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: US189 around Salt Lake City UT?

I'd continue north on the 15 into Salt Lake City, then head east on I-80. Do not take the I-215 EB loop. Here's why: 1. 189 is a twisty climb, but not a hard climb. Nice scenery though (drive right past Bridal Veil Falls). At Deer Creek Resv the road is hilly/twisty. Then you have the stop lights in Heber. Long climb out of Heber as you pass Jordanelle Resv. Depending on time of day you may encounter a bunch of traffic heading home to Heber. 2. Avoid the I-215 EB loop because you will have a climb, followed by a decent that you have to brake on while navigating the exit to access the 80 EB. 3. The I-15 to 80 EB exit is a sweeping turn then you only have one major pull, and that is up Parley's Canyon as you head toward Snyderville. The easiest to navigate, maintain speed, and most likely will warrant the best fuel economy will be the I15 to I80. The most scenic is the 189 route.
boogie_4wheel 05/15/14 10:16am Roads and Routes
RE: Disconnecting Battery - wow! big spark

How would removing the ground cable first negate any sparks? It has to do with current flow. You will almost never get arcing when disconnecting the ground first even if there is a dead short. Steve That doesn't make any sense to me. Arcing is a result of difference in voltage potential and load. If there is an electrical load in the trailer and you pull a battery cable, you will get the same amount of arcing from the pos or neg post. If no electrical devices are on, then no arc (regardless of which is pulled first). The only reason to pull the neg cable first would be so that the tool(s) used on the clamp/post would not ground the battery if they were to contact the trailer frame. If you were to contact the frame from the positive side AFTER the neg cable is removed, the circuit is open and no arc, making this the safer practice.
boogie_4wheel 05/13/14 03:37pm Fifth-Wheels

I wonder about its capacity but, in that it is solid steel I would think that it would handle my 4,800 lb max Airstream with a 550 lb hitch weight. Oh yeah, that is adequate for your trailer weight. Easily adequate.
boogie_4wheel 05/12/14 03:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing in Overdrive??

On the 48RE 2003-2004.5: The shifter stalk button locks the transmission out of overdrive. When pressed, the trans will lock the torque convertor in 3rd (1:1). 2005: The button is a tow/haul button. It does not lock the trans out of overdrive. It does allow torque convertor lock up in 3rd, and lower speed lock up in 4th. Does transmission downshifting while slowing down. Manually selecting 2nd gear will lock the torque convertor above 25mph. 2006+: Press button once to engage T/H (acts same as 2005 model). Press button a second time to lock out OD. Well, since I've got the 05 (and I have not and will not get the computer flash to make my button a lock out only button), I tow in overdrive nearly all the time. My truck climbs all hills at 65 with my sig trailer (~7k with street bike). On heavier trailers I will 'double-tap' to force a downshift to 3rd and let it pull the big hills in 3rd at around 60. So OP, you can safely run in overdrive. The only issue you may have is low boost/higher EGTs with the slower spinning engine.
boogie_4wheel 05/11/14 10:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: hitch help

I had the 4-way Equilizer (E4). I used it on my sig trailer (~6k before toys) pulled by a '97 GMC 1/2 ton. The combo handled VERY well. I ended up with a bigger truck, needed to buy a larger-drop shank for the unit to work, so I ended up giving the E4 to my father in law who uses it on a 3/4-ton Dodge and 26' trailer. He loves it.
boogie_4wheel 05/09/14 12:16pm Towing
RE: Refrigerator does not switch to electric

Remove the access panel on the back of the fridge (on the outside of the rig) to verify power at the outlet/plug for the fridge.
boogie_4wheel 05/06/14 08:32am Tech Issues
RE: worlds dumbest question

it is just a standard brass pressure reducer and it is not adjustable. I had one of those. It failed and choked water flow down to almost nothing.
boogie_4wheel 05/05/14 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Can't fix Honda eu2000i - please help!

THE PROBLEM: I can start the engine after 15-20 pulls but only with choke closed. It runs choked but very unstable, surging and usually dying after a few minutes. As soon as I open the choke it stops immediately. What am I missing? Sounds like it is running lean. Needle set too low? Bring it up a notch, or space it with a #4 washer (assuming a #4 will fit). Or, turn the fuel mixture screw out as you slowly open the choke to see if you can wean it off the choke.
boogie_4wheel 04/17/14 09:28am Tech Issues
RE: Is Top of the World Hwy paved

Ok everyone, I'm sorry. I was thinking of "Going To The Sun" in Glacier. My apologies.
boogie_4wheel 04/17/14 07:16am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Is Top of the World Hwy paved

It is paved from end to end. I remember there being a small rock wall on the low side that may stop a majority of vehicles from accessing unpaved ground.
boogie_4wheel 04/16/14 02:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dodge cummins models and reliability

Someone told me recently that the latest 5.9 have had major problems. This someone had to rebuild his engine at 80k. A pooched injector can wipe out the engine quickly. The general practice over on the CumminsForum is to add a 2-micron filter inline before the injection pump. I love my '05. I wish I had more than 4 gears though; just something to think about.
boogie_4wheel 04/15/14 04:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ? Pickup Truck Ques -- Rail Capacity ?

I've never seen an actual rating. If the weight is distributed along the bed rail, you could get hundreds of pounds on them. A long bed camper shell can weigh up to 200lbs. Then you could have a roof rack on that holding up to 500lbs (rated). Think about all the******people with ladder racks carry up there. With something to distribute the weight along the rails I wouldn't hesitate to put 1k on them.
boogie_4wheel 04/15/14 04:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank

This will do what you want and it's designed for it. Lifetime warranty Switchable Fuel tank valve This one in the link is the exact one I've used on two aux tank installs. Sold one truck but still have the other, and it is still in service after over 4yrs. Just plug the unused fuel port on the selector. Gravity fill alone is very slow. We added a small universal inline fuel pump to help push/pull fuel into the main tank. Wired the pump to the same command wire used on the selector valve.
boogie_4wheel 04/08/14 06:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help with Weight of Truck Camper

Empty, my truck has right close to 3k on the rear axle. I'd imagine yours to be very similar (slightly less). Assuming 3195lb rated tires, a 2500lb wet camper is very doable. I hauled right at 2500lbs worth of rock in the back of mine, and grossed 9900 in my 9k GVWR truck. Rear suspension was a little soggy but handled fine otherwise. With the air bags, I think you are set for that weight of camper.
boogie_4wheel 03/26/14 03:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Do you level under only one axle?

It depends on the suspension type. If springs with an equalizer; either method is alright, especially on small adjustments. With torque flex axles it is best to place blocks under both. ^^^ THIS! Since my trailer is a leaf spring with equalizer in the middle, I can place a board under one axle to gain half the height of the board height for fine tuning. On overnight stays I just get the trailer close to level. When I'm going to be parked for awhile, I try to get it perfect, and a 2x6 under just one tire might be just right.
boogie_4wheel 03/24/14 08:37am Travel Trailers
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