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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
RE: Diesel Engine Modifications

+1 on the 3rd Gen Cummins being a lie-o-meter. Mine reads ~4mpg higher than my actual economy (thanks to the Edge programmer I'm using). Without the Edge, it still lies. My (2001 5.9) overhead computer is always 1 or 1 1/2 miles off from doing the math long hand, usually to the plus side. The 2nd Gen Cummins is a whole lot closer. My dad's is usually within .5mpg.
boogie_4wheel 03/18/14 07:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing without a battery

Make sure to tape over the positive battery lead(s) so that it/they do not contact the trailer frame or other wiring.
boogie_4wheel 03/10/14 07:57am Towing
RE: Jumping off the Diesel Bandwagon - UPDATED

I'm jealous! I've been toying with the idea of ditching my 5.9 for a new 6.4. Bigger crew cab for the growing kids, cheaper fuel, air ride rear (need I give a good reason why?)... Ok, off the the RAM website to build me another truck online.
boogie_4wheel 03/05/14 10:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: c1500 advice on towing

Gonna be close. I had a '97 K1500, 5.7/60E/3.73, on stock 265/70R17 pulling my sig trailer. Trailer was/is ~6k (give or take a couple hundred pounds). I think my trailer has a large frontal area (it is tall inside, ~7' inside at the front), so it grabs a lot of wind. Adding an aux trans cooler IS A MUST! Your truck may or may not have the factory aux cooler (passenger side of grille). I added a B&M unit that was piped inline and mounted to the driver's side, and read transmission temperature from the pressure test port (remove plug on driver's side of transmission, located above shifter linkage). The truck will not have a chance of OD unless headed down hill. Lock 3rd. Pay attention to when the torque converter locks in 3rd and try to keep it there. As you start up a hill and apply more throttle the TC will unlock and generate more heat. If you plan on swapping the R&P, go with the 4.10! Peak torque was near 2500-2600rpm, which you wont achieve in 3rd unless your going faster than you should be. The 3.73 were still tall for if I was going to pull the trailer very much. Summer time with a head wind and all I did was stare at my transmission temperature. I never took the trailer far with that truck, ended up selling and purchasing something a little more up to the task. Don't get me wrong, the power was there but the wink link is the transmission/axle gearing. If that truck would have been a 5spd manual I might still have it. My trailer left me with a sour taste toward that truck and pulling a trailer. It just wasn't the right combination, I simply had too much trailer, and bought my trailer knowing that it was going to be close... The 6k weight on a flat bed would have been different since it wouldn't grab near as much wind. I'm sure this muddied the water a little. Don't have high expectations of the truck, and don't expect the trans to live much longer if you do not monitor its temperature. Oh, and of course the sales person says your half ton can pull the trailer. What they are failing to realize is the difference between towing capacities of today's half ton truck versus what they were 15 years ago!
boogie_4wheel 03/05/14 08:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Goldwing in the garage

I have a VTX1800T (800lbs). I ride in and out. When unloading I have the bike in gear (engine off for me) and drag the clutch and drag the front brake. As already stated, front brake only will slip the front tire... I don't have the bike running to keep clutch wear to a minimum.
boogie_4wheel 02/27/14 10:32am Toy Haulers
RE: Anyone have a RZR XP 4 1000 EPS?

Just go and buy it!!! If it doesn't fit, let the air out of that front tire lol.
boogie_4wheel 02/24/14 12:49pm Toy Haulers
RE: Longest lasting vehicles on the road

I think the list is a little flawed. They should have included vehicle registrations (mileage recorded yearly)... My word of mouth sale of a '97 GMC K1500 with 244k wasn't included. My dad's currently owned '01 Cummins with 257k wasn't included. My '05 Ford Escape with 204k wasn't included. I wonder if the list would be different if currently registered vehicles with over 200k were used.
boogie_4wheel 02/24/14 10:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: What jack do you use in case of a flat?

I have an aluminum floor jack. I pull the handle out of it when in the storage bay so that it isn't so long, and with the handle I have plenty of 'reach' to get the jack under the trailer axle or use it somewhere on the truck. It is faster than a bottle because I don't need to block up the jack or unscrew the adjuster to make up the difference in the gap. The downside is that it takes up a lot more room than a bottle.
boogie_4wheel 02/12/14 06:57am Travel Trailers

Skip, I've had the same problem when the temperature gets around -10*F. I've added a short piece of Easy Heat heat tape to the propane line between the front of the trailer and wrapped it around the regulator. Lucky for me the temps have been in the teens at night and I haven't even plugged in the heat tape yet. I'm hoping it solves the problem. You are not alone!!!
boogie_4wheel 02/07/14 05:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Hot Water Tank.

You are dripping a small amount of water from the pressure relief valve on the outside of the tank? It should only drip as it approaches the shutoff temperature. That is completely normal. It even says so in my Suburban Water Heater owner's manual.
boogie_4wheel 02/07/14 09:43am Tech Issues
RE: Trans running hot on 2005Ram 3500 Auto

I'm going to make many assumptions on this issue. I'm going to assume you are pulling the temperature from the OBD2 port, not the cooler line (hotter), and not the pan (cooler). I'm going to assume that you do have the T/H enabled. For all other replies; the '05 transmission T/H mode does NOT lock out overdrive. It does lock the TC in 3rd and at a lower speed in 4th. freddmc, at what speed are you towing? If you are in hilly winding terrain if you slow down slightly the trans will hold 3rd longer. If you are powering hard out of a turn the TC will wait longer to lock up in 3rd, just ease up to about 20% throttle position then get back on it and the TC will hold. But with all that being said, I doubt it is your driving style. I'm betting that your cooler thermostat is stuck in bypass mode and causing the warmer temps (especially since it is currently winter time). Pop the hood and you have easy access to the secondary cooler (which is not part of the radiator). Read the very first post in the link below about how to access and remove the thermostat. CumminsForum 3rd Gen Trans T-Stat
boogie_4wheel 01/30/14 07:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: aux fuel tank install

My trailer has a KIB# DTM100 '15 Min High Side Driver'. It is about the size of a key fob and has 4 connections. I looked around on line for a couple minutes and couldn't find anything on it. That Wolstentech link that JamesBr posted looks like it oughta work.
boogie_4wheel 01/29/14 06:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: aux fuel tank install

The fuel tank on my trailer has a 15min timer. I will look this evening and get some information off of it if I can find any. It is a momentary rocker that I assume feeds a control module. Pulse once to turn on. Pulse twice to turn it off early. I think it would be perfect for you (except for being able to adjust it). On my dad's trucks we added a led on the dash to indicate when the transfer tank pump was on. Both of us have bathed the side of the truck in diesel before we added the light. The timer would be a lot better. Wonder why I never thought of it...
boogie_4wheel 01/28/14 07:11am Tow Vehicles
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