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RE: Arctic Fox 990

Torklift Stableloads. If you think you need airbags try Stableloads first. Great tech. I also have Torklift stairs and handle/rail for my Arctic Fox. Torklift Stableloads http://www.torklift.com/images/product_images/stableload/stableload.jpg
wcjeep 01/15/17 08:26am Truck Campers
RE: Temporary towing with Ford Explorer

Thanks for all your great feedback. It looks like the consensus is that ANY TT towing with the Explorer is a bad idea :B. So, I cooked a heck of a deal on a new 2016 Ford F-150 (traded the Explorer) and we are back in business, could not be happier. Thanks again to all the great fellow RVers out there. You should now have plenty of safety margin. Congrats.
wcjeep 01/14/17 02:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Alcan Hwy Alaska Cell service?

It looks like the start is Dawson's Creek. Alcan Hwy
wcjeep 01/13/17 11:01pm Technology Corner
Alcan Hwy Alaska Cell service?

What works best along the Alcan Highway? Verizon? AT&T? T-Mobile? A friend is going up there for a Willy's Jeep event.
wcjeep 01/13/17 09:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Grease Ram Front 4x4 Drive Shaft

Local dealer refuses to grease the front drive shaft on my 06' with regular oil change. It's there. Have to grease it myself.
wcjeep 01/13/17 09:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I think I goofed.

The special day tools required make no sense to buy for a gear change. It's straight forward swap on an 8.8 rear axle. Local Offroad shop, local mechanic or dealer should be able to accomplish. Replace all seals. 3.73 is what I would do. This will eat more fuel when empty. Your current 3.07 were installed for best fuel mileage.
wcjeep 01/04/17 07:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Truck Campers for Winter Camping

My Arctic Fox is really good when the slide is closed. If used with the slide open I could feel a draft. This is at 15deg.
wcjeep 01/03/17 10:53pm Truck Campers
RE: C B Radio Help

The ant needs to be grounded, preferably to a large metal area. It should work if mounted to a metallic, tubular mirror bracket. For transmitting it's important to tune the ant but it should receive ok as-is. I would double check that the base of the ant is connected to the vehicles body/ground. Any chance your mirror bracket is rubber mounted and isolated electrically? It sounds like your antenna is isolated from the vehicle. Find someone with an swr meter.
wcjeep 01/02/17 09:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Size of Alternator

75amp output rated when cold and moving at our near maximum rpm. Almost all alternators are cold rated. I have a welding alternator that's hot rated. When the alternator warms up to operating temperature it produces less power. When warm it will never produce 75amps. On average the engine takes 20amps to run. Headlights 20amps. Hvac 20amps.
wcjeep 01/02/17 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: I think I goofed.

That sounds like 2000lb dead pull, 5 or 6k with weight distributing?
wcjeep 01/02/17 08:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dining plan or not at Disney

Good points. But you don't have to do the dining plan for the "six months in advance" reservations. That's for everyone. I wasn't too sure on that. My wife takes care of the paperwork. Do make your reservations 6months in advance for any type of must have dining. Last time we paid extra for the park hopper. Never ever left the park. Our next trip will not include the Park Hopper option. We will also take time to visit Harry Potter at Universal. Last time we stayed at Fort Wilderness. Nice restaurant at the Hotel.
wcjeep 01/02/17 06:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dining plan or not at Disney

Dining Plan allows reservations 6months in advance. We typically go for a mid tier dining plan. Book your character meals as soon as possible. Eating in the castle is very cool for the kids. Also, plan a character meal inside Epcot for early morning. This gives you early access to Epcot before the general public. We have some great shots of the Epcot ball with zero people in the shot. Our next scheduled visit will include dinner reservations in Epcot at Canada. It was a 6hr wait last time with no reservations.
wcjeep 01/02/17 05:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to mount Air Lift compressor on 07 Ram 2500?

I'm running an Air Zenith. It's a larger compressor. It's mounted just forward of the rear driver tire. I also created splash guards to protect from road spray. It's been there for 7 or 8yrs now. Small compressor like yours can mount almost anywhere.
wcjeep 01/02/17 09:51am Towing
RE: TC towed on a utility trailer...why?

A friend has this type of setup. Truck Camper on a Gooseneck trailer. He tows the Jeep or Suzuki Samurai on the GN. A few Toyhaulers that do exist are rarely rated for a vehicle. They are mostly rated for motorcycles or quads. The GN allows easy access with well rated tie downs and trailer. Not all TC's appreciate being offloaded with a full fresh water tank. The GN cures those problems. TC on GN also allows very quick and easy connect and go ability. That being said. My wife said no to the GN trailer idea.
wcjeep 01/01/17 07:30pm Truck Campers
RE: CREE Light bar Flood Spot Flood 5 Watts

I run the cheap Kawell cube lights on my Jeep. Not painful if damaged or stolen. Some light bars have a dual stage output. Mostly straight ahead with some floods on the ends. Wife just bought me a dual stage for Christmas. Have not connected it yet. Be sure to use fuses and relays. I like the Rigid hardware. It does not pencil out for me.
wcjeep 12/31/16 12:11am Toy Haulers
RE: Temporary towing with Ford Explorer

I've checked into this pretty carefully as I am considering an Explorer for a tow vehicle. Check Edmunds, Car Complaints and the NHTSA for vehicle complaints. No vehicle is perfect. Purposely buying an Explorer for towing should only be done with an extended all inclusive warranty.
wcjeep 12/29/16 11:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ease of taking off a TC

I take my time. 15 minutes for removal is about right.
wcjeep 12/26/16 11:46am Truck Campers
RE: CB radio vs. cell phone vs. HAM Radio

Cellphone Booster!!! CB is very short range. Not very useful. Nothing can beat Ham radio. However, only licensed operator on both ends can use it. Cellphone Booster with Verizon service is really good. I had one spot in Yellowstone where I had no service (near Fishing Bridge). I have service across Washington State, Idaho, Montana, North/South Dakota and Wyoming. On very rare occasions I would have a one or two mile stretch with no service. The booster tech is awesome (when installed correctly). I have a CB and Ham license. I rarely use either. The cellphone booster I use can power upto 4 cellular devices at one time. There are cheaper options. Booster tech is not magic. You will find areas it will not work. I'm using Wilson Electronics gear. They have since changed their name to Weboost.
wcjeep 12/18/16 09:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Diesel Tuner

I have an older Dodge Ram with the Smarty Programmer. The Programmer is really good. Using the lower programs can really wake up a Dodge Diesel. However, when you change the computer tune you are your own warranty station.
wcjeep 12/11/16 10:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 19.5 tires again-more input needed please

I previously had Toyo 608z all terrain tires. Too rough for highway tires. Now running BFG tires which use Michillen casing. Great tires for the highway that were easily balanced. Each tire took 4ounces to balance.
wcjeep 11/05/16 10:44am Truck Campers
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