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RE: retained fumes in garage?

I've learned that I never have a fuel odor problem as long as I don't load the toys hot. On the bikes and wheelers, the engine heats the fuel tank and pushes fumes out of the breather. Load them cooled/cold and there isn't a problem. My dirt bike can sit in there over a week without issue. Load my FI street bike when hot and it'll stink... On our last day of riding, we shower and clean up, then load the bikes last right before we leave.
boogie_4wheel 08/17/19 08:58pm Toy Haulers
RE: Dry camping on the way from page to Las Vegas

With the exception of the Kaibab forest or on top of cedar mtn, there is nowhere cool along that route. Just south of St George is Black Rock Rd (just after you cross back into Arizona. For a few bucks you can stay in the CG in the Virgin River Gorge. You can park in the casino Casa Blanca on the west side of town. Another is the truck stop at the Valley of Fire turnoff.
boogie_4wheel 07/19/19 10:45pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Motorhome drinking oil

I had a '97 SBC with a bad valve stem seal suck approx 1qt per 600mi when I was on a trip from UT to CO. I did have a cold misfire at idle. The problem cylinder had heavy ash deposits on the spark plug. I could not see any smoke from the pipe. A 'quick' test would be to pull the spark plugs and inspect for abnormal, this would tell you which cylinder(s) are having an issue. Leak, rings, or valve stems.
boogie_4wheel 07/18/19 08:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water hose storage??

BTW Walmart carries a blue hose that is a pretty good hose. Stainless steel fittings no kink. A little stiff but a good hose. I'm on my second season of that hose. Agree with the stiffness (it likes to stay coiled up), but it has been kink and problem free.
boogie_4wheel 07/07/19 07:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

3rd poster agreeing that you should back the toy into the trailer to get the majority of the weight to the front.
boogie_4wheel 06/20/19 06:55am Toy Haulers
RE: Weight distribution hitch

I run one with my short TH with a ~1000lb tongue. The WD helps with the porpoising when going over rough road such as bridge transitions or frost heaves. My '05 has a soft sprung rear axle. The rough spots in the road aren't a white knuckle experience, just bouncy, similar to having worn shocks.
boogie_4wheel 05/21/19 06:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Kawasaki Mule in truck bed, RV trailer towing

You would be over the truck's GVWR, but I doubt you'd be over the rear axle/tire ratings. My FIL runs a '99 3/4 dodge hauling a RZR 800S in the bed and a 30' Winnebago One in tow (~9700GVWR). That's in the 2000-2500lb payload range, just like what you are planning on doing. The only problem I see is you having a short bed. The 800S requires the tailgate to be partially open on the long bed. I'm guessing the rear axle of the mule would be sitting on the tailgate unless you had a ramp setup to bring the front up over the cab.
boogie_4wheel 05/05/19 03:24pm Towing
RE: 2013 F-150 5.0 running rough

Start easy, swap #5 and #7 coils; regardless of the new coil let's prove the new one. Was there any build up on the plug that you removed? Evidence of oil consumption? Is this a cold misfire only? Misfire when not under load has me wanting to think oil ingestion (stem seal), or weak compression. If the injectors are halfway easy to get to, swap their location as well to see if the problem follows the injector.
boogie_4wheel 04/28/19 07:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Generator while traveling for travel trailer

Run them... They will operate just fine on the rack. It's a carbureted engine just like a dirt bike, the big difference being there isn't a slosh baffle on the main jet on the generator. My father in law had to run a Honda 2k on a trip because the fridge failed to operate on propane. My trailer cools 'quickly' but if it didn't I'd run the A/C during the last leg of the trip.
boogie_4wheel 04/28/19 07:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel trailer for taller person

Look at shorter length toy haulers. I'm 6'2" and have plenty of head room in the shower and bed area. I have to stretch to reach the rear air vent to open it.
boogie_4wheel 04/11/19 03:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rotella for GAS Engines

I've been using rotella in my gas engines fore years. :B Same here... My wife's Dexos requiring Buick is the only gas engine that doesn't have Rotella.
boogie_4wheel 04/11/19 06:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford or Dodge

Neither... While I haven't driven the 5.7, I can only imagine the amount of suck that would be. My work truck is a V10 Ford and my fellow worker has the same with the 5.4 V8. Both are later model 5spd auto with 4.30 gears, and weigh about 9500. The smaller engine is ok for in town but horrible in the hills, add a little bit of elevation and it can't maintain speed where the V10 plenty of power to spare (and runs in a taller gear as well). Having a family member that owned an '04 6.0L PSD, personally pulled the turbo twice of the three times because of a stuck unison ring, replaced the egr cooler out of fear, plus a few trips to the shop for minor things. They make good power, well built truck, but that engine's emissions system is a time bomb. $5k to bulletproof from what I remember. I'd hold out for a 5.9L Cummins, another V10, 6.2L Ford, or 6.4L Ram.
boogie_4wheel 03/27/19 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: TH....But Not Carrying Heavy Toys.....Problem?

I do not consider the 'extra' tongue weight to be a problem. Ready to camp minus toys; 1000lb tongue and 5180lb axles. My fresh is above the front axle, moving forward is black, then gray (farthest forward). I cannot tell a difference with 40g of gray, nor can I tell that I have placed 2-3 dirt bikes against the ramp. I do have my front storage passthrough loaded with leveling blocks of wood, jack, grill, hose connections, that add to the tongue weight. A majority of our trips are without heavy toys (or anything behind the axles). I don't see having more tongue weight being a problem.
boogie_4wheel 03/24/19 09:00am Toy Haulers
RE: INTRODUCTION TO AMA DISTRICT 37 DUAL SPORT RIDES

Wow - how much weight are you guys carrying................ and where do you put it all ? I ride a Dual sport bikes all over the North East and AZ/TX/NM and carry wallet, paperwork, cell phone, small tool kit with basics, duct tape and JB Weld, rain gear. If it does not fit in a small back pack then it stays at home. I can't imagine carrying everything that is listed. Agreed. The only extra part I have is a shift lever tied to the frame. A few tools, spare tube, misc bolts in an altoids tin. Ride an XR650L. Had a rear flat once I rode out on since I was close to the truck. I did have an XR400 strand me once on a 220mi cross country ride. Used a SPOT tracker to send a message to my family to come get me. Broken cam chain link ate out the plastic cam guide and plugged the oil screen; seized engine.
boogie_4wheel 03/23/19 06:45am Toy Haulers
RE: Gooseneck fifth wheel adapter question

Parents have one, been flawless the last few years. Spend the extra money for the aluminum one, the steel is heavy. Simple to install/remove.
boogie_4wheel 03/14/19 11:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Not the typical Gas vs Diesel, ½ ton vs HD question

Kind of inline with agesilaus question, but was the sway incident on your way home? Was the nose light because you had used most of the water? I'm assuming the toys were in the very back so they were lightening the nose that much more.It may have been a load distribution issue. And I was wondering if the YXZ was loaded in the trailer forward or backward; facing backward would put more weight toward the front of the trailer (rear engine)...
boogie_4wheel 03/13/19 07:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Backing a 5th wheel up a Steep Driveway

Different trailers will have different heights, and axle location will differ slightly with measurement to the rear bumper depending on manufacturer and floorplan. It really will be a guessing game. A fix I can think of is to use a tractor. Add a hitch to the 3 point of the tractor, then you can lower the nose of the trailer to clear the driveway with the bumper. Unfortunately, with a trailer that size it will require a decent sized tractor (cost) to be able to pick the pin weight, probably something in the 40hp range. An old used one could be had for a few thousand, but still a significant investment to just park a trailer.
boogie_4wheel 03/06/19 06:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Don't bend your flimsy steel truck bed

Run the boards front to rear so that they are supported by the bed supports. Running them cross-ways and not directly over the bed support can easily cause this.
boogie_4wheel 03/03/19 08:36pm Truck Campers
RE: looking for anyone who has put new wheels on 2006 Dodge

Whatever aftermarket wheel you get, verify the weight rating before purchase. I've seen some 8 lug wheels that were under 3k (can't remember manufacturer). You may be able to find stock takeoffs on your local classifieds for cheap (I found a set of 17" polished alum for $100), and newer body 18" for just a few hundred.
boogie_4wheel 02/25/19 07:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Phoenix to Salt Lake City, early March

Vegas route is less elevation changes; easier on the vehicle. Page route is more scenic; more climbs. Either is very acceptable to take. If taking the route through Page and weather turns bad, an alternate is to go south at Kanab to Fredonia, then head to Hurricane Ut. Then go north through Toquerville to get on the I-15. SR20 from Panguitch is a good climb, and could still easily get snow at that time of year.
boogie_4wheel 02/22/19 07:33am Roads and Routes
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