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by Ducky's Dad
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ram moving back into the states
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Ram moving back into the states

They are shitholes, but Trump needs to keep his pie hole shut. All he's accomplishing is to hurt his agenda and give the Dems more ammo. Most of the pundits who have their panties in a bunch over this comment are idiots, anyway. Trump wasn't referring to the people, but to the countries, so the comm...
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Recovery gear questions!
Replies: 48
Views: 944

Re: Recovery gear questions!

I carry a snatch and a couple tow straps and an extra 50 feet of winch cable, and 100 feet of kinetic climbing rope in case I have to tie myself to something. Ya just never know...
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Recovery gear questions!
Replies: 48
Views: 944

Re: Recovery gear questions!

Hi-lift in Gmc.jpg Years ago I had my Hi-Lift mounted to the tool box, but it was always in the way when I loaded the truck. I think Hi-Lift sells a mount similar to the pic above, and some of the rack manufacturers have their own versions. I bought one that was nicely welded and galvanized, very h...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Recovery gear questions!
Replies: 48
Views: 944

Re: Recovery gear questions!

Do you have any idea what it takes to get a tracked vehicle stuck?!?!? My god... I used to be a member of a duck club that had a Cat D7 dozer. One of the guys got it stuck in the mud one Fall while prepping some ponds, and then it started to sink. We had to leave it until the following spring and t...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Recovery gear questions!
Replies: 48
Views: 944

Re: Recovery gear questions!

I carry a 48" Hi-Lift in my GMC, and decided on a 60" Extreme for the PW, with a jack base and some accessories. I have OBA and carry a BushRanger X-Jack for lifts in soft sand where a mechanical jack is inconvenient or impossible. The first time I used the X-Jack for a tricky recovery, it split and...
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: MPG calculator versus hand calculations
Replies: 25
Views: 445

Re: MPG calculator versus hand calculations

I used to hand calc mileage on my '05, but quit doing it after the first few years because the computer and the hand calcs averaged out over time. Saw minor differences on any given tank because of driving conditions (idling, heavy traffic, big load, air temp, ethanol blend vs real gas, etc.). In th...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rearview Mirror glue
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Rearview Mirror glue

Clean the glass with acetone, just like in high school chemistry lab. Watch out for condensation on the glass. Cleanliness is mandatory. if the adhesive is cyanoacrylate, you can get a spray bottle of accelerator at a good hobby shop. I have used CA with accelerator for sticking plastic rocker switc...
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Brake pedal shakes violently on washboard road ?
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: Brake pedal shakes violently on washboard road ?

If it shook when you applied the brakes, it's probably the ABS kicking in. Washboard confuses the crap out of the ABS computer.
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+
Replies: 87
Views: 5009

Re: Airlifter 5000 Ultimate airbags w/ Daystar cradles '14+

Good to hear that bags are able to solve the issue for the guy looking for a level truck loaded or unloaded. One of the reasons I bagged my truck was that it was riding lower on the right when loaded for a trip. Right side has both house batteries, plus both water tanks, plus a five-foot stainless ...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren vs. Carli
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Thuren vs. Carli

I guess the solution to these questions is to talk to the source though. Yes, tell them what you are trying to accomplish, then listen. My truck is heavy. Two house batteries plus a G31 starter battery, big compressor, shell, roof rack with bag awning and 18 gallons of water tanks and four Maxtrax,...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren vs. Carli
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Thuren vs. Carli

When I did my '05 about three years ago, I spoke with both Thuren and Carli about how my truck was set up and how I used it. I think I got good advice from both shops and wound up with a mix of parts from both. Rear spring packs on mine are Carli Hemis, plus a Carli steering damper (with a current r...
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Custom Center Console
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Custom Center Console

If I had that much time and effort in a custom console, I'd get it professionally upholstered. Otherwise very nice.
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Another Death Wobble post
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Re: Another Death Wobble post

FWIW, I received a recall notice recently on my Carli steering damper. I think I bought it around August of 2015. Not having any issues, so have not followed up yet but will do that when I get around to installing the Carli track bar and control arms that are sitting in the garage.
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Battery talk.
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Battery talk.

The new Odyssey chargers must be even smarter than your smartest charger, because they don't have any settings whatsoever. Just connect to positive and ground, plug it in and away you go. Everything is automatic, from testing and diagnosis to conditioning and maintenance. Does not work any better th...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Does not Make It
Replies: 17
Views: 887

Re: Power Wagon Does not Make It

Bunch of dorks.
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 4-Wheel Drive Light
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: 4-Wheel Drive Light

New sensor is about $84 from the dealer. My 4WD light stuck on last time I used the lockers, so I have a new sensor riding around with me until I can get around to changing it.
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Occasionally exceeding payload?
Replies: 21
Views: 780

Re: Occasionally exceeding payload?

Looks like she might have put out an eye running with those things.
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Occasionally exceeding payload?
Replies: 21
Views: 780

Re: Occasionally exceeding payload?

Not an issue if you are careful. Get Load Range E tires if the stockers are LR-D, and don't do anything stupid. Air bags will help but are not necessary. I regularly carry 4,000 pound loads in my GMC 1/2 ton, but I have upgraded to 1-ton brakes and LR-E tires, and I am careful. The PW brakes are mor...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wiring, roof rack for a cap
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Wiring, roof rack for a cap

Don't know anything about that wire block. My shell is a SnugTop and I mounted Yakima 60" tracks to it, with stainless screws through the shell roof and Yak's plastic wingnuts with stainless inserts on the inside. Sealed the holes and the threads with clear RTV silicone, never a leak on two trucks o...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket
Replies: 47
Views: 1647

Re: Wheels: OEM vs Aftermarket

The best bang for the buck on a wheel upgrade is the H2 wheel. You get another 1/2" rim width (8-1/2") and about 1/4" more backspacing. They are forged and have the internal beadlock lips, DOT approved, and you can easily adapt the PW center caps to fit them, so everything looks right. If you trash ...
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Another Death Wobble post
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Re: Another Death Wobble post

I remember when these forums would be all death wobble, all day. This is like deja vu all over again.
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Another Death Wobble post
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Re: Another Death Wobble post

On the early 3G PWs, the DW was tied to the BFG AT/Ko Load Range D tires, and there was a Dodge TSB to that effect. When I bought my '05, KORE told me to switch the tires to LR-E for additional sidewall stiffness, so I went with Toyo 35s and have never had DW on the PW. I put the the BFGs on my old ...
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Dodge Ram Power Wagon Global Production Numbers 2005-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2848

Re: Dodge Ram Power Wagon Global Production Numbers 2005-201

I don't know why but I was shopping between 10 different PW in Southern Idaho. Idaho seems to be the place to go for PWs. Word is that you can fly to Idaho, be picked up by the dealer shuttle, and then just drive your PW home. And save a pile of money in the process. When I bought my '05 in August ...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Here's one for ya
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Here's one for ya

Makes me even happier that my '05 has none of that crap.
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Torn Bicep Muscle
Replies: 80
Views: 2321

Re: Torn Bicep Muscle

Progress!