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by Ducky's Dad
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Daul Battery --2014-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Daul Battery --2014-2018

Even my Cabela's Pro Series 20 amp x 2 charger, set in AGM mode, only keeps them at 13.06 volts. I have the Odyssey 40amp 3-bank charger and their newest 20amp single charger, and neither one will finish my 2150 above about 12.65V OCV after a 12-hour rest. Full charge on that battery is 12.85 or hi...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Daul Battery --2014-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Daul Battery --2014-2018

Grill area looks tighter on 4G. Hesitant on air flow blocking too... Air flow is not a problem, at least on mine. That Warn compressor is bigger than a pair of Grp 34 batteries and my truck spends most of its fun time in the AZ desert in summer and fall, with ambients up to 128F and lots of slow ru...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Daul Battery --2014-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Daul Battery --2014-2018

IMAG0587.JPG IMAG0585.JPG IMAG0588.JPG IMAG0609.JPG To OP, my 3G has plenty of room between the radiator and the grill to mount a pair of Grp 34s. When I was fabbing the cradle for my air compressor in that location, I did a test fit with a couple of Optima 34s on the cradle to to be sure they woul...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Daul Battery --2014-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Daul Battery --2014-2018

you would thing someone would make an adjustable voltage output alternator, so we could run AGM batteries & charge at 14.8v or more. Pretty sure I posted this a couple years ago, but I spoke with a Dodge dealer service manager who seemed to know his stuff, and he told me that the voltage regulator ...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Daul Battery --2014-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Daul Battery --2014-2018

In fact, I do have a PulseTech Solargizer mounted on the cowl and connected to the starting battery. PulseTech said it would work, Odyssey said it wouldn't. Danny (aka Redman) had one on his truck and he swore by it, so I figured it was worth $100 to try it. It was a waste of money, and now I have f...
by Ducky's Dad
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Daul Battery --2014-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Daul Battery --2014-2018

Starting battery is an Odyssey Grp 31 Extreme Marine. Alternator is 270 amp and cables are 3/0 welding cable. It's a good idea to match all batteries if they are not isolated when the truck is not running, but not necessary if they are isolated. Mine are all AGM with similar chemistry and similar (b...
by Ducky's Dad
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Daul Battery --2014-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Daul Battery --2014-2018

There is a lot of room for batteries under the cab on my 3G. Two Optima Grp 34s mounted on their sides, bolted to the frame rail, tucked way up and out of the way. Controlled thru a Painless Performance solenoid/isolator, plus a Blue Seas rotary switch so that I can use one, two, or all three batter...
by Ducky's Dad
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Power Wagon FB group
Replies: 48
Views: 689

Re: Power Wagon FB group

...dogs don't start a hashtag when you say basset hounds are retarded in comparison to poodles.
That's because basset hounds are also illiterate.
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Nitrogen in tires???
Replies: 16
Views: 263

Re: Nitrogen in tires???

It's an excuse to get on board air. Do it.
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tailgate emblem removal
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Tailgate emblem removal

Or, you can soak the adhesive with WD-40 and slip an old credit card behind the emblems. Then, wipe off the excess adhesive with WD-40. I debadged an entire Grand Cherokee that way, with no damage to the paint.
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Buffalo auto show.......
Replies: 36
Views: 345

Re: Buffalo auto show.......

My '08 s perfect too.
Can't be perfect without a panty hook. Can get close, though.

Seriously, why didn't they just put the 6.4 in the 3G and call it good?
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Buffalo auto show.......
Replies: 36
Views: 345

Re: Buffalo auto show.......

I definitely do not want another PW someday, or ever, because MY 2005 IS NEARLY PERFECT!
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: The random 4wd shift in progress continues.
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: The random 4wd shift in progress continues.

Just curious, do the new PWs still have the manual transfer case? If yes, what does "4WD Shift In Progress" mean?
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Latest ARB Fridge deal........
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Latest ARB Fridge deal........

Not a bad deal, but not great. They will also give you a 5% discount on your first order if you sign up for email notifications. My Indel B won't run on 12V anymore, so I'm deciding whether to put serious repair money into it (otherwise perfect), or just get another fridge. Waiting for the ARB 50 at...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ram moving back into the states
Replies: 7
Views: 244

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: 1151

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: 1151

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: 1151

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: 1151

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: 518

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: 30
Views: 651

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: 419

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: 5799

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: 417

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: 417

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...