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by LagunaH1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Custom rack fab?
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Custom rack fab?

Hi everyone, My 2016 wagon is equipped with a rack from BackRack in Canada. it's a well built "headache rack". Its doing a very nice job being the base for my 3 VHF / UHF HAM Radio antennas. However, times change, needs change. I want to outfit my truck for overlanding. First priority is to get the ...
by LagunaH1
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: The "Real Reliability"
Replies: 24
Views: 2257

Re: The "Real Reliability"

Sorry to hear about all the stuff you've had to deal with. My '16 has been *very* reliable so far, but I'm also only at 33500 miles. The single biggest source of frustration for me, is the transmission. It's been perfectly reliable for me, but it's so damn clunky and crude.The shifts are smooth in, ...
by LagunaH1
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon sightings
Replies: 447
Views: 80844

Re: Power Wagon sightings

Pretty sure I spotted BoldAdventure rolling into Moab from the south earlier today, around 9 ish
by LagunaH1
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2020 Power Wagon - Spied
Replies: 251
Views: 27131

Re: 2020 Power Wagon - Spied

The 8 speed transmission and crawl ratio *IS* interesting to me. Tempting......
by LagunaH1
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3185
Views: 487122

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Glad you didn't get stuck. I'm curious: What did you use for anchor point?
by LagunaH1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Re-installing a couple of HAM radios
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Re-installing a couple of HAM radios

Today I got the IC-7000 wired up with the voltage booster, tuner and control head. A few days ago, I decided to move the mics form one side of the console to the other Here is how the setup looks today: https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/w69/alisoa4/1/5dc2ca53-84e2-47bd-85b7-764a0e659300-ori...
by LagunaH1
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Re-installing a couple of HAM radios
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Re-installing a couple of HAM radios

Made some progress today:

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Still need to connect the good 'ol IC-7000's control head and HF antenna, but at least I now have FM & DMR on VHF and UHF
by LagunaH1
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: What are you using for commo on the trail?
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: What are you using for commo on the trail?

Mule wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:11 pm
Who do you want to chat with, and what do they have? (Go with that.)
-Probably the single best / most important question to ask. -Especially if you ever want to be able to use a radio for emergency comms.
by LagunaH1
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Re-installing a couple of HAM radios
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re-installing a couple of HAM radios

Hi everyone, Ever since I got my '16 wagon, I have used 2 radios, an Icon IC-7000 for HF, VHF and UHF, and a Motorola XPR 5550 for FM & DMR on UHF. Well, recently, I decided that the way I had the radios installed ( both control heads remote mounted upfront, radios tucked away under the back seat) w...
by LagunaH1
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Relocating the USB / 12 Volt outlet from the center console?
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Relocating the USB / 12 Volt outlet from the center console?

Good call..... found a few videos. I think I'm going to live without the 2 outlets (12 volts and USB Data). Too complicated.
by LagunaH1
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Relocating the USB / 12 Volt outlet from the center console?
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Relocating the USB / 12 Volt outlet from the center console?

Hi guys, I'm working on a project to remove the stock center console and replace it with a Troy Products console to hold 3 radios. So far, I've managed to un-bolt the center seat / console / arm rest. I'd love to be able to relocate and re-use the USB and power outlets found in the center console. ...
by LagunaH1
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Relocating the USB / 12 Volt outlet from the center console?
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Relocating the USB / 12 Volt outlet from the center console?

Hi guys, I'm working on a project to remove the stock center console and replace it with a Troy Products console to hold 3 radios. So far, I've managed to un-bolt the center seat / console / arm rest. I'd love to be able to relocate and re-use the USB and power outlets found in the center console. -...
by LagunaH1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 94
Views: 11370

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

You basically have to be doing something ultra stupid to get abs to engage on dry pavement in a newer ram truck. It’s not something that’s easy or safe to accomplish really. There’s so much computer manipulation going on to optimize braking performance that it’s difficult to get the truck out of it...
by LagunaH1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 94
Views: 11370

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

With literally every other vehicle I have ever owned, I have been able to trigger ABS on dry pavement. It’s something I like to test (under safe conditions of course) to get a sense of where the limits of grip are. With my power wagon I can’t trigger ABS. Given that other 4th gen owners have said, m...
by LagunaH1
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 94
Views: 11370

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

Colibri wrote:You can engage abs on dry pavement, but it takes some real dedication and I wouldn’t recommend it around other traffic.
That’s the thing. My truck refuses to engage ABS on dry pavement


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by LagunaH1
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 94
Views: 11370

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

Got the truck back from the shop. Sounds like they didn't do much except run a code scanner and do a visual inspection. They couldn't tell me whether the truck is supposed to be able to trigger ABS on normal dry surface streets.
by LagunaH1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 94
Views: 11370

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

FWIW, my ‘16 is unable to trigger ABS on regular surface streets. Doesn’t matter how hard I stomp the pedal. I have about 24000 miles on mine. This is with stock wheels and brand new stock tires. I just dropped the truck off at the shop to have them go over the brakes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapa...
by LagunaH1
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 94
Views: 11370

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

I have only experienced it when in 4 low.



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by LagunaH1
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 94
Views: 11370

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

My ‘16 acted this very way when I was wheeling it in Moab.


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by LagunaH1
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: GPS
Replies: 19
Views: 2090

Re: GPS

Do not know if this is best place to post this but any experience and help would be appreciated. I am looking at a Magellan off road GPS the 7" screen right now I have paper maps and Garmin that still uses GPS not phone signal. Garmin says I can down loads for Backcountry but it is a small screen a...
by LagunaH1
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3185
Views: 487122

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Cool to see others who help out rally racing. I occasionally help out 2 races out here in California (Gorman Rally and High Desert Trails) A few years back I had a similar experience, but with a cow on the stage right as the car was about to start. Went something like this: Me: "Comm captain, block ...
by LagunaH1
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Field Day 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Field Day 2018

Nice!!

Field day can be fun :)
by LagunaH1
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: What did you pay for your latest Gen PW
Replies: 46
Views: 4096

Re: What did you pay for your latest Gen PW

I'm curious if anyone has used more "structured" purchasing processes such as Costco for their PW's? -Given the relative ease by which the PW's are negotiated down things like Costco don't make sense for PW's? I used Costco for another vehicle recently and thought the process was super stress-free a...
by LagunaH1
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: '14 Power Wagon needs new motor at 63k... :/
Replies: 33
Views: 4184

Re: '14 Power Wagon needs new motor at 63k... :/

Wow, what an ordeal!

I wish I could offer some real advice, but all I can offer is sympathy. I'm sorry you have to deal with this.
by LagunaH1
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: '14 Power Wagon needs new motor at 63k... :/
Replies: 33
Views: 4184

Re: '14 Power Wagon needs new motor at 63k... :/

Wow, what an ordeal!

I wish I could offer some real advice, but all I can offer is sympathy. I'm sorry you have to deal with this.