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by LagunaH1
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...

In my neck of the woods, -106 dBm works well for roaming threshold. I have the big white mic with number keys on it. If I press 3x right and 3x left on the up/down/left/right button on the mic, I get the RSSI displayed on the radio. -Have you tried that to see what signal strength you get in the loc...
by LagunaH1
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...

Super cool! I run an XPR5550 in my truck also, but I have the "regular" control head mounted.

I'm curious: Are you using the radio for DMR, or for FM or both?

Heck, we could probably even talk to each other on the radio given the right talk groups....
by LagunaH1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering issue
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Steering issue

Maybe I'll jack up the front end and move the wheels from lock to lock and see if anything feels "off", as in... binding up, clunks, play, so on and so forth
by LagunaH1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering issue
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Steering issue

Hi everyone, A couple of months ago, I was in a minor accident when an idiot pulled into the lane I was driving in. I managed to slow the truck enough that the idiot only clipped my front right corner. The idiot was at fault and my insurance took care of things despite him being uninsured. Ever sinc...
by LagunaH1
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Ignition sense ?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Ignition sense ?

I tapped into he fused side of the fuse, so I am relying on the fuse itself. It's a 20A fuse so it should easily be able to drive a relay.
by LagunaH1
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Ignition sense ?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Ignition sense ?

I ended up tapping into F93 (fuse for one of the cigar lighter outlets, which are ignition switched)

All now seems to work well :-)
by LagunaH1
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Ignition sense ?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Ignition sense ?

Ha, google is my friend

I have discovered the miracle which is fuse taps.

Sounds like all I need to do is tap into one of the cigar lighter fuses and be done with it :)
by LagunaH1
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Ignition sense ?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Ignition sense ?

Hi everyone, I am working on installing a relay in the circuit which charges my extra battery and runs my radios, compressor etc. The goal is to only power that circuit when ignition is on, and have the circuit be NOT powered when the truck is off in order to limit / prevent drain of the trucks main...
by LagunaH1
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: What's your upgrade?
Replies: 38
Views: 1572

Re: What's your upgrade?

If you are looking for an onboard air compressor then I'd suggest the ARB dual motor / dual cylinder 13 volt compressor. It produces 90 PSI and is a 100% duty cycle compressor.


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by LagunaH1
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 17 Power Wagon steer issue
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: 17 Power Wagon steer issue

Mine does the same in super tight turns. I'm not worried about it. It steers real well otherwise.
by LagunaH1
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Diesel Power Wagon... Again..
Replies: 60
Views: 2687

Re: Diesel Power Wagon... Again..

The production numbers for the PW are far too small for FCA to spend the money it would take to make a diesel PW


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by LagunaH1
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6.4L Break In
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Re: 6.4L Break In

My 6.4 always had a "tick", I will probably try using amsoil at next oil change. The "tick" I'm hearing is something I've heard in engine sound recordings of other guys' trucks


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by LagunaH1
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Trail radios.......
Replies: 14
Views: 677

Re: Trail radios.......

That's a nice DMR radio right there!!!

I've become a *big* fan of DMR. Also can't help but enjoy Motorola's radios.....
by LagunaH1
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Trans recall
Replies: 51
Views: 2650

Re: Trans recall

Checked my '16 and nothing came up. No safety recalls and no campaigns.

Seems likely to me that the issue is affecting a subset of 2017-2017 trucks
by LagunaH1
Tue May 30, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Trail radios.......
Replies: 14
Views: 677

Re: Trail radios.......

I think I'm going to go ahead and get my technician license however and probably pick up a dual band radio. I think that's a great idea. If nothing else, it seems to me that there are a LOT more ham's than GMRS users. So, if that's true, it would seem much more likely that you'd be able to reach so...
by LagunaH1
Tue May 30, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Trail radios.......
Replies: 14
Views: 677

Re: Trail radios.......

Yep!

Now, if only it was possible to get a vanity call sign for GMRS.... The call signs they issue are damn near "unspeakable" and really hard to remember. I was issued WQZC486. Try saying THAT quickly, LOL!!!
by LagunaH1
Mon May 29, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Trail radios.......
Replies: 14
Views: 677

Re: Trail radios.......

There are new rules & regulations coming for both FRS and GMRS radio services.

As I recall, FRS radios will be allowed to run more power (2 watts as compared to the current 0.5 watts) while GMRS radios get more channels to operate on
by LagunaH1
Thu May 11, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Kinzer OffRoad Bumper - Reviewed
Replies: 65
Views: 3717

Re: Kinzer Off-Road Bumper - Reviewed - Moab Tested

How much does it weigh?


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by LagunaH1
Tue May 02, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering brace
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: Steering brace

Thanks for the excellent explanation. Makes a lot of sense



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by LagunaH1
Tue May 02, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Get Togethers (GTGs)
Topic: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7
Replies: 374
Views: 16598

Re: MOAB 2017 - May 1-7

Let me know what your thoughts are about the decent from Top of the world, assuming you are going "counter clockwise" on the loop part of the trail
by LagunaH1
Tue May 02, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering brace
Replies: 11
Views: 709

Re: Steering brace

N00b question:

What problem does this solve?
by LagunaH1
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch Line Won't Retract
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: Winch Line Won't Retract

That bumper looks awesome, can't help but imagine it on a MY17 truck with its black grille

I so badly want to head to Moab to hang out with you guys but it's not looking good in terms of getting away


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by LagunaH1
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: My trip to Moab - April 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: My trip to Moab - April 2017

Did you by chance have dinner at the broken oar one of the evenings? I saw a blue PW parked there....


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by LagunaH1
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Limitations of the '16 PW when off-roading
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Limitations of the '16 PW when off-roading

Would the weight REALLY matter if it was only used offroad ? I know there would be problems running @ 70 if it was really heavy. Kinda like tires. No need to have them balanced if they are for off road only & used at low speed trail runs. Give a local driveshaft maker a call. Good point... I was im...
by LagunaH1
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Limitations of the '16 PW when off-roading
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Limitations of the '16 PW when off-roading

Just build or have someone build you a more HD driveshaft, or 2, so you have a spare. Or just have 1 really HD one built just for wheeling. It only takes about 10 minutes or less to take the rear d-shaft off. Just a suggestion. ...not a bad idea actually..... Are there *any* downsides to this, outs...