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by Mule
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3183
Views: 448410

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Guess who's getting a new rear end! :cash: :( Been getting more diff noise than usual from the back under acceleration, especially 30-50mph. Local shop I have oil changes done at noted a leaking pinion seal again - was replaced last year by my buddy's shop. Had them take a look at it again while I w...
by Mule
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Power Wagons in Moab 2020 - May 4th - May 8th - Registration Open

GMRS only requires a license for high power (>2W) and repeaters. Otherwise it can be run license-free simplex and <=2W. Edited to add: on the "Gear" page, BTECH UV-5X3 is listed. That is not, and cannot be, a legal GMRS radio. It's a ham radio, not type-certified for FRS or GMRS use. Will it work, y...
by Mule
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: 12V Troubleshooting
Topic: Share your switches setup
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Share your switches setup

Custom center console for stuff, inverter tucked under there along with some DC distribution and duplex outlet. 3d-printed plates for USB charger (standalone USB goes to the headunit) and inverter switch. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/PW-Console/i-P9kfRWp/0/5683092d/L/IMG_20171209_141819236-L.jp...
by Mule
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: I still like this truck.
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: I still like this truck.

you'll have better luck finding me if you go north where there's snow. :lol: First avy class of the season this weekend. Intro class friday night with on-snow saturday, then a rescue course sunday. I'll likely spend an hour or two of new years in the backyard playing with beacons so I don't embarras...
by Mule
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: I still like this truck.
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: I still like this truck.

There's likely some rain (snow) fading on that path, might pick up a few db in clear skies and with that a little less latency as data rate/qam constellation changes. "Communications Technician" is what I generally call myself. Similar to "Test Engineer" at my real job, it's more jack-of-all-trades ...
by Mule
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: I still like this truck.
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: I still like this truck.

So the problematic shot just wasn't doable. I think the simulation software had bad DEM data. Couple trips by other techs in the past few months, including one to get an LTE gateway installed. Running 3 sites over LTE VPN is less than ideal. So coordination happened, equipment happened, and space on...
by Mule
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Interest in a 4 Corners Recovery Group
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Interest in a 4 Corners Recovery Group

Vehicles don't go in wilderness (legally).
"Backcountry" is the word you're looking for. Big difference in land use issues.

And I think a helicopter would be the ultimate recovery rig. :lol:

CO4x4RNR is the big one out here that I know of. Should do one of their courses someday.
by Mule
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Misfire - Cylinder #3
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Misfire - Cylinder #3

Codes?
Had that happen with mine, crank pos sensor and harness.
by Mule
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Does your sunroof leak?
Replies: 13
Views: 687

Re: Does your sunroof leak?

I've got a small drip in a clearance light.
But yeah, that's one of many reasons I don't want a sunroof.
by Mule
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: I still like this truck.
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: I still like this truck.

What do you use to 'rough-in' the alignment of the dish to the remote site? Radios have a couple of signal strength LEDs on them. Sweep one direction, till you see where the signal drops, then picks up again, then drops again. That's one of the side lobes. Sweep the other direction, same deal. Find...
by Mule
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: I still like this truck.
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: I still like this truck.

Trust your equipment. :wink: https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-JvDhFg2/0/681feac6/L/i-JvDhFg2-L.jpg Snowmobile expo this weekend... Thought about taking the moto on Sunday, but had more stuff to bring along than I expected... took the truck instead. I need to get bags on my 1190 for that shit. :ca...
by Mule
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Spam
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: Spam

But what about the 26-year-old executive assistant that has a large appetite for adult adventures? SHE SAID SHE'S INTERESTED IN ME AND YOU DELETED THAT MESSAGE!!!!!!!
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by Mule
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: I still like this truck.
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

I still like this truck.

Even if I spent way too much time in it this weekend. Filled the back seat with computers, test equipment, printers, and gear... then loaded some more shit into the bed. https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-DZSq4Vj/0/2f1c0577/L/i-DZSq4Vj-L.jpg Stop by the equipment depot for dishes/totes with more ge...
by Mule
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Any way to drive with door open 19 pw?
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Any way to drive with door open 19 pw?

RustyPW wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:57 pm
I'm glad I don't have these issues with my 3G. :mrgreen:
No freakin' shit.
I keep thinking about how nice it'd be to have a newer truck... then I read stuff like this.
by Mule
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: RTIC Coolers
Replies: 11
Views: 2582

Re: RTIC Coolers

I still like the Orion coolers. https://photos.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/20170909/i-5S4przF/1/f3e95cab/L/IMG_20170908_094533137_HDR-L.jpg Mule, I love my Orion Cooler its bomb, but i also love my Jackson Kayaks. What is your connection with Orion Coolers? Taught an avy class for some of those guys a ...
by Mule
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: antenna mounts for rambox?
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: antenna mounts for rambox?

Roof will give you better performance than hood/bed/etc mounts. Better ground plane, better take-off angles, etc etc etc. NMO/Hole-in-the-roof .... I was hesitant at first too, but after drilling 3 holes in the roof of my pickup I can honestly say it's easier than I expected and works way better tha...
by Mule
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: 12vdc to 5vdc output hub
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: 12vdc to 5vdc output hub

Some USB devices need to negotiate with the host/charger for power delivery, so just putting 5V on the lines doesn't work with those devices. Very device-dependent. Samsung phones are really picky about what they'll take power from. My Motorola stuff doesn't care - if there's power there, it'll take...
by Mule
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: 12vdc to 5vdc output hub
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: 12vdc to 5vdc output hub

if you want something done right.... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Unfiled/i-H5fCrNv/0/608e3115/L/IMG_20150824_223319424_HDR-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Unfiled/i-qDjLt5q/0/22d49d1f/L/IMG_20151023_173709888-L.jpg ...gonna have to do it yourself. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Unfiled...
by Mule
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Down
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: Power Wagon Down

OUCH!!!
by Mule
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Well.... It may be time again ;)
Replies: 22
Views: 1750

Re: Well.... It may be time again ;)

only a 3500? :roll: :lol:
by Mule
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Split Personality Tailgate
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: Split Personality Tailgate

That'd be a big noooooooooope for me.
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Get the hitch and trailer's jack far enough from the receiver that the trailer clears the tailgate. Not that big of a deal.
by Mule
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Meet and Greet Denver?
Replies: 13
Views: 1357

Re: Meet and Greet Denver?

This still a thing?
by Mule
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Suspension & Lifts
Topic: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?
Replies: 33
Views: 2326

Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Mine works great. Shift into 4 (high or low), press the button, light blinks... if it doesn't disengage in a second or two, a wiggle of the steering wheel to unbind things is all it takes.
Lockers are the problematic feature.
by Mule
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Rausch Creek 2019 June 21,22,23
Replies: 71
Views: 10532

Re: Rausch Creek 2019 June 21,22,23

Same weekend as field day... there'd better be some radios on and antennas in the air. :lol:
http://www.arrl.org/field-day
by Mule
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Fire Extinguisher
Replies: 11
Views: 1110

Re: Fire Extinguisher

I'm not sure how you're getting in/out of the truck, but I have literally never had that issue. :rofl: