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by Mule
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 355557

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Short-bed's good enough. :lol: https://photos.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/20181209/i-5jkCs5v/0/88349f41/L/i-5jkCs5v-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/20181209/i-8tPVPNx/0/6ef95bf3/L/i-8tPVPNx-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/20181209/i-Nb7GPS3/0/3fad5ab7/L/i-Nb7GPS3-L.jpg https://...
by Mule
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 355557

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Snow week? 8-) Just about packed, got most of the course work gone through. Heading north for a week of snow dork training. First load-up with the new glides installed in the bed. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-88wZpnN/0/791a655d/L/IMG_20181207_103339224-L.jpg Wide-Glides are just the ...
by Mule
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Cell Booster install
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Cell Booster install

Portable booster is a go. Tripod, adapter plate, pole mount, and antenna. ~90ft of (kinda shitty) RG58, might try a different/better brand with a little more shielding... don't really want to make the jump to LMR400, but it'd help with the cable loss quite a bit. Will give it a go from the mountains...
by Mule
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Reloaderguy's Build Thread - Content Removed
Replies: 299
Views: 35669

Re: Reloaderguy's Build Thread - Content Removed

Have you contacted the vendor? Some small mom-and-pop operations don't know a thing about copyright, "if it's on the internet it's free and we can use it", right? Explain the situation... "When I visited your site on 22 November 2018, at http:/goatse.cx/products/hugebuttplug.html, the product image ...
by Mule
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Cell Booster install
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Cell Booster install

Also worth noting, and it might seem obvious, but - It's not going to "make" service where there isn't anything. It will boost a weak signal into something useable. If you want service where there isn't anything, you'll need IP (Satellite works well; ~$1000 hardware and $100/mo) and a cellular netwo...
by Mule
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Cell Booster install
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Cell Booster install

Testing in the truck this evening I got about 20dB better on voice and 10dB better on 4G. (Measured on the phone's info screen.) Testing in the house earlier I got about 10dB better all around, but the outside antenna was in a real shitty position and had no ground plane. It did help though, and I s...
by Mule
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Cell Booster install
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Cell Booster install

Got tired of shitty coverage in the mountains. Have a booster (older Wilson) in the F550, and it works well. Time to get one in the PW. Mag-mount/NMO antenna up last week. Might drill a hole next summer, for now i'll deal with mag-mount. (If I do drill the roof, i'll probably knock out a hole for UH...
by Mule
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?
Replies: 41
Views: 1027

Re: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?

Had that problem a few years back. Pulling a trailer and I never got up to temp... https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-hNV66K9/1/a4ca2dc4/L/IMG_20150201_190213409-L.jpg New t-stat and the problem was fixed. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-F98mZpm/1/1d0bea8f/L/IMG_20150205_13265...
by Mule
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New License Plates
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: New License Plates

I wish Colorado had a Snowmobiler plate like Utah does.
There was a push for a Stay The Trail plate a few years ago, but politics got involved. :(

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by Mule
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 355557

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

I got another antenna :doh:
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also $4.499/gal for 91E0 :( place I used to go to no longer sells fuel. Another place still kinda-local is ... expensive. :shock:
by Mule
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Re-installing a couple of HAM radios
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Re-installing a couple of HAM radios

Personally, I'd go for a car stereo amp install kit. They're inexpensive, come with power cable, fuse, short ground cable, terminals, and some other cables/wires for amps.
I have 8AWG to the amp/radio in my pickup, seems to work fine.
by Mule
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 355557

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Should prolong the life of the shitty herculiner in there.
I'm really not impressed with the stuff - save yourself the hassle/headache/time/mess and just have line-x shoot it.
Live and learn. :doh:
by Mule
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 355557

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Wide glides installed. Scratch another project off my list.
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by Mule
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 355557

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Quick run to Home Depot for some sheet metal screws tonight, then set up the ramp and light to work on the tailgate... https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-NPLXwcX/0/c68eb784/L/IMG_20181106_214454939-L.jpg Cut and installed Caliber Low-Profile Grip Glides on the tailgate. https://photos.smug...
by Mule
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Power Wagons in Moab 2019 - Monday, April 29th – Friday, May 3rd
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: Power Wagons in Moab 2019 - Monday, April 29th – Friday, May 3rd

always scheduled the same week as spring fling... sorry, but i'll be on the snow. :P
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by Mule
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: What are you using for commo on the trail?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

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

XPR5550e mobile with HCH for me, along with a fleet of portables (XPR/XTS's). Guts mounted under the back seat https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-Bftds6q/0/b380f8cf/L/i-Bftds6q-L.jpg Cable runs under the carpet, pokes out behind the transfer case https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-9NrkWds/0/66dff2...
by Mule
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: What are you using for commo on the trail?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

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

Budget? :cash: :lol: Who do you want to chat with, and what do they have? (Go with that.) Cellphones have their obvious limitations of requiring infrastructure to do anything. Boosters help. Satphones, expensive... both hardware and minutes. They're not as fast/easy as a cellphone, so don't think th...
by Mule
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Front pinion seal replacement.
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Front pinion seal replacement.

That was really all that was involved with the rear, when I did it earlier this year. You'll need a puller to get the spline adapter off. It's also got a shitload of torque on the nut when you reassemble. Get everything reassembled, top off diff fluid. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-4x...
by Mule
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 355557

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Door hinge. :thppt: Ordered a replacement off amazon. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-CDsCZkf/0/3b33bd33/L/IMG_20181025_205304352_HDR-L.jpg Hosed it down a few times with the enamel paint from my kitchen sink refinishing kit. Knew I held onto that can for a reason... :roll: Door came of...
by Mule
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New PW Pup
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: New PW Pup

PUPPY!!!!!!
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by Mule
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Wilsonsinak's Build - 2006 Power Wagon "Alaska Build"
Replies: 26
Views: 2322

Re: Wilsonsinak's Build - 2006 Power Wagon "Alaska Build"

"Backcountry".
No vehicles in wilderness.
by Mule
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: New Tools Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 768

Re: New Tools Thread

and on topic, sorta. Not really a new tool, but an upgrade to one i've had. RALS has two marine cig lighter outputs. Light head uses one of them, when i'm using it as an area light. https://photos.smugmug.com/Equipment/i-jxrLD48/0/5cb9b7db/L/i-jxrLD48-L.jpg I have a cig lighter to Anderson adapter, ...
by Mule
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: New Tools Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 768

Re: New Tools Thread

We've got a Kaeser system at work. It's nice when it works, but we've had some issues with it too. One included a call at about 1745 on a friday night just as I was getting ready to leave from one of hte manufacturing engineers. "Can you come down and look at the compressor? I think it's broke." Go ...
by Mule
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Spare Fuel
Replies: 22
Views: 790

Re: Spare Fuel

>Buy 5-gallon jerry can from hardware store of your choice >Throw the spills-fuel-all-over-thanks-to-the-EPA spout in the garbage >buy replacement kits from canada off ebay >place jerry can in bed of pickup >??? >profit https://photos.smugmug.com/Equipment/i-dkzJFRP/0/bf46d560/L/IMG_20151211_2340531...
by Mule
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The new guy
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: The new guy

your "garage" almost looks smaller than mine. :cry: