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by Vee
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Overkill? (Snatch Block)
Replies: 39
Views: 1052

Re: Overkill? (Snatch Block)

Use the app on this:
https://www.safe-xtract.com
This is the app that our recovery trainer uses for Colorado 4x4 Rescue and recovery .
by Vee
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: Overkill? (Snatch Block)
Replies: 39
Views: 1052

Re: Overkill? (Snatch Block)

Use the app on this:
https://www.safe-xtract.com
This is the app that our recovery trainer uses for Colorado 4x4 Rescue and recovery .
by Vee
Sun May 06, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Sleeping Platform Build
Replies: 12
Views: 1082

Re: Sleeping Platform Build

Nicely done
by Vee
Wed May 02, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: '08 Winch Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: '08 Winch Questions

I bought the control plug harness on Amazon. Look for the M15000 harness. It doesn't have the low voltage wire so I took off that whole harness. You do have to drop the winch to install, and the wiring is different from the way Dodge wires it, so if you struggle with wiring you may need to get help ...
by Vee
Tue May 01, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: '08 Winch Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: '08 Winch Questions

I had the same issues. I fixed mine by replacing the harness from the plug into the control box with a Warn replacement plug for a M15000. I also bypassed the thermal switch and the low voltage interrupt. It was a pain, but cost less than 60 bucks to fix, and now no nannies.
by Vee
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: MOAB 2018 - It was awesome!
Replies: 172
Views: 12869

Re: MOAB 2018 - CANCELLED

Did you sign up originally?
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Yep, we have been signed up since day 1. We just cut down our length of time due to some volunteer commitments. I rarely post over here. John Carroll
by Vee
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: MOAB 2018 - It was awesome!
Replies: 172
Views: 12869

Re: MOAB 2018 - CANCELLED

I will be there on Sunday. It's 360 miles from my house with an 11000 ft pass in between so should be there before dark. We were going to camp without the trailer, but as long as there's going to be room we are planning on bringing it. John
by Vee
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Good places to move to in the southwest
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: Good places to move to in the southwest

Well, I can hunt off the back porch. I have a herd of 30 mule deer almost daily. I wasn't sure about the taxes, but for us as retired military, the bennies are good. Good luck with your search. Trust me, if you look, you can find heaven on earth. We happened on our area by pure chance this time last...
by Vee
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Good places to move to in the southwest
Replies: 12
Views: 794

Re: Good places to move to in the southwest

We live in Westcliffe Colorado. Not sure about retirement taxes, but this is the best place we have ever lived. The climate is great, views are amazing, plenty to do and the people are wonderful. No smog, no traffic, cheaper real estate, and only about 4000 people in the county. We are also in the t...
by Vee
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intial Impressions from a Noob
Replies: 36
Views: 2285

Re: Intial Impressions from a Noob

Funny, but who are we to talk? Our 3/4 ton trucks can’t legally carry 1500 pounds. Very true, but our trucks are very specifically designed for off-road capability. It's a compromise that I'm willing to live with. If you want haul 2000 lbs, get a standard Ram 2500 with the 392 and the 4.10 gears fo...
by Vee
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Folding in Mirrors for better fuel mileage?
Replies: 25
Views: 1136

Re: Folding in Mirrors for better fuel mileage?

Sounds like a good way to run over a Prius. Most states also require a drivers side door mirror. Probably all states. I would vote no.
by Vee
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch works 5 seconds or less
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: Winch works 5 seconds or less

So it was the plug, specifically the ground wire in the plug. I replaced it with a new one, made sure every connection was sparkly clean and removed the LVI and the thermal overload. It's almost like a normal Warn now. I also put in an Odyssey extreme battery, so hopefully now I am good. I know I ha...
by Vee
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: My extreme snow run
Replies: 30
Views: 1817

Re: My extreme snow run

Looks like fun. Here in southern Colorado there is barely any snow yet. I could still get to a 13000 ft pass near me with no issue. Maybe Thursday we will get that storm from the PNW...
by Vee
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch works 5 seconds or less
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: Winch works 5 seconds or less

When you fixed it. Pack de-electrical grease in the plug socket. It will keep the socket connections from rusting out. Make sure you get the back of the socket too. I used dielectric grease on all my connections for the lockers and swaybar, and I did the winch remote too. It looks pretty good, but ...
by Vee
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch works 5 seconds or less
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: Winch works 5 seconds or less

Thanks Coder. I give up today. It is cold and I am losing patience. I will try to work on it this weekend when it warms up. FYI, you don't have to remove the bumper to drop the winch. I removed the side rollers and upper roller on the fairlead and used an extension on the 4 bolts. Everything else co...
by Vee
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch works 5 seconds or less
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: Winch works 5 seconds or less

The winch is out now, cleaned the contacts. Hooked it to the battery and it worked fine. Unhooked battery, bolted cover on, retested, no work. Bypassed LVI, bypassed thermal, no work. Each relay in the control pack gets power to the small wires, but still won't work. I am thinking the control plug, ...
by Vee
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch works 5 seconds or less
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: Winch works 5 seconds or less

Do I need to drop the winch to get the control pack off? I'm not sure, but I swear I heard electrical arcing from the control pack. It was hard to pin down because it happened so fast and my patience was gone...
by Vee
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch works 5 seconds or less
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: Winch works 5 seconds or less

Battery is at least 2 years old. I bought the truck January 2016, it was in it. Should have enough juice for a no load wind up.
by Vee
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch works 5 seconds or less
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: Winch works 5 seconds or less

I already bypassed the thermal cutout, so I think it might be the low voltage interrupt, but I'm not sure.
by Vee
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Winch works 5 seconds or less
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Winch works 5 seconds or less

I had no luck with a search, so here goes. My winch worked 2 days ago when I hooked up to my travel trailer in a wind storm. Yesterday I went to spool it back up and it only works for about 5 seconds and then stops and has to rest for 30 seconds. I had to remove the cable, and of course lost the cab...
by Vee
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Whats your Favorite Trails?
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Whats your Favorite Trails?

Some trails that I like in the wagon: Mojave Road Death Valley trails: Mengel Pass, Steele Pass, Lippincott Pass, Echo Canyon Colorado: (so far, got way more exploration to do) Hermit Pass (easy but rough) Blanca Peak (plan on scratches and dents in a wagon) Medano Pass (lots of brush, plan on scrat...
by Vee
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Whats your Favorite Trails?
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Whats your Favorite Trails?

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I don't recommend Mt Blanca in your new wagon. After nearly rolling on the way up, I chose a safer line. It did not go well...
by Vee
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 3rd Gen Front Driveshaft Removal?
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: 3rd Gen Front Driveshaft Removal?

I did mine, just don't remember how. I think I just used a long extension for that end. It was harder at the axle end because of the torx bolts. You need a long torx on a socket drive to get enough leverage.
by Vee
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Braces
Replies: 31
Views: 1874

Re: Steering Braces

Well, it was huge in my mind. It cured the steering clunk for a while. Besides, huge is relative... shoulda seen these huge halibut I caught a couple years ago...
by Vee
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Braces
Replies: 31
Views: 1874

Re: Steering Braces

I put a DOR brace on my 07. No fitment issues, and a huge improvement in steering feel.