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by Cactus Red
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Never heard back from the service manager. Guess I will have to stop by in person... On another note, we decided to install a rear camera on the trailer. Didn't want to run wires, so after reading up on wireless units, bought an RVS Simple Sight 155W model. The 5" monitor isn't too obtrusive, plugs ...
by Cactus Red
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Got the truck back yesterday. Spent 15 minutes with the service manager. The tech reinstall the bolt without loctite... He claims it's not needed. I asked that they order a new set of bolts. If they they have loctite on them from the factory, they will swap them out. I'll know on Monday if its going...
by Cactus Red
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

So, I got my 500 miles of break in done yesterday. I'd been checking temps since it was done, and yesterday's drive from Chino Valley to Flagstaff was the first long trip on the interstate. Temps were great - never saw it over 134 degrees. Then... Decided to go ahead with changing the fluid, and pul...
by Cactus Red
Tue May 29, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Thanks for the info on the Lucas product. I'd done a full service in March when I installed the AFE cover. It looked fine, no metal or sparkles. I suspect it was making noise prior to that, but I'm more than a little deaf - been working in a machine shop for 30 years, and used to shoot 10 to 12 thou...
by Cactus Red
Sat May 26, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

$4600.00 and change later, it's done. I thought it was pinion bearings from the noise, ended up the LDS had started to fail. That's why it needed an all new carrier and LSD.
by Cactus Red
Wed May 23, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Wow... I stopped in to look at the warranty info - they have over $3600.00 in parts alone to rebuild a diff. That's nuts. $990.00 for gears, a new Track Rite E-Locker and Limited Slip $2200.00, all new bearing from the flanges in, and gasket sets. So in essence, it will be a new rear diff from flang...
by Cactus Red
Wed May 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Well, I guess towing heavy has bit me in the butt. The old PW has been wheeled hard over the years - probably have tapped the pinion flange once or twice along the way. Over the last few week we started to get a little whine on decel at 35/45 MPH. Due to odd circumstances, I couldn't get it in until...
by Cactus Red
Wed May 23, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Glad to hear that it made an improvement!
by Cactus Red
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Decided MPG's were more important than traction. The AT2"s are much more efficient than the knobby's.

Let us know how you like the CRE system and shocks! Did you go with the wet bolt setup as well?
by Cactus Red
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Outdoors RV uses Monroe Gas shocks.
by Cactus Red
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

The trailer does excellent on washboard roads. My wife left a plastic hair clip on the bathroom sink, and after 5 miles of severe washboard and 60 miles of highway, it was still there. The upgraded suspension package (MORryde CRE 3000) and shocks on the BackCounty model is phenomenal.
by Cactus Red
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Measured trailer tongue weight - it came in at roughly 1400 lbs with tanks empty. So the EazLift Elite 1000 hitch will be for sale shortly, and it's being replaced by a Blue Ox SwayPro 1500. I'll also be trying to move a couple items out of the front storage compartment to lighten it some. Most of t...
by Cactus Red
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Yeah, we're towing heavy - we'll have better gear ratios/MPG with stockers. The truck is changing it's duties to some extent - we have a JKUR to take the hard trail miles. The truck will still get it's work in tho, but I'll have to be a bit more careful of the diffs.
by Cactus Red
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

The carcass construction was why I went with the Copper - the Pro was an excellent tire. I suspect the Maxx is as well if not towing heavy. I wonder if it's the tall small lugs causing tread squirm. In any case, they are gone, and the Toyo AT2's are on. We'll give them a test soon. They already feel...
by Cactus Red
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

The STT Pros were 315/70-17's at 30K, so they were well worn. Both were E rated, but lower pressure on the 315's for max weight capacity.
by Cactus Red
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

The ODRV trailer is perfect for the west. Solidly built, well insulated, huge water capacity, 235/80-16 tires and excellent suspension, what's not to like? It's heavy, but the truck does fine. Figure 45 to 50 MPH at 4k rpm on steep grades with stock tires. Regular roads are no big deal. We are using...
by Cactus Red
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Well, we had a terrible first trip on the Cooper ST Maxx's while towing the trailer. I checked the hitch, played with air pressure front and rear, and still had severe sway in wind and steep downhill grades at freeway speeds. I had to slow to 45 MPH and continue to hit the trailer brakes down Copper...
by Cactus Red
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Got 31000 miles out of the 315/70-17 Cooper ST Pros. All in all, they were an excellent tire. Very good traction, very tough sidewalls. But, as part of now towing our new camper, I decided to go back to stock tires in a slightly less aggressive tread pattern. The truck is now wearing 285/70-17 Coope...
by Cactus Red
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Greetings! It's been a while... We've joined the heavy towing club. Bought an Outdoors RV Black Rock 24KTS. If you haven't seen one, I'm not surprised. They are a small scale manufacture of truly capable trailers designed for off grid camping. Dry weight is 6900 lbs, but add in the 90 gallons of wat...
by Cactus Red
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Synthetic rope install
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Synthetic rope install

I replaced my synthetic rope last October after 7 years of service. If you take care of it, it will last a long time. Once off the drum, I salvaged two extensions from the old 90' line, one 25', the other 20'. Get the tools you need to splice rope - it's easy to do. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
by Cactus Red
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

3000 to 3500 miles. Camber is measured at 0.6, so I get very even wear.

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by Cactus Red
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

I'm at 20k + on the tires, and I expect to get to 30k before replacing them. At that point I would guess they will be under half tread depth. Tires went into service in Nov of 2015, so if they get me thru to this Nov, I'll be very pleased. Traction is still excellent, but they are starting to talk t...
by Cactus Red
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

100,000 miles on the truck!
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by Cactus Red
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dillon Aero Minigun Demo
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Dillon Aero Minigun Demo

...at the AZ Game nad Fish Expo at Ben Avery Shooting Range. With over a hundred exhibitors and lots of guns available to shoot, it's always a fun day. But, when Dillon shows up, that takes the cake. The gun was cool, and so was the Aussie sourced Toyota HiLux diesel it was mounted on. And Miss Dec ...
by Cactus Red
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 266
Views: 55236

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

My buddy Dustin drew a picture of Cactus Red for me. Done in water color pens, it's a way cool rendition of the truck.