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by Cactus Red
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Trucks For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE 2009 PW - AKA CACTUS RED
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: FOR SALE 2009 PW - AKA CACTUS RED

PRICE DROPPED TO $22,000.00
by Cactus Red
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Trucks For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE 2009 PW - AKA CACTUS RED
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: FOR SALE 2009 PW - AKA CACTUS RED

I don't have a Facebook account- never found it interesting. If it can be linked, I'd appreciate it.
by Cactus Red
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Trucks For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE 2009 PW - AKA CACTUS RED
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: FOR SALE 2009 PW - AKA CACTUS RED

Dropping the price to:

$23,000.00 OBO
by Cactus Red
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Trucks For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE 2009 PW - AKA CACTUS RED
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: FOR SALE 2009 PW - AKA CACTUS RED

It's time. I have greatly enjoyed it, put a real amount of blood, sweat, and more than a few cuss words in to it. Lots of good memories for sure. But, it's time to make the changes needed to use our new camper more efficiently.
by Cactus Red
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Trucks For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE 2009 PW - AKA CACTUS RED
Replies: 7
Views: 762

FOR SALE 2009 PW - AKA CACTUS RED

2009 POWER WAGON, AKA, CACTUS RED 121036 MILES CHINO VALLEY, AZ. PRICE DROPPED TO $22,000.00, OBO CONTACT 928 710 1044 THIS IS ONE OF ONLY 198 MADE IN 2009 FOR CIVILIAN USE, TOTAL PRODUCTION WAS 398 THE '09 FEATURES THE UPGRADED 5.7L HEMI W/ 383 HP, 404 FT/LBS TORQUE TIRES ARE NEW IN APRIL OF 18, FI...
by Cactus Red
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

Re: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon

Our Outdoors RV 24 KTS was tow-able with the PW, but getting under 6 MPG doing so just isn't practical. We have purchased a 4x4 2017 Cummins 2500 MegaCab to replace Cactus Red. So, my time here, even as limited as it has been for the last few years, is over. I will be posting the truck in the For Sa...
by Cactus Red
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

Re: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon

We have a JKUR for the off-road stuff - it's better at that than the PW for that. So, yeah, its time to move on.
by Cactus Red
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

Re: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon

We used premium on most of the trip - the 85 octane regular didn't work so well...
by Cactus Red
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

Re: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon

Trailer dry weight is 6680 lbs, a full load of water (80.gallons), adds 660, batteries and propane are another 220, so with our other stuff loaded, we are over 8K.
by Cactus Red
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

Re: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon

The new trailer is just a bit more that the PW likes to pull. After a 4000 mile trip thru UT, CO, WY, MT, OR,ID and the local towing here in the mountains, we see MPG's consistently below 6. The lowest was 4.0 (32 miles on a 1/4 tank in northern CO), highest was 7.8 (from the top of Lolo Pass, MT to...
by Cactus Red
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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 10:48 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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 10:04 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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 10:29 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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 9:14 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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 4:50 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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 10:00 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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 9:44 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Glad to hear that it made an improvement!
by Cactus Red
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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 12:04 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Outdoors RV uses Monroe Gas shocks.
by Cactus Red
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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 11:18 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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 10:42 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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 11:37 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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 8:10 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 277
Views: 59680

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.