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by Cactus Red
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 245
Views: 50686

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: 245
Views: 50686

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: 245
Views: 50686

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: 245
Views: 50686

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: 245
Views: 50686

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: 245
Views: 50686

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: 245
Views: 50686

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: 245
Views: 50686

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: 245
Views: 50686

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: 245
Views: 50686

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: 409

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: 245
Views: 50686

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: 245
Views: 50686

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: 245
Views: 50686

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: 392

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: 245
Views: 50686

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.
by Cactus Red
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2017 Parker 425 YouTube videos are up!
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: 2017 Parker 425 YouTube videos are up!

Hey Mark! How's it been? Will you be at primm this weekend? Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk All is well on the home front. Work has gone crazy - we're an all defense aerospace job shop, and the orders have started pouring in. That's a good thing, we give thanks to President Trump for that. I onl...
by Cactus Red
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2017 Parker 425 YouTube videos are up!
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: 2017 Parker 425 YouTube videos are up!

If you haven't seen a Trophy Truck without the fibreglass, here's agood look at the #41 truck when it was built.

(Note: Not my video - wish it was tho...)
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by Cactus Red
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2017 Parker 425 YouTube videos are up!
Replies: 4
Views: 428

2017 Parker 425 YouTube videos are up!

Nuther great time at the 2017 Parker 425. Spec-tater'ed again this year out at North Well. Got some good video at three places. Turn up the volume and listen for the sounds of the trucks as they approach. The course was it's normal brutal self - over a 50% attrition rate. Times were down as well - t...
by Cactus Red
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds & Want Ads
Topic: 2011 Custom AT Overland Equipment Chaser Trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: 2011 Custom AT Overland Equipment Chaser Trailer

Nice! Great equipment built by great guys, and offer excellent service to their products.They are here in Prescott, I know them all as a customer and friends. This is a solid value. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by une...
by Cactus Red
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strangest thing yet...
Replies: 11
Views: 976

Re: Strangest thing yet...

They won't guarantee the work without it. I guess it's common to crack the plastic lines.

Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
by Cactus Red
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strangest thing yet...
Replies: 11
Views: 976

Re: Strangest thing yet...

I did OK chasing the rally cars, kept the closing car in sight, even after 11.5 miles. I know the volunteers got a kick out of seeing a FS truck at 65 to 70 MPH. I do have the advantage of knowing the roads very well tho.
by Cactus Red
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strangest thing yet...
Replies: 11
Views: 976

Re: Strangest thing yet...

Holy crap. Tank alone is $749.00, pump is $333.00, and they guestimated 4 hours labor. I'll submit it to the insurance co. and see how it goes. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay acc...
by Cactus Red
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strangest thing yet...
Replies: 11
Views: 976

Strangest thing yet...

Spent Friday evening and today running sweep at the Prescott Rally. Sometime this morning, a piece of steel was kicked up off the course by the left front tire. It punctured the fuel tank about 3" above the skid. It wasn't a stream, just a fast drip. I carry Permatex Fuel Tank epoxy in my kit, somet...
by Cactus Red
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: The Cactus Red mod thread.
Replies: 245
Views: 50686

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Almost exactly 5 years ago, two DieHard Platinum batteries were put in the truck. Today I noticed the windows were sluggish, and after isolating the rear battery, found they were at 12.32 (front G65) and 12.30 (rear G31) volts after sitting all weekend. Those batteries are no longer available at Sea...