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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby MikeKey » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:53 am

Thanks. :cheers: I'll post LOTS of photos and my thoughts when it does show up.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby yellowranger1 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:30 am

Love the new intake on there! Looking forward to the bumper, I put some scrapes in mine on a trail in Big Bear the other weekend. Oh well... Too many things on the wish list!
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby MikeKey » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:33 pm

In preparation for our trip to Moab, I've been catching up on some things for the truck. My RamBoxes have been a little disorganized now for some time. So I purchased the Mopar RamBox Cargo Management system. I had it on my previous Ram 1500 and have been meaning to pick it up for some time now. Becuase I use my Ram Boxes like crazy, it's very useful.

Going, to be honest here though. I really feel like this should be standard, or included from RAM when you buy a truck with the RamBox option. I don't understand how it's a dealer "extra". I can see excluding it from a Tradesman, but I have a Laramie.

Anyways, some pictures:

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Also picked up two TEKTON tire gauges. The one I have now is garbage. Why two? Well, I setup my onboard air so that the wife and I can each air up a side of the truck at the same time. This saves time naturally.

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby Hammerballs » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:59 pm

There you go costing me money again MikeKey. I didn't even know that existed and my RamBoxes are a huge cluster f#ck! Is there a best place to purchase it?

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby MikeKey » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:13 pm

Hammerballs wrote:There you go costing me money again MikeKey. I didn't even know that existed and my RamBoxes are a huge cluster f#ck! Is there a best place to purchase it?


Sadly the price is consistent from what I've seen. Amazon is free shipping, so it won my vote this time around. :cheers:

Picture of the old truck, I haven't put anything back into the PW, since I'm reorganizing stuff. But it's really handy, especially if you use the boxes a lot. Worth the money man. :cheers:

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby olyelr » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:53 am

Ive been eyeballing that setup for a while, just wasnt sure if it was worth the money. Thanks for the pics/video/opinion!

I would still love to see your onboard air setup(s)!
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby MikeKey » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:54 am

olyelr wrote:Ive been eyeballing that setup for a while, just wasnt sure if it was worth the money. Thanks for the pics/video/opinion!

I would still love to see your onboard air setup(s)!


I'll take a picture shortly, redoing it this weekend. Just ordered a few more pieces.

As for "worth the money" it's a little overpriced for what it is. But it's worth having, IMO. :D
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby nhfd21348 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:56 am

MikeKey wrote:Thanks. :cheers: I'll post LOTS of photos and my thoughts when it does show up.

Thanks, Love what you are doing to the truck and have done so far. Fingers crossed the bumper will be up to par for Moab can't wait to see it.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby 2011TXPowerWagon » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:48 pm

I really wish I had held out and purchased a power wagon that has ramboxes. I love the functionality of them, it just makes sense. All trucks should have them.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby MikeKey » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:06 pm

So, onboard Air. I never fully finished this project. And we're leaving for Moab in only 5 more days. So I wanted to tackle this.

Last year, I ended up loaning our compressors a few times to help others. This got me thinking about not having a permanently mounted setup. But something I can easily move around, and share with a group if needed.

What I decided to do was to recreate with wood (for speed) one of the RamBox inner compartment lids, and mount my two compressors on it. I also added a fan which I'm wiring in line to the two compressors. This is a 140mm fan and should help keep them cool when in use. Hopefully. :idea:

Anyways, it's really secure, I have two airlines, and can do both sides of the truck at once. Or if we wanted, I can lift it out of the rambox, take it over to someone else's truck, and connect to their battery. Boom, bang, go.

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This will function for now, until later when I do something more permanent. :cheers:
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby olyelr » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:15 pm

How do you power them when they are in your rambox?
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby MikeKey » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:28 pm

olyelr wrote:How do you power them when they are in your rambox?


Anderson connectors with a hard line ran to the Rambox. It's all kinda ghetto rigged right now, a temporary solution at best. But functional. :D
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby Colibri » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:45 am

I really like where you're headed with the air compressor project, makes me wish for ramboxes on my 3rd gen lol.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby MikeKey » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:37 pm

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Picked up the MYFAK (Pro Level) from the American & veteran owned @mymedic10 - While I usually piece together our own kits, there's something to be said for being able to buy a great kit fully stocked and ready to use. And with our Moab trip coming up, we needed something in a hurry.

The MyFak is similar to the IFAK kit currently issued to Marines but in a civilianized version. It easily converts from kitfrom vehicle to foot travel if needed and stows easily.

Having your kit accessible is critical. This Velcro tear away style mounting on a vehicle headrest is brilliant. Easily grabbed from inside while seated or from outside the vehicle. And I'm a big proponent of not having hard cases loose inside the vehicle in case of an accident - soft cases are preferred for all the obvious reasons.

So yeah, I like the bag and the size but it's what's inside that counts right? Here's the scoop (premium contents listed, MSRP $169.95). You can buy the empty bag by itself for $29.99 but it's well worth the price to buy it stocked and ready to go.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby Shaved Ice » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:06 pm

MikeKey wrote:So, onboard Air. I never fully finished this project. And we're leaving for Moab in only 5 more days. So I wanted to tackle this.

Last year, I ended up loaning our compressors a few times to help others. This got me thinking about not having a permanently mounted setup. But something I can easily move around, and share with a group if needed.

What I decided to do was to recreate with wood (for speed) one of the RamBox inner compartment lids, and mount my two compressors on it. I also added a fan which I'm wiring in line to the two compressors. This is a 140mm fan and should help keep them cool when in use. Hopefully. :idea:

Anyways, it's really secure, I have two airlines, and can do both sides of the truck at once. Or if we wanted, I can lift it out of the rambox, take it over to someone else's truck, and connect to their battery. Boom, bang, go.

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This will function for now, until later when I do something more permanent. :cheers:

Great write up. I have been thinking about mounting a power inverter in my Rambox and your post helped. Along with make me want onboard air. :drool:
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby nts007 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:25 pm

I was checking out that my medic bag. Nice setup. I have 3 kits in my truck for work but not quite packaged as well. But I have an eye wash. Add that to your kit. You have no idea how often you need it. I have 2 of these in the truck at all times. https://www.acklandsgrainger.com/en/pro ... rchResults
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby DamageWagon » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:49 pm

That eye wash seems like a good idea. I've never seen that before. On the fire department we used a half quart bottle of saline solution and rest the person on their back. I put a big list together to order through Chinook Medical and forgot to order it :doh: my kit is a mix of basic stuff and straight life-or-death stuff. I kind of skipped everything inbetween... Either you're getting a snoopy bandaid or I'm starting an airway on you lol


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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby MikeKey » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:38 am

nts007 wrote:I was checking out that my medic bag. Nice setup. I have 3 kits in my truck for work but not quite packaged as well. But I have an eye wash. Add that to your kit. You have no idea how often you need it. I have 2 of these in the truck at all times. https://www.acklandsgrainger.com/en/pro ... rchResults
Spray can. They work very well.


Great idea. Last year I got a piece of random metal shaving in my eye, and had to go to an eye doctor to get it removed. :cheers: Our old kit had so much expired stuff and we've used up a lot of the bandages over the last two years and wipes and things. Good reminder to check your kits at intervals and replace items as needed.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby TankerZak » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:39 pm

I threw an Adventure Medical Grizzly edition in my rambox.

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby MikeKey » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:51 pm

I am loving this new bumper

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby Hammerballs » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:40 pm

What do you think MikeKey, any plausible way of drilling the holes to mount the six front Park Sense sensors?

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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby TwinStick » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:14 pm

Better pics of bumper are in order ! :lol:
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby MikeKey » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:41 pm

Hammerballs wrote:What do you think MikeKey, any plausible way of drilling the holes to mount the six front Park Sense sensors?


The angles on this bumper are all wrong for the park sensors. They'd be aimed in weird directions I'd feel. But hey, certainly possible.
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BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby yellowranger1 » Tue May 23, 2017 4:28 pm

I might be mistaken but I think you mentioned installing one of the 4.8 amp blue sea USB ports? Did you ever get around to installing it? If so, have you been happy with it? I've had one sitting around for a while and I'm finally going to give it a go when I get home.
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Re: BoldAdventures 2015 Power Wagon Build

Postby MikeKey » Tue May 23, 2017 5:01 pm

yellowranger1 wrote:I might be mistaken but I think you mentioned installing one of the 4.8 amp blue sea USB ports? Did you ever get around to installing it? If so, have you been happy with it? I've had one sitting around for a while and I'm finally going to give it a go when I get home.


Yes I did install it. Just no photos of it.

I am incredibly happy. I posted awhile back in my stories on Instagram. I popped out the factory USB that is on the dash opposite of the factory 12v. I wired it directly with an inline fuse. I charges A LOT faster, and I really mean a lot. We keep the kiddo's entertained with movies on the ipads. So having those recharge fast is essential to our road sanity. Unlike the cheap ones which are 2.1 and 1.2 amps, both ports on Blue Sea's are 4.8 amps each. :cheers:
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