Post by warrpath4x4 on Sept 4, 2018 9:42:04 GMT -8
Moving onto storage/camping
i picked up this box over 3 years ago for free, it was too long to use in a short bed truck so i had planned on cutting it in half and making end caps, then use it for camping gear on a trailer. well the trailer isn't going to happen but this weekend i did start working on the box so we can at least throw it in the bed of the truck and use it.
getting things measured out
probably should have hauled it down to where my plasma cutter is but the sawzall worked fine.
i recently picked up some new toys... i mean tools. so this was my first time using a bead roller and my new box/pan brake. my bead lines definitely are not the straightest.
but all in all it turned out ok. i was going to just rivet it on but decided to wait and haul it down to where my welder is and spot weld it on.
then i am going to put some seam sealer in it, and build some dividers for the inside. for right now we will just carry 2 collapsible saw horses to set it on until we make sure it works for us and decide how to build/attach the legs.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Sept 6, 2018 7:50:40 GMT -8
Tuesday night i just pick my kid up in the jeep and my wife sends me a text, " the truck wont start" so i drive to her work (30 miles) after just driving 45 miles from my work. she says it wont crank, she is just getting a click, the lights and windows work. i had noticed some corrosion on one of the batteries this weekend but didn't get around to fixing it. so i get there and check the batteries, both have 12.5 volts, pull the terminals and clean them... nothing, test the fusable link going to the starter solenoid... its fine, try jumping the starter solenoid..... nothing, so i am thinking TIPM issue. so we have it towed to the dealership. yesterday they look at it and there is apparently a common issue where the starter wire is routed behind the air intake piping and the starter wire gets pinched against the starter, chafes the wiring and shorts out the TIPM.
They pulled the wire out, repaired it, re-routed it, and she fires right up. $150 later we are happy campers again, especially since they told me they were booking repairs out 3 weeks but would try and squeeze it in for troubleshooting.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Sept 10, 2018 10:07:53 GMT -8
saturday i walk out into the living room and look out the window and my view is blocked
i dont normally park the truck there, glad it wasnt backed up any further. the branch did hit the truck but didnt do any damage. i should have parked my car under it.
fell right between my sprinkler manifold and the faucet in the yard
it was about 1.5-2 feet across at the base
i went out and cut enough to get the truck and trailer out the driveway, we hauled the car into the shop and went and got hay. 3 more ton brought in for winter. Sunday i went out and cut the branch up.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Dec 30, 2018 19:47:39 GMT -8
A couple of weeks ago i was in Dallas for work and the wife calls me, "i smell diesel outside of the truck" then the next day "there's a puddle of diesel under the engine", great cause i can just run home from Dallas lol. It was leaking between the #4 fuel line and the pass through, and it already had the updated #4 line on it. Went ahead and replaced the fuel line, pass through, and the pass through nut since i was in there already.... no more leak.
This week i got a smarty JR for the land yacht, gained 2 mpg on the freeway bringing it up to 18.5-19, which for having 4.10 gears isnt bad.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Apr 29, 2019 8:11:37 GMT -8
So much fun lately, Last weekend I had to leave Sunday at noon and drive to Seattle for a work thing. So of course Saturday at 11:30 PM the water pump goes out on the truck in Oregon at my parents place, we didn't have one at work ( I work for Cummins) so I had to get a rental car and the wife drove the Jeep last week. Got back from Seattle Friday afternoon, go to my parents house to change the water pump get it torn down and find I also need a new belt tensioner pulley, we didn't have a tensioner at work and I didn't want to wait and also didn't want to pay for a whole new tensioner, I found autozone has the pulley itself for less than $20.
surprisingly the belt was not chewed up.
So new water pump, belt, tensioner pulley, thermostat, and coolant went in.
Post by warrpath4x4 on May 17, 2019 9:30:50 GMT -8
The other week (of course when I was out of town) my wife calls me, "the brake light on the dash wont go off" I tell her to check the brake fluid and it was low, she runs it to the tire shop after topping it off and they say they cant find anything. I had ordered brake pads front and rear and was planning on tackling that this last weekend and looking for a leak. Friday night we go to dinner and when I was walking around the truck the front passenger wheel and tire was covered in brake fluid, so along with the front brakes it got a new caliper on that side, I only got the fronts done and need to do the rear next weekend.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Jul 16, 2019 7:18:41 GMT -8
My 8yo has a Friday night/Saturday rodeo about 3.5 hours from our house so were going to go camp Friday night. Modified the rack over the last couple days from when it was on the Chevy. I use shank eye bolts to mount it giving me more tie down points. I also worked on my chuckbox (at the top of the screen) just to realize it wasnt going to work, back to the drawing board.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Jul 23, 2019 7:26:41 GMT -8
Friday night we drove up to Grand Coulee for my sons rodeo, rolled into contestant parking at 11PM, took about 5 minutes to setup camp and another 10-15 to get bedding situated lol. We are going to be selling this tent though, after owning it for 5 years, our kid is bigger now and theres just not enough room to be comfortable in it.
and the reason for all of it
calf comes out of the chute about 10 feet and hit the park brake and stopped on a dime.... the kid did not stop
I'm with you on the tent. I have two small boys, 2.5 and 1 year, and we are already cramped in our Mt. Shasta. I want to do a teardrop with a bunk, like the ones from Bend Teardrops, and get a hardshell for the roof for when they get older.
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Post by warrpath4x4 on Sept 20, 2019 8:54:32 GMT -8
*yesterday* After getting rained out the other weekend at the toyotirestrailpass I was really missing our RTT (that sold the same day listed). I just ordered a new one today but this one is bigger and will fit all of us better. its supposed to be here Wednesday, I will get it mounted up Friday, and we are planning on camping Saturday. also looking at a foxwing awning with annex, but that will not be available for next weekend.
*today* That was quick! I ordered the tent yesterday, I just got a call "ya i'm here with your tent, where do you want it?"