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Today, 06:24 AM
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Posted By Belzelbub

I wouldnít trust them at all. Way rusted. Maybe...

I wouldnít trust them at all. Way rusted. Maybe itís the angle of the pics, but I donít see a torsion bar. Is there no suspension on that trailer?
06-08-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By Belzelbub

I had a 2010 Tundra with the 5.7 from 2010 until...

I had a 2010 Tundra with the 5.7 from 2010 until 2017. Had over 100K miles on it when I sold it. I know the above are problems to some, but I never had an issue. Just from what Iíve heard, I think...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-07-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By Belzelbub

Well, then. Did you claim salvage rights?

Well, then. Did you claim salvage rights?
06-07-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,206
Posted By Belzelbub

What's the weight of the boat, and what is the...

What's the weight of the boat, and what is the truck you are looking at rated to tow? That should tell you something.

IIRC, when I had a Taco, the tow package was pretty much just the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-06-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Belzelbub

Looks like there might be hope. ...

Looks like there might be hope.

https://gizmodo.com/fcc-finally-votes-to-allow-carriers-to-automatically-bl-1835298938

Previously, carriers could get fined for not delivering calls. Now, they...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-03-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Belzelbub

Caller ID spoofing. It’s fairly easy to do. And...

Caller ID spoofing. It’s fairly easy to do. And it’s been happening for years.
06-03-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Belzelbub

No. That rating shouldnít include car contents. ...

No. That rating shouldnít include car contents. Max GCVWR would include weight of car, contents in car, and weight of trailer. Max GVWR would include weight of car, contents in car, and tongue...
06-03-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By Belzelbub

Do you use the converter on both vehicles? If...

Do you use the converter on both vehicles? If not, Iíd check there. I got rid of the adapters and just wired my trailer with a 7 pin. One less point of failure.

Now, to check the truck. DO NOT...
06-03-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Belzelbub

You have your answer as 2200 > 2000. A...

You have your answer as 2200 > 2000.

A vehicle with a 2000 lb tow rating is not really designed for towing regularly. I’d also be surprised if that 2200 lbs included everything. Boat...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-02-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,017
Posted By Belzelbub

Pay attention to the signage while in Texas. ...

Pay attention to the signage while in Texas. Unlike FL, if a Texas restaurant wants to be no-carry, then they simply have to post a particular sign. If they do, then it becomes illegal to carry in...
05-29-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,379
Posted By Belzelbub

The water could have definitely been the issue. ...

The water could have definitely been the issue. A while back I was dealing with water in the fuel. Engines would idle all day, but I'd get surging before one of them would die when running at a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-26-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,706
Posted By Belzelbub

Agreed for the most part. Though depending on...

Agreed for the most part. Though depending on how busy your particular Walmart is, you might want to make an appointment once your tires arrive at the store. I did, and it was pretty quick. Went...
05-25-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,843
Posted By Belzelbub

Not to my knowledge. Some have a high idle...

Not to my knowledge. Some have a high idle switch, but not a regen switch. At least not in the personal truck market.

One word about towing. If you are towing heavy for short trips, you are...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-24-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,344
Posted By Belzelbub

You only need to use the card when clearing by...

You only need to use the card when clearing by land. We had to cross a few times at El Paso - Juarez border. What was supposed to happen was that you hand the driver the cards. He waves them at...
05-23-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By Belzelbub

I did similar last year, though I didnít use 8...

I did similar last year, though I didnít use 8 gauge wire. Thatís pretty thick. I got tired of the intermittent lights not working. My lights were LEDs, but were also ones that grounded through...
05-21-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By Belzelbub

No. It was Oceanos IIRC. Not sure if heís still...

No. It was Oceanos IIRC. Not sure if heís still in business.
05-20-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,739
Posted By Belzelbub

I see boats frequently being towed around here...

I see boats frequently being towed around here where the bow doesn’t make contact with the bow stop. Usually, it’s an Intrepid on the trailer that is going from the manufacturing facility to the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-17-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,069
Posted By Belzelbub

Looks to me like the open door did get him a bit....

Looks to me like the open door did get him a bit. Looks like it may have clipped his leg at least.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-15-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,968
Posted By Belzelbub

I have. Bought it a while back. I still keep...

I have. Bought it a while back. I still keep the flare gun on board as well as a bunch of expired flares.
05-10-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,343
Posted By Belzelbub

As others have said, start by taking steps to...

As others have said, start by taking steps to make sure you take care of spots where water can get into the fuel. O-rings around the fuel fill need to be replaced regularly. I tried a locking fuel...
05-10-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,843
Posted By Belzelbub

Modern diesels need to get up to temperature in...

Modern diesels need to get up to temperature in order to keep the DPF clean. Those short trips will not allow the DPF to get hot enough to keep clean. It will go in regen more often. When it does,...
05-08-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Belzelbub

GPS signals donít penetrate water very well, so...

GPS signals donít penetrate water very well, so it will have to be floating on the surface.

I have a Gen 1 Nautilus Lifeline that will do this. Not sure if the non-voice variety does as well. In...
05-05-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,274
Posted By Belzelbub

I wouldn't say "Never." I've towed my boat with...

I wouldn't say "Never." I've towed my boat with my previous 2WD truck, and my current 4WD. With the 2WD, I did experience a bit of slipping at a few ramps, and at certain tide situations at the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-05-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,142
Posted By Belzelbub

Came back from a day on the boat. Now it was...

Came back from a day on the boat. Now it was time to start taking care of the fish. While I finished taking care of the gear, my wife was filleting the fish outside so there's less cleaning. I...
05-05-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Belzelbub

Have you ever changed the fluid in the past? ...

Have you ever changed the fluid in the past?

While the SeaStar fluid is more like a clear pale yellow, there are other fluids that sometimes find their way into the system. You can get a Mil spec...
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