Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-15-2008, 10:57 PM   #121
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Azusa, California
Posts: 1,092
Step and Cap

God bless you Scatter , you truly have Your Ducks In A Row !
Greggde
__________________

Greggd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2008, 09:18 PM   #122
Senior Member
 
alta825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 439
Garage
well, after the last adventure in the van a couple of weekends ago where we found ourselves on a jeep road that was ever narrowing and becoming more and more overgrown, tonight i repaired the damage. Funny how wide these roads look on a mtn bike when I road it earlier his summer...

End result - Rocky Mtn Pinstriping at it's finest. Especially on the Red paint it shows - trust me....at least nothing was so deep to be permanent

2 1/2 hrs later after polishing the scratches out and waxing her - she looks awesome, no evidence of he pinstriping. All I can say is thank goodness for the Porter Cable orbital polisher. I'd still be out there if I was doing it by hand.

Next on the to do list - finally install the pass cargo hoop step i've had for the last few months...
__________________

__________________
2002 EB51 7.3L w/ Stage 2- UJoint 6" 4x4 Conversion
2001 RB50 V10 Quigley- SOLD
alta825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2008, 10:16 AM   #123
Senior Member
 
Greg In Austin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,543
Send a message via AIM to Greg In Austin Send a message via Yahoo to Greg In Austin
After a nice exterior cleanup last week, we bought McBeast a new hotch mount bike rack. We got a Hollywood Sport SE 2+2. Now we need 8 inches of extension and we are ready.
__________________
Greg in Austin
2008 Ford 6.0PSD EB/E-PH SMB 4X4 Aluminess f/r bumpers (13.5mpg avg, 15mpg hwy) 52k miles [Texas McBeast]
2006 Toyota Prius (48 to 68 mpg) 120k miles [Penelope]
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (15 to 18 mpg) [Johnnie]
2012 Mitsubishi MiEV (no gas required) ($.50/day in electricity) [Evie]
https://badge.facebook.com/badge/1232...3.32047100.png
Greg In Austin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2008, 07:53 PM   #124
Senior Member
 
lactic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 197
Lots of projects finalized today in preparation of our trip to Banff next week!

1- RAM Mount for mini Fujitsu tablet computer. Hooks up to Microsoft Streets & Trips with USB GPS, iTunes through van stereo, Slingbox, and internet access with a USB modem.



2- Scanguage mounted to the left of the steering wheel. Sometimes it's better not to know your mileage! Ignorance is bliss!



3- Mounted a wireless weather station with the outdoor sensor attached to the rear spare tire carrier. Thanks for the idea Jage!





4- Mini Maglite holder on the side door for late night dog walks and bathroom breaks.



5- Bottle opener on the rear basket. I love beer.



6- Fly rod holder attached to the bottom of the bed platforms. $12 at Dick's Sporting Goods.



Hope to add before we leave:
- Anti-rattle attachment for the rear receiver bike platform
- Paper towel dispenser
- Extra weatherstripping to keep out the dust
- Cooler that fits between the front seats for the dog to sit on.

My wife gets a little upset that I spend more time doing chores around the SMB than the actual house!!
__________________
Back to a Build Sheet and a Dream...
lactic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2008, 09:30 PM   #125
Senior Member
 
alta825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 439
Garage
Nice placement on the ScanGuage - that's exactly where mine ended up the other day as well. It was previously mounted on top of the steering wheel but it was blocking my view of what gear I was in and I think I was staring at it too much.

Pretty wild what kind of MPG you can get when you stomp on it getting onto the highway!!

Can you re-program the ScanGuage to read/calculate MPG per tank or even better just display the AVG MPG??

-d
__________________
2002 EB51 7.3L w/ Stage 2- UJoint 6" 4x4 Conversion
2001 RB50 V10 Quigley- SOLD
alta825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2008, 09:37 PM   #126
Senior Member
 
lactic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 197
Pretty sure those are standard readings if you scroll through the data. I can pull up the current avg for the trip, the tank, real time, previous day, etc, etc. Also, check out the Scanguage website for the X-Guage add-ons.
__________________
Back to a Build Sheet and a Dream...
lactic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2008, 09:42 PM   #127
Senior Member
 
alta825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 439
Garage
I'll do that - thanks for the reminder.

cheers


-d
__________________
2002 EB51 7.3L w/ Stage 2- UJoint 6" 4x4 Conversion
2001 RB50 V10 Quigley- SOLD
alta825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2008, 09:56 PM   #128
Senior Member
 
cellularSTEVE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,070
lactic,
nice mods.

I have the same weather station mounted in the same place as yours and I really like it. Also got a bottle opener last week and haven't decided where to mount it. I like what you did.

steve
__________________
'05 Ford V-10 4x4 SMB "50" White
'00 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 Highly Modified
'04 Jeep Grand Cherokee- wife won't let me modify it. :-(
Does anyone really read this stuff other than surfgeek?
cellularSTEVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 08:34 PM   #129
Senior Member
 
pjpvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 1,220
Finally tracked down the source of additional engine noise that popped up suddenly about a month ago. I thought it was an exhaust leak on the drivers side and searched quite a while for the leak. It turns out that their is a plastic sleeve on the steering shaft where it goes through the firewall that slipped up and out of the boot that seals it. This opened up about a half inch gap right next to the engine allowing quite a bit of extra engine noise into the cab. A few taps with a small hammer put it back in place and my 6.0PSD is now as quiet as before (yeah, not that quiet).

Phil
__________________
Phil

- 2005 EB50 6.0PSD - SMB 4x4
pjpvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2008, 06:16 PM   #130
Senior Member
 
deminimis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Baja Whenever Possible
Posts: 1,012
Re-torqued leaf spring u-bolts to 180 Ft/lbs (was supposed to do it a month back).
__________________

__________________
It takes a village to raise an idiot.
deminimis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×