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About BlueLghtning

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  • Birthday 09/02/1975

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    Peachtree City, GA
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    Motorcycling, Traveling, Camping

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  1. That's an interesting double bump on the nose of that model Cyclone? I guess on a standard pickup, that gave you a bit more bedroom room over the cab of the truck.
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    Couple of Questions for Experienced Boondockers

    ahh yeah, I missed the MSW part. I agree then a pure sine wave would be much better!
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    Couple of Questions for Experienced Boondockers

    Hey Rod, I went with the Go Power IC-2000. They have an IC-3000 also. It's one of the few inverters that actually has dual 50 amp pass through so when you are running on the inverter, everything in the rig has power. Now the hybrid or load assist is only on Line 1, but I'm okay with that. Why do you think the inverter is an issue with the fridge? That sounds more like a battery issue? I do have lead acid and I just check them. So far I've found it's every couple months at the most they need water. They are easy to get to also.
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    Couple of Questions for Experienced Boondockers

    Yeah, I have a double fridge also and that is running the water heater on propane to heat it up every other day. Some stove/oven use also.
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    Couple of Questions for Experienced Boondockers

    It's interesting to see this bumped up. I've been boondocking since January pretty exclusively. We were using a Honda 2k for 98% of the time and maybe fired up the Onan 5500 now and then to exercise it. Back in April, I finally got an inverter and then while boondocking with some friends, I got to borrow a 100w solar suitcase setup. If I was running my inverter and a few computers and things, the 100w wasn't enough to keep up, but it sure did keep me from running the genny as much and if I left the inverter off, in full sun, it would bring the batteries back up. about 3 weeks ago, I installed 800w of solar, bumped up to 6 6v batteries for 690ah total, plus a hybrid 2000w inverter. I haven't had to run a generator yet since I put the solar on and in full sun with my batteries at 100%, I can run my double fridge off electric for 5-7 hrs or so and not drag myself down. A few more panels would have made a nice difference. The solar is an absolute game changer for boondocking and I hate that I waited as long as I did. Now that it's installed the boondocking is even more amazing. I have kept a closer watch on my propane use and 14-18 days per 30# propane tank seems to be pretty normal. I can extend that of course if I run the fridge off electric some.
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    HDT Members On The Road, Including Their Current Locations

    Hey Dave. They certainly are great folks and what an awesome place! Having 50amp power is just icing on the cake too! I'll surely tell them you said hey! I got one of the bikes out today and hit some FS roads around here! Lots of great riding!
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    HDT Members On The Road, Including Their Current Locations

    I've been hanging around Colorado for the past 5-6 weeks (Salida, South Fork, Pagossa Springs, Salida, Leadville, Silverthorne) so I decided to come stop by and see Maurice & Ginny in Yampa, CO. I've been here a couple days already and they are awesome hosts and I love their property out there. I tried to trade Maurice my Volvo for his Petrebuilt, but Ginny put her foot down.
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    No more shimmy

    Very nice. I had my Kingpigns changed when I had new tires put on. It got rid of a shimmy I had under hard braking and it does steer and drive so much nicer.
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    Here's the main thread and probably the best to ask your question - https://advrider.com/index.php?threads/help-me-improve-furkot-a-free-online-road-trip-planner.959091/ Here's another long thread - https://advrider.com/index.php?threads/furkot-the-online-trip-planning-tool.1028148/
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    There used to be a very involved thread on advrider.com where I believe the developer was responding to questions. Let me see if I can find it.
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    Nice Affordable Toad For Sale/SOLD!!

    Is this the 3.7 V6 model? Is it auto or manual trans?
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    1998 Volvo 610 For Sale $27,999.00

    Did you do the interior on that truck? That looks awesome!
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    Steering gearbox replacement cost on a Volvo?

    Yep, I got it back today. Expensive fix to pay someone to do it, but it's done. Steering feels nice and tight. I guess I'm slowly getting all the bugs worked out of my 18 year old truck.
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    Devils Tower, Wyoming

    I'm just up the road from Deadwood & Lead on 385N at Wild Bills Campground. I just got my truck back today, but we had booked here until Saturday.
  15. Is that 192k driving miles or does it accrue mileage when towed? Any ideas if this motor using a timing belt or timing chain?