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  1. Lately the website has been extremely slow on updating screens. I get server errors almost every time I try to look at a new subject. Was this server purchased from Harbor Freight? This is the error I get on almost every day. Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator at root@localhost to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error. More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
  2. I had a front and rear track bar and the steering stabilizer added to my 07 35GS and it drives great. I can't tell when a truck comes up along the side of me. I try and watch the mirror just so I know when they are coming. I had the rear track bar and Safe-T-Plus (Blue) installed at Henderson's lineup in Grants Pass. They do go to shows and Quartzite where they will install their products. I did the front track bar. https://www.hendersonslineup.com/
  3. The fee paid at the ISDRA is a Special Recreation Permit (SRP) fee, the same as the vendors pay. The BLM is not allowed to charge an entrance fee anywhere in the country per the FLREA. They can only charge Amenity fees where there are enough defined amenities to qualify as an amenity site, the ISDRA does not have enough defined amenities to qualify for an amenity fee therefor they must charge a SRP fee. The only way that the BLM could charge a legal SRP at the ISDRA would be to charge the SRP fee for each vehicle that was actually using the area for motorized recreation, not for just showing up or for camping. The BLM believes that it is easier for them to manage the fee by charging each "Primary Vehicle " that enters the recreation area rather that the vehicle that is actually using the area for motorized recreation. If they did change the way the fee was collected there would still be a fee as there are considerable costs in managing and maintaining the area for motorized recreation. If they did change the way the fee was collected they would still need to get the same revenue so trying to force them to change the way the fee was collected would just cost Lawyer fees and would just be a push for the visitors in the amount they pay. It would change how much some people pay as some have more recreation vehicles as others. Those with few offroad vehicles would pay less than that someone with several offroad vehicles. Either way you have to pay to play.
  4. I had Shadepro do my motorhome. Carefree 19 foot awning, installed in my driveway for $360. Took about an hour.
  5. Same vendor as last year. New season permit stickers will be of better quality. They have been testing them for durability. West road into Patton valley will not be open in the foreseeable future. PMV will need to be delisted for this to happen.
  6. While I have a small air cooled motor (Corvair) I also have had an issue with the K&N filters. With my K&N I had the prefilter over the main filter and was still noticing a fine reside of dust on the inside of the carburetor and inside the air filter. Not wanting to have to replace the filter with a different kind I elected to add a foam filter to the outside of the K&N. In fact I added two UNI foam filters around the K&N and this eliminated the ingestion of sand and grit to the intake. I would suggest, as others have, to get rid of the K&N, if possible, as they just don't work well in the sand. On the road maybe it's a good filter but not off-road.
  7. Not necessarily. A converter is just, that a converter. It is there to convert 120 AC volts to 12volts DC for lights and other 12 volt accessories. As was stated above most cheap converters are not designed to really charge batteries. They just produce a few amps that just keep a charged battery charged. So in this case the problem is most likely the converter can't produce the required amps to quickly recharge a low battery. A good charger/converter will produce 30 amps or so in charge mode and be capable of charging a battery much faster than a simple converter.
  8. Bought a new 2014 JKUR in January. Bought it to tow behind the motorhome and to do some off roading. Have 4000 miles on it and more than half are off road miles. I get 16-17 MPG but it has 4:10 gears so YMMV. From a mileage standpoint I would not use it as a daily driver. As someone else said get a Prius if your concern is mileage. Great vehicle for off roading though.
  9. You probably talked to me. While I was not trying to talk you out of a season permit, but was trying to make sure you understood that there were some options if you did not plan an going to the dunes more than five times this season. Many people once that they learned of the weekly permits that could be purchased for $30 on line (two purchased at the same time) realized that the weekly permit was a better solution for them. Many people , like yourself, will have more than five trips so the season permit is the most logical way to go.
  10. I don't know about the orgs but here is a link to my comments link to comments The issue is not the public comments but the grant requests for help with O&M functions at the recreation areas. The ASA helped form the American Desert Foundation (ADF) but they did not ask for a grant in the last round of grant applications. This was because they did not have the volunteer resources to write a grant or the volunteer resources to manage any grant that may have been approved. If folks want to really help the ISDRA than work with the ADF to complete grant applications and be avalable to help manage any grants that are approved. Just giving money to an ORG is not going to do much if the ORG does not have the volunteer bodys on the ground to do the actual work. Friends of Jawbone and Friends of El Mirage have the volunteers to be effective both in getting the grants and managing the grants. So what your saying is, these orgs aren't going to do anything until they have volunteers? What do you mean in volunteers: labor to mark trails, build trails, put up signs? Or do you actually mean Volunteers that can write the grants and take leadership roles? I feel it is hard to get volunteers without goals and communication? Both, someone neeeds to write the grant, then when the grant in approved someone needs to manage it. A friends group can get a grant to repair and maintain roads, such as wash road or repave gecko road. And yes there could be a new road along the canel with loop campgrounds placed every mile or so. The orginal gecko road and the campgrounds were installed with OHMVR grant money in the 1970's ISDRA "Friends" can't get grants for Police, rangers new trucks, and services. They could get grants for education, trail maintenance (which we really don't have trails), and improvements. If some of these things were paid for from grants than the BLM would not need to raise fees to provide these services. The BLM thinks they need to provide these services so if someone else (OHMVR) paid for them than the BLM would not need additional revenue. But what I would like to see is, if repairing and building is a way to grant money, then we must think capital improvement ideas to get that money, as is more pads on gecko, more grading of both the wash road, Olgilby, Gordon's, and maybe even the canal road once a year (hasn't been touched in 5 years at least). These are exactly the things that a friends org would be doing. The ADF could also be doing things like this if they had the volunteer resources I kind of disagree with the theory about volunteer orgs get more money because they have volunteers, take a look at how much money some on the Forest Service branches got for trail and safety (no volunteer orgs). The forest service has one of the better volunteer organizations around. At least in the San Bernardino forest that I'm familiar with. If they grantee does not perform and use the money as it was described in the grant request the OHMVR can ask for the money back and for sure they will not be receiving any additional grants.
  11. I don't know about the orgs but here is a link to my comments link to comments The issue is not the public comments but the grant requests for help with O&M functions at the recreation areas. The ASA helped form the American Desert Foundation (ADF) but they did not ask for a grant in the last round of grant applications. This was because they did not have the volunteer resources to write a grant or the volunteer resources to manage any grant that may have been approved. If folks want to really help the ISDRA than work with the ADF to complete grant applications and be avalable to help manage any grants that are approved. Just giving money to an ORG is not going to do much if the ORG does not have the volunteer bodys on the ground to do the actual work. Friends of Jawbone and Friends of El Mirage have the volunteers to be effective both in getting the grants and managing the grants.
  12. Also look at Friends of El Mirage BLM El Centro $145K Friends of Jawbone $500K Friends of El Mirage $ 248K And this is only O&M grants. Look at the education & safety grants, the same thing . Friends orgs are getting way more that what is being allocated to the ISDRA. What the ISDRA needs is a friends orginization that goes after grants to support theoperations of the ISDRA. But it takes dedicated volunteers to write the grants and then manage the work to spend the money. There is no free lunch. These other "friends" orginizations are what it takes to make a differance at a recreation area. The ISDRA does not have the dedicated volunteers that care enough to put together a friends orginization to ask for the money that is availabe to allow for some of the maintenance operations to be supported by green sticker moneys so instead the BLM needs to raise fees to support what is being supplied by the OHMVR grants at other locations.
  13. Way ahead of you on that one. I have already done that and verified that there is no voltage difference between running and not. Has to be something else yet. This sux. LOL!!! Unless there is some kind of voltage regulator on the blower controls there should be a difference in the system voltage between when the engine is running and when it is not. If you left the blower running for an hour you should have a significant difference in the voltage from when the engine is running. A normal voltage without the engine running and a fully charged battery should be about 12.5 volts. After running the blower on high for an hour without the engine running I would guess a voltage in 11.5 voltage range. With the engine running you should have a voltage of 13.5 – 15 volts depending on the state of charge of the battery and the current ambient temperature. If there is a regulator that is controlling the voltage to the blower controls perhaps this is not functioning as designed and allowing an overvoltage condition. Still sounds like a voltage problem to me. Good luck
  14. I would think that the main thing different when the engine was running and when it was not would be the voltage. Lower voltage when the engine is not running. Why not try this. Leave the key on as the blower seems to work fine in this configuration. Hook up a battery charger to the battery. This will raise the system voltage to about what it is when the engine is running. If it dies than something does not like the voltage to be in the charge range. I don't know what that would be but as you say there has to be something different when the engine is running. Could be something like a bad ground or bad connection that is voltage dependent. But the above test should at least verify or eliminate a voltage problem.

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