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RE: Dodge Ram Plastic Hood?

Yep, Its Aluminum. I believe that the GM twins are aluminum as well. The hood on my old 2000 Town Car is also Aluminum. I haven't checked my 2008 F150 out yet, but I bet that the hood is Aluminum too. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/22/17 11:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Added second trans cooler silverado 5.3.

This is a good install. The number 1 enemy of transmissions during towing is heat and the coolers go a long way to preserving the transmission. Something some people add is a thermostat that will bypass the aux cooler until until it's needed. For me, my new to me 2008 F150 came with out the factory tow package. It has a standard Radiator and a standard transmission cooler. The radiator is about 1 inch thick and the HD radiator is about 1 1/4 thick but has more cooling fins per square inch. The transmission cooler is a four row cooler vs the HD cooler which is a 9 row unit. I'm resolved to installing the bigger radiator when it's time for some heavier towing again but I'm not sure if I will install the factory 9 row transmission cooler or go with a two cooler system like you have. Thanks for sharing your clean install, it makes me think more about what I want to do. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/22/17 05:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Unbelievable find

I think it's an incredible find. good job OP passing this on to someone else. A 3,000$ truck that will serve someone for several years. Heck. That truck cost much less than some people's interior option on their new trucks. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/20/17 10:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 94 Fleetwood Wilderness exterior trim

I would start with PPL motorhomes.
jerem0621 04/20/17 10:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jeep V-6 engine

I have a 2014 Pentastar in Our Family Minivan. It's a powerful and efficient motor. We are about to 75k miles. The water pump exploded (dealers words) at 2,600 miles. I just had to change the oil pressure sensor out of warranty and it was pretty expensive at close to $500. The part was $49.00 but they "had to take the top of the motor off". After watching a you tube video they had to remove the upper intake as the sensor is attached to the oil cooler. I know it's not a Jeep but the motor is the same. Other than those two things it's been a great motor. I would buy another vehicle with the Pentastar without thinking about it. . Thanks
jerem0621 04/17/17 06:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone regret trading up

For me, I traded up from a F150 to a F350 and regretted it within the first 50 miles. I'm back in a F150 now and am happy, happy, happy. I suspect that since you are in a truck that you already like that upgrading to a newer version wouldn't have near the same experience I had. I'd say do it if you are ready emotionally and financially. Especially if it's going to be a like truck for a like truck. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/08/17 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Back In a Pickup

Thanks everyone. I forgot how much I enjoyed having a truck. It really is a gem. I have spent some more time with it tonight and found a few little things that I need to take care of. A few burned out bulbs here and there. No biggie. I think I'm stuck on these modular motors. This one makes my fifth. Three 4.6's, a 5.4, and a 6.8. All 2V. Lol. This one by far has the least Miles. I had all but ruled out 04-10 model Fords due to the Cam Phaser issue on the 3v (my FIL got bit hard by faulty cam phasers on his 07 Navigator.) but once I realized that the 2 valves were still available as the 4.6 we started looking for them. Looks like I am going to have to hard wire in a brake controller and a 7 way RV plug. I can't find any quick connectors for the factory 4 way. I do have the little plug under the Dash for the brake controller. But I'll have to test it for power. I'm suspicious that it's dead since this truck didn't have the factory tow package. Anyway, thanks everyone! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/05/17 08:30pm Tow Vehicles
Back In a Pickup

Hey everyone, I just wanted to share. Yesterday My wife and I added a new to us truck to our stable. It's a 2008 F150 SuperCrew XLT with 65k miles. Nothing fancy...just a nice basic truck. It has the 4.6l V8, 4speed auto, 8.8 rear end with 3.55 rear gears. It's a 2wd. It's replacing my old Town Car. It will serve as a TV but only for light loads such as my utility trailer with a quad and a light weight fishing boat. Maybe a small TT/Hybrid/Pop up in the future. Way under 5,000 lbs which is the tow rating for a truck without the HD cooling that the tow package gives. But what I really liked was that it has 1780 lbs of payload which is more than enough for our needs right now. It will be perfect for my Light duty needs. Here is a few pics. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/Truck%20Stuff/A54D92EB-0599-4B07-8D64-0C77A5EDBC6E_zpsdnkuyb4v.jpg width=640 http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/Truck%20Stuff/06116540-E8D9-450B-82F2-728563AEF7C6_zpsejr1jj1n.jpg width=640 I need to get a receiver hitch added to it and a few other little things from etrailer(7 way RV plug, receiver hitch, P3 brake controller, etc)..but overall it's exactly the vehicle we needed. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 04/05/17 07:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: The Big Three's New Diesels put on a Dyno

Fake news. it's not fake news. These TFL guys are a little corney but they do a much better job than some of the automotive journalist and get much closer to real world use with the limited time they have these trucks. * Hitch up a trailer and drive it up a mountain.... see how long it takes...how does the truck handle * Hitch up a trailer and drive 100 miles and check the MPG * How much actual power do these things make? IDK, let's hook it up to a Dyno and see I enjoy these videos much better than anything motor trend and the like produce. Heck, while everyone was fawning over the Ridgeline it was TFL Truck that proved that you can overheat the transmission in a Ridgeline just taking it moderately off road on a real trail. Nobody else reported that sort of thing. Geeze you could give some folks a pot of gold and they would complain about the size of the pot. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/24/17 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: The Big Three's New Diesels put on a Dyno

In the last Video about these trucks, the MPG towing test, the Ford had slightly worse economy out of all the trucks. Maybe this is why...it flat out puts more HP to the ground. Maybe there are other factors too. I'm not sure. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/23/17 06:42am Tow Vehicles
The Big Three's New Diesels put on a Dyno

Here is the TFL video The results are... http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/Truck%20Stuff/1E1BEF91-2166-4D0A-96EC-79AF232E8907_zpsuiculg20.png width=640 Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/23/17 05:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Downsizing Our Trailer & Tow Vehicle

Grand Cherokee! I've seen lots of them towing smaller TT's. nothing wrong with them as a TV. I spoke with a man towing a 25 ft airstream with a 3.6 V6 grand Cherokee and he said he was really pleased with the combo. He had a BMW X5 before the Grand Cherokee and said the Jeep was a better TV. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/21/17 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2006 Explorer 4.6 v8 has no power to tow up mountains?

You are not letting the Explorer work. You are not use to letting it rev to 4500-5,000 RPM to climb a grade. Let it work. That's what it was designed to do. I pull much more than 1,500 lbs with my Minivan and it does a great job but I let it work. Let it rev...you are not going to hurt it. If your F450 had a V10 it would be running 4,500-5,000 rpm to tow up mountains too...it's the nature of a gasser. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/21/17 11:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: SUV tow vehicle

No way would I do it. You have more than enough motor. It not enough chassis. Truthfully, I wouldn't start with anything over 5,000 dry...imho. You have to carry the tongue weight and al the gear and people in the camper. Hot rod motor and all, your SUV is a half ton and will handle half ton type duties very well. Pulling a 10,000 lb trailer is 3/4 and 1 ton truck ranges. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/20/17 03:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Which Michelin Tire? Defender LTX M/S or LTX Winter

Neither Michelin tires are junk! The last two sets I had on my 04 Ram had 5/32" to 6/32" of tread left on them. They had to be replaced do to heavy dry rot! Will never own a set of them again. BTW my BFG tires did the same thing. There are a lot better tires out there then Michelin. Don I have had the exact same experience. Never again will I buy Michelin tires. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/20/17 05:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Downsizing Our Trailer & Tow Vehicle

If I were to buy a SUV for towing right now I would take a serious look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The V6 Pentastar is Fantastic and has about a 6,500 lb tow rating. There are many people towing with these Jeeps. I am seeing more and more of them on the road. If you can get a EcoDiesel model I think the tow rating goes up to over 7,000 lbs. Just have to watch the payload on these smaller rigs. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/18/17 10:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anderson Ultimate vs Pullrite Superlite

I don't have any info on the Andersen or the Pullrite but there is a new third option when it comes to this piramid "lightweight" fifth wheel hitch. That is the Demco Recon Here is the product page on eTrailer.com I like that it mounts to industry standard rails so no bed deflection. I also like that it uses a conventional hitch head. Demco hitch heads are single jaw and locking bar in design and are very secure. 21k lb rating and you can pick one up for about $500.00 ish. It breaks down into two pieces so it's still easy to manage. If I were shopping for one of these light weight hitches I would really consider one of these Demco Recons. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/18/17 02:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with 2008 Honda Civic

Here is a few pics of an old PUP I had. This was a 68 or 69 Apache Eagle. I stil regret selling it. It weighed less than 600 lbs and had a scaled tongue weight of 75 lbs. it was a dream to pull. Rear of the trailer...notice the entrance door on the back. Yes that is a full awning. Under the pull out beds you can see the roof halves that fold up and made a hard cover to protect the camper while Stowed. When folded down like they are they made neat little under bed shelves for some lightweight stuff. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/102_1985.jpg width=440 Her is an interior shot looking from the door...the beds were on either side. Yes that iis bug spray. The camper had been sitting a long time. What was interesting about this Eagle was that it had the optional flip up cabinet instead of the dinette. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/102_1990.jpg width=440 Here is one of the beds. http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/102_1986.jpg width=440 We never camped in it as it really did need new canvas and mattresses but I sold it to an Apache enthusiast and doubled my money. These things are out there but the closest I can find made today is the quicksilver camper. It's pretty fantastic. OP...I would make sure your son had a Transmission Cooler installed on the car and I would go camping. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/18/17 10:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: brake controller

I would suspect something other than the brake controller. I would be looking under the fiver for a loose brake wire or something like that. It's not usual for a brake controller to go bad. What brand of brake controller do you have? Have you adjusted the trailers brakes, have you checked all of your connections? Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/13/17 07:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can you overload a dually?

That's Crazy Ben! They didn't even bent the frame back before they added the brace.
jerem0621 03/13/17 11:45am Tow Vehicles
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