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RE: 28,500 lbs Ford vs Ram 1 ton DRW

Why is more power so important? I might be getting old?? chevman
larry barnhart 04/24/18 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: 28,500 lbs Ford vs Ram 1 ton DRW

Seems like the tows are in the winter months. any reason for that to happen? chevman High elevation, I'd say it fairly recent. The snow sticks around up high for longer than at low elevation. I was thinking to cool the engines better at Full throttle unlike a normal man would do. chevman PS ib516 happy you are back
larry barnhart 04/21/18 04:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 28,500 lbs Ford vs Ram 1 ton DRW

Seems like the tows are in the winter months. any reason for that to happen? chevman
larry barnhart 04/21/18 12:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

What is impressive is that a company can hang a meaningless word like “Powerstroke” on any Diesel engine and then have people repeat that word over and over. Kinda like the hemi or triton or vortex. Folks are fooled so easy with names or numbers. chevman
larry barnhart 04/19/18 08:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Which Air Bags Are Best???

No air bags needed for our 3400 lb pin weight. Chevman
larry barnhart 04/18/18 11:41am Towing
RE: 5th Wheel Hitch Ripping off Camper!!??

RV dealer near us told me the frames are the worst he has ever seen. Long time rv store owner. chevman
larry barnhart 04/17/18 12:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide Toppers

Had them on one RV the last two have not had them, I will never own them again. Once was enough for us. chevman
larry barnhart 04/17/18 12:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replace Thetford Aqua Magic Style II with Dometic 320?

I posted last summer about a bad experience while camping in Bryce. My Thetford Aqua Magic Style II toilet overflowed and I was lucky to catch it before any real damage occurred. Assuming it will fit (have to measure), I am leaning toward replacing it with a Dometic 320. Oddly, the model with sprayer is less costly than without (on Amazon). Any thoughts here? Has anyone else made this or a similar upgrade to a Dometic 320? The other option would be a Thetford Aqua Magic Style Plus. But, with my poor experience with the Style II, I am leaning toward the Dometic. We replaced our 2001 toilet for the brand you have. it was a bad move because of the water valve poured out the water before one year was up. We changed to the 300 series Dometic with out the spray. Do a You Tube search on how to change the water seal on the dometic and it will help you decide. Have not needed the wand. We bought 2 water valves for the Aqua at $45.00 each. chevman
larry barnhart 04/16/18 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Waxing the nose of my 5th wheel

Poli glow stripper works well for removing ZEP. Zep stripper is hard on the decals and is a ton of work. Truth is nothing that is good is easy. chevman
larry barnhart 04/15/18 10:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 2500 and F250 heavy duty diesel

My guess is if GM wanted to up the 1000 Allison it will be a done deal. chevman
larry barnhart 04/13/18 06:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Chevy HD Teaser

Not a teaser for me. 05 still does what we need. chevman
larry barnhart 04/11/18 05:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2003 Holiday Rambler Admiral SE 36 PED

If the engine is a gas 8.1 it should have the Allison 1000. chevman
larry barnhart 04/08/18 10:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Old vs New Diesel Dually Drag Race

Why have the ford? that was my point. chevman
larry barnhart 04/07/18 05:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old vs New Diesel Dually Drag Race

sucks the newest truck was not the new Ram. why change brands for a stupid test. New should always be the fastest. chevman
larry barnhart 04/07/18 11:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Heavy Duty Brakes?

I am prepping a "new to me" TV and looking for some pre-season advice. My tow vehicles have always been trucks I bought new, so was very aware of prior maintenance etc. My new TV is a 3500 Silverado (06) 8.1 with 6 speed Allison auto trans, and this will be my first season with it. I have not owned either a dually or any vehicle this large. I am concerned with the brakes, not because they don't stop me, but because I have not tried with a vehicle in tow. Vehicle is going it for full fluid changes, transmission flush and replacement filters this next week, and I will be having the brakes checked (which nearly always means, "buddy, you need a brake job") Is there a reason to shop up some hard core aftermarket HD brakes, or are the OEM on a vehicle like this already maximum heavy duty? It has 4 wheel disc brakes. Fifth wheel is about 9K fully loaded. I have posted my comment but with 9000 lbs for your tow you will love that truck. 8.1 engines use some oil. For us it was a fat half quart in 1500 miles when towing. Worst mpg was 7.9 in wind. Usually 8.5 for a normal average. 14300 lbs was our fifth weight and for both trucks. chevman
larry barnhart 04/07/18 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Heavy Duty Brakes?

my experience has been great for brake wear. Started with the 2001 3500 chev dually and traded it with 58K miles for the new o5 duramax dually. 99000 miles on the 05 and the brakes get checked every summer. The Allison is the reason I think but all fluids would be changed if it was my truck. You didn't tell the miles on the truck? chevman
larry barnhart 04/07/18 10:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Waxing the nose of my 5th wheel

I use poli glow. Get a lot of great comments on how nice of a shine it has, 2001 model fifth. chevman
larry barnhart 04/06/18 05:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weighed new rig - super low pin weight %

Most Rams and Fords arrived in the rv resort we use each winter low on the rear. I added air bags to our dodge just to have a level truck. Some folks could do the same it they wanted to but might not notice. chevman
larry barnhart 04/05/18 09:11am Toy Haulers
RE: Never owned a dually

I am speechless as to how far this thread has gone.......... Yet, people to discredit what RAM engines state the trucks can do with a given axle ratio. they appear to know a lot more than the engineers that designed them. Chris Is it any different than souping up an engine that the engineers designed. chevman
larry barnhart 04/03/18 07:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Never owned a dually

I cannot think why we would not want a dually. Soon to be on the road for Wa St and our dually will make for an awesome tow. chevman
larry barnhart 03/27/18 09:09pm Tow Vehicles
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