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RE: Got it home today

Enjoy the new truck. Crewman
larry barnhart 04/23/14 09:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide hesitates, sometimes stops

Without rereading from the beginning post I wonder if one of the batteries is low on power. However I already said ours is slow at first but I was thinking the rubber drags the speed until the direction is completed. chevman
larry barnhart 04/23/14 05:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel Towing with 4X4 Ram

First question is did you set the trailer down on the truck? Rams are built with their butts up in the air, but once you put the load on the truck it will be level. That will fix the 2 1/2 inches in the rear and 6 inches in the front. with Some folks think they need air bags and that messes up the whole Dodge idea. You want a minimum of 6-8 inches from the truck bed to the underside of the trailer so there you will have to adjust the hitch and maybe even the pin on the trailer. That you will have to play with to get that 6-8 and also to get the trailer level. My trailer is still a hair high in the front but not noticeably and tows fine. My 3500 is a dually but also has oversize tires on it so you should be able to get a stock truck level as well as the trailer level. If all else fails then you may have to flip the axles on your trailer if they have not been done. As you can see below I am fairly level and believe me this is a tall truck lol lol http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr154/steelpony5555/securedownload.jpg Your truck looks low in the rear or maybe it is the picture. chevman
larry barnhart 04/23/14 12:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Had My First Blowout Today

7 years is a long time to keep you fingers crossed hoping nothing happens. a friend was given a 7 year old G-614 and he wanted to test the tire stories. It blew 200 miles from his home on a trip to the East from Seattle wa. chevman
larry barnhart 04/23/14 08:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pin wear (pics working now)

I use white grease to grease the pin before each trip and clean it off on arrival. chevman
larry barnhart 04/22/14 09:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Have you ever seen someone checking tire pressures?

I check ours and also the torque before every trip. I also air tires for neighbors in our winter park for torque and lots of the time when I offer the answer is they were ok when we left home. 4 to 5 months later doesn't seem ok to me. chevman
larry barnhart 04/19/14 10:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6.7 PSD after 2 months

I have been researching for the last month for my first TV.... I'm a dyed-in-wool bow tie guy since forever... My current (and the last 3) daily driver is a Tahoe. Had a 83ish E350 van years ago with diesel in my work fleet, bullet proof. Rented a 2013 F-150 for a month last year, loved it... So, here I am doing due diligence and looking at what to buy, reading the 'stuff' on the internet about each of the big 3... Had lots of Chrysler products over the years, they work..... generally... My jaw dropped reading about the 6.0 & 6.4 Fords, really disappointed.. WTH, how can Ford produce trucks for 10 years with bad engines? Something is amiss. The only one left standing was my beloved bow tie... But that doesn't necessarily make me happy, I'm not married to any brand of anything. So, I ask myself... How can there be so many Fords for sale with 150-200k on them? Have they all been fixed? Trust me, this is all confusing!! BTW, I'm a motor head of sorts.. Had all kinds of go-fast stuff, cars, boats, motorcycles... Had bigger boats with diesels, I own a crane company, and I'm still having trouble deciding. Two weeks ago it had to be a Duramax 07.5 or newer, last week it had to be a 5.9 Cummins and a Megacab. I guess next week it will be a Ford.... BTW, my budget for my first TV is $20k, I am going to test the RVing waters with my little toe before I jump in. There is a very good chance my next truck will be another 6.7 Ford but if I were looking for a diesel for under $20k I would be willing to consider 2004 or newer Rams and I would likely end up buying a 2006 or newer Duramax. I purchased a 05 Dodge for our ranch hand and after 1.5 years I sold it and recently purchased another 7.3 Super Duty. If it wasn't one thing it was 3 more with that truck so off it went! :M Your story could be any truck that is not new. I heard from all owners about how bad their earlier truck was so not much meaning to your story even when it is a true one as you are telling. chevman
larry barnhart 04/19/14 10:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Oxidation removal and Ghosting

Not an easy question to answer. At this time I am removing red max pro after a 3 season nice and shining look. It started to flake off. Probably the decals changed the finish and nothing can remove the ghost look. I am guessing with no facts. I will apply poli glo this time. chevman
larry barnhart 04/18/14 07:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shifting into neutral

Exactly the opposite of what I thought would happen. Thought one of the features of the Allison is grade braking. if you owned an Allison you would know it does a great job grade braking. chevman
larry barnhart 04/18/14 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sliding Bathroom door problem

The easy fix would to buy a hollow core door and cut it to fix the size you want. I have done this many times. You have to figure how to do it but it is easy. chevman
larry barnhart 04/18/14 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New truck...RAM

There has to be a lot of torque management on the Cummins. On any 0-60 tests I've seen the Cummins is slightly slower to 60 than the Hemi, yet it's much more powerful. Isn't the Cummins 370HP and the Hemi 410HP? :h Yes, but the Cummins has 800tq, and the Hemi has 429tq. HP is everything to Bob, err turtle. Torque means nothing :B :B I keep track of these things and he's a HP guy. Having said that, I agree HP is faster on level ground. Pulling hills under load is Torque. HP is needed to make TQ but at some point the amount of torque needed will overtake the HP ratings. That is exactly why the newer Ford and GM trucks are faster off the line empty, more HP. Now put a real load on each up a 6% grade the higher TQ rated Ram will out pull the other two due to a higher TQ number. A$$ in the seat empty, Ford, GM, and the slant six. Passing everyone up the Grapevine, Ram, Ford and the tag along. Got to love long stroke engines if your pulling anything. WHY I don't remember having a problem towing our fifthwheel anywhere we go. 22920 combined lbs. chevman
larry barnhart 04/17/14 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thor Acquires K-Z

Thor means less quality. chevman
larry barnhart 04/17/14 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear pulled a fast one on me. Load rating rant.

Isn't the duratrac tire made in CHINA? chevman
larry barnhart 04/16/14 11:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lost my awning on the highway - high wind

I was thinking the computer would reset if you stop and turn off and restart or maybe it will need two times to reset the computer. chevman
larry barnhart 04/16/14 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Slide hesitates, sometimes stops

We have a 2001 35 ft alpenlite and we see the same thing for the first few inches being slow so I feel it is the rubber seals changing direction and maybe as you said old age might be stiffer rubber. The slide is power gear and the motor is from Barker manufacturing. Friend had the problem after boondocking from Seattle to Casa Grande Az. It was low battery power plus his batteries were 11 years old. If you look at your motor it will have a plate of the serial numbers and model numbers. I say this because my friends plate was missing. Now after I say this I will go out and write the numbers for maybe the future. chevman chevman
larry barnhart 04/16/14 09:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wind!

JT Strong Arm stabilizers or a similar product would make for a much better night. chevman
larry barnhart 04/14/14 10:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wind!

JT Strong Arm stabilizers or a similar product would make for a much better night. chevman
larry barnhart 04/14/14 10:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Are there no experts that sell trucks?

We have talked to 3 salesmen with knowledge of what they sell. Ford truck fella in Spokane, Dodge truck fella in Renton Wa and the GMC man we bought our Acadia in Wenatchee. Every other purchase I read the brochure and knew more than the sales person. I found 5 errors in the 05 truck brochure when buying our current tow vehicle. Kinda like having a job for doing nothing it seems. chevman
larry barnhart 04/13/14 10:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: What a Shock

This was my wife's story but it was my wife that was the shocker. The brother that is 2 years younger was very happy but was disappointed to learn he had a sister for 63 years and missed teasing her. good luck on your new find. chevman
larry barnhart 04/12/14 07:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: Out with the old.....

My 2001 served me well but......New truck! 2014 Cummins 3500 Laramie crew, LB, 4x4 Aisin, Nav, all the bells and whistles. Now for a new hitch...... http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh513/samhillz/IMAG0335-1.jpg Man that is parked in front of your house and the neighbors! http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/snoking1127/ROTFLMAO.gifhttp://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/snoking1127/ROTFLMAO.gifhttp://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/snoking1127/ROTFLMAO.gif Wish it was in front of my house!!! Chris No chance for me because it would be in our garage. chevman
larry barnhart 04/12/14 06:02pm Tow Vehicles
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