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RE: Height

I think it has to do somewhat with the target buyers, and what they use it for. The higher content trailers seem to be much lower in clearence. A lot of people are hunters that might go places most people don't. Trailers without heated or inclosed underbellies tend to be higher. Mark
MARKW8 07/09/14 10:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ok, this is just getting stupid

I remember seeing a 30 something cab forward/cabover in a boneyard back in the eighties. They weren't marketed as Rams but the image was used. Mark
MARKW8 07/03/14 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ok, this is just getting stupid

Another GM recall :S This one for 2007 - 2011 2500/3500s... LINK I was thinking this one was a little frivolous until I saw that there have been several fires reported because of it. I agree. With all the recalls, aren't you glad we are driving a Dodge? I know Dodges have had recalls, but nothing compared to this. Well I am glad I drive a "RAM" but they all have problems. It's how they deal with them that counts! I just received a recall for replacing the "left tie rod ball stud". If this were to break it could cause death. I am happy they are stepping up and taking care of the problem! Excuse me. It's just that I was driving trucks BEFORE "Ram" was even thought of. Even though there are no Dodge badges on my "Ram" it will always be a Dodge in my feeble mind. It is a Dodge product, sold by Dodge dealers, serviced by Dodge technicians, owned by Fiat. Call it whatever you want. I don't think so. Dodge has used the Ram image on trucks at least back to the 30s. Although not continuous. Mark
MARKW8 07/03/14 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Not enough truck and here is what happens

Deep thread tires on the RV. What is the point? They don't provide traction or steering. Durability and redundancy. I wouldn't be surprised if the bolt pattern was the same for truck and trailer and you could swap wheels and tires back and forth between rigs if needed. And dollars to donuts, Goodyear pays for the tires. Mark
MARKW8 06/20/14 08:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Engine temperature while towing

All the GM trucks have the clutch fan as standard. It can roar pretty good when it locks up. One thing about your truck, If your down to 2nd gear, the torque converter unlocks. This will build even more heat through the transmission and to the cooling system.
MARKW8 06/13/14 09:09am Towing
RE: Engine temperature while towing

The temperature controlled clutch fan will not lockup until 230-235 degrees. The temperature should then come back down. This is normal as long as you hear the fan come on. It can be rather loud. My GMC diesel is this way. Mark
MARKW8 06/12/14 07:22pm Towing
RE: Changing air pressure

75# seems like more than you need on a dually. My door sticker shows 60# for the rear on my GMC. Thats for maximum load on the rear. Mark
MARKW8 06/09/14 08:24am Truck Campers
RE: Camping World Hillsboro OR Service is Horrible

These kind of problems are not limited to CW. Mark
MARKW8 06/08/14 10:45am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Jury duty summons while on a long trip

When I go out of town I go on-line to the Post Office (USPS) and put a hold on my mail delivery until I get home. If the summons is sitting in the Post Office then you obviously were never notified about jury duty. Maximum 30 days. OP is out for months. They held ours for 7 weeks a few years ago. Mark
MARKW8 06/08/14 10:37am RV Lifestyle
RE: E-Z Lube Axles

My 2013 5er just had all bearings, brakes, drums everything replaced at about 5k miles. All from blown seals on Dexter EZ lube hubs. Everything was grease covered. I had yet to grease them myself. Mark
MARKW8 06/08/14 07:49am General RVing Issues
RE: techron

While Techron is an excellent fuel system cleaner, I don't think it's engineered to work as a stabilizer. Many 97-04 Corvette owners, including myself, us it to keep the fuel gauges reading correctly. Seafoam does nothing for our problem. Mark
MARKW8 05/25/14 09:30pm Tech Issues
RE: BEAUTIFUL Trailer on Ebay

too bad there weren't pictures of the inside, assuming it wasn't just the screen doors that were such finished wood. bumpy There are. You didn't scroll the pics. Mark
MARKW8 05/17/14 09:38am Travel Trailers

This is Spam. We see this all the time on here.. new member, first post, never heard from again. It might be his first post BUT, I own a Redwood and know just what he speaks of. Mark
MARKW8 05/14/14 08:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevrolet TPMS

Be glad it doesn't, I think they are a pain I have 3 cars with them. They've never been a pain. Mark
MARKW8 05/10/14 08:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My air brakes are locked!

Sounds like your brake shoes are stuck to the drum. Did you try to back up? Sometimes that will free the shoes. If that doesn't work,chock the tires so the coach can't roll, release the parking brake and crawl under with a hammer and bang on the drums to free up the shoes I would add, make sure you block up the coach so it can't come down on you. Even though the wheels will still be on the ground. Mark
MARKW8 05/03/14 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Banks Speedbrake on a Duramax

Thanks for the replys. Went to Summit Racing this evening and ordered it. $608.00 plus tax. Just got the speedbrake with no extras. Mark Mark, I tow in the medium setting and found that when going down a real steep incline I can force a downshift by quickly turning it to the high setting and back with no use of the brakes. The brake is very aggressive in the high setting. Thanks. Mark
MARKW8 04/29/14 10:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge pickup towing 141,000lbs uphill

I would guess the guy pulling didn't want to be in front on the way down. I'd like to see that chain but don't think I'd want to carry it. Mark
MARKW8 04/29/14 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks Speedbrake on a Duramax

Thanks for the replys. Went to Summit Racing this evening and ordered it. $608.00 plus tax. Just got the speedbrake with no extras. Mark
MARKW8 04/28/14 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks Speedbrake on a Duramax

Another alternative is the BD Diesel VVT turbo brake. It is a pretty easy plug and play set up. I've had mine for almost a year and love the thing. I will admit, I don't have alot of miles on it, but what little I have used it I've been extremely pleased. Thanks, I just heard of this a couple of days ago. It sounds good but is $80 or so more than Banks. Mark
MARKW8 04/28/14 10:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks Speedbrake on a Duramax

I have used the Banks SpeedBrake for the last 4 years and tow above the OP's weight by a good bit. It has performed flawlessly and I wouldn't want to tow without it. It is a module mounted in the engine compartment and intercepts the OEM computer's signal and modifies it. It will not over rev the engine, no more so than the stock grade braking feature will over rev the engine; stock it will go to 4800 rpm in grade braking mode. With or with out the Banks the computer won't let you downshift if the result would be to over rev the engine. I have tried to downshift and it wouldn't do it until my speed was slow enough to not over rev then it would downshift. I would also recommend the IQ monitor and a thermocouple to monitor EGT's. I have found that setting the SpeedBrake in Auto mode where through the IQ I can adjust the target speed up or down by either 1 mph or 5 mph at a time works best for me. When I exceed the set speed and ease up on the accelerator the SpeedBrake takes over and starts to adjust the VVT and engage the grade braking feature. It will adjust these 2 parameters to maintain speed; usually never reaching the same high rpms that just the grade braking would get to. I tow at a touch over 27K GCW and going down a 6-7% grade I can keep a constant speed for as many miles as needed and if necessary lower the set speed through the IQ and it will slowly reduce speed. It is simple to install and is worth the money. Best bought through Banks; warranty questions and help goes through the reseller first but if bought through Banks they deal with warranty issues directly. Costs when I was buying wasn't better through resellers. Thanks, (also to Lenny K) this is info I was looking for. I'm not at all interested in a tune. Mark.
MARKW8 04/28/14 10:38am Tow Vehicles
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