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RE: 500 miles under 50 mph

So when did the gear manufacturers stop heat treating the gears!? I can tell you that this is total BS "The concern is that early on they heat up from the friction as the gears mesh and surfaces harden. If the oil overheats the process is corrupted and can compromise the strength of the parts." If this was true then the gears would become annealed no mater the time. You can anneal steel anytime after it is heat treated. So unless the gear lube is reaching 1400* min (1550-1650) you will never hurt the gears! Not sure why they are requiring speeds under 50 when towing but it has nothing to do with harming the heat treatment of the gears! My 04 has 210K now and it still has the same rear end as when it left the factory. And no I didn't follow the "no towing before 500 mile rule or under 50 mph" either. Here is some reading on the Heat treatment of gears if anyone whats to read it.
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/31/16 12:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram integrated brake control

Hay thanks for the "Facts" Cummins12V98 lol. So if the old controllers worked could you just swap out the new controller (2015 and up) with an older 2014 or does there need to be a flash done to make it work. Call your "source" and ask him if what the OP was told is FCA/Rams position or just a dealer blowing sunshine! The OP should take his whole set up to the dealer and re hook the OE controller up show them how it works. Then hook up the aftermarket P3 and show them how it works. Also ask for the factory rep to be there at the time. He should also READ the instruction manual paying attention to page four, it reads, http://www.tekonsha.com/support/installation/N90195.pdf "1. Front of the P3 must be horizontal, see below. 2. The P3 must be parallel to direction of travel, see below" If it is not mounted I doubt that it is either horizontal nor parallel to direction of travel. This controller is a proportional braking system and needs to be correctly mounted for it to work correctly. Not sure what the hostility is about there Cummins12V98 but I agree that if there is an issue with the controller FCA/Ram needs to fix it. The controller needs to work with ANY trailer that the truck is rated to tow period!!! Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/25/16 11:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A good friend

Well as with ANY used truck gas or diesel if you don't know the truck and the owner then RUN as fast as you can and as far as you can. A lightly modded truck like exhaust air intake and a very lite tune from a person that has well kept maintenance records with receipts would be the only way I would every buy a used truck gas or diesel. As for the Ford 6.0 no way 6.4 still no way the cost in the long run will out pace the cost of a 7.3 Ford or any GM or Dodge. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/23/16 10:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram integrated brake control

From what I gleaned from Ben's post I would bet that the problem is Ram is using the wrong size wire going from the controller to the trailer connector on the HD trucks. I know my EOH system I installed on my boat trailer requires a 12 AGW wire for their single axle system @ 30' max. For a dual axle a 10 AWG @ 30' max is required. Couple that with the under rated wiring and piss poor connections the trailer manufacturers use and you will end up with issues. My 2004 Cougar's wiring was a joke. The connectors were the screw on wire nuts without any covering at all. and the wire looked to be only 14 AWG not 12 or 10! Note, on my boat system the max length is the hyd brake line. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/23/16 09:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram integrated brake control

Question... How does the truck know the weight of the trailer? I have heavy electric set for all my trailers... I am over 12k on all my trailers, my equipment trailer is over 20 and all this time I thought the trailers brakes were in need of repair... Maybe I have the problem too? The air ride system measures the amount of pressure being exerted on the rear air bags. The system knows how much pressure is in each bag and can calculate the weight added to the truck. Both the 1500 and 2500 (not sure if the 3500 has the rear bags yet but it will soon) that are equipped with the air ride system as this ability. The 1500 is a full four corner system and the 2500 is a rear only system. We have seen a few members @ the EcoD forum report that they have had a warning come up on the dash about being over loaded! And yes that gets logged for ever! I do not think that the brake controller receives this data though. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/23/16 09:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gm Trucks

Every brand can and DO have their problem children. If you had good luck with your other GM vehicles why move just because this one has had problems? Now if it becomes vehicle after vehicle then yep time to move on. I gave Ford four chances before I jumped ship. Only you can decide if you want to roll the dice with another GM product but if you do I bet it will most likely work out for you. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/23/16 01:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram, 5er first long towing experience

Thanks for the report! Question were you using the "TOW MODE"? If so the truck should have held the gears better. I know when towing my boat with the tow mode activated the truck hold the gears a lot longer and will not up shift near as fast or often as with out it engaged. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/23/16 12:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram integrated brake control

Five pages of discussion about brake controllers (defective or otherwise) with no mention of voltage/current readings from realworld rigs? Maybe I missed it. My two cents: If your brake controller is capable of producing 12v and 3a (per brake assembly) then it's designed to work safely with the vast majority of trailer brakes. Anything less correspondingly reduces the number of trailers it can safely stop. If 12v and 3a (per brake) doesn't stop your rig satisfactorily, don't blame your brake controller, blame your wiring or brake mechanicals. On the flipside, just because your Ram IBC "works great" doesn't necessarily mean it's capable of producing 12v and 3a (per brake), it just means your Ram IBC's voltage/current output is probably a good match with your trailer (which may need considerably less than 12v and 3a per brake to brake properly). Guess you failed to read the thread and the fact that in 2015 RAM shorten up the pulse width modulation to the brakes. Amperage may be fine except for the fact that they greatly reduced the amount of time the pulse it sent to the trailer brakes. Chris Chris for use non electrical engineers could you please explain how the pulse width modulation affects the ability of the controller on a heavy towed vehicle? Heavy being over 12,000# as that seems to be the point that these issues come up. Also is this a Ram only issue or are the other brands having the same issue? Thanks Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/23/16 12:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram integrated brake control

Five pages of discussion about brake controllers (defective or otherwise) with no mention of voltage/current readings from realworld rigs? Maybe I missed it. My two cents: If your brake controller is capable of producing 12v and 3a (per brake assembly) then it's designed to work safely with the vast majority of trailer brakes. Anything less correspondingly reduces the number of trailers it can safely stop. If 12v and 3a (per brake) doesn't stop your rig satisfactorily, don't blame your brake controller, blame your wiring or brake mechanicals. On the flipside, just because your Ram IBC "works great" doesn't necessarily mean it's capable of producing 12v and 3a (per brake), it just means your Ram IBC's voltage/current output is probably a good match with your trailer (which may need considerably less than 12v and 3a per brake to brake properly). I posted that earlier with links on how to do it. BTW the Rams equipped with air ride1 500/2500 know exactly how much weight you put on or in the bed. And will notify you when you if your overload the truck. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/22/16 08:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Buyback/Repurchase, the end result

Umm you might want to rethink that. You have to claim ALL aftermarket parts add on to have them covered under your policy. Now if someone hits you their insurance will cover them. But not your own insurance company. Think I'm worng? call call your insurance agent and ask them. I'm insured with Allstate and had to add my cover to my policy. Since it was under $1000 there was no up charge. But you still have to add them to get them covered. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/21/16 08:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Buyback/Repurchase, the end result

I know in Ohio all dealer installed options are covered under the LLBB (lemon law buy back). Anything you install or have installed you must leave on if the item is fastened with screws, welded or glued to the vehicle. Unless the manufacture buys off on you removing it. A manufacture can require you to use binding arbitration if you are accepting a discount like rebates, special zero percent financing, friends and family discounts and or employee discounts. From what I was told by an Attorney friend was that the document you sign is binding. But it does not keep you from getting an Attorney and filing under the States lemon laws. You just must show that the manufacture was not working with you in a timely fashion. So document, document, document every date and name of every person you are talking with and keep those records!!! Your best bet is doing everything in writing or email as then you have a copy that can be used in court. Showing up with a well documented case will get you what you deserve. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/21/16 12:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Update page 3: Tire pressure factory recommendations.......

If the dealers can not change the TPMS on the newer trucks no one can. Unless they have the ability to over write the BCM to add the ability to change the TPMS. You are never going to get a dealer to do this do to the liability issues. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/20/16 11:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: who says a ecoboost can't haul a load

No different then idiots towing a disabled vehicle with a chain, rope or tow strap just to avoid a tow truck fee! If I were a LEO and saw that I would pull them over and make them either get a tow truck, dolly or trailer! JMO Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/20/16 11:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram integrated brake control

You guys that are towing heavy try this. Pull your break away cable and see if you can move your trailer. If you can without the trailer brakes being locked the the issue is with the trailer and NOT the truck! If the trailer brakes are locked with the BAC pulled then I would say you need to open a star case with Ram and get an engineer involved. Note, by pulling the BAC the trailer brakes will be set at there MAXIMUM braking ability. I'm installing a electric over hydraulic baking system on my boat trailer and the first test after it is installed is to verify the break away battery is fully charged then pull the BAC and verify that the trailer brakes lock fully. I do not agree with any braking system locking up the brakes! A locked up tire will take a lot longer to stop then a non locked tire! Also it could cause the trailer to skid into another lane of traffic. It would be better to apply the brakes at a lower rate to help keep the safety chains tight and the trailer more in line with the tow vehicle. I had the hitch failure on my boat trailer and it became disconnected from the truck (safety chains held! They do work!). The BAC system on the surge brake system did not work and the trailer slammed into my truck. Luckily I was only going 40 mph and there were no other vehicles on the road at the time! Had the BA system been working the trailer would have never slammed into my truck. I wounder how long before we start seeing anti-lock systems on RV's and boat trailers? Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/20/16 11:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram integrated brake control

I couldn't lock up the brakes on my 2005 Cougar 304BHS from day one! I was using a Prodigy P2 in my 2004 Ram 2500. Was told by the RV dealer, Keystone and Tekonsha that the simple fact the brakes are not locking up does not mean there is a problem. The question is will the trailer brakes pull down against the truck firmly. I replaced the brakes with new self adjusting brakes soldiered all of the connections and used heat shrink tubes and even put silicon caulk inside the tubes before heating them. All the bearings were changed out also and still I could not lock up the brakes. The trailer and truck stopped very well even though they wouldn't lock up. Here are some links on how to test the voltage output of a controller. Cerka E-trailer Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/19/16 12:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Update page 3: Tire pressure factory recommendations.......

So do you think GM or Ford is willing to reprogram their 1500/150 2500/250 trucks? Nope so if this is such a big deal sell your truck and buy a 3500/350 of the brand of your choice. You should find a real cause to get behind like drug addiction or mental health issues. You would make a great advocate for any worthy cause. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/18/16 08:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Update page 3: Tire pressure factory recommendations.......

What is the MIN PSI as posted on the door sticker? Whatever that is the where the warning light will come. I know if I air down to 35 PSI the warning lamp comes on and there is a chime one time. when the tires heat up and go above 36 PSI the light goes off. As was mentioned by Grit Dog "since the system and its operational parameters were determined by the NHTSA, not the individual mfgs." So there is not a thing Ram, Ford or GM can do to change those parameters. Remember the Firestone/Ford fiasco when Ford demanded a lower PSI setting then what was marked on the tires! All in the name of "ride quality"! Didn't work out very well for anyone did it? Not Firestone, not Ford and certainly not the people that where killed and injured. We now live in a world of nannyism do to a few people that can't or won't fallow simple rules. Just look at the mess we have with diesels and all of the EPA mandates. Why because trucking and bus companies won't maintain their vehicles and redneck hillbillies want to "roll coal" and be cool. Now we get to pay the price. Same holds true within the RV community. How many people think it's OK to dump their gray water on the ground. Their are even a few that think it's all right to dump their black tanks on the ground. As for the OP you are fighting a losing battle Rob. The manufactures can not side step the Feds. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/17/16 11:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: *FINAL UPDATE* Stuck in Newton NJ with a blown transmission

Nope not fishing, I thought Ford still offered a manual in their 450 and up. Was sure GM had a manual option in the HD line. As for Rams auto I don't see people posting that their 6 speed auto has left them on the side of the road. But it does make for great chatter though. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/15/16 08:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rear driver tire smoking after stop and go traffic

Stuck caliper or stuck e-brake is my guess.
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/14/16 09:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: who says a ecoboost can't haul a load

Ok, I have a 2013 F150 Ecoboost which I love and does a great job for what it is designed for. The one in the picture is NOT mine. I was at Home Depot and saw these guys loading this stuff on a short bed eco. Most of it appeared to be 16 footers. I started to wait till they finished and follow till he made his first turn and everything shifted to the right or left, or until the tool box popped out, but didn't have time. Man what are these guys thinking. Told my GF HD should have refused to help load due to liability issues. Anyway I thought of some of the overload stories etc. on this forum thought some folks might want to see the pic. http://i.imgur.com/VVwSqeAl.jpg I see a whole lot of stupid in this picture :S Do agree HD could be in a whole lot of trouble if anyone got injured from that load coming out!
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 08/14/16 09:41pm Tow Vehicles
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