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RE: External fuel tank mounted in bed - thoughts??

If at all possible, can some of you with aux fuel tanks post what you paid, where you got it and maybe some pics of your set up. Northern Tool is the best deal I can seem to find.
davisenvy 03/12/15 05:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Removable Diesel Aux Fuel Tank

Transflo looks like a great idea, but the $1000 difference is a deal breaker for me. Besides, I only need it a half dozen times a year or so. Thanks for the input though.
davisenvy 03/08/15 04:25pm Tow Vehicles
Removable Diesel Aux Fuel Tank

I would like to put in a removable aux fuel tank in my 06 Duramax. The 26g tank on the truck just isn't enough. I came across this and would like your thoughts. http://www.turbodieselregister.com/threads/247797-Aux-fuel-tank-install Maybe someone else is better at posting links and can make this easier to use. I don't want to break any laws and definitely don't want to be a danger to myself or others. I would like around 10-20g tank. Is it OK for this guy to use a Marine tank? Are they DOT legal?
davisenvy 03/08/15 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: StarCraft Autumn Ridge to Launch Please explain.

I finally called StarCraft and got the info. The Autumn Ridge 278Bh has a box that is 25ft 2in long and the Launch 26BHS has a box length of 26ft 7in. This goes along with what some of you are saying. The Number on the side is nothing more than, well, a number.
davisenvy 03/02/15 10:54am Travel Trailers
RE: StarCraft Autumn Ridge to Launch Please explain.

So basically my Launch 26BHS is bigger than my previous Autumn Ridge 278BH. I saw the overall length before purchasing, but thought the tongue on the Launch might have been a little longer or something. Not disappointed at all, just trying to make sense of the numbers.
davisenvy 03/02/15 07:30am Travel Trailers
RE: StarCraft Autumn Ridge to Launch Please explain.

Mike Up, We liked the 26BHS for several reasons. The slide was a definite plus, along with the front kitchen with extra counter top space, fiberglass outside(really didn't like the metal outside of our Autumn Ridge), nicer wheels, etc. We really liked the Autumn Ridge, but I liked this one better. The Launch is a few inches shorter, but I do seem to get better gas mileage when towing.
davisenvy 03/02/15 03:27am Travel Trailers
RE: StarCraft Autumn Ridge to Launch Please explain.

I am actually talking about the length of the actual box of the TT, not the entire length. Short version of the question above; is the 2013 Autumn Ridge 278Bh actually 27 feet 8 inches long?
davisenvy 03/01/15 06:11pm Travel Trailers
StarCraft Autumn Ridge to Launch Please explain.

We recently traded our 2013 StarCraft Autumn Ridge 278BH for a StarCraft Launch 26BHS. When I picked up the Launch it looked longer than my Autumn Ridge. When I measured it it was 26ft, so I thought it was just the different design, fiberglass outside and such that made it look longer. When I got home and put the cover from my Autumn Ridge on my Launch, it wouldn't fit. The cover was too short. The StarCraft website says the Autumn Ridge is 29'4" overall and the Launch was 30"8". I didn't have the opportunity to measure the Autumn Ridge, but can someone tell me the actual box length of the Autumn Ridge 278BH? Obviously its shorter, but I just want some numbers please.
davisenvy 03/01/15 12:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: After market exhaust brakes

You can also have tuning company install the ability to use your turbo as a brake. I used DuramaxTuner. It was $400 and I have an on and off switch. My truck is a 2006. Best $400 ever spent.
davisenvy 02/25/15 04:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Soft, fold-up tonneau cover

Tonno Pro. Easy on, easy off. I got mine on amazon for $220.
davisenvy 02/24/15 04:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Exhaust Brake

I've had an exhaust brake (turbo brake) on my 2006 Duramax for the past 7 years. My experience with driving while on is that fuel mileage is decreased some. When I could be coasting down a hill, it slows me down to where i have to press the pedal to go. I have had absolutely no negative effects having it on while not towing. And yes, it does help slow the truck down going down hills or coming to a stop. All the arguments not to use it while towing are nill. To call someone stupid or lazy for using the turbo brake shows their ignorance on the subject. It takes effort to turn on the EB every time so there goes the lazy arguement. The EB doesn't come on until the engine reaches around 1,800 rpm's. So the EB doesn't always come on as soon as the pedal is lifted. Turbo vanes are all over the place from the moment the truck is started (at least on most '06 and up diesels). The carbon build up isn't something to worry about. At least not from the vanes not moving.
davisenvy 02/15/15 07:20am Tow Vehicles
How to value TT

I am thinking of selling/trading in my 2013 StarCraft Autumn Ridge 278BH, but can't find out what it is worth. Nada seems ridiculously high (although I'd gladly sell it for what they quoted) and every where else is just what other sellers are asking. They all seem to be ASKING around $15,000-$16,000. I have been offered a trade in deal, but not sure how to tell if its an acceptable deal or if I should just sell outright. Thanks
davisenvy 02/07/15 08:43am Travel Trailers
RE: The mysteries of Horsepower and other things explained

1. The Tundra is 381 HP, but has 4.30 gears compared to my 3.73. I am also running 285 tires, not the stock 245's. What's the math there? 2. Yes I do. I have 344.5 at the rear wheels. Dynojet 3. I am not sure exacly what RPM he was running. We have made this trip dozens of times. Surely at one poing the max hp was found. How come no one is asking me what my rpm's were? Argument slanted towards gas? So just because you wanted you boosted the HP on the Duramax by 25 and knocked 81 Hp off of the Toyota? I know they aren't the same trucks, but the pulling experience should be somewhat close according to the original statement. They aren't.
davisenvy 01/27/15 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The mysteries of Horsepower and other things explained

The Toyota isn't even close to the Duramax, low or high rpm. Yes two different trucks, but similar hp, one has almost double the tq. The Toyota even has the gearing advantage.
davisenvy 01/27/15 04:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The mysteries of Horsepower and other things explained

2200 ft and rpm of the Tundra was screaming. Not sure exactly, but over 6k.
davisenvy 01/27/15 03:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The mysteries of Horsepower and other things explained

Im a bit confused and need some clarification on this subject. I understand the difference between tq and hp. The OP states that HP, HP, HP and according to his theory torque won't help you win a race towing up a hill. I have real life experience with two different trucks pulling the same load up the same mountain. My buddy and I take turns pulling my Bowfishing boat on trips. We go over the same mountains no matter what direction we go. He has a 2014 Tundra Crew Max with 5.7L and I have a 2006 Duramax with a EFI Live tow tune. Both trucks are 400hp (give or take a couple), but mine has 350tq more. His truck has a hard time keeping the speed limit going over the mountain, but with the same boat I can accelerate at will. His Tundra has a 4.30 rear end and my Duramax has a 3.73. Maybe I misread 12 pages, but I think the jist of them was that this wasn't supposed to happen. Can someone explain this to me and please, use little words.:)
davisenvy 01/27/15 03:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Questions on towing with a lifted truck

Lift it! You're on the wrong forum to ask about anyting aftermarket. The group here is "If GM engineers didn't put it there" talk. Call or email Norcaltrucks.com. Nick is very knowlegable, especially when it comes to lifting trucks.
davisenvy 01/12/15 05:44am Tow Vehicles

Until one day you forget and add a little DEF to your fuel tank like another member on here did to his Powerstroke. $12,000 later and a new fuel system he's back on the road.
davisenvy 01/01/15 05:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pumping gasoline into a diesel tank

A buddy of mine accidentally put gas in his Duramax(about 3/4 tank gas). He called his diesel mechanic and asked what to do. The mechanic told him to put a quart of atf in the tank to aid with lubrication of the injectors and go on about his business. This was well over 70k miles ago and his Duramax is still running strong.
davisenvy 12/29/14 05:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Duel Exhaust

It won't hurt a thing. He might lose some lower end torque, but will pick up hp at the upper end. Plus it's fun. If he doesn't like it, he can always change it back to stock. He's a kid, let him play.
davisenvy 12/28/14 06:20am Tow Vehicles
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