I have had goosenecks hitches in my trucks for years. I just traded into a 5'er and had it converted to gooseneck. It pulls great and and I have had no issues with it. Does anyone else pull with a conversion? Any praise for it? Issues? Pros and cons welcome.
More than several very well stated post above..bottom line, and it only takes a phone call....Call the manufacturer of the 5er you just purchased and ask THEM what THEY say about towing the 5er they manufactured with a GN hitch...that simple, make a call, a GN may or may not void some of the warranty on your 5er, and if you have no warranty on your 5er, I'd STILL want to know if manufacturer of the 5er "recommends" that you can or can't use a GN hitch to tow their 5er with....So simple, a Caveman could do it:B.....Make the call for a little peace of mind if you're wondering what hitch to tow your 5er with that won't cause possible damage to your 5er.
Wow, an opinion based with FACTS. It's so unusual that I must praise it! Not banging on you NC. Just the fact that so many people will offer an opinion with no backing, and expect us to take it as gospel.
This sounds like the best advice given so far, followed by webslave's eloquent post.
Just my 2 cents, I have run up to 100% bio (and JP-8 and Jet-A) in my 98 Ram 2500, as well as 7.3PSDs, and the 6.0PSD. Never had an issue out of any of them. I would be leery of doing it in my 6.4, since it has already succumbed once to water in fuel issues that Ford didn't cover. When I get my 2013, I'm going to use the B20 per the specification, and run with it.
It's good stuff if you get a good batch, whether you buy it or make it. It's not as efficient as petro-diesel, but you are doing one hell of a recycling deal if you're making it from WVO. If I had the time and space, I would be making my own.
I am NOT an expert, so take my advice with a Large grain of Salt-
From what I understand, synthetics will allow you to roughly double the intervals between oil changes. However, you need to see your owners manual and do all the research to verify things yourself, and then find out what you are comfortable with.
My plan is that I will probably use synthetics in stuff with long service intervals. (axles, transmission, etc) but not so much with the oil. But that's my opinion, and we all know what that is like!
As NC Hauler stated, I also have been notified that my 2013 Ram 3500 DRW has been built and shipped. My delivery date is the 25th of April. So hopefully no later than next Friday, I will be taking my truck out to get some miles put on it before I tow my Voltage. I will post comparisons if anyone is interested.
Raptor 381lev is the unit of choice. Pictures soon.
You eliminated the voltage, because of lack of garage cabinets, yet the model you chose has no garage cabinets, and you are having some custom made? I am missing something here!
Probably just that Voltages are still relatively new, and you and I are the only owners that I see post regularly.
To OP- Congrats! I wish you many years of fun and happiness with the new rig!
FYI, I found a 2013 3500 IN TRANSIT when i was cruising the ramtrucks website earlier today.
Again, it is in transit, so it may not be legit, but it's a start!
From my PERSONAL experience- I had a rather spectactular single vehicle accident with my truck/TH combo in VA in 2010. It made the paper since I shut the interstate down for a couple of hours. The insurance paid up for all three policies (auto, RV, motorcycle) and no one even attempted to find out if I was overloaded or not.(I probably was, it was my first RV, and I was attempting to move and full time in it) There was some hemming and hawing from GEICO, but they paid out in the end. I was charged with reckless driving, it was reduced to careless driving, and that was the end of it.
You should always use the passcode and autolock feature of your iphone. Unless you really are only using it as a phone. One article I read(and am looking for so I can post it here) reminds you that a smartphone isnt really a phone you can access the internet with, but rather a small computer you can make calls with. Would you want someone to be able to access your computer if you lost it? Do you do online banking? Stocks? Compose emails for work?
Personally, I use the passcode, but allow access to Siri, so I can voice dial while driving, and so that if something happens, someone can use my phone to dial my "ICE (in case of emergency) number. YMMV.
Ford went to a powerstroke in late 94, a 96 or 97 would be a powerstroke. Some 94's were turbo IDI's. before that they were non turbo IDI's.
x2. To the best of my knowledge 1995 was the only year you could get either a IDI 7.3 or a 7.3 PSD. After 1995, you could only get the PSD. I bought 96 F350 new, and I still have that truck, with 250+K miles on it. If you take even halfway decent care of it, it will last forever.
I nearly did this a couple of years ago.
You need COMMERCIAL insurance with a $1M policy MINIMUM. I think I got my quote with MBS insurance (?). Was going to be $100/month.
You do not want to do this with your personal RV that you will be using. As previously mentioned, there is no telling what kind of shape it will come back in.
Due to liability reasons, correct hitches, etc- I would not rent out a trailer unless I was renting out the TV as well.
Having a video camera is a requirement for this. If you set this up as a business, you can write a lot of this stuff off. PM me if you want to get more of the information.
I don't have the rig you're looking for. But you only mentioned a couple of the rigs that Voltage offers. Did you look at the rest? I have a 3600, and although it admittedly does not have as much garage storage above, it has a pretty decent amount in the beavertail storage area.
Personally, I'd like to thank Dianne for being a GOOD Moderator on a sensitive subject. Although I did not see any of the "inflammatory" posts, all of the posts that remain are fairly on topic and do not reach the point of flame/troll. It is a hard balance to strike, and I personally am glad I am not doing it, especially as a volunteer.
For those that complain, start your own blog/website/forum so you can rant and rave to your hearts content.
Some people have to make a mistake once and awile:B
Make a mistake=buy a duramax? LOL
Said no one ever who has a 6.4 in their signature.
Hey, I know my engine sucks. That's why I ordered the new Ram as well!
For the record, I second Santee Lakes. Until August/Sept, then it's time to find a cooler spot, as it gets up in the triple digits regularly, and you pay for your electricity if you stay by the month.
If you're military, then I recommend Adm Baker or Camp Pendleton.