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RE: Fuel filter 2013 Ram 3500

I added the Air Dog when my lift pump went out. I removed the stock filter assembly. Have to say the stock filter is easier to change IMO. http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o790/Dtropnevad/2004%20Ram%202500%20Cummins/2524233510034694626cfxyZL_fs_zps856ef834.jpg height=500 width=500 I put the same setup on my truck too. Now I don't need to change the stock filter because it's dirty. I'm told that the stock filter will degrade in time an just collapse and need changed anyway, but that seems to take a lot of miles. I haven't changed the stocker since I put the filter/water separator kit on 25,000 miles ago.
larry_kruzan 03/23/14 10:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Towing on 20" Wheels

Once you hook thing up, you'll see if you are way out of level or not. Changing the pin box could be one way to handle it or flipping the axles if you are way off level.
larry_kruzan 03/23/14 02:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fuel filter 2013 Ram 3500

I just about stripped the top off the canister the first time I changed mine, then I read the manual. :)
larry_kruzan 03/23/14 01:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fuel filter 2013 Ram 3500

Make sure you open the bleed valve before trying to open. Most folks forget to do this and the vacuum that the lid forms keeps the lid in place.
larry_kruzan 03/23/14 12:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice needed on new truck

About like asking which cola is best. I like Dodge Ram 3500 Duallies, but somebody will chime in that they pulls 18k pounds with a Ranger. Be warned.
larry_kruzan 03/21/14 10:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Engine Modifications

This is one issue 4th gens don't have with the H&S mini max, been right in every check.
larry_kruzan 03/18/14 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: You choose - loaded gas or basic diesel?

I think you first must ask how long are you going to keep the truck and how are you going to use it? In my opinion, if you aren't going to be traveling very far, say +300 miles 3-5 times a year or you are full timing, diesels don't make much sense. Likewise, if your camping is not the main reason you are buying this truck and you'll trade it every 4+ years, I'd say diesels don't pay. Don't get me wrong, I love my diesel, but even with hauling 10-15k miles a year, I'm not too certain todays diesels pay.
larry_kruzan 03/18/14 11:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Bags?

What weights do you have? You need to know the tongue weight, the GVWR of the trailer. If the chevy was doing OK with your TT, I'd guess that the Ram will do fantastic too, but it's best to check your weights to be sure. That Ram truck is NICE. I drive a 3500 dually diesel and love my truck. How much? Ask my wife, I normally trade every two years, but I'm not even looking after 3 1/2 years. I just may have found a keeper!
larry_kruzan 03/18/14 11:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1 ton dually or Medium Duty for large 5er?

We're looking at large 5ers and these things are HEAVY. I know a 1 ton dually diesel will get them moving down the road and that's not what I'm worried about. I'm worried about getting the rig stopped if something bad happens and the trailer brakes don't work, especially on downhill grades. I wish I could afford a Class 8 Volvo tractor conversion, but I just can't right now, so I'm starting to lean towards a used Medium Duty Truck such as a Chevy C4500 or C5500 series that's been set up for 5ers. (Class 8 used in good condition and ready to roll as a RV 5er hauler = $80k, Class 5/6 used = $35-45k from what I'm finding). Is Medium Duty overkill or a good idea? Also, any other suggestions on MDTs and which Diesel engine will last the longest in this category? I've been reading about different Diesel engines and some seem to be more problematic (Powerstroke) and some seem to be unstoppable workhorses (like the Isuzu/Duramax 7.8 or the International DT466). Before I could give a sensible answer, just how heavy is the 5ver you are looking at? This past winter we were looking at a toy hauler version, very nicely equipped, but it EXCEEDED my 1 ton dually by about 3k pounds. In all reality, I'm certain the truck would have been up for it if I was just running around the flat grounds of Illinois, but we a about half timers and live in ours half the year while hauling from coast to coast - it just would not work. We still have our TT and I still own my 1 ton dually because we can't make the MDT transition and I won't give up my travels or travel in a RV without the luxury we enjoy. Our existing TT actually offers us that where a lighter, but more basic 5ver would not.
larry_kruzan 11/19/13 06:10pm Tow Vehicles
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