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RE: Windy day reveals the 2019 Ram 1500...

nothing like making them all cookie cutter like......... I wan't something different so it is easy to find in the walmart parking lot. :W I have no trouble finding my truck in the wal-Mart lot. It's the one sticking out 3' out in the drive lane and 2' taller than all the vehicles around it. All else fails, hit the remote start and listen for the 2 horn beeps and the big 6 to fire up. I can also find it by GPS on my phone. Track it right down to the spot.Lol, technology.
transamz9 10/18/17 05:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Most RELIABLE Diesel 1 Ton Truck???

If looking for a used 1-2 year old diesel I would give a serious look at brand new trucks. Full warranty and no worries of abuse or hidden gremlins. As for the guys recommending a 5.9ctd those trucks are far from being 1-2 years old and the 05 we have the entire dash boards is gone and the AC ducts don't work properly. Not hardly the scenario the OP is looking for.Don't know why your '05 was that way, but my '04.5 is still like new inside. Yes the drivers seat in worn, but why not at 212+K. No super big issues to date and it has never left me hanging some where in the middle of Montana with the trailer. And yes I have been there more than once. Just finished a 6100 mile trip two weeks ago with this truck and a 2018 5th wheel at a combined weight of 19,500#. Guess I am luck and you weren't. Don't sweat it, they bought it that way. They buy them rode hard and put up wet for cheap and then fish comes on here to say how bad they are. My 2005 is in showroom condition inside and out.
transamz9 10/18/17 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Windy day reveals the 2019 Ram 1500...

No more "cross" grill? It looks like the grill will have "RAM" on the horizontal bar and the traditional ram logo has been ditched. Also I noticed holes punched in the tailgate that has large spacing and we all know what that means. :E What does it mean? The RAM letters on attached with tape just like all manufacturers do.
transamz9 10/17/17 06:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Uber expensive pickups...how much of a trend ?

I'm one that wants leather seats. Most leather seats are vinyl. The highest trim levels in the Ford actually nice leather. Once I'm set on a KR or Platinum I want the rest of it too. I don't think there is much difference in price between a plain Jane XLT 4x4 crewcab diesel and a loaded Platinum. The difference between XLT and Platinum can be $10-15k I like leather but don't need 10 cameras, a.c. seats, power mirrors, auto lights, auto brake etc. So I buy mid level and have an upholstery shop put good leather heated seats. That's the great thing about America, freedom of choice. I didn't think I needed the cooling seats either but after having them they are the cats meow. Power mirrors are a must if towing and backing much. I'm going to say that auto dimming mirrors should be a requirement by law. If you have traction control on your Ram you have auto brakes you just don't know it. The brakes is what the truck uses to control traction. ;)
transamz9 10/17/17 01:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Windy day reveals the 2019 Ram 1500...

I think it looks fine, but did anyone else notice the amount of rake on that thing? Wow! That's the new heavy payload option. Gives it more room to squat. LOL
transamz9 10/17/17 12:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Windy day reveals the 2019 Ram 1500...

They either lowered the window seals or raised the bed sides but they appear to line up now.
transamz9 10/17/17 12:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Uber expensive pickups...how much of a trend ?

I wanted the black wood trim so I had to by a Limited. I didn't need or want anything else.
transamz9 10/16/17 04:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Uber expensive pickups...how much of a trend ?

The cost of vehicles has not been keeping up with inflation. It is much easier to buy a new 75k truck now than it was to dish out 30k for a new diesel crew cab 4x4 in '93. On top of that you get a much more capable truck now than what was being built in 93. What you actually get is a much more complex vehicle with more stuff to fail down the road, less fuel mileage (diesel) and lowest cost components. My 97 is stone simple and I can do all the repairs in the driveway that need to be done. When that new truck is out of warranty, be prepared for a wallet emptying experience. I still don't understand the fuel mileage comments. The more power one uses the more fuel it uses. I would be willing to bet that we could take your truck and a new truck and load them exactly the same and have the new truck follow you on a run and the new truck would get better mileage. You would have to lead because the new truck would be constantly trying to slow down on the hills so as to not run off and leave you. It's much easier to follow a slower rig if you are trying to run together.
transamz9 10/13/17 07:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2010-2012 Ram question

I'm thinking no newer than 12 because I can do deletes and tuning. My 03 is already plenty of truck for my 15K and 18K trailers so any 4th gen dually should be great. The Aisin trucks are RARE and the tuned 68RFEs sound plenty appealing to me. Craig You'll be good with a deleted truck as long as you install a very mild tune to deal with the deleted hardware. Folks it's the new and improved "FISH" responding to a RAM thread. :B I owned a 11 HO Dually for 65K, oil samples came back with no fuel. Brake controller was about as good as the POS P-2. I highly advise getting a 12 as the brake controller works great. Having owned a 15 for 45K it has also been trouble free. Not new but stating facts as usual.... Most 6.7 cummins powered hot shot trucks I see are deleted. BTW... 45k miles doesn't say a lot. :B How many miles has your mighty Powerstroke run down the road at close to 38,000#? I only tow a measly 33-35K combined. I think it would have broke when I towed miles of 14 percent up and down grades. I think most would agree that if I were to have issues they would pop up before now. My bad, misread your siggy.
transamz9 10/07/17 04:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2010-2012 Ram question

I'm thinking no newer than 12 because I can do deletes and tuning. My 03 is already plenty of truck for my 15K and 18K trailers so any 4th gen dually should be great. The Aisin trucks are RARE and the tuned 68RFEs sound plenty appealing to me. Craig You'll be good with a deleted truck as long as you install a very mild tune to deal with the deleted hardware. Folks it's the new and improved "FISH" responding to a RAM thread. :B I owned a 11 HO Dually for 65K, oil samples came back with no fuel. Brake controller was about as good as the POS P-2. I highly advise getting a 12 as the brake controller works great. Having owned a 15 for 45K it has also been trouble free. Not new but stating facts as usual.... Most 6.7 cummins powered hot shot trucks I see are deleted. BTW... 45k miles doesn't say a lot. :B How many miles has your mighty Powerstroke run down the road at close to 38,000#?
transamz9 10/07/17 04:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

Mpgs went up with DPF eh...? From what? 10mpg to 12....? I'm emissions Free - No EGR - straight piped turbo bk - PPE Exh manifolds - AM up/ down pipes... 22 mpg @ 75mph...and tuned such that it doesn't blow black at any EFI Live setting. I get that with full DPF and DEF still on the factory tune. I can wipe the inside of my tailpipe with a white glove and it's still white. What's your point?
transamz9 10/06/17 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How much clearance

Most trailers are around 20-21" unless it's a small utility trailer. When I upfit a truck at work that is the measurement to the top of the ball I go by when selecting a receiver.
transamz9 10/06/17 12:35pm Towing
RE: 2010-2012 Ram question

3500 SRW with Aisin. Chris +1. SRW 3500 w/ Aisin auto is a tow beast that makes no compromises for daily driving. Can the SRW 4x4 tow 17k-19k? I tow 21K with mine every time it's hooked to my RV. 2nd to 3rd shifts are a little rough sometimes but it tows it effortlessly.
transamz9 10/06/17 07:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Trucks at Texas State Fair

Im ok with the Chevy, I just might buy a couple of them emblems for my truck! Im not knocking Dodge and Ford or even Gm for that matter, but all this luxury in trucks is getting crazy. They all keep trying to one up each other and new trucks are being priced out of the workin' mans range $$$ You don't have to buy all the options. That's why they are called options.
transamz9 09/30/17 04:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another reason I hate my F150

, but our county doesn't put salt on the roads, or anything else for that matter. HAHAHA! I hear ya on that one. Also when they do finally come and plow my road we only get one blade wide. LOL
transamz9 09/29/17 07:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another reason I hate my F150

There is a spot to check it and to refill it. A transmission doesn't "burn" fluid so if you don't have a leak then there is no reason to check it. The OP has a leak so he knows it's low. Fix the leak, fill it up and drive on. Pretty simple and a blown tranny line and no dipstick don't make it a POS. I beg to differ. When after driving 50 miles after a bad day at work, and then having to walk 1/2 a mile along a 2 lane highway with no shoulder in 89 degree heat, it's a POS of epic proportions in my eyes lol. I'm sure you have bad days at work more often than the truck breaks down. Maybe you have a POS job and need to get rid of it too. lol
transamz9 09/28/17 05:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another reason I hate my F150

I guess I'm old school. I like haveing the ability to look at the fluid to see the color and to check for that "burnt smell" especially on a tow vehicle. I'm even older school. I'd rather have two sticks with gears on them and a clutch pedal. I just don't trust a thousand or more parts, controlled by computers and moved by a magical liquid that acts as hydraulic fluid, coolant, lubricant and motive force. Don't forget it also works as a parts cleaner and hand cleaner. ATF the mystery fluid. And a floor stainer and fuel injector cleaner for diesels! x2 on additive to diesel fuel as a fuel injector cleaner (non-synthetic ATF). I haven't tried it as a floor stainer yet (and don't plan to) ... :D It also works good for a work boot cleaner. It cleans them and treats them. Makes them more water resistant. lol
transamz9 09/28/17 05:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another reason I hate my F150

Seems Ford has gone back to days past. My 2017 Ford 6.2 has a dipstick for the tranny, and I'm guessing it could be used as a fill point also. Maybe Ford got a lot of pushback over the years for not having one, and decided to give in? I wonder if its not a case of the F250 being engineered for harder service and requiring shorter maintenance intervals, rather than the F150 being engineered as more of a commuter vehicle with occasional light truck needs. Not trying to disparage the F150 or half ton trucks... I've owned an F150 and a Tundra and they were great for my intended purposes at the time... but its very clear that the 3/4 or 1 ton trucks are designed to be WORKED nonstop and the half ton trucks are designed to be able to handle work on occasion. Just a theory, not an attack on any brand or weight class vehicle. Your theory is off a little. When it comes to LDT the 1/2 tons are designed to be worked lightly sometimes. The 3/4 and 1 ton pickups are designed to be lightly worked non stop or worked hard sometimes. The Cab Chassis are designed to be worked hard non stop hence the detuned engines and heavier suspension. ??
transamz9 09/27/17 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another reason I hate my F150

There is a spot to check it and to refill it. A transmission doesn't "burn" fluid so if you don't have a leak then there is no reason to check it. The OP has a leak so he knows it's low. Fix the leak, fill it up and drive on. Pretty simple and a blown tranny line and no dipstick don't make it a POS.
transamz9 09/27/17 06:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: AUX GRAVITY FEED DIESEL TANK 2017 RAM 3500

?..Just curious why some ask a forum and not RDS themselves?? Because if we all did that, there would be no need to places like this. Plus do you really think a seller would honestly tell you their product won't work? So far mine has worked great for 4 years. Not one drop of fuel spilled and not one problem with the truck freaking out thinking it's not using fuel because the main tank stays full most of the time. Never jade any problems with the truck gaining fuel while driving down the road either meaning having the fuel gauge showing a quarter tank and filling the aux tank and take off down the road. The gauge constantly gaining until full while driving.
transamz9 09/26/17 05:43pm Tow Vehicles
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