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RE: Diesel Question...

They are all reliable now but just like anything else made by man there is always the chance of a breakdown. If it's out of warranty than yes it could be costly but so could a gas motor if the right part broke. If you go around worrying about this stuff it is going to eat at you all the time and take the enjoyment out of your trip. If you want more truck than what is in your siggy then you could just move up in truck size and stay with gas. If you want a diesel just because you want it then make sure you can afford the issues that may come with it. When I bought my '05 Ram Cummins all I heard was the trans will go and the frontend wouldn't hold up. I'm still driving it on the original trans and frontend parts. Well over half the miles on it are towing miles and most of those are with a programmer turned all the way to max setting. Just take care of what ever you get, don't try to make it do more than it can do and it will last you a very long time no matter what you get.
transamz9 10/22/14 07:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can a tire explode from Over-inflation?

You guys that are plugging your tires from the outside do know that when you do this to a speed rated tire that you no longer have a speed rated tire right? This is why you have spares. Take the tire to a shop that properly repairs the tires from the inside. ;) BenK, I did the split rims when I worked for Goodyear. Loaded fire trucks are the worse there is. LOL
transamz9 10/21/14 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New beams....

I have used am-autoparts.com many time with good results. Here's all four unit's with a 10 year warranty..... 2003 Silverado head lights and turn signals.
transamz9 10/19/14 06:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: White knuckles for 600 miles!

OP, did your height from the ground to the ball change going from the Burb to the truck? You may need to raise or lower your hitch height.
transamz9 10/14/14 03:31pm Towing
RE: Pickup truck squatting when loaded - headlight aim

Our newest two Tundra's at work have a dial on the dash to adjust headlight aim. Yes, power headlight adjustment. My wife's 2011 Jeep had auto leveling headlights. When you started the Jeep the headlights would go up and down then center. I believe it had them for off road driving because the Jeep's suspension would auto level when you loaded it.
transamz9 10/10/14 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody consider a semi for a tow vehicle?

Class 8 trucks are duallys usually, except for the ones that are single rear wheel. As long as you get a dually one you will be fine. We are looking at class 8's - saw one with door sticker GCWR 140,000lbs. The missus couldn't possibly pack... Yeah, don't get a SRW class 8, you'll never here the end of it.:D
transamz9 10/09/14 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gray gelcoat and black trim

Something don't make sense to me. Why all the fading on the RVs but boats don't have this problem? Maintenance maybe? Just about everyone I know with dark colored boats are not having fade problems. Do you think it's because they are washed and waxed so much and and RV is hard to keep up the maintenance up on? Absolutely NOT! My therapy is caring for my toys. I treated my new "gray" gel coat no less than once a month with Rejex...supposedly a great UV protectant. I'm not saying you don't maintain it, sorry if it sounded like that. I'm just try to figure out why this is occurring. Like I said, the DW and I are looking at these also but I don't want to if they are fading. These boats I'm referring to are washed and waxed with Bass Boat Saver every time they come out of the water. I'm not doing an RV like that. Not worth that much to me to have it match the truck. Sorry if you misread my post.;)
transamz9 10/07/14 07:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cyclone Toy hauler pulled by a Ford F-250 crew cab.

I'm on my 2nd 2001 F350 and on both of them I've had to replace the front pump seals. I'm thinking that is a Ford thing. :h Did it blow out and spew fluid on the ground? Could be a Ford thing. My 02 f350 did this summer of 2013. I blew the front pump seal crossing north cascades highway 20 in Washington. Mine spewed fluid all over the ground. I was told it was a normal failure point. This summer the rest of the tranny went out Memorial Weekend. Also, crossing north cascades highway 20. I believe I would stay off that highway.:B
transamz9 10/07/14 05:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cyclone Toy hauler pulled by a Ford F-250 crew cab.

I was just thinking that dragging all that weight around put undue strain on the tranny and she finally screamed "ENOUGH!" and gave out at the weakest point. I've been dragging around 18,000 for years with a 2500 that is now 9 years old and still able to drag it around. He just had a bad seal.;)
transamz9 10/07/14 04:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Redwood Need New Truck Help

Not only the weights but the stability that the duallys give over a SRW is w/o question. Trying to beef up a 250 is tried by many but it does not change things when you are pulling the real heavy weights. I'm not talking about beefing up a 250 and this is an RV site so we are not talking about real heavy weights. When you actually hook to a heavy load with your Dually you see that a srw handles it's max load as well as a DRW does it's max load.
transamz9 10/07/14 04:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gray gelcoat and black trim

Something don't make sense to me. Why all the fading on the RVs but boats don't have this problem? Maintenance maybe? Just about everyone I know with dark colored boats are not having fade problems. Do you think it's because they are washed and waxed so much and and RV is hard to keep up the maintenance up on? The reason I'm asking this is because the DW and I are looking at black and gray RVs. We are anal about washing are 5er but I'm not going to was and polish it regular like I do my boat. Six years and no fade on my boat. http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/my%20z9%20bass%20boat/DSCN2191_zpsdaf7555a.jpg
transamz9 10/06/14 07:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need FAST Reliable cheap ball-joint mech Mesa AZ

Found a guy who will move the truck to another shop for just $55 tomorrow. Going to ask them what they would charge me for just the estimate at the place it's at now. What model year F250 do you have? 2X4 or 4X4?
transamz9 10/06/14 07:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody consider a semi for a tow vehicle?

I grew up with trucks and became an OTR O/O. I used to think a class 7 or 8 would be the greatest thing but not anymore. We sightsee a lot while on or trips and Id rather not go 300 plus miles a day sightseeing in one of those. Craig X2, I drive one at work for hours on end out on the open road going from job to job and in no way is it as comfy as my F350. The Class 8 truck I drive is by no means as nice as they make them but it is a 2007 Freightliner Coronado and very nice but no way is it as quiet and comfortable as my pick-ups. Power? No question that the 475 hp with 18 speed is going to tow better than any pick-up but hey the new pick-ups are no slouch at 385-440 hp on tap. Also remember that these high power pick-ups now days weigh in at around 8000 pounds but a semi is going 12-15000 so some of that power is used up pulling it's own extra weight and wind resistance.
transamz9 10/06/14 06:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: dodge diesels

I am thinking of a new truck, namely a dodge diesel. any problems you dodge owners have or had with any thing. injectors, etc? What year(s) trucks are you looking at? Brand new, third gen, second gen. You are going to have to give more info.
transamz9 10/06/14 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Took the plunge - Cummins to Hemi 6.4

Great looking rig. I like the truck/5er color combo. The cargo camera, is it because it is in the mirror that you don't like it? What about it do you not like? It seems it would make it easier to hook the 5er. It actually has the cargo camera on the 8.4" screen and the backup camera on the mirror (which is the first thing that irritated me, as I would prefer the backup camera or both on the big screen). I just didn't really see the value, with the rearview mirror on the truck and the mirror on the front of the 5th wheel, the extra camera just isn't necessary. Its not a terrible idea, but if I was custom ordering a truck, I wouldn't be checking the box for that $300+. Yeah, my back up is in the 8.4. I don't have the cargo cam but was thinking about adding one. My truck is a short bed and I have a fuel tank up next to the cab so unless I almost stand up in the truck I can't see my hitch. My 5er doesn't have a mirror on the front either. There is a couple products on the market that you can plug into the back of your 8.4 that will allow you to switch your cameras among other things also. Here's one product.
transamz9 10/06/14 03:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Upgrading to fifth wheel

You will be fine. Like someone else said the trans/TC is the week link but as long as you don't try to pull the pin out of the hitch every time you take off , you'll be fine. IDK that I would run the tune towing unless you have a few gauges to watch things. The bigger hills will pull you down but you'll hold alright, just stay to the right please. My 5ers pull easier than my first TT and it weighed half as much.
transamz9 10/05/14 04:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Waiting for our 2015i GMC 3500HD Duramax

Id consider a GM 3500 when Duramax ups the power. Why would you need more power? The D'max already out performs your Blue oval.:S
transamz9 10/05/14 03:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Drag Times: 2015 Ford vs Chevy vs RAM

I guess I should have worded my last post differently. The older Cummins made more power at highway cruising speeds making it feel like it was just loafing along. :h :h I don't know how old your talking about but my 2006 Duramax put out 198 HP at 1600 RPM and the same year Cummins puts out 185 HP at the same RPM. The 2004 Dmax put out 158 HP at 1600 RPM and same year Cummins put out 122 HP at that RPM. The 2002 Dmax puts out 152 HP at 1600 RPM and the same year High Output Cummins put out 153 HP at the same RPM. As you can see, most years the Dmax beats the Cummins at low RPM power or is very close. In 2004 there was a 600 lbft @1600 option and a 555lb/ft @1400 in the Cummins. Duramax Specs 5.9 Cummins Specs. Yep; by a whole 15 HP if you have an HO. :) I come up with 24 more at 1600.;)
transamz9 10/05/14 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Drag Times: 2015 Ford vs Chevy vs RAM

I guess I should have worded my last post differently. The older Cummins made more power at highway cruising speeds making it feel like it was just loafing along. :h :h I don't know how old your talking about but my 2006 Duramax put out 198 HP at 1600 RPM and the same year Cummins puts out 185 HP at the same RPM. The 2004 Dmax put out 158 HP at 1600 RPM and same year Cummins put out 122 HP at that RPM. The 2002 Dmax puts out 152 HP at 1600 RPM and the same year High Output Cummins put out 153 HP at the same RPM. As you can see, most years the Dmax beats the Cummins at low RPM power or is very close. In 2004 there was a 600 lbft @1600 option and a 555lb/ft @1400 in the Cummins. Duramax Specs 5.9 Cummins Specs.
transamz9 10/05/14 06:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Took the plunge - Cummins to Hemi 6.4

Great looking rig. I like the truck/5er color combo. The cargo camera, is it because it is in the mirror that you don't like it? What about it do you not like? It seems it would make it easier to hook the 5er.
transamz9 10/05/14 05:44am Tow Vehicles
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