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RE: Short bed - 5th wheel - busted rear window

I know there are a lot of people here who say "I have been towing with short bed and no slider for X years and no problem". But this is just reinforcement that, yes, it can happen. I kind of think the same thing. I always chuckle at that response. I know I needed a slider when I had my short bed. Sounds like the guy you saw did too. Or he needs to pay attention.
transamz9 05/14/15 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Short bed - 5th wheel - busted rear window

I know there are a lot of people here who say "I have been towing with short bed and no slider for X years and no problem". But this is just reinforcement that, yes, it can happen. You can run into a brick wall if you are not paying attention.;)
transamz9 05/14/15 09:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Questions about DRW tire pressure

Some of the split feeds I found have a check valve at each tire to prevent one bad tire from taking out both, but leakage at multiple fittings is my concern. We have these on one of our Semi trailers and yes if one blows out the check valve will shut but a slow leak and they both go down. One nice thing on ours though is you can walk by and see how much pressure is in them. There is a gauge on the hub that has the fill valve on it.
transamz9 05/13/15 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Questions about DRW tire pressure

I rotate every oil change. I cross the fronts to inside rear and inside rear straight to front. Outside rears always stay put. I run 80psi all the way around. My truck is 12-13,000# 100% of the time. This is with 70,000 miles on my BFG's........... http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/FullSizeRender%203_zpsu0v4qe1y.jpg
transamz9 05/13/15 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Took the Challenger in for new front A/C. . .

Congratulations on the new 5er! Just so you don't feel bad my DW went to the grocery a few years agoto pick up some milk and came home with a new truck (and didn't even get the milk). Sometimes you just have priorities! :B
transamz9 05/11/15 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Eyeing a F-450

OP....I have he first year of the 6.7, truck has now turned 87000 miles and has been 100% trouble free! It has no tuner and is bone stock! I do my own maintenance and change fuel filters every 10k rather than 15k per the owners manual. But I see as usual there are plenty of experts on here that don't even own a ford.....guess I have the only good one! There are good 6.0's......just sayin'.
transamz9 05/07/15 11:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas tow vehicle for fifthwheel

I was joking about the weight of the exhaust system itself. It looks pretty expensive to replace also. I have owned 3 diesel power vehicle and would love to own another one if I could legally remove all the junk off it. There is some truth to the weight of the modern diesel exhaust when you consider all the emissions equipment compared to an older diesel with only cats. Of course this weight is considered part of Curb weight. Thanks! Jeremiah And the modern trucks have a higher GVWR. The older Rams 3500 SRW was 9900 and now you get 11,700 crew and 12,300 in the Mega. Don't think the exhaust is that heavy.
transamz9 05/07/15 08:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas tow vehicle for fifthwheel

I wouldn't be aposed to a diesel 10 years ago. Now I am all set with all the added emissions. I know the diesel gives a better towing experience but there is too much going on in those new diesels for my liking. Just the weight of the exhaust system on a new diesel robs over 100 pounds off the payload. Not to mention I have another 5 gallon tank of animal urine (DEF), heaters for the urine, etc. I'll stick to simple for the amount I tow. I have a friend that does at least 5,000 miles a years towing a fifthwheel and he is a cheap sob. He didn't the math between gas vs. diesel and he found no financial advantage. He towing a fifthwheel similar in weight to the one I'm getting with a 2012 f350 srw 6.2 gas 4.30 axle. Just for the record to show and IDK about the Ford and Chevy payloads but you say the exhaust on the diesel cuts payload but in the Ram 3500 SRW the diesel has more available payload than the gas. Also more available towing. The diesel is a luxury. Some people like power windows and leather. Some want it with a diesel some with a gas. Some want vinyl floors and seats. Its all in what you want. I just wanted to point out the payload mistake in your post. No longer true as was yesteryears.;)
transamz9 05/06/15 02:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Finally got weights from CAT scale

OP, you look good to me. Don't let all the "by the sticker" posts get to you. Take your time and do your thing and enjoy what you have. You are no way shape or form even close to what I tow with a 2500. You sound like you are smart and are doing the right homework to make a fine TV. Funny is that I would put my 2500 up against any factory stock 3500 DRW up to 2007 as far as safety , towing and hauling ability.
transamz9 05/06/15 01:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 5th wheel

It amazes me that no matter what the OP's ask on this forum the responses are most always about what their truck can or can't handle. OP, we looked at Cardinals and Montana's and Cedar Creeks this pass go round and we thought the Cardinal and Montana we pretty close as far as build quality and options. The Cedar Creek seemed to use to be the better unit of the three. We didn't end up with any of those because we are just going to hold out to see if the Cedar creek will come back with the darker wood work. Again though, if only the two options (Cardinal/Montana) I don't believe there is much difference you are just going to have to choose the one you like better.
transamz9 05/01/15 06:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F250 6.2L vs. 6.7L TD

I think it's funny how you guys that are posting going from diesel to gas all had old 7.3's and say the 6.2 is fine. I would hope it would be. LOL!! Go drive you a 6.7 Ford diesel and then say the same thing. HAHAHA!!!! OP, the 6.2 will do the job just fine. The trucks now days all have enough power to get the job done. Heck you could tow 20,000# with the 6.2. People did it with a lot less power years ago, just took longer. Times are changing and so is the norm. When you can have a truck that will hold the speed limit 99% of the time in OD towing 20,000+# then anything that can't do it is considered not capable when in all reality it will be just fine. It's all going to have to be determined by you and the comfort level you want to achieve in your towing experience. If you don't mind your truck revving to higher RPM than normal then gas will do just fine. If you want to sit back and ride with the engine doing the job at a lower relaxing RPM then the diesel is for you. Only you are going to be able to make YOU happy.
transamz9 04/30/15 08:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Mirrors

I want to upgrade to the flip out style tow mirrors and can't seem to find any that are power operated. I found a lot that are hand adjustable. I have a 2013 ram 2500 tradesman with power mirrors. Any ideas is appreciated. Thanks I have bought a lot of things from here. A&M Auto Parts
transamz9 04/28/15 10:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350, 3500HD, or RAM 3500?

:hGet Diesel and Dully! You won't regret it. Dually eh? Even if I don't come anywhere to the payload of the regular wheeled rig?? This site is dually happy. If you don't need one, then just listen to what the other posters have said- try them all and pic the truck you like best. Yep. I like my dually, but even if you don't need a dually for weight, do a little home work. With a long trailer like you have you might find the added stability of a dually beneficial. It's just a suggestion to take a look, as there are many personal factors besides the specs that you need to look at. Good luck finding the truck that fits our needs. My trailer is longer than your big stable shally and camper putt together and I have zero stability issues what's so ever with my SRW. I think a dually is a macho thing a lot of times.
transamz9 04/25/15 01:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

My dmax (lb7 engine)is in the shop right now having its 4th set of injectors installed at $4500 a shot. The truck has 120,000 miles on it. I am so close to going gas, its not funny. Also since I RV in Mexico where they do not import diesel Pickups, getting service down there is tough. Gas is looking better. I am towing 7000 lbs max. That's crazy!!! Maybe a really good aftermarket filter and water seperator would save you some money! Or a better shop.
transamz9 04/22/15 08:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Aux Fuel Tank is 2005 Ram 3500 Dually

Of course weight makes a difference. The EPA says that for every 100 pounds taken out of a vehicle, the fuel economy is increased by 1-2 percent. We're 'stop and smell the roses' travelers. I like to stretch my legs every few hours anyway - no need to add unnecessary weight. I like to stretch my legs also but not at a fuel stop. I can pick my fuel stops and not have to worry about what the fuel gauge is reading or time my stops. I can stop when I want, where I want and it don't have to be a fuel station. I can always get fuel when I'm not hooked to the camper instead of trying to fine a station big enough for my rig. A lot of places I camp are 40 miles or more out in the boonies and away from big lots. Ever try to get an 80' rig into a country store diesel pump that's usually to the side up next to the building? That's why I have one.
transamz9 04/22/15 05:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pics of new Ram 3500 SRW

I was wondering how they worked that with two cameras. Neat! I've only the one camera in mine (back up) and it shows in the dash where the 8.4 U Connect is located. Nice vehicle. Good for you! I don't like mine too well! Rather have on the big screen for the backup portion and just forget the cargo cam. OP congrats on the new truck. Don't even try the goofy grin will not come off! You could install a Lock Pick and fix the camera thing.
transamz9 04/22/15 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ward's 2015 Top Truck Interiors

Is it me or does the F150 look just like my 2 year old Ram interior..... no kidding! Good job Ford. http://blogs.cars.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e201b7c77b6c01970b-800wi
transamz9 04/20/15 10:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pics of new Ram 3500 SRW

Congrats! You'll love it. I have the same truck with the 18's. http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/2013%20Ram%203500/20141123_133557_zps7f0a805c.jpg
transamz9 04/20/15 06:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 Cummins the most fuel economical

Newer the truck the worse the MPG....If you can find a nice Dodge 5.9 it will get the best fuel mileage....even a 3 Gen 6.7 Dodge is not too bad...buy a 4th Gen 2014 and the fuel mileage will go in the crapper.... :h My 13 is very close to my 05. My 2010 was like you said though.
transamz9 04/14/15 07:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Effects of wheelbase

I'm old school and I like the longer wheel base plus the LB is a no-brainer for a 5er. Craig I've been told I don't have a brain but manage just fine with a short bed
transamz9 04/10/15 05:37am Tow Vehicles
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