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RE: Ordered new Ram truck

Congrats Jim. I'm jealous.
transamz9 02/05/16 03:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Down to F or R for a 1T gasser

My Florida 4x4 "action" is taking my truck out on the beach, 4 wheel drive being mandatory on the beaches in southern St. Johns County. IMO sitting out on the beach beats the Hell out of ripping around deserts or mudholes. As for Ram trucks, I couldn't own one simply because of the douchebag name--"Ram"; that is such a pathetic and transparent play to appeal to yahoos with backwards baseball caps. I could'a bought a Dodge but not a Ram. And the Ram super duties are evidently made in Mexico; I prefer a Ford or GM made in the United States over a, let's face it, Fiat made in Mexico. Now I wouldn't mind a little Fiat sedan made in Mexico but a bigass truck? No siree Bob. Wow. What a useful and educational post. Yeah, I swear I've seen smarter rocks in my driveway
transamz9 01/31/16 03:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn

Painted grille/bumpers vs chrome is a preference thing only IMO. The paint holds up fine. Yes there will be wear and tear but judging by my 2 vehicles 9 and 10 years old, the painted one has held up better. Have replaced the chrome grille on the truck once like 5 years ago, chrome peeled off. Bumper is rusting and the rest of the truck is rust free. 135kmi and the grille is discolor ing again. 06 charger, painted, 100kmi shows less west and tear and is original. I think Dodge at one time had front bumpers that rusted but was probably due to poor quality control at the plater, but I can assure you properly chrome bumpers are much more durable than paint. Let some Love Bugs set on the paint for 1 week and then wash them off you'll notice the acid from these bugs literally etch the paint off. Rock chips again will chip off the paint. Both of these will not even phase good quality chrome. That logic all the vehicle should be chrome plated. No... Just the areas that receive the most abuse. BTW... I'm glad to see the '17 King Ranch Super Duty's going back to the more durable chrome bumpers. The painted ones is was kept me from buying one in '12. Are you sure they won't be a option? I can just tell you that on my 2005 it has a mix of chrome and paint and the chrome is flawless after 11 years but the paint is chipped and pitted from road debris. http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/truck%20pix/DSCF0241_zpse1ba9225.jpg
transamz9 01/26/16 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Armor (Lifetime transferable warranty)

IMO if they warranty parts and labor for life I wouldn't care if they did it in my bathroom. If they come to me no matter where I'm at.
transamz9 01/23/16 01:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Armor (Lifetime transferable warranty)

The only problem I see with this system is the confidence the RV owner would have in it most would not get on the roof to do periodic inspections. The warranty the parts and labor for life but I'm sure if a low lying tree limb tears it it won't be covered.
transamz9 01/22/16 08:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Armor (Lifetime transferable warranty)

What happens when you replace a vent, satellite dish; refrigerator, etc.? It's basically just like a system we use to coat metal roofs and you can come back and repair the system. You would just have to call them and have them do the roof repair after you have the vent installed. It wouldn't be any problem.
transamz9 01/22/16 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RV Armor (Lifetime transferable warranty)

Has anyone ever used this system? RV Armor
transamz9 01/22/16 06:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Loaded Truck Weights

He has a F350 SRW and will run into rear wheel capacity issues once that 120 gallon fuel tank is filled and a heavy pin weight FW is added. The rear of the truck weighs about 3000 lbs and 1000 lbs for fuel and tank leaves about 3000 lbs for pin weight. This equates to roughly a 15,000 lb GVWR FW or 12,000 lb GVWR TH FW. The Sterling 10.5" axle is rated for 9750 lbs, so wheels could be upgraded to 19.5" to allow for more pin weight if he wants something larger. :S So I failed reading comprehension today. :B Yep an extra 800# or so of fuel in a SRW F350 will be a limiting factor. The fuel tank and extra fuel will also be split some what to the front axle so as the fuel is used that number is going to change.
transamz9 01/21/16 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 3500 DRW

Sorry, double post
transamz9 01/19/16 11:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: New 3500 DRW

I'll see if I can find a picture of the TH hooked up- But it rides pretty darn flat- Maybe the thicker 7k axles help? I can see that yours definitely rides nose high. My unit has 7K axles under it too. BTW, I'm not doubting you, just curious. I have to run the air low in my 2005 in the rear also to keep the camper close to level. I have a 2.5" leveling kit in that truck so it rides like it's squatted when hooked to the camper.
transamz9 01/19/16 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.2 Opinions

I have a 34 foot gooseneck horse trailer with living quarters that weighs approx. 14,000 lbs that I pull with a 2013 F350 Dually CC with 6.2 engine and 4.30 rear end. Truck pulls this trailer with no problems - traded a 2006 6.0PSD F250 for the 6.2 gas engine with no regrets - I pulled the above trailer with both trucks and both pulled it equally well- you just have to learn to keep the gas engine in the higher rpm ranges. I had to order my F350 DRW as I wanted a 2wd with 4.30 gears with a gas engine - odds of finding that combination on a dealer lot is slim to none. If you're not ever going to tow a heavier trailer than what you have now, the 3.73 gears will probably be fine. The 4.30 gears are awesome and only hurt the mpg about 1 mpg. I believe you will be very impressed with the 6.2 engine. Mileage towing above trailer at posted speed limits is between 8 and 9 mpg. Empty is around 14 to 15 highway at posted speed limits. Good luck I'm not trolling or trying to start something, I just wanted to comment on your comparison so please don't take it the wrong way. Towing with the 6.0 Powerstroke is no where near the same experience as towing with any of the new diesels on the market so I hope you wasn't trying to make you findings about towing with the 6.2 compared to towing with a diesel.The new diesels are a whole different breed. ;)
transamz9 01/19/16 11:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: New 3500 DRW

Randy- 6" lift and 35" tires. This truck replaces a 2011 that was exactly the same height... The 2011 towed my 24k # fifth wheel TH just fine all over the Sierra and Rocky Mt's. It also towed my 24k (GVWR) gooseneck flatbed just fine, and my stock trailer and my LQ horse trailer. No difference in how/where my headlights pointed when towing. However, my trailer axles sit under the spring pack (not inside of it) and it has good size G rated tires so it rides a little higher than most. As a side note- there is no softer lifted suspension. It uses the same spring pack the truck comes off the showroom floor with. Good thoughts and I appreciate the feedback/concern but misplaced. I would love to see your rig hooked up. My stock ride height '13 Ram has my 5er running nose high with the hitches adjusted to where I only have 5.5" of clearance. If I put a 6" lift under my truck I would have to put a 8" kit under the 5er to get it to even be close to level. My 5er has the springs on top of the axles and has tall tires too. It takes four steps to make it to the ground without huge gaps between the steps. http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/all%20toys_zpsmi7zc8jb.jpg
transamz9 01/19/16 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone towing a Elite / Mobile Suites with a 1 ton

Maybe he meant low gears and Aisin Tranny. 4:10's and the Aisin is the way to go towing heavy. Snoking I am thinking so. Although my "Max" trailer weight with the 3.42:1 gears is 17,000 I assure you it has zero issues towing 20,000# behind the truck. Hills,mountains,back roads or anything. Will more heat build up in the 3.42's? Sure it will but if you don't tow 500 miles straight in the mountains they hold up just fine. I like the high gears because when not towing I can bust down some crazy fuel mileage.
transamz9 01/19/16 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A/C ok drivers side but only on/off passenger's side (P0483)

The A/C problem you are having is a blend door in the HVAC duct system under the dash. The code you are getting is a different problem with the engine fan.;)
transamz9 01/19/16 05:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone towing a Elite / Mobile Suites with a 1 ton

Op, depending on the specs on the 19.5's you are currently running now I don't see you having a problem. As far as being able to stop it it won't be any different than stopping it wit a drw truck of the same year and model. Just drive to the conditions.
transamz9 01/16/16 03:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: .88 diesel

Fuel prices are mostly dictated by supply and demand. Every year they "budget" what they think will be used in a years time. They refine and store most of that amount. If we have a year to where a lot of fuel is being used (travel, heating oil, etc) the price goes up to try and deter the demand. If it looks like the fuel is not being used up the price goes down to get people to use it up.
transamz9 01/14/16 09:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling all RAM 2500 fiver owners

Do the Dodge/Ram trucks still get the "death wobble?" I think that was primarily a 4X4 problem. My 4X2 2005 has never had it happen....yet My 2005 4X4 has never done it either.
transamz9 01/14/16 04:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Detroit North American International Auto Show

I wish they would focus on reliability instead of gadgets. I Don't need 7 cameras but would like a Diesel motor that would go 350k miles without needing replaced. I guess I'm in the minority. Is this a bait and hook moment?
transamz9 01/13/16 12:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mini fridge in basement

Update: I decided to purchase a mini fridge. I did some testing with a meter I have that measures wattage. The fridge I purchased is 1.7 cubic ft. It draws a little less than 100 watts while running. I was very surprised to discover that the start up wattage jumped to 1,000 watts. I would need a minimum of 1,000 watt inverter to run this fridge. I'm going to hold off for now to see if I can get by without it. Thanks for your replies. If you are dead set on an inverter most 750 Watt inverters will have enough surge watts to start it. I don't think you'll need it though. I leave my mini on all the time when plugged up at home full of drinks. I have no problems with it staying cold on the road until I get to the campgrounds.
transamz9 01/12/16 02:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thanks Big 3... Signed, Titan XD

I agree, very nicely done. I especially liked the saying they use, "Every Duty Truck" instead of "Heavy Duty Truck". A little different.
transamz9 01/12/16 11:38am Tow Vehicles
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