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RE: Nerf bars that will not rust

On my 2005 I went with these. I went with the ABS Composite with chrome finish because Aluminum and stainless scratch easily. They have a lifetime warranty. I also love them because they actually have a real rubber step pad instead of the slick hard plastic. chrome Nerf bars
transamz9 01/20/17 09:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nerf bars that will not rust

On my 2005 I went with these. I went with the ABS Composite because Aluminum and stainless scratch easily. They have a lifetime warranty. I also love them because they actually have a real rubber step pad instead of the slick hard plastic. chrome Nerf bars
transamz9 01/20/17 09:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 no start

From memory - the ECM looks for 500rpm while cranking before fuel is activated ......499rpm and you get a no start. Yes, I agree. There was very little change in the cranking of it but a big change between starting and not. LOL
transamz9 01/20/17 09:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best and Worst Feature of your truck

Best: Powerstroke and transmission combination Worst: weak seat belt tensioner is worn and sometimes requires assistance to pull it up Don't worry, it's not always greener on the other side. If I'm not careful it sounds like my seat belt is going to bust the window out of the door if I accidentally let go of it.
transamz9 01/20/17 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: What I saw at the campground.

Today, 1/2 tons are rated to tow things that a 3/4 ton would have been rated for a decade ago, and what a 1 ton was rated for a decade before that. In fact, all of the truck classes have progressed. yea - tow capacity certainly has improved due to advances in engine technology, but payload is more important. And that has not changed - unless somehow the forces of gravity have diminished over the years as well.... I've seen this also - there is someone on the forum that tows a fifth wheel with a Tundra or a F150. Picture in his signature. Maybe it can be configured to wing it, but at the expense of a nice towing experience. Maybe someone that actually does it will chime in. I'd be curious to hear about it. I don't see how you could say someone is towing at the expense of a nice towing experience if you haven't experienced what they are experiencing. I think you need to change you siggy to......"judging something without experience is not good judgment its a guess judgment".....or....."experience is worthless without good judgement but you can't have good judgement without experience" ;)
transamz9 01/20/17 07:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wireless Backup Camera

Personally after having both I won't go back to wireless. I could transfer my wired system from vehicle to vehicle I would just have to buy the extra wiring harnesses for the vehicles. My monitor unplugs and is easily removed from the truck. I only have it mounted when towing the camper.
transamz9 01/20/17 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 no start

Then its not turning over fast enough. I had a 93 that did this. It cranked fine but didn't have enough juice to fire while the starter was pulling juice from the batteries. I could put jumper cables on and it would fire right up with very little change in the cranking speed. I put new batteries on and had no more starting problems.
transamz9 01/20/17 06:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best and Worst Feature of your truck

5.0L Cummins Smooth quiet ride No seat belt warning alarm Diesel exhaust smell You can turn the chime off in a lot of the new trucks. First thing I did in my 13 and 16 Rams.
transamz9 01/19/17 04:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram SRW

Simple fact is that OP's choice of trailer is beyond the RAM SRW CC 4x4 3500 ratings of 17050 for short box and 16860 for long box. Chris Thank you. This is in addition to being over the GVWR and possibly over the GAWR of the truck and rear tires. I would not want to blow a rear tire on a SRW towing a trailer of that size! IMHO it's downright irresponsible to condone overweight towing. As others have said, buy the right tool for the job. I hate to blow tires anytime but every time I've blown one loaded and unloaded I've simply pulled over and put the spare on.
transamz9 01/17/17 01:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 no start

Need to jump the glow plug solenoid. It looks just like an old Ford starter solenoid. I've had to do 3 of them that way. When he turns the key on the solenoid should click. It's the one closest to the turbo on the top of the engine on the left side of the filter housing.
transamz9 01/17/17 06:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram SRW

From talking to people that are in the upper end of the SRW RAW #'s then towing the same RV with a DRV they admitted that the RV pushed the SRW in the corners and another conditions. To be SAFE a person should take the RV's GVWR take 25 percent of that (16K = 4K pin) weigh their TV FULLY loaded fuel/passengers. Now add your RAW to the 4K pin, are you within the RAWR? This is especially for full timers. My RV GVWR is 21K my weight is 23K, my pin is 25 percent at 5,800#. So know your numbers!!! I've never had mine push my SRW but also in the same breath I tow to my surroundings. People that swear by having a DRW truck only for towing heavy always put out that the SRW people don't know what they are doing or are clueless. I admit, there are a lot of people out there that are clueless and a lot of them shouldn't be pulling a pop up with a class 8. If one wants to hook to a heavy trailer and not want to pay attention to their surroundings then yes they need the heaviest truck they can by but for people that pull occasional weekends and vacations then a lot of times you can do it with a SRW truck and do it safely.
transamz9 01/16/17 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram SRW

These threads always seem to amaze me. My fiver has a loaded weight of 16k lbs and loaded pin weight of 4K lbs. I have no doubt the OP's Redwood will be WELL North of 4K lbs pin weight when loaded for extended trips. That is really pushing your luck on a SRW truck, no matter what brand. Just because others tow overweight doesn't make it right. Dont make it wrong either.
transamz9 01/15/17 04:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram SRW

Redwood 38RL Hitch Weight 2828 Ship Weight 13672 GVWR 16500 Those numbers put you in dually territory! I disagree. My 5th wheel has simular numbers and i tow a 5,000# boat behind that. My SRW has zero issues with it.
transamz9 01/15/17 04:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Airbags for ride quality.

Airbags won't help what you're after IMO. That's the nature of old concrete freeways before they started staggering transverse joint spacing. every truck with some weight inhe rear does this on the right stretch of road. Sometimes empty too. Seems heavier duty/stiffer The suspension the more pronounced it is. I think your expenditures will outweigh returns. The one thing that might help the bounce is pushing more weight forward if you have a wdh. Stiff suspension up front, stiff tires, I think it is what it is. All this said I have never tried to "cure" this problem so I could b off base. I will have to disagree with you on this. When done correctly air ride suspension will take the bounce and bucking out. It did on my 2500.
transamz9 01/11/17 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Airbags for ride quality.

My air ride on my 2005 Ram made a huge difference in the loaded and unloaded ride. I'm not saying that it's not stiff but it absorbs the big bridge approaches and expansion joints very good. I do have a lot of adjustment adding in besides just the air up and air down adjustments. http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/DSCN2544.jpg
transamz9 01/10/17 12:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Airbags for ride quality.

Are you replacing your coil springs with bags or are you just wanting to add bags in addition to the coil springs? There's a big difference.
transamz9 01/10/17 10:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram moving back across the border?

FISH, want to do a group purchase with me? Negative Ghost Rider.... Ram is still a foreign brand. So is all the boat motor companies. I bet you use USA made oars don't you.
transamz9 01/10/17 07:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Question for 6.7 CTD owners RE: Adding Oil

I have a 2011 Toyota Tundra in my fleet that I sent to the dealer yesterday for VVT codes and noise. The truck is on a 5000 mile service interval that gets done right here in the shop. The dealer called me and said there is no oil in the engine and it is done. $17,700 for a reman engine installed. The truck has 140,000 miles on it. I haven't had a chance to get the truck back here and look it over for leaks or oil pan damage but the point I'm trying to make is to the poster that said it's now the norm to check the oil now days is right because the guy that drives this truck does not check his oil but even on new vehicles **** can happen.
transamz9 01/10/17 07:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dually Truck.. What is this feeling?

I must admit I don't understand Wanting a Dually. I owned one once, because at the time it was the only thing that could safely tow the gooseneck trailer when loaded that I used to haul my Rock Crawler and off road race truck. I absolutely hated the truck. All but worthless on anything but smooth graded dirt roads, hit muddy ruts where the rear end didn't fit and life got tough, not to mention the sidewalls getting torn up from stuff getting stuck between the tires. I often drive to include towing in the snow and hated the truck there as well. All heavy duty trucks are terrible handling on anything but smooth highways, with the DRWs seeming to be the worst. If I don't need the heavy duty truck to haul, I don't want it. Give me a finely tuned progressive long travel suspension that's stiff enough to corner hard, but compliant enough to work the rough stuff. Add in 4X4 and lots of power and I'm a happy camper. I guarantee my dually rides as good and most likely better than your 3500 RAM. Ok, I'll bite. What's so different about your 2015 Ram 3500 vs his 2015 Ram 3500 that you can "guarantee" your ride quality is better? Not counting trim package is it not the same truck? Ah ok Edit: I reread what he said. He owned a DRW "once" (not currently). So it's a your DRW vs his SRW kind of thing. I am comparing my Dually ride to his new SRW. Both trucks have the exact front suspension. Both trucks are 3500's, mine is longer and heavier along with this factory option. Two full length springs plus two half length springs and the bags. http://i.imgur.com/w1vfKL7l.jpg Do you think it rides as good or better than mine? Before you answer keep in mind i have been in a truck like yours. I would assume the one you rode in had the rear tires aired higher than mine. Remember we have the same front suspension. No way to prove it but I would say at least as good. We have the same suspension on the rear too. My truck has less tire rebound to deal with.
transamz9 01/06/17 05:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dually Truck.. What is this feeling?

I must admit I don't understand Wanting a Dually. I owned one once, because at the time it was the only thing that could safely tow the gooseneck trailer when loaded that I used to haul my Rock Crawler and off road race truck. I absolutely hated the truck. All but worthless on anything but smooth graded dirt roads, hit muddy ruts where the rear end didn't fit and life got tough, not to mention the sidewalls getting torn up from stuff getting stuck between the tires. I often drive to include towing in the snow and hated the truck there as well. All heavy duty trucks are terrible handling on anything but smooth highways, with the DRWs seeming to be the worst. If I don't need the heavy duty truck to haul, I don't want it. Give me a finely tuned progressive long travel suspension that's stiff enough to corner hard, but compliant enough to work the rough stuff. Add in 4X4 and lots of power and I'm a happy camper. I guarantee my dually rides as good and most likely better than your 3500 RAM. Ok, I'll bite. What's so different about your 2015 Ram 3500 vs his 2015 Ram 3500 that you can "guarantee" your ride quality is better? Not counting trim package is it not the same truck? Ah ok Edit: I reread what he said. He owned a DRW "once" (not currently). So it's a your DRW vs his SRW kind of thing. I am comparing my Dually ride to his new SRW. Both trucks have the exact front suspension. Both trucks are 3500's, mine is longer and heavier along with this factory option. Two full length springs plus two half length springs and the bags. http://i.imgur.com/w1vfKL7l.jpg Do you think it rides as good or better than mine? Before you answer keep in mind i have been in a truck like yours.
transamz9 01/05/17 05:46pm Tow Vehicles
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