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RE: 06 Dodge 3500 Dually 48RE died..

I'm curious, Is that 71k total miles or 71k towing miles? My 48RE has 85k and it functions well. I put on a BD extra capacity oil pan and I do a splash and fill of 7 quarts every 10-12k. I adjust the bands myself and am due again at 92k. I know I will have to throw money at it eventually but had hoped to get at least 125k. I'm only towing 10,000 pounds and only about 20% of total miles. I'm at 94,000 on my 2005. The transmission is exactly like it was when it left the factory including fluid.
transamz9 06/25/17 11:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Quality

The problem with the 05 Ram we recently purchased is the entire top of the dashboard from the middle to the passenger side is entirely gone due to the dash cracking and falling apart. The 07 Ram is ok but has a carpet liner on the dash it's entire life. I would have to say that CR reports appear more accurate to me than JD Powers per our experience. It just makes zero sense to me why in the world you guys keep buying trucks that have always been proven to be junk! I just don't understand........ We needed a non dpf equipped diesel work truck with a working AC and having a complete dashboard or paint quality was low on the priority. The 07 has been a good truck, but then again it had a aftermarket transmission installed by the original owner. So why not a 6.0 or a 7.3?
transamz9 06/23/17 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hindsight moments

Yeah, every time I jump out of the back of the truck about half way to the ground I'm thinking how stupid this is and how much it's going to hurt my old arthritic bones when I land. Man this new trucks are tall. You have a lot of time to think on the way down. :B
transamz9 06/23/17 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality

transamz9, A very vast difference between a simple to correct recall and a mandated by the Government take off the road and a mandated buyback must be offered. Too bad that's so far beyond your comprehension perhaps? All the recalls on the Ram were just as simple to correct as the ignition switch. You are just grabbing for stuff because you hate FCA so much. IDK what GM truck you have but here's one that GM is suggestion the owners not drive their brand new trucks. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/gm-recalls-4800-trucks-suvs-poorly-welded-suspension-components/ Here's one for 4 million . Keep in mind, these are all brand new vehicles. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-general-motors-recall-20160909-snap-story.html Yeah, GM has their quality taken care of. It goes all across the board bud, not just Ram and GM.
transamz9 06/23/17 10:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality

And yet nutz also thinks that GM's ignition switch fiasco that killed and maimed people was the victim's fault. Even though GM admitted their wrong doing. IIRC the victims were primarily females that had 10 lbs. of trinkets/photos/etc. hanging on their key chains and that caused the problem. bumpy Bumpy, that's like saying that it was the vehicles fault that rear ended the Jeeps causing the gas tanks to leak and catch fire.
transamz9 06/23/17 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.4 Dodge???

Excellent real world evaluation. I think the transmission gearing is the main issue with this IKE Gauntlet test foolishness vs. the 6.0 GM. The numbers just don't add up. You'd think Ram would have a solution for this pretty quick. Kinda reminds me of two guys I knew back in the day that often got into a casual "race" while towing their race cars. The 2nd gen 12V Cummins vs. the new Ford diesel of the day. The Ford had much more impressive numbers in terms of power, but somehow the Dodge got the work done faster. We gave the win to transmission gearing and final gear ratio. After several losing trips, the Ford guy just gave up. Careful here, not a Ford vs Dodge example, just illustrating the importance of the right gearing...:C I don't think it's gearing in this situation but more programming. They are de-tuning the engine under curtain circumstances. Whether it to be to save the weakest link in the drive train or the fact that they can't keep the 410 hp cool at the slower speeds. IDK but I don't believe it is a gearing issue.
transamz9 06/23/17 09:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality

The problem with the 05 Ram we recently purchased is the entire top of the dashboard from the middle to the passenger side is entirely gone due to the dash cracking and falling apart. The 07 Ram is ok but has a carpet liner on the dash it's entire life. I would have to say that CR reports appear more accurate to me than JD Powers per our experience. It just makes zero sense to me why in the world you guys keep buying trucks that have always been proven to be junk! I just don't understand........
transamz9 06/23/17 09:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality

It's so humorous watching these Dodge Ram bloviaters and BS'ers try to defend their vehicle purchases in the face of year after year published facts as to the poor reliability and long term quality of Fiat Chrysler trucks and vehicles. Here's just a one of the so many documented and truthful examples of how bad the actual experienced quality and reliability of FCA and Chrysler vehicles actually are. BTW, this is just one example only specifies 11 MILLION Chrysler FCA vehicles sold. These 11 million recalled and mandated buybacks are not for just simple issues! That's all, just a tiny amount of 11 MILLION and Chrysler FCA vehicles sold poor selling FCA vehicles sales volume is just a small fraction of what Ford and GM had sold during the same time frame. Gigantic fine and mandated off the road and a buyback must be offered to the owners of over 500,000 Dodge FCA pickups alone! 500,000 pickups may be a lot but it's just a small part of the 11 million in just this one recall. The purchasers of a vehicle certainly ought to have some respect for the lives of the passengers and family they have in their vehicles even if they don't seem to have for their own! OK, Dodge FCA pom pom boys, spin your utter BS like you do continuously! http://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/fiat-chrysler-must-buy-back-hundreds-thousands-ram-pickups-n398911 Just one of the dozens of articles of very poor quality and very poor reliability along with very premature rust out experienced that they got caught with and FCA could not refute at all! Facts are Facts! Simply research it and learn! Think about the terrible resale value or trade in value you will be left with even after having spent huge dollars over the years to have even kept the FCA vehicle running as proven by the decades of the automotive repair industry documented reports. A double whammy on your wallet and do logical thinking buyers really feel that's OK or great? Carry on boys! Did one yahoo research search. Should I do more? GM has always made the best quality vehicle right? http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/gm-recall
transamz9 06/23/17 09:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow haul and overdrive

However in towhaul it will not shift to 6th until 65 MPH. 3:42's and Austin. Chris Yes, I believe I already said that. It also won't shift into 5th until 55.
transamz9 06/22/17 07:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow haul and overdrive

From what I have been told tow haul will not allow use of 6th with the AISIN trans. MeAgain what say you??? Your signature shows you have a Ram with the Aisin transmission. You also have stated several times in other posts how much better the Aisin is than the Allison. Confused that you do not know how your transmission works. MeAgain has the 3.42 gears, I have 4.10's. In 6th I am 1,750 rpm's and he is the same in 5th. I am wanting a confirmation from what I "remember" he said about his staying in 5th towing at the upper limits of his trucks ratings while in TH. Not sure what I have said about the Allison has to do with this??? What did you mean by this statement? "From what I have been told tow haul will not allow use of 6th with the AISIN trans." I do not see where what MeAgain has has anything to do with the question submitted. As for the Allison has nothing to do with this but you have often indicated you are the expert on the automatics used in the Ram and GM trucks. I would think you could have answered the question I put in quotes. I am curious what is the correct answer? Can tow Haul be used with the Aisin in 6th gear? Simple answer is yes.
transamz9 06/22/17 02:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality

The junkyards are filled with rusted out etc Dodge/Ram pickups, more than there's GM or Ford pickup trucks in them according the salvage reports of types of vehicles that are in their yards. Add in that Dodge/Ram is one of the 3 BIG 3 yet only has sold 1 out of 7 of the new pickups average for over 3 decade or more. the big 3 have sold. This was in an written about in Automotive News and the Detroit Free Press less than a year ago now. Common knowledge here in the Midwest and most of the east coast as seeing is what's there. Very poor resale values. In the Midwest, it's almost strange to see a Dodge or Ram pickup that is 5 years old or more without rust already showing on the bottom of the doors and/or the bed area by the rear wheel wells or on the outside fender joints/ around wheel openings. So unlike either GM or Ford pickup trucks which seldom have any rust at all showing before they are 10+ years old. What good is a rusted out truck body sheet metal, usually cracked/crumbled I/P, and shredded passenger seats etc even if the engine or transmission still will run with needed repairs? It's the wrapper the entire driveline is included in that makes it a usable vehicle on the roads! That's a big part of what "Reliability" means and only is revealed after miles are on the odometer and/or time has passed. BTW, a lot more by far people and trucks are owned and driven in the eastern half of the USA than west of the Rockies and it's the same for Canada too. I always laugh when someone says the Rams rust and the other two don't when I have a fleet of trucks that has all big three makes and Toyota and Nissan. We have 2 3rd gen Rams and they don't have a speck of rust on them. My 2006 F350 has the bottom of the doors about gone. I have a 2005 F350 that the rear wheel wells are rusting through. We sold 2 2007 GM's with the rockers gone. Our Tundra's have a recall on the frames rusting. Makes no sense to me......:h One thing for sure. Our newest F150's wont rust. LOL
transamz9 06/22/17 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sailun Tires ?

I determine how much air by how they wear. If you run more than needed they will wear the centers if too little air they will wear the edges. With the solid shoulder on the Sailun's there's not much difference in wear. I just choose 95 because that still gives me more than enough capacity. I went with the larger 235/85.
transamz9 06/21/17 10:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing on 2010 ram 6.7 diesel

camp-n-family, At 20K lbs. of 5th wheel, He "WILL" likely exceed the stock tire rating but not the axle (same rear diff. on 2500 and 3500). He also stated... upgrading tires, rims, adding air bags! 2010 Ram 2500s have a 6500lbs RAWR with an empty base model truck weight of ~2700lbs carried on the rear. That leaves 3800lbs for pin weight, hitch etc. Not likely enough for a 20k fiver. If the OP has to upgrade tires, rims, and airbags to make it safe then they are starting with the wrong truck. If you look at the comments I quote they say you can not tow a 20K 5th wheel safely with a 2500 no matter what you do to it. I simply state that you can. I said nothing about the OP although the OP did ask can it be done safely by upgrading tires and bags. If I was looking to buy a truck and knew I was going to be getting a 20K trailer I would be looking at trucks that will handle it without mods.
transamz9 06/21/17 10:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing on 2010 ram 6.7 diesel

No, you cannot safely go to a 20k fiver with a 2500 truck, no matter what you add to it. He didn't ask if you could stay within the little sticker ratings. He asked if it could be done safely. I'd do it with my 2005 2500 and do it safely. A 20k fiver would have 4k+ pin weight at the low end average of 20 percent trailer weight. Add in a couple hundred pounds for the hitch and a few more for some passengers and you will FAR exceed the tire and axle ratings of a 2500 truck. That is not safe. A 20k fiver is at the high end of a 3500 dually ratings. It will not exceed the axle rating. My 2005 2500 weighs 2,800# on the rear axle with my wife and dogs in the truck, full fuel and 5th wheel hitch installed. The tires (285/60r20) combined have 7,280# capacity. By my calculations that is 4,480# left for tongue weight. And incase you are wondering about the suspension, it has a 10,000# working load capacity so it is able to handle 7,200# worth of load added to the truck.
transamz9 06/21/17 09:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tires ?

I run mine at 95.
transamz9 06/21/17 08:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow haul and overdrive

You were told wrong. I should have added when towing at let's say 60. My 68RFE would tow at 60 in 6th all day with 3.42's on flat ground with tH and EB engaged. MeAgain??? My Aisin with 3.42's will not shift into 6th until 65mph but once it's there I can back down to 60 in 6th. If it downshifts to pull a grade then it will not go back to 6th until 65. I'm sure it's rpm and load related but 65 is the magic number to get 6th with TH on. 5th is 55mph. It will run in 4th until 55 with TH on. This relates to 2000 RPM. Unless I'm running interstate I always lock 6th out towing my rig. There are times I will lock 5th out in the rolling backroads.
transamz9 06/21/17 08:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sailun Tires ?

Can anyone advise where one can purchase Sailum Tires? There does not seem to be any dealers in the US. I bought mine from tire discounters.
transamz9 06/21/17 04:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing on 2010 ram 6.7 diesel

No, you cannot safely go to a 20k fiver with a 2500 truck, no matter what you add to it. He didn't ask if you could stay within the little sticker ratings. He asked if it could be done safely. I'd do it with my 2005 2500 and do it safely.
transamz9 06/20/17 07:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RAM 6.4 Ike Gauntlet

Travelnutz, I don't have to prove it wrong. It does take a certain amount of force to move the load. Weight is not the only load that is applied in the real world. It might be in a controlled environment like a proving ground but my proving ground is real world experience and pulling to different types, length, and loaded trailers that "weigh" the same is not going to net you the same results especially on a road that looks like it beats the truck to death. Trailer sway will slow you down by itself and they obviously had problems with that and blamed it on the coil suspension. I laugh at "Mr Truck" every time he opens his mouth about something.....LOL
transamz9 06/19/17 11:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 6.4 Ike Gauntlet

DBH_MI, Shame on you for trying to educate the Ram truck cheerleaders and water carriers. Might be better to just leave them in their lost minds and blubbering wonder world! It's the total load you are moving up the grade whether all on a trailer or some on the truck and below 53.7 MPH the wind resistance is not much of a factor at all but only educated people seem to know this. 3 minutes is a huge difference in times! Sorry bud but until you have pulled a variety of heavy loads on the same trailer you just won't understand. I'm not saying this just because I drive Rams either. It can make a big difference by just moving a load around on a trailer. When hauling heavy equipment, 6" forward and aft can mean the difference in what gear you will have to pull a hill. I know science and math says otherwise but an engineer can draw you pushing a chain but there are going to be hurdles you will have to jump through in the real world to make it happen.
transamz9 06/17/17 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
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