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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
RE: A/C condenser fan not working

Like IB said. Your high pressure side of the A/C system tells the fan to come on. Go have it hooked up to an A/C machine. You may be a little low in freon. If it gets too low the evap will freeze up and you will loose cooling.
transamz9 04/01/15 09:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: TFL Truck highway MPG test 2500 Cummins

24.7 is impressive. I wouldn't have expected that high. I have driven that route many times. I will make the same comment that I did when they tested the EB. 65 MPH on that stretch is SLOW. Would like to see what the difference is at 75. I would like them to stretch these tests out to 100-150 miles or so. That's why the computer is off a little. Also my truck at 75 does as good if not a little better @ 75 if traffic will allow as apposed to 65. With the 3.42 gears @ 65 the motor is well below the torque band. 75 is the sweet spot for mine. I've seen 27 at that speed on the lie-o-meter for a couple hundred mile trip.
transamz9 04/01/15 08:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram guys that like electronic toys -UPDATED!

Hey IB, How hard do you think it would be to use the Jailbreaker to hook a camera on the back of the 5er? What kind of plug came on your front camera? RCA? Would it be as simple as running the RCA and having a plug in the bed to disconnect? Just bought a new 5er this weekend and I need to get a camera on the back of it and was wanting something a little more reliable than the wireless system I have now. It would be great to not have to have a second monitor mounted in the truck when I already have one I could possible use. PS: I'm not on your buddy list so I couldn't PM you this question. Maybe you don't like me as a Buddy IDK......LOL! I added you to my buddy list. The new harness that you plug into the back of the Uconnect has 2 yellow RCAs for 2 separate video feeds, and one set of red and white RCAs that go with the one yellow. So, there are two different video feeds, and one has audio capability. The harness has factory style connectors and is plug and play. Yes it could be that simple. Mine came with the "cargo cam" harness too. To activate that, all I have to do is buy the 3rd brake light with the camera from RAM or the one Customtronix sells. Thanks for the reply. I need to do something quick so I just ordered this. I didn't want to take a chance and have trouble getting it set up. Back-up camera for trailers
transamz9 03/31/15 09:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Ford F-350 0-60 MPH Test

Who really cares. What really matters is how well it will tow at max GCWR, Ken X2 And there you have it. But some people never grow up and are still stuck in the "my truck is faster than yours" mentality. :R Did you see the Ford F150 2.7 EB vs the RAM 3.0 ED 0-60 times? And did you see these two trucks performance pulling a trailer up the Ike Gauntlet? It was very revealing that the one with the better 0-60 had the most reserved power during that pull comparison. :W A 0-60 time is a metric that measures a trucks power and does have some correlation to a trucks pulling ability. There are bone stock cars that run 0-60 in 3 seconds. Bet they would make killer tow vehicles.........
transamz9 03/30/15 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram guys that like electronic toys -UPDATED!

Hey IB, How hard do you think it would be to use the Jailbreaker to hook a camera on the back of the 5er? What kind of plug came on your front camera? RCA? Would it be as simple as running the RCA and having a plug in the bed to disconnect? Just bought a new 5er this weekend and I need to get a camera on the back of it and was wanting something a little more reliable than the wireless system I have now. It would be great to not have to have a second monitor mounted in the truck when I already have one I could possible use. PS: I'm not on your buddy list so I couldn't PM you this question. Maybe you don't like me as a Buddy IDK......LOL!
transamz9 03/30/15 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Free oil change !

I guess until I find a problem with the Napa filters I will just keep using them. Remember, I take care of a Fleet of between 30-40 trucks and around 60 pieces of heavy equipment that run hard so I do see how the filters perform. I have fluid samples done on our heavy equipment both oil and hydraulic. So far so good in the 4 years of me being in charge of the fleet.
transamz9 03/24/15 09:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Free oil change !

NAPA is not what it used to be. Fleet guard is approved filtration so is Mopar or Raycor on the water/fuel filter. Unless filters are approved warranty can be denied. The Napa filters I use are WIX.
transamz9 03/19/15 05:29am Tow Vehicles
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