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RE: Overloaded SRW????

Once again, I see a picture of a fellow camper just minding his own business and enjoying the RV lifestyle. Good for him. X2^^^^ and probably not judging a sole while doing it.
transamz9 04/28/17 06:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Overloaded SRW????

Actually the guy could be safe with this combo. We don't know if he runs back roads or how fast he drives or anything. He may be over his ratings but also the ratings are geared towards worst case scenario. Driving to you conditions and surroundings is safer than running at or below the ratings and driving like you are towing nothing.
transamz9 04/28/17 04:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: AirSafe Hitch Moving the Thing

Get you a transmission jack.
transamz9 04/28/17 11:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

I am seeing some $80k US window stickers for 2017, scary ......actually its scary because I now feel old when I look at pricing! My Rams sticker was $78,XXX and it's a SRW. If it would have been a DRW with max tow package it would have stickered for over $80,000. With all the stuff you can get on the Fords now (cameras, lane assist and so on) I would think it wouldn't be hard to get close to 6 digits. I look for Ram and GM to have all this stuff on their trucks also in a year or two. The technology is there, been there for years. I test drove a Chrysler 200 in 2013 with the lane assist on it and my wifes 2011 Jeep had the auto cruise control. I wish the trucks would start putting options like built in air compressors and generators in with all this fancy stuff.;)
transamz9 04/28/17 07:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

Even the McRib reinvents itself more than Ram :) So you are just going to purposely forget the almost three decades the Super Duty's chassis was basically unchanged besides updated grilles and lights from 1997 to 2016? I am not trying to piss on Fords here, but to call out another make for not changing is a bit hypocritical. I have no issues with my purchases and think the McD analogy is cute. But some seem to be more vested in their brand and seem to take it personally and attempt to defend even in an obvious joke. I like all brands and in fact do work for all the big players. My personal net worth is just not tied to what I happen to be driving this year. And for your point of reference. I did not interject the MdD analogy nor was the one debating on the the advancement of the crucial dash in towing prowess. I too like all of the brands. I have owned all of them. I was just stating facts and correcting some wrong info. Show me where I was not.
transamz9 04/27/17 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Maintance on new 6.7 Ram

I found my 15's with no issue. You sure did! AFTER you had the drive line out of the truck and in your hand!!! ;) ;) ;) HAAA. Finding it was easy, getting the grease into it was not! Yes I did remove it! My 11 without a ZERK was fine at 65k at trade. I will grease every 25-30k. It's very rare I ever use 4wd. Unless you have the free spin hub kit...that front driveshaft spins all the time regardless of 4wd use or not. Not on the Gen 4 trucks. The axles don't engage until you engage the 4X4.
transamz9 04/27/17 03:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

2006-2012 is only 6 years. 2013-current is 4 years. Since everyone is splitting hairs and this thread has gone off the rails. 2006-2012 is 7 model years 2013-current is 5 model years You got that one but still not a decade.
transamz9 04/26/17 05:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

Honestly I don't hate the new fords, but don't love them either. the only thing I have seen that I liked was the new dash and bigger sun roof, aside from that I will keep my antique 2016 model for a few more years. What's funny to me is everyone around here that are ford freaks are raving about the new dash. Looks to me like ford just copied from ram. My 2013 had that same dash as does my 2016. Lol ford pushes that they went all aluminum to make lighter and stronger when they still have the heaviest truck of the three and just now caught up with the strength. Other than their dually they don't have any payload in their 350'system because of a pitiful gvwr. Go back even further and you'll see that the 2010 ram interior looked very similar to Fords 2009 F150 dash. Also Ford's F350 SRW now has a new and specific rear end and a different leaf pack than the F250. As for interior, I got to drive a F150 Lariet for a day a few weeks ago and I was really impressed with the interior quality and seats. Going back into my 2012 Super Duty the next day felt/looked less refined. The Sync 3 system is first class. Having said that the seats in both trucks feel equally comfortable so that was a wash. The crew cab is a lot bigger on the new trucks as well. So what you are saying Fish is that the 2009 F150 copied the Rams dash too? The 2010 dash is the same as the 2006 dash in the HD trucks. You said in an earlier post that they took the weight savings and reinvested it back into the other stuff. Makes no sense that they supposedly made a stronger truck but didn't give it the numbers to handle more than the older weaker truck. What gives? Sounds to me like the only thing Ford is not playing catch up on is their sales but hey, McDonalds does good too. ;) So can we just agree Ram has not changed their dash in a decade :B Even McDonald's innovates more than that... 2006-2012 is only 6 years. 2013-current is 4 years.
transamz9 04/26/17 02:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

Well don't take it as I was excited about the dash, to date I think the GMC denalli has the nicest, at least for $75k they used a leather type covering. The complaint I have with my 2016 dash is I feel the storage door on top sort of cheapens the look, my 2011 never had that. F350srw gvwr is 11500, I didn't realize any of the other 2 brands were higher. My truck has leather covering and stitching on the dash and doors. Also on edit, IDK about the GM trucks but the 3500 Ram has 11,700 in the CCSB and 12,300 on the CCLB and the Mega Cab.
transamz9 04/26/17 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

Well don't take it as I was excited about the dash, to date I think the GMC denalli has the nicest, at least for $75k they used a leather type covering. The complaint I have with my 2016 dash is I feel the storage door on top sort of cheapens the look, my 2011 never had that. F350srw gvwr is 11500, I didn't realize any of the other 2 brands were higher. My truck has leather covering and stitching on the dash and doors.
transamz9 04/26/17 11:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

Honestly I don't hate the new fords, but don't love them either. the only thing I have seen that I liked was the new dash and bigger sun roof, aside from that I will keep my antique 2016 model for a few more years. What's funny to me is everyone around here that are ford freaks are raving about the new dash. Looks to me like ford just copied from ram. My 2013 had that same dash as does my 2016. Lol ford pushes that they went all aluminum to make lighter and stronger when they still have the heaviest truck of the three and just now caught up with the strength. Other than their dually they don't have any payload in their 350'system because of a pitiful gvwr. Go back even further and you'll see that the 2010 ram interior looked very similar to Fords 2009 F150 dash. Also Ford's F350 SRW now has a new and specific rear end and a different leaf pack than the F250. As for interior, I got to drive a F150 Lariet for a day a few weeks ago and I was really impressed with the interior quality and seats. Going back into my 2012 Super Duty the next day felt/looked less refined. The Sync 3 system is first class. Having said that the seats in both trucks feel equally comfortable so that was a wash. The crew cab is a lot bigger on the new trucks as well. When I get out of my wifes infinity and into my truck I feel like im stepping back in time, but im ok with that as I know it is still just a truck and meant to do truck things. My truck does truck things too........
transamz9 04/26/17 11:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

Honestly I don't hate the new fords, but don't love them either. the only thing I have seen that I liked was the new dash and bigger sun roof, aside from that I will keep my antique 2016 model for a few more years. What's funny to me is everyone around here that are ford freaks are raving about the new dash. Looks to me like ford just copied from ram. My 2013 had that same dash as does my 2016. Lol ford pushes that they went all aluminum to make lighter and stronger when they still have the heaviest truck of the three and just now caught up with the strength. Other than their dually they don't have any payload in their 350'system because of a pitiful gvwr. Go back even further and you'll see that the 2010 ram interior looked very similar to Fords 2009 F150 dash. Also Ford's F350 SRW now has a new and specific rear end and a different leaf pack than the F250. As for interior, I got to drive a F150 Lariet for a day a few weeks ago and I was really impressed with the interior quality and seats. Going back into my 2012 Super Duty the next day felt/looked less refined. The Sync 3 system is first class. Having said that the seats in both trucks feel equally comfortable so that was a wash. The crew cab is a lot bigger on the new trucks as well. So what you are saying Fish is that the 2009 F150 copied the Rams dash too? The 2010 dash is the same as the 2006 dash in the HD trucks. You said in an earlier post that they took the weight savings and reinvested it back into the other stuff. Makes no sense that they supposedly made a stronger truck but didn't give it the numbers to handle more than the older weaker truck. What gives? Sounds to me like the only thing Ford is not playing catch up on is their sales but hey, McDonalds does good too. ;)
transamz9 04/26/17 11:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-250 Ike Gauntlet

Honestly I don't hate the new fords, but don't love them either. the only thing I have seen that I liked was the new dash and bigger sun roof, aside from that I will keep my antique 2016 model for a few more years. What's funny to me is everyone around here that are ford freaks are raving about the new dash. Looks to me like ford just copied from ram. My 2013 had that same dash as does my 2016. Lol ford pushes that they went all aluminum to make lighter and stronger when they still have the heaviest truck of the three and just now caught up with the strength. Other than their dually they don't have any payload in their 350'system because of a pitiful gvwr.
transamz9 04/26/17 07:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Crosswind Tires

Your opening up a BIG can of worms as you will see, like asking what brand camper is the best. There will be many many replies. We have and prefer Saliuns, we have had those 3 yrs, on our 5er' have not had a problem with them, they are one of the foreign brands that get the better reviews, at least in our opinion. Another brand we have had luck with is Trail King. Good Luck and Happy Camping !! I'm having Sailuns put on tomorrow. They are a heavy truck tire manufacture that happen to make some HD trailer tires.
transamz9 04/25/17 08:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Building a Dodge, oops, Ford TV

OP - Out of curiosity mainly - since I'm not looking but enjoy dreaming - did you get your price down to around what the RAM was? Price? No Value? Yes The Ford is still significantly more expensive than the RAM, but it has a lot of nice features that the RAM doesn't. That makes it a better value for us. It is a shame that you can't get all of those options with the max payload package, at least I couldn't at the time that I ordered my truck. I would have jumped at the max payload package. It was not offered on the truck I bought. I have created a spreadsheet to estimate the available payload. This is what I am guessing. 1850 - capacity (thanks Mike Up) -200 - topper -400 - us (we are fluffy) -900 - max pin weight -150 - a PortaBote that we take sometimes 200 - available for stuff. Just out of curiosity, what features did you order that you couldn't on the Ram?
transamz9 04/24/17 08:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Limited Slip or Open Differential?

I'm looking at the 2017 Ford F350....DRW, F350 diesel is a non-limited slip 3.55 ratio....options are a limited slip 3.55 or limited slip 4.10. Locking differentials are not offered on the DRW. What I am wondering .....if the LSD makes sense. It's an extra $350 to buy the LSD and I hear they need more maintenance. If the truck is 4X4 you can probably get by with an open diff since you can compensate for poor traction with the front axle. If you're getting a 2WD, then an LSD is an absolute must. My previous truck came with an open diff. It was basically a one wheeled wonder on wet grass, slight inclines, and wet boat ramps. Let's just say that axle did me no favors in controlling my anger. I later installed an Eaton LSD and it made a world of difference. I could still get stuck on wet grass on an incline, but boat ramps and most other typical slick conditions were now passable. One of the reasons I got my current truck was for 4X4. I got stuck in a wet campground in 2015 and that was the last straw. In that situation 4X4 was the only solution and I didn't have it. If I were to ever own another 2WD it will definitely have an LSD or electronic locking diff. Believe me, the $350 you'll spend on an LSD will be more than made up the first time you encounter slick conditions. More than likely the LSD will get you through where an open diff will leave you watching the tire with the least grip spin like a treadmill. KJ Just asking, Cause I'm not sure. I know how the old ones work, just not sure about the new ones. However IF the axles are NOT Limited slip, and you then put it in 4x4 would you not only have one front wheel, and one rear wheel pulling? Where as if it was a limited slip. they all would kick in if traction was lost???? Also on my ford. I have a selection that locks up the rear axle, for emergency traction. As for traction control. Not impressed. Seems to only pull back the throttle until it stops spinning. I can do that my self, and in a much safer way. The traction control on my truck applies brake pressure to the wheel that is slipping causing the other wheel to pull.
transamz9 04/21/17 11:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Limited Slip or Open Differential?

OPEN differential is a single wheel drive.. or single axle drive in the duelly.. poor traction in rain,mud,snow,ice. once THAT one wheel starts to slip.. only way to get the other wheel to power is using the parking brake..( this does not always work )... OR have traction control.....
transamz9 04/21/17 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Limited Slip or Open Differential?

The traction control on my Ram works better than any limited slip and as well as the G80. Limited slip is only beneficial if you have to get after it or playing around. It allows you to spin the tires at a high rate of speed. With the traction control you can have one wheel on roller ball bearings and the truck will put the power to the wheel with traction.
transamz9 04/20/17 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First Diesel, New Ram Cummins with Aisin

Nice truck, I have the 2015 version. I know Cummins 12v98 isn't a fan of the 3:73s but I have no problem with them. Wait to get on some of the longer grades, you're REALLY going to appreciate that Cummins AND the awesome engine brake! You'll probably find yourself smiling every time you get in it to drive, I do. LOVE my truck :B Dan I am sure the 3.73's will work fine, I am going with my experience with 3.42's and 4.10's. As far as love the truck, he!! yea! Just Double/Triple towed from SoCal to AZ and back and hit the scales with a combined 35,340#!!! Honestly it towed no different! Just had to think about where you are going as to not get in a spot where you have to back up. Coming West on 10 toward Palm springs there is a long 6 percent or so grade, I just locked it in 4th with cruise at 60 and came down with zero brake hits. Sweet Ron, glad to hear you're double towing! Gotta LOVE that engine brake! The OP is going to be so happy when he hits his first decent grade, up or down, that's where these newer 3500/350s shine. Dan It was something different to do. Some different things to think about for sure. Friends were behind us both ways and said the MC trailer tracked very well. guess I should investigate a good camera to mount to back of RV as friends wont always be behind me! Go get you a boat and go fishing. My boat, other than a couple times a year gets towed down the road by my fifthwheel. My fifthwheel other than bringing it home from the dealer has never been towed without the boat behind it.
transamz9 04/13/17 03:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: rpm when towing

So running in TH will change gears automatically and downshift for me? My gasser ran about 3500 going uphill. So 2000 for a diesel is not a problem going uphill. I dont think I could get it to 2000 on straight ground. When cruising at 60 it is so quiet, I dont want to lug if, but don't know how to tell Yes it will do all of that and then some. All modern engine auto tranny combo's will not lug. It's impossible. It knows how much your pulling and what kind of strain is on the engine. It's all programed into the computer. You're along for the ride; just enjoy it. One more time. Put it into drive; put your TH on and drive. The Aisin I have now and the 13' that I had before will lug. I've seen it down to 1100 RPM with my foot on the floor in 3rd gear with the TC locked. It is a rare occurrence but it does it and is aggravating. It does it in the little short rolling "Bumps" that you see a lot of around here. They are short 2-300 yard long 10-12% grades that go up and then break over and go down for 2-300 yards then back up. The computer gets confused going from full power to full exhaust brake back to full power. It's hard to explain but it does. second to third is a big jump especially the the TC locked. I've never had an issue out on the road at highway speeds though.
transamz9 04/11/17 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
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