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RE: finally made the trade

Nice truck, they sure have come a long way from my 1999 Superduty dually. Mine had a measly 4000 ish lbs of payload before my family got in the truck...what kind of payload capacity do you have on your door sticker? As far as a dually being more stable... Than a SRW...well, it's got 100% more tire contact in the back...that's double the sidewall's and twice the contact patch on the ground...plus it's got a wider footprint..physics says it's more stable....a wider base is more stable than a narrower base with a similar load. Thanks! Jeremiah So you are saying that your 99 was more stable towing than my 13 SRW is? Don't get out much do ha. Lol. Funny thing is my 05 2500 is more stable than my 13 after the mods.
transamz9 09/04/15 05:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: finally made the trade

http://i.imgur.com/MDjugiTl.jpg Great looking truck !
transamz9 09/03/15 07:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: finally made the trade

Great looking truck (wrong brand LOL) and I learned the same thing going from a SRW to a DRW. Night and day even though my SRW was within its limits. Don't let the dually haters get you down! They just don't know.... HAHAHA! Don't hate them, just don't see the need when not needed.I drive a DRW for a daily driver and tow my rig with a SWR. When you go from a 3-4 year old 250 to a new 350 DWR, yeah night and day. go from a SRW 350-DRW 350 same year, not much difference if any. Been there done that.
transamz9 09/03/15 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GMC/Chevy HD gasser question

Looks like 10k is about it for performance on the 6.0. my trailer is right around 15k when we are on the road. My 454 gets a hell of a workout on even the slightest hill and I average 5 MPG as well. I know the LS series engines are much more efficient and all but there is no replacement for displacement. Maybe look for a truck with the 8.1 if you want to go any heavier. HAHAHA. You don't get out much do ya? The 6.0 now days will eat your 454 for lunch and not even belch. The 8.1 was also a great motor but still not up to par with the newer 6.0. OP, my FIL tows right around 15,000# with his 2015 and has no problems staying right with me and my '13 Cummins. He just has to let'er rev to get to his power band. Good luck with what ever you decide to go with and have fun. Also BTW, like others have said, don't let short trips steer you one way or the other as far as your decision. Short trips are just as hard on a gas motor as they are on the new diesels.
transamz9 09/01/15 08:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need shocks for '05 2500 Dodge

5100's are on my 2005.
transamz9 08/25/15 01:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Montana vs. High Country

I believe now the Montana actually took the Big Sky's place and the High Country took the Montana's place. I believe the Big Sky is a package that you get on the Montana now like full paint.
transamz9 08/19/15 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Re setting oil change numbers on 13 Ram CTD

It's done with the buttons on your steering wheel. The key has to be in the on position but engine has to be off. May sure you do the fuel filter also.
transamz9 08/18/15 04:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bad Bullydog

I bought a used 2004 Ram Cummins about a year ago. It came with a Bully Dog tuner. From reading online on Ram Cummins forums, these seem to have a mixed reputation, so I removed it and sold it on eBay. I'm surprised you had difficulty speaking to someone at Bully Dog. I had to get some help from tech support at Bullydog to VIN-unlock the tuner, and I can say that I was impressed with their tech support. I had not bought the tuner from them, but still, they were extremely helpful to me, and I never waited particularly long to speak to a person at their tech support. Good luck! I agree. I had to have mine updated because of a shifting problem it caused at first and they were great. They are a different co. now though so I don't know how they are now.
transamz9 08/17/15 02:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bad Bullydog

Their site is a little misleading on this. The CC Rams in 2010 were still the same as 2009. This is the reason they told you they don't have them for pick-ups. Mine worked fine on my 2010 CC. I had to install it telling the programmer it was going on a 2009 truck.
transamz9 08/17/15 02:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New to boat trailers … need some help

Brand new boat & engine so breaking in things - mechanic quoted 6400 as red line - 44 was at 6400 rpm & not wot - boat came with a 17" & dealer rigged it out with 15" Powell is about 3500' lower & I consider swapping out but decided to keep it rigged as is & see what happens. I've heard rule of thumb is 3-4% HP loss per 1,000', but the mercury master mechanic guy I use says supercharged verado pro only looses 1% per/k' … we'll see … About the only concern with the engine is making sure I remember to turn it off with people in the water … the thing is soooo bloody quiet - we have to turn the tunes down when cruising at 4200 rpm to talk! That is some great numbers. I assume that the prop has cup in it according to your numbers. You were running about 16% slip which is great for that size and weight with 7 people on board. If it don't have cup then you are around 10% which is bass boat numbers. Did you ever try to go WOT? You may have been there and just didn't know it? I'm at 12% with my bass boat Full load and two people which is considered a barge. A lot of speed hulls are down in the 5% range when running light. Back to your trailer question. I never feel a jerk to release the brakes on my trailer unless I just pull a hole shot at a light. There is a shock absorber on mine that makes it release smoothly. Just for the record, I run passenger tires on my trailer. The ride is a 100 % improvement over my original trailer tires. I put about 10,000 miles a year on my boat trailer also. I am at about 67% of the tires capacity on the sidewall.
transamz9 08/17/15 07:48am Towing
RE: Axle Difference

I tow 20,000 with 3:42. No problems at all pulling grades.
transamz9 08/12/15 03:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to boat trailers … need some help

Personally I would just keep the surge and change over to 4 wheel disc. I can't even tell my boat is behind me in a stop. IMO you are looking for trouble having electrics repeatedly dunked. IMO the surge brakes are more reliable and consistent the only down fall (which you won't have a problem with) is they don't work in reverse. I've seen people putting big bass boats in with little cars and SUVs get dragged backwards down a steep slick ramp. I would leave the tires alone for now. You have plenty of capacity for your boat weight.
transamz9 08/12/15 03:25pm Towing
RE: Single or Double Rear Wheels?

Banged fenders are a result of poor driving. Plain and simple. If you can't drive a bigger truck, get a single. It's not quite that simple...dually fenders take a beating from road debris like small rocks, sand, dirt, etc.... Dually fenders are VERY susceptible to door dings in parking lots. I don't care if you park in the back-40 you will come out of the store and sure as the world someone will have parked their car within 2 inches of your Dually fender....at least that was my experience. My Dually never had a problem at drive thru's and banks. Parking garages were another story entirely. Thanks! Jeremiah Interesting. My dually fenders have no damage from road debris in 10 years. Close parking now and then sure, but letting the air out of the offenders tires helps. (Just kidding) I had a guy try letting the air out of the tires on my dually once in a parking lot because he got mad because I was parked so close to his truck. I was in the restaurant placing a togo order when my wife called me (she was in the truck) and said there was a guy letting the air out of my tires. I ran out and caught him keeled down letting the air out of my outside rear tire. When he saw me he got up and asked me why I had to park so close to his truck and got in and took off. All I could do was laugh. I mean I could have been a real *ss and backed into the spot and blocked his door. It was a small stip mall and I had no other parking spot available. There was people waiting to park in the street.:S ......guess he didn't think about when he let the air out of the two outer tires you STILL had to inner tires to take you to get more air:B I guess he also didn't notice the big air compressor mounted right above him on the truck bed. Lol
transamz9 07/31/15 02:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Single or Double Rear Wheels?

Banged fenders are a result of poor driving. Plain and simple. If you can't drive a bigger truck, get a single. It's not quite that simple...dually fenders take a beating from road debris like small rocks, sand, dirt, etc.... Dually fenders are VERY susceptible to door dings in parking lots. I don't care if you park in the back-40 you will come out of the store and sure as the world someone will have parked their car within 2 inches of your Dually fender....at least that was my experience. My Dually never had a problem at drive thru's and banks. Parking garages were another story entirely. Thanks! Jeremiah Interesting. My dually fenders have no damage from road debris in 10 years. Close parking now and then sure, but letting the air out of the offenders tires helps. (Just kidding) I had a guy try letting the air out of the tires on my dually once in a parking lot because he got mad because I was parked so close to his truck. I was in the restaurant placing a togo order when my wife called me (she was in the truck) and said there was a guy letting the air out of my tires. I ran out and caught him keeled down letting the air out of my outside rear tire. When he saw me he got up and asked me why I had to park so close to his truck and got in and took off. All I could do was laugh. I mean I could have been a real *ss and backed into the spot and blocked his door. It was a small stip mall and I had no other parking spot available. There was people waiting to park in the street.:S
transamz9 07/30/15 02:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Does my usage warrant diesel? Cummins 6.7 with AISIN...

I'm going to say that it is going to really depend on which one you like best. For what you are towing the 6.4 will do just fine even in the hills. It's just going to rev and shift more. Fuel mileage I doubt will be that much different. The edge will go to the Cummins on that but not a lot. I guess what I'm saying is that in the long run there won't be much difference in the cost of the two trucks as far as ownership. Reliability is hard to say. The 6.4 is still fairly new in the trucks but seems to be doing very well so far. The Cummins is pretty much self explanatory. I don't think you will go wrong either way you decide just keep in mind that you may decide to grow your RV over time and the heavier you go the more you will like the Cummins in the hills. The exhaust brake is worth it's weight in gold in the hills.
transamz9 07/30/15 12:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: To "delete" or not to "delete"

I am all for people being able to do what they want to do just as long as what it is that they want to do does not effect anyone else in any negative way. You want to blow black smoke? Sure, then just reroute the exhaust to your cab and put your A/C on recirculate. If you are not willing to do that then why are you willing to blow that **** on me or my family increasing our chances for an illness we can't afford when we get older?Amen, brother. If you saw how clean aftermarket EFI Live tunes are on Dmax trucks you would wonder why we even have all this expensive emissions BS **** equipment to begin with. Aftermarket tuners are not out to ruin the planet and have come a long way in providing "CLEAN" tunes. So deleting does not necessarily equate to "Rolling Coal". My $.02 I'm with you on this one too. My 2005 Cummins rolled way more coal stock than it does now after a tuner and my tuner is a box tuner. It's all in the tune. I have way more power than ever needed and also run cleaner. I will eventually tune my 13 Cummins also but all the exhaust will stay on.
transamz9 07/30/15 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Nav Voice turn by turn

Im looking at a used 2013 F-150 and it says it has the voice turn by turn Nav, can anybody tell me if this is useless or not? The salesman acts like it has Nav but Im not sure what to make of it. Ive never seen just the voice Nav. We're planning on making a trip out West for a month or so and will need a nav to get around, I need to know if this will get me there or not.. Also do you know if its like Sirus FM radio where you have to pay for it over time. Thanks again -Mark I know that the Nav in my 13 Ram works great! Better than any other Nav I have had or been around. No you should not have to pay for it nice with the Sat Radio but you may have to pay to update it every few years as roads are added. There are HWY's that I have been on close to towns that are not on my Nav where they have built bypasses around the towns but it has not caused a problem yet because the road number has always been the same. is yours like this one where it doesn't show a map? I'm sorry, no I have a full 8.4" map display. I didn't know you could get Nav without a display. I didn't think about something like Onstar being a form of Nav. To be honest, I believe I would just use my phone if I were in your shoes. I wouldn't let Nav keep me from buying a truck if I liked it. To many ways to get directions in the digital world.
transamz9 07/30/15 09:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Nav Voice turn by turn

Im looking at a used 2013 F-150 and it says it has the voice turn by turn Nav, can anybody tell me if this is useless or not? The salesman acts like it has Nav but Im not sure what to make of it. Ive never seen just the voice Nav. We're planning on making a trip out West for a month or so and will need a nav to get around, I need to know if this will get me there or not.. Also do you know if its like Sirus FM radio where you have to pay for it over time. Thanks again -Mark I know that the Nav in my 13 Ram works great! Better than any other Nav I have had or been around. No you should not have to pay for it nice with the Sat Radio but you may have to pay to update it every few years as roads are added. There are HWY's that I have been on close to towns that are not on my Nav where they have built bypasses around the towns but it has not caused a problem yet because the road number has always been the same.
transamz9 07/29/15 01:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW or DRW??

I don't care about the "cool factor" here. I don't have this camper or either of these trucks anymore. But I can tell you first hand knowledge of what each one did and why I suggest what I do for the OP. Here is the day we brought the Cyclone home. Afterwards, we had a race 200 miles away. On the way home, we hit a wicked storm traveling west to east as we were traveling north on I-85 near Lexington, NC. Although the crosswinds were tough, everything did great. During nice weather, traveling 70 mph was little to no effort at all. Unfortunately, a trip to the scales weeks later showed I was 1000 lbs. over on the rear axle of the truck. That was the only reason we traded her in. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/Cyclone50611015.jpg This was about a month later. New F450. Plenty of room on the rear axle ratings now. But in all honesty: no difference in how it pulled regarding stability. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/Camper014.jpg In the end, if you could discount the rear axle rating, the SRW is by far a better choice for me. Easier as a daily driver. Not a huge factor on keeping tire pressures equal. Not as fat in the hips for the McDonald's drive-thru. But since you can't eliminate the rear axle rating of the truck, you have to go with the DRW if your pin weight requires it. Thank you for your post! I agree that if you can't keep the axle weights in check then yes by all means you will need a truck with more payload. It really has nothing to do with how many tires are on the truck unless you want to run a road race through the curves. If you drive accordingly to the load you are pulling today's SRW truck will handle a 16,000# 5er just fine.
transamz9 07/28/15 11:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Engine Temp how hot is too hot?

OP, if you are truly stock like you say and your 6.0 is in good mechanical condition,put your foot in it and let it run. That's what it likes to do. Mine sees 3,500+ RPM on a regular basis and I will run 20# of boost on flat ground a lot of times. The F550 that we have pulls heavy every time it goes out. I'm talking loads where the whole rig is grossing 35,000# and over. When it is that heavy running down the interstate your foot is on the floor 80% of the time just to hold speed. Like I said before, if your 6.0 is in good mechanical condition let'er run. She likes it.
transamz9 07/28/15 10:15am Towing
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