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RE: ?

If it's not a Cummins is it still considered a truck?:h Ask that question next year when Nissan and Toyota have a Cummins in their pickup trucks... =) My personal opinion only, but those cummins powered Toyota and Nissan will make it a them, then the rest race in the 1500 line. I believe you meant to say....If it's not a six in a row Cummins is it still considered a truck?:):S Yea the others swing both ways!HAHAHAHA!!!!
transamz9 09/26/14 04:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: ?

If it's not a Cummins is it still considered a truck?:h Ask that question next year when Nissan and Toyota have a Cummins in their pickup trucks... =) My personal opinion only, but those cummins powered Toyota and Nissan will make it a them, then the rest race in the 1500 line. I believe you meant to say....If it's not a six in a row Cummins is it still considered a truck?:):S
transamz9 09/25/14 03:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Your Golf Cart

Davosfam, golf carts are a good relatively inexpensive toy to play with and he obviously has a good time with it. I leave her cart alone and play with my boat and old tow vehicle. All I really use it for is to pull the boat in and out of the garage. ogfalconsr, I seen one not to long ago that was set up like a shifter cart. It sounded like it had a two cylinder lawnmower engine on it. It had a shifter in the floor just like a truck shifter. At first I had thought he might had put a lawnmower rear end in it too but he was shifting it on the fly too easily for that. I never got to talk to him because by the time I could get to where I could flag him down he was gone. I was on the water fishing by the marina. None the less, it was a cool cart.
transamz9 09/25/14 01:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Golf Cart

Seems there can't be too much else he can do to it. ;) HA!!! Never underestimate a man when he's modifying!!!!! LOL!!! It's fun and you should let him be because he could be modifying the truck. LOL!!! Now that's an endless and costly thing. Wait until he fines out how to fine tune the clutch on the cart. I had the one in the my picture running almost 25 mph once. LOL!!! That lasted until the DW took it for a spin and made me put it back original.:B:S
transamz9 09/25/14 12:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ?

When I was truck shopping in 2004/2005, GM had the most expensive trucks and Dodge had the least expensive. When it came down which manufacturer had most value for what I wanted, it was the Ford. I am now shopping larger trucks and GM does not have an offering, so it is between Ram and Ford. Ram again is less expensive than the Ford and soon enough you will find out which one I value more based on my wants (I cannot say needs since this a recreational toy and not for business). For those of you that had bad luck with some of the Ford diesels, I feel for sorry for you as mine keeps defying your posts. Maybe my truck is as stubborn as me and refuses to be put in class or category. Meanwhile, I'm watching the clock at work waiting to go camping... My fleet F350 that I drive or should I say drove gave it up 2 days ago at 176,000 miles. Dropped a valve and the engine is destroyed. Another 6.0 bites the dust..........
transamz9 09/25/14 12:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Your Golf Cart

transamz9 - Love your golf cart! I know my hubby will want to add some diamond plate to ours if he sees yours. Apparently a stereo, speakers and subwoofer aren't enough "extras" for a golf cart. He is already looking at a new dash for it. LOL! Yes, if that were my cart and not my DW's it would have light bars, air horns, heat and air , the works. LOL! It is mainly used around our house for yard work and the occasional ride through the subdivision so I guess it's fine the way it is......although now that I think about it, a good set of train horns and some good and bright LED light bars would make it safer to drive through the subdivision with. People could see and here us better. LOL!
transamz9 09/25/14 11:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Golf Cart

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transamz9 09/24/14 04:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel Tuners

The new engines might be under-tuned, but what happens when the transmission gets hit with that extra power ? Or the rear end, U-joints, or my 4 wheel drivetrain ? Tim Depends on how you use that power.
transamz9 09/23/14 07:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Tuners

The heavy trucking industry will spend thousands of dollars on fairings and TPMS to improve fuel economy as even a 1% gain will result in many dollars in savings. None of the fleets use tuners for their engines. The only difference is that the fleet managers decide based on facts and not advertising claims. Want a guaranteed 15% increase in fuel economy. Drive at 55 MPH instead of 65MPH. Or even at 65 MPH instead of 70 MPH. RVer's as a whole are the least conscious group of people in terms of doing anything to maximize fuel economy of any group I see motoring down the highway. You'd be surprised at how many semi trucks get tuned before they are even bought. You choose what you want them set at and they do it at the dealer. The same motor can have 350 hp or 500 hp and they keep all warranties. The fleet managers also have speed limiters put on them. They will pull like a beast until you hit that speed. there are still alot of trucks out there that are down on power but if you pay attention to a lot of trucks that are governed at 62 to 68 when they hit a hill they hold that speed.;)
transamz9 09/23/14 03:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Odd 48RE tranny shift

My 05 does not temp lock OD out. TH changes the shift strategy and also allows the TC to lock in 3rd. The jump from 3rd to OD with the TC locked is big so it holds it in 3rd (TC locked) longer until around 55 MPH before it will let it shift. Once it's in OD it will hold it with the TC locked down to as low as 40. I love the way my stock/factory 48RE works. I also think the stock 48RE does a good job shifting. In addition to what you have shared, I like the way it can be used to shift down on a long downgrade. Not a great amount of back pressure but enough to notice and often just enough to keep the feet off the service brakes. At 130,000 I have had no issues with mine. I think the OP's issue of the temps being a little higher is the fan clutch. Very similar to what happened to mine at 100K. Yes, they are known for the clutches to go out.
transamz9 09/22/14 02:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Odd 48RE tranny shift

Some bean counter had a fuel saving (bad) idea..... 2005 Dodge 48RE transmissions are the *only* year that has this *unique* feature: Besides changing the shift points...... Pushing the tow/haul button on the 2005 Ram will lock out OD - *until* you press the accelerator - then it will shift back to OD (and remain in OD). TWO things Tow/Haul on a 2005 does: 1. Changes shift points. 2. *Temporarily* locks out overdrive. If you start (say from a dead stop) under load in TH, OD will stay locked out - *until* the computer decides (less load) it's time to shift into OD. When that happens - it stays in OD - until you play the "button game" again. Prior to the 2005 - pushing the TH button, locked out OD - until *YOU* canceled it. Really just an OD "on/off" button. For 2006, it changed to one push for Tow Haul, 2 pushes for OD lockout. (or vice-versa). Soooo - lots of strain on the Torque Converter for 2005s. "Could be" (along with other things) the source of overheating. Note: even the tranny folks say the '05 Trans cooler is way more than adequate. I am re-considering the flash - as my 48RE went south at 80K miles. (Original owner, not many towing miles, well taken care of, etc., etc) Previously, I thought I would rather have the TH option - than true OD lockout. Now I'm on the fence on that one! BTW - BD (part #1031350) makes a converter to do the same thing as the 2006's for towing or running an exhaust brake. About $200. - or if you're electrically talented, you can do the same on "the cheap" (the "mystery switch"). Google: BD Overdrive Lockout Switch for 2005 Dodge". One of the retailers has the BD pdf on their site - which explains how it functions. And - Spend some time on the various Dodge Diesel forums - you have to "filter out" the un-informed - regarding the "unique" 2005s. Great source of *reliable* info on several of those forums is poster/moderator "cerberusiam". Good luck..;) ~ My 05 does not temp lock OD out. TH changes the shift strategy and also allows the TC to lock in 3rd. The jump from 3rd to OD with the TC locked is big so it holds it in 3rd (TC locked) longer until around 55 MPH before it will let it shift. Once it's in OD it will hold it with the TC locked down to as low as 40. I love the way my stock/factory 48RE works and I have been throwing high HP at it for years.
transamz9 09/22/14 04:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advise on tow vehicle 3500 or 3500 dually

Pin weight on my Teton is 5280. Puts my dually at max on rear axle. Towing at max is no fun and rough on truck. So 3500 dually not good for all of them My pin is 4,500# with rear axle weighing in at 8,780#. Another 780# would not be a problem as mine rides like a dream as is. I know all you guys with SRW trucks think you can tow anything but length of a RV does come into play. I truly could not believe how stress free towing my combined load of nearly 29K is in all weather and stopping/lane changing conditions. I travel a lot along HWY 10 between Palm Springs to Phoenix the wind can come up on you without notice. You have to look along the side of the road at the foliage to see if the wind is blowing. Bottom line is if you want a big heavy/long RV be prepared to step up to a Dually and even more than that if needed. My trailers weigh 18,000 and are as long as your whole rig and I have 0, nun, notta problems out of my SRW 3500. I have no air or 19.5 thingys on it either.
transamz9 09/21/14 06:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advise on tow vehicle 3500 or 3500 dually

Transamz9 The 5500 does not come in the Longhorn trim. Nor does it come with a sun roof. I do like my comfort. In have previously owned a 2012 Laramie dually and a 2003 srw Laramie, both excellent trucks. As far as towing heavy the dually is superior to a srw. The 5500 has similar tow ratings only with a 4:88 and yes payload is twice as much. The downside is that the 5500 rides like the truck it is. The fuel mileage will be far less then my truck with the 4:10. The post was in ref to srw vs drw and after towing lots of miles with both the drw does a better job. So what you are saying is that you can have too much truck. Instead of getting more truck you wanted a certain trim and a glass roof. Some of us don't want 4 tires on the rear and to big bubbles on the side of the bed to have to reach over. Your DRW does fine for you and a SRW will do fine for the OP.;) I drive and tow with DRW trucks day in and day out and have owned them and I still choose SRW trucks to tow my rig. A SRW truck will handle it's rated capacity great and the OP is looking at a rig that can be handled great with a SRW 3500/350.
transamz9 09/21/14 06:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advise on tow vehicle 3500 or 3500 dually

on 09/15/14 09:05pm retispcsi wrote: So I am sitting under the awning reading this post and I look over at my 2014 Ram Longhorn I got a couple of weeks ago. It has a 29,000 lb tow rate not counting the truck and almost 5500 on the payload. I have towed with a 3/4 ton Ram ctd and a dually ram ctd before this one. All are 4x4 also. I don't worry I know I can tow it. You can never have too much truck. So why didn't you get a 2014 5500 if you can't have too much truck? 2005 RAM 2500 Cummins/2011 Sandpiper 345 RET/2008 Nitro Z9 Mecury 250 PRO XS Posted By: ol Bombero-JC on 09/15/14 09:32pm All I can say is go drive a 3500 Longhorn with the max tow aka 4:10 and a 5500 and you will see the difference also look at the specs for towing. The 3500 will handle my MS38RSSA without any issue at a comfort level that is really sweet. This is my third Ram. My previous 2012 would have handled my fiver but this one will do it so much better. I am sure the 2015 will be great also so I will probably wait for the 2017's they will be even better then the 2015's and so it goes on. All I'm saying is you could have gotten a 2014 5500 loaded with everything you have now with 4.88:1 rears and have the same trailer tow rating and almost doubled the payload you have. Remember, you said you could never have too much truck so why not get the 5500? Just think how much your 2014 3500 handles your trailer better than a little ole wippy 3500 SRW, You could have gotten a 5500 and it would have handled it that much better. ;) The point I'm trying to make is that if a SRW is rated to handle a load then why do people think that someone needs to get a DRW anyway.
transamz9 09/16/14 06:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel Tuners

LMAO What happen to Bob Vaughn (OP) anyway :W Must be DOTR with a high tune! or out of fuel :B My tuner stays on the highest tune 100% of the time and I have never had an issue. My fuel mileage went up also. It really depends on how you use the power.
transamz9 09/16/14 09:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advise on tow vehicle 3500 or 3500 dually

When I had my Ford F-250 SRW, I was cconstantly wishing for more truck. With my Chev 3500 DRW, I have yet to wish for less truck. go Dually all the way. What year was your f250?
transamz9 09/16/14 04:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advise on tow vehicle 3500 or 3500 dually

So I am sitting under the awning reading this post and I look over at my 2014 Ram Longhorn I got a couple of weeks ago. It has a 29,000 lb tow rate not counting the truck and almost 5500 on the payload. I have towed with a 3/4 ton Ram ctd and a dually ram ctd before this one. All are 4x4 also. I don't worry I know I can tow it. You can never have too much truck. So why didn't you get a 2014 5500 if you can't have too much truck?
transamz9 09/15/14 07:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to upgrade brakes on 2000 Chevy K3500 DRW.

I am just starting to explore the options for upgrading brakes on my 2000 Chevy K3500 DRW truck. The hydro boost brakes have never impressed me, but they have always stopped the truck. The bad thing is that I chew through brakes in this thing and they aren't very powerful. I might get 10,000 miles out of a set if I'm lucky and panic braking is a scary experience as the truck pulls left and right and won't even grab enough to activate ABS when I have a load. My brakes are due to be replaced and I am considering replacing the OEM system with something else but I don't know where to start. Is this something the brake shop can help me with or should I go to my regular mechanic? Are there specific terms or brands I should be looking out for? What technologies are out there? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. P.S. This truck is driven almost exclusively with heavy loads up to 5,000 lbs in the bed and/or towing with a GCVW of 17,000 lbs with no trailer brakes. Are you running OE pads and rotors on the front now? Have you tried Hi performance rotors/severe duty pads? The problem you are seeing is you are overloaded and the brakes were pretty much the week link back then. Single piston calipers and drum brakes that won't get rid of heat very well. Have you changed the brake fluid out? I would say that is going to be one of your problems. I would have imagined you have boiled it a few times the way you talk.
transamz9 09/14/14 06:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: 4,000 - 4,200 RPM?

The 6.0 likes to run at the higher rpm. If you have been keeping it at 3000 this whole time then you don't know what your truck can do. Yes, it will be louder and to a lot of us annoying but it won't hurt it to run @ 4-4500 to pull the hills. Let it run.;)
transamz9 09/13/14 07:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 coil vs Ram 3500 leaf: squat test

Big construction trucks carry up to 20,000lbs on single front tire steer axles. Why aren't they duals? Because the floats that they run are designed to carry the weight.
transamz9 09/12/14 08:05am Tow Vehicles
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