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RE: Electrical Plug Inside the pickup box

Had one installed inside the bed on my previous 01 Dodge and in my current truck. No big deal
wilber1 03/26/15 09:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM EcoDiesel a Flop for Towing

The Ecodiesel combined with the Ram 1500 chassis has lost some luster for me. Just a little too much compromise, I think. With that said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that towing performance. It definitely needs to evolve some. For starters it needs to be able to haul more and it needs and exhaust brake. I thought this thing was supposed to be a more efficient half ton and it looks like it is. Why do people think it should be something else?
wilber1 03/25/15 04:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Ram 3500 review

My 68RFE definately unlocks during downshifts but almost immediately locks up again after the shift is completed.
wilber1 03/23/15 09:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trans dipstick

Not familiar with Fords but aren't you supposed to check fluid level with the engine running? Methinks a quart over in the sump is a quart over.
wilber1 03/19/15 10:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Are most 5th wheels 102" wide now?

With Grand Design, the Solitude and Toy Hauler models are 101" wide. The Reflection models are 96".
wilber1 03/18/15 11:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6.7 Cummins with 68RFE - what gear you tow in?

My 2011 with 3:73's tows our 12k GVWR fiver in 6th with tow haul selected. See what it does, if you don't like what it's doing, use the ERS.
wilber1 03/16/15 10:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: I'm going on a 2mo deployment. thoughts on my batt in my ram

I don't disconnect anything, just put a maintainer on and leave it. Have let it sit for more than 5 months with no issues.
wilber1 03/13/15 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: New vehicle engine oil- first oil change recommendations

My Audi called for first oil change at 8000 km (5000 mi). That's what I did. Normal intervals are 16000 km (10000 mi). It uses full synthetic.
wilber1 03/12/15 08:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire inflation

Run them at max pressure indicated on the tires. Are you saying you run 80psi on your 350 on all 4 tires all the time? If so how many miles did you get on your last set of tires? The OP was asking a question about trailer tires on the 5th wheel forum. Somehow it became about trucks.
wilber1 03/11/15 08:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire inflation

Th truck in my signature calls for 45 psi empty. There is no way I would go lower than.
wilber1 03/11/15 07:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire inflation

The top of the chart says "tire load limits at various cold inflation pressures". It says nothing about being the proper pressure or the recommended pressure. Do you think it is a good idea to run a tire near its maximum rated load when it has much more capacity? I sure don't. If you look at your truck manufacturers recommended pressure for your truck empty, I bet it is more than 35 psi. That should give you a clue.
wilber1 03/10/15 11:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire inflation

If you look at tire inflation tables they say they are load limit tables not recommended pressures. If you match the table pressure to your actual load, you are running the tire at its rated limit for that pressure. These are load limit pressures, nowhere do they say they are recommended pressures. This is a good point. I have Firestone Transforce LT275/70R/18E tires on my SRW RAM 3500. The empty rear axle weight is ~3600 lbs. According to Firestone's INFLATION CHAT The inflation is 35 psi for this load. Would you run at 35 psi? What psi would you run at? I would run the truck manufacturer's recommended pressure and add a bit if I wasn't actually "empty".
wilber1 03/10/15 10:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire inflation

If you look at tire inflation tables they say they are load limit tables not recommended pressures. If you match the table pressure to your actual load, you are running the tire at its rated limit for that pressure. These are load limit pressures, nowhere do they say they are recommended pressures.
wilber1 03/10/15 09:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire inflation

Just be aware that lowering pressure below sidewall lowers the load rating. An E rated tire at 65 psi has the same load rating as a D rated tire. So my question would be, why upgrade tires if you aren't going to take advantage of the increased load capacity and safety margin that goes with it? I would start at max and work my way down if wear is uneven but your tires will probably be age limited before they run out of tread.
wilber1 03/10/15 08:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: new Apple Watch Edition cost $350 to $17,000 !

Another toy for techies but many will just have to have one.
wilber1 03/10/15 12:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: $$$$ in Nascar

What would they race if the change was made to stock based vehicles? Unless you include foreign luxury brands, only GM and Chrysler make a V8 rear drive sedan and Toyota doesn't make a pony car. Maybe Hyundai would run the Genesis. None of this matters. It didn't work back in the day, and it won't work now. Otherwise, NASCAR would've never changed the rules. If you try another NASCAR-venture (which nobody is going to invest money in) the same thing would happen. You would end up changing the rules, on a steady basis. Then, you would go bankrupt. Obviously, there's only sufficient market for one NASCAR, one Indy and one Formula One. Yeah, I know,.....a buzz killer. I too can fantasize,........except it would be about whole lot of other things.....:B I don't fantsize, I think it would be a bad idea. Everyone racing to the same formula is more competitive and the cars can be made safer, particularly on high speed ovals. If you want production based racing there is always IMSA and SCCA.
wilber1 03/07/15 01:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: $$$$ in Nascar

and Toyota doesn't make a pony car. No but Lexus does (rear wheel drive), and they have that AWD rocket that Kyle got clocked doing 128 in a 45 in Mooresville, NC a couple years back! :B That's what I said, foreign luxury brands. NASCAR could become the North American version of the German Touring Car Championship.
wilber1 03/07/15 11:13am Around the Campfire
RE: $$$$ in Nascar

What would they race if the change was made to stock based vehicles? Unless you include foreign luxury brands, only GM and Chrysler make a V8 rear drive sedan and Toyota doesn't make a pony car. Maybe Hyundai would run the Genesis.
wilber1 03/07/15 10:51am Around the Campfire
RE: Tesla device

Tesla could mean anything but if it is Elon Musk's company I wouldn't just blow it off.
wilber1 03/06/15 09:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: New 2015 Ram 1500 ECODIESEL HFE

I had a 74 Fiat 124 sedan that I bought in 76 and kept for about four years. I had very few problems with it even during Canadian Prairie winters but you had to give the heater a good head start when it was really cold or it would take forever to get the interior warmed up. Drove it from Toronto to Vancouver in January with no problems. Other than normal stuff like timing belt and brake replacement, all I remember is some leaking rear axle seals which I also put down to Edmonton winters as the problem never re occurred after we moved to the coast. Body was a bit of a tin can but just about all cars had rust issues back then, Early Hondas and Datsuns weren't any better. It had a sweet little twin cam engine, really nice gear box, disc brakes and coils on all four corners. Pretty advanced for an econobox back then.
wilber1 03/06/15 10:59am Tow Vehicles
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