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RE: Jayco vs Dutchmen vs Keystone

My first 5er was a Dutchman. Bought new back in about 1999. That was the biggest POS that I have ever had. During the two years we owned it, it seemed to be in for repair more than with me. Our trouble was three fold. Poor build quality, slow parts delivery, and a bad dealer. I won't ever buy one again. In a new RV purchase, I think you have to assume that it is going to spend some time in the shop, no matter what the manufacture. The overall build quality just does not compare to something like the auto industry. That said, I feel strongly that when purchasing new, the dealer you buy from is at least as important as the brand you choose. Good luck.
Bionic Man 04/14/14 09:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Clogged EGR Valve at 19k miles

:H I've been running mine for 8 years now that way, no slamming of gears. It will lockup the TC though which kind of feels like a shift but again no slamming. 2006 was the 1st year they offered it with the auto tranny. Previous years did have that problem thus Ram didn't offer it. The 2007.5 has a different engine and tranny combination than your 2006. Many on these forums have said their 2007.5 and newer Rams slam gears when using EB or T/H in city driving. I would also recommend looking into getting your truck flashed. My FIL had an '07.5 CTD, and had no slamming fo the transmission. I know guys with 2010's that it doesn't happen with and it does not happen with my 2012.
Bionic Man 04/14/14 04:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck for my AF990

Lots of new RAMs lately. Nice looking truck!
Bionic Man 04/13/14 02:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Out with the old.....

Congrats on the new ride!
Bionic Man 04/12/14 10:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Clogged EGR Valve at 19k miles

Run the exhaust brake when you are running around town.
Bionic Man 04/12/14 07:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Speedo/odo recalibration thoughts

I am pretty sure that tuners (like a SMARTY or SMARTY JR) can recalibrate the speedo. I seem to remember that was an option on my Smarty JR. Not saying you should buy one just for that, but maybe if you get on one of the Cummins forums you could find someone local who could recalibrate for you.
Bionic Man 04/10/14 09:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram Ecodiesel

Someone WILL add timbrens to it, fifth wheel hitch, and a 1500 lb pin weight fiver and call it good. Not endorsing that but it will happen. And then they'll be asking why they're having head gasket failures! What does payload capacity have to do with head gaskets?
Bionic Man 04/09/14 11:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New guy looking at f150 5.4 and 5.0

Personally, I would take the RAM 1500 over either option. The Hemi is a great engine, and will likely get better MPG towing and solo.
Bionic Man 04/06/14 11:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A few Dodge questions

If I was going 3rd generation, I would go for the 5.9. That said, I would spend just a little more and get the 2010. The new body style with the true crew cab are worth a few extra $$$.
Bionic Man 04/06/14 10:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do I know which drop hitch to buy?

This will solve your problems. B&W It is a little more expensive, but one hitch for all the trailers you might pull.
Bionic Man 04/06/14 08:42am Folding Trailers
RE: Trailer mule/mover/dolly electric/gas?? I don't know..

I had a PowerCaster to move my 5000 pound boat. Worked fine on a paved surface, but would not work at all on gravel/road base.
Bionic Man 04/05/14 07:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Double tow - hitch design

Where are the tanks on your 5er? I almost always double tow, either a boat or ATVs, I don't have weight distribution, and I don't have any sway. Two friends have towed with a Wildcat bunkhouse that must be pin light, as they get very bad trailer sway as well as "bucking" from the 2nd trailer if they try to tow with the tanks full.
Bionic Man 04/01/14 10:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: $955 Later

Some would use that as an excuse to replace the whole truck. :)
Bionic Man 03/31/14 09:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulled the Trigger on New Ram 3500!

Mmmmmm. I can almost smell that new truck smell from here! Congrats!
Bionic Man 03/31/14 09:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Reese Select 20K problems

I had a similar problem when I upgraded to a Superglide with the same type of jaw. My problem wasn't the hitch, it was the kingpin of the trailer. Long story short, the kingpin wasn't perpendicular and caused difficulty with both latching and unlatching. I hope your issue isn't what mine was. I had to replace my kingpin.
Bionic Man 03/31/14 06:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dont worry, just put it in the truck

Nice ride!
Bionic Man 03/31/14 01:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Too old for a manual transmission?

When I ordered a truck in 2002, I ordered a Ram with the NV5600 because it had a higher towing capacity and more power than was available in the automatics. Now the opposite is true. You give up a substancial amount of hp & torque if you decide to go with a manual. When I got my 2012 I thought I might miss rowing gears on my own. Well, I don't. Not even a little bit. What is it about the manual tranny that you are drawn to?
Bionic Man 03/30/14 02:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered new TV...

Very nice!
Bionic Man 03/29/14 10:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: registration

In Colorado, you get to pay a late fee for each month that your registration lapses - regardles if the vehicle is being driven or not. Our registration fees are some of the worst in the nation.
Bionic Man 03/28/14 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TV aux inbed fuel tank

If you are ordering RDS, you should look at Northern Tool. When I ordered they by far had the best prices. Just about any truck accessory shop can do the install for you.
Bionic Man 03/27/14 08:11am Tow Vehicles
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