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RE: Update on my new Ram 3500

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NC Hauler 04/18/15 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Update on my new Ram 3500

The newer truck will still burn upto 5 gallons of fuel per regeneration just like the pre DEF trucks did. What the DEF does is lower the levels of NOx coming out of the tail pipe during a regen. I've had this 2013 with DEF for 28,000 miles and it will be 2 yrs old 9th of May...and no, the truck WILL NOT burn up to 5 gallons of fuel per regeneration...The new/newer one's may possibly burn a gallon, (that's even doubtful)...but NO WAY will the newer trucks with DEF use 5 gallons of fuel per regen...I've not seen that in my experience...In Fact, having owned an 07.5 Chevy with DPF, a 2010 Ram and a 2012 Ram, both with just DPF, none of those EVER used 5 gallons of fuel for a regeneration.. The "instantaneous MPG dropped terribly when in a regeneration, that's why it was so easy to tell one was in a regen...it was kind of obvious. Some say their truck has never had one, but yes it has...it's just that technology has come so far that one can hardly tell it now, if at all...and if one burned 5 gallons of diesel for ONE regen...it would show up terribly on ones mpg... Do the research on what you stated....it's not true for the new/newer trucks with DEF..one will not burn 5 gallons of fuel every time they have one. I said UP TO 5 gallons not that it would burn that every time. That is as per Cummins themselves for who I'm a trained tech Never saw anywhere that "Cummins" themselves state that with a regen the truck could use "UP" to 5 gallons per regen...that's ludicrous...I don't care who you were trained by...I did the research and have yet to see where a diesel, be it Duramax, Powerstroke or Cummins with DEF would burn "up to 5 gallons" a regen...Sorry not buying it...I've NEVER seen anywhere NEAR that...not even before DEF, when I had DPF only. might want to take a refresher course on that one section.... I would give you the site where it shows how much fuel and DEF is used per each type of regen but you have to be a Cummins tech and have a login to view it. I just finished the update course a few weeks ago so I would guess I have the latest info but if you have newer feel free to provide it. If I can find a way to get the info so that you don't need a login I will post it for you. Well,, I'm not a tech...just a dumb old Engineer who is not using ANY books, updated or not...just based on almost 2years of experience with this truck and 28,000 miles....I'm OCD when it comes to hand calculating MPG EVERY tank of fuel I get, and same with DEF refills. I would think I would have noticed "up to 5 gallons" of diesel fuel just "disappearing due to a re-gen...Thanks for the information....but experience speaks volumes. I'm just doubting that "up to 5 gallons of fuel is being used with every re-gen..... Keep your log-in, I've done some searches since we started sparring back and forth with this and also posed to Techs on the Cummins forum....but again...not buying it. With only 28000 on your truck you wouldn't be using 5 gallon every regen. It can be up to 5 gallons and as the DPF fills up with soot it will take more and more fuel to try and clean it out. I not saying that it will use that much every time but it could. Take it into the dealer for a regen and I have seen them use half a tank of fuel to do a regen. I didn't see your post on the Cummins Forum but I will be sure to answer it there too as I'm one of the techs from there. You have ZERO clue what you're talking about.. Why would I take the truck into the dealer to do a regen????? When the vehicle shows DPF full, you'll go into an active regeneration and you are told to drive until message goes away...at that point you "MAY" use a couple of gallons of fuel, but I've owned DPF equipped trucks since middle of 2007 .(07.5 Chevy), and two Dodges and NEVER got DPF full, though, DPF trucks without DEF use more fuel when in regeneration...With DEF, "most" of the regens, under normal driving conditions are passive regens and yes, you'll use a little more fuel, but most don't even know they've had a regen... Yeah, I'm NC Hauler on the 2013+ Forum and the thread is there asking for techs to give information on fuel usage during regens...no one bought into what you've said....when you state, "UP TO 5 GALLONS may be used"...you lost a PILE of credibility..I've NEVER seen that. IF I got 10 mpg, and was running 60 mph, I used 5 gallons and have to drive 50 miles to get out of a re-gen????? No, I didn't even have to go that route when I had DPF only. Yeah, I know, you stated you "might" use UP TO 5 gallons....sorry...I've not seen it... dapperdan, sorry buddy, I really didn't mean to hijack your thread... ON EDIT: It's the "cumminsforum"...4th gen, 13+ and up...
NC Hauler 04/18/15 05:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Update on my new Ram 3500

My 15 has used zero DEF since I have not added any since I bought the truck. Ron, Ron, Ron.....you know you're just pushing me, don't you:)....you've used it, but that silly guage say's you are completely full. ...you big bully...is your head still hurting:B
NC Hauler 04/18/15 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keeping water hot

Are you heating with electric, or propane? Not that it matters, but propane will make it hotter, and will heat the water faster from what I understand....I normally use electric and have a 12 gallon hot water heater and it's just the wife and I, so we never run out of hot water...There is no thermostat that I'm aware of either..
NC Hauler 04/18/15 03:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Update on my new Ram 3500

The newer truck will still burn upto 5 gallons of fuel per regeneration just like the pre DEF trucks did. What the DEF does is lower the levels of NOx coming out of the tail pipe during a regen. I've had this 2013 with DEF for 28,000 miles and it will be 2 yrs old 9th of May...and no, the truck WILL NOT burn up to 5 gallons of fuel per regeneration...The new/newer one's may possibly burn a gallon, (that's even doubtful)...but NO WAY will the newer trucks with DEF use 5 gallons of fuel per regen...I've not seen that in my experience...In Fact, having owned an 07.5 Chevy with DPF, a 2010 Ram and a 2012 Ram, both with just DPF, none of those EVER used 5 gallons of fuel for a regeneration.. The "instantaneous MPG dropped terribly when in a regeneration, that's why it was so easy to tell one was in a regen...it was kind of obvious. Some say their truck has never had one, but yes it has...it's just that technology has come so far that one can hardly tell it now, if at all...and if one burned 5 gallons of diesel for ONE regen...it would show up terribly on ones mpg... Do the research on what you stated....it's not true for the new/newer trucks with DEF..one will not burn 5 gallons of fuel every time they have one. I said UP TO 5 gallons not that it would burn that every time. That is as per Cummins themselves for who I'm a trained tech Never saw anywhere that "Cummins" themselves state that with a regen the truck could use "UP" to 5 gallons per regen...that's ludicrous...I don't care who you were trained by...I did the research and have yet to see where a diesel, be it Duramax, Powerstroke or Cummins with DEF would burn "up to 5 gallons" a regen...Sorry not buying it...I've NEVER seen anywhere NEAR that...not even before DEF, when I had DPF only. might want to take a refresher course on that one section.... I would give you the site where it shows how much fuel and DEF is used per each type of regen but you have to be a Cummins tech and have a login to view it. I just finished the update course a few weeks ago so I would guess I have the latest info but if you have newer feel free to provide it. If I can find a way to get the info so that you don't need a login I will post it for you. Well,, I'm not a tech...just a dumb old Engineer who is not using ANY books, updated or not...just based on almost 2years of experience with this truck and 28,000 miles....I'm OCD when it comes to hand calculating MPG EVERY tank of fuel I get, and same with DEF refills. I would think I would have noticed "up to 5 gallons" of diesel fuel just "disappearing due to a re-gen...Thanks for the information....but experience speaks volumes. I'm just doubting that "up to 5 gallons of fuel is being used with every re-gen..... Keep your log-in, I've done some searches since we started sparring back and forth with this and also posed to Techs on the Cummins forum....but again...not buying it.
NC Hauler 04/18/15 02:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Update on my new Ram 3500

The newer truck will still burn upto 5 gallons of fuel per regeneration just like the pre DEF trucks did. What the DEF does is lower the levels of NOx coming out of the tail pipe during a regen. I've had this 2013 with DEF for 28,000 miles and it will be 2 yrs old 9th of May...and no, the truck WILL NOT burn up to 5 gallons of fuel per regeneration...The new/newer one's may possibly burn a gallon, (that's even doubtful)...but NO WAY will the newer trucks with DEF use 5 gallons of fuel per regen...I've not seen that in my experience...In Fact, having owned an 07.5 Chevy with DPF, a 2010 Ram and a 2012 Ram, both with just DPF, none of those EVER used 5 gallons of fuel for a regeneration.. The "instantaneous MPG dropped terribly when in a regeneration, that's why it was so easy to tell one was in a regen...it was kind of obvious. Some say their truck has never had one, but yes it has...it's just that technology has come so far that one can hardly tell it now, if at all...and if one burned 5 gallons of diesel for ONE regen...it would show up terribly on ones mpg... Do the research on what you stated....it's not true for the new/newer trucks with DEF..one will not burn 5 gallons of fuel every time they have one. I said UP TO 5 gallons not that it would burn that every time. That is as per Cummins themselves for who I'm a trained tech Never saw anywhere that "Cummins" themselves state that with a regen the truck could use "UP" to 5 gallons per regen...that's ludicrous...I don't care who you were trained by...I did the research and have yet to see where a diesel, be it Duramax, Powerstroke or Cummins with DEF would burn "up to 5 gallons" a regen...Sorry not buying it...I've NEVER seen anywhere NEAR that...not even before DEF, when I had DPF only. might want to take a refresher course on that one section....
NC Hauler 04/18/15 01:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC Canyon & 30' Airstream

Shouldn't be an issue...I remember an old advertisement years ago, showing a guy on a bicycle pulling an Airstream...of course, they never showed him going DOWN a mountain with that thing in tow...:)
NC Hauler 04/18/15 12:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Update on my new Ram 3500

Please stop posting DEF per milage, it's confusing, all that matters is DEF per fuel burned. Should be 2-5% of fuel used. Don't use the gauge to factor how much DEF you have used its not accurate. FillIing your DEF tank is the only way to know how much DEF you've used. Tell us something most of us didn't know....I would say most will figure however they want to figure..I fill up my DEF tank to a set point...re-set mileage...next time I fill up, I divide mileage by how many gallons of DEF I refill to..Never knew or heard of a rule that states you can't or shouldn't do it that way:h..Don't know what is confusing about it for those of us that know how to do the basic math skills and state how many miles per gallon of DEF we got.. Most also know that the gauge is useless, it's non-linear, it tells you nothing...again, most know that...It'll show full for a long, long time...then start dropping out of nowhere...maybe those who have never had a DEF truck don't know that...but it was discussed well ahead of all this. THUS, the reason I stated....I fill to the same spot each time....when pump clicks off...been pretty doggone accurate over the last 28,000 miles.
NC Hauler 04/18/15 12:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Update on my new Ram 3500

Part of the problem with DEF gauges is that you can't use a float to meter the level like you can fuel, because of the freezing temperature of DEF. They instead use sensors placed at various levels with computer interpolation of the levels between sensors. In the RAM, the gauge isn't really accurate until it drops to about 50%. They also go through regens. One of the telltales is a strong diesel smell coming through the vents when you are stopped at an intersection. If you install something like an Insight CTS monitor, you will see a small red "R" in the top of the display when in a regen. Empty with a lot of city driving they seem to happen about every 800 to 1000 miles. Empty it seems to be about 1000 or more miles per gallon of DEF. I'd agree that you tank wasn't really full. Agree, though I have gotten as high as 1600 mpg to DEF....Not only will you get a "smell", but the exhaust pipe area will be hotter than normal during a re-gen..
NC Hauler 04/18/15 10:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Update on my new Ram 3500

The newer truck will still burn upto 5 gallons of fuel per regeneration just like the pre DEF trucks did. What the DEF does is lower the levels of NOx coming out of the tail pipe during a regen. I've had this 2013 with DEF for 28,000 miles and it will be 2 yrs old 9th of May...and no, the truck WILL NOT burn up to 5 gallons of fuel per regeneration...The new/newer one's may possibly burn a gallon, (that's even doubtful)...but NO WAY will the newer trucks with DEF use 5 gallons of fuel per regen...I've not seen that in my experience...In Fact, having owned an 07.5 Chevy with DPF, a 2010 Ram and a 2012 Ram, both with just DPF, none of those EVER used 5 gallons of fuel for a regeneration.. The "instantaneous MPG dropped terribly when in a regeneration, that's why it was so easy to tell one was in a regen...it was kind of obvious. Some say their truck has never had one, but yes it has...it's just that technology has come so far that one can hardly tell it now, if at all...and if one burned 5 gallons of diesel for ONE regen...it would show up terribly on ones mpg... Do the research on what you stated....it's not true for the new/newer trucks with DEF..one will not burn 5 gallons of fuel every time they have one.
NC Hauler 04/18/15 09:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Update on my new Ram 3500

These trucks are still going through regenerations....As stated, they are far more passive with the DEF addition...I guarantee you that your trucks have gone through regens with that many miles on it...The MPG doesn't take the hit like it did pre-DEF, and they don't last as long..It's harder to "tell" now when you have one in these new-newer trucks...but believe me, if you do the research, you'll see that your truck IS having regen's...Ain't technology grand:B As far as the the DEF gage, it's non-linear and really not much help...It'll set on full till the 12th of NEVER and start dropping...Lowest mine has gotten is 1/2 tank and I refilled "just in case". I've filled at the same truck stop with same pump and pump until it kicks off.. I've gotten as high as 1600 mpg to DEF and as low as 550-600 mpg of DEF (when towing)...I do all my towing in the mountains. Tow at speeds up to 65 mph. I'd say OP didn't have full DEF tank when he picked up his truck.... You need to up date your profile with a pic of your new truck:)......What gearing do you have in your new Ram?
NC Hauler 04/18/15 04:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel hitch for 2014 Ram

Hence the reason I don't post here much. .... and it appears......with good reason......:R
NC Hauler 04/15/15 07:30pm Toy Haulers
RE: What could go wrong with Teflon

Rusty...are you saying that if you unlock the handle and the jaws don't VISUALLY open, even though you've unlocked the jaws, you're ok to pull forward and 5er hitch pin will pull out ok? That's correct. As the FAQ response from B&W that I quoted states, if the arm is in the unlocked position, the jaws may not visibly open. It's OK to go ahead and pull out as the jaws will open as you drive out from the kingpin since nothing is holding them closed when the handle is in the unlocked position. In B&W's words: With the cam mechanism open, there is nothing holding the jaws together. Simply pull your truck forward. The jaws will open and you'll be unhitched from your trailer. Rusty Thanks buddy:)
NC Hauler 04/15/15 04:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What could go wrong with Teflon

I'll be using my B&W RVK3600 for the first time next Wednesday morning..Heading to WVa with the 5er...will see how it works out...looking forward to it...and I've used a Teflon disc for a lot of years, never had an issue...I've hitched up to the Companion to check height and I had no issue with locking and unlocking the jaws. Rusty...are you saying that if you unlock the handle and the jaws don't VISUALLY open, even though you've unlocked the jaws, you're ok to pull forward and 5er hitch pin will pull out ok?
NC Hauler 04/15/15 02:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof vents and LED bulbs

We have Fantasic Fans, with rain sensors so debated for a while on the need for covers even though we live on the wet side of Oregon. Last year a friend had his motor home in the Midwest and wind tore off one vent hood. He then had covers installed which also ended my debate on them. I went with the covers made for Fantastic Fans. Exactly..."IF" you have Fantastic fans, purchase the cover for the fantastic fans; they are made to allow for fan to draw in or force out air, and keep them functioning in the pouring rain. The rain sensors are nice, (I have them on both fans, but if it's raining and the fan cuts off and vent closes, depending on the weather, that may not be what one wants...the cover for the fantastic fan covers allow's you even more flexibility to use your fan, no matter the weather.
NC Hauler 04/15/15 02:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Must read book, BOON DOCKERS etc

Where are the monitors??? Way, way off topic. It's a U.S. thing I guess:)..Ask a mod nicely and he may close it:)
NC Hauler 04/14/15 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Must read book, BOON DOCKERS etc

Mr Wizzard you just lost a lot of my respect for your postings. I hapen to have lived in Australia for 35 years, I wrote that ther is crime and drugs in Australia, but no wher the shootings going on in America, maybe you can post som of the killing that have happend in the last 5 years like the 3 year old shouting a 1 year old, or the many school killings. Frank. How many people in Australia? How many people in the United States? If the US is SOOOO bad and Australia is SOOO much better, why did you opt to leave such a crime free society and move to the murderous, drug ridden United States of America? Just curious...one would think that one wouldn't want to be anywhere near the United States of America as bad and evil as it is....I know one thing, it's the ONLY country in the entire WORLD that will come to the aid of every other country in the world and when something happens in the United States NO ONE come's to our aid:h Never have figured that one out.....but, most hate the United States, we normally stand alone and are quite use to it.... use to be an old saying that is probably not "politically correct" now a day's, but it was "love it, or leave it".... AUSTRALIA: MORE VIOLENT CRIME DESPITE GUN BAN April 13, 2009 It is a common fantasy that gun bans make society safer. In 2002 -- five years after enacting its gun ban -- the Australian Bureau of Criminology acknowledged there is no correlation between gun control and the use of firearms in violent crime. In fact, the percent of murders committed with a firearm was the highest it had ever been in 2006 (16.3 percent), says the D.C. Examiner. Even Australia's Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research acknowledges that the gun ban had no significant impact on the amount of gun-involved crime: In 2006, assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent. Sexual assault -- Australia's equivalent term for rape -- increased 29.9 percent. Overall, Australia's violent crime rate rose 42.2 percent. Moreover, Australia and the United States -- where no gun-ban exists -- both experienced similar decreases in murder rates: Between 1995 and 2007, Australia saw a 31.9 percent decrease; without a gun ban, America's rate dropped 31.7 percent. During the same time period, all other violent crime indices increased in Australia: assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent. Sexual assault -- Australia's equivalent term for rape -- increased 29.9 percent. Overall, Australia's violent crime rate rose 42.2 percent. At the same time, U.S. violent crime decreased 31.8 percent: rape dropped 19.2 percent; robbery decreased 33.2 percent; aggravated assault dropped 32.2 percent. Australian women are now raped over three times as often as American women. While this doesn't prove that more guns would impact crime rates, it does prove that gun control is a flawed policy. Furthermore, this highlights the most important point: gun banners promote failed policy regardless of the consequences to the people who must live with them, says the Examiner.
NC Hauler 04/14/15 06:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Must read book, BOON DOCKERS etc

Lot of commenting from people who have not even read the book. It's not an editorial in the New York Times. It's a book written by amateurs for a home audience. There are 100's of books written by travelers poking fun at places they have visited. SHEESH!! Wife down loaded on her Kindle, and SHEESH!!! it was...tripe....So we're now not allowed to express our opinions on a reading that was presented to us on this forum? Wow.....Wouldn't waste my time reading an OP-Ed in the New York Times either....
NC Hauler 04/14/15 04:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel hitch for 2014 Ram

I too use the B&W puck with no problems at all. Keep it simple. Learn to drive. No slider needed. "learn to drive"?? Funny....just because one uses a slider doesn't mean they don't know how to drive...where did you come up with that reasoning?? There are some short bed trucks that will need a slider, It appears your 5er has the indentations in the front cap which help one not particularly need a slider hitch..Instead of saying "learn to drive", maybe you should have stated that if one has the indentation in the front cap, they very well may not need a slider hitch...has nothing to do with "learning how to drive..
NC Hauler 04/14/15 03:03pm Toy Haulers
RE: Roof vents and LED bulbs

If you camp without electricity available, or want to avoid running your generator, LED lighting is tremendously helpful. The power consumption is about 1% of incandescent bulbs. LEDTrailerLights.com has good quality LED lights with a selection of base types. We used them for 3 years with no problems. They are a little pricey but you can buy a few at a time. Start with replacing your most-used lights. That's my plan, and a great idea:)
NC Hauler 04/14/15 12:15pm Fifth-Wheels
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