Some good ideas and some "overkill" also...Funny that the rv lot's can leave these units setting in one place for months and months on end, not leveled, with all slides out, never checking the tire pressure, until they sell them, (IF THEN), and yet, we buy them and drive off the lot not thinking much about any of that. I purchased my 06', brand new off the lot in Oct. of 07'. It set for almost a year. when I purchased it. I made sure tires were aired to recommended psi, and I've really had no issues to amount to much of anything, and it is 7 yrs old.
I keep mine parked on concrete when camping, if at home, which is gravel, I drive up on 2 X 12 X 6 ft. pressure treated lumber and cover the tires.....never have raised the unit off the ground to take pressure off tires or axle no matter how long it set...
I'd love to have a white Christmas, but don't know if we will or not...temp is down to 35 now..supposed to get cold, as I stated earlier over the next several day's, appears temps will go as low as upper teens, low 20's...yep, almost winter:)
If you're going to be moving around, invest in a Wineguard Dome. Around $600, but well worth it. Just plug it in and it finds the signal within minutes. Works on Dish, DirectTV, Bell, and one more. No hassle of directing the dish, and if it needs to be moved on your site for some reason (mowing, moving the picnic table, want to set your lawn chair in that spot :B ) it automatically finds your signal again. One of the best investments we have made!
The Traveler II with full HD reception is a better setup in today world on HD TV. Domes are really old school SD units.
Agree, I have the Travler HD sat on my 5er, push a button, it does the rest...HD is hard to beat..
For security I prefer something in .40 caliber or larger. My personalhoice is 45/70 because I can use it in rifle and pistol. A shotgun rack in the tow vehicle and another next to the bed is a big plus.
My 2014 Ram has the capability to create a WiFi hotspot for up to 10 device located within 150 feet of it. The only problem, and this applies to all major carriers, is spotty coverage in the Rocky Mts and upper states in the West.
So $34.99 per month for 3G service!!!! Could not find anything of data limits.
Don't know where you are getting your info. My dealer gave me 3 yrs of Uconnect as part of the vehicle purchase. The wifi is 4g also. But spotty out west
I own the 2013 Ram in my sig., The Wifi is free for one year, but like you, it was also given to me with UConnect for 3 years, BUT, it IS NOT 4G, It is only 3G...call them and ask, look on your screen where it shows you're connected..it shows 3G and 4G isn't offered at this time....I know because I just called after I read your post....as of now, not planned...My information came straight from Chrysler customer care.
Beautiful blue sky's and temps have risen to a tropical 42 degrees:B Still got that breeze out there that's causing just a "nip" in the air.....heck, I was outside in a shorts and T-shirt raking my backyard...worked up a sweat too....done for the day...grandkids returning from school shortly....later y'all.
Believe we hit the high for today sometime this morning. It was 48 degrees at 5 am, it's now 41, and temps are supposed to really cool off around here over the next 4 to 5 days. It's cloudy but trying to clear up and the wind has picked up a little bit.
Work tomorrow and Thursday, then off Fri, Sat and Sun...Next week I work Mon, Tues., Fri, Sat and Sun, then off until January 3rd....nice little break, looking forward to it.....
hope all of you are well and hope you're having a great day.....
Again, I'll take my 4 seasons over 1 or 2...would love to see some more snow..Love to see the leaves change colors, drop, do the raking...brings back a lot of childhood memories I don't ever want to forget., Christmas snows, spring, nothing like the smells you get across 4 seasons, so not really envious of one being in warm to hot weather this time of year, not really...guess it's what you get use to and love...me, I'll take the mountains any day over heat to where I have to stay inside because it's too hot to go out and do anything. Been there done that in Florida and TX.
Guess though, if you were in Maryland, you also had your doses of the 4 seasons...Most snow I remember was the blizzard of 93....50" in the Blacksburg area..never saw that much snow in my life at one wack...though, in WV, growing up, was nothing to get 1 to 2 foot lot's of times
rosie, saw snow in WV, but have yet to see any here, also didn't get any ice around the Asheville area..little higher up, there was some
42 here, we dodged the ice though...supposed to rain all day and get up into the low 50's. Well, it IS December, guess it's getting close for winter to get here.
hope all of you are well and hope you have a good day.
So to you guys with the new trucks pulling those hills at 60mph, just curious if any of you have an EGT guage and what the new trucks are reading under a load?
As much as I love the new (2010+) crew cab long bed Ram's I just can't accept a new truck payment right now and my 5.9 has lots of life left in it at only 97k miles.
Enjoy those sweet rigs guys!
No gages, don't need or want them. Per head Chrysler warranty rep the truck can't hurt it's self.
New trucks are so heavily monitored gages are not needed.
Now my 98 Cummins has boost and EGT gages and if i did not have them #6 would have beed a puddle of aluminum long ago.
Heck, if you get the 7" center monitor in the dash pod, you get all the gauges you'd typically buy minus the pyrometer. You can have Boost, Exhaust brake HP, Engine Coolant Temp, Engine oil temp, trans temp, engine oil psi. All at your fingertips. And you can add a few more gauges/readouts in the corners of your screen and on the left side of the screen as well. I love it.
Granted this is a 1500, so you won't see boost and exhaust brake but it shows the gist of what you can do with RAM's new gauge pod (please pardon the music, this is someone else's youtube post): RAM Gauge Pod walk through
Exactly...and with the 3500 you see turbo boost, trailer brake setting and voltage applied, the two different EB settings.
Don't need no stinking gages, I got two radiators....temp. hardly moved when I towed up that mountain on I26...never heard the fan kick on....As stated above, you have gages and you can show in center of dash 6 different readings...more info than one would ever need, and no, there is go Exhaust temp gage, but that's the only one missing and with everything else and the way HP and TQ are managed, along with cooling system, I'm really not in the least bit concerned about exhaust temps.
:Boh, I just happen to have a 2013 Ram 3500HD, crew cab, long bed, 4X4 Dually with the Aisin tranny and 4:10 gearing.....and love it...DEF is really no big deal...empty, I've gotten 1190 miles to the gallon up to 1350 miles per gallon, tank holds 5.5 gallons....have towed once with this beast and it's, to say the least, phenomenal...The EB is a two stage brake, gives you a couple of choices and the new 8.4" Nav screen is really easy to work with and use. More information at your finger tip than one could need and you can program up to 6 different screens to look at in the middle of your dash (EVIC). The inside fit and finish is top of the line with the Laramie and the Longhorn, (I have the Longhorn)...The truck is my daily driver and we make up reasons just to drive around in it....great looking truck, inside and out.
If it stayed like this, I would save a PILE of money on my heating bill...It's 70 degrees here right now and mostly sunny....like spring time out there...was working in my yard in T-shirt and shorts.....THAT ain't going to last :).... I could handle this weather for the next 3 months or so and then it could warm up......
Worst of the bunch as in what, ride, comfort, luxury,fuel mileage, looks or what? broad statement you made there.
For the 1500's
Lowest Tow rating
Lowest quality (as per CR, JD Power, etc)
Near bottom on resale value
Near bottom on Fuel Economy
Near bottom on comfort/ride/luxury
Highest on gimmicks
Motor Trend bent their own rules 3x to make this POS win, and that looses all credibility.
1. TOTY must be available 1/1 - Ram will be 3/1
2. TOTY must be all new or substantially redesigned. 1 powerplant is not that (remember, 8 speed was last year)
3. TOTY has no published fuel economy, only their testing and others.
Sergio paid off for this, plain and simple. It should have been contender for 2014's award, not 2013.
Incredible as to just how bitter and petty you are....Not hard to see what hatred you have for an inanimate object....you may need to get some counseling...and your usage of acronyms to fill in for profanity seems to define most of your post.
Surprising that GM didn't win and that the Ram Turd won 2 years in a row. Guess Sergio must have bought more ads than any one else.
Also love how they changed the rules so the No Guts, No Glory, Ram would win.
In a recent interview with Autoblog, president and CEO of Ram Truck, Reid Bigland, noted the EcoDiesel will not show up to dealerships until March 2014, which is a little odd, because in past Motor Trend Truck of the Year competitions, they have noted that for vehicles to qualify for their award, vehicles must be on sale the first week of January.
Wow, why don't you try to make a few friends in here and tell us how you really feel. I'm surprised the word T### is allowed, at one time, it was considered profanity, but hey, this is 2013, and people can type whatever they want when setting at a keyboard and no one around to discuss their bias opinions and hatefulness.
Don't believe you'll be able to do anything with the IBC on the 2010, (I owned one), to where it'll work with electric over hydraulic...B.O. gave a "fix" that wouldn't be that hard to do or that expensive...I would think replacing the IBC in the 2010 to where you have one similiar in the 13's, (which offer electric over hydraulic) could run into some money, IF it can even be done)..
In fact, if I were going to inquire, I'd rather go to a reputable hitch installer than go to a dealerships service dept. to get this particular problem addressed....the hitch installer/dealer would probably be FAR more capable of dealing with the problem and have access to any harnesses needed....AND would probably be cheaper than anything done at the dealership