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RE: DRW vs SRW ??

New Ram 3500 or Ford F-450.... My 1999 F350 had a GVWR of 11,600 lbs... With just the fam and I in the truck with a full tank of gas we were at 7800 lbs ish.... That's only 3,800 lbs in a CC, LB, GASSER XL Dually. Is what it is, you could realistically need 6,000-7,000 lbs of payload by the time you add the pin weight and all your stuff. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/28/15 10:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Stopping for fuel with 29' TT

Call it paranoid or OCD but on our trip to Disney I had fuel stops down to the exact station. I used Google maps street view. I was looking at the gas stations six weeks before we left. Not a bad idea at all.
jerem0621 03/28/15 06:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Stopping for fuel with 29' TT

I had a Gasser CC Long Bed Dually and a 31.5 ft TT. fueling was a lot of fun in that rig all hitched up.
jerem0621 03/27/15 09:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help from GMC/Chevy 1500 6.2L owners with NHT package.

The 6.2 is not designed for towing, that's why it is not offered in 2500 or 3500 trucks; The 6.0 ltr. is the 'truck' motor and has years of experience. :h The 6.2 is an all aluminum engine made to 'go fast' not pull a load, again, that is what the 6.0 is for!! Show me proof that a 6.2 has failed due to towing a heavy load? This is a great motor for the intended purpose. These things have been put in 1500's since 07...where are the motors that failed due to towing? Semantics aside...show me proof. Thanks!
jerem0621 03/27/15 05:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Amsoil OE Synthetic

Ambient temps only one factor of many...the real temperature issue or that matters is what temp does the oil itself gets to, held to...all the while being beaten up inside the ICE Ambients real metric is the temp differential and your cooling management systems capacity to reject heat (BTUs) to that ambient temp air Thanks Ben, my Van consistently sees normal operating temps of 197-203. This Pentastar has an Engine Oil Cooler that is cooled by the engine coolant. There is a 8-15 degree delta on the oil temp. The oil temp is always lower temp than the coolant. Makes me wonder if the engine oil cooler is actually an engine oil warmer. Lol I suspect when I tow heavy with the Van this will change and the oil temps will go up. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/27/15 12:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: longevity of the 3.5L ecoboost engine

Just a word of caution... Make sure you are hitched properly. beware of the upgrade bug. New bigger truck will give you confidence...that will potentially lead to looking at bigger campers....which will put you right back in the situation you are in now...meaning in a few years you will be asking about add ons to make your truck tow better with the new bigger camper. IMHO...now is the time to buy the heaviest duty truck you can afford. You are looking at 35-40k plus purchase this weekend. I'd recommend looking at F150's with the Max Tow package at a minimum. And would try for 1700-1900 lbs of payload..minimum Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/27/15 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Raising a 5th wheel without a jack

Looks like a good design. I have personally been considering the Andersen Rapid Jack. One advantage the Rapid Jack gives is the ability to chock the tire that's in the air. Just another safety item in my mind. The rapid Jack should be fairly easy to use alone too. Thanks! JeremiahBe aware that a couple people have posted that their Anderson Rapid Jack broke when used. Sounds like there could be a slight design problem, or the material was too brittle. Thanks for the heads up!
jerem0621 03/26/15 10:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Conflicting Info From Mazda Company and Mechanics:

I'd put it on a dolly. Isn't it always better to tow something 4 down if it can be done? It can be easier to hook up four down. The advantages of a good tow dolly are pretty significant. #1 is that there is no modifications to the towed vehicle #2 the dolly has its own tail lights and brakes When we were considering going to a Motorhome I was strongly considering an ACME dolly There is nothing wrong with either method, dolly or four down. Four down means you don't have to deal with the dolly at the campground. That was one of the reasons I wanted the Acme, it's light weight and built tough. One more thing about towing four down...you must have supplemental braking to stay legal and you have to have working tail lights. On edit it seems the MPV is a rear wheel drive, is this correct? If so you will need to disconnect the driveshaft to tow on a dolly or four down. Sounds like you are looking a a full trailer or a drive shaft disconnect system if they make one. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/26/15 10:07pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Companion hitch hard to latch

Do not use the hitch until this is resolved! Call B&W ASAP they have great customer service.
jerem0621 03/26/15 09:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Conflicting Info From Mazda Company and Mechanics:

I'd put it on a dolly.
jerem0621 03/26/15 09:46pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Choosing proper tow vehicle...Video

Good post Cummins. Kudos to the guy putting himself out there and making a video. Many of us have done the same thing, progressing through the tow vehicles until we get the right one. I didn't like my Dually, yet my signature says I'm saving for another.... Why? Because to RV the way we want to we need a Dually. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/26/15 09:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Amsoil OE Synthetic

Jeremiah-If your paying more for Amsoil and using those change intervals there are many, many oils that will do as good. More info at- www.bobistheoilguy.com Those guys over there at BITOG are very knowledgeable about this stuff. It's easy to get lost in some of the conversations there about oil. I intended to use Mobile 1 as I have had great service from Mobile 1 in the past. Since Mobile 1 is not Chrysler MS-6395N compliant I went with Amsoil. Cost is not a major factor as the price between 6 quarts of Mobile 1 and 6 Quarts of Amsoil OE is negligible. Not a fan of Quaker State or Pennsoil. Valvoline and Casterol have served me well in the past. I even ran Supertec for years in a 2002 Impala with no problems. This is my first experience with Amsoil... So we will see how it goes. This is the nicest vehicle we have ever owned so I am splurging some on it. Probably will do the same with my Laramie Ram I hope to buy in the next year or so too. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/26/15 07:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Amsoil OE Synthetic

If your going for 1 year oil changes are you sending your oil away for used oil analysis? I will be doing UOA's periodically...but I will not be going with a 25k mile OCI...this Amsoil OE is a 10k ish max oil. It's designed to work with OLM's and to be changed when the OLM says too...it will still be changed at 5-7k miles in my driveway. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/26/15 07:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Amsoil OE Synthetic

Just for fun I took a few pics of the Amsoil OE bottle. Here is the front http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/Truck%20Stuff/EED3067E-97DF-45CC-81EA-2B8AAE4245C3_zpsoowkedtm.jpg width=640 Back http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj109/jerem0621/Truck%20Stuff/EB919144-E335-4104-B0A8-29FA0BC8A4E8_zpsgnegkahx.jpg width=640 Looks like Amsoil AE is API certified. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/26/15 07:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Amsoil OE Synthetic

Jeremiah, If my math is correct you are changing the oil at about 5500 mile but the OLM light is coming on at 9-10000 miles. Do you not trust the longer interval? Just curious. No, I do not trust the OLM for 300k mile service life. I intend to keep this van for at least 10 years or 300k miles ish. Oil is cheap... Motors are not. I also will change the transmission fluid, coolant, belt, and plugs at 50k miles regardless of the service interval. Brakes as needed... Lol Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/26/15 06:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Amsoil OE Synthetic

Few points, I bought our van in June 14 and we just crossed 22k miles. I am about to complete the fourth Oil Change. The OLM doesn't come on until 9-10k miles. We drive a lot at highway speed. I drive hard too. Not so much drag racing launches and stuff like that. The RPM range is there to use. Right? As far as Amsoil price, the OE is $6.99 a quart and does indeed carry the Chrysler certification for my Fantastic Pentastar. This is not the $12 a quart stuff for Long OCI. The OE doesn't have a 25 k OCI. It's to be used with OLM's. Thanks for the feedback! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/26/15 01:40pm Tow Vehicles
Amsoil OE Synthetic

Wondering if anyone has any experience with this oil. I bought 6 quarts for the Fantastic Pentastar in the family Chrysler. Heard nothing but good stuff about Amsoil and this OE version meets the Chrysler Spec. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/26/15 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Raising a 5th wheel without a jack

Looks like a good design. I have personally been considering the Andersen Rapid Jack. One advantage the Rapid Jack gives is the ability to chock the tire that's in the air. Just another safety item in my mind. The rapid Jack should be fairly easy to use alone too. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/26/15 08:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Becoming diesel gunshy

Unless I was towing especially heavy (14k plus) I would be in a 6.4 Gas Hemi with MDS. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/25/15 08:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM EcoDiesel a Flop for Towing

NICE!!! Makes me feel a little more confident about the EcoDiesel. I have been waiting for this test for a while. My old 1997 F150 5.4 (Which I loved btw) with a similar load would be doing 40 MPH at best in this situation. Thanks! Jeremiah
jerem0621 03/25/15 07:02pm Tow Vehicles
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