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RE: Diamond Shield

This procedure How to super clean your windshield has worked very well for me. I do it to the towed and the coach. Thanks Yes it was a long time ago that I tried it and I didn't use the wet rag to clear it off. It was also in spray bottle form, not liquid. 0000 gauge though :B I'll give it another shot now.
45Ricochet 08/15/15 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins 5.9L fuel pump problems

Sluper, the block problem is a 53 block, not a 50 block just for those reading this. I am also doing the FASS pump in my RV before it leaves my lot again. Yes indeed block 53 was in Rams and MH's. Can't remember the VIN code for em but they were from Brazil. They are fixable before a rod goes south, but expensive. The next biggest flaw is this VP44 pump. I thought these were all 12 valve engines up till 1999 when the 24 valve engine was introduced :H
45Ricochet 08/15/15 08:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2007 GMC 2500 DuraMax

As some have pointed out, 2007 was the transition year. If it is the old body style, it is the LBZ Duramax, the most desirable of the older Duramax trucks, and if it is a crew cab 4x4 it will bring a lot of money with those miles. Old body style, plus 8th digit of the VIN# should be a D if this is the LBZ. If it is the newer body style, it has all the emissions **** on it, so it's not worth near as much, but still will bring a very good price due to the low miles. X2 Those nice last years before emissions changed bring in a nice resale value, especially with low mileage Rams and Chevy's. The following 3 years of the bell curve where not near as nice for all the trucks while in the emission learning stage. Like crcr said, look up that VIN as its a big price difference.
45Ricochet 08/13/15 09:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diamond Shield

Our travels were in the dry West. We also took care of it - always used a protectant and kept it washed with no bugs left on it. What protectant are you talking about? 303 or what? Now how about some help with windshields :B I have used Rain-X in the past but wasn't impressed in our vehicles. Wipers seem to drag more. And it took some vinegar to remove the stuff :E Am I missing something or what. Thanks
45Ricochet 08/13/15 09:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quality Class A makers

One thing is certain, you ask for folks on here to tell you the best quality brand - 99% of the time the advice will be what they own. LOL ain't that the truth :B Same happens over in the tow vehicle section. As far as campers, most components are from outside vendors which many share the same components right down to the frame, engines and transmissions. A faucet leaks, good grief fix it be on your way. So you got a unit made on Friday or Monday :W
45Ricochet 08/13/15 08:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing without a car braking system??

Wow I now know what topics gets this forum going :B Over on the tow vehicle site its GVWR vs GAWR and DRW or SRW or short bed or long bed. I won't mention Ford vs GM vs Ram or diesel vs Gas :W The weight wars never end over there, but never a brake war :E That is over on the 5er forum :R
45Ricochet 08/13/15 07:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possibly Downsizing to SRW from DRW

Depends on the truck camper size, I know if I had a TC it would be on a DRW truck especially if you do a bunch of mountain driving.
45Ricochet 08/13/15 04:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just where do you get 40" wiper blades?

Think I found some from Trico, part # 67-401. Thanks for the help. LINK $59 at a local auto parts store but they have to order them. Amazon has em for $49 with free shipping and no tax :)
45Ricochet 08/13/15 04:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Road steering

I test drove a 03 40 ft Newmar Dutchstar with a Freightliner chassis yesterday and constantly had to correct the steering to make it go straight. It seamed that I was always over steering.Is this a problem with a Spartan chassis also and what year was that problem corrected Welcome to club :B This MH is much different driving than our dually and fiver, just wait for a windy day :W I haven't had it on a straight road or interstate yet but on the small country roads its been a hand full for me. Can't wait till I'm not a rookie at it. I only have about 700 miles driving it so I'm sure the newness will wear off at some point.
45Ricochet 08/13/15 10:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins 5.9L fuel pump problems

Many guys with that era of Cummins in Ram trucks put lift pumps on them I believe. Your pump is the VP44? which have been known to have issues in my readings over the the Cummins forum.
45Ricochet 08/13/15 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing without a car braking system??

Ours is kind of new to us and only towed about 250 miles so far. The towed vehicle brake only came on 2 times for about a second. I figured if I really had a hard braking situation it would engage more and longer. Gain set to 3 on the Patriot. IINM it is law to have one in many states.
45Ricochet 08/13/15 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel in storage for over 8 months

Unhook the battery minder, then get behind the wheel, start the thing and go. The oil is fine. The garage "breathes" a little due to temperature swings. The crankcase breathes a little of the garage air due to even smaller temperature swings. X2 Dads sits for 6/7 months doing the same you do and never changes the oil before he starts driving it. Don X3 I have done this the past 5 years or so. One year I pulled a sample from the fumto drain valve and sent it out to Blackstone for testing. In their report the guy laughed and said " oil don't go bad just setting there". My biggest concern would be the fuel starting to slime up. But you treated that also so you should be good to go IMO.
45Ricochet 08/13/15 10:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Repair or Replace

Exactly how old is this town car? Surly not the 2014 in your sig.
45Ricochet 08/13/15 10:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2016 Colorado diesel rating released

Hey Troy, if you can call me "old " I can certainly call you kiddo according to Ric. :W All my 4 sons are older than you I believe, but we had them while still young 18-24. Heck my oldest grand kid is 21 now :B
45Ricochet 08/12/15 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2016 Colorado diesel rating released

I know someone that went out to buy a Colorado and came home with a 1500 crew cab for the same price with the same options. This one came in right at $29k before taxes. http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss253/rick83864/New%20Phaeton/2015%20GMC%20Canyon/20150730_154442.jpg width=640 Very few options though, bigger engine, 4x4, tow package. Funny no mirror adjustment switch
45Ricochet 08/12/15 10:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2016 Colorado diesel rating released

At least you didn't mention the "brand" this time Troy. Baby steps are a start kiddo :B
45Ricochet 08/11/15 08:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2016 Colorado diesel rating released

Wonder what the unladen weight difference is? Ours was 4360 lbs with 3/4 of a tank of fuel ( no people).
45Ricochet 08/11/15 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
New 2016 Colorado diesel rating released

LINK Wow a huge increase of 700 lbs more more tow rating than the gasser for almost $4k. Glad I didn't need the diesel option :W
45Ricochet 08/11/15 07:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Exaust brake 2011 F350

I thought they were stock starting in 2011 :H Heard they were kind of tricky, had to tap the brake pedal or something like that.
45Ricochet 08/11/15 03:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 GMC Canyon on the Ike Gauntlet

OK I'll bite.... How about a picture of that bad boy! :W I picked it up on 7-30 and took it directly to have the base plate installed, about 120 miles at the RV dealership. They were really busy but got it done within a week. LOL you know how hard it is to buy a new vehicle and not have it the 1st week :W Anyway here is a photo in front of Bretz RV in Missoula Montana before the install. Towed like a charm about 200 miles home, except for road construction got it really dirty really fast. I was a bit concerned when signing the paperwork, it listed the weight as 5900 lbs. I ask the people at the dealership, WTF is that all about? No real response other than that was the weight of the truck I guess. Scaled it first real day I had it and it came in at 4360 lbs with no passengers, 3/4 fuel. Mileage don't look to good though, light foot to CDA and back DIC reported 22.5 MPG. Nice little grocery getter as thats about all we needed nowadays. Parking in the lots was much better also, toad only :W http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss253/rick83864/New%20Phaeton/2015%20GMC%20Canyon/20150730_154444.jpg width=640
45Ricochet 08/11/15 06:34am Tow Vehicles
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