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RE: Is ram air suspension needed?

A general rule is the pin will be 20% of the total weight. 20% of 16k would be 3200 lbs on the pin. Although a SRW would most likely handle it nowadays I'd go with the DRW just for the stability in the mountain roads. YMMV
45Ricochet 05/26/16 09:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Safety recall

That's a bunch of trucks with possible bad brakes. Another link
45Ricochet 05/26/16 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: engine brake while towing?

Oh no I've created a monster (or two!) That's okay, it's been rather slow this year. Guys needed some good keyboard drills anyway :W Just be glad you have a exhaust brake. They were not common at all about 10 years ago in pickups. I heard the other two camps talking about grade braking transmissions etc but I knew first hand my Ram had the best braking truck on the market. Forward ahead a decade they all have em now. Guess who had the "better idea" :B Anyway use it and enjoy the nice cool service brakes very little. OBTW sold the Ram with 120k miles with OEM brakes with about 50% towing 15k lbs in the Rocky Mountain states :B NEVER ride your service brakes down a grade like someone suggested. Hit em hard if needed, then let them cool just like trains.
45Ricochet 05/25/16 08:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram redesign

I took the Cummins 6.7 factory tour at the CMEP plant at Columbus, IN today. Word is that they will no longer build the 6.7 for Freightliner for the 2017 model year as they do now. It will be built at another plant, can't remember what one. Big news is they are working on the 2019 6.7 Cummins for the RAM trucks. The Columbus facility will only be building the 6.7 for the RAM at the Cummins Columbus Facility for 2017 and beyond. Soooo your saying the 6.7 will still be available for the lower end DP's ? There is a bunch of MH's using the 6.7 power plant mated to a Allison 2500 or 3000 lately.
45Ricochet 05/25/16 08:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC/Chevy Baby diesel, What can you tow with it?

What ever it tows it had better be skinny cause the mirrors suck IMO :B
45Ricochet 05/25/16 04:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pre-emissions diesel trucks seen high priced to me.

Hey I saw a 2005ish Ford F350 Dually on a car lot just yesterday for under $11k :W The ten years we had our previous Ram cost us $12k from the new price vs what we got for it. Thats right at $100 per month for depreciation.
45Ricochet 05/25/16 04:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "10 Ram 2500 diesel owners

I had a 2010 2500. Here is the problems i had, repeatedly would not come out of park and dlr was not able to find the problem. I did some research and fond that it was the shift interlock, told them so but they wouldnt believe me because the part was labeled as a bracket. Ignition switch was faulty and key would get stuck in it. Transmission filter fell off inside pan at 25k mi. After they had to come and get it from the GMC dlr 15min after picking it up from them trying to fix coming out of park problem the general mgr at Dodge dlr called me and said they would do whatever it took to fix it. After the filter fell off i bought a GMC before they had it fixed. Otherwise it was a nice truck that rode and pulled well. No injector line problems :W
45Ricochet 05/23/16 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: RollingRock's F250 scared me on last trip

At least it wasn't a hail storm :W
45Ricochet 05/22/16 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins 6.7 mileage

Boy 10-11 MPG sounds great to me :W
45Ricochet 05/21/16 07:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "10 Ram 2500 diesel owners

How heavy/big of a 5th wheel? Generally 3500 SRW are much better for 5th wheels vs 2500's. Chris As has been stated, no DEF and the older style frame. Be aware that pre DEF 6.7 Cummins has a lower MPG than the DEF versions... usually 2-3 MPG worse. Lower HP and torque than a newer model as well. For the right price its a great truck, but don't overpay because of the Cummins name... X2 on both. Shop for a DEF truck.
45Ricochet 05/21/16 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fram Air Hog filters

Oiled filter seem to do fine in a gasser engine, not so much with a diesel engine. Unless you like less filtration and more sound:W
45Ricochet 05/21/16 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ridgelines leaving the factory

Who wants to shovel a yard of gravel out of any truck anyway :H I gave that idea up years ago, but maybe the younger guys still do it.
45Ricochet 05/20/16 09:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My Traveling Poll, Results.....

I don't know anyone from Tacoma, nor their neighbor, whom also would be from Tacoma, that might own a Tacoma, ....but I may, one day...or not.... Jim That what I say when we have taco's at home. I need another Taco Ma :W
45Ricochet 05/19/16 04:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My Traveling Poll, Results.....

GM's new Silverado 3500 Dually is a beautiful truck! h LOL Yeah from the drivers side, but that DEF tank hanging down under the passenger seat is horrible looking IMO. And don't tell me GM don't know where the DEF fill should be as the Colorado and Canyon have the DEF fill hole right next to the diesel hole just like Ram and Ford. That hood fill hole is poor at best. Oops I just spilled some DEF on my fender in Arizona in August heat of 110F. Yeah great looking trucks just like the other two brands IMO.
45Ricochet 05/18/16 10:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My Traveling Poll, Results.....

Sure is a bunch of new recruits, err fish troll comments, err new members lately :W Life is good eh Marty :B
45Ricochet 05/18/16 09:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 06 CTD, FASS pump or Air Dog?, Oh MY

Your 06 CP.3 failed? I take it you never ran any additives such as Opti Lube? That looks nice Don, good job.
45Ricochet 05/18/16 10:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Diesel

I believe when T&P said 5.7 diesel he meant he has a 5.7 diesel. The 5.7 diesel was a GM engines brought out in the 80's that proved to be, like Turtle said, a junk engine. But, even junk engines sometime last 30 years without giving any trouble. I had the pleasure of owning a 5.7 diesel. What a POS engine. Climbing the grapevine one year I had big rigs passing me, uphill!
45Ricochet 05/18/16 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ridgelines leaving the factory

I'm lazy what exactly is their payload and can they be towed 4 down? I'm guessing less than 1k and NO. Nice little car though :B
45Ricochet 05/17/16 09:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Diesel

I've had no issues from my '15. Lots of power and it pulls my fifth wheel effortlessly. It's also very easy to maintain with how they locate all the filters. I changed both fuel filters and the air filter in 10-15 minutes not too long ago. I'd buy again in a second if I had to. I just changed my oil and oil filter this afternoon on my Power Stroke. Took all of 20 minutes tops. Nice thing is there's no crazy gimmicks to cap the oil filter, no saran wrap, no removing the air filter tubing non sense. Just a simple unscrew oil filter and drop it into the oil pan like God intended. :B That's great to hear that Ford made things so easy!! I heard that since the 6.Oh and 6.4 problem Ford started to make changing engines much easier for the mechanic for the 6.7. Like turbo's that are held onto the engine with 1/4 turn fasteners so when they blow the turbo's are easy to R&R. The valve covers and heads now come with Dzus fasteners so when the valve heads start falling off of the stems they are not too bad to change out. The radiators now come with quick disconnects on the hoses so when the radiator takes a dump you can change it on the road. and your vacation is saved. The glow plugs that fall off into the cylinder are pretty easy to replace, but it will take out the entire engine. Anyway it's good to see Ford is making things easier for the mechanics and homeowners like you Fish. :B ROTFLMAO I think Ford also eliminated almost half the bolts for a cab off repair in 2011 forward MY. Less time means more profit for someone :B
45Ricochet 05/17/16 09:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My Traveling Poll, Results.....

My observation of truck brands was closer to 50/50 Ram and Ford with GM bringing up a very low third. I remember back in 2004-2005 the transport companies wouldn't hire on a Ford truck :W They have come a long way.
45Ricochet 05/17/16 11:13am Tow Vehicles
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