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RE: RAM 2500 Oil.

Well I don't know fellas. I own a 2001 Ford F250 Power Stroke 7.3 I change the oil every 2500 miles. Once changed I can read through it for over 1000 miles. After reading all these posts about black oil I had to go out and check mine just had it changed 600 miles ago still looks like it just came out of the bottle. Clear and clean. OK little smokey but still very clean. So how long are you guys going before you change your oil? Oh one more thing--- It never even leaves the garage less it has some sort of trailer attached to it so it's a work horse for sure Two entirely different beasts, 7.3 Power Stroke and the CTD, Cummins uses multi injection events, pre, main and third. Third injection is just after main combustion injection, small amount of fuel is injected to aid in reducing exhaust emissions, the result is some of the soot from the last injection event ends up in the oil making it black. Will have no lasting effect on the engine as long as oil changes are done at correct intervals, as you would do for any engine, to make em last. Good info but there is a tuner to eliminate that 3rd injection :W Err I didn't say that Jerry Brown.......
45Ricochet 05/27/15 10:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 2500 Oil.

Pretty normal with my 5.9 Cummins. Maybe not as black, but its black pretty fast.
45Ricochet 05/27/15 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Things you see in Europe

http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss253/rick83864/Europe%202012/126.jpg width=640 http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss253/rick83864/IMG_1683.jpg width=640 But I mostly saw lots of these :W http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss253/rick83864/Europe%202012/024.jpg width=640
45Ricochet 05/27/15 10:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Truck For Mountain Driving

They call it a " Long Hauler" or something like that. Mega cab long bed with a big fuel tank. No three point turns for it though :W
45Ricochet 05/27/15 09:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: CEO Of Chrysler, Marchionne In Merger Talks With GM?

That does not mean it is over. He clearly wants to merge to create a larger company to save costs. Article Yes I agree in his attempt and so does Wall Street. LINK This is a bigger scale model but has anyone noticed how the grocery chains have diminished over the last couple of decades? Almost all food related companies have changed their name brands lately. Bigger is cheaper and will make more profit for a share holder. Companies take over other companies ( along with the brand name) all the time. Hostess cake rings a bell here, but dang that date code on the Twinkie sure got a lot longer :W I would agree though, the car line is almost over certainly. Who ever the buyer is they'll keep the Ram and Jeep lineup only. Bet it's VW and Sergio can cash in on what is a large stock price increase since he took over. Happy Oktoberfest guys :B
45Ricochet 05/26/15 07:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.6L Duramax-Lift Pump Suggestions

Thanks everyone what I thought was obvious and already done I shouldn't assume. I will start with the fuel filter and go on from there. On Youtube they show removing the inner fenderwell to access the filter is there any other way? I believe that is the easiest way to do it from what I've read. Kind of like a cab off for major work :W
45Ricochet 05/26/15 07:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: trailer not fitting site

You don't have to worry about driving up to the Glacier's :W I think the name of the road is something like " highway to the sun ". It's pretty steep and they will stop you if by some chance you missed one of the signs. I usually camp outside of both these parks and take day trips into them with just the TV.
45Ricochet 05/25/15 10:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator for 5th wheel RV

Most onboard generators are Onan brand. I had on in my previous 5er but I now have twin Honda's. I miss the on board generator and wish I had invested in one instead of the Hondas. It is so much hassle to get the Honda out for a lunch stop. I really enjoyed the push button convenience of the Onan. Yeah nothing like doing nothing to get power. DW can power it up when I'm busy doing something else. You can always start it up and run both A/C's prior to a campsite arrival also. Not to loud either.
45Ricochet 05/25/15 10:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Truck For Mountain Driving

I think your a full of it, I don't beleave you use cruise control going up the passes on the west coast with a 5th wheel of that size with ease. I'd like to know how fast you are going do to the fact I have followed and passed many Dodge's with fifth wheels over the passes out here doing 45mph, thus I don't beleave you cruise control is on I don't think his comment is to far out of line. HERE'S video with a similar weighted truck and grade. Think it will be well worth your time (12 minutes I think) for a bit of education. FWIW all three move this amount nicely now days.
45Ricochet 05/24/15 07:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Truck For Mountain Driving

FACT, RAM is SAE J2807 rated to tow a combined 37,900#, the other two just make claims with no independent testing to back them up.. Has the strongest auto with the Aisin. A true medium duty trans with the dependable true medium duty Cummins. the 13 and newer RAM trucks are truly amazing. The rear air ride is really nice. Maintains the exact same ride height no matter what the load up to rear axle rating. Pic below with the 15 RAM hooked to 07 MS with over 5K pin. I tow the West Coast all the time, just set the cruise control go up the passes and down with ease. The exhaust brake is awesome! Do your self a favor and test drive one. This combo will scale at about 31K. http://i.imgur.com/qCONguJl.jpg Does the new RV have THREE A/C units?
45Ricochet 05/24/15 10:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires/max wear

Just My Opinion Ron but those new ones won't last either with that pressure. Your center belts are taking a beating from over inflation. Pretty sure I know tires, ask Chris where he bought his Duravis R250's tires from for his RV. :W And you didn't mention male baldness pattern :B so I assume I struck a nerve :E
45Ricochet 05/23/15 09:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Brakes question

One last question that just came up. I see that BOTH wires on the NEW brakes are black colored. Since they are both the same, I assume this means there is no issue with polarity ? BOTH of the wires on the original are white, but again don't appear to have any polarity issue. Can anyone confirm or offer suggestions for insuring they are connected correctly for best performance. It don't matter which one you use.
45Ricochet 05/23/15 04:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: dual batteries

Ours came stock with everything off one post also/ 2- 12's. Switched to 6V batteries and everything is off one post again. I guess your manufacture figured the three slides needed their own power source for some reason? Just me but I want all the power I can get when bringing those slides in, especially the BIG one.
45Ricochet 05/22/15 08:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel Question... diesel and gas

Hey I spun a Detroit backwards once upon a time when learning to drive. Care to guess what year? Hint.... it was a cab-over Pete hauling belly dumps ( which didn't release from the cab half the time)
45Ricochet 05/22/15 08:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires/max wear

Just me but 80 is about 15 PSI to much on your fronts. Clearly the center sipeing is almost gone and the outers are in fine shape. Surprised the side walls lasted that long though from what I've read :W Hey now that I look at it your outside rear is showing almost the same pattern. They kind of look like a male baldness pattern :B And I know hair buddy.
45Ricochet 05/22/15 07:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Time gets AWAY

Yeah after doing a little maintenance this past week, I feel the same. Just can't talk myself into a new $65k truck when I have this one. She does everything I need with very little maintenance. She's garaged so she has aged well :W https://forums.woodalls.com/SharedContent/cfb/memberphotos/23166366/rig/rvpic4.jpg width=640
45Ricochet 05/21/15 09:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fuel Question... diesel and gas

Jesssss Jerem Sure hope he was single :W And before this goes to long, no PM's to him please....
45Ricochet 05/21/15 09:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires/max wear

Bridgestone Duravis R500 HD. Not real good in Winter though.
45Ricochet 05/21/15 12:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fuel Question... diesel and gas

Diesel is a bunch cleaner than it was a decade ago. Boy I remember the mess all around a diesel island. Needed gloves and booties so you wouldn't track it into your vehicle. Not to bad now days. Not so much any longer but way back when someone told me diesel was a byproduct of making gas. It's pretty amazing looking down the exhaust pipe of a modern diesel engine, clean as a whistle.
45Ricochet 05/21/15 11:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Now I've seen it all...

Well first we lost this generation's ability to drive a standard transmission and now we are grooming the next generation to not be able to back up a trailer :W
45Ricochet 05/21/15 10:18am Tow Vehicles
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