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RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

I've had more GMs than any other, starting with a 56, and I still have a soft spot for them but all of them since the 90s had really aggravating electric gremlins and flimsy/chincy window regulators and interior parts, not to mention the rattles, I needed a change. Simply put, much of the quality has gone away. If you've had better luck, stay with whatever you like. Craig
C Schomer 04/26/21 10:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Basics of Lithium conversion... I'm lost!

I'm back and I'm going to keep my lead acid batteries and replace the FlowRite caps. My Duracell egc2's are only 4 y.o. And the plates still look great. Besides that, Online searches don't show any gc2 agms in stock anywhere. Craig
C Schomer 04/25/21 11:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Basics of Lithium conversion... I'm lost!

Nice... that's simple! I just looked and my Duracells are EGC2 and 75 amps/120 min. per battery. Now that I think about it... I've used "starting" AGM's in a previous truck. Isn't that the red and yellow tops? I think one mfgr went to China and there was one that stayed here. Do you know the mfgr that stayed here? I'll start shopping. Craig
C Schomer 04/20/21 05:11pm Tech Issues
Basics of Lithium conversion... I'm lost!

I did a search and it's mostly Greek... to me. I'd like to know the key points for, hopefully, a straight across lead/acid to lithium conversion. My old Flow-Rite watering system just overflowed 2 cells (GRRRR) and I'm thinking this might be the time to convert. So far I see that SiO2 is better than Li but I don't know why or what the difference is, and charging is much simpler for lithium and not so fussy. I currently have 2 of the bigger Sams 6gc's that have dimensions and specs similar to T-105s, 2 X 120 watt panels and a Morning Star controller with remote panel/setpoint, that the PO installed. I don't use an inverter for any 120ac loads. I'm nearly always plugged in to 120. I have no big 12vdc loads... my 5er has full LED lighting but I use a 12vdc bipap for very rare boondocking. The biggest addition might be a 12vdc fridge, someday. Is there 6v and 12v lithium batteries? I seldom need the capacity I have now but I don't want to give it up, for the times I need the 12vdc bipap. Can I get similar capacity with lithiums and also fit the 2 x 6gc foot print? How much capacity to run a 12vdc fridge? Do I need a different solar controller or just reprogram my existing one? Thanks bunches! Craig
C Schomer 04/20/21 04:38pm Tech Issues
RE: After market exhaust brake reliability and effectiveness

Sorry, I didn't think the 09 had a VGT.
C Schomer 04/20/21 02:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Question

I wouldn't buy a diesel for what the OP wants to do. I've also towed with a half ton gasser but I outgrew it so darn fast so I would never have less than a 2500. It took me nine years to outgrow my 2500. Craig
C Schomer 04/18/21 11:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Operational problems with new diesel pickups

Take care of that 09 and drive it as long as you possibly can. I have a 12 Dodge that's very reliable and that's my plan. Craig
C Schomer 04/18/21 11:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: After market exhaust brake reliability and effectiveness

You're lucky if you DON'T have a VGT and you don't want one either. Get an in-line exhaust brake. I've had a Pac brake for several years on a previous truck and now a BD exhaust break for a few years and they both work great. It also sounds like the electric operated brand works well too. I want on board air no matter what so I use the compressed air operated inline brakes. Craig
C Schomer 04/18/21 10:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Uneven Dually tire wear

A lower psi tire make it smaller and it gets drug by the bigger tire and that dragging wears them down and overheats them. Maybe that wasn't your problem but that's why we see so many blown tire pieces parts on the roads. Did that tire ever have a leak and run for awhile at lower pressure before it was repaired? Once worn smaller, it wouldn't get any better. You might have had a poor quality tire, also. Craig
C Schomer 04/11/21 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Glacier National Park starting ticketed Entry

Does the Senior Pass still work to drive through the NPs? Is the extra $25/$35 pass only if you don't have a Senior Pass? Craig
C Schomer 04/11/21 12:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why do you Cummins guys want more gears

C Schomer 04/05/21 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do you Cummins guys want more gears

Cummins like to be driven like a getaway car and I enjoy running it that way, occasionally, so I don't have a problem with 6 spds. I regularly tow 15k in the mtns. at +120 and my stock 68rfe is also holding up great. I LOVE THIS DODGE!
C Schomer 04/04/21 11:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Glacier National Park starting ticketed Entry

We used to go across the Royal Gorge bridge, go to RedRocks Park, go over Trail Ridge and anywhere else at anytime. Starting June 4, it will cost $25/day or $35/ week for RMNP but the senior pass still works so why is the extra charge necessary? I think it's our Q governor at work. He jacked up hunting fees as soon as he was in office. Craig
C Schomer 04/04/21 10:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Prest-O-Fit Sewer Hoses

I have several hoses and fittings that are about 13 years old and the female ends are shrinking so I ground down all the male fittings to make sure that they don't split those old shrunken ends
C Schomer 03/29/21 08:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Crushed F-150

I saw a friend drop his fiver on a 2000 Ford three-quarter ton and I've seen other beds and they weren't damaged too badly. It must be the aluminum bed. Craig
C Schomer 03/27/21 05:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

My first 5er was when I had a 1/2t SB and that was even a 96. It was within all the ratings and the 25' length, 7' width made it the most fun we ever had for Boondocking. I was also in a Midwest storm that was blowing trucks over and it was still a one finger on the steering wheel drive for me. There's NO reason the right combo won't work fine. Or just get a TT and he won't have a thing to worry about... like the F350 that was hanging over the bridge or this F150 I saw last October 11th... https://i.imgur.com/BVau3arl.jpg
C Schomer 03/25/21 07:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

The neg. to the lights can't be tapped into or seperate the neg. that goes only to the lights I want to dim... It's all in the ceiling and walls. I can only access the POS. At the switch. Is dimming possible? I could use lightning55s switch if it's for LEDs... I would only needed a neg. to the switch, according to the diagram. Thanks!
C Schomer 03/22/21 07:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

Ooopps, double post
C Schomer 03/22/21 07:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

Lightning 55 please post ordering info for that switch...that's exactly what I need. I ordered a dimmer for my ceiling LEDs and it does the dimming through the gnd. wire instead of the 12+. The wiring and color codes are right on the back of your switch. I hope it's rated for LEDs. My light switch panel has no gnd... Just 12 POS coming in and all the switch legs going out but it will be easy to pull a neg. I found an awesome 5k temp/5300 lumens dimmable led sticky strip to convert my fluorescant ceiling lights. Super white, no hint of blue or yellow. Ill try to find the info from Amazon for anyone who's interested. Here it is to copy/paste https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PUY74TG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1
C Schomer 03/22/21 12:35am Tech Issues
RE: Truck Shopping for Fiver

^^^ nice! My 12 does very well towing 15k with 3.73/68rfe. I tow fast so the 3.73 are great and the trans is doing quite well but the deep first of the Aisin would be nice, but not a must.
C Schomer 03/20/21 05:05pm Tow Vehicles
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