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RE: New Ram redesign

... I wish the RAM's were "Assembled" in USA instead of Mexico like my two 98's were in St Louis. But given a choice I prefer my Cummins engine that is Made/Assembled in Columbus, IN. When researching the Nissan with 5L Cummins V8, I read that the 5L Cummins' CGI block came from Brazil, the Heads from Mexico and the Holset Turbo from England (owned by Cummins). Designed, engineered and assembled in Columbus IN. Suspect any new model coming out of Columbus will have more international components as Cummins expands worldwide. The raw block does come from Brazil for the 6.7. It is machined in Columbus.
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 06:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Impressions from an internet shopper

1000 ft lbs and how much torque management, under what conditions will they be able to release it. I know they have a great tranny, but you need transfer cases, u-joints, drive lines, rear ends, wheels and tires and drivers that can handle it. Or you just dumb it down with Torque Management! Turn that much loose and you will not be able to keep it on the road when it rains. Maybe full time four wheel drive? You can get yourself in trouble real quick with the current Power Stroke if you don't know what your doing... Anyways the new Super Duty weight savings from the aluminum body panels was reinvested in upgraded and stronger drivetrain components. The 6 speed Torque Shift transmission doesn't have the torque management like the 5 speed Torque Shift transmission did. With aluminum weight savings hopefully they can get the F450's RAWR up from a low 9,100# to at least what the RAM's 3500 is at 9,750#.
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 04:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Impressions from an internet shopper

"I'm hearing about some rumors about a new Duramax and I'm certain they won't be in last place on the power levels." They will no doubt have a NEW Allison that will handle more power and an updated DMax for sure very soon.
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 04:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy diesel questions and concerns

Your neighbor does not have a clue! When towing ALWAYS use TH and EB. I run them ALL the time, I hardly touch my brakes running solo.
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 04:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone switch from a motor home to a fifth wheel?

I have about 200K invested in this combo. To get a similar MH in quality I would spend at least 400K or more, then there is the expense of a hitch and toad. I would assume insurance would be more for the MH and Toad. The comments I hear most from the husband why a MH they will say they like seeing out ahead while driving. MH owners that have owned a 5er will say they miss all the room in a 5er. Most people I have talked to will say they prefer a 5er after owning both of similar length and quality. http://i.imgur.com/o6WJsyHl.jpg
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 04:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thinking About This 5th Wheel

The unit GVWR is 15K. Most likely you will exceed that, most do. Lets say you are 15K the min pin is 3,000# that is most unlikely also. Easily can be 25 percent @ 3,750#. Truck tow rating is really attainable with a gooseneck since they are closer to 15 percent pin.
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 03:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: We just put a deposit down on our 1st 5th wheel

Highly advise when fully loaded go to the Cat scales. I guarantee your numbers will VARY! Nice first 5er!!!
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 03:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: engine brake while towing?

All this debate is very nice, BUT the bottom line is if you want confident controlled descent on a steep grade or any grade choose what speed you are comfortable with and manually select the gear that puts you in about 2500RPM's or more at that speed. It's SO simple, just TRY IT!!! Bottom line experiment. Pretty much what I do, as I said on page 4 :B I LIKE to experiment while driving, like when coming to a up hill grade you know you will be dropping a gear on. I drop a gear and lightly apply pedal pressure then let off when the pedal goes down. What that does is keeps the speed from dropping from a set 60 to 57 then having to play catch up and using more fuel. Computers are great but so far they can not see what is ahead. Big problem is these people that get a Diesel with EB/TH for the first time. All I can say to them is to listen to others that have been there and done that and simply have an open mind and play with all the settings. I will say descending with cruise on feels strange at first! Just get used to the + and - for speed control with your thumb. No different than the brake pedal and accelerator pedal.
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 03:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: engine brake while towing?

All this debate is very nice, BUT the bottom line is if you want confident controlled descent on a steep grade or any grade choose what speed you are comfortable with and manually select the gear that puts you in about 2500RPM's or more at that speed. It's SO simple, just TRY IT!!! Bottom line experiment. EDIT, Choose speed and turn on cruise control. Then one can hit the + or - to adjust speed as needed.
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 03:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: First Step

The one with adjustable legs look nice. Some I have seen like pictured above are not as wide as our steps and I would think that could be a problem?
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 03:33am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New Ram redesign

And if Trump builds his wall how are you going to get your trucks over it? ?????? Driving bringing NAFTA allowed Taco 6.7 Power Strokes North. http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/general-6-7-discussion/147793-6-7-made-mexico.html#/forumsite/20554/topics/147793?page=1 Kinda a shocker to some! Like when you tell people their REESE 5er hitch is Made in Mexico or their Curt 5er hitch is Made in China. I wish the RAM's were "Assembled" in USA instead of Mexico like my two 98's were in St Louis. But given a choice I prefer my Cummins engine that is Made/Assembled in Columbus, IN.
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 03:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Diesel

Interesting the transmission has been flushed 6 times.... I don't know if that's good or bad? :) I've always been in the camp of drain/fill as opposed to flushing but usually flush at manufacturer specs on a new truck to keep the warranty gods happy. That's a pretty remarkable story. For a complete change I do a fluid exchange, no issues at all. Yea I have always heard "flushing" was bad.
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 03:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which brand of def fluid.

well, I am down to just over 1/4 tank left on 2015 Ram 3500 had taken truck in to dealer for a look at the exhaust brake. he quoted me 35.00 for each 2 1/2 gal containers. stopped by Wal-Mart. SuperTech 7.88 Blue Def is 11.97. can I use the Wal-Mart brand DuperTech without warranty problems I have used one 2.5 G from them with no problems and several of the Blue. I have recently started using the pumps at the truck stops with no issues at all, for around $2.75 per gallon.
Cummins12V98 05/29/16 03:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Diesel

Here's a recent 6.7 PSD that was traded in with ~800k miles. Engine and transmission hasn't been touched. http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q624/FishOnOne/image_0ce4ecf253e7b72c1c3595d5dcef4120ad4325381_zpsbztlwzxb.jpeg width=600 Miracles do happen, must have had AMZ/OIL bow to stern. ;)
Cummins12V98 05/28/16 02:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is ram air suspension needed?

I would not recommend the 2500 with any fifth wheel, except the very lightest ones. You would only have the cargo capacity for a travel trailer with a 2500 truck. Get the 3500 truck, if you think the pin weight will be less than 2,600 pounds dry, or 3,200 ready to roll down the road. Yes the pin weight goes way up when you fill it with camping gear and 60 - 80 gallons of water. If you want a really nice fifth wheel, such as Grand Teton, then a dually is almost a requirement, and sure makes it more stable. Air ride makes it nice when not towing, to soften the suspension. With all that extra weight back there, traditional springs will soften out a bit while towing, but sightseeing without the trailer can be a bit rough, until you let out some air! Have fun with the new truck! Fred. So can the 2500 carry/pull a 41' 5er, well depends a bit on the weight and the Pin, but if you are buying NEW, WHY??? To get a 3500 SRW, is about $1,000 more than a 2500, you will drop that much doctoring up a 2500 to make it tow maybe OK. If I was thinking that big, I would be looking at a 3500 DRW, just for the added capacity. Here is my scale weight at the DRV factory. I can attest to how well the factory rear air ride works on the 3500's. Truck has 9,580# on the 4 rear tires. Pin is 24.55 percent. http://i.imgur.com/DEaDyvOl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/zGoImuQl.jpg
Cummins12V98 05/28/16 01:59pm Tow Vehicles
First Step

We just had our RV at MORryde and had a 3" riser added between the IS system and the bottom of the frame. So the problem we how have is about a one foot drop from the lowest step to the ground. NOT SAFE!!! What seems to be the best portable single step out there? Thanks!
Cummins12V98 05/28/16 01:48pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ya Know Whats Comming Don't Ya???

My Wife and I truly missed you both at MayMadness this year!!!!!!!
Cummins12V98 05/28/16 01:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Ram redesign

"Hang tight the new 2017 Super Duty specs are going to be released this summer. I'm certain the power ratings will be impressive." Let's hope so, they have had 18 years to come up with a awesome truck. Notice I said truck.
Cummins12V98 05/28/16 01:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram redesign

"I don't agree with Fish much but am fully on board with this. The grills and tailgates on some of the newer Rams are hideous. " Completely agree!
Cummins12V98 05/28/16 01:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram redesign

The current ram was designed by Daimler so it will be interesting to see what the next gen truck looks like with the fiat designers. I will say that the latest grills for the rebel and the limited is not inspiring. I am thinking the 10-12 you are correct. Thinking FCA is responsible for the 13+ trucks.
Cummins12V98 05/28/16 01:24pm Tow Vehicles
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