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RE: Back and forth between F250/Ram 2500

" Ram mirrors offer poor visibility when folded in and still stick out as far as when they are folded out." Not true as seen in the pics below. I did not measure but they are close to 5" narrower when down. I do agree the spots are not as good when the mirrors are down, that's why I leave mine up ALL the time. http://i.imgur.com/xrc14rXl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/I1ngggBl.jpg
Cummins12V98 02/08/16 04:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Back and forth between F250/Ram 3500

Nope, the Cummins will not be as "Peppy" as a Duramax or Scorpion, but it is a lot more torquey. This torque is what moves the load, HP is what makes it go fast. Look at Cummins12V98 signature moving 37,800# with 385hp and 865 FT. LB. of TORQUE! He does this all over the west coast, up and down hills and mountains. I run at 19,500# combined and only have about 280hp and 560 lb. ft. of torque, and do just fine in the hills with a 3.55 rear end. One last thing to think about Ford makes the Scorpion engine, making them the sole suppler of OEM parts. Cummins builds not only the 6.7, and supply parts for the 5.9, and OTR truck engines. I can go to a Ram dealer for parts, or Cummins NW locally for parts, it never ceases to amaze me that I get the best prices at Cummins NW. Small correction, my combined load is 32,500#. The truck is rated for 37,800#. Yes the truck handles the load confidently!
Cummins12V98 02/08/16 10:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

"Do you know where the Aisin transmission is from? " Fairly certain it's US Made in the RAM.
Cummins12V98 02/08/16 10:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Back and forth between F250/Ram 2500

First yes the RAM HD trucks are "assembled in Mexico. I don't like that but not enough to deter owning the best of the big 3 IMHO. Fact is the majority of the components come from USA along with the Cummins/Aisin and American axles. Fish will come along and tell you the Cummins block is from Mexico. This is true, the nickel content is high and makes a good quality cast iron. The block is Machined at the Cummins engine plant. Fords Diesel is MADE IN MEXICO. I think Ford makes great trucks but the engine is what what stops me from buying a Diesel Ford. GM makes a great truck also but I feel the RAM/Cummins/Aisin is a much stronger combo. It would be my second choice. As far as 2500/2500 I would start off right and go with the 3500 SRW LB with the Aisin and factory rear air. With this combo you can safely tow a 14K 5er. Also with the rear air ride you will not need bags and with the long bed you won't need to buy a slider and limit your self with toolbox storage.
Cummins12V98 02/08/16 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Free oil changes gimmick.

"I got 3 words......Pwerstroke Cab removal! Lol haha." Hey did you hear that the 17 Fords will have the new quick change cab removal feature? :B
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

"BTW... I once reported a story of my neighbor down the street that upgraded from a Ram 4500 to a ......eerrrr just forget it. :B" At least you have a sense of humor!
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 03:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

The F450 pickup specification do not make sense to me. The F350 DRW uses a Dana 80, while F450 uses the Dana S111. The F350 brake rotors are larger than the F450's... https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas/topics/2016/16_SD_Pickups_SB_Updates.pdf Could it be that the 450 follows a SAE standard? But the 350 does not? Winner, winner, Chicken dinner! The 14K number is just that! It keeps the trucks from entering the next classification that would mean larger Insurance premiums and licensing. Truly don't understand what would limit the F450's 9,100# RAWR within the SAE tests??? Some will say I am overloaded with over 15K sitting in my 6 tires. Let's say my front axle weighed 5,100# from the factory and add that to the 9,750 rear axle weight rating truck will magically weigh 14,850#. My front weighs 5,460# the rating is 6,000#, rear weighs 9,580# the rating is 9,750#, combined is 32,540# the rating is 37,800#. I am under the SAE ratings. These are some of the reasons the RAM 3500's are selling very well. http://i.imgur.com/tcWRzQtl.jpg
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 03:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Babyboomer RV'ers Have Experienced it All!

I like Joan Jett's , "I love Rock N Roll", but not a big fan of very much of the music since the 90's, but there will be the occasional one that I do like.. Even .At 65, I STILL play my music loud:B Same here! The station that has become our favorite is Serius channel 350 "Red White and Booze" it plays a lot of Country and Classic Rock. Yep along with 60's, 50's, 70's, 32 down thru 17...channel 49 for some Soul Music...really like the Sirius XM radio...AND you got Country, new and old.. Me Again and his "BETTER" half like the "LOVE" station on Sirius. Personally would fall asleep if I listened to that while driving. :B
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 11:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Any mechanics on here?

VERY easy to slide bed back to do all the work. I had to do so because I filled about 30 gallons of water and only 4 gallons of diesel into my tank and had to get the tank spotless.
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: GMs new 4 and 5 class with navistar.

Nice to see this GM/Navistar's trucks are going to be "Made In the USA".... :B Unlike the RAM "Made in Mexico" and the profits' sent overseas. :M Every time you post incorrect info I will correct you. FACT, the RAM HD trucks are "ASSEMBLED" in Mexico NOT made there. As the majority of their content comes from USA. FACT, the Ford PS engine is "MADE in Mexico" Got it?
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 11:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

I think it's kind of interesting that everyone is talking about the engines. I bought my GMC Denali based nearly entirely on the transmission. Strongest one available, bullet proof record. Engines? All of them have massive horsepower and torque, though Dodge is ridiculous on the torque factor. And the bottom line is............buy what you want! We're not in highschool anymore, we don't always have to own the most popular and always be right or the flavor of the month. Actual the Allison 1000 has run out of gas at current Duramax ratings, and they have dropped out of the HP/torque race. The FORD Torque Shift transmission and the Aisin are both much stronger and very reliable. Chris Sir you beat me to it! The Aisin is a TRUE Medium Duty Trans, along with the MediumDuty Cummins is a solid combo. The Allison in the LD trucks is not the same as in MD applications. Yes it is a great trans but as Chris points out it needs a Major updating.
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

I love my Ram truck,, but really have never looked at who sold the most trucks. I do not have stock in the company so I guess its not a big deal... I do like the fact that my new 3500 tows as much if not more than a F450.. :) Rear axle rating on my 3500 RAM Dually is 9,750# the F450 is 9,100# both trucks are SAE J2807 rated.
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 11:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

"So the way I read this, it is just 1 ton and above trucks included in this. Wonder what the real truck sales figures would be? " I "LIKE" sales comparisons like these because I will never own anything less than a DRW 3500. Reason??? Because not a one of them can hook up to 23K right out of the box and sit like this with 9,580# on the rear tires and handle that weight with ease. http://i.imgur.com/o6z2yHJl.jpg
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 11:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM passes FORD in HD sales.

Good on Ram. Would the Cummins be a big reason? GM's number are really small. Dependability is the reason. As in the entire truck. The VAST majority of privately owned trucks are RAM that are towing RV's or HotShotting. They even use them to haul Fords. They are now used for Ambulances and Tow Trucks replacing Fords. http://i.imgur.com/vpJEaUXl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/J58spQ5l.jpg
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 11:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ice makers

We bought ours at Camping world 2 years ago. We love it! We have it set up in the basement by the door. We drink fresh Iced Tea all day, so make a lot of Ice. We dump it into a large Zipper bag and put it in the freezer as it needs to "harden" so it doesn't melt fast. I will buy another when this one dies!! Most likely the one you bought is a Dometic. It is the exact same as many others sold under different names. I have the MajicChef and it has worked very well. I will be selling it since we now have an ice maker in the frig. The Dometic at CW is on sale for $259. Same exact thing at Walmart is the MajicChef at $159.
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 11:04am General RVing Issues
RE: RVing and taxes

If you no longer have a home contact this lady she can take care of all your needs. Terri Lund My Dakota Address 110 E. Center St. Madison, SD 57042 www.mydakotaaddress.com Phone: 605-427-5863 Fax: 605-427-9626
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 10:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Free oil changes gimmick.

Changed the oil on my Power Stroke this morning. Purchased the Oil filter and Oil from Wal Mart (Motorcraft filter/Delo 10w30). It took me ~20 minutes to change the oil and that included pouring the old oil back into the containers. No big deal and no drama.... :W That's wonderful. Personally I have always let my engines drain overnight and if that was not possible at least several hours. I don't consider changing oil a timed event. ;) Curious is that filter Motorcraft's "BEST" ? The reason I ask is a lot of filter makers have two different grades. FleetGuard has a Cellulose along with a Stratapore synthetic filter media. Personally will never use Delo again after I saw what my 12V looked like behind the timing cover with 56K using it when I did the dowel pin. Black streaks all over everything. In comparison at 120K I helped my Dad do his dowel pin the engine was spotless. Can't tell you what filter is "Best" nor could I tell you which oil is best... I've never even had to pull a valve cover on any of my Power Strokes. I'm sure any CJ4 rated oil is good enough for our trucks and many of the big hauling companies use Delo because of it long drain reputation. Anyway's I typically run Rotella T6 or John Deere Plus oils. I wanted to try a 10W30 so I thought I would give the Delo a try. Oil change cost was ~$65 BTW... I'm not like you retired guys who sits around starring at your truck calling it your daily driver. On the other hand me and my truck (and no my truck doesn't have a name like some here) are constantly on the move and I don't have time to watch my oil drip. I was really surprised at the difference between the two oils. I know LOOKS don't always mean anything. As far as being retired that has nothing to do with it. When working on a Friday or Saturday afternoon I would pull into the shop and pop the hood and only drain the pan. LEAVE the hood up!!! That way you won't hop in and start it. Then the next morning remove the filter, it's much cleaner as the filter has had a chance to drain back. So even YOU can do an oil change like that. I choose to get as much of the oil out as possible.
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 10:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ordered new Ram truck

Me no likie the Limited Grill or tailgate. Your 13's grill should look a bit different I believe. My 15 has a "Barbed Wire" look does your 13? Unfortunately the Bat fell off. http://i.imgur.com/Bz410rWl.jpg
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 10:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Babyboomer RV'ers Have Experienced it All!

I like Joan Jett's , "I love Rock N Roll", but not a big fan of very much of the music since the 90's, but there will be the occasional one that I do like.. Even .At 65, I STILL play my music loud:B Same here! The station that has become our favorite is Serius channel 350 "Red White and Booze" it plays a lot of Country and Classic Rock.
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 10:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Free oil changes gimmick.

Changed the oil on my Power Stroke this morning. Purchased the Oil filter and Oil from Wal Mart (Motorcraft filter/Delo 10w30). It took me ~20 minutes to change the oil and that included pouring the old oil back into the containers. No big deal and no drama.... :W That's wonderful. Personally I have always let my engines drain overnight and if that was not possible at least several hours. I don't consider changing oil a timed event. ;) Curious is that filter Motorcraft's "BEST" ? The reason I ask is a lot of filter makers have two different grades. FleetGuard has a Cellulose along with a Stratapore synthetic filter media. Personally will never use Delo again after I saw what my 12V looked like behind the timing cover with 56K using it when I did the dowel pin. Black streaks all over everything. In comparison at 120K I helped my Dad do his dowel pin the engine was spotless.
Cummins12V98 02/07/16 10:26am Tow Vehicles
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