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RE: Diesel Batteries---$150-$200 . . . X2---ouch!!

As long as my Ram is under warranty, I'll be sticking with OEM oil and fuel filters. Might save a few bucks with aftermarket but if something goes wrong I don't need an argument at the dealership that aftermarket parts caused the issue. Good call! Per factory reps they will take note of filters used if any type of filtration claim is being considered. They don't "F" around anymore. Fleetguard by Cummins, Mopar or Raycor for the frame mount location is the ONLY filters one should use while under warranty. I would still recommend even after! Batteries? I would buy whatever Costo has to sell. Seems they have gone to Interstate lately.
Cummins12V98 12/10/16 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dish Network hlep

Depending on where you live 2 hours away may mean you are out of your locals area. Just call them and give them your current zip code. No issue with taking your equipment where you want.
Cummins12V98 12/08/16 10:20am General RVing Issues
RE: rear axle gear ratio

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Man you make my head spin! :B I just know I can easily make my Dually get 20 mpg on flat ground at 55 but as soon as you have a small rise in the road that vanishes. Realty is a trip at 60-70 freeway speeds with no winds and mildly varying elevations I can get 16 hand calc, THAT'S REALITY. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Man you make my head spin! :B I just know I can easily make my Dually get 20 mpg on flat ground at 55 but as soon as you have a small rise in the road that vanishes. Realty is a trip at 60-70 freeway speeds with no winds and mildly varying elevations I can get 16 hand calc, THAT'S REALITY. It's real hard to know when you're on a flat road with no wind. That's why I like calculating my fuel economy based on a round trip or at least knowing that the elevation is the same where I ended as where it was when I started. The road from our house into town has an elevation gain of 300 feet over a 7.5 mile distance. I can average about 13 mpg going into town and about 21 coming home. I agree for sure! There is highway 99 south of Sacramento to Bakersfield, CA that going either way with no wing I get good mileage. I have to look at the foliage along the road to determine wind or no wind. The trip I mentioned was to and from on a calm day. It was near sea level in the PalmSprings and South East area.
Cummins12V98 12/08/16 10:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram questions

3500 SRW or Dually with Aisin and factory rear air ride is da CHIT!!!
Cummins12V98 12/07/16 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: rear axle gear ratio

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Man you make my head spin! :B I just know I can easily make my Dually get 20 mpg on flat ground at 55 but as soon as you have a small rise in the road that vanishes. Realty is a trip at 60-70 freeway speeds with no winds and mildly varying elevations I can get 16 hand calc, THAT'S REALITY.
Cummins12V98 12/07/16 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: King bed

We have a residential SleepNumber King in our 16 DRV. It sticks past the plywood base 3" each side and 1" at the toe. I'm guessing the RV version would stick past 1" each side.
Cummins12V98 12/07/16 06:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: King bed

The plywood base should support the mattress.
Cummins12V98 12/07/16 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking at used Ford F-350 high miles

For the 03-07 model diesel trucks still on the road today, I still see by large more 6.0 PSD Super Duty's still on the road than the other two diesel brands combined. And IMO the Super Duty is the best truck platform with the best transmission. Does that mean that Ford sold more 6.0 than GM and Ram combined? It just means that what you don't see has been junked. And what's left of the 6.OH's on the road have had a lot of $$$$$ put into them to keep them going! Lots with a Cummins conversion. I've never seen a Ford truck with a cummins conversion and I've seen a lot of them. What I don't see anymore are the dodge 6.7 cummins Blue Tec badged trucks. :W The guy I bought my white 98 from did a Cummins BT4 conversion into his F150. It really was fun to drive. He had plans to really bump the power.
Cummins12V98 12/07/16 06:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is This Enough Truck for 5th Wheel??

I always recommend long bed trucks. I have spent mort time in Hospital and Med Center parking lots than most people with our RAM Dually. A parking lot is different than a parking garage, and if you're in Nowhere, USA parking a big truck is generally not a problem. You're also a full timer retired guy and that's a different ballgame compared to a middle aged family guy like myself who uses my truck to commute and haul the kids around to appointments, swim lessons and etc. I'm not complaining cause I'm in no hurry to be in your shoes, but we have very different criteria. I agree everyone is different but I just like to point out having a Dually really is not that big of deal. Yes a SRW is easier, heck a Yugo is even easier! My typical parking style with the Dually. http://i.imgur.com/mCVya1al.jpg
Cummins12V98 12/07/16 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is This Enough Truck for 5th Wheel??

I always recommend long bed trucks. I have spent mort time in Hospital and Med Center parking lots than most people with our RAM Dually.
Cummins12V98 12/06/16 04:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking at used Ford F-350 high miles

For the 03-07 model diesel trucks still on the road today, I still see by large more 6.0 PSD Super Duty's still on the road than the other two diesel brands combined. And IMO the Super Duty is the best truck platform with the best transmission. Does that mean that Ford sold more 6.0 than GM and Ram combined? It just means that what you don't see has been junked. And what's left of the 6.OH's on the road have had a lot of $$$$$ put into them to keep them going! Lots with a Cummins conversion.
Cummins12V98 12/06/16 04:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at used Ford F-350 high miles

I saw a 6.0 truck getting pulled on a flatbed wrecker yesterday. Fish are you feeling ok?? Didn't you mean to say you saw a Ram on a Flatbed Wrecker??? TOO FUNNY!!!!!
Cummins12V98 12/05/16 06:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 99 Suburban 1500 5.7

Before I buy a new TV I figured I'd post some numbers and see what you all think. We were looking at trailers and found one we like a lot. The Keystone passport 23RB. At first it seemed like it would be too much for my burb but I'm not sure. TV is 99 Suburban 4x4 5.7L with a 3.73 axle. 6000# trailer rating 7300# GVWR 4000# RAWR base payload is 2000# Wheelbase is 131.5" I can't find the GCWR anywhere. The trailer is 26'3" long and 11' high Dry wt. is 4760# Dry hitch wt. 565# CCC is 2053# My 'burban has plenty of life left with 150,000 miles and I'd hate to trade her in just yet, but I will if I have to. Throw some "E" rated tires on the Burb. I bet it will tow just fine. I have a 99 Tahoe with around 220K and runs like new. A little late. Look up^. OP just bought a new truck. Oh well good advice for anyone with a 1/2 ton,
Cummins12V98 12/05/16 10:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: rear axle gear ratio

4x4ord My 11 HO Dually dynode 304 out of 350 that's 87 percent. The newer RAM's are at that percent of higher. The Ford's are less than 80 as you noted.
Cummins12V98 12/05/16 10:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiver Pin Separated From Hitch on Interstate

I would advise anyone with concerns to call B&W, they are super nice people and would be happy to answer any of your questions.
Cummins12V98 12/05/16 09:53am Towing
RE: Is This Enough Truck for 5th Wheel??

I agree on the small difference in actual capacity. BUT, I would go 3500 with Aisin and factory rear air ride. You get more power also and the ability to adjust your tires to what YOU want. GVWR numbers are for licensing and insurance purposes!!!
Cummins12V98 12/05/16 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: retired and hitting the Road

"All these recommendations for a dually, do they ever go to a mall, or sight seeing in a big City?" YEP, fulltiming with a Dually since 11/2011. No I don't go thru drive thru's and do park out aways when shopping. Yes we go into towns you just have to be a bit creative sometimes. Has not stopped us from doing what we want. Always best to have more truck than compromising safety.
Cummins12V98 12/05/16 09:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 99 Suburban 1500 5.7

Before I buy a new TV I figured I'd post some numbers and see what you all think. We were looking at trailers and found one we like a lot. The Keystone passport 23RB. At first it seemed like it would be too much for my burb but I'm not sure. TV is 99 Suburban 4x4 5.7L with a 3.73 axle. 6000# trailer rating 7300# GVWR 4000# RAWR base payload is 2000# Wheelbase is 131.5" I can't find the GCWR anywhere. The trailer is 26'3" long and 11' high Dry wt. is 4760# Dry hitch wt. 565# CCC is 2053# My 'burban has plenty of life left with 150,000 miles and I'd hate to trade her in just yet, but I will if I have to. Throw some "E" rated tires on the Burb. I bet it will tow just fine. I have a 99 Tahoe with around 220K and runs like new.
Cummins12V98 12/04/16 08:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at used Ford F-350 high miles

"Not trucks being used for work like tow trucks, ambulances, etc etc." Don't think they fared any better! RAM has made huge inroads in those industries because of all the problems the Ford diesels were having. OP if you are set on Ford get a 15 or newer.
Cummins12V98 12/04/16 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: power cords and options to carry

Where is everyone getting their SO cable from and what is the price? Most places I have asked about it look at me like I have 2 heads! :B Lowes, HD, Wholesale Electrical supply or AMAZON. Technically it's 3/6ga-1/8ga, But you may find 6/4ga for less. I used a 50A temp power box cord for mine. http://i.imgur.com/llzgP4Ll.jpg
Cummins12V98 12/04/16 08:19am Fifth-Wheels
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