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RE: 2020 Ram 3500 OEM Rear Air Suspension

I have heard good reports from truck camper owners. I haul 6k pin with ZERO squat. LOVE the system, 5 years with zero issues! Some do fail and I'll bet as they age more will fail Link Your link points to a 2500 2019 RAM rear air system that it different from the 3500 system. So, you are saying that the 3500 does not use airbags with compressed air to inflate them, what does it use? I am saying the 2500 and 3500 rear systems are two different systems. The one Fish(who does not like RAMs and goes out of his way to bash them) linked to was 2500 system, which was created for ride quality not load carrying like the 3500 system.
Me Again 07/12/20 08:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ram 3500 OEM Rear Air Suspension

I have heard good reports from truck camper owners. I haul 6k pin with ZERO squat. LOVE the system, 5 years with zero issues! Some do fail and I'll bet as they age more will fail Link Your link points to a 2500 2019 RAM rear air system that it different from the 3500 system.
Me Again 07/12/20 05:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Towing MPG With Ultralight Trailer

I went from towing a 16k high profile 5th wheel to Arizona and back twice to a 8K TT twice there and back. Mileage between them was almost the same the first year I towed the smaller TT. Last winter I towed the smaller trailer without T/H on and sped up to 65-66 MPH vs the 60 MPH I towed before and allow the truck to shift into 6th gear. Mileage went up ^^^^^^ 1.5-2 MPG. In T/H it will not shift to 6th until over 65 MPH. I run things through my mind all the time and one is do I really need a SRW 3500 to tow a 8K TT back and forth to AZ from NW WA. The answer keeps coming out the same. Why give up a truck you really like and that tows the TT effortlessly. I do not even bother installing the sway control anymore as the 8K trailer does not push around the 8500 lb truck at all. I do use the equalizer bars. The diesel trucks have a big advantage going down mountain passes in their exhaust brake.
Me Again 07/12/20 07:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford running out of diesel engines

Sounds like they need to go back to the Cummins for the 650 and up. Exactly. We just passed on ordering 3 new F750 dump trucks at my work in large part because of the Ford 6.7L being the only diesel engine available in them. We went with Freightliner M2's with the 6.7L Cummins. :) Cummins welcomes you and your company to the CP4.2 world. Also your shop better switch over to 10W30 oil and not run the standard 15W40 that everybody and their brother runs. Back in early March I was on a Ram/Jeep/Chrysler lot looking at a Wrangler and noticed that 50% of the RAM HD trucks were gas powered. If you only include SRW trucks they're were more Hemi's than Cummins powered trucks. I never in the history of looking at HD trucks have I seen so many gas engines in HD trucks. Later walked over to the Ford lot next door (same dealer) and they were all Power Strokes. Well that just shows you, people are buying the RAM/Cummins off the dealers lots while the Ford/Powerstroke go wanting for a buyer. To know this one would have to have access to the dealer purchases and sales. As what is setting on any one lot is meaningless.
Me Again 07/12/20 07:11am Tow Vehicles

IIRC those mirrors will fold back if bumped. bumpy I have habit of pushing the mirror fold button when parking in a store parking lot.
Me Again 07/12/20 06:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram is awsome!

First road trip 2 weeks ago, sadly no camper yet, but was loaded up with RV parts from the Elkhart surplus stores! Had the cruise control set on 75 for most of the trip, LI to IN in about 10 hrs. Laramie trim makes for a very comfortable ride, although a little bouncy, need that 3200 lbs of camper on the back to smooth it out! https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p526x296/107764463_10223680016456846_1729949045943087591_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_oc=AQntBROkQzWcsNZrGX5AEGeB0_N24mxUzRV3ANd2ros0jtCzj7K5dkPOKs0FzMtiOF0&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=ab00a802df1ed549d62760e7948bf4eb&oe=5F2E517A width=440 You must have been bucking a head wind. Mileage should have been higher, based on my experience. Was the load above the cab? What was hand cal mileage? The tires now on the truck could be effecting mileage. My lie-o-meter always shows better mileage than my hand cal mileage. I always use the two additional clicks when fueling. First additional gets a little more in, second clicks off right away.
Me Again 07/11/20 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's up with the DEF Delete?

My BIL has a 2008 RAM that was deleted and Az would not license it when moved there. So they made the trip to SD to become residents there and have to return every 5 years, and have the option to skip the return once. DEF is not a big deal, I just stop at a WM when I get to one half a tank add added a 2.5 gallon box of Peak Blue DEF.
Me Again 07/10/20 11:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford running out of diesel engines

Well there is more than going up a hill with a load and a diesel, although they do that easily. With a diesel exhaust brake they come down a hill better than any gasser will do in tow/haul and engine compression. Also to build a gas engine that approaches the reliability of a diesel is going to close that price difference somewhat. And the gasser is going require expensive smog control features. The advent of the V10's was for smaller displacement per cylinder to help control smog.
Me Again 07/10/20 11:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM HD Trucks Many with AWD instead of 4WD

I have had a lot of different four wheel trucks over the years. My 1976 K20 Chevy had full time four wheel drive. I converted it to standard four wheel drive with a Mile Maker kit. Kit had wages to locked up the center differential and added locking hubs on the front wheels. Mileage increase noticeably. The 2004 Buick Rainier that just got totaled had a wretched AWD system that used special GM fluid. The clutches in the transfer case would start grabbing at 30K intervals, and require a fluid change. It got trouble miles. Lucky both my 2001.5 and 2015 RAM's had/have CAD's (Center Axle Disconnect) that keeps front drive shaft front turning when in two wheel drive. This improves mileage and driving feel. I would never by a HD truck with AWD! With the current 2015 RAM they recommend turning off traction control when in snow in four wheel drive, to keep it from doing the happy dance noted in some of the post in this thread.
Me Again 07/09/20 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help - TV - Lance 2445 & Escalade

Being a bunkhouse means more people in the TV and their weight has to be factored in also.
Me Again 07/05/20 10:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help - TV - Lance 2445 & Escalade

A lighter tongue weight is not necessarily a good thing, as trailers with light tongues do not tow well.
Me Again 07/05/20 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: I need new Tires

There are no 15" LT tires anymore that can meet a load D at 2540 lbs or a E at 2830 lbs capacity. My 1997 11400 lb 5th wheel trailer came with the same ST225/75-15 D tires on 5200 lb axles. I sold the wheels and tires on CL to a guy with a lawn service trailer and went to a BFG Commercial T/A LT215/85-16 E at 2680 lbs capacity on 16" steel trailer wheels. Ran two sets for 51k and 55k miles and around 35k on the 3rd set of commercial grade all steel carcass Bridgestone R-250 with no issues. The R-250 have been replaced with the R-238...still the same all steel ply carcass tire that Bridgestone recommends for trailer service. If you stick with a ST tire be aware with only 8 or 9/32nds of tread depth we don't get 40k-60k miles of service like a LT tire with thicker tread depth. Which most rvers never see more than 15k-20k miles before the tire times out. The Goodyear Endurance....Carlisle HD ST tires both on the market for 3 years or so have been popular with very few if any complaints. Both are the new gen higher L and M speed rated tires. I like the Provider ST tires from Taskmaster. They first came on commercial trailers in the '10 era and are one of the first higher speed rated ST tires. Maxxis has been left behind still rated at 65 mph. With over 30 member reporting issues with them I would stick with a more modern brand ST class tire. How about this one? ST all steel ply. https://www.amazon.com/Transeagle-Radial-Premium-Trailer-Tire-ST225/dp/B07S7CS6XN
Me Again 07/02/20 03:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2002 Ford Diesel 7.4 ??

The 7.3 is the only diesel that can stand up to the Cummins 5.9 24V in regards to sound/noise. I could wake everyone in a 600 site RV park in Arizona going for donuts Friday morning at 6AM, with my slightly bomb 2001.5 with Magnaflow SS 4" exhaust and muffler, stage one injectors, and a timing box. Motor on, buy the 7.3. The last good Powerstroke.
Me Again 06/27/20 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Chris, If some one had that motor in a 150, seems like power wise, should pull a 5-600 lb trailer readonably well. No, it's not going to keep up with a current day 400-500 HP TD. Should not be going 25 like some BN V8 s of you're from 70s and 80s. Marty 5-600 or 5-6000???? Chris
Me Again 06/27/20 04:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

2019 R/T with 5.7 Hemi Gross Weight 7100 lbs. Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place 17.2 cu.ft. Angle Of Approach 16.3 degrees Maximum Payload 1300 lbs. Angle Of Departure 21.5 degrees Length 201.2 in. Maximum Towing Capacity 7200 lbs. Height 71.9 in. Wheel Base 119.8 in. Width 75.8 in. You will over max Payload. Also rear GAWR and tires are in play. Wrong tool.
Me Again 06/27/20 04:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Wife drives a '15 Edge Sport, just hit 60K miles zero problem. Only replacements have been tires, the Hankooks wear rather quickly, but with the AWD they work very well in snow. One of the best cars we have owned. Thanks for the report. Yep, a test drive of an used 15 Edge Sport was what started the whole thingy.
Me Again 06/27/20 06:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

Sounds like it’s a nice car to “RIDE IN” Look who is in the passenger seat! Up Hwy 9, around Lake Whatcom and back down Chuckanut Drive.(I know car is pointed North in pictures) https://i.imgur.com/F6lTlrHl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hC0XuPdl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TYCTw1zl.jpg
Me Again 06/26/20 08:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

Front looks like a Dodge to me My thought also, however it looks like a RAM not a Dodge!
Me Again 06/26/20 07:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

I Now there need to work on putting max tow and max payload on the same truck so that you handle the tongue weight of the trailer. They did, it is called a F250/F350!
Me Again 06/26/20 08:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's twin turbo 2.7 Eco-boost V6 (new and older versions)?

We are really enjoying the new Edge ST. It is a fun car to drive. Now one down side. The Ford Sync system and dash cluster in not even close to what is in our 2015 RAM with the 8.4 uconnect in center stack and the 7 EVIC cluster. Ford needs to rent FCA products and make their design engineers drive them until they figure out how far off the mark their Sync system really is, and fix it! Example, when in Maps from smart phone on the center stack display to do something with audio you have to push buttons multiple times to exit maps and then select audio. Just about everything else is getting high marks. The ST "Sports Tuned" chassis is great and the 2.7L twin turbo Eco-boost is amazing. Chris
Me Again 06/26/20 07:14am Tow Vehicles
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