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RE: Tuner like “5 Star Tune “

I have a 2017 6.0 3500HD, so basically your truck. I tried Diablew, he deals with the Diablo tuner. He can do a custom tune for you. You do some data logging and he adjust the truck based off it's specific parameters. It really woke my truck up, firmed up the shifts, removed some torque management and yes a tune like this or a dyno tune will add HP and torque. I am a fan of the Dyno tune 11 sec WS6 and a 12 second 14 Caprice they are dyno tuned, but the Diablew tune worked similar to a dyno tune and I am really happy with it. The 6.0/6L90E tune from the factory is poo, it is really mild. I tend to believe his claims of 20 to 40 RWHP depending on the tune you get. It certainly holds the gears differently and makes use of all the power. DiabLew This sounds like what I’m looking for but I also need to consider that the drive train is under warranty for 3 more years and I don’t want to do anything to void that. Can this tune be added and removed easily so as not to void the warranty?
Rwake901 06/03/21 06:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tuner like “5 Star Tune “

My 6.0 only has the 4 spd trans, but I've found it will hold speed better at 68-70, than in the low 60s. It seems those few extra rpms bump it up where it is not as likely to downshift on those little rises. Also if the terrain is kinda rolling and it is downshifting, I drop it to 3rd gear and it spins about 3000rpm, and does well. Actually I don't notice a difference in MPGs towing in 3rd vs 4th, it sucks it all down either way :) I had this happen with our last motorhome. If I drove 62 or 63 mph it would shift on any little rise in the road. If I drove 65 / 66 mph it would shift a lot less. I have tried that with this truck but it doesn’t seem to make a difference.
Rwake901 06/03/21 06:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tuner like “5 Star Tune “

What is it you want the tuner to do for you? Hopefully more torque and HP. When towing at 65 mph I don’t want it shifting down on every little rise in the road. It actually does a pretty good job but it would be a lot better and less shifting with a little more HP. Thanks
Rwake901 06/01/21 08:37am Tow Vehicles
Tuner like “5 Star Tune “

I have a 2019 3500 Silverado 6.0 gas. Has anyone used a tuner like a “5 star tune “ ? I was wondering if or how they work before I purchase one and which brand I should buy? Thanks
Rwake901 05/31/21 04:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Washer/Dryer Combo

Thanks for the reply’s. Wow I’ve been checking on the combo washers/dryers and they aren’t cheap! I thought maybe you could buy one for around $800.00 since they are so small but they are more like $1400.00. Might be going to the laundromat for a while yet. lol
Rwake901 05/19/21 06:15pm Fifth-Wheels
Washer/Dryer Combo

For those who have a Washer/Dryer Combo, one machine that washes and dry’s the clothes. Are they any good? We are now spending the winters in Florida and it would be nice to not to have to go the the laundromat to do our clothes. I know it will probably be a lot smaller loads but it would be nice to do laundry in the RV. If you like yours what brand do you have? Thanks
Rwake901 05/18/21 05:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery over charging

The converter on my friends 2002 trailer has a spot for an add on device. I remember the connector looking like an old phone line connection. The device changed the charging pattern to work better when leaving the trailer plugged in 24/7. sounds like the wizard I have for my progressive dynamic charger for may trailer https://www.progressivedyn.com/rv/charge-wizard/ made exclusively for the progressive dynamics charager I’ll have to see what brand of converter I have to see if this might work. Thanks
Rwake901 10/26/20 12:08pm Fifth-Wheels
Battery over charging

Without changing the converter do they make something I can install in-line to keep from over charging my batteries. If I leave my 5th wheel plugged in all the time it will eventually boil my batteries unless I turn off the battery switch. I was hoping that maybe they make something that I can just install in-line to keep this from happening, but still keep the batteries charged. Thanks
Rwake901 10/26/20 07:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rut Roh....Water heater bypass valve kaput?

Can you just use a Pex valve from your local Lowe’s, Home Depot or Menards?
Rwake901 10/12/20 03:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for opinions on Open Range Quality

I am of the opinion that no matter which rig you purchase you will be working bugs out for a period of time initially. Don't by a rig if you are not a handy man :) This is 100 percent true! If can’t work on your own rig your going to be waiting on repairs at your dealer more than using it.
Rwake901 09/29/20 09:41am Fifth-Wheels
Front Rock Shield

I noticed that the front of my 5th wheel down low is getting chipped up from rocks or whatever. Do they make Rock Shields for the front of a 5th wheel?
Rwake901 09/22/20 02:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bed rail clearance

Thanks for everyone’s advice. I think I’m just going to leave it the way it is. :)
Rwake901 09/19/20 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
Bed rail clearance

I’ve been towing our 5th wheel now for over a year and a half and finally got around to measuring the distance between the bed rails and the 5th wheel on a level surface. I have 5 1/2 inches and never had an issue plus it tows level. When I Googled it I found some say 5 inches is enough some say 6 or more. I only have one hole left in the 5th wheel hitch to gain 1 inch clearance but since I’ve never had an issue I’m not sure it’s worth doing. What is your clearance or opinion? Thanks
Rwake901 09/17/20 07:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

The other one that works quite well is the Mopeka. The only problem that I have had with it is that the battery life is only about a year(or less in cold weather). It uses sonar to check for the height of the liquid/gas interface. I ended up making a remote battery system for mine so that the battery can be changed without removing the propane bottle. X2 on the Mopeka. Install the app on your phone. They work great!
Rwake901 08/07/20 04:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Remote Door Lock?

I ordered one from Latch.it.org. Looks like a nice unit. All metal, two fobs and the key pad is back lit. They are a family owned business in the USA. I emailed the company and they sent me a $15 off coupon. Looking forward to using it. Thanks for all your responses.
Rwake901 07/31/20 09:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Remote Door Lock?

Also, they have a reputation for having a pretty good sale around Thanksgiving. I think 30% off or so. How often do you have to change the batteries? Will they last a year or only a few months?
Rwake901 07/29/20 01:25pm Fifth-Wheels
Remote Door Lock?

Has anyone changed out their door lock/handle to one of the keyless push button/remote door locks? I’ve been looking at them and wondering how well they work. They seam to range anywhere in price from $108.00 to $250.00. Thanks
Rwake901 07/29/20 10:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ditching Dometic Thermostat?

Yes, I did ours a month or so ago. You need one that runs on batteries though. Thermostats in an RV are 12 volts and house thermostats are 24 volts. If it’s battery operated it will work. I used a Lux digital one. Here’s how to wire it. Red = RH+RC - Power Yellow=Y - AC compressor White=W - Heat Green=G - Fan High Blue=No connection Gray=No connection - Fan Low
Rwake901 07/08/20 07:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Howdy. New Owner With Questions Not Found in the Manuals.

It is my understanding that most “wine coolers” only cool down to around 40 degrees. I purchased one for my work and that’s what the instructions said.
Rwake901 06/29/20 01:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snow Birds ??

So I called the resort in Florida that we want to stay at this winter and out of 450 sites they have 4 available for the dates we want to go. I guess this Covid-19 isn’t scaring most people. We picked a site and I’m calling on Monday to make reservations. Might end up spending the whole winter in the RV for the most part or with a mask on but at least it will be warm. lol The good side is there are two lakes so I can go fishing. Stay safe everyone and thanks for all the responses.
Rwake901 06/27/20 05:59pm Snowbirds
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