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RE: Towing a Ram 3500 manual ?

I don’t know about the older Dodges but the current generation Rams can be flat towed. Leave trans in park and push a dash button to put transfer case in neutral. Obviously you’ll need a tow bar, brake system and lights, and a moho big enough to handle the weight.
camp-n-family 10/31/19 08:01am Dinghy Towing
RE: Overloaded wheel Breakage

Those were aftermarket XD brand wheels. They are usually bought to “dress up” a truck but will de rate most capabilities. Ok on a half ton truck but definitely not meant for HD duty. Stock oem rims will be rated for the truck’s max ratings.
camp-n-family 10/31/19 07:54am Truck Campers
RE: Towing with a Toyota Sequoia: wheel size question

The Sequoia is based on the Tundra drivetrain and as such already comes with an excellent 4.30 rear gear ratio for towing. No need to downsize the tires. Stick with the stock size but upgrade from the stock P rated tires to LT tires for better towing.
camp-n-family 10/21/19 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Oops, Dodge just threw you under the bus...

This is one reason why I never understood all the hate on this site for the Tundra. Sure, it didn’t have the highest payloads of 1/2 ton trucks but it was always more than the Ram, yet no one complained about the Ram.
camp-n-family 10/21/19 06:36am General RVing Issues
RE: 190 lb mastiff rescued from trail

I have a 2 year old English mastiff that weighs 196lbs. I would never consider taking him on a hike like that. He is not fat or lazy, gets 2 good walks a day. Mastiffs are not a high energy dog and you need to be very careful that they don’t overheat or over exert themselves like this one did. They are also not very agile and could easily get seriously hurt on a trail like that. This is all the owner’s fault. Should have known better.
camp-n-family 10/15/19 06:35pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

OP here. It was interesting to read the arguments and see different points of view. I’m in the boat that pressures can be adjusted according to conditions. Manufacturers can’t possibly include pressures for every scenario so they list the max to cover what the truck is rated to. That doesn’t mean that is what it needs to be kept at, nor is it always an ideal pressure for all conditions. I should have included that I do not have stock tires on my truck, but 35” Toyo ATs, so the door placard doesn’t really apply anymore. Toyo does supply a load rating chart for various tire pressures. According to the chart I can safely reduce the pressures significantly while unladen for a better ride. I’ve chosen 55psi all around for now. I’d like to lower the rears more but my tpms threshold is set to 50psi. So far the ride is much improved. Way smoother and I can now go over railway tracks etc without the rear end getting kicked in the air. Traction is better in the wet and I expect the same for snow. I have noticed a very slight drop in mileage (on the lie-o-meter) but it could also be from the sudden drop in temps. Only time will tell if the is any adverse affect on tread wear. Thanks again for the responses.
camp-n-family 10/15/19 06:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

Blindly running at full inflation can give rough ride, longer stopping distance and poor tire wear. Weight/inflation tables are there for a reason!!! I think your right. But logistically I'm not inflating /deflating tires after every trip. I can't imagine everyone else goes through an air up air down ritual each trip:h Some do but I can’t be bothered. Mine are inflated to door sticker pressures for summer towing season. Up north the tt gets put away from oct to May so it makes sense to lower them for that period.
camp-n-family 10/05/19 09:10am Tow Vehicles
Lowering TV tire pressures

For those of you with diesel HD trucks that lower their tire pressures when not towing, what do you set them to? My Ram calls for 60psi front and 80 in the rear. As most know, this gives a pretty harsh ride. I finally found someone to reprogram my TPMS to lower the thresholds so I can now lower them more than 8psi before triggering the dreaded dash light. I’ve currently set 55 front and 60 rear which is a much smoother ride but I’m wondering about the effects. Tire wear? Controllability? I have 60k kms (42mi) on my Toyo’s and they are at about 50% wear and evenly worn. I can already feel that the traction in the wet is much better as it will be in snow too. Will lowering the fronts cause steering issues? Since all the weight is up front with the diesel should I lower them at all? In theory, with all the weight up front and little in the rear I should be able to lower the rears to less than the fronts. Any problem with that?
camp-n-family 10/04/19 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: I can't light my fridge!

Is your battery good and fully charged? Several models will not start if battery is below 12V regardless if it is plugged into shore power or not.
camp-n-family 09/29/19 04:11pm Tech Issues
RE: New truck intrest rates

Custom ordered mine and still got 0% financing. Crazy thing is it’s not through FCA it was through the bank of my choice and Ram (or the dealer?) is paying the banks interest rate for the term. I’m in no rush to pay it off.
camp-n-family 09/28/19 02:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Biggest unit you know of under 3,500 pounds ???

Biggest size for the least weight would be a hybrid.
camp-n-family 09/28/19 02:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: broke like a toothpick

Everything has a limit. I wonder how long the hitch extension was and how big/heavy that trailer was.
camp-n-family 09/25/19 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with 4Runner

Under 4K loaded weight will be a comfortable tow experience with some room to spare as long as you’re not overloading the 4Runner with passengers and stuff (ie filling all the seats with linebackers). As mentioned previously the stock hitch is only bolted to the cross member and not rated for use with a wd hitch. If you need one (probably want one) you need to get a frame mounted hitch such as the one from the Lexus suv.
camp-n-family 09/23/19 07:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram Laramie 5.7 HEMI towing MGP

My coworker gets 14mpg daily mixed driving non towing and averages 8.5mpg towing a similar size trailer on flat terrain.. I think you’re dreaming if you think you’re going to get over 10mpg towing. The MDS will never kick in while towing.
camp-n-family 09/18/19 05:43pm Towing
RE: 5th Wheel Rails in Truck Bed

Remove the rails but put the bolts back in or find some rubber plugs to fit.
camp-n-family 09/18/19 05:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Ram 2500- Airbag Question

Helped a buddy install bags in the coils on his 1500 Ram. Pretty easy install and they’ve worked as advertised for a fraction of the cost of standard bags.
camp-n-family 09/12/19 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch Concerns?

That hitch weight will likely be closer to 500lbs once you load the trailer. You’d be safer with a wd hitch than without. Using one won’t hurt. Not using one may. Better safe than sorry.
camp-n-family 09/10/19 04:00pm Towing
RE: RV Fridge

Thanks for the clarification. So that type of refer cannot be used for boon docking unless the battery charge is maintained at 90% SOC or greater. Ditto for starting after storage. Correct? I would thing that that refer and any RV mfg that used it would have a very short existence except for some very special circumstances. To me the essence of an absorption refer in a RV is that they use very little battery power and work on propane and discharged batteries within reason. And certainly 50% SOC and 12.1V for a flooded battery is reasonable. Please post the refer make and model so that it can be avoided. It’s a common Atwood RV fridge (HE0601, 0801) use in many trailers. The manual specifies that the control panel requires +12volts DC to operate. Once started and running the voltage level doesn’t seem to matter as much.
camp-n-family 08/27/19 08:33am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Sway problems

Your tires could be a problem. 35s on 18” rims is a lot of sidewall to flex. I’m going to guess that at 35” that the truck is lifted and they are AT or MT tires? Neither ideal for towing but shouldn’t necessarily cause sway. If they did it would likely feel loose at all speeds. I tow with a lifted 2500 truck with 35” Toyo ATs without problems. I would suspect the issue to be more with the trailer. What are you hauling in the garage and how is it loaded? A vehicle? Is it loaded front end first or back? Are you loading the heaviest parts over or near the trailer axles?
camp-n-family 08/26/19 10:07pm Towing
RE: RV Fridge

Is your battery good and charged? My fridge won’t work if the battery isn’t over 90% to start even when plugged into shore power. If I bring the tt home from storage the fridge won’t turn on until I charge the battery first.I don't understand your post. 90% of fully charged? ie 90% SOC - State Of Charge Is the battery dead or nearly so when you bring it home? An absorption refer should have no problem starting with 50% SOC (12.1V) and even less. A fully charged battery is 12.7V. Your posts may suggest you have issues that aren't related to this thread as best I can tell. If so perhaps start another thread. Just because you don’t understand what I’m saying doesn’t mean it isn’t possibly related. My point was that some fridges may not start unless the battery is fully charged regardless if it is plugged in to shore power. If the OP plugs his tt into shore power at home after it has sat a while, the battery may be slightly drained and the fridge may not start on any selected source. While travelling, the battery is being charged so by the time they arrive it is near full charge and allows the fridge to start. Yes, it is odd but this is how some fridges work. I had a similar problem and after a lot of frustration and google searching it was determined that the battery needed to be near a full state of charge in order to turn on regardless if it was selected on gas or electric or plugged in to shore power or not.
camp-n-family 08/26/19 10:00pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
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