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RE: After market exhaust brake reliability and effectiveness

I've had a PacBrake on my truck for 15 years with no problems at all. That’s who I was going to suggest also. Great customer support. I make for a trifecta for PacBrake, some of the best money I spent on the 2001 Ram 2500!
rhagfo 04/18/21 10:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Main entry door shuts hard

Well I keep a bar of paraffin wax (canning wax) in my tool box, works great and doesn’t come off clothes.
rhagfo 04/18/21 10:16am Toy Haulers
RE: Pinched Propane line ideas??

Find a propane distributor and have the service shop build a replacement, and see if you can route better so it doesn't pinch.
rhagfo 04/17/21 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: Operational problems with new diesel pickups

Well our 2016 Ram 3500 DRW HO, Aisin and 3.73's we have owned just about 2.5 years, I use good quality DEF (another discussion)and change fuel filters on schedule. we have put 34,000 miles on since purchase, no issues yet. I think going back to the CP3 was a good choice, and GM uses Denso injection pump. Ford insist on sticking with Bosch 4.2, not a great choice.
rhagfo 04/17/21 08:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: A mobile version of this site?

I always find mobile apps or mobile versions of a site hard to aggravate. Find using mobile browser easy.
rhagfo 04/11/21 11:38pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: 30 amps for 50 amp trailer

It is never a bad idea to monitor the voltage. If it stays above 107 all is well. This is why having an EMS is important, that not only gives voltage, but also amps used.
rhagfo 04/08/21 11:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are one ton trucks classified as commercial in some states?

Yes, but you mostly you only have to worry about your state. Yes, some states classify as commercial, once again don't rely on forum advice, contact your local DMV, and get the information straight from them. In Oregon I pay the same for our 2016 Ram 3500 DRW, as we did for our 2005 PT Cruiser Rag Top.
rhagfo 04/07/21 09:07pm Truck Campers
RE: are insurance rates higher for 1 ton trucks vs 3/4 ton

Well best results ask your insurance agent. The rates vary state, and sometimes by insurance company.
rhagfo 04/07/21 09:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Ram "limp Mode"... Again!

Good luck with the repair and to get that trip started. BTW... The arguments for a manual transmission are absolutely ridiculous. Here I go going to agree with Fish! :S I do agree that a manual nowadays is not going to be as good as an automatic. In the case of our 2001 Ram 2500 CTD, yes the manual was the better choice. Much stronger than the automatics then. No towing with the Aisin and could not be happier. I have heard of issues with the 68REF valve bodies and solenoids.
rhagfo 04/06/21 11:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Moisture behind mattress? (Cold caught us)

Pull your mattress away from the wall about an inch so you have air flow behind it. We full time in the PNW, I placed two about 10" pieces of 2X4 vertically at the head it work very well.
rhagfo 04/04/21 07:28am Beginning RVing
RE: Question about removing hitch with puck-system.

I picked up my 2021 Ford with factory-installed hitch just three weeks ago and am still learning about it. Yesterday, I removed the puck-system hitch in order to do some hauling.The hitch legs are held in place by four bolts (which the manual calls "T-pins".) Three of the T-pins stayed in place, but the fourth one dropped through to the ground. There are metal plates below three T-pins to prevent them from falling, but there is only air below the fourth. This problem with one T-pin made it a bit tricky to re-attach the hitch. Is my truck missing a plate below the fourth T-pin, or was the puck system designed so that one T-pin can fall to the ground when the hitch is removed? Well if you removed the nuts from the bolts, then all bets are off. As mentioned earlier the puck locks unlock with a simple 1/4 turn. Now you will need to reassemble the pucks and adjust play.
rhagfo 03/31/21 11:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why do you Cummins guys want more gears

I’ve heard a number of Cummins fans saying they are waiting for an 8 or 10 speed transmission before getting a new truck. Why? Does the Cummins struggle to get your trailer moving from a stop? Or are you running higher rpm cruising than you’d like? Or is it just because Ford and GM have 10 speeds? Well our old 2001 Ram 2500 with Cummins 5.9 and 3.55 gears, worked to get going off the line, it didn't struggle, but it was working to get our 13,000# 5er moving, we likely had about 300 hp and 610 torque. Now the same 5er behind the 2016 Ram CDT with Aisin and 3.73, 385 hp and 850 torque seems to not really working at all. Our towing (pulling) rating is 25,224#, so moving about half of what it is rated to pull. The old Ram was pulling about 1,000# more than it was rated at stock.
rhagfo 03/31/21 06:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Removed dinette added fireplace and bar

Very nice!
rhagfo 03/28/21 08:24am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Removing seized shackle bolts?

Always put a wrench on both ends of a shackle bolt, the fact that it turned says that the knurling was stripped out with your impact wrench. Lose the impact wrench and use plain wrenches when removing AND installing. Add a piece of pipe as a cheater ! I try to work smarted not harder, a good normal length six point box wrench on the bolt head, impact on the nut, short burst, it will come loose. I learned a lesson about impact wrenches when I was about 18, I was replacing the alternator in my 68 Mustang I could not get the pulley nut off. Strap wrench on fan blades, and big wrench, no go! Took to my friendly Ford dealer, I was good friends with parts person. Took out to shop, put a shop rag on the fan blades, held it with his hand, and hit the nut with the impact wrench, the nut came right off, and the fan didn't move.
rhagfo 03/25/21 11:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Removing seized shackle bolts?

Just did the same job and it took a long box wrench wedged against the frame and a 24" breaker bar. As soon as it broke loose it was normal ratchet work. Keep in mind that the nuts bottom against the shoulder of the bolt so it locks on more than if it was just holding two pieces together. Well yes long six point box wrench on the back, and an impact wrench on the nut. Lots of WD40, or rust blaster.
rhagfo 03/25/21 07:26am General RVing Issues
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

A person who has been rv'ing for nearly 20 years and has been on this forum for almost as long...seriously? Maybe, but not super active only 138 post. Well the issues with 5er is their inherent stability! As park host we see way too many people towing 5er's with F150's and Tundras! These are family's of four and several extras, but if you were to talk to the owner, they would say tows great no handling issues. :S
rhagfo 03/25/21 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV At Dealer for 90 Days Now for An Awning Replacement!!!!!

This is one of the reasons that I am glad I can most if not all repairs on my 5er myself with DWs help. I would have verified that the dealer had the parts on hand before dropping off, at the end of ten days and no trailer, I would be calling every day, and asking how is the repair coming.
rhagfo 03/24/21 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone Use BG Products Engine Restoration Before

Russ did you run Delo 400 in your 01? Yep, and as stated 10,000 mile changes, and fleetguard filters.
rhagfo 03/24/21 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone Use BG Products Engine Restoration Before

Has anyone here used Engine Performance Restoration by BG Products before on your diesel engine? The claims are good but I am wondering if there really is that much benefit. It's an oil treatment which you run until warmed up and sludge is removed along with the carbon deposits. 2013 Ram 6.7, how many miles? This is the inside of the tappet gallery on our old 2001 Ram CTD right at 300,000 miles! I we bought at 234,000 and changed oil every 10,000 miles. These were taken right after the cover was removed. Just because the oil is black it isn't a bad thing. I had my oil tested and could have gone longer than 10,000 miles easily, but I put on about 10,000 a year so it worked. https://i.imgur.com/KdtP2EN.jpg width=640 https://i.imgur.com/4fQ2bjV.jpg width=640
rhagfo 03/23/21 04:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Shopping for Fiver

Thanks, again, everyone for the input. Saw comments relating to cost and affordability. Understand. We are not rich but have been sacrificing for many years with budgeting, going without, working hard, and saving all we can in order to have this dream happen once I retired (8/20.) I realize trucks are not cheap now, but my life clock keeps ticking. We put together a plan and both the truck we ended up with (spoiler alert) and fiver are within our budget. Well, today we did the go see in person. We sat in a Limited (top of the line at $88k) first -- kind of like eating Filet mignon first and then trying a burger.) Saw the Big Horn at another dealership and the interior with the upgrade packages were fine with us. Took for a test drive and loved it. It had 99% of what we wanted so we did the deal! $20k+/- under the Limited. Picking it up later this week. Will post picts and change my sig in the near future! Thanks, again, everyone. Y'all are awesome! Got to ask HO, Aisin, 3.73's?
rhagfo 03/22/21 06:49pm Tow Vehicles
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