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RE: Idle/Drive Ratio

On my 2014 Ram , if ya hold the button down you can zero those numbers and start all over ! Maybe ya'll are miss-understanding those gizmos ? Say wut? Ummm, no you can’t “zero out” engine hours….. Lol. Where would you even come up with something like this? Well you say they don't track hours well. I would think Ram would create a recall for something to fix an issue like that to prevent warranty fraud!
rhagfo 05/22/22 10:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Idle/Drive Ratio

2018 Cummins Idle: 736 Drive: 365 Bought it with 56k on it about 2 weeks ago. You sure those are correct? 56,000 miles in 365 hours is 153.4 average mph! Even 736 hours is an average of 76 mph, not realistic. 736 is the idle, not the drive. Has the computer ever been replaced?? With 365 drive hours and 56,000 miles 56,000 / 365 = 153.42 mph average speed something isn't right.
rhagfo 05/22/22 08:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Trailer Backup Assist

Are you towing a trailer along with the camper, or just for the camper.
rhagfo 05/18/22 01:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford Trailer Backup Assist

Say wut?? X2
rhagfo 05/18/22 01:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Idle/Drive Ratio

2012 Ford Super Duty Power Stroke Miles: 240,000 Idle Hrs: 1,410 Engine Hrs: 7,443 19% Idle hours Well average 32.2 mph for that 240,000 miles, makes me think, the park we are at we cover a 21 mile rails to trail pedestrian, equestrian, and bike trail. The 2007 diesel gator we use on the trail has 7,400 hours on it.
rhagfo 05/17/22 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Idle/Drive Ratio

Just curious how my truck compares. 2015 Ram Cummins, just under 87k miles and I bought it new. I'm currently showing the following: Idle: 95 Hours Drive: 2736 Hours How about you guys? WOW! Less than 4% idle hours.
rhagfo 05/17/22 03:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Idle/Drive Ratio

Well our 2016 currently has the following; Idle 385 Drive 2,119 Miles 73,222 Idle is 18% of drive and15% of total hours. Total average speed is 34.5 mph.
rhagfo 05/17/22 02:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Idle/Drive Ratio

2018 Cummins Idle: 736 Drive: 365 Bought it with 56k on it about 2 weeks ago. You sure those are correct? 56,000 miles in 365 hours is 153.4 average mph! Even 736 hours is an average of 76 mph, not realistic.
rhagfo 05/17/22 02:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to find diesel prices?

On my Mac it shows diesel prices. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52065656162_87852a8ea4_z.jpg Wow, that diesel price is insane!!
rhagfo 05/12/22 06:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Cummins 6.7L Gasoline Engine in a Ram?

The biggest issue I see with making the 6.7 a gas engine is moving mass! It is a big bore, long stroke engine. Not really designed to turn high rpm’s needed to produce HP and Torque.
rhagfo 04/30/22 07:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I don' know about that....We have been told repeatadly that EVs have fewer parts, and thus assembly is easier/cheaper, and there is less to go wrong.... So they are much more reliable... It almost sounds like the old commercial for Maytag, and their repairmen having nothing to do..... I seriously doubt, they are suddenly going to staff up with electronics engineers who diagnose electronics issues and then break out the soldering gun and rewire the computer boards. The car will spit out a code and they will swap out chips/boards based on what the codes suggest. Theses code are pretty accurate.’in a past job I worked on IBM Point of Sale equipment, this was back in the mid 1980’s. The main unit came with a large manual with “MAPS”. You would get a code or symptoms and follow the map, if this condition exist do one thing, if it doesn’t do something else. These usually directed you to a first visit resolution.
rhagfo 04/29/22 11:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Dodge and B&W

Yeah, I keep forgetting about the Dodge/Ram thing. LOL Yes, the new-to-us truck has the Aisin 6-speed, but not sure about the air ride. We're looking at the Tradesman model to keep the costs down. About $10,000-$15,000 difference between them and the same year Laramie. And I'm a cheap bastid. I will be getting the puck mounted B&W hitch for sure. Don't want to lose my membership in the B&W club. :) And the new one would put me in the heavy weight club. That truck has a 14,000 GVWR. Sounds like a beast. Not as beasty as the new ones, but a whole lot cheaper. :) Thank you for all the info guys. Much appreciated. So the old Dodge and the New to you Ram 3500 both DRW, what are you towing with your current Dodge?It's a 2019 Grand Design 351M toyhauler. About the same size as our previous Fuzion, but a couple thousand pounds heavier. Our Fuzion was right at 15,000 lbs. and the 351M is 17,500 lbs. Kind of a light pin at 17%, but seems to behave just fine. The GVWR of the Dodge was 10,400 lbs. I believe and this trailer puts us right at 10,700, so not a big deal IMO. But the truth is I'm getting tired of shifing that dual disc clutch and pulling a heavy load. I'm looking forward to an automatic. :) I think you will be very happy with the HO/Aisin combination!
rhagfo 04/28/22 10:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Dodge and B&W

Yeah, I keep forgetting about the Dodge/Ram thing. LOL Yes, the new-to-us truck has the Aisin 6-speed, but not sure about the air ride. We're looking at the Tradesman model to keep the costs down. About $10,000-$15,000 difference between them and the same year Laramie. And I'm a cheap bastid. I will be getting the puck mounted B&W hitch for sure. Don't want to lose my membership in the B&W club. :) And the new one would put me in the heavy weight club. That truck has a 14,000 GVWR. Sounds like a beast. Not as beasty as the new ones, but a whole lot cheaper. :) Thank you for all the info guys. Much appreciated. So the old Dodge and the New to you Ram 3500 both DRW, what are you towing with your current Dodge?
rhagfo 04/28/22 03:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 50A RV with 30A plug?

Our new-to-us 5er is wired for 2 a/c's but only has one installed. The factory installed a ceiling vent in the bedroom, and when you remove the inside trim around the fan you can see the #12 120v wire in the ceiling and there is a 20a breaker in the panel labeled "bedroom a/c". So it looks pretty easy to take out the roof vent and replace with a 2nd a/c unit in the bedroom. The panel has a 50a main breaker, but the shore cord has a 30a plug on it...is there such a thing as an "adapter cord" that doesn't require a dogbone? Am I correct that all I need to do is replace the shore cord to get 50a to the rig? Here's the RV end of the shore power cord: https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/y134/Burbman/20220401_122355.jpg width=640 Now here's the plug end of the shore cord: https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/y134/Burbman/20220401_122437.jpg width=640 This is connection on the outside of the rig: https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/y134/Burbman/20220401_122418.jpg width=640 The inside breaker panel: https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/y134/Burbman/20220424_171859.jpg width=640 On a related note, I'm not sure I want to add a 2nd a/c in the bedroom...we dry camp a fair amount and at least I'll get some air movement with the vent, the a/c blocks that vent spot and the only way to get cold air is to plug in. Thoughts? BurbMan, what is the brand of your breaker panel? With the 50 amp breaker located at the far left the buss must be like a house, where every other full size breaker is on a different leg of power.
rhagfo 04/24/22 08:50pm Tech Issues
RE: 50A RV with 30A plug?

What you have is a 30 amp to 50 amp adapter. Your rig is set to use 50 amps. Just obtain a 50 amp power cord for use. Be aware that the 50 amp wire is stiff and heavy. In cold weather they are a hand full. Since you have only one AC 30 amps will meet most of your needs without fighting a big heavy cord. Power management is necessary. You do have several heavy consumers....water heater, fireplace, microwave, AC. Make your own new 50 amp cord go to your local electrical supplier and get the length of 6/4 SOOW cable, and get the correct ends. I carry a 40’ length of this, and easy to handle even in freezing temperatures. My cable coils into a 3 gallon bucket, and is easy to carry.
rhagfo 04/24/22 08:00pm Tech Issues
RE: secureing sofa in slide

We just removed the sofa from our rig and it was held down to the wooden flooring with lag bolts. Then there were large bolts for the seat belts that went into steel framing.I would use some way to secure the unit to the floor. OP is asking about a 5th wheel, only our kitchen table is secured, chairs, futon, recliner all just sit there..
rhagfo 04/24/22 07:44pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Be careful with engine block heaters

I’m unfamiliar with block heaters. How much power do they draw, JR? I don't know for sure. I had mine hooked to a timer, only on for couple hours in morning. Often the cord, (25 ft, 12 gauge) would melt ice/snow around it. Mine draws about 800 watts. Been using it 15 years without issue but why would you even bother to turn it on if it's not even below freezing? When we had our 2001 Ram CTD, I would use the Block Heater, when it got down to about 40 degrees. Having the engine preheated greatly reduced the Can Of Bolts rattle on startup. I was just being a good neighbor.
rhagfo 04/22/22 06:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Be careful with engine block heaters

Why would you need a block heater in Reno? I use mine in Alberta during the cold times. I guess anything can happen, but seems like a long shot for a block heater to start a fire. FYI, your second link points to a file on your own local hard drive. Sorry a true news story and quote from Reno, Nevada fire department upset your day sport. I know nothing about block heaters. But have a nice day anyway. The recent GM recall on diesel trucks with block heaters fire hazard support both the news story and Reno FD. My second link was photo of the incident as appeared on TV news site. Anything else D Well you are in Reno, what was the temperature that evening. Many block heaters are thermostatically activated and the temperature needs to be below a certain point. Yes, GM does have a recall on some block heaters, they do draw a bit of power, so a decent sized cord needs to be used.
rhagfo 04/21/22 06:40am General RVing Issues
RE: GM buying back 6.6L Duramax

Well I have read on other forums that they are replacing the engines at the Flint assembly plant. If I owned a highly optioned truck, I would say give me a loaner for a month and replace my engine and give it back.
rhagfo 04/20/22 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM buying back 6.6L Duramax

Anyone know why GM is buying back late model 6.6L Duramax's ? Yes. But for you to know, you will need to apply for a job at GM and show up for work. :B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B::B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B:B::B: Sounds like a hydro-lock/ no start issue. Must be a serious problem with head or block warpage.
rhagfo 04/20/22 06:48am Tow Vehicles
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