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Cummins12V98 wrote:

I just turned 95k on my OLD 15 RAM today. Did a fine job towing my 24k DRV with Harley towed behind. 1,300 miles in 26 hours over two days. Yea I’m tired but the truck says it’s ready to go again.


Just nicely broken in! [emoticon]


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blofgren wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I just turned 95k on my OLD 15 RAM today. Did a fine job towing my 24k DRV with Harley towed behind. 1,300 miles in 26 hours over two days. Yea I’m tired but the truck says it’s ready to go again.


Just nicely broken in! [emoticon]


Including that Aisin transmission. [emoticon] "Broken In" now has a new meening! [emoticon]


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4x4ord wrote:

^^^ I talked to the sales manager at my dealership today and he said he doesn’t expect all his orders to be built. He also said there is no way of knowing which will be selected to be built. I might be keeping this one long enough to see the fuel economy improve after all.


Better save up for an oil change. [emoticon]


[emoticon] I asked him if GM and Ram were having the same issues and he told me Ford and GM lots are empty, Ram lots are full. So I could either save up for an oil change or …. no, I guess I better save up for an oil change. [emoticon]


Roflmao! That was a gooder!
Most mfgs have chip shortages. Ram buyers are still waiting for the extra 2 or 4 gears to show up for their transmissions!

Edit … gears. I meant gears. Lol

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FishOnOne wrote:

blofgren wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I just turned 95k on my OLD 15 RAM today. Did a fine job towing my 24k DRV with Harley towed behind. 1,300 miles in 26 hours over two days. Yea I’m tired but the truck says it’s ready to go again.


Just nicely broken in! [emoticon]


Including that Aisin transmission. [emoticon] "Broken In" now has a new meening! [emoticon]


Just can't find anything legitimate to comment on?????????


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I have a comment...double towing a big rig 1,300 miles, in 2 days, doing a 14 hour second day, in what may be heavy traffic at times, is quite a feat! Does Ms. 12V drive a little, or just a DIY?

In my experience, even though my bike trailer tows nicely behind my FW, it does add more stress to a long haul.

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MFL wrote:

I have a comment...double towing a big rig 1,300 miles, in 2 days, doing a 14 hour second day, in what may be heavy traffic at times, is quite a feat! Does Ms. 12V drive a little, or just a DIY?

In my experience, even though my bike trailer tows nicely behind my FW, it does add more stress to a long haul.

Jerry


She is my passenger that keeps me company. I get in a mode and if she doesn't complain I just keep on tuckin. I really try to remember the bike is back there!!!

Scary part is yesterday I went unload my bike from it's Kendon trailer and I popped the front tire out of the bucket and it all of a sudden felt like the trailer popped off the ball. I look forward to see it still attached and then noticed the tube steel in all three places was broken and literally an added small skid plate on the center tube was all that was keeping the cycle and trailer literally from coming off along I-5.

I should buy a lottery ticket!!!

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Sorry for hijacking the thread but I think it will be of interest to many.

OH, she is also part of my pit crew as shown in the past helping change a tire.

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That looks a little scary alright! I know what you mean regarding how easy it is to not notice the second trailer. I think it is certainly safer for me to double tow than it is for me to have my bike riding on a carrier 13 feet behind my 5vers rear axle, but, because double towing is illegal in BC I carry my bike far more than I double tow. I can not understand why double towing is not legal on all highways. What kind of fuel economy did you get coming home 12V?


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The 2nd trailer takes a ton of stress when you double tow. I think it is because the connection point is so far back behind the first trailer axles.

I've double towed since about 2000. In that time, I have broken the hitch on the back of my trailer, broken the weld on the tower that holds my boat winch, and broken the weld that holds the pin on my brake away tongue.

In 2014 I had the rear of my 5er reinforced, along with the hitch. A welder reinforced the frame of the trailer all the way forward of the axles, and put on a very heavy duty hitch.

I'm done towing my big boat, but still tow a 17' Ranger.

Anyway, keep a close eye on all potential failure points. They are under considerable stress.

Glad it ended well for you.


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The upside would have been it would have made upgrading to an Indian a little easier...


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