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RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

German drivers are more considerate than North American drivers. The also follow the rules better when driving the Autobahn to avoid the mass collisions.Actually consideration has little to do with it. They know the laws and value their license because they cost a lot to get, both in time and money. None of this walk in the door, and if you can find the counter with minimal help, you get a license. They actually have to prove they both want and have earned a license. The licensing procedure is quite severe. Thanks for that information. Guess it is not so much a right there as it seems to be in North America.
CaLBaR 09/08/20 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water pump check valve.

I have been looking for repair kit for a Lippert FlowMax pump but can't seem to find one. Mine seems to leak back too and will not hold pressure consistently. Looks like it is another Lippert throw-away item, replace it with a real pump that can be repaired. Unfortunately that seems to be it with this one. I know you can get diaphragm kits for Shurflo. This is disappointing from Lippert again. Guess will buy a Shurflo and not have this issue.
CaLBaR 09/07/20 02:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump check valve.

I have been looking for repair kit for a Lippert FlowMax pump but can't seem to find one. Mine seems to leak back too and will not hold pressure consistently.
CaLBaR 09/07/20 06:15am Tech Issues
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Very seldom that semis run at their speed limit, now days the limits are 65 autos, 60 trucks most semis run between 65 and 70, autos 65 and 75. Running 20 mph below the flow of traffic in the right lane, basically setup a rolling road block.Rolling roadblock? That's what that passing lane is for. If people would drive like they should, i.e. move over to pass and then move back over to their original lane, it wouldn't be an issue, but instead you have people that pull into the right lane and just sit there, even when they could get back over. There's your rolling roadblock. Makes a person wonder how they keep the autobahns in Germany from being endless car wrecks, when you have people driving 100+mph and other people doing 60-70 mph. Oh yeah, they know how to drive. German drivers are more considerate than North American drivers. The also follow the rules better when driving the Autobahn to avoid the mass collisions.
CaLBaR 09/07/20 06:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2019+ RAM HD with failed CP4-2 IP to get CP3's

Ram, unlike Ford, is making things right!!!! Please let me know what RAM is doing to make things right. I have a 2019 with the CP4.2 fuel pump. No issues and love the truck just would like to know what you know in case I ever have trouble with the CP4.2 pump so I know what to expect. One reason I bought the RAM over the Ford was CP3 fuel pump but then found out a couple of days after I bought it that RAM was now using the CP4.2 pump too. Not that it would have made much difference anyway I guess. Please provide any info that you have just in case. Thanks, I can provide info on what Ram is doing, "just in case." The answer is NOTHING. My 2019 injector pump failed at 15k miles. Left me on the side of the road 2 hours from home. They towed it to the nearest shop. The truck that is. That's about the extent of it. I had to pay for them to tow my travel trailer. Once I paid Chrysler for them to arrange the trailer tow, no one showed up to get it. I had to end up making my own arrangements to get it home. It took them about a week and a half before they finally figured out what happened. When they figured it out, they told me that the pump was on backorder due to the corona virus shutdown. I was going to have to wait 4 months until the parts were available. They approved a rental vehicle, but I was told that due to the coronavirus, they couldn't do that either. I escalated the claim internally at FCA. They pretty much de-escalated it back down to the case manager. This means that they weren't going to buy it back or replace it. The only choice I was left with (I needed a vehicle) was to trade the 4 month old truck in at the dealership where it sat. They didn't have a good selection of vehicles (also probably due to the coronavirus) but did have a 3500 on order that was similar in options to my 2500. I ended up buying that one. If there was an option to trade it to another manufacturer's dealership, I would have, and never purchase another Chrysler product. It's kind of hard to trade a vehicle that is disassembled and sitting in a shop. So again, to recap on what to expect from Chrysler to make it right if it happens to you.....nothing. Sorry to hear about this issue with yours and the lack of Chrysler doing anything for you. Hopefully you didn't lose too much or any on the trade but from what you wrote sounds like you did. This is what concerns me about this is exactly what happened to you or worse that Chrysler starts to deny warranty like Ford did. This issue should seriously get fixed by Bosch for such a pitiful design. Should have been fixed a long time ago.
CaLBaR 08/31/20 06:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019+ RAM HD with failed CP4-2 IP to get CP3's

Ram, unlike Ford, is making things right!!!! Please let me know what RAM is doing to make things right. I have a 2019 with the CP4.2 fuel pump. No issues and love the truck just would like to know what you know in case I ever have trouble with the CP4.2 pump so I know what to expect. One reason I bought the RAM over the Ford was CP3 fuel pump but then found out a couple of days after I bought it that RAM was now using the CP4.2 pump too. Not that it would have made much difference anyway I guess. Please provide any info that you have just in case. Thanks,
CaLBaR 08/31/20 11:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cracked frame Heartland/Lippert - Warranty but no help!

T18skyguy, Ontario uses lots of salt. The trailer has traveled for 2 March Breaks down to Florida. After the first trip I washed the trailer as soon as I was home and by mid summer this is how rusted it was. I talked to the dealer and showed him and was told its just the way it is. My plan was to wire brush the entire exposed frame, paint and then get it undercoated this fall to try and slow things down. Absolutely no off roading. We have drove a few dirt roads but nothing nasty. No modifications to the trailer or frame and nothing heavy in the rear of the trailer. All questions the dealer asked me when I dropped it off. Hi Bedpan, I had surface rust on my frame too. I sanded and painted the tongue but the ordered Corrosion Free kit with sprayer. No need to wire bush and paint it the solution dissolves the rust and penetrates to the metal protecting it from further rust. Works great and been using on my vehicles for the last 11 years.
CaLBaR 08/29/20 04:22pm Tech Issues
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Yep, it's the slower guy that is the problem. If we would just find the highest recorded speed on that highway and require everyone to run at that speed, just imagine how safe we would all be. What might make sense is to actually understand that we are all traffic, not just those that run at illegal speeds, and instead of giving the fast crowd the consideration, but instead come back to common sense and let the fast crowd adjust to my speed. If they can't grow up it's their problem. Blowing it our of proportion. Not saying highest speed is safe either just that. Higher speed than traffic flow or lower speed than traffic flow is a hazard. Both are issues. Drive the speed limit or close to it and it makes everyone safer. 20 MPH below or above is dangerous.
CaLBaR 08/29/20 04:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Most interstate highways also have a posted minimum speed of 55 mph. If traffic engineers thought that was so unsafe don't you think they would increase that number? Those that think slower drivers are unsafe should probable slow down theselves in case they overtake one of these "unsafe situations". I am a traffic engineer...max and min limits on freeways are set by politicians not engineers. Actually in many places we have been successful in increasing the truck speed to 65mph because it creates safety problems when you have a small number of vehicles going substantially below the average. The ideal for safety is to have everyone going the same speed. Thank you for your professional information not that it will change any of the opinions here about driving slow not being a hazard but very nice to hear from a traffic engineer about slower traffic being a hazard for everyone else.
CaLBaR 08/29/20 12:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trunnion Lube?

Reese Hitch Ball Lube https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61yv70lxV8L._AC_SL1500_.jpg width=160 I used this as well for many years. Just went to Amsoil hitch grease due to a good deal when I bought my gear lube for the truck. Not sure I like it though and may go back to the Reese with teflon once the Amsoil stuff is done. The oil and grease are starting to separate a bit and makes for a bit of a mess.
CaLBaR 08/28/20 05:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

We all know that a 75 mph posted speed limit means traffic will be moving at 77 to 80. Personally, before I'd cruise along at anything less than 65, I'd get off the Interstate and use US highways. Traveling too far below the speed of traffic, IMO, is more dangerous than trying to keep up with it. I never worry what happens behind me. If you can't plan/look ahead and go safely around me you DO NOT belong on an interstate. You DO need to worry about what happens behind you, especially if you're the cause of it. Selfishly saying it's everyone else's responsibility to conform to your style of driving is just that, selfish -- and potentially dangerous. If I want to/need to drive 60 when the vast majority of traffic is moving at nearly 80, then I'm the one who doesn't belong on the interstate, and believe me, I've spend thousands of miles off the interstate for that exact reason. I completely agree with this statement. Travelling slightly under the speed limit is not an issue but 15 - 20 MPH under the speed limit or flow of traffic is dangerous and inconsiderate. You should find an alternate route than the interstate or highway if you can't or won't keep up with traffic. RV or no RV.
CaLBaR 08/28/20 05:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trunnion Lube?

Getting my trunnion WD hitch tomorrow & I'm wondering what to use for lube where the bars go into the hitch head. I have some 80w90 gear oil & if it's heavy enough I'll use that. Thanks. I use wheel bearing grease or hitch grease. Much heavier and less wear. Rob
CaLBaR 08/26/20 06:06am Travel Trailers
RE: 6.7L Cummins Engine Brake

Thanks for the thread. Just got my 2016 CTD and have been wondering the same thing. From what I have gathered, full slows the truck when you lift from the pedal and auto when you actually brake. Is this correct. Love how t slows the truck, I'm sure will help save the brakes. That is correct. Full engages as soon as you take your foot off of the pedal and auto when you touch the brakes. Auto also comes on going down hills when your speed increases past when you took your foot off the pedal or when you applied the brakes. When towing or not towing it keeps my speed constant going down hills which is nice. Rob
CaLBaR 08/25/20 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.7L Cummins Engine Brake

Does everyone use the engine brake when not towing? I've read mixed opinions on using it 100% while driving. Thanks in advance S Woolery 2012 Aerolite 2014 Ram 2500 4x4 6.7L Cummins I use the Engine brake on automatic all of the time towing or not. The only time I don't use it is when it is snowy or icy on the roads.
CaLBaR 08/25/20 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: 10K psi grease gun

So, as per my OP...........no suggestions for a quality brand of grease guns? DeWalt makes a good cordless 10,000 PSI grease gun.
CaLBaR 08/25/20 06:49am Tech Issues
RE: 10K psi grease gun

I wouldn't waste your time with a different grease gun. I had 2 that were giving me problems and went the lol n lube and pneumatic grease gun and they still would not take grease. Pulled both of them, ensured that they would take grease and re-installed them in the correct orientation. All good now. Should have done that in the first place and saved myself some money and aggravation. Rob
CaLBaR 08/24/20 05:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Granddesign 31MB

I have been looking at a Granddesign 31MB. Any of you Granddesign owners have any ya's or na! What are your thought about an extented warranty? Thanks for your input. We have a Grand Design 297RSTS for the last 2 years. So far very happy with it. Had a few issues that were either fixed by the dealer or by me. So far happy with the quality but I have heard that there are others who have had issues just like anything else you buy. One other thing is that Grand Design customer service is noted to be one of the best in the industry for helping out if there is an issue. As for the extended warranty I would not get one. I read the fine print and basically they all have Wiesel words to let them get out of paying. Rob
CaLBaR 08/23/20 06:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram Factory Brake Controller

I have a 2019 RAM 3500 and can lock up the brakes on my Reflection on light electric. Gain is not all the way up either. Can't say if the brake controller is different than previous generation of brake controller but I am happy with mine. Rob
CaLBaR 08/22/20 08:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Upgrading WDH hitch, Shank question.

Currently have the Pro-Series 12,000LB 1,200 Round Bar hitch set-up My question is if I upgrade the the Reese 1,500 LB Trunnion Bar hitch, with the capability to add DC sway control later. Will my current shank have the same hole spacing or will I need to purchase a complete new shank for the new head? Thanks Humbert I have upgraded a number of times and still use the same couple of shanks. Hole spacing is pretty much standard so as long as you have the height adjustment that you need no new shank should be required.
CaLBaR 07/21/20 05:27am Towing
RE: Toyota fake 3/4 ton spotted, overheated

Lots of speculation in this thread. Contrary to popular belief, the Tundra does have more cooling capacity than a 2L bottle, it's not just home in a mall. I've towed with 3 different Tundras, all my trailers were 35' and over and never had it run hot. Only issue I ever had was a bad battery. If I didn't want to haul my golfcart at the same time, I would still have mine. Very much agree with your statements. I have towed 32' and 34' without any issues either. For me it was time for a new tow vehicle and we may upgrade to a 5th wheel at some point within the expected life of this truck so that is the only reason I went with with I did. Otherwise would have bought another Tundra and almost did.
CaLBaR 07/16/20 08:11am Tow Vehicles
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