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RE: When does a Pickup become a " Historical Vehicle"?

I have historical vehicle plates on my 1964 Thunderbird. You can get them when the vehicle is a certain age and falls under the usage rules required by the state (non DD, etc.). Their great, no more yearly tabs or any other fee's what so ever. https://i.imgur.com/V2YUNXf.jpg?1 One can even use old original plates: https://i.imgur.com/bXP7jzT.jpg?1 Won’t be long until your new neighbors coming from the state a little south of you put a stop to that. While I agree, the state you are referring to has the permanent trailer license plates where Washington does not.
SweetLou 02/03/20 05:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck batteries

Truck is assembled in Mexico of mostly US Made components. Not thrilled about it being assembled there but the other alternative is a Mexican made engine. Oh, is GM not making diesel engines any longer? I thought there was a third choice....:h :W What does choices mean? Worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior; precious; valuable."My choicest hours of life are lost." Preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; -- used with of; as, to be choice of time, or of money. Selected with care, and due attention to preference; deliberately chosen." Choice word measured phrase." Does not apply hereJust what it states. I won't make the choice you offered and for the reasons why :h It's been a long time since I've been corrected in English class.....is "option" up to par, Professor? :R Mr. Blow, Choice is the word of the day
SweetLou 01/31/20 06:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: How does GCVWR affect stopping if you have trailer brakes?

I've read many times that exceeding GCVWR is a stopping safety issue. What I'm not understanding is the GCVWR assuming there are NOT electric brakes? Is it assuming trailer brake failure and the vehicle's GCVWR can fully stop both trailer and TV? From my experience, a well tuned brake controller the brakes just feel like stopping without a load at all. So how does exceeding GCVWR cause a safety issue stopping with electric brakes? Just curious, not doing it. Actually. Your tow vehicles brakes are only designed to stop the GVWR of the vehicle. NOT the GCVWR. that is why trailer brakes are required. So your TV can safely stop it's own max weight (GVWR). Anything over that the trailer brakes are supposed to stop. Yes the TV brakes may stop the trailer. Eventually. But not safely, especially in a E stop. This is the correct answer!!
SweetLou 01/29/20 11:43am Towing
RE: New truck batteries

Truck is assembled in Mexico of mostly US Made components. Not thrilled about it being assembled there but the other alternative is a Mexican made engine. Oh, is GM not making diesel engines any longer? I thought there was a third choice....:h :W What does choices mean? Worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior; precious; valuable."My choicest hours of life are lost." Preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; -- used with of; as, to be choice of time, or of money. Selected with care, and due attention to preference; deliberately chosen." Choice word measured phrase." Does not apply hereJust what it states. I won't make the choice you offered and for the reasons why
SweetLou 01/28/20 12:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck batteries

Truck is assembled in Mexico of mostly US Made components. Not thrilled about it being assembled there but the other alternative is a Mexican made engine. Oh, is GM not making diesel engines any longer? I thought there was a third choice....:h :W What does choices mean? Worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior; precious; valuable."My choicest hours of life are lost." Preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; -- used with of; as, to be choice of time, or of money. Selected with care, and due attention to preference; deliberately chosen." Choice word measured phrase." Does not apply here
SweetLou 01/28/20 06:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: EZ-Pass. New York or Massachusetts account?

Use EZpass or Epass Extra. Epass Extra is good in 18 eastern states.You register your rig and trailer or toad. The cameras figure it out. MA has pay by plate if you have no transponder. Any state that does that adds an admin fee to the tolls. Epass Extra is a 1 time $18.00 cost for a portable transponder.You keep a minimum $10.00 balance in your account and get it automatically refilled with credit card. You can order one over the phone in Florida. They will send it to you Hadn't heard about this before. Hopefully only one transponder is requested (at $18.50 a pop) and the cameras all figure out the correct toll. Still I'm kind of leaning toward setting up an account in NY and requesting two transponders. Correct me if I am wrong but the camera takes a picture of the front plate of the tow vehicle so it can't see the rear plate on the trailer. You get charged then for the tow vehicle only
SweetLou 01/23/20 06:09am Towing
RE: New truck batteries

I changed mine last year and put the Kirkland ones in from Costco. I've found them to be good quality, good price, and it's pretty tough to beat a 100 month warranty.... How did you get Kirkland? My Costco only carries 36 month Interstate. My last Kirkland had the 100 month and did well
SweetLou 01/18/20 05:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: No fifth wheel/trailer running lights Ram 1500

wiring harness before the connector at the bumper. Something short there
SweetLou 01/14/20 10:47pm Towing
RE: Coast on the uphills accelerate on the downhills

While most are commenting to you about the equipment possibilities or things to check, I wanted to let you know that they way you drive while towing is also very important. I am on my third Dodge (now Ram) a 2013 diesel 6.7 with the 68FE trans. From previous set up, I had exhaust temp guage which goes hand in hand with radiator temp. In order to keep the truck temp cooler I had to balance the exhaust temp and boost from the turbo. I rant the temp at around 1000 to 1100 which and of course using the correct gear to maintain RPM. It's a balancing act and it kept the radiator cooler, thus the trans cooler as well. If I ever put my foot into it, the temps shot up, so I learned to cut back. I am pulling, not racing and it chugs up all the way. Try the 16 mile Baker grade near las Vegas on 116 degree day pulling anything with never a hiccup. So, my advice also to find your sweet spot learn that pull truck and you will be fine.
SweetLou 01/14/20 07:08am Towing
RE: Chrysler UConnect

I recently had an issue with GPS not working correctly. There was an update available to fix it, but it was failing to automatically download and install. I was able to go to the Uconnect website and download and install it myself. But some people have been unable to do that and had to manually jump through some hoops that eventually enabled them to download the correct file and fix the issue. If that's your problem, you could probably find the solution on ramforum.com. I would hope that being to the dealer over this they might know these tricks.
SweetLou 01/07/20 10:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chrysler UConnect

My issues are volume goes away to radio or anything else you are listening to as well as some function. When you turn off the vehicle and open the door it wound't shut down like as it should. You have to reset it by putting in the key and going to accessory. It was replaced by chrysler care, but now new one is doing the samething. Dealer states that there over 300 units in th Phonix area alone with Uconnect issues. I just don't want to hear a story. I thought I would get some real time answers from some folks.
SweetLou 01/07/20 09:59am Tow Vehicles
Chrysler UConnect

I'm just curious how many people are CURRENTLY having issues with their UConnect in their vehicles? I have been for some time now and It was replaced with a new one and it still does the problem I was having. The dealer states that there are thousands with similar issues and an Over the Air fix is coming. Been months on that one. Any news?
SweetLou 01/07/20 06:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking For Campground Near Wallace Idaho

I made reservations at the Blue Anchor RV park in Osburn. Looks like a great park and Wendy there took good care of me. She was very helpful about the area as well.
SweetLou 01/07/20 05:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking For Campground Near Wallace Idaho

There are a few NFS campgrounds along I-90. My fav is Cabin Creek (very quiet,) though it's more like 35 miles from Wallace. NO hookups in any of them as far as I recall. Which direction and how do you get there?
SweetLou 12/30/19 06:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Looking For Campground Near Wallace Idaho

We plan to do some camping around Wallace Idaho next summer. I am willing to be 25 miles from Wallace and state campgrounds are good as well. Any help is greatly appreciated.
SweetLou 12/29/19 07:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Truck batteries

Just replaced an interstate from Costco which had 42 mo. It went 43. They gave me full price on a new one but had to pa the difference because their new one went to 36 mo now and he said the battery cost them more. I didn't complain since I got $89 credit he didn't have to honor.
SweetLou 11/07/19 06:06am Tow Vehicles
Dodge / Chrysler Uconnect Issues

Anyone having issues with their Uconnect in the Dodge/Chrysler vehicles? Mine is a 2013 Ram and it had some symptoms, like the volume just went away but if you stopped and turned it off, then back on it reset itself. Now, this happens every time I run the truck. After about 30 min, the volume settings go bye bye, but the worst thing is if you stop and shut off and open the door to get out, the dash and Uconnect stay on and never shut off. The fix so far is to put key back in ignition and go to ACC then back off. It resets and turns the screen back off as to not run down the battery. So, the question is who is having similar issues and what did you do about it? I went through the reset of holding down the volume and tune button at the same time, but no fix.
SweetLou 10/09/19 05:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

Dual mass flywheel do your self a favor and contact South Bend clutch and see what they offer to rid yourself of it. Maybe a nice dual disk clutch, way less than $4K even with a shop install. Yep, I would agree. When I had my 2005, dual mass went out at 75K. I had dealer replace it with the same only because I was dumping the truck. That trans set up needs an after market otherwise it's a POS
SweetLou 09/11/19 05:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: What;s Wrong With My RAM Truck????

What does it do if you pull over, turn off the truck for a few minutes, then start it up again? If it blows normal, then what ever electrically resets the blend door is your issue. I have had that now in 2 Rams and a 2 Fords
SweetLou 08/28/19 05:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery Storage Scenario

If you shut off the batteries at the switch, you shouldn't have to take off the negative cable right?
SweetLou 08/11/19 02:02pm Tech Issues
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