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RE: DEF Math

two ways 1) my truck gives an initial warning at 30% which even worst case is at least 1,000 miles. Then it continues to count down and give warnings. If I'm dumb enough to ignore the gauge for 1,000 miles I get what I deserve. 2) DEF usage is about 1 gallon of DEF for 100 gallons of diesel. pretty easy to keep track of in my head. 3) If I'm traveling, before I leave I can have a pretty good idea based on last fill how many miles I can go before the 30% warning comes on. If I think I will be close, easy enough to put a 2.5gallon jug in the bed. You need to keep that LML. #1 I've never seen a warning of more than 300 miles. And the mileage given isn't right, it's short 20-25%. And #2 the L5P sucks DEF. The one time I kept track of the fuel for a whole tank of DEF worked out to about 1 gal DEF to 45 gal diesel. That's twice the rate of the LML.
jaycocamprs 11/28/20 07:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Duramax Regen

No, factory gauges don't tell you. I have my ScanGage set to display DPF%, so that's how I can tell.
jaycocamprs 11/21/20 06:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Salt Lake to Albuquerque on a 40 Pusher then to Florida.

The is trip is this week, the plan is to start driving Thursday. So far it looks like the weather will cooperate, if it holds I may stay on I-70 all the way to St. Louis, then work my way south on I-24 picking up I-75 in Chattanooga. Of course I have to be conscious of Atlanta traffic, timing here will be critical. Thank you everyone, you guys have provided lots of insight and details. Go south on I-65 from Nashville to Montgomery. Then US-231 south thru Dothan to I-10. Avoid Chattanooga & Atlanta.
jaycocamprs 11/20/20 08:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2018 Chevy 3500HD

Yes, I am looking at the Chevy for future possibilities. We have a TT now, but still consider going back to a 5er. When I bought my 2017 I didn't do as thorough research as I should have. My 2017 (SB, SRW, 4x4) only has 2,300 lbs cargo capacity, which limits the size of a 5er. I believe the Chevy has around 5,500. Mine has a GVWR of 13025, FAWR of 5600 & RAWR of 9375. Cargo rating 4802. 5500 would have to be for a regular cab, and likely a 6.0 gasser
jaycocamprs 11/05/20 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 Chevy 3500HD

L5P engine came out in 17, still in production. The 17-19 models have the 6 speed Alison 3.73 rear gear. 20 & 21 have the 10 speed 3.42 rear gear, new body & chassis. We pull a 12K fifth wheel, truck pulls it without issue. Where the 05 would just maintain speed, the 18 will accelerate. Should pull your 10K TT like it’s not there. We could have gotten a SRW 3500 truck at our weight, but would have been close to max weight with the load we carry. Check the block heater, there was a recall. And some had the cords cut at the dealer before delivery. I never plugged up the 05, don’t expect to plug this one up. You can see it thru the passenger fender well. I would expect the Duramax to use more DEF than your Ram, and the under hood fill is a pain at best. Real pain to fill from jug, I fill at the truck stop. Most hoses will reach, if not go thru the lane the wrong way or backwards. The steering wheel isn’t quite centered to the seat. Bothers some, but to me it’s no biggie. Same with the lack of low speed throttle response. They just don’t jam you back into the seat, but once rolling they will produce plenty of power. Ride isn't bad, but it's a HD truck. You get used to the rear fenders, but it's not my daily driver. (I did drive my 05 DRW every day some, but now have a company F150)
jaycocamprs 11/04/20 05:24pm Tow Vehicles
TDOT to Close Ramp from I-75 North to I-24 West

TDOT to Close Ramp from I-75 North to I-24 West From 9:00 p.m. EDT Friday, October 23, 2020 to 6:00 a.m. EDT Monday, October 26, 2020. This will be a major problem.
jaycocamprs 10/15/20 03:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: RAWR Question?

My 1980 Silverado C10 Big Ten was the HD half ton of it’s era. Big Ten meaning higher ratings than a regular half ton It had 5 lug’s My 1973 Chevy K5 4x4 was a shortened half ton and had 6 lug’s The 2 wheel drive trucks of the era were 5 lug while the 4X4 trucks were 6 lug. Also some years the GMC trucks had 6 while the Chevys only had 5, unless they were 4 wheel drive
jaycocamprs 10/13/20 06:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Headlights aiming up when towing?

A turn or 2 on the adjustment screws will fix the problem, or bag it. Since I'm nose high I turned the adjustment screws.
jaycocamprs 10/12/20 06:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No more Bridgestone Duravis R250 tire?

Yes the R-238 is Bridgestones replacement for the R-250. You must have either got some of the last ones made, or some that sat in some warehouse. 2018 was when I replaced the ones I had, the R-238 was out then. I got 5 trouble free years on a 12K trailer, 2800/2900 on pin. Replaced with Sailun S637s.
jaycocamprs 10/12/20 05:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Get me out of here! PLEASE

In a nutshell, Cherokee to I40. But, I have two options to get to I40 from here.... 1) Blue Ridge Parkway to Soco Rd, which turns into 19, go through Maggie Valley and take 276 to I40 OR 2) Go back thru the town of Cherokee, to 441, to 74 thru Sylva, straight to I40 US-74 to I-40 is the best. All 4 lane, most divided highway. There are hills and curves, but the other options are steeper & sharper. Good luck
jaycocamprs 09/29/20 06:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: The Highlands

Anybody stayed there in July? I'm looking to escape Houston heat. I need an alternative to Colorado. Was up near Boone this year in mid August. If we ran the AC it was very little. Several years ago it was early July and again very little AC. 3300' elevation and shade helps alot.
jaycocamprs 09/28/20 06:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Heading to Cades Cove. ?Route 28 Franklin to Lauada?

I'm asking of Rt 28 because I want to stay off of as much of Rt. 129, Tail Of Dragon, as I can. Hoping to only have to get on 129 near the Cheoah Dam and do the 10 miles or so up to the Foothills Pkwy. Is this doable in a 30 foot Class'C'? Doable? Yes most likely. But the road it's self is only part of the problem, it's the other drivers. Also you are not missing the bad part of US-129. US-129 back to US-74 at Topton NC isn't that bad. Remember the 319 corners in 11 miles, your only going to miss the 1st mile. And I don't think NC-28 from US-74 to US-129 is any better. There was a sign right as NC-28 left US-74 that warned about 44 miles of slow corners and grades up to 12%. That would be about all the way to Foothills Pkwy. Although I think that only the part NC-28 from Stecoah to Fontana is really that bad. From US-129 to Fontana isn't real bad as the road runs along the river.
jaycocamprs 09/26/20 07:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Jacksonville, FL to Hiawassee, GA Route Ideas

Your flattest straightest route is I-575/GA-515 out of Marietta, GA. IF you want to stay east of Atlanta, US-441 to Clayton, then US-76 west to Hiawassee. Do not take US-19/129.
jaycocamprs 09/24/20 06:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Camping in cold temps, bad idea?

Hi all, thank you very much for all suggestions, very helpful as usual. It looks like I should also be watching the weather prior to the Thanksgiving camping trip since my camper is stored in my unprotected driveway near Boston, usually we can get a few days below freezing in Nov, who knows what the weather will look like, I need to be prepared for the worst. All tanks are empty on storage except the water heater, should I still hook my camper to house power and have the furnace running during below freezing nights?. I'd drain the WH & blow the lines. Heat works if you just dip below freezing. But you could see a real cold snap up there. In Georgia it's what I do, but here in Nov thats COLD.
jaycocamprs 09/20/20 04:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: Camping in cold temps, bad idea?

27F at night to 45F during the day. No problem, just fill the tank and run the pump. Use a small heater to take some of the load of the furnace, during the day. But you still want it to run some as the temps drop at night. Take some RV antifreeze with you and winterize before you leave.
jaycocamprs 09/19/20 06:27pm Beginning RVing
RE: How much do you really need?

How far are you planning to travel, and what kind of drive do you want? I've been under trucked, under powered, about right and more than I need. I sure like more than I need. Your choice.
jaycocamprs 09/18/20 06:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1-75 Overnight between Chattanooga and Atlanta.

THere is a Cabelas in there somewhere that I have stayed at . Freecamping website says Cabelas is closed. Cabelas @ exit 354 is closed, Cabelas @ exit 277 Kennesaw, is not closed
jaycocamprs 09/15/20 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chattanooga

Kind of depends on what you want. For the RV Park type setting Holiday Travel Park of Chattanooga, is good. Chester Frost Park and Harrison Bay State Park are across the Chickamuga lake from each other. Chester Frost has more lake front sites but sites are close and open. Harrison Bay will have a more woodsy feel. Last there is Cloudland Canyon State Park about an hour south of Chattanooga on Lookout Mountain.
jaycocamprs 09/13/20 05:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: No 12 V juice--battery or converter?

But be aware that there are likely still a few things (like the propane detector) that draw electricity even with the disconnect switch "OFF". So for long term storage, disconnect the negative battery cable.
jaycocamprs 09/09/20 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: 2007 Cedar Creek Silverback slide out issue

A tape measure will tell you if your slide jumped time.
jaycocamprs 09/09/20 06:42pm Tech Issues
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