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RE: Want a new truck?

Yes, height of bed rails and height of hood DO count, as they make for a bigger truck, more difficult for some people to maneuver and park, as those measurements affect visibility, especially for a shorter driver. You can't pick & choose which dimensions make a truck bigger and which don't. They ALL come into play. That's like saying the length and width of my house count when calculating the size of it . . . but the height does not. Really? :h Sit on a pillow and duct tape a block of wood to the bottom of your right foot, maybe practice parking some, problem solved. My 5"-1" wife has no problem driving and parking a GMC CC longbed. I can't find the specs on a 2 story or split entry truck but I'll take your word on it LOL. I find the interesting, as the rail height between our 2001 Ram and 2016 was about 1”. My daughters 2004 Ram 3500 developed a transmission cooler leak, and she had an equestrian event to tow to. We measured rail height and the were the same her 2004 and our 2016. We bought a Curt ball set and she borrowed our truck to pull her four horse with living quarters gooseneck to the event.
rhagfo 06/29/22 06:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: My Fridge Died

My Norcold model 6053 fridge has all the symptoms of a plugged up pipe. I've tried to keep it level over the years but, I'm not the original owner of this Travel Trailer and,, it's 29 years old. I guess nothing last forever. It still sucks. I go dry camping sometimes and I have no wish to convert over to an all electric fridge. I've been looking around the internet for a replacement cooling unit and I think I've found a good place called "RV Cooling Unit Warehouse". I have a 21-year-old original Dometic fridge and I would probably go with www.rvcoolingunit.com guys. Cooling units are much cheaper to replace that entire fridges. Suggest you talk with someone at the cooling unit warehouse for replacement advice. I believe X3 We have used two units from them. First was in an 86 27’ King of the Road” used a refurbished unit. The second was in our current rig, 2005 Dometic RM2862, as we full time we went with the “New Amish Unit” both exceeded our expectations.
rhagfo 06/26/22 11:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: What should I do if my EPDM roof turns black

Well I would never use bleach or other harsh detergent on the roof. We put Heng's rubber roof coating on our last year and doing well so far. If you want to try it they suggest using powdered Tide laundry detergent. I mixed up a strong bucked full with warm water and a medium stiff scrub brush, hands and knees job, scrubbed a about 3' square section at a time then rinsed well. Then when finished rinsed the whole roof again let it dry over night, then applied two thin coats. This is during scrubbing, line just above the vent. https://i.imgur.com/PLXiWY5.jpg?1 width=640 This is the product, got ours from Amazon. https://i.imgur.com/zYzmH9G.jpg width=640 This is the finished roof. https://i.imgur.com/9GTNvg6.jpg width=640
rhagfo 06/24/22 01:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: GM 6.6 & 3:73

Looking for actual input, experience not opinions without experience. Anyone that has a GM, 6.6 gas with 373 gears, towing I would like to know your experience with towing power, fuel mileage and overall performance. Again, looking for actual information and maybe a comparison to what you had before. thanks in advance. Jeff Sorry no experience, just opinion. Towing 14K with a gas 3500 SRW, you will have plenty of payload, and I assume Peoria it the one in Illinois, as long as you stay in the plains states pulling should not be an issue. If you travel to either coast that 6.6 may need to rev a bit in the hills, but it will get you there.
rhagfo 06/24/22 01:25pm Towing
RE: Point to ponder, hornets nest stir

Well, his reply was correct. SOME 350/3500 SRWs have payload capacities in excess of 4,000 lbs now with certain configurations. While that may be true, that doesn’t mean you can haul a 5th wheel with a 4,000# pin. That payload sticker is only valid on the factory floor. Anything added to that 5er after that time, reduces that payload. Depending on number of passengers and stuff carried in the TV the available payload left for pin might be as low as 3,000#!
rhagfo 06/16/22 11:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 F-350 Demo Impressions

Exhaust brake - I played around with the settings on it, and even in full on and the transmission in tow/haul mode, it worked OK, but definitely not nearly as strong as the one in my Ram/Cummins. I would estimate it to be about half as strong, but I suspect that the one in my truck is super strong due in part to the manual transmission. Well strength is partly based on the gear the transmission is in, likely the auto was a gear or two higher than what you descended the hill in. I find the EB on our 2016 Ram to be slightly less aggressive than the PacBrake I installed on our 2001 Ram 2500 5.9.
rhagfo 06/06/22 11:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need new tires

Might look at Cooper tires.
rhagfo 06/03/22 05:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Running a/c off generator while towing

wouldn,t the cold air get sucked out? Do you travel with all your trailer windows open?? In truth trailers are pretty tight. In winter when traveling in cold weather we run the furnace when traveling so the rig isn’t an ice box when we arrive. It is toasty warm when we open the door.
rhagfo 06/03/22 06:21am Travel Trailers
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
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