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RE: DEF Math

The Ram def usage rate is not linear and will go down at a faster rate once the fluid gets down to a certain level. Not sure if Ford or GM does the same. Usage is linear, however the gauge is not! Those are separate issues. Like Russ said, it is nice that RAM gave "us" a gauge. I like having it, as it makes it easy to know when to look for a WM and put in a box of Peak Blue DEF. All has been Peak Blue DEF except of the last one which for WM Supertech Jug, and I am going to run it lower before adding another box. All has been from WM except one in Wells, Nv from Love's.
Me Again 11/27/20 08:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF Math

15 RAM with gauge at 1/2 a 2.5 fits easily. X2! One has to use 1 to 1.5 gallons when the tank is full before the gauge even starts to move down. It is very slow at the top and more speedy on once the gauge starts moving.
Me Again 11/26/20 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at '17 3500 Ram

The 2015 RAM got power folder towing mirrors. The 2016 was first year of front park sense. And 2016 gained the ability to switch the bed camera and backup camera between displays. FWIW we towed a 16K 5th at a combine weight of 24,500 lbs. The trailer had a light 2430 lb dry pin weight. We were full timing at the time with lots of stuff in the truck bed. We were a few lbs over the 11,700 GVWR but under the 12K Washington State registration. Love the truck and will be driving it for many more years.
Me Again 11/13/20 08:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I take back all the good stuff I've said about Les Schwabs!

Les Schwab family just sold the business. Friends daughter was involved with the sale, closed this week! https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2020/09/les-schwab-sold-to-california-hedge-fund-meritage-group.html
Me Again 11/06/20 09:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy will start selling EV retrofit kits in 2021

Yeah, we should all go buy 3K beaters and put in a 20-30K electric conversion. Might want to run that by your financial advisor.
Me Again 11/05/20 05:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: 200,000 Mile Milestone

I got the spare belts out for our two 4B150's and installed as a maintenance item, and soon notice they were cracking! I go what the F, until I remember the boat was 11 years old and the spare parks kits came aboard when the boat was new!!! https://i.imgur.com/jHTAyhkl.gif
Me Again 10/25/20 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram TRX

What is the power split from front to rear? That AWD system must be built hell for stout to hold up to that kind of power. You would think in order to track straight the power distribution would be 50/50, but it could vary depending a traction? It is probably smart enough to move power as needed around on the fly! One can read about it here: https://moparinsiders.com/an-in-depth-look-at-the-2021-ram-1500-trxs-selectable-drive-modes/ This is going to give the left handed copilot a real roll in the operation of the vehicle. Not left handed copilot, start learning to push buttons, touch screens and turn knobs with your left hand. As you will most likely will have your right hand welded to the grab handle on the passenger's A pillar.
Me Again 10/25/20 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram TRX

Also the truck has full time 4 wheel drive. Not sure I care for that but it's probably because of the power. Todays full time 4 wheel drive in not your grandfathers full time 4 wheel drive system. The system in our Ford Edge ST is pretty much transparent. Launching it is seamless for a 4500 pound SUV and only having a 2.7L V6 to turn 0-60 in 5.7 and 98/14.3 in the 1/4 mile is not bad. Oh yeah, it is a twin turbo with 335HP and 380 lb ft.
Me Again 10/23/20 04:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Front hitch

What do you hook the winch cable to that will stand up to 17K pull?
Me Again 10/23/20 01:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Front hitch

Looks like I may have to have something made op. As the of the rack only allows 9000lb pull and I intend to use a 17000lb winch. Thinking side brackets 1/4” thick, 3x3” 1/4” wall tube across, With a 2-3” receiver . And make the mound for hitch out of a short section u channel 8”x3” 1/2” thick. What do you think. Frank. With a 17000lb pull winch you will have to maybe re-enforce the frame rails. The hitch it's self may not be your biggest issue. Now are not planning some way to anchor the rear of the vehicle, other wise the amount of pull will just drag a 8K truck rather than rather than move something on the other end of the wench cable. Or is that the plan, to drag the truck with all four brakes locked up? Confused!
Me Again 10/22/20 05:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Defender LTX Discontinued ??

For the LT275/70R18E on my RAM they list: Defender® LTX® M/S Mileage warranty: 70,000 miles LTX® A/T2 Mileage warranty: 60,000 miles. Agilis® CrossClimate® No Mileage warranty
Me Again 10/22/20 01:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Front hitch

I built my own for our 2001.5 RAM. Spent a couple hours at a junk yard measuring old rear hitches to rebuild for the front of the RAM. https://i.imgur.com/C9fcLLzl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/7fM4PQYl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/nHrXYqbl.jpg Left overs. https://i.imgur.com/uqZmHwWl.jpg
Me Again 10/19/20 05:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Unlikeliest of engine swaps!!

I did an engine swap years ago in a 1963 Chevy Suburban. Took out a 292 I-6 and put in a mildly built 283 with headers and nice exhaust system. It took a different front motor mount tower on the passengers side. I sourced the OEM fiberglass fan shroud for the shorter V-8. Everything else bolted right up. I stopped by a friends auto repair shop while visiting my home town after the swap and told Rudy what I had done. He said "you ruined a nice truck", and I said take a look, and opened the hood. He said wow Chris, can I take this up to my HS auto class to show the kids how such a thing should be done? It went from a vehicle that would pull over a building with the 3.73 gears out back and a 4 speed truck tranny, that was NOT a freeway cruiser, to a truck that easily cruised at freeway speeds. I was towing my friends E racing run about circle race boat at the time. Trips all over the NW were much more pleasant with the V-8 under the hood. I guy that build our boat motors built the 283 for me.
Me Again 10/19/20 05:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I need new Tires

Maybe YOU can show us. ROAD HAZARD does NOT count. Yep, this does not count as a failure. https://i.imgur.com/Wzhoc7gl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/nls12gtl.jpg Goodyear sent me a check for 1/2 the cost of the replacement tire as a goodwill jester. And no that bolt did not come off my TV or TT. It happen just before I got off US 60 at are winter park as we were returning from a side trip to Tucson. Was still leaking air when we pulled up in front of our park model. Chris
Me Again 10/19/20 03:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Storage space vs phoney fireplace.

That's an excellent idea Me Again. I like the addition of the reinforcement pad. Our OEM configuration has a 2x2 across the width for both struts to attach to and it is pulling out. I'll try changing the angle and adding re-pads as you have. Thanks again for the tip Me Again. I put a ample amount of glue on the pad and then used my 1/4" air crown stapler with quite a few staples to help attach and hold them until the glue dried. Just make sure you mount them inboard of the side rails of the base. Chris
Me Again 10/19/20 03:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Storage space vs phoney fireplace.

Anyone know of upgraded struts or a powered lift for the under bed compartment? We have both a 2017 5th wheel and a 2019 TT. The bed in the TT lifted easily and the 5th wheel was terrible. I got looking at how the struts were mounted and reversed the angle on the 5th wheel ones and guess what, the bed is much easier to lift. OEM position: https://i.imgur.com/4aVsWbHl.jpg Remounted: https://i.imgur.com/WR7aFW8l.jpg
Me Again 10/18/20 05:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Uconnect 8.4 default to bluetooth?

Put the truck in run without starting it. Push and hold the centers of the two radio buttons, until it starts a reboot. See if that changes things. https://i.imgur.com/DMVh01Rl.jpg
Me Again 10/18/20 12:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Decided on a truck after MANY months.

I’m still waiting for the pic. Well 60 yrs old and not computer savvy. Google 2020 Ford F250 7.3 in Rapid Red.....that's my truck. Lol http://photoposting.is-great.net/ Copy the above link and paste it into a browser window. It will let you choose a picture to post and you copy the link and put in your post.
Me Again 10/17/20 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Uconnect 8.4 default to bluetooth?

https://i.imgur.com/mpcQjbDl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zr1SPPhl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/AeFeTJGl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/O1bXLJYl.jpg Match Brake, Break, Baker and Kebar to the right pictures.
Me Again 10/17/20 04:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Uconnect 8.4 default to bluetooth?

can't find the "break" pedal :) The "baker" fell in the "kebar"! Or was it the "kebar" flooded the "baker"?
Me Again 10/17/20 03:48pm Tow Vehicles
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