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RE: What is this called?

Back in the day, we would put spacers between hinge and hood, to get a gap about half inch. That let a lot of heat get away from that 427, drop the temp much quicker after top the hill. Going up hill, grossing 110,000 was hard to hold enough speed for airflow. 427 towing a 110,000 gross load?????
Me Again 03/30/20 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

The only thing in our snowbird park that came close to winning the noise contest over my mildly tuned 24V was the garbage truck and the 7.3 PS's, I still hear a couple 7.3's in the park along with early 5.9 Cummins. The 7.3's do require more maintenance than the early 5.9's.
Me Again 03/28/20 08:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sierra 2500 fifth wheel hitch - factory prep vs aftermarket

I don't think the factory prep kit is any stronger than a set of custom rails. With either setup you're attaching the hitch directly to the truck frame. My truck didn't come with factory prep so I installed rails, and they don't bug me. In fact they make handy tiedown points. I'd do whichever costs less but that's just my approach. My 2015 3500 RAM had everything I wanted but the pucks, so I installed them along with the 7 pin outlet in the bed wall. 4.5 hours working by myself. To the op, if the truck is of a year that had the puck option, get them and install them or have someone install them for you. No after market system attaches to the frame rails as sturdy as the factory setups. Biggest issue is drilling the BIG holes in the bed floor. For RAM I had to order a hole saw size that is not available at the box stores.
Me Again 03/28/20 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

ShinerBock and Fish https://i.imgur.com/euau8x4l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/75kbWhLl.jpg
Me Again 03/27/20 08:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

I would like to buy it, but my next purchase is going to be a Roxor for the farm and deer lease. Reminds me of my old flat fender with 283!
Me Again 03/27/20 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

I guess you missed the other thread with the 2011 Ram/Cummins with over 500k miles on the original emissions equipment.....my truck gets a consistent 10-11 mpg towing my 16k fiver in the mountains so I'd say that's not bad mileage either. 10-11, that is what I got at 24,500 combined. The nice thing is every day mileage is around 17.5 in the East Valley of Phoenix and put out on an all day freeway run(Phoenix to Palm Springs) and I am up around 19-20 depending on speed which is 70 or more. Did I say I love my 3.42's behind the Aisin?
Me Again 03/27/20 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Looks like the 97 RAM has been sold. Fish did you buy it?
Me Again 03/26/20 10:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Loved my 1st gen RAM. Two short comings were weak service brakes and no locking torque converter. Waste gated turbo housing got rid of turbo lag. When I finally took the deflector on the hood the windshield squirters worked. A friend of mine installed a lockup converter and switch on is 93. Made a world of difference when towing. He did not use it much when not towing. Seems like a modified valve body would be need also?
Me Again 03/25/20 09:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Loved my 1st gen RAM. Two short comings were weak service brakes and no locking torque converter. Waste gated turbo housing got rid of turbo lag. When I finally took the deflector on the hood the windshield squirters worked. https://i.imgur.com/oaGpHKPl.jpg
Me Again 03/25/20 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Our purchase 1350 miles away in 2015 was a great adventure for a couple 70+ers at the time. We had air miles for a first class flight to Denver, had fun in a sports bar near the hotel Sunday night, internet sales lady picked us up at the hotel at the Denver Airport the next morning. We had fun. 1350 miles in 48 hours with two motel receipts on the trip back NW Washington high five'n each other all the way home. Made a deal to sell the 2001.5 RAM to another TDR member while driving the new truck home.
Me Again 03/24/20 06:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can a modified sine wave inverter damage rlectronics

I had a MSW Freedom 10 in to two boats and two trailers and never had a problem. Picked up a West Marine 1500 (AKA Freedom 15, which Heart Interface never marketed under their own label) and ran that for like 15 years on the last boat and never had a issue with anything running on it also. The Freedom units have great 4 stage battery chargers built in. They are worth it just for the charger.
Me Again 03/23/20 06:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Yeah OK... Link You never get you RAM hate quite right! Ron's/his son's truck is a early 1998 12V, your video is about 98.5 -2002 24V trucks. The guy must have never done any maintenance to his P O S truck. I am surprised that my 2001.5 did not look the same if they are such bad trucks! No paint issues, no rust, no dash problems. Maybe this was your cousin's, wife's hair dressers truck? How about a video about the great 6.0 and 6.4 Powerstrokes? Or the 4R100 behind the 7.3 https://www.google.com/search?q=4R100+behind+the+7.3+powerstroke+issues&rlz=1C1CHWA_enUS558US559&oq=4R100+behind+the+7.3+powerstroke+issues&aqs=chrome..69i57j33.17767j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Me Again 03/22/20 09:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel hitch lift

I just Man up and lift each pc in and out of my truck. I’m 62, last time I removed and installed I was 60. Well you will get even smarter as time goes on . He already did, he bought another 2nd gen RAM to haul stuff in! https://i.imgur.com/a78aDv2l.jpg
Me Again 03/22/20 03:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch lift

I used my right thumb to remove and install mine along with the Demco picture frame as a single unit, along with a little help from HF. Chris https://i.imgur.com/emkBkLol.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zmzeIR2l.jpg
Me Again 03/22/20 01:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch lift

Hehe...I was just getting at the fact that you might want the same 153# hitch that Ford Truck Guy has after purchasing your next truck.:) H e ! ! does have cold days!
Me Again 03/22/20 01:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for advice on purchasing a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup

I am thinking a small tow hauler bumper pull or 5th wheel would be a much better starting point, and much more livable. If you are buying something bigger than a 150/1500 then skip over to a 350/3500 SRW, then you do not play the rating game that people let myself did for 14 years and others do with 250/2500 lower factory ratings.
Me Again 03/21/20 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford, GM, FCA Agree to Shut Down US Plants

History has show that in time of war American manufacturers quickly switched their production to military equipment. During WWI a many war items were made in Dayton, Oh in National Cash Registers plant.
Me Again 03/20/20 08:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

^^^^ Honesty I don't have a problem with the fill technique that was used. I used to check my fuel economy on every tank with my 2011 Ford, filling that same method, and got very consistant results. As long as you fill using the same method at the beginning and end of your trip there shouldn't be a problem with their method. But, I am surprised at the difference. If it had been the other way ... ie, if the Ford had burned 30% more fuel than Ram, there is a very good chance I would end up with a goat in my garage. I would at least be doing my own mpg check before buying. I'm not sure that the fuel economy difference matters much when trading every couple of years....:B If I had wanted better mileage I would have kept the 2001.5 RAM and the 29' Cardinal 5th wheel. To be truthful the 2015 gets much better than the toy we sold to by it. https://i.imgur.com/xDwrBAUl.jpg Two B150 Cummins burned 3 GPH combined at 8 knots. Or 2.66 KPG or 3MPG.
Me Again 03/18/20 09:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

For MeAgain to speed up from 60mph to 65 mph towing his TT to get better fuel economy.... well, I believe that he believes that. Read it again. I was able to run 6th gear vs 5th gear. And yes hand cal mileage improved. https://i.imgur.com/OFhp9xIl.jpg I was very surprise to find towing at 16K combine with the trailer above was almost the same mileage towing at 24,500 with the trailer below when towing at the same 60MPH in 5th gear. https://i.imgur.com/Y7VPbcgl.jpg Couple three things might have been in play. The 5th wheel was much closer to the cab to help push air flow over it. The 5th wheel has LRG all steel tires with low rolling resistances. The 5th wheel has a curved rear cap to bend air flow around the rear. 5th wheel was listed at 13'3" and TT at 11'2".
Me Again 03/18/20 08:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

Real world empty run for Los Wages to Denver. Average speed was 70 MPH and 80 in some stretches. 15 MPG My SRW with 3.42 would have been around 19 MPH or a little higher. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sFgt4rkLBg
Me Again 03/18/20 04:23pm Tow Vehicles
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