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RE: 6.4l 8 speed towing review

I was looking at the 2019 6.4 with the 8 speed today. Almost pulled the trigger but wanted to research a little more. MY question to you guys is, does this truck come with the tranny and engine oil coolers. I have looked all over the web, dealer sites and Ram site and have not been able to find this information. I can not find it even as an option. Salesman I spoke with today said that since the truck as configured is rated to tow 16k it did not need these two items. Since his mouth was moving, I am not real sure about that comment. I just want to be sure as I don't want to make a 45k+ mistake. Thanks in advance for all your help
cliffy49 08/20/19 04:28pm Tow Vehicles
Level trailer

I think we all agree that the best towing experience is had by having a trailer that is level or slightly nose down. My questions is, what is considered to be "slightly nose down". I am sure everyone has there own views on this, Not trying to start an argument, just curious as I have not seen any mention of this on any of the forums that I frequent. I tow a 30 foot toy hauler so I would think that "slightly" could be anywhere from 1/2 inch to possibly 6 inches. Over 30 feet that does not seem like all that much but would like to know what others think. As I said just trying to gain some more information regarding towing a travel trailer. Currently my toy hauler sits level but we all know that tongue weight can change drastically when loaded with a different toy. Depending on weight, length and/or location of the toy. Again, just trying to add to my knowledge base. Thanks in advance for all your replies.
cliffy49 06/21/19 02:13pm Towing

Thinking about doing a small up grade to the suspension on my 26TH toy hauler. I am trying to decide between the MORryde UO12-016 Heavy Duty Shackle Upgrade Kit or the DEXTER AXLE (K71-359-00 Heavy Duty Suspension Kit. The only difference is that the Dexter kit includes new equalizers also. Price difference is about $50.00, so that is not really an issue. Both kits come with new bronze bushings, wet bolts and the heavier shackles. My question is which way would you guys go, Moryde or Dexter. At this time I am not even considering the more expensive equalizers or the shock kits. Just looking for some opinions on those two. The trailer has about 8000 miles on it right now and I just finished doing the bearing repack. I have not taken the suspension apart to check to see how bad the original is but every thing I have read says it is only good for a couple of thousand miles. Thanks in advance for your help and all opinions are appreciated.
cliffy49 05/19/19 02:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: GS Trip Planner

On our trip out west last year I used a combination of Rand-McNally trip maker and RVParky. With RVParky you can put in your destination and use the "Find a Place to stay" button and review all the places in the area that you can stay overnight. Once all done I just duplicated everything on the RM trip planner. It takes a little more work then just the GS but I felt it worked just as well. For those of you that are IT and GPS experts, there is a way to download the RVParky plan intao the RM gps. I dnt have the needed skills to do that but from what I have readit seems to work just as well. I just looked at the RVParky web site and it appears that possibly they have made changes to be compatible with RM but I would look at it to be sure.
cliffy49 04/25/19 07:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Trip Planner?

OK, I will add my vote. It is a repeat of information I have shared on other posts. I use BaseCamp coupled with my Garmin. Both have the dimensions of my trailer as well as my predicted speed on various roads to route me around roads I probably shouldn't take and low clearances. You can plan a whole trip, with stops and it and the Garmin will pretty accurately predict driving times, unless you hit a bad traffic snarl, though Garmin can route you around those. I see some of the frequent criticisms of BaseCamp. It does have a learning curve. However, I like the idea of planning my exact route and loading it directly into my GPS. I use it along with some other tools and import POI’s and travel advisor information from other applications to locate campgrounds and fuel stops. I often export the individual stops to Google Earth to look an overhead view & street level view to assess getting in and out. I can also export the entire route and stops and text them to my wife so she can open them and follow along on her iPad to aid me while I’m driving. I use inRoute on the iPads, which can also give you the overhead satellite views. My experience in the computer world is that seeking the one application that can “do it all” is not practical. My method may sound like a lot of work, but I feel it is less work and less stressful that handling it “on the fly” while in route. I find even with a lot of planning, you often have to improvise due to unforeseen circumstances, such as a truck stop that has gone out of business since the POI list was developed or the satellite picture was taken. One of my main sources of POI’s is the internet site “POI Factory.” It is free to join and, like I said, you can download various POI files you can then import into BaseCamp. BaseCamp has its own POI file, but it has gaps. It is pretty good on interstate rest stops. While Base Camp may well be a very good trip planner, the only problem there may be is the fact that if one has a Rand-McNally GPS,you may not be able to load the trip into it. For our 3 month trip out west last year, I used a combination of RV Parky and R-M tripmaker. May have been a little more labor intensive but it was something I actually enjoyed doing. The hardest part of the whole thing was finding a point that was within the mileage window I wanted to drive each day. Just took a little more time but I was quite happy with the results. I used RVParky to map the trip and find campgrounds or overnights and then just transferred the data to the Rand-McNally RVND7 Only issue I had was when I put in the mailing address instead of the physical address of the campground. Other than that, I had no problems.
cliffy49 02/25/19 07:48am Roads and Routes
Hitch Mount

I was wondering if you could use the receiver hitch mount from an E4 hitch with the hitch head assembly from a Blue Ox Sway Pro and vice/ versa? The only difference that I can see is that the hole to lock the receiver into the truck is different, The E4 hitch mount would move the SwayPro head towards the truck about 1 1/4" but it would also give me enough drop or rise to get the hitch head closer to where I believe it should be. Forgive me for the silly question but I have what appears to be a really bad case of cabin fever so I am just fooling around with my hitch.:W Thanks in advance for all the help. It is much appreciated.
cliffy49 02/03/19 12:03pm Towing
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