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RE: Weight Distribution with sway control question

The beauty of the dual cam is it actually pushes the trailer back in line with the tow vehicle. That being said, there are lots of different technologies that strive to achieve the same thing. Some use other methods to help force vehicle and trialer in-line. I haven't tried them all but I far prefer the perfromance of the DC over the Equalizer I had. X2. The Dual Cam is superior to the 4 point system. The 4 point doesn't try and stop sway it just slows it, and then slows it from returning. The DC will resist sway and if it does move will be forced back to center. Yes it is more precise to setup, but anything that takes a bit longer to do is always the better way to go?
dodge guy 04/09/20 05:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: slide out lights

WOW. Lots of opinions in here. We could say the same thing for having full body paint when partial or decals only would do. Or why not just by a gasser instead of a diesel. Maybe it’s because it’s what the person wants!
dodge guy 04/09/20 12:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: slide out lights

Are those the things that make the underside of the slide glow like a high school kids 90-something Honda? But...but...they are SCREAMING; "LOOK AT ME !!!".....Dennis LOL kind of like driving a 45ft DP!!!!!!
dodge guy 04/09/20 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: And Texas Caves In

You guys are freakin amazing. Two months ago you were all economists or constitutional scholars. 45 short days later you all are infectious disease experts. How do ya do it? Just goes to show how easy it is to become one! No college needed!!!!
dodge guy 04/08/20 11:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Reverse lights on tow mirrors

If it's the small led in the mirror glass then it's just a light to help light up the door handle.
dodge guy 04/08/20 06:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: And Texas Caves In

Can’t wait till this is over so we can see the end result and watch the finger pointing start! I predict the numbers will be a lot lower than what are being reported now. This whole virus has gotten out of hand with how we have been reacting to it. It can be compared to the toilet paper hoarding. One person does it, and it snowballs from there and then it looks real bad when in reality it was never bad to begin with. Just like all the other viruses that have popped up every 4 years for as long as I can remember. And there were some numbers that make this virus look like a common cold! Cvirus is quite a bit more deadly then comon cold https://youtu.be/OOJqHPfG7pA That video just explains how it's not as bad as it's being made out to be.
dodge guy 04/08/20 06:22am General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

Can’t wait till this is over so we can see the end result and watch the finger pointing start! I predict the numbers will be a lot lower than what are being reported now. This whole virus has gotten out of hand with how we have been reacting to it. It can be compared to the toilet paper hoarding. One person does it, and it snowballs from there and then it looks real bad when in reality it was never bad to begin with. Just like all the other viruses that have popped up every 4 years for as long as I can remember. And there were some numbers that make this virus look like a common cold!
dodge guy 04/07/20 08:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wisconsin Campgrounds

The majority of RV’ers will follow the rules. I’m sure there will be plenty of golf carts driving around making sure the small percentage of people not following the rules aren’t congregating. People need to get out for their own health as well as mental health!
dodge guy 04/07/20 03:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How come?

Remember, it only takes one person to infect 4,000 in a week. Show the data. Curious. I agree. Let's it get it over with already....why drag this out longer than it should be. We're on,y delaying the inevitable! We will all get it in some form or another! And remember.......not everyone is going to get sick from it, and most of all not everyone will die.
dodge guy 04/07/20 05:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Cruel Summer

I still have my reservations for our 2 week gulf coast trip starting July 3rd. I will keep them unless the country is shut down. Which I don't expect it to be then. They surveyed 800 RV'rs. Really? Out of how many hundreds of thousands of owners? Give me a break!
dodge guy 04/05/20 10:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

I took mine in before it started to misfire (didn't even throw any codes) but it was ticking. The tech claimed there was no damage to the cam... I had three lifters going bad, none on the MDS cylinders. It's been nearly 20K miles and it hasn't had any other failure. Yep. If your diligent about your vehicle, then failure aren't that bad.
dodge guy 04/05/20 10:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Should/will Glacier, Teton and Yellowstone open?

Tough spot to be in for everyone. My sister who lived in Boston for many years is snow birding in Florida right now. She has,,had, a friend from Boston that has died from this thing. He was healthy and in his late 50's. He contacted it at some sort of international convention held in Boston that he went to as part of his business. Hopefully, this all blows over by the 4th of July and then everyone can argue about how it really wasn't all that bad. But, if nothing is done and then people then die in large numbers people will still argue over how nothing was done. This is the first time in my 56 years that I feel bad for the politicians. Dammed if they do and dammed if they don't. There are 11800 people in my county. I figure best case 70 of them die from this. (Not so bad really). That is On Top Of what have would have died before from other things. Most likely 120 of them will die. That is the population of my town. Seems like a larger number when you put it like that. I would not count on any large parks to open before July. Most of them will be shut all year. Minneapolis already announced that all beaches and pools are shut for the whole summer.I think your calculations are off. In the hardest hit state, New York, there is approximately 120,000 confirmed cases with about 4100 deaths. New York state has a population of nearly 20 million, so the infection rate is less than 1% and the death rate among the confirmed infected is less than 4%. Even applying double those percentages of the most infected state to your county of 11800 Than would give you about 236 people infected out of which 9 would die. And since fatal cases are concentrated in the elderly with underlying health conditions at least a couple of those deaths would come out of the 70 who normally die each year. That makes your annual death toll in the county about 77 instead of 70. Significant to the families of the extra 7 deaths, but not an apocalyptic depopulating event. Let's not inject any common sense type thinking into Tanya of this now!
dodge guy 04/05/20 10:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should/will Glacier, Teton and Yellowstone open?

Put 100 people out of work and how many premature deaths result from that?I hear that, but these are tough times requiring even tougher decisions. I know I wouldn't want to be making them. Amazing how we think we are going to die if the rat race stops for a few months. Not to mmediately, but in time you will see the numbers!
dodge guy 04/05/20 10:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Laundromats are closed!!

Yep. That's just how crazy the country and local governments have gotten over what is going on. This government is FAR from being crazy over this. I'll bet the OWNER of the laundrymat decided he liked his family ALIVE and WELL. See....he's the guy that cleans and maintains the place he owns. You people talk like COVID-19 is a death sentence. It's not. You've got about a 99% chance you'll survive, and if you don't it's probably because you didn't take very good care of yourself. I'm not the least bit concerned, but you'll be living with the damage to the economy for years. Yep. I've been saying that all along. People think that if they contract it they will die! Fact is they may get sick....or they may not feel anything at all, maybe just worn out or tired. The only people that need to worry are the elderly and/or unhealthy. If your in one of those categories stay home!
dodge guy 04/05/20 10:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Laundromats are closed!!

Yep. That's just how crazy the country and local governments have gotten over what is going on.
dodge guy 04/05/20 05:51am General RVing Issues
RE: The View from Your Trailer -- let's see 'em!

Liberty Harbor RV Park https://i.ibb.co/y0fQ9HW/E48-FC549-DD34-47-EB-ABA1-F4-FA571-D7734.jpg width=600 Wow, I hope you're a medical person helping with the crisis, because otherwise I can't imagine why you'd want to be there right now! /One of my favorite campsites I've stayed at due to what it allowed us access to, but man Jersey City is about the last place on earth I'd want to be during a pandemic. Seriously? That was taken 2 years ago!
dodge guy 04/05/20 05:49am Travel Trailers
RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

There aren't a lot of 8spds out yet with a lot of towing miles which is probably why OP isn't getting a lot of direct responses. From what I've read people are VERY happy with the combo, especially compared to the 6spd tranny. It really has upped the range that I'd consider using a gasser. 14K? That's definitely getting up there. I recognize a lot of names on this thread that I'm sure know this but just to clarify for people that don't know - the 6spd tranny is a well known disaster. A total waste of a good engine. The gear ratios are borrowed from the diesel truck tranny and are just not good with gas. Someone mentioned stuck going 35mph - this is the crux of the problem. The 1-2 gap is a mile and the truck can't hold 2nd. Other problems are with shifting behavior - skipping 3rd, slamming into gears, holding gears to long, etc, etc. From what I've read, all of this is better with the new 8spd. My $.02 for OP - I'd go up to 14K if I didn't plan to tow full time and/or in the hills a lot. I suppose you could also go 8spd and re-gear to a 4.56 or 4.88. Re-gearing with the old 6spd was a hot topic to try to help with the tranny problems. I'd have to think the new 8spd with higher numerical gears would be a beast. After all, 14K trailer and 8K truck (assuming some things in the truck) = 22K. That's nothing compared to what some of the gas engines are moving around in the class A coaches. Of course, the largest F53 chassis that the class A units are running on have gearing up over 5:1 (I'm thinking 5.13?). While I don't have first hand towing knowledge, I do have first hand knowledge on the trucks being a Ram tech. Yes the 6 speed was a slug behind the 6.4, it would've been better with the 5 speed. Yes he 8 speed makes driving it exceptionally better. And I can relate to the wide ratio of 1st to 2nd. My Excursion with the V-10 and 3.73 gear behind a 4R100 was a pitiful performer. Even non towing the rpm drop was crazy. Hook up a trailer and it was like going from Ok in 1st to half throttle on the shift to second. Going to 4.30's helped immensely, but you could still feel the rpm drop. The new 6.4 and 8speed is am amazing performer. What's the official reason for the cam failures? I can't say because I've only ever replaced one cam and a set of lifters on a 5.7. There is a 6.4 in the shop right now with a collapsed lifter, no cam or roller damage. I can ask the same for the spark plug blowing Tritons, although mine never blew a plug. And I replaced them at 50k and 100k. And I never used a torque wrench. It's all in who owns it and how it's maintained!
dodge guy 04/04/20 04:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The View from Your Trailer -- let's see 'em!

Liberty Harbor RV Park https://i.ibb.co/y0fQ9HW/E48-FC549-DD34-47-EB-ABA1-F4-FA571-D7734.jpg width=600
dodge guy 04/04/20 04:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

There aren't a lot of 8spds out yet with a lot of towing miles which is probably why OP isn't getting a lot of direct responses. From what I've read people are VERY happy with the combo, especially compared to the 6spd tranny. It really has upped the range that I'd consider using a gasser. 14K? That's definitely getting up there. I recognize a lot of names on this thread that I'm sure know this but just to clarify for people that don't know - the 6spd tranny is a well known disaster. A total waste of a good engine. The gear ratios are borrowed from the diesel truck tranny and are just not good with gas. Someone mentioned stuck going 35mph - this is the crux of the problem. The 1-2 gap is a mile and the truck can't hold 2nd. Other problems are with shifting behavior - skipping 3rd, slamming into gears, holding gears to long, etc, etc. From what I've read, all of this is better with the new 8spd. My $.02 for OP - I'd go up to 14K if I didn't plan to tow full time and/or in the hills a lot. I suppose you could also go 8spd and re-gear to a 4.56 or 4.88. Re-gearing with the old 6spd was a hot topic to try to help with the tranny problems. I'd have to think the new 8spd with higher numerical gears would be a beast. After all, 14K trailer and 8K truck (assuming some things in the truck) = 22K. That's nothing compared to what some of the gas engines are moving around in the class A coaches. Of course, the largest F53 chassis that the class A units are running on have gearing up over 5:1 (I'm thinking 5.13?). While I don't have first hand towing knowledge, I do have first hand knowledge on the trucks being a Ram tech. Yes the 6 speed was a slug behind the 6.4, it would've been better with the 5 speed. Yes he 8 speed makes driving it exceptionally better. And I can relate to the wide ratio of 1st to 2nd. My Excursion with the V-10 and 3.73 gear behind a 4R100 was a pitiful performer. Even non towing the rpm drop was crazy. Hook up a trailer and it was like going from Ok in 1st to half throttle on the shift to second. Going to 4.30's helped immensely, but you could still feel the rpm drop. The new 6.4 and 8speed is am amazing performer.
dodge guy 04/04/20 07:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Should/will Glacier, Teton and Yellowstone open?

Everything should open. We’re trading a few weeks of intense pain for years of economic depression worse than anything in our nation’s history. I agree, too. If the worst case scenario passes in the US about 1 million people would die. About 3 million people die in the US every year. A lot of the people who will die from COVID-19 would've passed away this year any way. But if you crater the economy other people who would not have died will die this year. We're already seeing this. They are trading one group of lives for another group of lives. Most of this is just fearmongering from politicians who want to be in the national spotlight. I wholly agree. What good is it to be alive if there are no jobs, you lost your house and car and are at the end of your rope! But hey we saved lives so you should be happy. If this shelter at home continues longer than the end of the month hen you will start seeing job losses in record numbers, foreclosures, peoplelosing cars and family and then suicides. If you don't think it will happen then you are in denial as much as you say people are in denial about COVID-19! It needs to be a fine balance of health and economy. I know it's hard to think of it that way, but that is the reality.
dodge guy 04/04/20 07:03am General RVing Issues
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