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RE: Help Ram 2500 6.4 gas vs diesel

Just had the same dilemma. Was looking at a 2500 with the 6.4 and a 3500 with the 6.7. I was coming out of a 2500 with the 6.7. Both vehicles were 2020's. Even with the 8 speed in the 6.4, it still felt underpowered and slow. I wound up with the 3500 SRW. It has over 4300lbs of payload. Just keep looking. We pull a 38' TT and have no issues, didn't with the 2500 that I traded in either.
mudfuel07 05/03/21 05:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3/4 ton diesel vs. gas

Just went through this decision. I was looking at a 2020 6.4 and a 2020 Cummins. The gas had more bells and whistles than the diesel and rode really nice. Price was a little cheaper too, both are used vehicles. Did a lot of research about pulling our 10k trailer with something (four wheeler or golfcart) always in the bed. The diesel just made more sense. I've pulled with a Ford V10 and their 6.2. The V10 was a great engine, just thirsty. 6.2 even with 4.30's in it is way underpowered. The Cummins powered truck does have fewer bells and whistles, but runs good and pulls like a dream.
mudfuel07 04/28/21 05:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

I said open the HOOD. YIPEE your oil filter has easier access, from below. I simply remove air intake and RnR my oil filter from above. Both of my fuel filters are easy to access. I have owned the 68 RFE and AISIN they are both USMade. Cummins US Made Power Stroke Made in Mexico Cummins doesn’t need 8 or 10 speeds. Think we have beat that subject to death. I just go in from the passenger side fender. I bought the plug for the top of the oil filter and I can have the old one off and the new one on in about 5 minutes. I don't see the big issue with it. Knocking on wood, my 68RFE has been pretty good so far, I do agree with Grit that it seems to shift a little soft. But at least I don't have to worry about lifting heads or if I get a little bit of water in my fuel and the engine blowing up.
mudfuel07 04/19/21 06:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

The 2500 Ram has coils springs on the rear. Not the best for max loads. My coil springs are rated for 6500 lbs, WAY more than a 10,000 lbs class limited truck needs. Also I've noticed Fords have a saggy suspension with weight, something I haven't seen with the newer Rams. I respectfully disagree with your comment. Same here, no issues with mine at all and I have a heavy flatbed on mine and load either a golf cart or 4 wheeler with the trailer hitched. I did add air bags though.
mudfuel07 04/19/21 06:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nokian Rockproof tires?

Look at Milestar Patagonia's and Mastercraft too. Have the Mastercraft MXT's on my truck now and love them. Had the Milestar's on my old Tundra and had really good luck with them too.
mudfuel07 04/12/21 06:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Vehicle Liability Insurance

I've had the Gecko for the last 15 years and love them. The few claims that I've had were handled quickly. We have house, vehicle and RV through them, so the discount is nice. Being in Florida, they are the lowest around.
mudfuel07 02/08/21 01:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: WD hitch?

I've always done mine with the trailer loaded ready to camp. But, we don't pack too much stuff anyway.
mudfuel07 02/05/21 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 DEF fluid

When I had to use it on mine, I think I was putting in a jug every couple of months, maybe every 5-6 tanks. It really burns through it when towing, I felt like I could see the gauge move.
mudfuel07 11/19/20 11:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: New mall crawler!

Very nice truck! I love the EB on mine, it's always on.
mudfuel07 11/19/20 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at '17 3500 Ram

I went with 295/70R18 on mine from the factory size. I did a leveling kit on the front and haven't had any scrubbing issues. I also went ahead and replaced all the shocks since I was already underneath it. My speedometer is off by a 1 mph, nothing big.
mudfuel07 11/16/20 12:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at '17 3500 Ram

Thought the 17's had the CP3 pump? Either way, love mine, had one transmission issue under warranty. And yes, my black aftermarket rims look funny because of all the brake dust on them and I use the EB all the time.
mudfuel07 11/13/20 05:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Front hitch

What are you using it for is the question. I have a replacement front bumper on mine, a Fab Fours and it has as hitch. I've used it to install fence, move a small utility trailer and wouldn't hesitate to use it to connect to if I got stuck.
mudfuel07 10/19/20 08:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: What's the longest/heaviest you would tow with a 1/2 ton?

I towed a 37', 10k trailer for thousands of miles with my Tundra. Biggest difference I made was getting a good hitch. The truck was stable, yes I was overloaded, but never really felt unsafe. I got tired of the horrible gas mileage and made the move to my Ram. I did look at the Titan/Cummins combo, but they were really proud of them. Is the trailer more stable with the 3/4 truck, yes, but if set up correctly, the 1/2 will do well.
mudfuel07 10/09/20 07:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.4 litre HEMI vs Cummins

Like Spoon, I get around 17-18. I came from a 5.7 Tundra and love the power. I get around 8-9 towing our 10k trailer, but I also have a little larger tires. Mine feels like it's a gas engine with the tune I have, so no difference in daily driving.
mudfuel07 09/30/20 07:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: EGR Deletes

Don't know about the Duramax, but mine did require a tune. It was actually turned off, but I went ahead and let the couple of extra pounds fall off the truck. It does run better and I probably get a little better mileage with it, but with the straight pipe, it's kinda hard to stay off the skinny pedal.
mudfuel07 09/29/20 07:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Considering a '17 3500 Ram

Got a 17 2500. Love it, wish I could have found the Megacab, but still room in the backseat for the kids. I also wish I could've gotten the Aisin, but still have had no major problems. I average about 10 mpg pulling a 10k TT, but I'm also running slightly larger than stock tires.
mudfuel07 09/14/20 06:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 Order

Not a bad price, depending on where in Florida you are buying it.
mudfuel07 09/02/20 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Picking Up New (to me) Ram 2500 CTD, a few questions

I've got a 17 with close to 100k on it. Never added any additives, just fuel. My exhaust brake is always on and I use T/H when I pull the trailer. I had a 6icko too, and like someone else said, it was a temperamental piece of junk. I order all my filters on Amazon and change them at about 10k. Maybe because of the Ford, but I only use Mopar filters. I also ordered a fuel cap from there since I have a flatbed on it now and didn't want the neck open. Towing 10k, I get about 9-10mpg's and unloaded, I average around 18.5.
mudfuel07 08/21/20 10:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Carelessness strikes again

I had Another one of those moments A few years ago. Only hand tighted one of the Oil drain plugs on my bike Apparently? Only logical explanation) Lost the plug and the oil and fortunately only cold seized the piston at about 12,000 rpms. Got lucky, didn’t hurt the top end or rotating assembly at all. By the above method, I would loctite a steel drain plug into an aluminum case, on a bolt that requires frequent and regular removal?? See where this is going? and don’t be a gomer with the loctite! For caliper bolts, I don't see where it could hurt that much, at least in my case, Florida doesn't have winter. I really think the cause of mine was the tires were so out of round, that it just vibrated loose.
mudfuel07 08/17/20 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Carelessness strikes again

Done the exact same thing, but I wasn't as lucky. I did put both caliper bolts in, but the tires vibrated one loose. It happened when I was about 15 miles from home, I thought maybe I could limp it back, the caliper rubbed a hole in the rim, tire went flat and I barely got it off the road. Being stubborn, I did make it home. It only cost me one new 37" tire and 4 rims since they quit making the ones that I had anymore. You can bet I put locktite on all components now.
mudfuel07 08/14/20 09:25am Tow Vehicles
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