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RE: Is It Worth It?

I can tell you this from my own diesel experience. While filter changes at 10K were expensive to start with, close to $80 every 10K miles, prices for the same filters have almost doubled in cost if they're even in stock now. Oil, DEF and diesel fuel are way up over the last 18 months and not to be too political, but I think the current presidential administration has ruined the oil and gas industry permanently. The current energy policy doesn't lend itself to ICE engines anymore and the producers know it. They don't have the motivation to drop billions into new refineries and production when they know that they are viewed as public enemy #1. Mostly though, it's really gonna depend on how often you tow and what you're gonna be doing with the truck 99.9% of the time. The economics of the world have changed in the last 3 years since I bought this beast. I no longer have any desire to upgrade to a bigger trailer, so I'm actively trying to trade down to a gas 1/2T which will suit my personal needs better, but maybe not yours. I've put close to 18K miles on my motorcycle over the last 14 months trying to keep my miles and fuel bill down. For me,my truck is mainly now a commuter so the need to justify keeping this particual truck is hazy for me.
patperry2766 06/26/22 06:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Discoverer AT3 XLT

I'm running the Cooper Discoverer ATP and have absolutely no complaints at all. Got 40K on them now and I figure I can get at least another 20K. Will go back with them when it comes time to change
patperry2766 06/06/22 07:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need new tires

Got a set of Cooper Discoverer ATP on my Ram 2500 CTD. Replaced the crappy OEM Firestone Transforce at 28K. I'm around 40K miles on the Coopers and still many thousands of miles left on them, and they were the cheapest name brand tires I could find.
patperry2766 06/06/22 07:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dually life? What about Ford 6.2L

2019-20 model Ram CTD switched to the Bosch 4.2 lift pump. Switched back to the CP3 model in 2021 and on. Avoid those year model diesels if you ultimately go that way. I think right now, the Ford 7.3 is the gas engine to be looking for, and I use to be a Ford guy till I switched to a CTD
patperry2766 03/01/22 06:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Toy Haulers Under 12' Tall? This company is but just one example of horse haulers that have been modified with living quarters and garages. There are several other companies that offer toy hauler style trailers as well. I can only imagine that the build quality should be better from the beginning than anything made by the RV industry. Price wise, probably somewhere along the lines of ATC as well
patperry2766 02/13/22 07:46am Toy Haulers
RE: Ram 6.7 fuel filters

You may try ordering from as they stock the MOPAR version. I ordered 6 Motorcraft filters from them recently. Link Don’t see the 13 up NanoNet filter. I think I copied the wrong link. This one shows a 13-18 Ram for $129 Link I was gonna pull the trigger and order from them, till I saw their shipping costs
patperry2766 02/09/22 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.7 fuel filters

Yeah, got a Fleetguard under bed filter, but I ordered the wrong Mopar engine filter without the Nanonet by accident. Had to return that one. Prices have gone up considerably over the year on filters...and diesel...and everything else There is one Mopar part # for the engine fuel filter ,as well as the underbed fuel filter that I know of for the 6.7 cummins , the same ones I have been using now for nearly 8 years on my 2014 . Back filter part # 68197867AB, Engine filter part # 68157291AA . You mention Nanonet , yes its mentioned right on the box, but how did you get the wrong Mopar, I am only aware of the one part # for the 6.7 . What I did go thru recently ,I read a review on the engine filter ,and he claimed that he got a counterfeit Mopar from Amazon , he actually posted pictures of his old one ,and the new one from Amazon . The old one had the blue filter material inside ,but the new had white . He sent it back . Well I ordered a set not long ago ,and it had the white inside on the engine filter . What I have found out since ,they changed the filter ,yes it is white now . I ordered the MF-608 which is 2010-12. I could have still used it,but it didn't have NanoNet
patperry2766 02/09/22 03:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.7 fuel filters

Local Cummins/Fleetguard dealer is out of stock too. Last year when I changed, I think I paid close to $90 for both OEM filters. Now the same filters are $140+...Had I known that a year ago, I'd bought about $100K works of filters, sat on them in my garage for a few months then sold them on Amazon for a tidy profit
patperry2766 02/08/22 06:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.7 fuel filters

Yeah, got a Fleetguard under bed filter, but I ordered the wrong Mopar engine filter without the Nanonet by accident. Had to return that one. Prices have gone up considerably over the year on filters...and diesel...and everything else
patperry2766 02/07/22 04:13pm Tow Vehicles
Ram 6.7 fuel filters

Time for a change and have used OEM filters in the past. I know that Fleetguard makes Mopar, but has anyone ever tried a non-OEM brand. I'm not talking a cheap Amazon knockoff, but something like Baldwin or Wix? There is a backorder on Fleetguard and alot of places say there is a backorder on Mopar, which makes sense as well. The Mopar has 3 micron filteration rating, while the Baldwin advertises <4 filteration. Truck is still under warranty. Should I just stick to OEM and wait till they get them is stock? I'm about 2K miles over my change interval
patperry2766 02/07/22 01:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How heavy on a srw crew cab f350 3.5 with godzilla

Method 305NV HD wheels are rated at 4500 lbs each, No need to automatically assume the need for a DRW
patperry2766 01/29/22 06:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Mystery Battery Draw While Parked UPDATE

Had a similar problem on my 2013 F-150. If I disconnected the battery and reattached it after I turned off the truck, then everything was fine. If I didn't then the battery would drain. Turned out that the ECM had to be replaced. It wasn't allowing the truck to shut down.
patperry2766 01/29/22 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel anti-gel additive

Power service is what most people /industry use. What temp did your diesel gel? I wondered about that in Dallas when it was below zero. Tried starting it when it was about 5 deg. Nope,Nada. Just let it sit for a couple of days till it got above 25 deg and it fired up. ALL the shelves were bare EVERYWHERE.
patperry2766 12/20/21 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel anti-gel additive

FWIW, Amazon has several products available in stock. Yes they do, and that's why I looking for suggestions so I can get something ordered and hopefully not have to use it I'm surprised the "its snake oil" blabber hasn't been throw at you which is usually what happens when the word fuel "additive " is used. I've had a south TX fuel gell after getting back home in NE OK with single digit temps up here. Pushed the Dodge in the heated garage. About 3 hours later went out and it fired right up. Dumped my usual Power Service amount in the tank and drove around the section. I use mostly Howes and Power Service as its available every where around here. I like the seat of the pants performance it gives the old 5.9 HO Cummins. I wouldn't depend on the jug lasting several years. And it won't hurt to use the all jug one winter and order fresh jugs the next winter. Had to put two hairdryers under the hood for about 4 hours. Luckily, that was before we lost power for 2 1/2 days
patperry2766 12/20/21 09:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel anti-gel additive

At what temps is it advisable to add it? All the packaging says 30F or below. Is that legit or the companies just trying to sell more product?
patperry2766 12/20/21 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel anti-gel additive

FWIW, Amazon has several products available in stock. Yes they do, and that's why I looking for suggestions so I can get something ordered and hopefully not have to use it
patperry2766 12/20/21 05:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel anti-gel additive

Howes Diesel Treat Anti-gel, Hot Shot Secret Anti-Gel are the 2 I use here in CNY even tho the fuel is treated at place of purchase. I don't take any chances. In case you do gel up, 911 or Melt Down. Never have use the Melt Down, but that's what our shop gave us too use along w/ Diesel Thaw as a Anti-Gel (never used that one either). What ever brand you go with, watch your ratios. One thing to remember as well is that if a gel up product is used, it may not get to the filter where it's actually gelled up, so you'll end up having to replace the filter(s). So some would say "What's the sense in using it then?" which is true, but it will treat any fuel in tank to prevent it from gelling up in filter(s). Again, watch your ratios. We only had about a week of really cold Texas weather. Never had any problems into the 20's, but we hovered around -0- for about 3 days and my truck wouldn't start till it warmed up
patperry2766 12/19/21 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel anti-gel additive

I never have used anything in my truck for 25 years in Michigan, no problems ever. 1also would travel across the country in early winter no problem. Solved any potential problem years ago by spending winter in Florida . lol I almost confident that they put additives in the cold weather states like you're referencing. Here in Texas...not so much
patperry2766 12/19/21 09:33am Tow Vehicles
Diesel anti-gel additive

Live in N Texas and haven't had a problem, until this past winter. With our "freezeageddon" this year, and no personal knowledge of the best additive, looking for suggestions from the northern climate truck owners. All the anti-gel sold out here locally during the freeze, and I don't believe that they put anti-gel in the fuel here (I could be wrong), so I want to pick up something now and be prepared.
patperry2766 12/19/21 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Carrying a 500 lb motorcycle on the back of a Solitude 5er

I see the potential for this not ending well on so many levels. #1 seriously doubt the hitch is rated to that weight, in addition to the probably 100 lbs+ of the motorcycle carrier #2 500 lbs bouncing up and down quickly will stress out the frame #3 you should be able to pick up a small used trailer off craigslist for $500-1000. That way you could carry more than one toy, gas cans, etc and it would be safer all around. Not saying it couldn't be done, but there are better options
patperry2766 11/11/21 03:14pm Fifth-Wheels
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