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Hi all! I think it's been over a year since I posted in this thread. My first post was when my wife got COVID in early 2020. At that time widespread testing was not available. Only she was tested because she was hospitalized. The rest of us quarantined, had mild symptoms but were never tested. Fast forward to now. We were all vaccinated in early 2021. My wife got it a second time in April of 2021 after she was vaccinated. No symptoms, but since she works in a nursing home she is tested twice a week and came up positive. We returned from our annual vacation "down the Shore" the Saturday before last. My wife had developed COVID-like symptoms (again) Thursday the 19th. They got severe over that weekend and she tested positive for the third time (2nd time post-vaccination). 2 other people that shared the house tested positive and had mild-to-severe symptoms. My son, vaccinated, is one of them. Neither my wife nor son have a sense of smell or taste anymore but the other symptoms have subsided. We all got vaccinated because it seemed to make sense at the time. Right now, however, it makes no sense at all to me. Despite all of the time that has passed since all of this started I can't help but feel that "they" (whoever "they" are) still have no idea how to stop the spread of this or treat it. I may be naive but I do believe the rules are well-intentioned but I question the effectiveness especially given the lack of consistency in their application and enforcement.
turbojimmy 08/30/21 09:06am Around the Campfire
RE: Saving the Clutch

I got to use 2WD LO today when I brought the camper home. It was my first time towing anything other than a U-Haul car carrier. It is SUPER tight at the top of my driveway. I finally got it turned around and backed it in easily with 2WD LO. I can't imagine what it would have been like in 2WD HI.
turbojimmy 07/24/21 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Saving the Clutch

Thanks all for the replies. I don't have 4 miles, but I do have a 500 foot paved driveway that is very steep in spots and one car wide. I need to bring it up top and swing the truck and trailer around. It levels out at the top, but not enough to prevent me from having to maneuver with the trailer on a fairly level spot but with the truck on a steep decline. To make things more interesting the trailer will be parked where I have asphalt millings (a hair better than gravel). I worry about traction so I'm going to try to keep the truck on the pavement as much as possible when getting the trailer in its spot. I was goofing around with the 2LOW kit today and it works as designed. I have less traction when backing in 2LOW vs. 2HI for whatever reason. I brought the truck down a really steep part of the asphalt millings and it would back itself out in 2WD but with the 2LOW engaged it just dug itself a hole with the left rear tire. I'm not too concerned because I'd never bring anything but the 4WD down there but it's just an observation. I've over analyzed this situation to death but I think I'm good. I'm bringing the trailer up here on Saturday so wish me luck...
turbojimmy 07/21/21 01:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Saving the Clutch

I believe there are kits out there that make it so you can use low without engaging the front axle. This is what makes maneuvering with a manual much easier on the clutch. This! I installed a 2-low kit on my 2001 Ram 5 speed manual, made backing very easy on the clutch, could actually have it fully engaged while backing. I installed one on my 2013 as well and it has made a huge difference. I don't believe that they are available for the 3rd generation Ram/Cummins trucks because of a different engagement system. In 2013 they went back to the axle disconnect which makes the 2 low kit possible again. I know this is an older post but... I sold my motorhome and got a smallish trailer that I'll be pulling with my 1/2 ton GMC. My driveway is steep and there will be some backing as I maneuver it into its spot. So this is a long way in asking how people like the 2WD LO kit? I got mine from BD Diesel and haven't used it yet. The trailer is at my dad's as I just sold the motorhome yesterday. I'm hoping 2WD low will help with backing and save a lot of stress on the transmission.
turbojimmy 07/18/21 09:13am Fifth-Wheels
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