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RE: Buy a 2020 Ram diesel?

Two questions for the Ram fans: 1. If the worst happens, can I put an older junk yard, say 2010 and up, Cummins in the new trucks? No emissions testing where I live, and my first Cummins was in a 1971 Ford dump, I know that one would not fit. 2. What is the best forum for the Ram diesels? Thanks for the help. I have a 2015 Ram 2500 CTD that I bought brand new and now have 92k on it. I bought an extended warranty. It was a waste of money because the only repair that the truck has had in all of the time I've owned it has been a simple axle seal. The engine and transmission have been flawless. There's absolutely no way that I would consider puting an older engine in my truck. I also see no need to do a delete even when my truck is out of warranty. DEF is $7.88 a jug at Wal-Mart and, unless I'm towing, I only add a jug about ever 2-3 months.
whjco 07/23/20 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DPF message

My biggest gripe with the whole DEF set up is there is no DEF gauge. Why can't we have a gauge and know our DEF level vs. relying on a glorified idiot light? The Ram diesel trucks have a DEF gauge.
whjco 07/21/20 05:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Microsoft Edge issues?

You may need to upgrade the memory in your computer. To check this, right-click on the clock on the bottom right of your screen. Left click on Task Manager, click on the Performance Tab. (you may have to expand the selection). Note the amount of memory in use, the amount of memory installed and the percentage of memory used. As Operating Systems get larger, sometimes it will outgrow the amount of installed memory forcing the computer to start swapping a lot of memory to the hard drive. If your system has only 4 gb of memory installed then you need to go to the manufacturer website or and purchase a memory upgrade. Most modern systems need a minimum of 8gb of DRAMM memory and 16gb is preferable.
whjco 07/20/20 06:58pm Technology Corner
RE: DPF message

Did you have a pretty long trip to the campground or have you been primarily making a series of short trips? If it's the latter, you may have a DPF filter that hasn't been able to run a complete cleaning regen cycle. If that's the case, drop the truck down a gear or two and run it a little harder for 20 to 30 minutes so that the exhaust and DPF filter can get hot enough to complete its regen cleaning cycle. If it's a DEF indication and since the indicator is still lit after adding DEF, then you'll need to pull the code to see what's happening. So sorry about the timing of your problem and I hope that it's a quick and easy fix!
whjco 07/20/20 06:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacing Microwave

We had a Starcraft with a Dometic microwave that failed. I replaced it with an LG from Best Buy. I was able to adapt the mounts from the Dometic to work with the LG microwave and it fit like it was factory installed.
whjco 07/14/20 11:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

Even with the costs of exporting and converting the odometer and speedometer to miles from kilometers, it is profitable. Not sure about the Ford, but my 2015 Ram will switch between miles/kilometers with a simple setting in the setup menu. There's nothing to convert. I'm thinking that Ford will probably have this same ability?
whjco 07/14/20 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on slider awnings

I think they are a must have. Leaves and stuff fall off when you close the slide you don't need to climb up and clean them off. Great advice. We had a travel trailer without the awnings and leaves , snow and trash that would land on the slideout would then be brought into the trailer when the slide was retracted. We finally bought an awning for it and it was wonderful. I'll never again have a slide without an awning over it.
whjco 07/06/20 06:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: Leaving breakers in the camper on while away?

Hello campers, I've heard different opinions on this. My Jayco sits permanently on a campground that supplies shore power. I've been told to turn all the breakers (the ones inside, not at the pedestal) off when I leave, but I've been told but many more that they leave their breakers on, and they just turn the air off at the thermostat and the water heater off when they leave. Just curious on opinions here. I turned my breakers off every time but left them on this time so the fridge would stay on. Thoughts? I never turn off the breakers in my RV. Also, most breakers are not rated for switch duty.
whjco 07/06/20 06:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: US 60

In 2014 we drove RT 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA. On the way home, we went to the original western terminus of US 60 in Los Angeles and then followed US 60 to our home in Lexington, KY. Several months later we got back on US 60 and drove it to its eastern end in Virginia Beach, VA. We did the whole trip in a '55 Chevy station wagon. It's a great road.
whjco 07/03/20 08:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

We're using ours right now. Temperature is supposed to be over 90 tomorrow with high humidity.
whjco 06/25/20 06:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

If the ONLY reason you're switching trucks is for better MPGs you'll need to drive around the world 7X before it would make sense financially. I get it that a diesel would tow better but you can buy a lot of gas for the amount you'll pay to change trucks. I have the same truck and same 3.73 gears and am looking at re-gearing to 4.56 which should help a lot.There is another reason besides financial to want better MPGs. Fueling up while towing especially in an area one is not familiar with is a pain. For some reason the fuel tanks in the gas trucks are the same size as the diesels. So making the switch increases the range a lot. Frankly, if he's already getting 6.9 towing with his present truck, a Cummins diesel isn't going to get but about 8 - 10 mpg at best with that fifth wheel. I agree that getting a diesel doesn't make much sense. And then there's also the price disparity between gas and diesel fuel. Presently, diesel fuel is $2.59 here and gas is $1.99. Before the pandemic hit, the price difference between diesel and gas was .20 to .50 difference extra for diesel so that absorbs the fuel savings substantially. DEF isn't a huge factor as it's pretty inexpensive at Wal-Mart. The only reason to trade for a diesel would be for the improved pulling power.
whjco 06/21/20 06:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying tires? Check the DOT codes...

Our 2019 Cherokee 274vfk came with a set of ST225/75 R15 10-ply Castle Rock tires installed. They performed well for a year and a half but, after reading multiple accounts about "China bomb" tires, I replaced the factory tires with a new set of Goodyear Endurance tires. We noticed an immediate difference in the way that the trailer rides and handles and the peace of mind has been worth every penny. I just put an identical set of Goodyear Endurance tires on our 24' enclosed car trailer too.
whjco 06/13/20 06:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to remove gutter spouts from TT

My cover is in its second season of use. I just slit tennis balls and put them over the gutter drains and haven't had any perforation of the cover at any of the four corners.
whjco 04/04/20 08:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

Am looking very hard at a 19 Ram 6.4 gasser. Those currently using one with the new 8 speed, any problems? Love it? Hate it? What are you feeling? The last of the leftovers are disappearing now, and I am looking at grabbing one for a 10k lb tt now and likely a 12-14k 5er in a year or so. Several years ago I was driving a 45' motor coach on I-64 heading west toward Louisville. There was a pretty good sized 5th wheel being pulled by a Ram pickup and it was pretty much running the same speed that I was. I was thinking about how well that Cummins was moving that rig down the road. It took me about 25 miles before I could pull even with the pickup and the badge on the fender revealed that it had a 6.4 under the hood. It was having absolutely no problems getting that fiver down the road!
whjco 04/04/20 07:58pm Tow Vehicles

Capture and filter rainwater. It doesn't have any minerals in it.
whjco 03/21/20 04:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Xchocks question

We use two Bal-X Chocks and a pair of rubber chocks.
whjco 03/21/20 04:25pm Travel Trailers

I have a 2015 Ram 2500 CTD that I purchased new and I now have about 92k on the odometer. I absolutely love this truck and it's the best I've ever owned and I've had both Ford and GM vehicles previously.
whjco 03/21/20 03:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Xchocks question

We use two sets.
whjco 03/07/20 07:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: wiring a 30 Amp Power Outlet 30A Circuit Breaker {{UPDATE}}

Have a 30 amp outlet next to our TT in the lot but the breaker is in the garage a distance away. so I want to install a 30amp plug with a breaker in the box also so I can shut the power off right at the box when plugging and unplugging the TT into it to save me walking a 100 ft to the breaker box... I will be buying this box from amazon... 30 amp box and breaker My question is does anyone have a site to show me how to wire the breaker to the outlet in the box??? checked utube but nothing that I found that shows this, only how to just wire the 30 amp outlet only....thanks Since you already have a breaker supplying overcurrent protection to the receptacle, all you need is a non-fused service disconnect like the type used with outside AC condenser units. You can find these at any electrical supply house and most building supply companies. Most of these will have two poles for 240 vac use, however, only use one side of the disconnect and run only the black wire through the contacts. The white neutral wire should not be routed through the switch contacts and should just be junctioned straight through the box. The ground conductor should be bonded to the switch enclosure.
whjco 02/08/20 07:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Gen/inverter issue

I wonder if the line from the generator plug and the line from the inverter output have been wired in parallel to one another. If so, that would explain why the breaker reset on the inverter after the generator was unplugged.
whjco 02/08/20 07:12pm Tech Issues
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