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Forum: Keystone Questions 01-19-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By Jim W
First law of plumbing is s*** rolls down hill. On...

First law of plumbing is s*** rolls down hill. On the 318SAB the galley tank drain pipe is at least three feet away from the black tank drain valve and uphill too.

With the 318SAB you have an...
Forum: Keystone Questions 01-18-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By Jim W
Here is a thought for you before the slide is...

Here is a thought for you before the slide is extend hook up the sewer hose than open the galley drain handle leaving the galley drain open until you leave. I started doing this about two years ago...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 01-18-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,795
Posted By Jim W
My opinion is to do some research on different...

My opinion is to do some research on different options for tires for your trailer such as RV tires from Michelin or Goodyear tires. I did this and ended up using a 16 XPS Ribs tires for my camper. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-18-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,433
Posted By Jim W
That good; but some of us do not want our left...

That good; but some of us do not want our left leg larger than our right leg and do not want to hold a hand-shaker all day long. We need to drink our coffee.

Jim W.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-16-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,433
Posted By Jim W
I will disagree with you that allowing the...

I will disagree with you that allowing the transmission oil to reach 220C (428F) or even 240C (464F) is not harmful to the transmission oil life.

There is a chart for ATF+4 that show approximate...
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 01-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,056
Posted By Jim W
If you are using full hook-up sites leave the...

If you are using full hook-up sites leave the gray water tank open until the night before you leave. Making sure that you close the gray water tank valve the night before; this way you can use the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-15-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,924
Posted By Jim W
One of the best towing trucks made today on the...

One of the best towing trucks made today on the market for sale. Now I would recommend that you look into joining Turbo Diesel Register.Com. This site is full of information and technical information...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-15-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,433
Posted By Jim W
The problem is by the time the idiot light is...

The problem is by the time the idiot light is turned on in the truck/car it will be too late to prevent the transmission oil from being damage from heat. The ECM will not protect the transmission...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-13-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,924
Posted By Jim W
Jonbiker; you really wont know the actual loads...

Jonbiker; you really wont know the actual loads until the truck and new trailer are weighed as equipped for camping. But you are close to being overweight on the GCVW of the truck with the new...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-13-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,433
Posted By Jim W
Since you have a 06; I would recommend either the...

Since you have a 06; I would recommend either the A-Pillar mount with the Boost, EGTs, and Transmission gauges or just the dash pod and two gauges EGTS and transmission. The pods can be factory...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-10-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,924
Posted By Jim W
jonbiker; Is the sales code on your truck listed...

jonbiker; Is the sales code on your truck listed as DJ7P92; this is a 2500Ram Crew Cab Laramie 6.7L Cummins, 4X4, 3:73, 6 speed auto. If this is correct you weights are 9,600 lbs GCWR payload 2,150...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 01-09-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Jim W
I am a member of TDR (Turbo Diesel Register. Com)...

I am a member of TDR (Turbo Diesel Register. Com) and several members who tow for a living or tow heavy use a 19.5 inch tire diameter such as LT245/70R19.5. They claim that this helps with stability...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 01-08-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Jim W
Design and testing of the rim material and tire...

Design and testing of the rim material and tire by the manufactures and what they are willing to certify them at. I know that when I was designing products they were always over designed and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-04-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,924
Posted By Jim W
We were at the CMEP rally held last year at...

We were at the CMEP rally held last year at Columbus IN by Cummins and Ram. This was sponsored by Turbo Diesel Register and I was able to test drive a 3500 Long Horn Crew Cab DRW truck. The CFO set...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-03-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,924
Posted By Jim W
SAD: you are correct until you get to 2013MY...

SAD: you are correct until you get to 2013MY trucks for Ram. This is where they went and changed everything. For MY2013 only; the frames are different between the 3500 and 2500 trucks. The 3500 has...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 01-01-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By Jim W
I also will not own any Bridgestone or Firestone...

I also will not own any Bridgestone or Firestone tires I know too much about them from my other dealings in the construction industry and the Ford issues with Firestone. Only tire I will buy for...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 01-01-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By Jim W
I ordered my trailer with ST235/80R16 tires; this...

I ordered my trailer with ST235/80R16 tires; this was an option in 2010 with the intent of replacing the ST235/80R16 tires with LT245/75R/16 LT tires. I was planning on replacing them after three...
Forum: Towing 01-01-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,507
Posted By Jim W
You do not specify what year of truck or I missed...

You do not specify what year of truck or I missed it. But I have attached the Ram Body Builder Guide. This web site provides towing data for each year of truck. Click on the year and then the model...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 12-31-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By Jim W
Go read the TIRE Blow out thread and do a search...

Go read the TIRE Blow out thread and do a search for more information on tires in this forum. I would also look at 17.5 inch tires instead of the 16 inch in your case more LT tires to choose from.
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Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 12-31-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By Jim W
They failed because they are just low cost...

They failed because they are just low cost manufactured tires from a third world country. I had one tire failure on my trailer and the cost to repair was in excesses of $3,000 on my trailer. So I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-30-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,909
Posted By Jim W
To me it is the wheel base and only the wheel...

To me it is the wheel base and only the wheel base that maters for a better ride quality in a pick-up truck. I have a short box truck with a wheel base of 160.5 inches and the long bed truck wheel...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-26-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,909
Posted By Jim W
Did they buy a Ram Mega Cab 3500 diesel SRW? ...

Did they buy a Ram Mega Cab 3500 diesel SRW?

If so this may be a short box but it has the same frame has a long bed truck. Another point the SRW trucks only offer one gear ratio for the 2013 and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-24-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,091
Posted By Jim W
The Ram trucks that offer the Cummins 6.7L engine...

The Ram trucks that offer the Cummins 6.7L engine with the 68RFE 6-speed auto have had this feature of shifting the transmission from 07.5MY (Jan 07) year trucks and on. The Exhaust brake will work...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-23-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,809
Posted By Jim W
As long as you watch the drive pressure and boost...

As long as you watch the drive pressure and boost this will not happen. I am 60HP/120lb-ft over stock at the rear wheels been this way for over 60K miles.

Jim W.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-22-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,139
Posted By Jim W
Def (urea) has nothing to do with the fuel...

Def (urea) has nothing to do with the fuel system. Def is injected into the exhaust system for emissions on the truck. Now if someone put Def in the fuel system by mistake this will cause issue with...
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