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Forum: General Diesel 09-27-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By thompwil
The diesels were out of our price range by quite...

The diesels were out of our price range by quite a bit. The V10 with the 6 speed tranny and 4:30 rear runs pretty good. I loaded her up with all our crap and full tank of water for a trip to the...
Forum: General Diesel 09-27-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By thompwil
No kidding, the driver & passenger seats are more...

No kidding, the driver & passenger seats are more comfortable than they should be, hopefully I won't be tempted to nap at 65mph.. :D But that's what cruse control is for, right?
Forum: General Diesel 09-27-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By thompwil
Traded for a Ford, Well Kinda...

Howdy,

After driving Ram/Cummins trucks since 1998 I traded our 2014 3500 DRW for a Ford, well kinda, it has the F53 chassis. The wife and I are shifting gears which will make the process of...
Forum: NEW! Technical Info: 4th Gen DRIVETRAIN 09-13-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By thompwil
Our 2014 3500 DRW with Aisin and 3:42 gears gets...

Our 2014 3500 DRW with Aisin and 3:42 gears gets 16mpg +/- a few tenths daily driving, sorry I can't help you with the 4:10s. The max trailer weight is rated 20,500lbs on mine. Towing our 16Klb. TH...
Forum: General Diesel 09-03-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By thompwil
I got a kick out of the cross country diesel cost...

I got a kick out of the cross country diesel cost too, $21 bucks and some change...
Forum: General Diesel 09-03-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By thompwil
Some Entertainment for a Holiday W.E.

Run across this YouTube playlist last night. Hopefully the link will show all eight short videos.

I thought it was cool, but I don't get out much.
...
Forum: NEW! Technical Info: 4th Gen DRIVETRAIN 06-18-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By thompwil
Emissions Recall

Sorry if this is old news, but I just learned about it yesterday. I'm now having premonitions of decreased fuel economy and performance. Hopefully this won't be the case. I guess I'm a bit of a...
Forum: Towing/Hauling 12-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By thompwil
They finally refunded the full purchase price. I...

They finally refunded the full purchase price. I still haven't found anything to use with the Ipad yet. Using Google Maps and double checking with an Allstays app that shows low overpasses.

The...
Forum: NEW! Technical Info: 4th Generation: NON DRIVETRAIN 11-19-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By thompwil
There was a recall on the steering column wiring,...

There was a recall on the steering column wiring, had it done to mine. I can't remember what the basis for the recall was though.
Forum: NEW! Technical Info: 4th Generation: NON DRIVETRAIN 11-19-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By thompwil
I wonder when the lock up occurred? If while in...

I wonder when the lock up occurred? If while in motion I would think there would be some "body damage" at some point..??.. Could it be when the truck was in park with the wheel turned making it...
Forum: Towing/Hauling 11-02-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By thompwil
I emailed them back explaining the issue was not...

I emailed them back explaining the issue was not resolved, and that I cannot use it unsupported since it locks up at boot looking for an update that does not exist. As they instructed, I got a copy...
Forum: Towing/Hauling 10-26-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By thompwil
Looks like I'll need to shop for something else...

Looks like I'll need to shop for something else that will let me enter the height, length and weight of the rig to route me around obstacles, it won't be a Rand product that's for sure. This one...
Forum: Towing/Hauling 10-25-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By thompwil
Rand McNally Ripped me

SO I purchased the Rand McNally RV GPS app for my Ipad in 2015 cost me $105.00. Used it until today. It no longer functions so I sent a tech support email request to Rand McNally for help. I received...
Forum: NEW! Technical Info: 4th Gen DRIVETRAIN 09-20-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 5,005
Posted By thompwil
Looking at DRW?

Looking at DRW?
Forum: NEW! Technical Info: 4th Gen DRIVETRAIN 09-20-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 5,005
Posted By thompwil
The 68 with the 4:10 rears is only rated to tow...

The 68 with the 4:10 rears is only rated to tow 21,650, you would be close to the rated max. I’m only towing around 16K and am glad I got the Aisin. Big difference from the 68 in the 2008 truck...
Forum: General Diesel 09-03-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By thompwil
For what it’s worth, some numbers from the Ram...

For what it’s worth, some numbers from the Ram 2016 towing guide.
Yes, it was another slow morning for me, something to do... :coffee:

3500, Tradesman, SRW, Crew Cab, 8’, 4x4, Aisin
(No other...
Forum: General Diesel 08-31-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By thompwil
Pulled our 38 foot toy hauler to Florida and back...

Pulled our 38 foot toy hauler to Florida and back with the 08 2500. I kissed the ground when we got home and got a 14 leftover 3500 DRW 4X4 Aisin with the 3:42 rear. Rated to tow 21K. This thing tows...
Forum: On The Side 08-21-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By thompwil
Glad you and family are doing good. Shopping for...

Glad you and family are doing good. Shopping for a new truck is great fun.

Curious,did you purchase the toy hauler already? If not hopefully you are not considering Camping World in Harrisburg....
Forum: On The Side 06-19-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By thompwil
Happy Fathers Day from Pgh Dad

Happy Fathers day from Pittsburgh Dad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_ivJa5Hw78
Forum: NEW! Technical Info: 4th Generation: NON DRIVETRAIN 06-07-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By thompwil
The visit to the dealer was much what I expected....

The visit to the dealer was much what I expected. They connected the magic programmer, hit the “learn” button and all is well again, at least for them. I asked if they found anything that was...
Forum: NEW! Technical Info: 4th Generation: NON DRIVETRAIN 06-02-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By thompwil
That's what I was hoping for. The Ram customer...

That's what I was hoping for. The Ram customer service folks put me on hold for quite a while and claimed they asked an engineer. The claim is that it's supposed to happen automatically, no...
Forum: NEW! Technical Info: 4th Generation: NON DRIVETRAIN 06-01-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By thompwil
I called and scheduled an appointment with the...

I called and scheduled an appointment with the dealer for next Tuesday morning. I'm hoping there is a fix for this since it makes rotating the tires a PITA. My buddy has a 2015 dually and his...
Forum: NEW! Technical Info: 4th Generation: NON DRIVETRAIN 06-01-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By thompwil
Question Tire pressure sensors are confused again !!

Howdy,

So I had the Rapid Response thing done the first tire rotation since the system would not adjust for the new tire locations. The dealer replaced all six tire sensors and they were reading...
Forum: NEW! Technical Info: 4th Gen DRIVETRAIN 05-31-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By thompwil
I just learned of that information the other day....

I just learned of that information the other day. That list is great. I paid up and joined the Amsoil deal and got the gear lube the same day. Just changed it this morning. There is a warehouse here...
Forum: NEW! Technical Info: 4th Gen DRIVETRAIN 05-26-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By thompwil
Great !! Thanks much...

Great !! Thanks much...
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