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Old 08-01-2016, 09:59 AM   #1031
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Over the weekend, took it out to my dad's deer lease for the second time. It did GREAT again. The "roads" out there are barely suitable for goats, but my RAM does just fine. This time, I hauled a full water tote all the way out to our setup. It weighed over 2400 lbs, and my truck hauled it up those goat-roads without any complaint. I'm REALLY starting to love my truck!!
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:01 PM   #1032
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Bill, my sticker recommends 35psi on the stock P tires and in my new LT's I run 60 in the rear and 50 in the front. My tongue weight is probably a little heavier than yours but not by much. I run them at 45 for normal unloaded driving.

I would air them up more for starters and try that.
I gave that a try for this morning's drive- 50 front / 60 rear. Not much difference if any. I tightened up the anti-sway bar a little more, tightened up the spring bars one link on each side, and dropped the pressure down to somewhere around 42 front / 46 rear. That made an improvement. Also, I'm wondering if the brand new tread needs to wear a little before it attains optimum grip on the road? Anyway, after the way it handled this morning, I'm a happy camper now.

This morning I used my TV to pull my TT to Cape Disappointment State Park (WA) from the Walmart in Chehalis, WA, where I overnighted.
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:56 PM   #1033
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Checked my cold air pressure this morning (57 degrees Fahrenheit) to make sure the pressures were at 42 front / 46 rear. Had to release a little air from all four tires to get there. I will be towing again in a few days. Anxious to see how it tows at these pressures. And if I notice any more tracking problems, I'll try going down to the door label towing pressure recommendation of 40 front / 44 rear. Maybe Dodge/RAM really knows what tire pressures the truck needs.

One thing I failed to mention before, there was a bit of water left in the fresh water tanks. I drained all of that out yesterday thinking that the side-to-side sloshing might have been a problem. However, it was never a problem with the stock Goodyear tires.
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:29 PM   #1034
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I had the intermediate steering shaft replaced a couple of weeks ago due to a rattle in the steering. This is the same problem I had when the TV was new and this shaft was replaced twice under warranty. The second warranty replacement was said to be "the improved one". They must have been right because that was over 100,000 miles ago, but it finally gave up too. After the recent replacement the rattle was still there, but a different pitch and quieter. It was the bearing that the shaft runs through, so that was replaced today. The steering is quiet again and a bit firmer like a brand new truck. While there I had the fluid changed in the transfer case and rear diff. I change the transmission fluid and filter myself and it isn't due for 10,000 more miles.
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:53 AM   #1035
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In preparation for our new 330RSTS, I need to upgrade the OEM receiver on my GMC 2500HD because the expected tongue weight of the new trailer will end up exceeding the 1500# rating on the OEM receiver. Found a great deal on a Curt 15860 and am having it installed as I type. Next will be to get the Blue Ox BXW2003 WDH installed and setup.
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I just ordered a set of 16 new spark plugs and a PCV valve for my RAM from Amazon today. Both need replacing before 100k miles, and I'm getting close.
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:12 PM   #1037
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Installed a 18k GVW Long Tru-Cool aux. transmission cooler and Prodigy 3 brake controller with hard-wired 7 prong plug on our FJ Cruiser today. Our new Hummingbird should be here in about 6 weeks so I'm working hard to get our TV ready for it.

It was a long day, but everything went smoothly and turned out great. Got an Andersen No-Sway hitch and Air Lift 1000 rear air bag kit to install next week........she should've just let me buy my new Tundra :-)!

Oh yeah, and ordered a new set of 10 ply, E-rated Cooper S/T Maxx tires for it today also.
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A few weeks ago I put on the Timbrens in the back and also replaced my rusted factory hitch with a new Curt XD hitch. The new class V hitch has way more capacity than the factory hitch. Factory hitch rated 600 /1200 tongue weight (without & with WD), total weight cap 12,000#.
Curt XD hitch rated 2400# tongue weight both with and without WD, total weight cap 16,000#, 17,000# with WD.

Yesterday was fun day , replaced both upper control arms w/ ball joints & bushings, replaced both lower ball joints, lower control arm bushings, and sway links, then got it aligned. The Burb rides just like new now.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:36 AM   #1039
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Got the title in the mail over the weekend! She's officially mine! Free & Clear!

Only made payments on it for a little over a year. I've never payed off a vehicle that fast before. Feeling pretty good about that. Now it's time to get after the other vehicle and then the trailer.

And she needs an oil change and tire rotation; next weekend's project? DW's car is due for an oil change too...
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Got the title in the mail over the weekend! She's officially mine! Free & Clear!

Only made payments on it for a little over a year. I've never payed off a vehicle that fast before. Feeling pretty good about that. Now it's time to get after the other vehicle and then the trailer.

And she needs an oil change and tire rotation; next weekend's project? DW's car is due for an oil change too...
Congratulations on having the title in hand. It is a good feeling. I had to spend some bucks on my 2006 this summer, but I didn't mind too bad. This is first maintenance I have had to do on it in 165,000 miles and 10 years other than normal maintenance. Much cheaper than a new truck and this one is PAID FOR.
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