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Old 03-01-2016, 10:32 AM   #51
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I do have to say the remote start sucks. You can't hit the button to stop and grab a coffee. You have to shut the truck off and then remote start it again after you get out. That's a lot of wear and tear on a diesel when it's really cold out. The U Connect thru the phone to start it also takes forever and many times doesn't work. I am seriously thinking of going aftermarket on both. Never had an issue with my Smartstart on my previous truck.
I don't have the remote start, or the push-button start. But if I want to get out for a minute (like to grab a coffee or something), I just pull the actual key out of the fob and lock the driver door from the outside manually. You have to lock all the doors with the power lock, unlock the driver door using the post on the door, get out, close the driver door and manually lock it with the key. Takes some doing, but it works especially when I have a child asleep in the back seat and need to step away from the truck for a moment. Since I have the actual metal key in hand, I can't get locked out.
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:19 AM   #52
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Check this out... gives a good idea about what they have to offer now.

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Old 03-01-2016, 11:28 AM   #53
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I do have to say the remote start sucks. You can't hit the button to stop and grab a coffee. You have to shut the truck off and then remote start it again after you get out. That's a lot of wear and tear on a diesel when it's really cold out. The U Connect thru the phone to start it also takes forever and many times doesn't work. I am seriously thinking of going aftermarket on both. Never had an issue with my Smartstart on my previous truck.
My truck has push button and remote start. All I have to do is exit the vehicle with the key fob and lock the doors, it stays running. Even if i dont lock the doors, the truck wont shift from park unless the key fob is inside the cab. My remote start works well. It picks up over 200'. I start it from inside my house(through a window) all the time with the truck in the shop. I love it.

My brake box also works awesome. Light trailer on 6 is good for my Jayco.

Drove a bunch of ford diesels...owned 3. The Ram is my favorite so far but it's also a 10 years newer than my others were.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:24 PM   #54
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I currently have a DrawTite hitch in my current truck, mounted on rails. Can these rails be attached to the bed puck arrangement and if so will I have any bed height clearance problems? My rig now runs level at a pin height of 43 inches.

I am leaning toward a 2wd truck 6.7L CC, LB , Bighorn 2014 or above.

You will do better to go with the picture frame adapter...They are Very pricy from Mopar, and cheaper from Reese, but still around $300..If you need one and could figure out how to get it to you, I have a perfectly good one I would let you have for $100, It's just setting in my tool shed..I upgraded to a B&W 3600 RVK which fits right into the puck system.
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:31 PM   #55
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Well, this much I can say. I just had to make a panic stop coming home on our last trip. I had a fool pull right out in front of us and had to stomp down on the pedal hard. Made an awful racket! But we stopped in no time. I was not even using heavy load on the controller, just the regular setting. We did scatter some stuff in the 5th wheel but believe me, I was a believer in the braking system!
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You will do better to go with the picture frame adapter...They are Very pricy from Mopar, and cheaper from Reese, but still around $300..If you need one and could figure out how to get it to you, I have a perfectly good one I would let you have for $100, It's just setting in my tool shed..I upgraded to a B&W 3600 RVK which fits right into the puck system.
Thanks, I'll keep it in mind. We go to Waynesville and Asheville a lot. If I need it we can work out the details
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Thanks, I'll keep it in mind. We go to Waynesville and Asheville a lot. If I need it we can work out the details

Cool, if interested, let me know, and I'll PM you my phone number..


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Things are moving. I found 3 I like and I may be looking at one tomorrow.
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How many miles on your 6.0 Ford, Norty?

You will LOVE the low end torque and no lag "take off" time of the 6.7 cummins over the 6.0. The cummins aren't quite as high strung as the 6.0s, they make big power at a lower RPM.
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How many miles on your 6.0 Ford, Norty?

You will LOVE the low end torque and no lag "take off" time of the 6.7 cummins over the 6.0. The cummins aren't quite as high strung as the 6.0s, they make big power at a lower RPM.
110k on the Lariat.
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