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Forum: Towing 04-05-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,001
Posted By smurfs
1115lbs dry tongue weight? That's nuts. Loaded...

1115lbs dry tongue weight? That's nuts. Loaded that thing will be a couple hundred or more over the receiver rating! Payload- enh... take it or leave it. I use my axles, I know it's not the way the...
Forum: Towing 04-05-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By smurfs
I haven't heard or seen of any yet- whether it is...

I haven't heard or seen of any yet- whether it is due to the pin weight, or mounting methods- they seem to be scarce. Admittedly I haven't dug real deep. Good luck in your search though.
Forum: Towing 03-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,549
Posted By smurfs
Thanks for the time to report back. I have a...

Thanks for the time to report back. I have a payload cripple as well, just shy of 1000lbs. The biggest load I have hooked to date for any length of time has been our dual axle snow cart with the huge...
Forum: Towing 03-19-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,051
Posted By smurfs
Can you link to that post or tell us where to...

Can you link to that post or tell us where to look? I have looked at the Super Springs, but that's it. I'd like to cross shop a bit. The SS lift 3/4" in the rear, so not much.
Forum: Towing 03-13-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By smurfs
This is correct. If the bars are rated too high...

This is correct. If the bars are rated too high they can, at the least, make for a rough, unpleasant ride and pull too much weight from the rear axle. They are also, apparently, a tad more difficult...
Forum: Towing 03-08-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,552
Posted By smurfs
Basically if your tongue weight is more than...

Basically if your tongue weight is more than 500lbs, a WD hitch is needed, but a lot of guys will run them on lighter weights. The class IV receiver is rated (I believe) as 500lbs max TW with weight...
Forum: Towing 03-06-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,552
Posted By smurfs
Yes! Without a WDH you will be illegal in many...

Yes! Without a WDH you will be illegal in many areas given weight and your front axle will be noticeably lighter causing poor steering and braking. Do yourself a favor- get a WDH, doesn't have to be...
Forum: Towing 02-26-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,051
Posted By smurfs
Just bought a new 2013 Camper. Help!

Congrats!

leave it in auto at first. after some seat time you will get a feel of when its appropriate to use manual selection to lock gears- grades for example. Tow haul is a must to save your...
Forum: Towing 02-25-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By smurfs
2014 Longhorn 1500 Towing Question

Threads like these make me feel better about my payload impaired Laramie :)
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By smurfs
Bars here were packed at 6:00AM. Funny thing...

Bars here were packed at 6:00AM. Funny thing about Canadians- we only drink coffee when we can't buy beer.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-21-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,012
Posted By smurfs
Olympic Hockey

you guys keep Bieber :)
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-21-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,012
Posted By smurfs
Olympic Hockey

The last 3:30 was some of the best hockey I had ever seen. Awesome game for the women. I only hope the young lady who took the cross checking penalty (Knight?) doesn't let it tear her up too badly....
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 02-19-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By smurfs
Timing chain failure update

awesome, thanks for the update. this has been gnawing at me.
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.9 Liter V8 02-16-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By smurfs
Ram Rving

what gear ratio are you running and what size rubber? That could be the biggest difference for you.
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 02-05-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 23,793
Posted By smurfs
Apparently clueless on what makes a transmission...

Apparently clueless on what makes a transmission in a truck more durable and efficient?

FWIW- any of the stock F150s are no slouch off the line or at WOT. Thinking a transmission is "junk" because...
Forum: Dodge Ram Forum Polls! 02-02-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,879
Posted By smurfs
Wow, sorry to hear it. My truck is quieter than...

Wow, sorry to hear it. My truck is quieter than my wife's 2013 Camry XLE. Well, other then the Hemi, of course.[/QUOTE]

Mine has a hemi that frequently has my foot in its ass making it roar. I...
Forum: Towing 02-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,065
Posted By smurfs
Get a 2 5/16 ball.

Get a 2 5/16 ball.
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - Dodge Cummins Diesel 01-28-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By smurfs
Remote start

really could be anything. mine did this because of the ambient temp. cold like crazy. misfire code, disabled remote start system. The CEL code will disable remote start so you best try and see what...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 01-27-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,764
Posted By smurfs
YES! I enjoy this truck more and more each time I...

YES! I enjoy this truck more and more each time I drive it and can't think of anything I dislike about it! the ONLY thing I wish for (not dislike- just wish for) is a better payload rating, but...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 01-27-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 23,793
Posted By smurfs
I am on month 4 with my 2013 Laramie 1500 and it...

I am on month 4 with my 2013 Laramie 1500 and it has been flawless so far. Not even a single U-Connect hiccup. Sorry to hear about all the problems! It is funny, this is my first mopar in a long LONG...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 01-27-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,088
Posted By smurfs
I am 2.5 hours south west of you, and seeing...

I am 2.5 hours south west of you, and seeing about 16- so I would consider it similar since we likely have different driving styles. Not great, but I know it's the dead of winter. FWIW my wifes...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 01-16-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By smurfs
New guy, thinking about getting a Ram.

came from an F150 to the Ram 1500 and love everything about the switch save for one small thing- the payload. If you plan on a camper, watch the trim level and payload rating. It's lower than you...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 01-15-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,601
Posted By smurfs
I know you know, i was just saying in case one...

I know you know, i was just saying in case one wants to use it as an excuse :)[/QUOTE]

Ooooh! Ok. Yeah. You're 100% right.
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 01-15-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,601
Posted By smurfs
Um.. I didn't say I didn't know. I am fully aware...

Um.. I didn't say I didn't know. I am fully aware I am over gvwr.
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 01-15-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,601
Posted By smurfs
I can lend a little, yes, but it varies from...

I can lend a little, yes, but it varies from place to place. Here in Saskatchewan, when we register our vehicles for towing (which is not a separate portion, we just confirm we are towing) we...
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