Since we finally had some good weather this weekend I took some time to fully clean up my truck and put a coat of wax on it. I used Meguairs Tech 2.0 wax and am actually fairly happy with it this time around. Before when I used it on my 1500 I machine applied it and I don't think it liked that very much, the results didn't impress me. So this time around I decided to hand apply it and that worked much better. It goes on and comes off very easy and leaves a very nice shine. One thing I really like about it is that it doesn't leave a white residue if you accidentally get it on any plastic or rubber (I still tape up the textured plastic). The only complaint I had about using it is that it's almost impossible to see where you've applied it on a mineral grey truck. It blends right in to the colour of the paint!
The picture below shows the truck with a coat of wax on it. See what I mean about not being able to tell?
On Sunday I finally got to put the Cummins to a little bit of work hauling my Dad's trailer/car. Not a huge weight for it (my estimate is around 4500 pounds for the car and trailer) but the Cummins pulls it effortlessly. Power wise I barely feel that anything is back there. I notice it more in braking than pulling. The exhaust brake works awesome to hold back the load. There was actually a few times where it downshifted another gear and I actually had to give it a little fuel because it was holding back too well. Overall I'm very happy with how it performed.
The next test for it that will actually put it to some good work will be in a few months. My parents bought a new house so we'll be moving in mid January. The plan is that we're going to use my Uncles 28ft enclosed trailer towed by my truck. So with that thing all loaded up with our furniture and such it should be fairly heavy. I'm pretty excited for that tow already.
And here's one more picture showing the truck a little better after I detailed it. Keep in mind all these pictures were taken with my iPhone. It looks quite a bit better in person.