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Old 10-28-2013, 05:26 PM   #21
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Thanks Bro Les
I just signed up with the Dodge Cummins user forum so we're on the same page there.
The "small" load is tough at times on the ol' 5.4 so I'm looking forward to pulling with something just a bit more capable.
You guys on this forum have spoiled me helping with the RV learning curve. DW thinks it's all the forum's fault for getting me itchin' to upgrade the 03. Now it's the Dodge Cummins crew's turn to to help my learning curve with the diesel upgrade. who knows what she'll blame them for.
Haven't actually taken the Dodge home yet so haven't been able to peruse the owners manual. Hoping to hook everything up and head out for a quick shakedown cruise this weekend. Some quiet late fall camping and a little light reading

Start your Mod list...... The Brothers in these Smoker Forums Love to spend each others money on mods...... One brother says, he does not pull out is wallet to work on his truck....he has to pull out is Buck$Zooka cannon.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:30 PM   #22
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I had a 30 foot pull behind that I pulled with an F-150, 5.4 gasser. It strained sometimes and the transmission had to do a lot of shifting. When we decided on a 5er, I bought the F-350 dually first. So, I pulled the 30 footer with the F-350 a few times. What a difference! You will be amazed at what a diesel can do. Now that I have 16,000 pounds of 5er, I'm still amazed! Congrats on joining the oil burner club!
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:30 PM   #23
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Well here's the good news. The ol boy who owned it never towed with it. Just him and his little white dog. Only 29k on the odometer. It may need a little "break in" time
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:32 PM   #24
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I had the same problem with DW and the 2013 Ram Truck 6.7 Cummins HP Transmission dually. Traded in my Lincoln MKZ for it. She thought it was an overkill until I traded in my 19' Gulfstream Visa trailer for a Prime Time 39' Sanibel. She hasn't complained about the truck since.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:35 PM   #25
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You guys are "sick!" but I like the part about the "buck-zooka"
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:36 PM   #26
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And I have been told more once to never,repeat never, run out of Diesel fuel - it's an expensive process to get it corrected.

no, it is NOT expensive to restart a diesel that you let run out of fuel. it IS however TIME CONSUMING. there is a little bleeder valve on top of the fuel filter that you have to pump pump pump pump (whew, my finger is getting tired) pump pump pump some more. keep pumping until you get fuel and not air. usually best to pull the filter off and prefill (a new filter since you have the old one off). that will save some effort but not all.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #27
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Last summer down in Myrtle Beach, I was refueling at a BP station when a couple with a brandy new F350 Lariat diesel pulls up to my adjoining pump and looks totally confused. Now she is trying to get the fuel nozzle to pump when I kindly informed her that the station needed pre-payment for diesel before turning the pump on. Well, I'm pumping away watching her walk in and then right back out impatient for the long line inside with a real slow clerk. He pulls forward to the GAS pumps and she puts her credit card in the pump and begins to activate it. I yelled over to her..."Lady that's a GAS pump you're going to use". She had no clue. Seriously, none at all. All she knew was THAT pump had a credit card slot so she was hell bent to fill'er up. I told her she had best not try to burn gasoline and her Husband chimed in that the truck was new and they were not used to it. I just shook my head. Fast forward to today and I see an Audi TDI commercial that reminds me so much of that potential disaster. I wonder just how far down the road they would have gotten before melting a brand new 6.7L diesel....
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:14 PM   #28
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Last summer down in Myrtle Beach, I was refueling at a BP station when a couple with a brandy new F350 Lariat diesel pulls up to my adjoining pump and looks totally confused. Now she is trying to get the fuel nozzle to pump when I kindly informed her that the station needed pre-payment for diesel before turning the pump on. Well, I'm pumping away watching her walk in and then right back out impatient for the long line inside with a real slow clerk. He pulls forward to the GAS pumps and she puts her credit card in the pump and begins to activate it. I yelled over to her..."Lady that's a GAS pump you're going to use". She had no clue. Seriously, none at all. All she knew was THAT pump had a credit card slot so she was hell bent to fill'er up. I told her she had best not try to burn gasoline and her Husband chimed in that the truck was new and they were not used to it. I just shook my head. Fast forward to today and I see an Audi TDI commercial that reminds me so much of that potential disaster. I wonder just how far down the road they would have gotten before melting a brand new 6.7L diesel....
I see that Audi commercial also - gets the point across.

I forgot, but aren't the diesel nozzles a different size than the gas nozzles?

But you did that couple a big favor by telling them what you did.
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they wouldnt have made it very far at all as it probably would have given them problems before getting out of the parking lot.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:19 PM   #30
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my bil loaned his truck to the daughters bf to help her move home from college....its (was) a diesel...he put gas....insurance coverd it but his premium is ridiculous now.....on the new fords all you gotta do is keep turning the key to reprime the system...but running that low Is just a bad idea all around...the fuel cools the pump...
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