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Old 05-23-2014, 06:30 PM   #31
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That's something I thought of while driving out today, how hard is it going to be getting gas. Good point about flying j's and truck stops. And turnpike service stations are going to come in handy also I think

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Old 05-24-2014, 08:35 AM   #32
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That's something I thought of while driving out today, how hard is it going to be getting gas. Good point about flying j's and truck stops. And turnpike service stations are going to come in handy also I think

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You'd be surprised how many places you can fit your coach into. There is one thing that you always have to be aware of...well, there are a couple, but the main one tail swing. The gas tank fill is one the left side. Ideally, after you fill up, you want to turn left and let the rear end swing out to the right. This could be a problem if you can't turn left as you don't want the tail to swing to the left and hit the gas pumps or pump guards. There are a couple of things you can do especially if you don't have a lot of room in front of you to clear the pumps. Don't get too close to the pumps. Pull in as far as possible from the pumps so that you'll have extra room for your turn. Now, if you are sure you can't clear the pumps all you have to do is backup.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:19 AM   #33
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Back to your original question about the tow haul mode. The operators manual should tell of its proper use. I turn it on my turn if towing.

As far as warranties I found out the hard way adding anything not stock can & does void warranty & or extended warranty. Cost me over $4K.


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Old 05-24-2014, 11:05 AM   #34
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Back to your original question about the tow haul mode. The operators manual should tell of its proper use. I turn it on my turn if towing.

As far as warranties I found out the hard way adding anything not stock can & does void warranty & or extended warranty. Cost me over $4K.


Wow, what did you do that voided the warranty?
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:02 PM   #35
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Wow, what did you do that voided the warranty?
Had a Bully Dog tuner & to make matters worse it was on the truck when I bought it.
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Had a Bully Dog tuner & to make matters worse it was on the truck when I bought it.
Were you unable to return it to stock configuration before a dealer visit? I have had the 5 Star (SCT) Tuner on my truck thru out it's warranty period and before any dealership visit I would always reinstall the factory tune. Never had even a hint of a problem for any warranty issue I had. If they had some way of telling I had a tuner they never mentioned it and I am inclined to believe that if they thought they had an out on performing my warranty work they would have used it.

BTW My tuner stays in my center console, all they had to do was open it up to find it...

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Were you unable to return it to stock configuration before a dealer visit? I have had the 5 Star (SCT) Tuner on my truck thru out it's warranty period and before any dealership visit I would always reinstall the factory tune. Never had even a hint of a problem for any warranty issue I had. If they had some way of telling I had a tuner they never mentioned it and I am inclined to believe that if they thought they had an out on performing my warranty work they would have used it.

BTW My tuner stays in my center console, all they had to do was open it up to find it...

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It was put on the truck by the previous owner. No Info was left in the truck & Bully Dog was of less than no help. The truck was throwing a code & no one around here would touch it other than the dealer. Esp not Cummins they were friendly but they could not touch any newer than an 03 Dodge.
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Have not researched 5 star but most tuners that actually change the computer program do void the warranty and leave a trail in the computer even if removed. There are brands which plug in between the various sensors and change the inputs to the computer to make the operational changes desired. Thus the computer just responds to what it sees and there is no traceable impacts to the programing. As long as the system is removed before the dealer sees it, no problem.
Unless the warranty issue could be related to what the programmer changed, such as burned piston, overheated component, etc they probably wouldn't even look.
Also depending if your state has emissions testing, most don't for large vehicles, they could pick it up then.
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That's something I thought of while driving out today, how hard is it going to be getting gas. Good point about flying j's and truck stops. And turnpike service stations are going to come in handy also I think

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Be careful on Pa turnpike rest stops if you follow the signs for trucks it often bypasses the gas pumps and you can only get to diesel pumps. I had to come back up the exit ramp against traffic to get to the gas pumps once. I now follow the signs for cars at all Pa turnpike rest stops if I need fuel.
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Not sure what your driving but if your towing use the tow haul switch. I find that if I forget to turn it on it effects my braking and downshifting. By all means if your towing use it, that's what it's for.
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