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Old 05-09-2014, 10:29 AM   #21
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Thanks for all the replies. It's been really fun. I'm so glad we got this size and floor plan. It's just the two of us, but our dogs do require a bit of room. Especially the 94 lb Lab.

I did make huge mistake the first day we bought it though. Since I figured I'd be towing it home with the Titan I decided to empty the Fresh water tank that the dealer had filled. The system was on the water pump, and the electric side of the water heater was on.

I was letting the water out of the faucets and noticed it start to sputter, and then I realized the water heater was still on. Guess the element blew out, but I didn't realize it until I noticed a breaker tripped. Yep blew the element. Glad the gas side works. I can't believe I did that. I'm usually much more aware of what I'm doing.


The Dodge 6.7 manual says no break in required. In fact it says towing a lighter trailer will only extend the time it takes for the truck to break in and start getting better fuel milage. I'm living it all.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:33 AM   #22
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Well here are 2 pictures of both of the new rigs. I needed 4 wheel drive to get this thing up my driveway which is extremely steep, narrow, and yesterday wet.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-10-2014, 10:45 AM   #23
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Jammer, The element part is bummer... I wish they had a switch on the control panel for the electric side. I may very well try to design a solid state relay and add a switch for electric on the control panel.

I too have 4 wheel drive more so for the many feet of snow we get. I find the rear locking differential helps a slot on loose ground and have use 4 wheel low to navigate!

All the best with your travels and have fun!

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Old 05-10-2014, 06:15 PM   #24
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Congrats on the new Jammer and Ram! As a word of caution, check your owners manual about towing before your Ram is broken in properly. I've got an '06 and it had some specific break in instructions such as not towing within the first 1000 miles or so. If your new Ram has the same recommendation and you can't avoid towing with the truck at this point, I would try to be as conservative as possible in getting your new toys home. Again, congrats and happy trails!
Thanks for the advice. I read the manual and it didn't mention anything , but I knew better. When I got home I played the cd that came with the truck, and yes you are correct about breaking in the gears. I was easy on it.
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:53 PM   #25
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Very nice setup! I like the ram style and power.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:12 PM   #26
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^^^^ Yeah I'm loving it. Always wanted one, but didn't really need one. I used to work on the Dodge Cummins Trucks at a dealership, and knew someday I would get one.

Now that I'm towing a large Trailer I can finally justify it. I almost forgot my TT was behind me during our last trip. I like that. The exhaust brake is fantastic. I didn't use my regular brakes once until I got into town.

I'm sold.
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