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Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical Today, 07:28 AM
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Posted By kowbra
Good to hear from you Ron! Thanks for the...

Good to hear from you Ron!

Thanks for the info; I know you and Ron both speak highly of your SeaLevel gauges, so I think I'm going to add that as a project this fall. Did you buy direct from...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical Today, 07:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,256
Posted By kowbra
Thanks Mike, great to hear from you also! ...

Thanks Mike, great to hear from you also!

Yes, I was thinking of a bladder, thanks for the recommendation.
Then I was thinking of a waste water bladder as well. Haven't worked it all out yet,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing Yesterday, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By kowbra
Me too; apparently that is about an 18 month...

Me too; apparently that is about an 18 month process now ;)

Brad
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,256
Posted By kowbra
Mike, thanks so much for sharing all of your data...

Mike, thanks so much for sharing all of your data in this thread! A lot to digest, but really good info.

We have the SSF package in our 2021, and also upgraded to the Victron 100/50 controllers....
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-29-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By kowbra
You're welcome! This forum has been a great...

You're welcome! This forum has been a great resource for me too, with lots of helpful folks.

Here is a link to the model we got...
https://www.reeseprod.com/product/94720_gooseneck-rv-coupler
...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-29-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By kowbra
Just to make sure we are talking about the same...

Just to make sure we are talking about the same thing here, on your trailer where the pinbox is attached to the frame of the trailer, there should be a number of bolt holes not used. We never had a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-29-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By kowbra
That's too bad; our 2016 RAM and AUH worked just...

That's too bad; our 2016 RAM and AUH worked just fine.

We went with a Goosebox this time on our 2020 RAM and 3790RD. It has a lot of adjustment, and it goes right down to a ball in the bed of my...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-29-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,041
Posted By kowbra
Thanks! Do have a copy you can share, loaded...

Thanks!

Do have a copy you can share, loaded up? I appreciate you sharing real world data.

Brad
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-29-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By kowbra
Yes, I think both Ford and GM now use a modified...

Yes, I think both Ford and GM now use a modified CP4 pump, so thanks for clarifying.
But, both did have issues when they originally came out with the CP4 pump and AFIAK neither did a broad...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-29-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By kowbra
Wow, that doesn't sound good at all! I wonder...

Wow, that doesn't sound good at all!
I wonder if it's something on the lower end models? The last ones I've had were Longhorn and Limited trim. I've never had any issues as you've described. There...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 06-29-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By kowbra
You should be able to lower the pinbox on the...

You should be able to lower the pinbox on the trailer by using a different set of bolt holes. Have you tried that? Usually they are set to the middle set of holes.
Also, for the AUH, have you...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-29-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By kowbra
Not issues, but how they are handled...

So, one comment about RAM that I think will be helpful is how they are handling the issue with the CP4 fuel pump.

Basically, the CP4 is made by Bosch and was to replace the proven CP3 fuel pump....
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-29-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By kowbra
Sorry to hear about your issues, that's crappy....

Sorry to hear about your issues, that's crappy. We've had overall good success with our last 3 RAM trucks, but I guess there can be lemons anywhere.

What sort of electrical issues are you having?...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-29-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By kowbra
It's funny, I've heard this from others as well,...

It's funny, I've heard this from others as well, and before 2010 I would whole heartedly agree. (I had RAMs back in the 90s and they were a great drivetrain surrounded by a crappy cab, then went to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-28-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,041
Posted By kowbra
Agreed, but not sure how that relates to the...

Agreed, but not sure how that relates to the thread?

Brad
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-28-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,041
Posted By kowbra
Now I'm curious - what do the CAT scales say? ...

Now I'm curious - what do the CAT scales say?

Brad
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-27-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,041
Posted By kowbra
On the RAM 2500 they use coil springs but leaf...

On the RAM 2500 they use coil springs but leaf springs on the 3500.
One other note on the RAM 2500, the coil springs are mounted inboard from where the leaf springs are mounted on the 3500s. This...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,168
Posted By kowbra
Yes, it's good to know what speed is ideal for...

Yes, it's good to know what speed is ideal for your rig. For ours, 61mph does not seem to get the best mileage; usually 65-68 is the sweet spot. (details in posts above).
Manufacturers know roads...
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 06-27-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,041
Posted By kowbra
It's not just RAM or something they made up. The...

It's not just RAM or something they made up. The issue is with the truck classifications and the max weight limits of each... see here for a list -...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,168
Posted By kowbra
Speed and braking ...

I like how you report the speed in ft/sec - it really does help to remember how much speed will impact stopping distance. (the above were calculations that were part of the commercial trucking exams...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,168
Posted By kowbra
GY G614 ST tires are speed rating L, which is...

GY G614 ST tires are speed rating L, which is 75mph. Sailun ST tires are also speed rating L.

See my other post on actual results of mileage at different speeds.

I agree that slower speeds...
Forum: Sitting around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,168
Posted By kowbra
Speeds and mileage

A few thoughts to respond to some of the comments on this thread...

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ST tires have had speed ratings for decades; IIRC it was the early 90s when the current system of ratings was implemented....
Forum: Internet & Cell Phones 06-22-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By kowbra
4,400 is the number of satellites planned for...

4,400 is the number of satellites planned for generation 1... the ultimate goal is about 42,000 satellites, so they are not even at 10% capacity yet (2500 launched as of last month). ...
Forum: Internet & Cell Phones 06-22-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By kowbra
See here... https://www.starlink.com/map ...

See here... https://www.starlink.com/map


Brad
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-16-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,744
Posted By kowbra
All the best with the jacks... have you made any...

All the best with the jacks... have you made any progress yet?

Brad
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