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Red Rider
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What amount of dovetail does that trailer have? Reminds me of my 16+4 10.4K Sure Trac I previously owned.
 

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Red Rider
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Some have experienced ice buildup in their intercooler/intercooler pipes if they didn't use the cover. For those reasons, I figured it's better to be safe than sorry.
Interesting.......as I have never heard of ice formation in the charge air cooler tract.
 

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That's odd, since my Cummins will start providing warm air within a mile or so, without having been plugged in, and in lower ambient temperatures. And the (to me) important oil temp will indeed reach if not optimum, at least close to 200 degrees within less than 10 miles.
Having owned a 1998 RAM 2500 12V, a 1999 RAM 2500 24V, a 2000 RAM 2500 24V, and a 2003 RAM 2500 5.9L HO HPCR, I can certainly attest to the fact that any 6.7L with EGR is going to build cab heat much, much quicker than any of the previously mentioned vehicles, with the 12V being the absolute worst for quick heat.
 
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Red Rider
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After looking at a variety of ramps and seeing the shortcomings of each, I decided to build my own set of ramps from 2 x 12 boards. I haven't figured out the height yet, but that's my plan for next week.
Buy some of these, Mr. MoneyBagzzzzz :geek:

 

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No HOA, just a liberal county. After I log and build i won't have to ask for permission for anything else until we build a shop
Refresh my memory what city and state this is in.
 

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the dump trailer is never charged by the tow vehicle.
Is that ALL dump trailers....or simply the ones that are equipped with built in chargers?
 

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I got the boards cut. Next comes liquid nail and screws. I would like to put a rubber pad on the bottom to help protect the board, then a couple of grab handles for easier moveabilty.
What‘s the overall dimensions on those ramps?
 

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Christmas isn't canceled until after I find a keltec p50
Looked up the ammo for that jewel......one could dump $40 fairly quick with fiddddddy rounds.
 
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Yeah. But good luck to anyone counting your shots with a pistol like that
Who’s counting? A man would have to spray 50 at once for the inaugural load.
 

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Honestly, you have a lot of the same flexibility with a pickup, and you don't get a derated motor.
Don’t get all excited over the fact that the engines in the Cab & Chassis trucks are that “de rated” from the pickup lineup.

Does this look derated to you? :unsure:
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If the driver was running DOT numbers, I’m not sure his load securement would pass in the eyes of a CVE officer.
 

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The tow rings on the 4500’s and 5500’s are fairly robust.
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My nephew feels the same way.
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Bastarrrrggggessssssss!!!!!!

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What is the oil capacity and spec and price for the filter and oil for the 1025R?
 

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I took an oil analysis just to see how the oil is holding up. Next time I'll switch to Amsoil.
An oil analysis this early on is tossing good money away, simply because so much is going on with break-in. It’s nothing that one could formidably use for establishing any kind of baseline.
 

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Then ordered a new car, which I'll get for about $19-29K less than what most dealers want, with ADM.
Inquiring minds want to know.....what is it?
 

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Also, found a pretty well priced trailer, brand new Lamar. 40 ft deck, 21k rating, although it was triple single layout, advertisment said the trailer only weighed like 3k pounds, even though the manuf website says well over 6, with a 14k payload. So that trailer won't cut it for me. Might hit up that dealer though and have them quote me one of their heavier duty trailers, if they can do 'em at the same price as that one or close, i may just buy new from them. Best part is they are only 8 and a half hours away one way. that's a nice and easy drive
I would be scared to death of a 40’ trailer that only weighed in at 6,000 lbs....unless it was an open center car hauler. I know that some of the GatorMade trailers can get up into the 9,500 lb range and above in the 35+5 variety. I’ve pulled some 35+10 trailers, fully optioned, that came in at 11,500 lbs.

I also find it odd that Lamar doesn’t uprate their trailers like a few other manufacturers do, as they presume 25% pin weight.

For example, GatorMade does theirs like this:

(8k+8k)*1.25= 20k
(10k+10k)*1.25= 24.9k
(15k+15k)*1.25= 37.5k
 

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It already works that way to some extent, through fuel taxes. And if you run commercially, the taxes are specific for the amount of miles driven in a given state.
Correct. Each quarterly IFTA filing I do is based on miles and gallons of diesel fuel purchased in each state. This is based on a registered weight over 26,001 lbs.

One thing most people don’t know is that the apportioned plates for annual registration renewal is based on miles traveled in various states as well.
 
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