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RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

Thanks for your concern. When I initially posted I didn't realize that the diagnosis was just a guess. I had another diesel mechanic make the same guess about the flywheel....about 5 years ago. Beyond that, I feel no need to explain my reasons for waiting. To the OP, your being blissfully ignorant about replacing your clutch. It is, was and should be on borrowed time. Why the procrastination? Get a new clutch in it. It’s a 1 day job for any shop and the options are so numerous for the type of clutch you want, you can have your choice of clutch delivered in a few days maybe less depending on your location. Replace everything, clutch, flywheel, pilot bearing, throwout bearing, pivot ball on the fork, hydraulics and possibly the whole fork arm if it shows ANY wear. It’s plug n play for everything. Should be 6-8 hrs labor charge certainly no more than 8. If you’re fickle about this, you have a high likelihood of having it done NOT on your terms when you get towed in. Remember my first post. You may literally have the highest mile OE clutch out there. How far do you want to push your luck?
HappyKayakers 09/11/19 12:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

Thanks for all the replies. I now feel a 'little' bit smarter about manual transmissions. I can also provide more info based on the dealer diag invoice. Based on noise at shutdown from the bell housing area they suspect the dual mass flywheel has broken springs. The quote was for parts and labor on flywheel and complete clutch assembly including hydraulics. Since it's still drivable, I'll probably look for a good transmission shop at my winter stop and discuss aftermarket parts. Drives between here and there are not mountainous.
HappyKayakers 09/10/19 07:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

It's the original clutch. No other symptoms. Driveline U joints were replaced a couple years ago. I have the 6 speed manual. Vibration is at idle and while driving. Not bad now and it appears I have time to look at different options. When does it vibrate? All the time ? If it's a manual transmission and the flywheel has hot spots that can cause a vibration on take off. If it's an automatic not sure how the flywheel will cause a vibration. What clutch did you put in it last? How long ago? Other symptoms? Either way, it's much closer to a $2k job, WITH a good aftermarket clutch including installation.
HappyKayakers 09/10/19 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

I have the 6 speed manual. Vibration is at idle and while driving. Not bad now and it appears I have time to look at different options. When does it vibrate? All the time ? If it's a manual transmission and the flywheel has hot spots that can cause a vibration on take off. If it's an automatic not sure how the flywheel will cause a vibration.
HappyKayakers 09/10/19 12:07pm Tow Vehicles
Dodge RAM flywheel

My '06 RAM 3500, 5.9l Cummins, 185k miles, recently started vibrating on me. Took it to the local Dodge dealer and they diagnosed flywheel, $4k to repair. Looking for input about options/alternatives. I'll be checking Cummins dealers to see if they could also do it and what their cost would be. I'm leery of taking it to a local mechanic since I'm a fulltimer and recourse could be problematic if it develops a problem 2000 miles away. Maybe some national chain mechanic? Transmission shop?
HappyKayakers 09/10/19 11:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Early check in

Well put. Unfortunately, a lot of people see campgrounds and RV parks differently than other businesses. Some of the behavior I've seen would get you arrested or thrown out of most other businesses. And then there's the segment that think your rules shouldn't apply to them because {fill in the blank}. Why is this even an issue, would you go early to a doctors appointment or show up early for a dinner reservation and expect to be seen/seated? :S
HappyKayakers 05/05/19 08:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Early check in

I can see where some customers might see it that way. We would be looking at it mainly as a deterrent to early arrivals. Besides any required site maintenance, it would also make it easier to perform uninterrupted cleaning and office work during that time frame. We do not allow either late check in or check out, fee or no fee. The only flexibility we offer is within the two hours between published check out of 11 am and check in of 1 pm. We will allow that wiggle room without a charge provided it does not infringe upon maintance etc. There just isn't an upside to any other policy. Late and early fees just appear to be money grabs to many guests creating customer satisfaction issues. We usually couldn't accommodate those requests anyway, since the sites are usually committed to others.
HappyKayakers 05/01/19 10:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Early check in

I've heard of places that let you stay past check out for an additional fee. Has anyone heard of campgrounds or RV parks that allow early check in for an extra fee? Yes, I understand that it's up to the campground and whether the site is available. I'm curious because the campground I'm currently at has large numbers of campers checking in early and disrupting the normal work flow.
HappyKayakers 05/01/19 08:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Task Bar Completely Dead

Can you get to task manager via Ctl Alt Del? If so, you can try running commands from there. Go to File, Run New Task and type in control panel.
HappyKayakers 04/14/19 07:37pm Technology Corner
RE: How do I change these LEDs?

If you can't see any fasteners and it won't unscrew, I would use a thin knife blade to pry it away from the ceiling. You should find a small printed circuit board underneath.
HappyKayakers 04/13/19 03:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Establishing domicile and mail forwarding in Florida

The previous comments on the DL address for fulltimers is correct although not all DL offices are knowledgeable on this. I went to one county and they quoted that procedure. Before I could get that done, I got an annual lease at a mobile home park so I used that address. When I hit the road again, I stopped in a different county on the way out of the state to update my DL. Even after I explained it to them, they refused to use my RV on the DL and used my SBI address. As far as voting, they just updated that to provide a physical address for voter registration. That is the only place you'll use that address. SBI has been very good at making sure their clients don't get disenfranchised due to a lifestyle choice.
HappyKayakers 04/05/19 07:36pm Full-time RVing
RE: Question about being temporarily "homeless"

Am I the only one that the post office would not forward mail to a mail forwarding business? They would not. The USPS said they would not forward my mail to a mail forwarding company. They would forward to another residence, but not a business. Dale I had the same issue. I had to notify all correspondents, banks, credit cards, etc of my mail forwarding service address.
HappyKayakers 03/24/19 05:04pm Full-time RVing
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