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post #1 of Old 08-22-2006, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dodge Ram and towing.....??

Anybody here tow a PW rig with a Dodge Ram with the 5.7L Hemi engine? Can get a real good deal on a new work truck and use it to go pick up my new PW rig but was wondering if anyone had feelings about it?

I know that most people are diehard Toyota, Chevy or Ford fans and wasn't really looking at what brand but more just on what Dodge Ram owners thought of as a work truck.
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post #2 of Old 08-22-2006, 08:47 PM
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Hi Keth,

You might want to contact Wayne Spreadbury (WEW). He has a Dodge Ram, but I'm not sure if it's the 5.7 Hemi or not.

This is how we roll.
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Thanks Don! Nice looking rig!
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Nice Truck Don

Ford F-450 here and Chevy Silverado

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That Dodge will Probably be just fine. I'd look at a diesel if you can find one at a resonable price. The Hemi will be strong but also suck some gas pulling any kind of real load.

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Nice rides, Michael!

I traded my '01 Silverado 3500 dually for a '05 F-150 Lariat the week before Katrina hit, but the 150 was 'owned' by my enclosed trailer when the tanks had 325 gallons or more of chem in them. It would tow it OK, but the sway was crazy dangerous. Then I found this '05 F-250 King Ranch that had only 3500 miles on it. Trucks are a weakness of mine.
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Hey Don, nice truck. I love those King Ranches.
BTW, when I make it down to Orlando again I'll come by and show you something that will get that rust stain off of your driveway.
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That's actually battery acid, you aren't the first to mention it.

Maybe when you come to Orlando I'll show you what a real pair looks like so you'll quit whining about steep roofs.

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Don I have not tried it but I was told last week that viniger will take battery acid stain out of cement.
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Thanks Bruce!

I'll give it a shot. I haven't tried anything on it yet. It's on my 'honey-dew' list.

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I have tried vinegar on battery acid stains in my driveway and it doesn't work for me. Caused by rinsing my golf cart batteries in the driveway. Doh!

I have heard that these stains are actually burns caused by the acid and cannot be removed so if you guys figure out what will get rid of it please let me know.
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That's actually battery acid, you aren't the first mention it.

Maybe when you come to Orlando I'll show you what a real pair looks like so you'll quit whining about steep roofs.
I'm never the first to mention it- always a day late and a dollar short.

As for the roofs, I'll take your word for it.
I don't want to see your 'pair'.
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The bitter sting of rejection.....

When are you planning to come to Orlando, Thad? Or are you? I'll line up a roof for some 'labor for learning' if you want.

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I was planning to come to the PWNA class for concrete finishing but I'm having second thoughts. I might just have to make a trip down there just for some roof l-for-l. I'll bring my own water.

I wouldn't mind going to the Pure Texture seminar but it's just so darn far up there. There has to be somebody closer that does something like that. I think I'll ask in another thread.
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As to that battery acid stain . . . had a customer where red dirt had been tracked onto their concrete lanai porch so long that during the curing process, the surface became dull red - the dirt actually became a part of the aggregate (this happened over a 20 year period). No amount of PW would clean it off. I finally used phosphoric acid and a scrub brush to etch the surface off. Took a lot of scrubbing. Got rid of the red and looked good afterwards but the drawback is that now, the surface is not so smooth as it once was as the sand aggregate is now somewhat exposed. If you want a non-skid surface, then it's ok. Probably should do a whole section out to the nearest expansion joints, though. Phosphoric acid is available at painting stores and OBTW, this stuff is a good rust remover, too. Use it to eat rust off of car parts - just throw them in a jar full of the stuff for a couple a days.
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Anybody here tow a PW rig with a Dodge Ram with the 5.7L Hemi engine? Can get a real good deal on a new work truck and use it to go pick up my new PW rig but was wondering if anyone had feelings about it?

I know that most people are diehard Toyota, Chevy or Ford fans and wasn't really looking at what brand but more just on what Dodge Ram owners thought of as a work truck.

I like my Dodge Ram. It's a great work truck. They only thing I would do different in the future is buy one with a diesel in it.
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Welcome to the site Brickie. If you get a chance start a new thread in the Introductions Forums and tell us a little about yourself.

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WOW, King Ranch huh... very nice!

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Well, to put some closure to this I got the Ram with the 5.7 liter engine as I got a great deal on a new trailer rig and had to go get it in Florida.
This baby can tow like no tomorrow. Just cruising the interstate without any worries. Trailer brakes are wonderful invention as well. Mileage wasn't as bad as expected which was a pleasant surprise.
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Well, to put some closure to this I got the Ram with the 5.7 liter engine as I got a great deal on a new trailer rig and had to go get it in Florida.
This baby can tow like no tomorrow. Just cruising the interstate without any worries. Trailer brakes are wonderful invention as well. Mileage wasn't as bad as expected which was a pleasant surprise.
Glad to hear that you got the RAM. I have 155K on my 02 RAM. I haven't had ANY problems with it. That says a lot considering that I am a masonry contractor & I put my vehicles to the test.
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