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  1. Also, suggestions for solar panels? I've got 2 storage bins on the back of the truck, and I was planning on putting the panels on top of them. The dimensions are 30x55 and 24x60.
  2. Hi: I use our HDT to pull a racing trailer, and with the COVID shutdown, the batteries in the truck and trailer aren't very happy. I am considering adding a couple of solar panels to keep the batteries topped off. In the truck, I've got the 4 starting batteries, and 4 golf cart batteries for the inverter (so 2 banks). In the trailer, I've got 2 critical batteries (one for the inside lights and generator starting, and 2nd to power the hydraulic car lift). I've got a 3rd battery in the trailer that powers a small inverter. Do I need to keep the banks isolated from each other while charging? Is there a multi-bank charger that would do that? If there was such a beast, I was thinking of 2 panels and 2 chargers. Thanks! -jeff
  3. If you haven't replaced the splitter solenoid valve before, it might be good to do that. Mine (10 speed) failed and left me stuck in the low range (1-5 gear) which topped out at 20MPH.
  4. I don't have an iShift, but I do have an UltraShift. I use my left foot on the brake pedal and right on the gas. It works nicely once you try it a few times.
  5. jeffw

    TPMS max pressure

    The TST 507 goes beyond 150. My trailer tires start at 125 and end up beyond 150.
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    ET question for Henry

    https://www.amazon.com/CENTURY-SPRING-C-191-Extension-Spring/dp/B000BQO07W 2 pack, 3/4" OD, extension spring, 3-3/4" length, .105" wire diameter, 1.39" maximum deflection, 46.2 lbs maximum safe load, polybag.
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    ET question for Henry

    I have a spring in a bag at the truck (with the part # on the bag). Not sure when I'll get over to it, but I'll grab the part # next time I'm there.
  8. I'd suggest using whatever is listed on the side of the P/S reservoir. Older trucks used engine oil, newer trucks use ATF.
  9. jeffw

    Road side Assistance

    We use http://www.usrider.org/membership/membership2 it's $149/year. We've used them once for tire work.
  10. You can get an EZpass tag from https://www.ezdrivema.com/ or if you have an ezpass tag from another region, it'll work.
  11. I live in the Boston area, and we regularly tow south to go racing, and we used to go to a track near White River Junction (assume you mean that, rather than White River, VT). The route we would usually take would be via Scranton, PA. Take 81 N from the Harrisburg area to Scranton, PA and then take 84 to Hartford. You will pick up 91N there and avoid all of the NYC traffic.
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    Vin number ?

    A VIN Number is like a ATM Machine. Partly Redundant. 🙂 Yes, your best bet is to order parts based on your VIN as that should get you the correct options.
  13. We use http://www.usrider.org/ They cater to the crowd that hauls horses. They've been good to work with the one time I needed help.
  14. Our steer tires are dated 12/2013 and so they're almost 7 years old. One tire is starting to show cracking alng the center of the sidewall. What's the thinking on lifespan for steers in our application? Should I look to replace them at the start of 2019? The truck will sit all winter.
  15. Thanks...that seems to be the case.
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