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Old December 2nd, 2011, 11:28 AM   #61
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Well I slid a couple more trips in this fall with the 315's and it has been a noticeable lack of power for the truck especially since my chip quit working....I will be running the stock tires for next season to be sure.

Also my clutch started making noises over the last few months, and I am pretty sure that the dual mass flywheel has some broken springs..(Pretty common on the Mercedes trans)....it makes funny noises at part clutch, and lugging at low speed/RPM, but is still holding well. From what I have gathered is Dodge uses the dual mass flywheel for a more refined driving experience, (Vibration) but gives up long term durabilty....I purchased a Solid OEM flywheel replacement from Valair, and will be putting a new Clutch, pressure plate, and Throwout bearing over the holidays.

Finally I recently purchased a Camco RV cover off of Amazon, the 40-42 foot toyhauler models were on sale for $240 shipped...My wife and I put it on the day we got it....definetly not a project to do if there is ANY wind!

Heres a picture of it put to bed for the season, next to a few of my other trailers.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 12:38 PM   #62
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Well I slid a couple more trips in this fall with the 315's and it has been a noticeable lack of power for the truck especially since my chip quit working....I will be running the stock tires for next season to be sure.

Also my clutch started making noises over the last few months, and I am pretty sure that the dual mass flywheel has some broken springs..(Pretty common on the Mercedes trans)....it makes funny noises at part clutch, and lugging at low speed/RPM, but is still holding well. From what I have gathered is Dodge uses the dual mass flywheel for a more refined driving experience, (Vibration) but gives up long term durabilty....I purchased a Solid OEM flywheel replacement from Valair, and will be putting a new Clutch, pressure plate, and Throwout bearing over the holidays.

Finally I recently purchased a Camco RV cover off of Amazon, the 40-42 foot toyhauler models were on sale for $240 shipped...My wife and I put it on the day we got it....definetly not a project to do if there is ANY wind!

Heres a picture of it put to bed for the season, next to a few of my other trailers.

Glad to hear that you got a cover for it. Is the roof material the same as the sides? The cover that I got has a thicker poly membrane material on top to shed the water but the sides look the same. I put it on by my self by taking the whole thing onto the roof and then unrolling and droping down the sides.

Its been on for a month now and no issues so far. I live out in farm county and we get some pretty strong winds and no rips or tears so far. Only problem I had was with the last rain/snow storm is the side that got all the wind froze... I was going to try to unzip the side to get in and get my wifes boots (so she could shovel the driveway) but it was froze pretty good.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 02:46 PM   #63
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Hey Tweak! good to hear from you....yeah the top is really thick and heavy.....in the sun you can see the graphics of the camper through the sides. I did the same thing you did...I ordered the 5th wheel style and it came with all the toy hauler zippers...funny you say that about your wife needing to get in...I have to get in ours today, and I figure it is possible since it is so nice.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 04:20 PM   #64
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We got a new cover too. Too bad we were waiting to get it into a building so we put off putting it on......now we have 10" of snow on it. I send Kristi up on the motorhome roof because I fear I'm way too fat to be on top of our motorhome.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 05:52 PM   #65
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We got a new cover too. Too bad we were waiting to get it into a building so we put off putting it on......now we have 10" of snow on it. I send Kristi up on the motorhome roof because I fear I'm way too fat to be on top of our motorhome.
Yeah, I would say that's a true statement.

I have the same cover for my motorhome. My problem is the MH's in for service and I'm just hoping we will have good enough weather to cover it once it's back home.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 09:52 AM   #66
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I just ordered the same cover from Amazon for my camper. Hopefully it doesn't snow this week before I get a chance to put it on.
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