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Old 08-11-2021, 10:39 AM   #1
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What did you do to your tow vehicle today?

I couldn't find a previous thread on this, so I am starting one. If one exists, we can delete this one.

Put on a set of black grill inserts. Looks a lot better to me (don't have a before). Got rid of a lot of the chrome. Also added a matching grill in front of the trans cooler below.

I put the bug deflector on because I was getting a few chips on the front of the hood. Don't really like the look but it serves a purpose.

Will be installing rear wheel well liners this afternoon.

I had painted my silver steelies black and didn't like the hubcaps, so I just painted the center hubs black and put on black lug nuts. I like this look.
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Old 08-11-2021, 08:50 PM   #2
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Upgraded it to a new RAM 2500.
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Old 08-11-2021, 09:12 PM   #3
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We towed it 350 miles through California on Interstate 5. Good thing it is a Jeep Wrangler.
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Replaced the clouded headlights
Replaced the windshield sun shade
Replaced the worn out seat covers with new set
Filled it with fuel using $1/gal discount
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Old 08-12-2021, 07:33 AM   #5
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Today "Sarge" gets a bath.
Since new in Feb:
Named the truck (doesn't everybody?) Since I was when I was in the Army and the truck is Olive Green it seemed appropriate.
Added a tri fold tonneau cover.
Installed a bed and tailgate mat.
Installed a Amp bed step
Installed Aries power steps. Wife needed and just got a new hip yesterday so she needed the extra lift.
Installed "Sumo Springs" to help sag and porpoising





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Upgraded it to a new RAM 2500.
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Today "Sarge" gets a bath.
Since new in Feb:
Named the truck (doesn't everybody?) Since I was when I was in the Army and the truck is Olive Green it seemed appropriate.
Added a tri fold tonneau cover.
Installed a bed and tailgate mat.
Installed a Amp bed step
Installed Aries power steps. Wife needed and just got a new hip yesterday so she needed the extra lift.
Installed "Sumo Springs" to help sag and porpoising







Good move congrats
Thanks! How do you like that sidestep? Did you install it yourself? Trying to decide if I want to go with a fixed or electronic model.
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Thanks! How do you like that sidestep? Did you install it yourself? Trying to decide if I want to go with a fixed or electronic model.
I did it myself. Piece of cake really. Mechanically the brackets and steps bolted right up.
Fishing the harness thru was sort of a pia but it only took me a few hours.
I had fixed steps (put on by the dealer) but wife had trouble getting in because of her hip.
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I added these for leveling. My 2016 F350 Dually has a 5270 lb payload capacity, but...I'm hauling a 20,000 lb GVWR Momentum 5th Wheel Toy Hauler and I have a 60 gallon RDS aux. tank in the bed. I'm still within all of the truck's capacity numbers, but it sags just a bit when the trailer is hooked up, so...Airlift brand Loadlifter 7500XL air bags.....

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I added these for leveling. My 2016 F350 Dually has a 5270 lb payload capacity, but...I'm hauling a 20,000 lb GVWR Momentum 5th Wheel Toy Hauler and I have a 60 gallon RDS aux. tank in the bed. I'm still within all of the truck's capacity numbers, but it sags just a bit when the trailer is hooked up, so...Airlift brand Loadlifter 7500XL air bags.....

I don't see the onboard compressor with wireless remote.
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I added a GoPro mount to my back window to help with hitching solo and ordered a Five Star Tuner.
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Ordered Bosch HEPA cabin filters on case we run into fire smoke.
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Repairing trip damage from 2 weeks ago.

I replaced a noisy power steering pump,new serpentine belt and tensioner, lubed all leaf spring shackles as well as rubbing blocks, started cleaning the mud and crap from the wheelwells, shampooed the engine compartment and performed a thorough underbody inspection.

This last trip was rough with horrible roads, 400km+ of gravel/dirt roads and construction (temporary) roads.
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