Early maintenance on new Tremor

Raspy

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I have been very careful to break this truck in well before working it too much. So far, my average MPG (7.3) is 14.5.

Now at 1300 miles, I've changed the oil and filter, changed the rear diff oil, painted the front driveshaft and joints, and painted the rear shaft yokes. Installed a bed mat and Bak-Flip, and wired an Anderson plug to the rear of the truck for power to my trailer.

Does anyone know how to reset the oil change monitor?

When draining the diff oil, all you have to do is remove the lower cover bolt, it is also a drain plug. The diff oil definitely had a metallic sheen to it and the magnet had metal on it.

Thursday, we're heading out with the trailer to Southern Utah for a couple of weeks of camping and exploring.

Had a guy come up to me the other day and ask "what's a Tremor?". Then exclaim "beautiful truck" as he left.
 
Forgot to mention. My gas gauge was reading 55 miles until empty. I filled up and it took 28.3 gallons! I thought these tanks were 28 gallons, but I guess not.
 
I have been very careful to break this truck in well before working it too much. So far, my average MPG (7.3) is 14.5.

Now at 1300 miles, I've changed the oil and filter, changed the rear diff oil, painted the front driveshaft and joints, and painted the rear shaft yokes. Installed a bed mat and Bak-Flip, and wired an Anderson plug to the rear of the truck for power to my trailer.

Does anyone know how to reset the oil change monitor?

When draining the diff oil, all you have to do is remove the lower cover bolt, it is also a drain plug. The diff oil definitely had a metallic sheen to it and the magnet had metal on it.

Thursday, we're heading out with the trailer to Southern Utah for a couple of weeks of camping and exploring.

Had a guy come up to me the other day and ask "what's a Tremor?". Then exclaim "beautiful truck" as he left.
Sorry I don't have much to contribute as I don't have my Tremor yet. Which Anderson plug did you use? I'm in need of a good external Anderson plug.

Tank should be 34 gallons.
 
Sorry I don't have much to contribute as I don't have my Tremor yet. Which Anderson plug did you use? I'm in need of a good external Anderson plug.

Tank should be 34 gallons.
That explains it, thanks.

I have a 50 amp Anderson plug on my Ram, but decided to go to a 120 amp plug on the Tremor. Feeding it with an 80 amp breaker and #4 fine stranded and tinned marine wire.

These get mounted to the rear bumper to feed the trailer, or can be used to run an electric/hydraulic jack. On the trailer side, the plug can be used to connect to a portable solar system, or feed the jack from the trailer batteries. Very useful.

The seven pin hot wire is not used.
 
I have been very careful to break this truck in well before working it too much. So far, my average MPG (7.3) is 14.5.

Now at 1300 miles, I've changed the oil and filter, changed the rear diff oil, painted the front driveshaft and joints, and painted the rear shaft yokes. Installed a bed mat and Bak-Flip, and wired an Anderson plug to the rear of the truck for power to my trailer.

Does anyone know how to reset the oil change monitor?

When draining the diff oil, all you have to do is remove the lower cover bolt, it is also a drain plug. The diff oil definitely had a metallic sheen to it and the magnet had metal on it.

Thursday, we're heading out with the trailer to Southern Utah for a couple of weeks of camping and exploring.

Had a guy come up to me the other day and ask "what's a Tremor?". Then exclaim "beautiful truck" as he left.
If I remember correctly, you just go to the oil life screen on the dash gauge, and press and hold the “ok” button on the wheel for a few seconds. Should reset it back to 100%.
 
If I remember correctly, you just go to the oil life screen on the dash gauge, and press and hold the “ok” button on the wheel for a few seconds. Should reset it back to 100%.
Yes

I changed mine around 1500, after some short trips and lots of warming up cooling down cycles. I held off on towing until after the first oil change.

I always change my own. It's easy to do, the truck sits so high you can almost sit up when working it. Mine is a 6.7 by the way so it takes lots of oil, The design is great easy access. I don't know how well the access to the plug and filter are on the 7.3. My 6.2 V-8 is really easy also, the filter is a bit tough but I figured it out and got used to it.
 
Definitely like how easy it is to get underneath these trucks for fluid changes.

Changed oil at 1500 miles, will change front and rear diffs at 30K.
Did not know that the lower cover bolt was also a drain plug.....I've always used a pump.

Have fun out in Utah, my sister is camping in Moab.
 
Forgot to mention. My gas gauge was reading 55 miles until empty. I filled up and it took 28.3 gallons! I thought these tanks were 28 gallons, but I guess not.
48 gal I believe.
my 2014 f150 EcoBoost has a 36 gal
 
Great point to remember to change your front and rear diff fluid. Again a pretty easy task. Probably will do mine at 10 K since it's easy and the fluid is cheap compared to replace of the parts. I put full synthetic in My Rubicon around 7k. It has a manual trans so I did the axles, transfer case and the transmission. It had a shifting issue but with the new synthetic gear lube not any more.
 

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48 gallons is only available in the long box. Tremors are all 34 gallons.
Makes sense. So SMALLER than my big thirsty bitch now? LOL
 
That explains it, thanks.

I have a 50 amp Anderson plug on my Ram, but decided to go to a 120 amp plug on the Tremor. Feeding it with an 80 amp breaker and #4 fine stranded and tinned marine wire.

These get mounted to the rear bumper to feed the trailer, or can be used to run an electric/hydraulic jack. On the trailer side, the plug can be used to connect to a portable solar system, or feed the jack from the trailer batteries. Very useful.

The seven pin hot wire is not used.
Thanks Raspy. Any chance I can get the manufacturer or name of the Anderson plug you used? I'm having a hard time finding a good external Anderson plug.
 
I have been very careful to break this truck in well before working it too much. So far, my average MPG (7.3) is 14.5.

Now at 1300 miles, I've changed the oil and filter, changed the rear diff oil, painted the front driveshaft and joints, and painted the rear shaft yokes. Installed a bed mat and Bak-Flip, and wired an Anderson plug to the rear of the truck for power to my trailer.

Does anyone know how to reset the oil change monitor?

When draining the diff oil, all you have to do is remove the lower cover bolt, it is also a drain plug. The diff oil definitely had a metallic sheen to it and the magnet had metal on it.

Thursday, we're heading out with the trailer to Southern Utah for a couple of weeks of camping and exploring.

Had a guy come up to me the other day and ask "what's a Tremor?". Then exclaim "beautiful truck" as he left.
What do the diffs take for fluid? Friction additive for the front?
 
Now at 1300 miles, I've changed the oil and filter, changed the rear diff oil, painted the front driveshaft and joints, and painted the rear shaft yokes. Installed a bed mat and Bak-Flip, and wired an Anderson plug to the rear of the truck for power to my trailer.
Anderson Plug powers your trailer? Any details on this?
 
Anderson Plug powers your trailer? Any details on this?
The Anderson plug on the truck is fed directly from the batteries, through a breaker. It plugs to an Anderson plug on a pigtail on the tongue of the trailer that is wired directly to the trailer batteries, through another breaker.

This charges the trailer with much higher amperage than you get from a seven pin. And it also can be used to power equipment, like a compressor or electric jack. On the trailer side, the Anderson plug can also be plugged into a solar array to charge the trailer while camped, or used to run a jack or compressor.

It is a two way street. Power into or out of the trailer.

Anderson plugs do not have gender, so any of them in a given size will plug to any other. This means you can feed power either way. A common size is 50 amp, fed by #6 wire, but I'm now upgrading my setup to 120 amp, with #4 wire. The old truck had a 50 amp breaker to feed the Anderson, the new one will have an 80 amp.

You can also monitor the truck voltage to determine when the trailer batteries are charged. I watch my truck voltage start out at 14 and drop to 13 when the batteries are charged.

Here's a link to get you started. You can get dust covers, mounting brackets, and all different sizes of these plugs that are all designed the same way, as one single design that plugs into an identical plug. There is only one type, no male and female.

 

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