ELD for Ram pick-ups anyone?

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Ryan S2016, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. OceanRoadsTransport

    OceanRoadsTransport Bobtail Member

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    I have been using the EZ-ELD by Stoneridge over a month and hate it.
    The app always crashes and logs you out. Stop too long at a light, and move again and it beeps at me.

    Have an AT&T Big Road coming after the holidays to try out.
     
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  3. RV transporter

    RV transporter Light Load Member

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    You should reconsider the RM overdryve 8 . I have had it for 3 months now , it sucks . If you use the xm radio the mount will overheat , then the pins that make the connection will get weak as the springs in them heat up . When that happens it stops charging the battery. RM replaced my mount with another that does the same thing . Several other glitches .
     
  4. Ryan S2016

    Ryan S2016 Medium Load Member

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    I have Sirrus Xm in my truck through U-Connect so I wont be using that, my only trouble so far is getting the dash cam to not have the mount showing in the video, so far it's been awesome
     
  5. OceanRoadsTransport

    OceanRoadsTransport Bobtail Member

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    I hate my RM Overdrive!

    Dash cam is junk! Had to buy another real dash cam.

    Could not use the ELD to link to my Ram 5500, even tho RM said it would with an adapter. Had to buy another ELD.

    Should have bought a GPS for 1/2 the price.
     
  6. RV transporter

    RV transporter Light Load Member

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    I wish I had bought the simple 7" RM .
    Interstates are rough , I've had mine fall off the magnetic base too many times to count
     
  7. glenn71

    glenn71 Medium Load Member

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    I've got the new Garmin with the dash cam and so far (6 months) it's been great. I had the rand Mcnally one with sat radio, but every time you hit a bump on 70 in IN it would go flying off the magnetic mount. Hasn't happened once with the Garmin.
     
  8. Soundmanford

    Soundmanford Bobtail Member

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    I'm running big road dashlink in my 2016 with a iPad Pro on sprint network. Works really well. Any of the solutions you can buy from loves or pilot are going to be junk
     
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  9. WellcoAutoTransport

    WellcoAutoTransport Bobtail Member

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    Did you ever find a suitable solution? I am in the same position (2001 F-350). Too new to be exempt...too old to work with dashlink. Did Big Road not work at all?
     
  10. flatbedcarrier

    flatbedcarrier Medium Load Member

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    Our owner operators, all driving 2015/2016/2017 Rams picked up transflow units from the pilot truck stops. Don't have a lot of use on them yet because we all took our winter vacation. I haven't heard of anyone having any problems with them yet though.

    The reason they chose Transflow is because the ELD was only $107.99 and they could sign up for month to month service ranging from $20.00 to $40.00 a month depending on what extra services they chose. None of my owner operators, including me like this mandate. We're all still hoping it gets repealed at some point.
     
  11. OceanRoadsTransport

    OceanRoadsTransport Bobtail Member

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    So last week when my Stone Ridge EZ-ELD quit while running, I was used to unplugging it or kicking it to unplug.

    Last time I kicked it I saw a wire came out of the plug harness.

    Today I took it apart to fix the wire. After opening it up, I found the wire in question was actually pinched in one of the screws that hold the wire cover on. Such quality! haha
     
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