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Who tows with a '13 or newer Ram

Sorry if this belongs in the towing section, but I'm only interested in how the newer Ram tows Fifthwheels. I'm interested in feedback of likes and dislikes. You don't have to list how much you're towing so we can keep the weight police out of this.
davisenvy 04/19/17 06:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used Dmax or New Cummins

I went Ram shopping yesterday. I see pages of arguments and lots of off the subject stuff, but why hasn't anyone mentioned the low payload of the Ram 2500? It seems to be substantially lower than GM and Ford. Anyways, I came home with a new 2016 Lamarie yesterday. The payload will work for what I need it for. I went to buy a used truck, but new 2016 trucks were just a few thousand more. I think the GM has a better transmission, but I think the Ram offers much more for the price. So far, the 68RFE trans doesn't seem to be that bad. The truck is very tall and I will have to have the FW sub frame raised like Me Again (Chris) suggested.
davisenvy 04/19/17 04:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Dmax or New Cummins

Thanks for the number. I found 39.5 for a 2016 Ram 4x4 crew. My FW is low to begin with, this will add another hurdle.
davisenvy 04/18/17 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Dmax or New Cummins

Your getting a lot of info and some off topic stuff as well. Drive both and pick the one that you want to plant yourself into everyday. Both are good, both will work, both will pull very well, and both will last. Good luck I sold my truck last night, so I guess its time to pull the trigger on a new one. I have driven both and here's my thoughts. I like the Duramax/Allison drives, but I like the way the Ram looks inside and out (especially inside). Does anyone know the ground to floor of bed measurements for both trucks in 4x4. I found one measurement on NADA, but can't find one for GM trucks. It just says TBD. The Ram "looks" taller and want to make sure it'll fit under my FW.
davisenvy 04/18/17 05:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Dmax or New Cummins

OP I have been a GM guy my entire life. When it came time to buy a new (to me) truck last year I drove a newer Duramax and a newer Cummins. They both had things I liked but the cost/feature ratio of the Ram won me over. The price was cheaper and the truck was significatly nicer inside than the GM. 15months and 27k miles later I am extremely happy with my decision. I think I am coming to the same conclusion. I have always been a GM guy myself, but can't justify the price compared to what the Ram has to offer.
davisenvy 04/15/17 06:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Dmax or New Cummins

You want a public opinion poll? Why not look at the annual sales numbers....Ram vs Chevy and GM combined? I don't really go with what the majority wants. Obama is a good example. I absolutely love my LBZ Duramax, but I have recently purchased a FW and feel that I need a little more towing confidence. According to the numbers I am several hundred over on my payload and that doesn't make me feel very comfortable. The truck tows the FW great, but from what I have read and have been told by friends, the newer trucks tow much better. Just from the test drives I can tell you the brakes alone are worlds above my trucks brakes. My LBZ has been a great truck, but I think the newer trucks (even with the emissions junk) will tow safer than my current truck.
davisenvy 04/15/17 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
Used Dmax or New Cummins

I am currently looking to upgrade to a newer truck. I now have a 2006 Duramax and I am looking at a 2016-2017 with 0-10k mi Cummins or 2013-2014 50k mi Duramax. Apples to Apples the Cummins is a cheaper truck and I do honest beleive the Duramax to be a better set up, but can't justify the extra cost of a Dmax. I am leaning towards the Cummins. I think the Dodge has a nicer interior and the exterior isn't bad either. Is the Duramax worth that much more than the Cummins? Please don't turn this into a diesel vs gas debate and Ford is absolutely off the table.
davisenvy 04/15/17 06:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone regret trading up

2006-2010 and then 2013-2015. In 2007.5 they added the dpf but is easy to remove. From what I've read, 2011 and 2012 are the ones to avoid. I'm not sure what the payment would be or how much taxes you'll be paying, or if you think the tax code is fair.
davisenvy 04/10/17 07:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone regret trading up

Inegated towing meaning integrated trailer brakes and anti sway. It has 130k mi, not lifted, but has chrome h2 wheels, Metallic gray, EFI Live DSP2, Airbags, 4in MBRP exhaust w/down pipe,Air aid CAI, and owned my an OCD individual. Zero door dings or scratches. I know you don't spend money to make money, but being a business owner I get tired of paying thousands in taxes when I could put it into something of mine.
davisenvy 04/09/17 08:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone regret trading up

It is an LBZ with tons of upgrades. Titan 60g tank, turbo brake, airbags and some other goodies. My tax man told me I needed a new truck and I'm just not sure. I'm open to the idea of a new truck, but I really like the truck I have.
davisenvy 04/08/17 04:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone regret trading up

It would be a 2500 for a 2500, but the improvements over the past 11 yrs seem to be pretty significant. Increased payload, better braking, integrated towing, etc. I guess it's the horror stories about all of the emissions junk that worries me.
davisenvy 04/08/17 02:51pm Tow Vehicles
Anyone regret trading up

I currently have a 2006 Duramax Crew and am thinking about trading up for a new Duramax. I really like my current truck, but I feel it might be time to move on. Has anyone traded up and regretted it? I know once I sell my truck I won't be able to find another one like it. For those who have traded up, what are your experiences?
davisenvy 04/08/17 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I get airbags

One word of advice to the OP, NEVER POST WEIGHTS ON THIS FORUM! Your question will be drowned out by numbers. I started off with Timbrens and didn't like them at all. I then went to airbags and love them. I don't really need them, but the ability to adjust is wonderful. Mine were about $300 and took me 2hrs to install.
davisenvy 01/28/17 06:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Ultimate center of weight vs rear axle

I called Andersen and asked them this same question. They said since their hitch hooked onto the gooseneck ball, that is where the weight is placed not 4in behind the ball as it appears. The "foot" of the Andersen hitch is just for added support, but does not support the weight of the FW, the GN ball does. Hope this answers your question.
davisenvy 01/28/17 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: AC Delco shocks

I knew you were going to say that. Guess I'll order a set today. The rebound being off would be a perfect way to describe how my truck feels. Thanks for the input.
davisenvy 10/10/16 12:40pm Tow Vehicles
AC Delco shocks

I recently replaced the shocks on my 2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD with AC Delco and I think they pretty much stink. My truck drove like a Suburban before and now I don't even want to drive it unless I'm loaded. Is this the norm for these shocks? I figured going with an OEM product would give the the ride the truck came with.
davisenvy 10/10/16 09:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Andersen Ultimate Coupler

No problem, just curious. The gooseneck ball is over the axles, but the kingpin is back a few inches. I was thinking maybe moving the weight closer to the axle would give an even better ride. I think I'll take timfloods advice and just try it for my self as far as clearances go.
davisenvy 05/27/16 10:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Ultimate Coupler

I wouldn't flip the coupler around unless you have a long bed truck. If you have a short bed leave the kingpin behind the ball So would flipping the coupler affect the way the trailer towed or the handling characteristics of my truck?
davisenvy 05/27/16 09:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Ultimate Coupler

Good call. My actual plan (if it makes a difference) is to use the B&W 4" offset ball with the reversed coupler. This would move my FW 4" closer to the truck. I have 7 inches at almost a right angle from FW to cab and close to 10 with tail gate down. If it doesn't make a difference, I most likely won't mess with it.
davisenvy 05/27/16 09:31am Fifth-Wheels
Andersen Ultimate Coupler

NO FIGHTING PLEASE! I have so many questions about using this hitch and the threads always get closed due to personal opinions. I care about your opinion, just not right now. I currently have the coupler mounted so the pin is behind the ball. This puts the kingpin about 8 in behind the axles. Assuming I had enough cab/nose cone clearance, if I flipped the coupler around so the pin was in the front would this affect towing/ride or even how my truck sits with the FW hooked up?
davisenvy 05/27/16 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
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