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RE: Ram Payloads- Seriously|||

I just replaced my 2006 2500 Duramax Crew with a 2016 Ram 2500 Crew diesel. According to the sticker the Duramax had 200 lb more payload than my new truck does. I towed with my new Ram for the first time this last week to a destination in FL that I have made many times before in my 2006 Duramax (same FW on all of the trips). I never knew my FW could tow so nice and secure. My new truck makes my old truck feel dangerous.
davisenvy 06/09/17 03:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 Unlevel side to side

Just an update. The dealer said everything was within specs. The service manager said the track bar behind the rear axle was level and that was all they had to measure. I also asked for an alignment to be done and my steering wheel was crooked to the left. They said they didn't have the ability to align my truck and they "didn't do steering wheels". What a joke.
davisenvy 06/02/17 03:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 Unlevel side to side

I did measure from the top of the frame down to the axle and there is a 5/8 inch difference. There is only a 1/8 difference between the two springs top to bottom. I think I'll take Grit dogs advice and just tow with it for a while before taking it in. Like ron3rd said, the timbrens didn't do it unless you shimmed them up tight with no load when installed. Looking at your measurements above, yes sometimes mfg tolerances cancel each other out, sometimes they stack and compound the "issue". Our Charger sits 1/2" low on one side front and back. Never been wrecked, didn't notice it when bought it (used) but it's never changed and fine now for 120kmiles. The Dodge on my sig, before suspension mods sat a little lopsided forever. Only could notice it with a keen eye. Just a bit diffenret in spring sag. Hasn't hurt nothing for the better part of 200k. Personally even with a new truck I'd rather not have the dealer mess with it unless it really affected something. The 1 inch difference doesn't bother me all that much and I am with you on not wanting the dealer to touch my truck. My dilemma is I am unable to use my Timbrens unless I shave a half inch off of one of them. They are actually Sumo springs, not Timbrens. Wasn't sure if anyone knew what they were. They are about $100 more than Timbrens, so cutting into one of them is less than ideal, especially after buying a $60,000 truck.
davisenvy 05/26/17 10:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 Unlevel side to side

I did measure from the top of the frame down to the axle and there is a 5/8 inch difference. There is only a 1/8 difference between the two springs top to bottom. I think I'll take Grit dogs advice and just tow with it for a while before taking it in.
davisenvy 05/25/17 01:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 Unlevel side to side

Must be an FCA thing. The Wrangler is famous for the "JK lean" where one side is higher or lower than the other. Normally towards the gas tank side. Sometimes a new coil will fix it, other times it will want a spring spacer to level things up. This is what I was thinking only mine is high on the side of the fuel tank. I'm supposed to take it to the dealer in 2 weeks, but have a road trip planned in a week. I was thinking about putting in a .5 in spacer and calling it a day.
davisenvy 05/24/17 05:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 Unlevel side to side

My question is why buy a 2500 and then have to modify it? Also 2500's have alarm if rear tires go below 80psi, unsafe and annoying. Oh well enjoy your truck! Thanks for your answer. Very helpful. Just for giggles I checked my rear tire pressure. 67 psi and no alarms. Not sure what is unsafe about tire alarm, but I do know what annoying is, especially when someone else is arm chair quarterbacking the money I made. All it takes is one turd in a punch bowl to ruin the party.
davisenvy 05/24/17 10:46am Tow Vehicles
2016 Ram 2500 Unlevel side to side

I just purchased a 2016 Ram 2500 Crew diesel. When installing some Timbrens I noticed that the drivers side is 1 inch higher than the passengers side, from the frame to axle and from the ground to the wheel well. I called the dealer and they tried to say it was the "aftermarket parts" that was causing the issue. I have since taken the Timbrens off and the problem is still there. The dealer can't fit me in for at least 10 days. Has anyone else come across a problem like this? BTW, the truck has 700 miles on it.
davisenvy 05/24/17 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: How long for delamanation to happen?

I took pictures today and submitted them to my dealer. They said they submitted them to Jayco and reassured me that the dealer would take car of me during this. I don't have very good pics because it has been raining. When the sun comes out I'll see if I can't get a few taken.
davisenvy 05/22/17 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long for delamanation to happen?

We had a problem with delamination on the curb side of our Jayco during the second year. We took it to our local Jayco dealer. He dealt with Jayco . They made a new side and shipped it to the dealer who made the repair. There was do hassle at all. Jayco stood behind their product. For our trailer it was no longer in production so they had to set up and make a one off side to do the repair. I advise getting your unit back to a good dealer to get the problem fixed. This is good to hear. I took some pictures this morning and will be sending them to my dealer. I have heard good thing about Jaycos customer service. I'll report back what I hear. Thanks
davisenvy 05/22/17 06:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long for delamanation to happen?

If this does end up being my responsibility to fix, if I fix the leak will the problem continue to get worse? Or will it only sustain the damage that has occurred already?
davisenvy 05/21/17 03:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long for delamanation to happen?

http://i.imgur.com/HtpZ1o8l.jpg I went out to take a pic, but its raining and couldn't get a good picture. It looks a whole lot like this pic, but its on both sides of the back, from top to bottom, about a foot wide. It has appeared over the past 3 months or so.
davisenvy 05/21/17 11:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long for delamanation to happen?

There's a 2 year warranty with a 10 yr on the roof. What maintenance on the roof needs to be done in 10 months of new ownership?
davisenvy 05/21/17 07:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long for delamanation to happen?

I have found pictures and videos to confirm what I have found, but my question is how long does it take to start to happen. I'm curious if the problem may have been present before I even purchased the FW.
davisenvy 05/21/17 07:09am Fifth-Wheels
How long for delamanation to happen?

Over the past few months I have noticed the rear of my FW start to delaminate. From what I've read, it seems to be caused by water. My FW is a 2016 Jayco Eagle with 1 yr remaining on the warranty. I just want to get my ducks in a row and make sure this isn't something I have caused. The roof appears to be in good shape except for one spot where the dealer scuffed the corner installing the new awning this past winter. I was wondering how long it takes for the delamanation to take place once water has gotten in? It hasn't fully separated, it's just kind of stimpled looking.
davisenvy 05/21/17 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to raise FW

Any chance of a picture of the new blocks installed ? Sure! It may take a day or so to take the pic and figure how to put it on here.
davisenvy 05/08/17 10:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to raise FW

Lantley was right on the 6 inches being an awful lot. I ended up going with 4 inches instead. The fabricator talked me into blocks instead of a subframe. He said 4 in is the max he would go with blocks and when it is time to sell the FW, it would be much easier to return to its stock height. He didn't just put in 4 in blocks. He did some kind of cross member and upgraded the U bolts. Anyways it saved me a couple of bucks and it pretty much leveled out my FW. Now the only problem is my 15 inch wheels look dinky. Guess its time to go wheel shopping now. Let me know if this question is for another thread, but how big of a tire can I safely put on my 15 in wheels? I now have 225/75-15 tires.
davisenvy 05/07/17 11:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to raise FW

Do a quick search on "Jayco Eagle HT nose high" and see what you come up with. A 1998 F150 2WD would be the perfect truck to tow this FW with. I know they say they are half ton towable, but mine is upwards of 9,000 dry.
davisenvy 05/02/17 04:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to raise FW

My bed rails are 6.5 in at the front and 5 at the tailgate. I'm really hoping I'm overlooking something because I'm really not looking forward to the subframe mod. They quoted me $1,000 for the frame lift.
davisenvy 05/01/17 07:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to raise FW

When the FW is hooked up to the truck and all 4 tires on the FW are on 3 inch blocks, the FW is 8 inches nose high. I have been talking with a gentleman on the Jayco Forum that has the exact same truck and FW as I do. He did the 6 inch subframe and has the upgraded 16 inch wheels (mine are 15 inch). His FW is still 2 inches nose high which would be very acceptable to me. I have an appointment to take my FW in tomorrow and have the subframe put on. Before doing the subframe, the owner and a fabricator are going to look over the FW with me to see if there is any other way to achieve a level towing experience with my truck and my FW. The extra high bed rails on the truck seem to be contributing a good bit to the problem. I'll report back after tomorrow.
davisenvy 05/01/17 02:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to raise FW

There is a guy on the Jayco forum that has my exact truck and FW. He added a 6 in subframe and 16 in wheels and is still 2 in nose high. When I measured from ground to hitch and ground to kingpin I had an 11 in difference. I put my FW on 3 in blocks and it cut my nose high problem in half. My thinking is 6 in would correct most of my problem.
davisenvy 04/30/17 04:11pm Fifth-Wheels
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