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RE: Finally ordered and a Thanks

Already a breeze just by using my side mirrors. For some reason most people can't comprehend this. So much anxiety... I comprehend it very well, no anxiety. It's a breeze with a srw but not a dually like I have. I thought the PO was getting a dually, my bad. Ram has the widest dually fenders. Anything that makes loading easier is a plus in my book. Sorry for trying to help.
RZAR66 11/19/14 08:31am Truck Campers
RE: Finally ordered and a Thanks

If it's not to late get the cargo camera. It a cam mounted in the third brake light. Makes loading a TC a breeze.
RZAR66 11/18/14 01:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Shock absorber survey

After having 3 failures with Rancho adjustable shocks I went with Bilstein and never looked back. The metering valve on the Rancho's failed. Rancho replaced them under warranty and I sold the replacements on eBay. Yep and I had Bilsteins and the fronts had a complete meltdown driving over a washboarded road. I switched to Ranchos and never had a problem. I think you just have to buy what works for you. What works for some won't work for others. I should add it was like pulling teeth to try to get Bilstein to warranty their shocks. I also sold the Bilsteins on EBay and bought Ranchos.
RZAR66 11/14/14 10:05am Truck Campers
RE: Saw my first Hallmark Ute

He probably has more room in the cab than he does in the camper.
RZAR66 11/12/14 08:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Full Monty at the Cat scale

ROFL!!! Our 28 foot Class C loaded to the gills weighed less than that!! You're 28 foot class C is probably gas powered and 2wd, probably why its lighter. 4WD only adds 385 lbs on a GM truck. Don't forget to add the extra weight of the diesel over the gas engine.
RZAR66 11/10/14 12:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Full Monty at the Cat scale

ROFL!!! Our 28 foot Class C loaded to the gills weighed less than that!! You're 28 foot class C is probably gas powered and 2wd, probably why its lighter.
RZAR66 11/09/14 05:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Thanksgiving at Joshua Tree National Park

Good luck. We did Thanksgiving last year there and every campground was jammed packed.
RZAR66 11/05/14 06:35am Truck Campers
RE: Time to get serious. Sold TT and got a new RAM.

The 855 is being replaced with something similar next year.
RZAR66 11/04/14 05:41pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Magazine Dodge 3500 gas engine road test

I really appreciate the reports from TCM. Thanks Gordon and Angela. Ditto that
RZAR66 11/03/14 09:22am Truck Campers
RE: TC Magazine Dodge 3500 gas engine road test

I am experiencing the same numbers as TCM is. I have almost the same truck as they do with the exception of my trucks 4.10 vs. their 3.73 rear end. I also get similar #s with a 2011 6.2 Ford gasser. Almost the same truck configuration, but I also have the 4.1 rear. It was my understanding IIRC when researching my purchase that the 4.1 would actually help mileage when hauling a heavy TC in the bed . It would be a slight disadvantage mpg wise when running empty. Im no auto expert but I know I can count on over 10mpg, even topping 11mpg if everything is perfect , highway mileage with the TC at 60mph on level ground with no headwinds. A 1400 mile run down the east coast to Florida averages just over 10mpg , hand calculated. So I question TCM 's conclusions on the 4.1 vs the 3.73 gearing. I used to have the same truck as you. If I remember correctly I bought mine around the same time you got yours. It was a great truck and I looked to get another one as a dually but the Ford dealers around here could not come close to what I got with Ram price wise so I made the switch. I actually almost got caught up in the diesel hype and was going to get a Cummins but with only hauling a 4500 pound camper it would have been silly of me to pay the diesel premium. I am very happy so far with the Hemi. MPG's are slightly better than my old Ford 6.2.
RZAR66 11/01/14 11:31pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Magazine Dodge 3500 gas engine road test

What would we figure?Many oil-burner owners, in part, justify the added expense because diesels get slightly better mileage than gassers - typically enough to make up the price difference of the fuel. When you add in the enhanced performance of the high torque engines in the these HD trucks, we can readily talk ourselves into the purchase of diesels. Really it comes down to personal preference. Checkout the TFL video with the Ram gasser. With only a 12K trailer, can only pull in 2nd gear, then never leaves 1st to under 30mph. Then go watch the Cummins with a 24K trailer on the same run, end of gas vs. diesel threads :W http://www.tfltruck.com/2014/10/2014-ram-2500-hd-6-4l-hemi-and-gear-hold-feature-ike-gauntlet-video/ I guess when they start making 12K pound TC's then I will start thinking Diesel.
RZAR66 10/31/14 09:05pm Truck Campers
RE: TC Magazine Dodge 3500 gas engine road test

I am experiencing the same numbers as TCM is. I have almost the same truck as they do with the exception of my trucks 4.10 vs. their 3.73 rear end.
RZAR66 10/31/14 07:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Time to get serious. Sold TT and got a new RAM.

There is also no aftermarket helpers for the coil spring rear yet. So if you buy to big of a camper, you are SOL.
RZAR66 10/31/14 11:44am Truck Campers
RE: Time to get serious. Sold TT and got a new RAM.

What is the difference between the OP's 2500 and a 3500 of the same generation. On the third generation Dodges the only difference was two small rear helper springs and their bumper rubbers that engaged when fully loaded. If that is the case here, he almost has a 3500 now. Axles, wheels, brakes, front suspension etc were all the same. Make sure the tires will hold the load and go. Ram 2500's now come with coil springs instead of leafs in the rear.
RZAR66 10/31/14 11:27am Truck Campers
RE: Show me your swing out brackets

Yes, planning on going to Granger this weekend to see if I can find something that would work.
RZAR66 10/30/14 09:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Show me your swing out brackets

RZAR66, I had always 'heard' the brackets were interchangeable. Comparing the 1st picture Bedlam upload with mine, I would also have some issues. If fully folded in 180° motor might hit, but more importantly the jack foot WOULD hit my Torklift mounts?. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/awextrc.jpg height=640 width=480 Took a bit of looking, only pic I have that shows jack inboard. Scaled it up a bit but should see head isnt square to camper. Never checked, its more like 130° folded in from out position. IF motor hitting was your only problem I would cut another set of parking notches. http://i.imgur.com/pRc5Nr6l.jpg height=480 width=640 Looking at Bedlams second picture, Im not understanding the function of the set screws on the pivoting jack side of brackets at all. Ours pivot freely, though my locking tabs are deeper. I cant imagine, I mean it would take quite abit for the jacks to jump up & out of lock slots? I sure cant imagine having to thread those every time I pivoted the jacks in or out. First I've heard anyone mention that was required on the Rieco mounts...Bedlam do you also thread the set screws locking the jacks? It also appears the interlocking slots are square cut, ours are tapered? Does that cause problems as far as engaging if not perfectively in line or is there something else that aligns. Curious design...Ive never looked closely at the HJ brackets either. When fully folded in the jack foot comes very close to hitting the Torklift mounts. There is some play within the notches of the jacks brackets. The set screws keep the brackets from moving within the confines of the notches. I guess you wouldn't need to tighten them but they would be constantly moving driving down the road.
RZAR66 10/30/14 09:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Show me your swing out brackets

I just bought a lightly used set of Rieco-titan swing out brackets to install on my Lance Atwood jacks. They are supposed to work with both RT's and Atwoods. When you swing them all the way in to the travel position the head of the Atwood Jack will hit the front of the camper. So I have to leave them facing forward and not inward. Also they have 4 little Allen set screws you have to loosen to swing out and tighten to keep them for moving. I'm really close to buying the Atwood brackets because of this.
RZAR66 10/30/14 02:05pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW regrets?

RZAR66, instead, you "needed" a completely different truck. :) Yes, I completely agree with that statement.
RZAR66 10/27/14 02:34pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW regrets?

Three weeks with my first dually, no regrets so far and it's my daily driver. First time with the camper on last weekend and it was very stable even with strong crosswinds driving down the freeway. What's even better, no aftermarket suspension helpers needed. With my SRW one ton Ford with the same camper I needed an aftermarket swaybar, shocks, upper and lower stable loads and Nitto tires.
RZAR66 10/27/14 02:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Winch Bumper Recommendations?

Lookin good Mike!
RZAR66 10/25/14 07:34pm Truck Campers
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