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Definitely get dual tanks, Your 5500 sounds just like mine. I ordered in Feb and it came in a couple weeks ago. I put a steel CM SK bed on it and love it. I can get the Host loaded 8 feet 9 inches.on the bed. love this truck and camper. This is my third 5500 and my second Host.


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You might lose the space for a spare wheel and tire with the auxiliary tank but I wish I had 2 factory tanks with my 5500. I had Douglass Truck body dedicate the passenger side box for my spare, jack, triangles, and other tools.
The combination you have sounds great-


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Thanks for the feedback. Defiantly want to have the fuel range. I put a Titan 55 gallon tank in my Ram 3500 and it is great having 700 mile range. Trade off ion the 5500 is you lose the spare tire location but I can fab up another mounting option. I linked the planned full 5500 config below. Will be curious to see if there any new options for 2022.

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My spare tire is on my receiver extension.


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zb39 wrote:

Definitely get dual tanks, Your 5500 sounds just like mine. I ordered in Feb and it came in a couple weeks ago. I put a steel CM SK bed on it and love it. I can get the Host loaded 8 feet 9 inches.on the bed. love this truck and camper. This is my third 5500 and my second Host.


zb39, curious what led you to go from a Host Mammoth to the Cascade?

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Simple, My wife liked the floor plan better.

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I'm leaving tomorrow for Iowa to the Kelderman factory to have a full air ride system put on the truck.

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zb39 wrote:

I'm leaving tomorrow for Iowa to the Kelderman factory to have a full air ride system put on the truck.


zb39, That's going to be a nice upgrade! Can you provide some additional details on the Kelderman system options you went with and approximate cost for the upgrade installed?

Also, what was your primary reason for going that approach (unloaded ride quality, lower ride height, etc)? I am making my first journey into the RAM 5500 territory so like to understand a bit more what I am getting into regarding ride quality both loaded and unloaded with factory suspension.

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You’ll love it, I put the 4 link on my 350.

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I'm at the factory now in one of there RV sites. They will start tomorrow. It takes about 3 days to install.
4 link in back and bags and shocks up front. Dual compressors and air tanks all computer controlled.
I will be able to level the truck with the suspension. Same system that is on earth roamer I believe.
I will know a lot more tomorrow after I talk to them. Around 13.2K installed. You could order the parts and install yourself. I think that would save about 3K. Stay tuned.

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