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Posted: 08/20/21 02:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You'll probably want the snow plow package

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At the front wheels installing Rancho XL or other adjustable shocks will help to tune the suspension for any porpoising with the load on the rear axle. More load capacity at the front makes little sense as 85% or more of the weight of the 5th wheel will be supported by the rear wheels.

What can help with the ride is using a shock absorbing 5th wheel pin box like the ones from Trailair sold by etrailer and others. These will reduce road shock a great deal and also reduce chucking.

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Grit dog wrote:

corvettekent wrote:

The standard tailgate is powered and you can push a button inside the cab to raise or lower it.


You mean standard on High Country or other high trim levels, correct?


I'm not sure on all because I was only interested in the High Country.


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I passed on the fancy, expensive tailgate. Looked to me to be an answer looking for a need.


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blt2ski wrote:

IF you get a DW ANY brand,


Correction: DRW (dual rear wheel, as in dually)


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If me, I'd check how much that powered everything tailgate would cost to either repair or replace before ordering...


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BenK wrote:

If me, I'd check how much that powered everything tailgate would cost to either repair or replace before ordering...


Ha, right!
Appears that’s not a concern for the OP though. Usually isn’t if one is buying a $80k truck.
But based on the guy on here recently that was like $3500 into a new Ford tailgate and all that had was a camera and lock (and maybe the pull out boat ladder thingy), I’ll go 5 large as a starting point for either the power gate or the Swiss army version.


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Pass on the Chevy and get the much better looking GMC is the only option I would consider.


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I am confused. You ordered a new truck and you are asking questions after the fact????????


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When you select the diesel engine the front springs will automatically be selected to carry the extra weight of the engine. Heavier front springs would be for those using their truck for a camper or snow plow.


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