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fj12ryder

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Posted: 08/12/22 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the info Cummins. Always better to have more information than less. [emoticon]


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Great truck and you do NOT have the dreaded CP4 fuel pump. Ram only used that one in 19 and 20 before realizing their mistake. With the Aisin definitely one of the best towing rigs in the one ton market (coming from a GM guy [emoticon])

I had to do a CP3 conversion and though the price has come down for the parts still an expensive endeavor.

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Yep, that's why I ended up with the 2018, didn't want to chance the CP4 and wasn't sure how the recall was actually going to go.

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spoon059 wrote:

Nice, I really like my used 2015 Tradesman... but I find the seat uncomfortable. If my next truck is a Ram, I'm going to at least the Big Horn so I have some more seat adjustment other than front/back and recline!
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Same on the seats, we looked and looked knowing we needed at least a Big Horn to know it would have at least drivers Power Seats. We managed to find a 2016 3500 Laramie DRW, HO/Aisin just needed to drive 300 miles to buy on New Years Eve!


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redhooker wrote:

Great truck and you do NOT have the dreaded CP4 fuel pump. Ram only used that one in 19 and 20 before realizing their mistake. With the Aisin definitely one of the best towing rigs in the one ton market (coming from a GM guy [emoticon])

I had to do a CP3 conversion and though the price has come down for the parts still an expensive endeavor.


$0 is pretty cheap, IMO. Unless you fixed yours out of pocket AND an out of warranty failure before the recall was issued.


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Jerry, got a couple pictures of truck and trailer. Like I said, it's not an "Oooh, WOW!" truck, but it does do the job.

It does look like it sits nose high, but that's just the perspective. That sucker is dead level on the truck. No air bags needed like on our old truck. [image]
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Thanks for the pics Howard! Thought I was gonna have to call Peggy to take a pic!

The Rams have a nice clean hip sweep with their DRW 3500. Plain white is always a good choice, nice match to your TH! Great looking Rig! Nice you and family are still investing in your future enjoyment.

My last two trucks have been white, with just the XLT options. Works for me!

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Thanks for the good words Jerry. Headed out to Texas Wednesday, so we'll see how everything shakes out.

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Perfectly "LEVEL" combo as it should be!!! Nice job. Now the truck is on the overloads for a good ride!

What psi are you running front and back? What are your loaded axle weights?


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235/85-17 LT tires.

Front axle hitched up and ready to travel: 5180 lbs. I have the front tires set to 70 psi, which is supposed to be good to 5600 lbs. Depending on how it rides, and the amount of temperature rise, I may raise those to 75 psi.

Rear axle hitched up and ready to travel: 6800 lbs. Rear tires set to 65 psi, which is supposed to be good to 9800 lbs.

GVWR is 14,000 lbs. Total weight truck and trailer: 26,400 lbs.

Actually those weights were before the auxiliary fuel tank was added. So that would add about 200 lbs. for tank and fuel. First long trip starts tomorrow, so we'll see how it goes. I am curious about the fuel mileage as I've only checked it unloaded, and it was a little over 17 mpg, paper and pencil, not the lie-o-meter. I'm hoping for 9-10 mpg. But we shall see.

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