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Old 10-23-2015, 03:19 PM   #29
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Not to hijack this thread if I was looking at getting a lifestyles when we go to Yuma what would do now we know about the frames?

I didn't mind the offerings from Lifestyle, but DW was not into the color options at all. It's been awhile since I looked, and I'm too lazy to close the IRV2 app and pull up safari right now, but if I remember correctly their frame is box tubing welded together kinda like the DRV but not as heavy. I'm also under the impression that they are going to or have already moved away from building their frames in-house and contracted that to Lippert. That info came from a salesman last weekend, so it might not be accurate either. I haven't seen the Augusta Luxe in person, but if you're in the higher-end market I would give those a serious look. Very cool ideas on those rigs and roughly the same price as a Mobile Suites.
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Old 10-23-2015, 03:49 PM   #30
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And it looks like the rear axle is overloaded...............
HA, not hardly. Truck is sitting LEVEL. Rear axle is under ratings.

Another pic same trip. Truck sitting LEVEL.

I will post later, not working now.
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:02 PM   #31
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HA, not hardly. Truck is sitting LEVEL. Rear axle is under ratings.

Another pic same trip. Truck sitting LEVEL.

I will post later, not working now.
The way the body lines are on new Dodge Duallys cause them to look sagging when they are actually level. Pictures are deceiving. I have a hauler bed on my Chevy and that may be why I am over 9750 and you are under. Last time I weighed we were 5800ish on pin. I do not believe Dodge, GM or Ford really built these trucks to haul this weight regularly. And we close and some over on rating I believe will cause us premature drive line problems.
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I didn't mind the offerings from Lifestyle, but DW was not into the color options at all. It's been awhile since I looked, and I'm too lazy to close the IRV2 app and pull up safari right now, but if I remember correctly their frame is box tubing welded together kinda like the DRV but not as heavy. I'm also under the impression that they are going to or have already moved away from building their frames in-house and contracted that to Lippert. That info came from a salesman last weekend, so it might not be accurate either. I haven't seen the Augusta Luxe in person, but if you're in the higher-end market I would give those a serious look. Very cool ideas on those rigs and roughly the same price as a Mobile Suites.
Yes they have contracted with Lippert to build their frames. But I do believe the DRV frames are made by Lippert also.
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And it looks like the rear axle is overloaded...............

There's nothing about that photo that looks like the RAM is overloaded. Heck, I'm a Ford guy and don't even think it looks overloaded and even if it squats it doesn't necessarily mean it's overloaded.

Plus, I know lots of people towing 40 foot plus toy haulers with F250's that are thousands overloaded. They are level with the airbags so bring level means nothing.
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There's nothing about that photo that looks like the RAM is overloaded. Heck, I'm a Ford guy and don't even think it looks overloaded and even if it squats it doesn't necessarily mean it's overloaded.

Plus, I know lots of people towing 40 foot plus toy haulers with F250's that are thousands overloaded. They are level with the airbags so bring level means nothing.
Can't a fellow Ford guy make a cynical remark?
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HA, not hardly. Truck is sitting LEVEL. Rear axle is under ratings.

Another pic same trip. Truck sitting LEVEL.

I will post later, not working now.
Ok different perspective.



Truck with no load

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Lots of discussion, all I can say is that we love our DRV Mobile Suites. Good floor plan, comfortable, easy to tow and maneuver and no issues to speak of. We would do it all over again.
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Cummins,
It appears that your Ram is about 0.065" lower in the rear...
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It appears that your Ram is about 0.065" lower in the rear...

Another Ram guy caught lying to make his preferred brand look better. Tsk tsk tsk.
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OK wingnut, my laser microtron comes up with 0.064 please check your unit for calibration. That is all, carry on!
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I think we need a third laser microton to verify who has the accurate device.
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Not a bad idea JBerg!
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TOOOO funny!

Next time I am hooked up i will measure the running boards at each end to the ground.
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