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Old 07-22-2016, 12:50 AM   #15
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Dodges and Rmas have relatively high waistlines, and 4x4's are very, very tall.

I'm using a B&W Patriot 16K hitch, and it is adjustable front to rear, up and down. And it's not going to break your back removing it as it breaks into two pieces in 2 seconds.
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Dodges and Rmas have relatively high waistlines, and 4x4's are very, very tall.

I'm using a B&W Patriot 16K hitch, and it is adjustable front to rear, up and down. And it's not going to break your back removing it as it breaks into two pieces in 2 seconds.
Rear air suspension on newer Ram's, lowers bed about 1.5" when hooking up..You can break down the B&W RVK3600 Companion hitch in a few seconds and remove it in two pieces from the bed..I'm 66 and had a stroke 11 months ago and "I" can pick up and remove the two piece hitch in about 5 mins..


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I counted on the TV rear end to sag. Don't get much with the DRW, but enough to ride level with 6" clearance.
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If you're referring to RAWR(9700#), ..then you were over vehicle's recommended GVWR...I would say that's overloaded...but I'm referred to as the "weight police" on some forums for a reason..I'm OCD for staying under manufacturers weight recommendations..guess it's the engineer in me, (spec man).. The Teton is very heavy.. I wouldn't have tried it with a 1 ton dually.

I am willing to bet you will be over your 14K rating with the new beast fully loaded. Just remember the 14K is just a number for insurance and licensing. Take your loaded front axle of about 5,400# from 14K that leaves 8,600#. Subtract your rear axle weight ready to tow from that at about 4,000# that leaves 4,600# for the pin. At 25% pin that would make your RV weigh 18,400#. I am betting your RV will scale 19K fully loaded.
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My Jayco 321RLTS came with the axles " flipped " & I use the Andersen with my 2012 Chevy crew longbed 3500 dually & its so close to level didnt bother to measure. I do run the ball in highest position.
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Ford beds/rails sit lower than the other two...at least for now. Will see once the new Super Duty comes out this fall. I love all three trucks, but GM and Ram have really grown over the past 5 years in height at the rear.
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Ford publishes a tailgate height range for all models. My 2016 4x4 F350 diesel stated 56" - 60" and the top of the tailgate was right at 60". Tailgate is no problem, before I had the hitch installed a Husky aluminum 5er tailgate was installed.
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Ford beds/rails sit lower than the other two...at least for now. Will see once the new Super Duty comes out this fall. I love all three trucks, but GM and Ram have really grown over the past 5 years in height at the rear.
Our 2011 F350 Dually is 55 1/2" to top of tailgate/rear corners. Works well with our Momentum 350 (good clearance and sits level).
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There are several methods to modify the springs and shackles on the trailer suspension to help with this... most of these are very stable... its just a thought... BTW I tow with a 3500 Dodge Ram and understand your issues..
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Newer trucks are so darned tall even a 2x4. I can barely see over the truck bed on our 2015 Ram 2 x 4 and spouse has to use a step stool to pin/unpin the hitch. We did have to adjust our hitch and pin box so the RV would ride level.
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Our 2011 F350 Dually is 55 1/2" to top of tailgate/rear corners. Works well with our Momentum 350 (good clearance and sits level).
This is very close to the height of my 2016 F350 dually. I was parked side by side with a 2016 Ram dually and his tailgate was a good 4 to 5 inches higher than mine. This was measured using my hand on my chest to mark the height of both tailgates.
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