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Old 09-24-2015, 07:37 PM   #71
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Ya, call me lazy, but I don't want to get out and unlock the hitch or worry about clipping the corner of the cab on my brand new short bed truck.

I ordered the Pullrite and the picture frame to match my Rams 5th wheel box prep.

My hitch guy and I had a lengthy conversation about my set up and I ended up making the decision.
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Well since you got a Cardinal you should look into joining the club . Doesn't cost anything and it is alot of fun. cardinalrvclub.com
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Well since you got a Cardinal you should look into joining the club . Doesn't cost anything and it is alot of fun. cardinalrvclub.com
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Already joined. Same user name.
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Well since you got a Cardinal you should look into joining the club . Doesn't cost anything and it is alot of fun. cardinalrvclub.com
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He is joining ALL the kool clubs! TDR is one of them. "turbodieselregister.com"
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I wonder if anyone has noticed that the Open Range doesn't have any windows on the left side that open to get a cross breeze?

Pretty truck I got the 2014 ram 3500 aisen 4:10 drw and it is a whole new kinda beast
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:54 PM   #76
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So after all I went through to get the truck I wanted, it was supposed to arrive today and the dealer I signed the papers with advised me that they called the dealer they were receiving the truck from sold the truck from under us with out any notice. Legally, they don't have a leg to stand on but I'm not going to get into a battle over it.
Am I upset? Yes! Livid actually!
Its not my dealers fault, its the dealer who had the truck they reserved.


My dealer still has the 2015 6.7 ltr (370hp) 3500 Laramie and 68 RFE (800fp torque). Not the Aisin.
Is this going to be enough truck to pull my 16,000lb Cardinal 5 times a year?
It doesn't have the auto air level or 5th wheel prep either but not sure that makes a huge difference.


I'm told no problem.


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Sorry to hear the Scumbag sold it out from under you.
I have the same set up your dealer has. My Cardinal is a 30-30 11,500 empty. With generator and loaded with third of a tank of water it is about 14,200 It. Pulls great. Is 16 your empty wt ? If so you may want to opt for the higher out put and a dually. JMHO.
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Dry weight on my Cardinal is 13645. Loaded weight is 15900.
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Well that is pretty heavy,and longer. I put deeper tranny and rear end covers on mine and air bags at 35 lbs they soften the bumps. It pulls 6% grades at 60 to 65 another ton would only cause about a 2 mile per drop in speed. I have been out for 8wks about 4500 miles towing avg 11-1/2 per gal avg speed 65. About 19 empty. Only have 16000 on truck. I am not tryig to guide your decision in any way just showing what a truck spec llike that will do. Good luck.
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I have had no issues with this tranny. l sent you a long private answer but somehow it didn't make it . I have pulled grades from Phx to Flag uphill 130 miles 7000 ft 105- 110 deg out 55-60mph Tranny highest temp 197. Towed 4500 miles so far this trip avg 11.5 mpg. I just don't see the extra $5000 grand as worth it for those wts. IMHO
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The Aisin Trans makes a difference. When your pulling hills, and your 68rfe gets over 175 deg, you either must slow down or pull over until it cools down. Sustained Temps over 175 in the Trans is not good. While tour pulling over, I'll blow right past you with the Trans oil temp at 170 or below. I had a 2014 ctd 68rfe Trans pulling the weight your talking about, and I hated life when the Trans would get hot. Now with the 4.10 gear, and the Aisin, I never worry about a grade. Period. I'm not harping here, but I've had both configurations and the Aisin is the real deal.
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197 is not overheating the tranny from what l have read it's normal . Temp is between 170 -175 just driving around. ,220 is hot ! Also if it gets to over heated you will be alerted and it will go into limp mode.
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Go on to the TDR website and you can read the facts. I am not denying the Aisen is a heavier duty tranny, wjat l am saying you temp paramaters on the 68 rfe are incorrect. Using your temp l couldn't leave the driveway empty.
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197 deg is hot.
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