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Old 09-23-2014, 12:02 PM   #15
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I have noticed the new Rams do squat but is due to the ride height unhooked. Chevy and Ford sit higher and squat to level. If I had a new Ram I would bag it to look level, not needed usually but I just don't like the looks of it.
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:24 PM   #16
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My 2014 Ram CTD squats to level with 2500 lb pin weight. I think it rides perfect. I couldn' t have matched a 5th wheel any better than this, with this size of TT. Were loving it, and this Ram just does whatever I ask it to do. Its unreal.
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2500 very light pin. I said nothing to down a Ram. Great trucks. So are Ford and Chevy. think you took that wrong.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:35 PM   #18
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l have a 3500 14 srw Ram and it sits up in the rear quite a bit. The nose on my fiver is up a little maybe 2 " but l have 8 " of rail to trl ht. . Trl weighs about 13000 loaded
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l have a 3500 14 srw Ram and it sits up in the rear quite a bit. The nose on my fiver is up a little maybe 2 " but l have 8 " of rail to trl ht. . Trl weighs about 13000 loaded
I would drop hitch or pin and level it. Have not seen a srw new Ram. All I have seen were duallys.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:05 PM   #20
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Dodge SRW

My buddy has one across the street, it's a 2014 one ton and he tows a heavy Sunnybrook FW with it. It's 2 wheel drive and it handles that trailer just fine.
nice an level, no squat and very stable. He went from a Dodge Dually and I thought he might miss it but after a trip through Vermont and Massachusetts he is tickled with it.
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:15 AM   #21
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We're looking to move from a MH to a 5th wheel. One problem I'm seeing is maintaining around 6" of clearance between the bottom of the 5er overhang and top of the bed on a 4x4 tow vehicle. Obviously, the hitch can be raised and/or the pin box can be lowered to gain clearance; but then the 5er will tow nose high by several inches.

I know excessive squat of the TV is undesirable, but with a 1-ton dually and a pin weight of around 4k, can anyone give me an idea of how much I can expect the TV to lower when the 5er is hooked up?

Also, how much nose high is too much?
Just curious. Why are you switching to a 5ver?
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Just curious. Why are you switching to a 5ver?
Cause then you can cruise around in an f350 Platinum when you set up camp instead of towing a POS smart car behind your MH, lol

I think 5ers are the best but I've never used a MH and don't know any major differences other than unhooking your vehicle from the other end and Floorplan, haha! Been in a few, they are nice, but super spendy. Of course you ain't gaining nothing there by hooking a platinum to a 5er.

What's motor home mileage like? Most people I talk to say 6 or 7 while I get 11-12 but my trailer is only 9000 pounds, still I don't think the big ones reduce it much further and you don't have to slow down going up hills with a super duty.
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Just curious. Why are you switching to a 5ver?
Our MH is 9 1/2 years old and is soon in need of replacement. We have been full-timing for over 8 years, and our travel style has slowed considerably. We now tend to stay put for longer periods and travel fewer miles in a year. Fivers are better suited when parked for longer periods, so we decided on a 5th wheel as a replacement.
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What's motor home mileage like? Most people I talk to say 6 or 7 while I get 11-12 but my trailer is only 9000 pounds, still I don't think the big ones reduce it much further and you don't have to slow down going up hills with a super duty.
It goes down considerably. I have over 12K mi towing my 18K toy hauler and have averaged 8.4 mpg with my '13 F350. The number is slightly skewed because of miles driven empty when we reach our destination. I have a separate log book for miles empty while at home.
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I really like Smart Cars
I prefer to stay alive if I hit or get hit by something larger than a bumblebee , plus I like legroom and visibility offered by a truck.
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We went from a MH to a 5er. We had a Bounder which was not suited to hwy travel. It was terrible to drive. Now when I hit the lottery and can afford a big diesel pusher I may go back. But I will never buy a gas MH again. We have driven thru some major storms and flooded hwys and this rig is rock solid and I can run 70 mph with no problems. The upkeep costs less too,,,,you know all that money you have to spend even before you get on the road......
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I have a 2007 Dodge 2500 SB. Not a heavy trailer. 8800lb loaded, 1800lb pin weight as weighed at scale. 5'er sits almost level. Truck squats about 1 1/2". Main issue is the front end feels very light while towing. Not horrible but causes truck to want to wander requiring constant slight corrections the entire time. Are air bags the solution?
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