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Old 01-27-2016, 11:15 AM   #15
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WHY air bags?

Same question here? If he is buying a RV as heavy as mine for sure bags.
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:19 AM   #16
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OK all! First off thanks for all the information about the specs. Found a truck that came off the delivery truck an hour before we bought it. We had to giggle, thr plastic was still wrapped on the seats and the truck wasnt prepped yet! We are now the proud owners of a Ram 3500 DRW Longhorn Laramie 4x4 with a 3:73 rear end and the Aisen transmission.

#Cummins12v98 - Truck looks identical to yours! White with tan trim.

Now off to the custom shop for air bags and accessories.

Pics coming as soon as we get the trailer and truck together.
Not sure what accessories you will be adding? Congrats on the new truck you will love it!

Hope you are getting the B&W RVK3600 hitch.

I would recommend the DuraFlap mud flaps. These are custom ordered.

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Old 01-28-2016, 12:17 AM   #17
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I have heard that air bags give you a better ride when the rv is rocking side to side driving down the road. It also helps to keep the load level
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:57 AM   #18
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Diddo on the mud flaps. They will save your trailer.
They are designed not to fly up behind the truck, and to be 20" wide and about 7" off the ground for maximum protection.
You can get them with or without any mirror finish stainless steel, but that Longhorn design is very nice.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:08 PM   #19
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Diddo on the mud flaps. They will save your trailer.
They are designed not to fly up behind the truck, and to be 20" wide and about 7" off the ground for maximum protection.
You can get them with or without any mirror finish stainless steel, but that Longhorn design is very nice.
It was a pleasure to deal with DuraFlap! I knew I wanted the SS weights/bars at the bottom and I also wanted the "LongHorn" symbol on there. So the person I spoke to said I will talk to the shop and they determined that both could be on the rear flaps, I was a happy camper! With the factory rear air ride My truck sits lower so I raised the rears by 2" and they still look and work great. The above pic shows the rear flaps in the stock height.

Thank you DuraFlap!
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:11 PM   #20
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I have heard that air bags give you a better ride when the rv is rocking side to side driving down the road. It also helps to keep the load level

Before adding bags try it out with RV fully loaded on some rough roads.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:11 PM   #21
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You can also get it in 370 which l feel is more then adaquete with a 6 spd tranny. I have 342 which pulls good but my loaded wt is where you empty wt is. Had 430 in an 06 with a 4 spd tranny and the fuel mileage sucked. I think the 372 would be the way to go with your setup. Get the factory air .
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:24 AM   #22
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From what we have read the air bags give you a more comfortable ride, stability, and leveling down the road. Am I correct on this? Anyone?
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:59 AM   #23
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Yes they are definatly and option worth having.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:21 AM   #24
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Put air bags on mine. It really smoothed out the ride.
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I have never weighed my trailer, but know it is at least 17000 lbs and have never added air bags to any of the 3 Rams I have had, and never had a problem. I definitely would recommend the Dura Flaps well, the best mud flap I have had in years.
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There are benefits of each. 3.43 will give you the best gas mileage of the three. but the lowest towing ability. 4.10 gives the highest towing but lowest mileage. The 3.73 is a compromise between the other two.
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:19 PM   #27
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I have never weighed my trailer, but know it is at least 17000 lbs and have never added air bags to any of the 3 Rams I have had, and never had a problem. I definitely would recommend the Dura Flaps well, the best mud flap I have had in years.
We're around 15k and with a DRW 3500, it rides nicer with the trailer. I'd wait on bags too, until I felt how it rode. They can only add more spring, which only helps if you're heavy..
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I pull a 18000 lb 5th wheel and have no problems with 373 gears. 11 mpg towing and 16.5 highway at 80 mph. I have bags installed and you can set them to where the ride is excellent with the weight
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