Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-25-2011, 06:42 AM   #29
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 95
CD, funny, i went buy the dodge dealership last night, nice trucks, they had 6 3500 crew cab, long bed duallys, only one 3500 crew cab, long bed srw truck, and probably 25 2500 crew cab short bed trucks, they did not have any used trucks. i hear good things about the dodge diesel engine. now if i could only find a used one to test drive?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CD View Post
It would seem to me that you looked at the wrong truck. I get 12/13 towing and 15/18 on the highway. As for acceleration mine will set you right back in your seat. I don't think anyone will questio that yor present truck can tow your trailer and get decent milage but can it handle/stop it in any situation?
__________________

__________________
aspeyrer is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-13-2011, 10:50 PM   #30
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 3
I have a similar issue. 06 Ram 2500, 4door short box. 33' Sierra. The dealer replaced all 4 tires because I had them balanced and were told they are out of round. Replaced the Reese hitch with a Patriot model.Has jaws that wrap around the pin. The rails have been moved to be over center of rear axle.Dealer says I should consider some type of rubber mounted device between trailer leaf springs ?Morride,joyride,etc.trailer and truck sit level and all weights meet or are less then specs.Unit is good on smooth roads and BAD on rough roads. let me know what you came up with. Please.
__________________

__________________
dkasten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 10:27 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 216
I don't have enough experience to make any suggestions on this issue. But if you decide to install air bags, I can share that experience with you. I have a short bed f250 and installed Firestone air bags myself. The install was easy. I just followed the instructions. You don't have to be a mechanic to do it. I kept it simple by running the fill tube out to near the rear license plate and I use a bike pump to fill the bags. Once I found the right PSI to level the truck and 5er, there has been no need to change the PSI. It made it easy to level the truck and 5er and I have no chucking. It shouldn't cost anywhere near $600 if you do it yourself. Without spending any money you can download the install instructions from Firestone to see if it's something you can do yourself.
__________________
ajlcal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 10:49 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
rver98's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 482
Towed a 5th wheel for years then decided to move up to DP. Since you have a toy hauler have you weighed the trailer and tonque. Your tonque weight should be in the 20% range. I have a F250 4x4 short bed and I added air bags and velvet ride shackles. Bucking will occur on certain situations, but should not happen all the time.

Good luck
__________________
05 Tiffin Phaeton 40 QDH Cat 350+ ScanGuage D
MP-8, Aero Muffler, AFE Filter, Koni FSD, MCU's, Reflex SS, Ready Brake Elite, Ford F150 4x4 EcoBoost
rver98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 11:55 AM   #33
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Posts: 251
Before you do anything load up your camper like you were going for the weekend and see how it does. My 5th wheel chucked empty but once things were loaded, most of the chucking stopped. I have towed to Alaska over 5,000 miles and the chucking has been minimal. Now if they could fix all the frost heaves life would really be good
__________________
mga60tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 06:51 AM   #34
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 95
sorry guys, been working alot and alot has changed since i started this thread. SO, here is the update, sold my 2006 F 250, bought a 2007 F 350 Dually cc 4by4 long bed 6.0 turbo diesel, 4:10 rear gear, this truck pulls the 5th wheel just fine, not much "bucking" at all! fuel mileage is 8 to 10.
Yep, i said i would not own a dually, but thats what i needed to pull this 5th wheel and be within the weight capacity.
__________________
aspeyrer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 11:25 PM   #35
Junior Member
 
OleBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cat320 View Post
As noted, an air pin box will help...we used the 5th Airborne model.
X2........... we also added "AirLift" air bags, and at times we don't even know that the 5er is there. One of the best changes that we made.
__________________

__________________
2004 GMC 4X4 D/A CC SB, "Juice/Attitude", 4" SS Exhaust, AFE intake, 2004 Open Road 349-RLDS-5, two AC's, Reese 16K Slider, Bilstein shocks, Honda EU 2000i, Blue 1934 Ford Coupe
OleBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Terrible ride quality with Ford F53 Chassis jps1145 MH-General Discussions & Problems 40 03-25-2011 05:12 PM
2009 Ford F53 Chassis - RVIA Exposition Report, Louisville, KY DriVer Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 4 12-04-2008 09:06 PM
Demco Glide Ride Pin Box Notice! wrongway Excel Owner's Forum 14 01-25-2007 08:22 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.