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Old 06-09-2005, 04:34 PM   #15
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Clark Thanks for the info. I think they improved the ride even empty at 5-10 like you said. At least down here on some of the washboard freeways. I also have about 10 miles of twisty 2 lane to get to work and noticed they help with the corner sway. Mike, I have the gauges and have not noticed any air bleed in the three weeks I have had them but I'm sure like everything else they will lose air eventually. I like the Idea of the cigarette lighter pump. It will work fine. That's what I have used for years on quad tires and air mattress's etc.

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Old 06-09-2005, 06:28 PM   #16
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Griz,

To answer your question about loaded towing, the bags take the bounch out of the washboard roads. They work like an additional shock, you get one bounce and then stability. I did tow the Alfa one time without airing up the bags , I felt like I had no shocks, bounce, bounce. It only took a few miles to realize what I forgot.

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Old 06-09-2005, 06:49 PM   #17
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That's about what I anticipated. Any little thing you can do to make a nicer safer ride is worth it. My first job was working on an RV lot in Washington State. Started as a lot boy pumping propane and worked my way to the service dept. I use to tow trailers all over for my boss with a 3/4 ton 72 Chevy 350 with headers and a turbo 350 with a shift kit in it. Haven't towed an RV since, bouncing around the Marine corps for 23 years but, I still remember and always said if I ever buy an RV it will be a 5er. They just were so much easer to tow. If the durramax is even slightly better than the old 72 I think I'm going to be grinning from ear to ear with the LE3505
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Old 06-09-2005, 07:09 PM   #18
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">and a turbo 350 with a shift kit in it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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i had a shift kit on one of my turbo trans once, and a trick Hurst floor shifter
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kinda fun smokin tires on first few gears with an auto-tran. Of course that was only Off-Road driving with trained specialists behind the wheel, i would never condone exhibitionalism on public roads
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Old 06-09-2005, 07:12 PM   #19
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Griz,

Your gonna be in hog heaven

I have been pulling a trailer of one type or another for over 30 years now. I pulled my 20' WW Superlite around the U.S. (over 16,000 miles) in 1998. I bought my first 5er in 1999. After pulling it home from Richardson's in Sun City to Palmdale I couldn't believe the difference. The only pull trailer I will ever pull again is my boat. The new WW's are beautiful, 56 Nomads is awesome (fatdogs is the same) and I know Sean's will even out bling them. But now I'm partial to my comfy Alfa, as our friends call it, "The Condo".

And yes your Dmax will pull a little better than that old 72 Chevy.

Can't wait to see the picts and your thoughts when you get it.

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Were all having to much fun arn't we
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( I think Sean logged in with an alterego, or he has a brother in the AirForce )

Great crowd here !!
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Geeezz guys...got about 30 secs before I turn in (BIG day tomorrow...found our truck and need to get into work early so I can get OUT early), but what one heck of a discuss...

I second Clark on the tow-behind...if I had a boat, then I'd probably figure out some way to get it in the WW!!!

And Griz....my only shift kit I ever got to operate was in my mom's '82 Hurst Olds...wow...whatta rush- Camaros didn't have a chance. But thank god she had extended warranty, because the Olds dealership had to put in two trannys! (she just chalked it up to bad GM material...go figure!).

Before that, it was racin' her 69 Olds 98 at the high school (stock!)- it was the envy of even the Roadrunner guy (who now owns the premo alignment shop in town).

Gosh...reminiscing now....she worked part time at a fiend's donut shop, and I would get it before lunch...drag race on the thoroughfare between campuses during lunch, auto class was, like 5th period, throw some 2 steps hotter plugs in it and maybe once rebuilt the Rochester 4 barrel (wow...glad I had a better photographic memory than I do now), and off we were after school. Darn thing was a boat, which just ****** of all the truly 'die-hard' racers, and the best part was she always told Dad how well the car drove...go figure, huh? Then about 4pm, I'd drive back over to the donut shop and we'd drive home. And who says that "ignorance is bliss" ISN'T right?

OK..I just took about 6 minutes to type that...Mikey/Clark- check your PM...

Carry on Garth(s)!!

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The Trailair gooseneck takes all of the shock out of towing a 5R. For example, you drive down a road and hit a bump. The front axle of the tow rig goes over it, the back axle of the tow rig goes over it, and then 2 or 3 axles on the trailer go over it. You feel each axle plus the trailer. With the Trailair, it acts as a cushion between the tow rig and the trailer. As a side benefit, it is MUCH easier on the trailer frame than having a solid connection with the truck.

In person or over the phone I could talk your ear off about it but I'm a slow typer so this will have to do for now.

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the easyrider air hitch is even better buy leaps and bounds on the ride
and boy is it nice to be able to air up or down going dow the road and find the sweet spot for the perfect ride,

the hitch goes up and down along with the truck and adj the damping on the shocks on the fly !

only way to really get the best ride depending on how your loaded.
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