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Old 10-24-2020, 06:57 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Comfort??? vs 5vr

Am I wrong? Seems like it is impossible to find a comfortable pickup that is an one ton to pull a heavy 5vr...(15000lbs) So I am guessing alot of folks are then switching over to Class A's? I would love to keep our cedar creek but comfort on the road is critical cuz of my wife's back
She is not disabled but can't tolerate more than 4 hours a day in our 2001 Dodge Dually.
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Am I wrong? Seems like it is impossible to find a comfortable pickup that is an one ton to pull a heavy 5vr...(15000lbs) So I am guessing alot of folks are then switching over to Class A's? I would love to keep our cedar creek but comfort on the road is critical cuz of my wife's back
She is not disabled but can't tolerate more than 4 hours a day in our 2001 Dodge Dually.
I used to pull a trailer with a 2014 Ram, single rear wheel, 6.7L Cummins... It was a long bed crew cab...

I thought it was a very comfortable ride, and mine was just the Tradesman model. The 1-ton can be a rough ride when empty.. but with a reasonable pin weight , mine rode really well....

Perhaps you just need to upgrade your 2001 to a newer model... mine didn't even have the air ride now available on some models...

I traded my trailer for a Class A for ease of setting up & breaking camp...
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Old 10-24-2020, 07:42 PM   #3
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I've crossed country in a pickup pulling a trailer and found it comfortable but I agree that a Class A is much more comfortable to drive. It is also way better for the wife since she can get up to stretch and use the restroom.
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If you really have a 2001 Dodge DRW truck. I would suggest that you test drive a new 2019/2020 Ram DRW with the air suspension package and the Laramie trim package. The 5th gen seats are awesome compared to the 2nd gen seats in your truck.

Everyone that I have talk to that has a new Ram 3500, has complemently Ram for the ride quality of the truck.
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It's a tough decision:
a. new truck
b. new RV
c. new wife
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It's a tough decision:
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Ah,the costs involved favor new truck.
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The DW loves our motorhome for bathroom breaks.... I love it because she can make me a sandwich and freshen my drink while she’s up. Lol
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Old 10-25-2020, 04:36 AM   #8
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Class 8 Volvo with air ride seats will pull that 5er very comfortably.
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We pulled a trailer with a diesel pick up for ten years. I got real tired of the ride due to so many rough roads in the US. Normally had a sore neck or back after a travel day. Switched to a Diesel pusher MH with air ride pulling medium size vehicle 4 down. Now travel is much more comfortable. Parking in campsite is easier as well as packing up to leave. An added + is being able to drive around the area visiting in a normal vehicle instead of the hard riding big truck.
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There is a huge difference between your 2001 and the new duallies. Ride comfort is probsbly 80% better. Before switching go drive a new truck. You will be amazed. If nothing else were teue, just the seats alone are 10X better.
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Class 8 Volvo with air ride seats will pull that 5er very comfortably.

Good friends of mine switched from a 2017 Ram mega-cab dually to this to pull their 5er and his wife doesn’t like the big truck ride. It has air bag suspension and seats.
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I think you need a new truck, and maybe one with a more upscale trim package. Except for the low end trims, most newer pickups are downright plush, with comfortable seats and plenty of room, great a/c, etc. The only complaints I hear are climbing in and out by shorter folks (like my wife), and that is usually fixed with side steps or running boards.
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