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Old 05-05-2016, 02:45 PM   #1
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Help please for uk 5th wheel owner Dodge info

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I brought a rockwood ultra lite 30 ft it came with a f150 that sold as I did not feel it was man enough, I then had a problem as no other suitable trucks came up for sale except a 3500 Dually, I brought this and it of course tows great and I love the mega cab, but it's a daily drive and it's as bumpy as hell.
A ram 1500 mega cab with a hemi on a 2500 chassis 8 stud wheels and a factory lift with air bags ! Has surfaced.
My question please, is this man enough for the job and would the ride be much smoother than the 3500?
It's hard to get answers here as you would expect very few Rams and even less 5th wheels.
I would be very grateful for your advice and thoughts.

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Old 05-05-2016, 04:31 PM   #2
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Greetings.
I don't think you have enough truck with the ram either. The rating are often less than a F 150. The key here is the cargo capacity. He ratings in the UK might be different than in the colony of Canada. If you have a little more if oration on the truck that might help.

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Old 05-05-2016, 04:39 PM   #3
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Greetings.
I don't think you have enough truck with the ram either. The rating are often less than a F 150. The key here is the cargo capacity. He ratings in the UK might be different than in the colony of Canada. If you have a little more if oration on the truck that might help.

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agreed, esp the part about a 1500 on a 2500 chassis. That would change things alot
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Old 05-05-2016, 04:49 PM   #4
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Bag the dually out, I understand with just a few pounds of air in them it takes out some of the jarring.

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Old 05-05-2016, 05:24 PM   #5
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The simple fix for your 3500 is to reduce the air pressure in the tires when you are not towing. Go to the web site of the maker of your tires and look up the load/inflation table for your exact tire. A 3500 normally required 80psi to carry max load, when running empty 60psi will in most cases take most of the bounce out of the truck. Sorry about the PSI thing I just do not work in kg pressures. LOL
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Psi

Don't worry psi here, I have tried lowering the pressure but still bad, I have a 1500 as well and that is like a limo in comparison
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:38 PM   #7
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Air bags

I had thought of the air bags, has anyone done this?, did it help the ride?

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Old 05-05-2016, 05:40 PM   #8
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1500 on a 2500

Has any one heard of a 1500 mega cab on a 2500 ?
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:55 PM   #9
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I believe that the body of the 1500 and 2500 are the same. In other words, my buddy's 1500 crew cab is the same as my 2500 crew cab on the inside. its the drivetrain, suspension, frame etc that make it a 2500
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Air bags won't help an empty ride, after all even with just a few PSI you are INCREASING the overall spring load of the suspension. Look into sulastic's, I don't have them, thought about it, have heard great reviews
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