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Old 12-01-2013, 09:06 AM   #11
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The RV dealer or anyone else that had anything to do with the sale. It's hard to believe these hitch mfgrs. don't have hitches for a common vehicle... unbelievable.
you are right, you would think the hitch manufacturers would be ahead of the game since these trucks are bought for a purpose. As far as whose fault it is, the salesman who sold the truck isn't responsible to make sure that the aftermarket accessories you plan to add on to your truck are available. The salesman who sold the 5th wheel would sell it to someone who pulled up in a Smart Car and not care how you towed it off the lot. This is just a really unfortunate circumstance.
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Well, we can't blame the Ram dealer. I worked directly with the owner not a sales person and he worked very hard with us trying to get what we wanted right. We ordered the truck sight unseen because Ram had no info on their site for 2014's at the time. We were very specific as to what we wanted in the truck and when we finally got it exceeded my expectations. The dealer wouldn't know very much about 5th wheel hitches.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:10 AM   #13
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The RV dealer or anyone else that had anything to do with the sale. It's hard to believe these hitch mfgrs. don't have hitches for a common vehicle... unbelievable.
Why?

The 2500 got a completely new frame for 2014 as it now has the radius arm front end (aka Ford design) that the 3500 got last year. Also has coil spring or air rear suspension so there are some major things that hitch makers probably need one of the new truck to be able to fit the hitch to the new frame design. Could be Ram did not give out the frame design soon enough.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:11 AM   #14
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Too funny! That is so true about the RV dealer. To add insult to injury the RV dealer drilled three holes in our bed then realized the hitch wasn't going to fit.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:20 AM   #15
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when I got my first camper a few years ago, the tech at the dealer put together my weight distributing hitch with a pair of vise grips and an adjustable wrench. I questioned both the salesman and the owner as to how they can justify a $90 per hour labor rate for that type of work. I have over $60k worth of tools to work on $400,000 tractors and our labor rate is less than that.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:51 AM   #16
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Any chance you can call B&W and see what they say?
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:05 AM   #17
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I had never heard of them before but just sent them an email . Thank you!
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:07 AM   #18
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I had never heard of them before but just sent them an email . Thank you!
Great company and product. Spendy but worth it.

It might be worth calling them tomorrow morning.
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Hope it all works out well. It sounds like something other than the hitch is missing here... IMHO
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We didn't order the ram with the OEM hitch. Every manufacturer I have called said that if we had we would still have the same issue . We have a short bed so we want a pull rite glider. We may have to settle for something different .
Hang in there if you can for a Pullrite Superglide Auto Slider...great company & excellent product!
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