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Old 01-12-2016, 08:20 PM   #11
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I tow my 5er with a 2015 RAM 2500 mega with the 20" wheels. The 5er was riding a couple of inches nose high when I first got the truck but not bad. I can't leave things alone so I eventually had to level it.
I didn't want to sacrifice any bed clearance so I added a Lippert Correct Track kit to the 5er. This kit allows for easy axle alignment but also raises them by 2". This was exactly what I needed and the 5er sits perfectly level now.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:27 PM   #12
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Nice looking rig. We've decided to order a new 2500 mega cab with std 18" wheels. Interesting that we can't order the electric folding mirrors as that requires another option that includes the 20" wheels. Crazy how they put these options together. Our 5er rides pretty close to level now even with the bed hitch raised to clear the bed sides. I'm sure I'll have to install a slide hitch but am confused how you can drive forward and make 90 degree corners without hitting the cab, but have to slide the rig back to make a similar turn. Your experiences? Thanks for the great info
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:41 PM   #13
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I have electric folding mirrors with the 18's.
Just an slt.


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Old 01-12-2016, 09:48 PM   #14
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I'll never understand dealers, and their ordering.
I've been looking at drw for the past couple weeks.

Who, in their right mind...
Orders a $90k limited, dually 3500, without fifth wheel prep, and the aisin trans.

Or, like in the case of my 3500, no brake control module. WTH.

It's like when I was working at dodge, they would order Chrysler town and country vans, without nav.

I cannot find the truck I want, and will have to factory order. Delivery would be end of March.


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Old 01-12-2016, 09:49 PM   #15
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Don't know if it changed in the 2016 model or if different between the slt and Laramie.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:56 PM   #16
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Nice looking rig. We've decided to order a new 2500 mega cab with std 18" wheels. Interesting that we can't order the electric folding mirrors as that requires another option that includes the 20" wheels. Crazy how they put these options together. Our 5er rides pretty close to level now even with the bed hitch raised to clear the bed sides. I'm sure I'll have to install a slide hitch but am confused how you can drive forward and make 90 degree corners without hitting the cab, but have to slide the rig back to make a similar turn. Your experiences? Thanks for the great info
Are you ask'n how a automatic type slider works?
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:18 PM   #17
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not how it works, but why it is needed. If I can make a turn without an automatic going forward, why can't I make the same turn going in reverse. Speaking of automatic though, I've heard very mixed opinions about them.
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Old 01-12-2016, 11:07 PM   #18
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If you don't need one going forward, you don't need one back'n up. With my Pullrite, as long as your close to straight on when hook'n up, no problem....there is a trust bolt adjustment that needs to be looked at for a while, and adjusted.....but haven't had to that lately.....it's a heavy unit...200lbs., and is 5" taller than previous hitch. I'm using it in a long bed truck for a special clearance reason. Uses WD 40 for lube on slider rails, so it's easy to keep clean.
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:13 AM   #19
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With a manual slider it's all about the angle between the TV and the RV in a turn.

Going forward, even though you're making a 90º turn the angle between the truck and trailer will never be 90º because the arc of travel for both units are the same direction.

However when you're backing up you can create a 90º (or less) angle between the truck and trailer. That's because going forward the arcs of the truck and trailer are always in the same direction, but in reverse the arcs of the truck and trailer can be opposite directions. And that's how a jack knife occurs.
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Pivot point stay's the same.....if you can turn 90 degrees forward and not have cab contact, you can backup.....
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