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Old 07-13-2016, 08:26 AM   #31
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This is how I carry my bikes on my Ram Crew Cab.
Bikes over Tonneau
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I see you have listed a 2014 Ram Truck 1500 with a Mega Cab? Is this custom? Or did you make a mistake. As far as I am aware, they only made the 1500 mega cabs for a few years in the previous generation.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:34 AM   #32
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It says "Warning, attaching anything to the rear "BUMPER" "MAY" void your warranty. Nothing is mentioned about attaching to the frame and "may" has a broad meaning. Try and get a written warranty document from F.R. or LCI relating to the frame and spelling out the exact terms, you won't.

Which side of the "MAY" would you like to be on? The "MAY" be covered or the "MAY" not be covered? Especially when it's "THEY" who will be deciding the "MAY". 😀


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Old 07-13-2016, 08:59 AM   #33
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This is how I carry my bikes on my Ram Crew Cab.
Bikes over Tonneau
You may want to look into a set of Timber Grove air bags. Great customer service, and easy to install.
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I see you have listed a 2014 Ram Truck 1500 with a Mega Cab? Is this custom? Or did you make a mistake. As far as I am aware, they only made the 1500 mega cabs for a few years in the previous generation.
Yes my truck is a 2014 Black Express Mega Cab 1500. I have heard great things about the Summitt Racing air bag kits. I will look into this other system, thanks.

I really like how you used that rack above the bed. How to you fasten the side rails to the truck bed?
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:03 AM   #34
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Which side of the "MAY" would you like to be on? The "MAY" be covered or the "MAY" not be covered? Especially when it's "THEY" who will be deciding the "MAY". ��


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Doesn't matter what side of the "May". "They" will need to prove that whatever alteration I made was the cause of the failure which I was turning in for warranty. I "May" need to prove that what alteration I made did not cause the issue which can be done but if I post how you go about that it will be a violation of the forum rules. Its all covered under the Magnusson Moss act.

If I know the modification I made caused the failure I would not be trying to get it done under the warranty to begin with.

In regards to a failure we had with the water tank on our Rockwood, I have requested, via certified and registered mail, a copy of the written frame warranty from both LCI and Rockwood with no response whatsoever 3 times in the last 10 weeks. I know they received the request. Still none has been provided.
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There have been many great suggestions people have posted here for bike mounts in the truck bed. I think at this point I will put the bikes in or on top of my bed and focus on where to put the very light but cumbersome fire pit and perhaps some wood. We may pickup a portable waste tank to bring with us when boon docking so this I would need a place for as well. Again, big and cumbersome but light weight. I could fit the genny and 5 gal fuel can in the bed of my truck along with the 4 bikes.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:32 AM   #36
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Yes my truck is a 2014 Black Express Mega Cab 1500. I have heard great things about the Summitt Racing air bag kits. I will look into this other system, thanks.

I really like how you used that rack above the bed. How to you fasten the side rails to the truck bed?
How did you get a Mega Cab 1500? That is my interest. I was looking into the EcoDiesels since before they made and they only offered a Crew, Quad and Std cab. I love the Megas, but they were only available in the 2500 and 3500s.

The Bike racks are mounted to the rails of my Tonneau Cover. I feel, no matter which Tonneau I picked, I would have to compromise something. When purchasing, I had 3 options.

1) What I have. Pace Edwards Tonneau with explorer rails. Uses regular roof hardware inside the 'T' slots. Drawback is losing a little space for the box that holds the retractable tonneau.

2) Bakflip Tonneau Cover with Ladder Rack. I would have to fabricate something high enough to be able to flip open the tonneau. But, I would lose 0 bed space. More complex

3) Cap with rack. I like this option, but I would need a pretty tall ladder to put the bikes on top of the cap. Very doable.

It seems that the Timber Grove air bags are beginning to be the choice of helpers for the Ram1500Diesel community. One person had an issue. The owner came and FIXED IT HIMSELF. When I need a little help with a saggy butt, I will be installing these.
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ChoChoo this is my rig. The offered a limited production of the 1500 Black Express in Mega Cab for 2014. I got one of a few in the north east that I know of.


I just left a local custom truck shop and am having the Airlift 5000 lb air bag kit installed in my truck next Tuesday.

I really dig the above bed bike rack you've got going. I am going to research that now and see how much it is going to run me.

edit: it doesn't look like I can go with your set up as I already have a tonneau cover. It is the soft roll up type so it attaches via velcro the the side rails. No area to drill into for the rack side rails to mount to.
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ChoChoo this is my rig. The offered a limited production of the 1500 Black Express in Mega Cab for 2014. I got one of a few in the north east that I know of.


I just left a local custom truck shop and am having the Airlift 5000 lb air bag kit installed in my truck next Tuesday.

I really dig the above bed bike rack you've got going. I am going to research that now and see how much it is going to run me.
Bike rack above the bed is great, as this is often an underutilized area. I tried getting as many parts used as possible.

Nice looking truck.

Here is my Crew Cab 1500 with 6' bed.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:52 PM   #39
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If ever a thread needs deleted immediately on this and other RV/Camping boards its these fear mongering rear attached rack threads.

Despite thousands upon thousands of people adding things to their rigs such as asked in this thread, most of whom never even visit a forum, it's always it can't be done. This forum is especially guilty of it. When I read through this thread I read a substantial amount of personal opinions and a lot of it is not based on any facts whatsoever. The fact is there are as many ways bumpers are attached to frames, and receivers and racks can be attached to frames, as there are opinions on these threads. The naysayers lump everything into the "it can't be done category"!
Well it can be done.

When someone posts up how they accomplished what is asked, with real proof including pictures, they are simply ignored by the naysayers on the boards and not acknowledged. Its actually very amusing to watch. I guess it's human nature and people just refuse to admit when they're wrong.

I for one do not believe in things that "cant be done". I look at things and figure out how it can be done. I get paid for it. The thing that I always get a good laugh out of is when the "ultralight" BS and welded together frame gets mentioned. Welded together frame rails, or manufactured beams, are the norm on just about every towable made today except some of the largest. Hardly anyone uses a true rolled structural member anymore and when one is used its usually a partial reinforcement. Ultralight is nothing more that a marketing term on a brochure and website, and I challenge anyone to provide verifiable proof otherwise. Most of the frames are made shoddily by LCI, with the least amount of material possible. Funny a quick web search will turn up multitudes of cracked and bent frames on supposed "heavyweight" 5ers, but few on trailers named "ultralight". Also the warranty statements that always come up is nothing more than a load of BS. Its the frame supplier and RV manufacturer attempting to cover their collective rear ends for the cruddy things they produce. All I have with my 2017 Rockwood even mentioning the frame is a small CYA sticker inside a cabinet. It says "Warning, attaching anything to the rear "BUMPER" "MAY" void your warranty. Nothing is mentioned about attaching to the frame and "may" has a broad meaning. Try and get a written warranty document from F.R. or LCI relating to the frame and spelling out the exact terms, you won't.


Totally agree. Especially when you can get a rear mounted receiver hitch that mounts to the frame.

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Bike rack above the bed is great, as this is often an underutilized area. I tried getting as many parts used as possible.

Nice looking truck.

Here is my Crew Cab 1500 with 6' bed.
Nice! Are those aftermarket or factory extended tow mirrors? They look longer then mine. On my list of add ons.
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