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Old 05-13-2013, 03:34 PM   #31
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Get a new 2014 dodge 3500 they think you can pull a house within.
Have you seen my camper? I *am* pulling a house! It has almost as much room as my first apartment! More bathrooms and # of bedrooms.

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #32
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U Da Man. TYVM
Thanks, I thought I read it somewhere...

That's quite an improvement in mileage, be worth upgrading on that alone.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:57 PM   #33
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Man I just love all the "Safety Experts" on here. NHTSA & OSHA will be sending their recruiters over here.
Gosh is that a slam? Really, seriously. I was at one time, an automotive engineer at the EPA. Had to leave tho, cause the weird science was getting to me.

By the way, has anyone actually testing the stopping performance of some of these big rigs, that would be interesting. Wonder how they compare to a loaded 18 wheeler.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #34
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Yeah, I guess 30+ years with the DOT and SME for the NTSB doesn't count either. LOL
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:17 PM   #35
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Had to leave tho, cause the weird science was getting to me.
This all makes sense now !
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:56 PM   #36
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HEy AND you can get the 2013 Ram 2500 HD Diesel and it is rated for 18,350 towing and 25,000 combined. That should do it for you with a single whell and be "legal"

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Old 05-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #37
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Would love to see some braking data on rv tt's & 5er's. Don't believe I've ever seen or heard of any tests being made by anyone. Would be interesting to say the least.
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Would love to see some braking data on rv tt's & 5er's. Don't believe I've ever seen or heard of any tests being made by anyone. Would be interesting to say the least.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:38 AM   #39
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Only if the house doesn't have any mice in it.
They would definitely have to remove my DW's clothes and shoes before towing... just saying...
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Gosh is that a slam? Really, seriously. I was at one time, an automotive engineer at the EPA. Had to leave tho, cause the weird science was getting to me.

By the way, has anyone actually testing the stopping performance of some of these big rigs, that would be interesting. Wonder how they compare to a loaded 18 wheeler.
I don't have any actual test results but Kodiak disc brakes do improve stopping, a lot. MorRyde advertises a 45% improvement in braking, don't know what this means other than the Creek & Truck stop right now when some child steps into your path. That is speaking from personal experience.

Comparing a loaded 5er to an 18 wheeler's braking is like comparing a Piper Cub to a Boeing 747. Not even in the same class.
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