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Old 02-01-2014, 09:17 PM   #1
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We just bought a new 2013 RAM 3500 with Cummins TD to tow our 295RST. Interested in hearing if anyone has had any issues with trailer to bed clearance with a setup like this. Haven't towed yet, but I LOVE the truck!
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:01 PM   #2
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We just bought a new 2013 RAM 3500 with Cummins TD to tow our 295RST. Interested in hearing if anyone has had any issues with trailer to bed clearance with a setup like this. Haven't towed yet, but I LOVE the truck!
When we purchased our Sanibel 3250 and went to hitch up to a Husky 16K slider, the tech didn't have a problem except for my tonneau cover rails are about an 1 1/2" higher than the bed rails. So, he lowered the pin box one notch just to be safe. He suggested an minimum of 6" clearance and we ended up with about 5 1/4". I just have to watch those "off camber" excursions and grade variations when transitioning on and off roadways, parking lots etc.

So, unless you also have tonneau cover rails higher that the bed rails, you shouldn't have a problem.
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We just bought a new 2013 RAM 3500 with Cummins TD to tow our 295RST. Interested in hearing if anyone has had any issues with trailer to bed clearance with a setup like this. Haven't towed yet, but I LOVE the truck!

You should be fine. There is a few adjustments to the pin box up or down if needed to make it work. Everyone goes by the min 6" rule but in some cases if your careful you can get away with 5.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:06 AM   #4
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I have the 295rst and tow with a 2013 ram 2500 with the diesel. I have a husky slider hitch but havent haf to use the slider yet and i have some pretty sharp turns to make while backing at home. Yesterday we went from yuma to laughlin, very strong head wind and the truck says we got 10.1mpg. Ussually without eind we get 11to13. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours

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I have the 295rst and tow with a 2013 ram 2500 with the diesel. I have a husky slider hitch but havent haf to use the slider yet and i have some pretty sharp turns to make while backing at home. Yesterday we went from yuma to laughlin, very strong head wind and the truck says we got 10.1mpg. Ussually without eind we get 11to13. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours

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BTW.....same here, haven't had to use the slider yet.
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:26 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the comments. I'm adding an Access low profile tonneau cover, but it only extends above the rails 1/2 inch. The truck came with a 16K Husky slider already installed. So, my thinking is that I'll sell the Pull-rite slider I already have and use the Husky. I like the convenience of the Pull-rite, but hate the chucking that occurs in a turn as the slide mechanism comes back to the front of the hitch. BTW, the truck is a crew cab, short bed. Thanks again.
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Thanks for all the comments. I'm adding an Access low profile tonneau cover, but it only extends above the rails 1/2 inch. The truck came with a 16K Husky slider already installed. So, my thinking is that I'll sell the Pull-rite slider I already have and use the Husky. I like the convenience of the Pull-rite, but hate the chucking that occurs in a turn as the slide mechanism comes back to the front of the hitch. BTW, the truck is a crew cab, short bed. Thanks again.
I have the Access Corondo cover. My velcro side rails stick up over an inch. That's why the tech at the PDI lowered my pin box.
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My ram has the tow/haul feature as well as the exhaust brake. Works well on hills. Crew cab short box with the 26000 husky slider.

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Thanks for all the comments. I'm adding an Access low profile tonneau cover, but it only extends above the rails 1/2 inch. The truck came with a 16K Husky slider already installed. So, my thinking is that I'll sell the Pull-rite slider I already have and use the Husky. I like the convenience of the Pull-rite, but hate the chucking that occurs in a turn as the slide mechanism comes back to the front of the hitch. BTW, the truck is a crew cab, short bed. Thanks again.

Hi I have the pull rite with my short bed F250 pulling my 295RSt. I have never noticed any issues. I love it. Enjoy your 295!
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