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Old 05-07-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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About to buy CC 36ckts Have questions

I have a RAM 3500 Mega cab DRW 4x4, airbags, B&W 18K 5th wheel hitch.
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1: can I pull the CC with my short bed without a slider hitch (I plan to get the TrailAir tri-glide kingpin)?
2: We thought about getting the dishwasher, anyone have it, how do you like it?
3: One the main reasons for us in choosing the CC is the Whirlpool refer, I hate my current RV frig. Who has the electric/home frig and how do you like it?
4:Overall quality, how is it?
5: lastly (for now) I was looking at "Jeff Couches RV Nation" in Ohio as the place to buy, how are they to work with etc. There prices make it worth the 500 mile drive to pick it up.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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What year Megacab?
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:01 AM   #4
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Sorry- the iphone app doesn't always show signatures. It's very inconsistent.

Anyway with a pre-13 Megacab, you're likely going to be over in the GVWR department. The payload on these is really unusually low. As long as you're ok with that, then you should be good to go.

Unfortunately, I don't have any answers to your actual questions other than that random comment. Sorry!
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:00 PM   #5
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Concerning towing the 36 CKTS with a short bed without a slider . . . You bet your bottom dolled you can tow it without slider ..... You just have to pay very close attention to the cab-cap relationship in those sharp turns, otherwise goodby rear window, hello damaged front cap
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #6
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It seems to me that the Trailair pinboxes are about 2-3 inches longer than the stock ones.

I have the standard Trailair air bag pinbox and it gets alot closer to the side of my bed than the stock one did, so it should put the trailer back just a bit as well.

While I do not have your truck or trailer the measurements should be about the same.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:52 PM   #7
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refrigerator is fine as long as you do not intend to dry camp, than your batteries will be dead in less than 2 days. dishwasher would be nice if you have full hook up if not will fill your grey tank a lot faster. quality..... well i bought mine in july of 2012 and have had use of it just under 4 months, the rest of the time its been in for warranty work, still there as I type. have had 3 FR products in the past 3 years, do not foresee a 4th.
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3. We have the Whirpool and love it. We don't do a lot of dry camping (probably 2-3 weeks total a year) but have tested at home and can run the fridge for ~2 days or so without problems on Bat. We have a generator (standalone) we use to bring the bats back up. We did upgrade to the PD9260 converter for charging just after we bought the rig.

4. Our build quality was good. The usually stuff with sawdust (do they really not own a vacuum at the factory?) and one minor warranty issue on a baggage door (I think it was more an issue with it being a display model at the RV show). Otherwise we have had no major issues with any of the systems so far.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:06 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info everyone, I am almost obsessive about gathering information on major purchases. I makes the decision easier.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:48 PM   #10
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We ordered ours, pickup 10-10-2008. Have lived in it since. We have stack washer and dryer and dishwasher. Factory install stack W/D, I install dishwasher. Have the 18CF refer, with inverter. Love them all! If you live within a few hundred miles of Topeka, IN, call the factory service center and have them do all warranty and other work there. They will treat you right and bend over backwards to fix anything that needs fixing. Even what the dealer screws up!! Also, if you are on the road and something does happens, call them and they well get you to the best nearest dealer, ship what you need, helping you and get back on the road, fast. Quality on the unit, is at the top end for the price range, most of the problems are a result of outside source equipment, not the factory construction, etc. As far as I'm concerned, unless you know a good dealer (which are few and far between), with an excellant service department, get the best deal you can get and leave, then spend what you saved, having fun using your unit!!!! As far as the truck, can not tell you, ours is 3500 dually with long bed.



Hope this helps and God bless,
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