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Old 06-21-2012, 11:06 PM   #31
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Mhuffs9017,

Sorry it has taken me so long to post this. I know you installed the bags already, but for reference for all others who are concerned about towing a 365 with a 3.4 ton
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:17 PM   #32
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Mhuffs9017,

Sorry it has taken me so long to post this. I know you installed the bags already, but for reference for all others who are concerned about towing a 365 with a 3.4 ton

So that is a 2500 DMax with no Air Bags or Mods?? How does it pull? As I said, I have a SRW F350 with no mods as of yet and debating the airbags prior to picking it up or just waiting to see how it goes and then get them if needed. Also, DW asked if anyone has any opinions on the dream scape mattresses in the master as far as the comfort level. Thanks oh and btw....the truck and rig looks Sexy and Im drooling, cant wait for mine.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:23 PM   #33
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King size dreamscape is great. Takes up some space but worth it. Great to watch movies with all four kids.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:29 AM   #34
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Thanks for the info on the mattress...now off to accessory shopping for the new toy hahahahahaha
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I have the Sandpiper 365SAQ(sister to the Sierra) and absolutely love it. Even though I pull mine with a dually, the newer trucks of all of the big 3 should tow it fine. Even with my dually, I added Firestone air bags and what a difference! Makes towing the rig even more enjoyable. I also added a Viair 10007 on board compressor and Firestone control panel to control the bags. Good luck with your campers guys. Happy camping! Here is ours leaving the dealership.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:25 PM   #36
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So that is a 2500 DMax with no Air Bags or Mods?? How does it pull? As I said, I have a SRW F350 with no mods as of yet and debating the airbags prior to picking it up or just waiting to see how it goes and then get them if needed. Also, DW asked if anyone has any opinions on the dream scape mattresses in the master as far as the comfort level. Thanks oh and btw....the truck and rig looks Sexy and Im drooling, cant wait for mine.
It pulls great, plenty of power and the ride for us is what I would expect when pulling. This is our first 5th wheel, our last trailer was a 36 ft Montana Travel Trailer, and this is less bumpy and doesn't jerk like the Montana did. I have noticed, especially when watching campers come and go in the parks, the Fords seem to sag down a little more then the Chevys. I am not trying to be mean, I am actually a Ford guy and this is my first Chevy, I was scared of the Ford Diesel last time we were looking, actually traded in our Expedition Eddie Bauer which was our TV for our Montana when we bought this. I hope Ford works out the kinks, especially now that they are taking the Diesels back under their own roof, and one day I will own one again.. but long story short, I wonder if the Chevy holds the weight slightly better. I also wonder if I had air bags, and pulled with them, if I would like it better then with nothing, but I feel confident when pulling and I feel like the truck handles very well.
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Hey, thanks for the info....i plan on picking mine up next weekend from the dealer, i have a 10k tt now and sag an inch or two....so guessing this will be a tad more....i will try it and if i sag 3-4 inches i will get bags for it. As its a new F350 im hoping that it keeps the sag to a minimum as its within requirements and has the FX4 and towing package on it
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I have an '01 Chevy 3500 4x4 DRW 8.1L also that I some times pull with. You are correct in saying that the Chevys don't squat like the Fords. The ride in the Chevy is not any more harsh, just a little different. Even now if I were towing constantly with the Chevy, I would put on air bags. It makes for a more pleasurable ride and stops the drive line shudder all of the big 3 trucks are known for nowadays. Especially the high torque diesels. Good luck and happy camping!
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