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Old 05-21-2014, 02:44 PM   #191
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I get up at 4:45 for work. Get off at 3:15 pm. Our TT was built July 23 which was also my birthday. It was kind of a match and couldn't say no to buying thy one. It's been real good to is too.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:53 PM   #192
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Yes, we have the 5.7 V8. We have a weight differential hitch. We can't fly up a hill, usually take it easy through the mountain passes but the truck has plenty of power to pull it.

We had a 2005 1500 Ram 4X4 with the 5.7 Hemi crew cab. Pulled it okay but like you say, no hurry up the mountain. Traded for the 2013 2500 Ram 4X4 with the 6.7 Cummings Crew Cab. Can drag it up the mountain with flat tires. Huge difference. Got two boys in the military (Navy/Coast Guard) on the east and west coasts. Need a bigger beast to make the travel easier.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:36 AM   #193
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New 27RLWS Emerald sitting in my driveway! I ended up with a Reese dual cam hitch and I kept an eye on the hitch installation while we were given a walk through. I was very happy that they did everything I had read about as to proper hitch setup. It was setup with a full water tank and I will probably travel with only 1/4 tank so loaded it will be close to correct ( I hope! ). Driving home it was one hand, four finger at 55 to 60 mph on two lane highway. Opposite direction semi's were a non event, couldn't feel them. Will need to wait to find out the effect of same direction passing semi's on 4 lane highways. This is with a 2014 Silverado 1500 with 5.3 V8 and tow package. Plenty of power for level roads, won't get into mountains till probably next year. Love the power stabilizers, worth every penny. No problems found on walk through, looking forward to first trip! Dan
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:54 AM   #194
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Congratulations Dan. Welcome to the thread.
We love our 27RLWS. Lots of mods and information here on the thread from other owners. Sit down and read on.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:10 AM   #195
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New 27RLWS Emerald sitting in my driveway! I ended up with a Reese dual cam hitch and I kept an eye on the hitch installation while we were given a walk through. I was very happy that they did everything I had read about as to proper hitch setup. It was setup with a full water tank and I will probably travel with only 1/4 tank so loaded it will be close to correct ( I hope! ). Driving home it was one hand, four finger at 55 to 60 mph on two lane highway. Opposite direction semi's were a non event, couldn't feel them. Will need to wait to find out the effect of same direction passing semi's on 4 lane highways. This is with a 2014 Silverado 1500 with 5.3 V8 and tow package. Plenty of power for level roads, won't get into mountains till probably next year. Love the power stabilizers, worth every penny. No problems found on walk through, looking forward to first trip! Dan
Congrats... You will love it. We certainly love ours....
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:18 AM   #196
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New 27RLWS Emerald sitting in my driveway! ...
Congratulations on buying a cool RV, but then we in this thread are biased!

I travel with about 1/3 water which works for us for bathroom handwashing and flushing, even when at the storage site. As soon as it drops I "top it up" to the 1/3 mark. Balance is fine with my loading. You will find that this RV tents to be nose-light with respect to the 12% tongue load rule so I like to put load to the front wherever possible.

One word of advice - when you are camping-ready take it to the scales and get the rig weighed (if you have no yet done so). Very important when pulling with a 1/2 ton. Then use those numbers as a basis for future loading. If way off, you may have to re-adjust and re-weigh. There is no substitute for good balance before relying on the WDH to do its job.

As for big rigs passing you in the same direction - you may sometimes feel a slight tug to the left as they approach your trailer's rear, depending on how close they are to you, and another tug as their rear clears the front of your trailer. Just be aware of this and be careful. With this truck 60 mph is my sweet spot.

Again, congratulations and be safe!
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:48 AM   #197
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Thanks! I'm getting ready to put in the surge protector. Just thought I would check before cutting. The orange 10-2 is the main feed to the CB box, right?
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Thanks! I'm getting ready to put in the surge protector. Just thought I would check before cutting. The orange 10-2 is the main feed to the CB box, right?
Disregard. Went ahead and installed SP on that wire and all works well!
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:36 PM   #199
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Equalizer 4pt settings

For some reason my private messaging is acting up. I wanted to ask Chuck, or anyone else with identical rigs to ours (Ram 2500 Crew 4x4, 27RLWS, and of course the Equalizer 4pt 1200) which settings they settled on - ball height, L brackets, number of washers, anything else of note.

Been using my 20 yr old Draw-Tite 750, but my new hitch will arrive Tuesday. Hoping it takes out the bounce.

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27RLWS

I have four washers and a ball height of 21". "L" brackets are on the bottom.
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