We just finished a 1200 mile jaunt over 8 or 9 of Colorado's passes and mountain roads. I have come to several conclusions.
This 5er is fun to pull over passes with my 2007 6.7 and exhaust brake. The light weight is very easy to handle and just cruises over the passes. with the exhaust brake engaged and the cruise set at 60 I never had to use the brakes coming down Eisenhaur or Vail pass. The truck and trailer proved to be a very nice compliment to one another.
I did lock up the Sidewinder and found that the trailer did handle a little nicer on some of the rougher windier roads. Sometimes it seemed to have a little extra sideways nudge on the truck going from one curve into another. This seemed much better with the hitch locked out. It was not atrocious or scary just a little annoying.
I had a problem with the umbilical cord getting hung up on the receiver hitch while backing into my spot at the RV park in Montrose. Tore all the wires loose and blew a fuse on my truck. Any suggestion for this would be appreciated. I don't like the idea of putting a hole in the box on my truck but if needed I will do that.
I have aften wished I had gone with a Ecoboost 1/2 ton because this truck is my daily commuter but I really appreciated the power and exhaust break, I will live with the expense of the diesel as my daily driver.
Overall I was very happy with the way everything performed.
Jim, Julie and Rags the boss.
2015 Dodge CTD 3500 Bighorn pulling 2014 Wildcat 317RL. Life is good when spent with family and friends.