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Old 03-21-2011, 09:13 PM   #11
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ah you have a 4th Gen Ram - with the Coil over suspension - alot diffrent suspension and engine horsepower rating then my Ram is but I am still happy with mine cause I dont have any payments on the ram anymore .
I'm Jelous cause I am really likeing the new trucks but Dam they are expensive and being a single dad with a 4 year old I have to watch some of my pennies
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:28 PM   #12
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Oh haha....I'll be able to say the same 6 years from now ;p. And yes the Rams are alot of pennies but we got an awesome deal and a great interest rate and well....I intend on keeping this truck until the wheels fall off.
Our neighbour has an old Ram and it still looks good!!!!
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:34 PM   #13
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Oh haha....I'll be able to say the same 6 years from now ;p. And yes the Rams are alot of pennies but we got an awesome deal and a great interest rate and well....I intend on keeping this truck until the wheels fall off.
Our neighbour has an old Ram and it still looks good!!!!
6 years - ouch - I recently had the chance to buy a new truck but decided on the camper instead
I love my ram but since I have the 35" tires I need to do gears to bring it back to the right RPM range - the tires drop my RPM's by about 300 which make's a big diffrence when towing even if it is only 4,000 lbs to 4,500 lbs
example - at 70 mph I was doing 2,000 rpms with the stock 20's now the 35's drop me to about 1700 rpm's at 70 and you can tell the diffrence - i usually tow no faster then around 60 mph so not too bad but still noticable
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:08 PM   #14
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hmm all that rpm and gear stuff confuss the hell outa me....all I know is our same truck with different gear ratios(3.55) tows about 1000 lbs less.
Btw......congrats on your new trailer!!!!! Enjoy it for me 'cuz I gotta wait awhile for mine
You driveway camping tonite???
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:14 PM   #15
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its all good on the confuion - not trying to - I guess I throw it out there thinking the other person knows and not everyone does

thanks - i will be enjoying it atleast once a month

I live in a condo so kinda hard to driveway camp when I dont have a driveway

Trust me on this one - your camper will be here sooner then you think - 8 weeks went by very fast it seemed like to me
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:25 PM   #16
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well... our demo appointment isn't until May 14 so we can't get it any sooner than that. And we have the following weekend booked for a trip. Theres nothing like learning on the fly.......
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:45 AM   #17
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Hitch height question(s), I have 2005 2701SS, and I starting pulling it with a 2wd 2001 F150 supercrew 4.6 ltr, with tow package.
Dealer installed equalizer system for the truck.
I am now going to pull it with a 2005 Denali, how do I tell if I need to adjust the equalizer hitch? I was thinking I should measure ground to bottom of tow bar tube on both and whatever the difference adjust the equalizer unit? TIA!
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:40 PM   #18
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Hitch height question(s), I have 2005 2701SS, and I starting pulling it with a 2wd 2001 F150 supercrew 4.6 ltr, with tow package.
Dealer installed equalizer system for the truck.
I am now going to pull it with a 2005 Denali, how do I tell if I need to adjust the equalizer hitch? I was thinking I should measure ground to bottom of tow bar tube on both and whatever the difference adjust the equalizer unit? TIA!
maesure from the ground to the top of the hitch hole and then level the trailer and measure to the top of the ball - the diffrence is what is suppose to be the shank height
depending on which is higher you will need a drop or raise hitch shank.

If the truck is lower then the tonque of the trailer it is a raise shank
if the trailer is lower then the truck then it is a drop shank
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Thank you, unfortunately, the camper is in storage, but I did measure both vehicles ground to top of tube and found the Denali is 1 inch lower than truck, so should I just adjust hitch up or down one inch?
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:24 PM   #20
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Well the Ram info stays I dont need a weight distribution hitch if the trailer is under 5000 lbs, and since the GVWR of the trailer is 4700 I think Im safe.
We will see more when we pick it up, althought idk if the dealer will weigh the hitch or not, with full propane tanks a battery that will also add weight to the front end.
Its a 2010, 1500 Laramie with 3.92 and 20 inch tires, rated for 9500 lbs
Just FYI, while your truck may not require a WD hitch with your load, if you have one the ride is much smoother, the WD hitch on a heavy truck suspension reduces the bounce you encounter on rough roads, regardless of the "need" it is a worthy investment
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