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Old 04-25-2013, 06:14 PM   #51
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So Brandon327 did you decide on which camper yet? I sure do love my 36QBOK.....
(Cough, cough, changing subject).....
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:43 PM   #52
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towing with 2500hd

well for my past experience I had a 94 drw 3500 chevy & bought a 04 2500 hd duramax ext cab long bed and towed my 94 hr rambler 35 ft 5er 12k at scales & the drw tracked a little better at 80 than the 2500hd , just bought 36 qbok & have the same thing to say one it, because it I moved to a 05 drw duramax that came thru work & I got a great deal on it(work at chevy dealer) I wouldn't be scared of it, remember hd truck carry one ton parts in chassis, but it a 2500 truck for lic plate purpose, for all u guys that is why gm went the hd route on so many trucks.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:33 PM   #53
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So Brandon327 did you decide on which camper yet? I sure do love my 36QBOK.....
(Cough, cough, changing subject).....
We decided to order a 36qbok. They had one on the lot but it had a cough in the bunk room and we wanted bunks. We ordered it with slide toppers, trail air pin roto flex pin box, trail air equalled suspension, 12 gal water heater, party couch, 2nd ac, bike rack and I am sure something else I am not thinking about. They said it should come off line the 9th of may and delivered to my dealer around may 20.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:38 PM   #54
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We decided to order a 36qbok. They had one on the lot but it had a cough in the bunk room and we wanted bunks. We ordered it with slide toppers, trail air pin roto flex pin box, trail air equalled suspension, 12 gal water heater, party couch, 2nd ac, bike rack and I am sure something else I am not thinking about. They said it should come off line the 9th of may and delivered to my dealer around may 20.
Congrats! It is an awesome camper and you are going to love it!
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Congrats Brandon!! I don't think you will be dissatified. We ordered in Dec 2012 and took delivery in Feb so a delivery so soon on yours this time of the season would be remarkable. The one you ordered is exactly like mine. Per our discussion via PM my towing experience has been supurb and I have already towed 720m and feel very comfortable and safe. The firestone air bags seem to make a major difference.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:30 PM   #56
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Congrats! We love ours!
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:54 AM   #57
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Congrats from here as well. That floorplan is awesome.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:56 PM   #58
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Congrats! You will love the 36qbok. I'll be sleeping in mine again tonight. Love it so far with only 1 night in.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:57 PM   #59
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Who is a pulling a 36qbok with a3/4 ton truck? i currently have a 09 gmc 2500 hd cc short bed 4x4 with duramax Allison combo. I want to gets a new 36qbok but I am thinking my truck will be maxed out on payload. I don't want to get a new truck because the one I have is almost paid for and only 40k miles on it.
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Also, look for member bjlowe, he's pulling a 36qbok with less truck than I have (man- that sounds insulting but surely isn't meant to). I just don't know if it's a 3/4-ton truck or 1-ton Megacab.
No offense taken Doug, as you make a good point.

Brandon, I have 2012 Ram MegaCab 3500 SRW with 4.10 and dual trans cooler. To increase the margin of towing safety for a SRW I recommend three things:
  1. Bag it (install air bags from Firestone, Air Lift, or Pacbrake)
  2. Bar it (install a stout antisway bar if one is not already included on your truck. Roadmaster is the thickest, but Hellwig is also good. Addco was the thinnest so I ruled it out.)
  3. Beef it (I went with a wider 285mm vs 265mm and higher load rating tire 3,300 lbs vs 3,195 lbs with slightly shorter sidewalls that produce less flex. Also, the Bilstein HD shocks that I installed (not in the pictures) have improved overall ride quality (both loaded and unloaded).

Bottom line: There's no debating that a DRW will always be best for towing these big 5'vers, but minor upgrades to a SRW can help close the disparity gap.






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We decided to order a 36qbok. They had one on the lot but it had a cough in the bunk room and we wanted bunks. We ordered it with slide toppers, trail air pin roto flex pin box, trail air equalled suspension, 12 gal water heater, party couch, 2nd ac, bike rack and I am sure something else I am not thinking about. They said it should come off line the 9th of may and delivered to my dealer around may 20.
Sounds like we got the exact same 5'ver. I'm having my Trailair TriGlide pinbox installed next week. CONGRATS!!

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sweet looking truck Baron! Thanks for the input.
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