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Old 10-18-2019, 10:55 AM   #81
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Hey there,

Someone mentioned earlier, check bed height and how much adjustment up/down in your hitch setup. I heard of some guys having to lift their trailer to get the correct ride height. I'm contemplating getting a newer Dodge 3500 4x4 which sit higher than the 4x2 I have now. I have 4-5" of adjustment on my hitch which might work out.

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Old 10-18-2019, 11:06 AM   #82
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Not sure the big three make 4x4 anymore . most are 6x4 or 8x4 . since 4x4 stands for 4speed 4wheel drive . lol
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:59 PM   #83
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Not sure the big three make 4x4 anymore . most are 6x4 or 8x4 . since 4x4 stands for 4speed 4wheel drive . lol
I believe you are wrong - the first number is the number of wheels, the second number is the number of driven wheels.

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Old 10-18-2019, 02:16 PM   #84
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I believe you are wrong - the first number is the number of wheels, the second number is the number of driven wheels.

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Just trying to be a little lite hearted here . the acronyms 4x4 have meant several things from 4 wd to 4wd 4 speed etc . so it really depends on the when so not so wrong . lighten up
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:36 PM   #85
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Not sure the big three make 4x4 anymore . most are 6x4 or 8x4 . since 4x4 stands for 4speed 4wheel drive . lol
The first thing I thought of.... Olds 442

The AWD, FWD, 4WD, 4X2, 4X4, deuce and a half... I stay confused
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:37 PM   #86
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the first number is the number of wheels, the second number is the number of driven wheels.

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This is correct.

In fact, without a positive traction (locked) rear, you are really 4x1 (LOL). To get true 4x4 you would need a locked front axle as well.

It is only by convention that 4WD means both axles have driven wheel(s).

Now AWD means that the wheel(s) with traction get the power.
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Another thing that convinced me to go with 4X2 was that the 4X4 has a higher bed height which I did not want pulling a 5th wheel.
I don't use the 4WD much but this is the only reason I would look for a 2WD truck. Of course I have a TT so this doesn't apply. One possible other reason at least with Ford super duties starting in 2017 or 20018, they are too tall for a standard garage.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:01 PM   #88
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I'm anguishing over this bed rail height / 5th wheel overhang clearance issue now while deciding on a new truck.


I'm surprised that the truck manufacturers don't offer an optional bed with lower bed side rails just for this reason.


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Old 10-18-2019, 05:20 PM   #89
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I'm anguishing over this bed rail height / 5th wheel overhang clearance issue now while deciding on a new truck.


I'm surprised that the truck manufacturers don't offer an optional bed with lower bed side rails just for this reason.


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Have you been checking 3/4-one ton ... 4x4 ... they are higher than 4x2 ?? I have not done any test drives yet ... are you looking at Ram ... Thanks
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Old 10-18-2019, 07:44 PM   #90
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get the 3500. it doesnt have the TPMS. it has TPIS so you can run your tire pressures as low as you want without getting the warning light. i have mine at 50 right now. the 2500's will throw a light if they get below 65psi I think. makes the truck ride rough and limits tire selection.

also, i would get 4x4, better resale value. you can take out the rear spacers on the 3500 and it wont sit as high. about 1.5" lower.
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:49 AM   #91
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Have you been checking 3/4-one ton ... 4x4 ... they are higher than 4x2 ?? I have not done any test drives yet ... are you looking at Ram ... Thanks

My current truck is a Ram 2500 4x2.


I've got 5-6" of bed rail / 5er overhang clearance space right now.


My truck is way lower (less tall) than any 4x4 out there.



The camper leaf springs are axle-over.



So, without trailer frame modification, or the purchase of a "taller" camper, I'm pretty much stuck with what I have.









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