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Old 03-10-2015, 01:37 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by RedHorse1 View Post
KC, that's a nice chunk of 5th wheel and truck you have there. But who's the crazy lookin' guy doing the "happy dance"?
After the number of years we spent saving up - I needed a happy dance.

thanks for the well wishes!


2015 Sierra Denali 3500HD SRW

2015 Jayco 38FLSA - Loaded -

B&W Companion 20K slider hitch
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:42 PM   #32
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Hope you enjoy your's as much as we do ours.

PINNACLE 2015 38FLSA. aka: "Roam Sweet Home"
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:39 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by djalbrec View Post
I would definitely go with a dually. The extra two wheels on the ground really improve the stability of the whole rig. I have towed with both the SRW and the DRW and will never go back to the SRW while towing a unit that weighs as much as a Pinnacle or Premier.
SO, for my Jayco Pinnacle 38FLSA loaded I should ONLY be looking at RAM 3500 with Duelly? I think I read Duelly tow rating is 29,000. When i looked on the 2004 chart i was dismayed. This truck I found is such a bargain, but I don't want to buy the WRONG truck to TOW my Pinnacle. When they moved my fiver with a 2500, while backing the trailer up a slope to park it, the 2500's rear wheels came off the ground about 2 inches > LOL

2004 RAM Pickup Payload and Towing Charts

Also, my RAM_Friend tells me buy the manual too; claims he's been thru 2 automatics already.

Any help appreciated. I will mainly be hitching and hauling my Pinnacle MOSTLY on flat, freeways. Is it SAFE to use a 3500 2WD or for the 38FLSA does it mean 3500, 6-spd manual, duelly and 373 gearing?

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Old 04-27-2016, 10:51 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by KC_GMC View Post

2015.1 - 3500HD Denali SRW - Duramax/Allison - Stock 100% - no air bags, no helper springs, nada - pulling our 2015 38FLSA

Sits level - This is loaded FYI - GCWR 23800ish, 15 gal of water in the fresh tank for road side poops, and Soda stream refills. (ROFL).

I have 2016 38FLSA am looking at a 2004 RAM 3500 SLT QUAD DR LB 6sp with hitch and exhaust brake > do I really need Duellie? Does 4WD help when parking trailer in tough spots that are NOT FLAT? Just curious.

Any help appreciated. I am buying a truck now. My budget is like $17,000

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