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Old 01-03-2016, 09:54 AM   #141
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Gtsum2. You do understand it's not on a ball I assume? I get their concern, however the normal stresses and torques of pulling a trailer up a steep hill and stopping seem to be just as much as the possibility of twisting that square insert. I know they are concerned that the designed pivot point could fail and twist the square pin, but the likelihood of that is very slim I think. Just my opinion.

Yes, I know it's not on a ball. I would think the chances r slim as well, I would just keep an eye on it (as well as the four bolts on the sidewinder). After re torquing mine to 45lbs and using loctite, mine has been good to go.
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:06 AM   #142
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Fellas, I'm very impressed. It absolutely beats anything I had envisioned in a gassers towing ability. I have owned six dodge cummins in a row. First truck I bought after high school was a 1990 d250 cummins. Last was a 2012. Nothing compares to them on brute strength IMO. However, this 6.4 does the job rather well. I'm certain I will miss the cummins in the mountains, but for everyday driving and me being a 65 mph tower, I am happy. More than happy.
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:17 AM   #143
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I wish I could post videos. I took a couple while towing. Tow/haul locks it into 5th. It holds fifth pretty good. Not as long as the cummins, but it will try to pull the hill before downshifting. If it has to downshift it's almost seamless. When it does hit fourth, she's gonna achieve the desired speed quick. I never once felt underpowered. I could hit the speed limit (75) if I wanted. It towed it effortlessly and quietly. This was a true case of "not even knowing it was back there".
When slowing down, it starts downshifting fast. Keeps the rpms high in case you are ready to resume sped again. It's always trying to maintain the right gear.
On the way back home I kicked it up to 70 just to see. We have a gradual grade that I figured would lug it down. When it did downshift about halfway, it locked into 4th and held 3,000 rpms and 70 mph the rest of the way up.
I have no regrets. The engine/trans/gearing combo is smartly set up. When empty she's a rocket. Loaded it's a grunting and pulling beast.
I hope this helps. If you have more questions lemme know.
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:20 AM   #144
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Yes, I know it's not on a ball. I would think the chances r slim as well, I would just keep an eye on it (as well as the four bolts on the sidewinder). After re torquing mine to 45lbs and using loctite, mine has been good to go.
Thanks for the help. I was wondering about the four bolts on top. I do have my concern about the companion. I still may change the set up. I tried to order the factory fifth wheel pucks, not an option though with the rambox. I am trying to think how I can add a little security to keep it from twisting, just in case.
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:35 PM   #145
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Thanks for your input, Tgallagher. My trailer is quite a bit lighter than yours, so I should have no issues if I decide to go the 6.4 route.

Like you, Diesel is all Ive had since I was old enough to drive...all of them were pre-emission diesels. Ive talked to enough people with newer diesels, have a good friend thats the service manager of a local Ram dealer, and have another friend that makes a living turning wrenches....Im just not sure these new diesel trucks are for me. Reason being, I worry about the repair cost after the warranty is out...if i could trade every 5 years/100k miles I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:23 PM   #146
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You're welcome. I find information on here very helpful also. Just trying to pass the favor along.
What are y'all thoughts on the nose height? There is a solid 10" clearance between the tailgate and the trailer. The frame by the landing gear is right at 7" higher than the furthest back point of the frame.
I generally don't like having the nose that much higher than the back, but I will have to do some fabricating on the mount under the rv.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:16 AM   #147
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You're welcome. I find information on here very helpful also. Just trying to pass the favor along.
What are y'all thoughts on the nose height? There is a solid 10" clearance between the tailgate and the trailer. The frame by the landing gear is right at 7" higher than the furthest back point of the frame.
I generally don't like having the nose that much higher than the back, but I will have to do some fabricating on the mount under the rv.

Thanks for any info.
I wouldn't be comfortable with the nose that high. You are putting a lot more weight on the rear axle of your trailer.
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:54 PM   #148
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You're welcome. I find information on here very helpful also. Just trying to pass the favor along.
What are y'all thoughts on the nose height? There is a solid 10" clearance between the tailgate and the trailer. The frame by the landing gear is right at 7" higher than the furthest back point of the frame.
I generally don't like having the nose that much higher than the back, but I will have to do some fabricating on the mount under the rv.

Thanks for any info.
I went back and looked at your pictures. It doesn't appear to look very nose high in the pictures....but pictures can be deceiving. 7" difference sounds like a lot, but keep in mind the axles are close enough to center of your measurements that if you lower it 1" in the front, the back would probably be close to 1" higher.....similar to a seesaw. So if thats the case, 3.5" lower in the front and it would be perfectly level. I've read so many times that 6" of bed rail clearance is enough. Ive got 8" now with my f250 and some places we've camped here in East TN it was almost too damn close at times. I'll never go less than 8" and would personally perfer a bit more.

Saying that, if you comfortable, you could drop the front a inch or so and level it a bit more if you wanted. An inch lower in the front should get your overall difference close to 5" instead of 7". A little bit nose high never did bother me much. Just my opinion though
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:21 PM   #149
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Not to hijack this thread, but I also have a Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi (2014). We just purchased our first trailer Jayco 27BHS (on order). This will be my first towing experience and trying to get everything set up. My dealer stocks equalizer WDH's and some other no name Chinese brand. I will probably go with the equalizer, but my question is do I need a drop hitch? The rear ends on these trucks look rather high, and I can't imagine it lining up properly with the trailer. Would love to get some input on your WDH set up and what brand hitch ball you have! Thanks everyone!
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:24 PM   #150
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My equalizer WDH has a drop shank that can be flipped up or down. Many of the WDH's I've see have a similar shank with multiple settings for the height adjustment.

I use an equalizer hitch with a RAM 3500.
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