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Old 04-27-2015, 08:44 AM   #1
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Traded in the Sierra!

For this behemoth!

Step bars are on the way, hopefully will have them installed before our trip this weekend!
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:02 AM   #2
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Congrats.... I have the same truck but diesel... You'll love the towing difference over the 1/2 ton.

Your input late last year was just the ammunition I needed to convince the wife to trade our 1/2 ton in for the 3/4.
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:15 PM   #3
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Great looking set up! I love my Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi! Get her dialed in and you'll love the set up.
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:46 PM   #4
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Congratulations, Bob! I'm looking forward to your feedback on the towing experience now that you stepped up to a 2500 and the 6.4. Did you have to mess with the WDH much?
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Old 04-27-2015, 01:49 PM   #5
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Congratulations, Bob! I'm looking forward to your feedback on the towing experience now that you stepped up to a 2500 and the 6.4. Did you have to mess with the WDH much?
Thanks!

Actually, the WDH is what's giving me grief now. When I went to pick up the trailer from storage, I reconfigured my WDH back to the arbitrary starting point in the manual (5 washers, hitch ball at height of coupler with level trailer, not measured yet, but eyeballing looks okay). It was REALLY hot out there and I was REALLY tired (from landscaping all day), so I hooked it up, stepped back to take a look and called it good. I'd do some fine tuning in the driveway.

On the drive home, the front end felt a little floaty. Got it home and went back to 7 washers, and could barely get the spring bars on. Went to 6 washers and measured. According to my measurements, this is where it should be, so I took it on a short test-drive and the rear felt loose; front planted nicely.

It almost feels like it would be better if I left the bars off all together!

So, for now I'm thinking of going back to 5 washers for my next trip. I'll take it to a CAT scale on the way out of town, and take some measurements to see that it's actually level. If it feels loose out on the road, I'll bring my tools with me and do a "trail side" adjustment. At this point, I know I need to upgrade the hitch, but being that I just blew my wad on this nice new truck and some accessories, it's not in the budget yet...

Anybody got any great ideas I could try?
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:17 PM   #6
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bob, i'm having the EXACT same issues with my hitch since i upgraded from a 2013 Silverado 1500 to a 2015 Silverado 2500. i had to flip over the shank to get the ball low enough. both the ball hitch and trailer coupler sit at 25 inches when level. if i hitch up and use the first link in the chain, the front end feels too light. moving down one link in the chain fixes the front end problem, but i can tell i'm putting alot of strain on the round bars. and when i take the round bars out i noticed that i've worn grooves into the tops of the round bars where they swivel against the hitch head. i'm pretty sure i need to adjust something, i just haven't figured out what to adjust yet. lower the ball? use washers to change the angle of the ball in relation to the coupler?

if anybody has any suggestions, i'm all ears.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:25 PM   #7
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Great looking truck it's identical to mine, only difference is mine has long box. My last trip nearly full fresh water tank my trailer weighed around 11,500 pounds, the ram handled it great and the 6.4 never got above 3k rpm even when accelerating. Have 2500 miles on mine and really enjoy it hope you like yours congrats!
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Very Nice - Congrats
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Nice truck, congrats
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