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Old 03-01-2016, 07:44 AM   #21
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Sorry for the typo.
No problem, at least I am learning about a new type vehicle being a Ford man for the last 2 Diesels. Ram was junk back in 97 when I bought the first diesel. It's plain to see they got into the truck business!
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:45 AM   #22
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Inthewind,

My opinion is that, anything over 8 or, 10,000 lbs is too much for a gas engine of any kind. Especially if, you will be pulling thru hills and mountains. But, then I'm not familiar with the late model magnum engines.

I would suggest that you pull this 5th wheel with this truck for a couple or, several good length trips to see how it performs. Then, judge and decide from there if you need more truck.

If you do decide you need more truck, I would not hesitate to look at any of the 1 ton SRW diesels. Because, what if you want to get a bigger 5th wheel some day. My motto has always been, "you never have too much truck".

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Old 03-01-2016, 10:53 AM   #23
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Inthewind,

Guess my previous post is history! I only read your original post before I replied.

You will not regret getting that truck!! It will pull that new 5er like nothing is back there!

Congratulations!
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Old 03-02-2016, 06:45 PM   #24
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This truck is going to take some getting used to! The back wheels tend to hop some under normal acceleration from a stop with nothing in tow or being hauled. Is that normal with the amount of torque this thing has?
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:08 PM   #25
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Go to hardware store like lowes and buy 10 50lb bags of gravel and put in the back when your not towing .. I did in mine and it helps a lot plus if you ever find you don't need them in truck you can use them for garden or landscape .. they are cheap
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:27 PM   #26
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Go to hardware store like lowes and buy 10 50lb bags of gravel and put in the back when your not towing .. I did in mine and it helps a lot plus if you ever find you don't need them in truck you can use them for garden or landscape .. they are cheap
Are you kidding??
A 70k$$ truck and you have to carry gravel in the back?
No... This isn't normal.
I can floor my truck from a stop and it does nothing but pin me back in the seat.
Same with my 2006 super duty with a programmer and my 2009...no hopping, no gravel.
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:33 PM   #27
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I don't have to I choose to because the ride is better and its not hard to remove them from the bed
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Oh and I didn't do it for hop , it doesn't do that even under hard acceleration but it does ride better
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Oh and I didn't do it for hop , it doesn't do that even under hard acceleration but it does ride better
Oh... That makes sense.
Inthewind, I'd be looking into that a little bit.
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This truck is going to take some getting used to! The back wheels tend to hop some under normal acceleration from a stop with nothing in tow or being hauled. Is that normal with the amount of torque this thing has?

Hey Inthewind, how long was you in the military? Thank you for your service, I did twenty-eight years in the Army and love it.
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