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Old 06-09-2019, 08:02 AM   #21
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Did the ram have a cummins? If it did then you better keep if for back up, cause your going to need it.
After owning Cummins rams since 2005, the engine speaks for itself... But it was the Ram packaging that lost me.

I'll do a Cummins swap on this one day.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:28 AM   #22
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I picked up the trailer today and I am surprised, it sits dead level ( but its also completely empty as well)
I'll load it up and see how it sits like everyone has said. In all fairness and not throwing stones, my 3500 ram sagged pretty good and pretty easy compared to this truck.

Thanks for all your advice.
Sorry, but from the picture on my screen the truck looks like the a## is low & you say the 5er isn't loaded.
From what I've noticed it appears that all Ford's appear to have the a## droop with any type of trailer attached. Is it an illusion or actual droop?
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:53 AM   #23
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absolute illusion, I had to walk across the street to the park to get both the tv and fver in the photo. Th park is probably a good 10' higher then ground level maybe more.

I measured it to the ground and there isn't an 1/8" difference between front and back.
If there was I would be posting how I added a leaf to the truck when it was in getting the hitch installed.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:57 AM   #24
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I tow a little heavier with a 16 F350. When hitched the truck drops to level. No springs or bags added.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:06 PM   #25
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I tow with a 1999 F250 7.3 2 wheel drive. My 5th wheel is a 2015 Cougar 337FLS. We went from Ohio to Myrtle Beach over the WV mountains with no problem.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:30 PM   #26
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Did the ram have a cummins? If it did then you better keep if for back up, cause your going to need it.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:57 AM   #27
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^^^^^^^^^this is funny
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:41 AM   #28
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^^^^^^^^^this is funny
Back in the day, yes, 6.0, 6.4 powerstroke had issues and de-stroking was a good alternative. But today the 6.7 is a great engine. Itís proven itself. Yet anytime someone gets rid of a Dodge itís like they sacrificed their first born.

The 6.7 Cummins has issues, heck they all do. But itís no longer needed to yard out an engine and stick a 12V in everything. Or even the vintage 00ís 24 valve. Yes they are good motors, but here we all are 15+ years later.

Ford makes a good diesel, Chevy makes and good diesel and Fiat buys a good diesel. They all work great for a vast majority of us that pull.

So itís like beating a dead horse, to say pull out your perfectly good engine for a vintage engine that wonít meet todayís emissions.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:56 AM   #29
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After owning Cummins rams since 2005, the engine speaks for itself... But it was the Ram packaging that lost me.

I'll do a Cummins swap on this one day.
I have found this statement many times from those who don't consider a Ram, or switch to a Ford or GM from a Ram. I was a Ford man for 42 years, about 17 years of age to 59, I switched to Ram CTD and never looked back. the seats in my last two Ford F250's were worn out at 140,000 miles.
This is the seat in my old Ram at 314,000 miles. I did have the side seam repaired at about 280,000 miles. The surface is still in great shape.




What was was worn out in the interior was the drivers seat belt. It was a somewhat easy process to replace, although I did need to remove the seatback material to replace.



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Old 06-12-2019, 05:49 AM   #30
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Ford makes a good diesel, Chevy makes and good diesel and Fiat buys a good diesel. They all work great for a vast majority of us that pull.

So itís like beating a dead horse, to say pull out your perfectly good engine for a vintage engine that wonít meet todayís emissions.
I thought Chevy (aka GMC) bought the Duramax diesels from a Japanese outfit known as Izusu??
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