First time Ram owner!

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Udy2554
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First time Ram owner!

Post by Udy2554 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:21 pm

New to the Mopar world! Just bought a 2018 Power Wagon! Lots of bells and whistles! Still learning how to use it all! It’s my first new vehicle too!

Added 35x12.5 DuraTracs to fill the wheelwells a bit!
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Towed a toyhauler last weekend, 120+ miles round trip! Airlift 5000ultinate and Daystar cradles are ordered!
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Looking forward to learning more!
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Re: First time Ram owner!

Post by RustyPW » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:55 am

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Re: First time Ram owner!

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:07 am

Welcome to the forum, truck and trailer look great! :rockon:
Sorry your first post had to be a source of frustration with loading pictures. Glad to know that I'm not the only one having problems loading multiple pictures :sick: . I'm looking forward to the new software migration.
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Re: First time Ram owner!

Post by Mule007 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:27 am

Welcome! 👍
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Re: First time Ram owner!

Post by EasyDoesIt » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:16 am

Welcome. Where abouts do you live?

Just curious, what's your trailer weight? I haul a 20' toy hauler that weighs in around 9k loaded and it levels me out.
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Re: First time Ram owner!

Post by Bill2014 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:23 am

Welcome to the group :cheers:

9K pounds is plenty of weight for 35's on stock gearing... :wink:
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Re: First time Ram owner!

Post by olyelr » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:12 pm

Udy2554 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:21 pm
...... Airlift 5000ultinate and Daystar cradles are ordered!
I have the same cradle/bag combo and it works well. However, just remember that when you use the bags with your WD hitch it will essentially counteract against what the hitch was designed to do. As you add air in the bags and lift the back of the truck, it will also take the weight distribution away from the front of the truck. So the initial setup of the WD hitch can be a bit more tricky.

Also, unless you have a leveling kit on the truck, you should be able to tune that WD hitch in better to get it level. I have that exact same hitch and with my travel trailer (7000 pounds empty) my truck sat perfectly level (until I put the leveling kit on). I have 6 washers at the head of my hitch. :cheers:

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Re: First time Ram owner!

Post by TommyG » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:34 am

Nice rig! Welcome.
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Re: First time Ram owner!

Post by Udy2554 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:43 pm

EasyDoesIt wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:16 am
Welcome. Where abouts do you live?

Just curious, what's your trailer weight? I haul a 20' toy hauler that weighs in around 9k loaded and it levels me out.
Hmmm, just got notified!

I’m in Naples NY!

Dry weight is 7200+! RZR @ 1400, H2O @ 700! Food, clothes, fuel, beer, etc @ 500! I’m guessing with incidentals, I’m a bit over 10,000!

Towed well at all speeds with Equalizer WD! Stopped well too, though no panic braking yet! Bags and cradles are in my garage! Mounting it all Friday after work!

It loves fuel, especially on the hills around here!

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Re: First time Ram owner!

Post by RustyPW » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:55 pm

Udy2554 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:43 pm
EasyDoesIt wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:16 am
Welcome. Where abouts do you live?

Just curious, what's your trailer weight? I haul a 20' toy hauler that weighs in around 9k loaded and it levels me out.
Hmmm, just got notified!

I’m in Naples NY!

Dry weight is 7200+! RZR @ 1400, H2O @ 700! Food, clothes, fuel, beer, etc @ 500! I’m guessing with incidentals, I’m a bit over 10,000!

Towed well at all speeds with Equalizer WD! Stopped well too, though no panic braking yet! Bags and cradles are in my garage! Mounting it all Friday after work!

It loves fuel, especially on the hills around here!
......................................yeah. you can only stuff so many dead dinosaurs in the tank.
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Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:00 am

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Re: First time Ram owner!

Post by ghaugo » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:18 am

Awesome setup! It looks great. I have been tossing around the airbag thing myself.
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