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Old 08-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #15
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Lotsa sympathy friend. I pulled the bumper off mine last year.


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Old 08-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #16
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Uggg...that one managed to ding up the main side panel.

It probably won't polish out

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Old 08-08-2013, 02:55 PM   #17
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"I would need a 120 gallon gas tank (minimum) to go that far. My tank holds 26. Let's see, one gallon of gas weighs around 6.2 pounds, so hauling 120 gallons would be 744 pounds. What do you tow with Silver Hawk, a Mack Truck???"

My TV is a Ram Cummings diesel 2500 - it needs some weight in the back - doesn't notice 744 lbs. in the middle. Tow a 31' AS - hardly knows it's there - It's my work truck - I'm new to towing a travel trailer - I like the safety margin.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:17 PM   #18
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I feel your pain. I had a similar experience but mine was not nearly as bad. I also made a too tight of a turn exiting some gas pumps. I did not even know at the time that I had hit the post, not until I arrived at a campground. Fortunately I just received a very small scratch and knocked the lense off of the lower side marker light. I was able to polish out the scratch and replace the lense. I am afraid yours will be a lot more expensive. Like Foiled Again, don't be afraid to jump back on that horse.
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:14 PM   #19
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So, Silver Hawk, I just ordered a 2014 RAM Laramie Cummins diesel 2500 4x4. Very excited to have 800 pounds of torque under my foot. Think this'll be awesome in the mountains. The 2500's in '14 will have coils in the rear, which will give it a much better ride, particularly when not towing.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #20
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You'll love it. I live on a mountain with a seven mile, 7% grade up it. I can pass slow drivers going up!. Take it easy with that much torque at low speed - if you get into the habit of flooring it at low speed it will be really hard on the transmission, transfer case, rear end, etc. The engine may last 300,000 to 500,000, but you'll be buying big parts down the road. The engine was always able to produce the torque, but they detuned it till they got the other parts built stronger - I've had a couple and learned.
Now all you will need is a trip out west to real mountains!
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:46 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Dwellstream View Post
Sent a PM to my dealer Rick Foley, who has proven he takes care of his customers.

Rick did a panel repair on my unit and the work was excellent. It will take some time. What I like about Foley RV is that when I called and asked to speak with Rick he took my call and my concerns seriously. Foley was on estimate with no overcharges. If you want to talk send me a PM with your phone number.

In the long run it did cost me a lot as we traded in the 2005 trailer and purchased a new 2012.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:11 PM   #22
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I don't even need a trailer for that kind of damage - just booked the car to repair a scrape on the driver's side caused by a low bollard. Was in a hurry, car fogged up in rain, kids screaming in the back - scratch.

These things happen.

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