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Old 11-20-2010, 10:36 AM   #15
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Good looking setup! The silver Ram looks great with the Airstream.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:24 PM   #16
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I'm going to follow your posts with interest regarding the Ram Hemi. One side of me would really like a trimmer more fun to drive tow vehicle. I was looking at the Ram 1500 RT and see the hemi, 4.10 ratio, brake controller etc. At least on paper it looks like it would handle a 25' Safari. And when the trailer is unhooked it looks like it would be fun to drive.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:54 PM   #17
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So far so good! Working well as of this point.


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I'm going to follow your posts with interest regarding the Ram Hemi. One side of me would really like a trimmer more fun to drive tow vehicle. I was looking at the Ram 1500 RT and see the hemi, 4.10 ratio, brake controller etc. At least on paper it looks like it would handle a 25' Safari. And when the trailer is unhooked it looks like it would be fun to drive.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:00 AM   #18
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I'm going to follow your posts with interest regarding the Ram Hemi. One side of me would really like a trimmer more fun to drive tow vehicle. I was looking at the Ram 1500 RT and see the hemi, 4.10 ratio, brake controller etc. At least on paper it looks like it would handle a 25' Safari. And when the trailer is unhooked it looks like it would be fun to drive.
TPI, I have exactly the same sentiments, and was actually looking at a new Ram 1500 before I traded for my current truck. Might have given it much more consideration except for a totally obnoxious sales person. Anyway, I know a guy that tows a 28' Airstream with a Dodge Ram 1500, and reports it does the job very well, and at the same time gets better fuel mileage than his running mate's simularly equipped GM truck.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:50 AM   #19
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TPI,

The reason I bought this truck was to try and sort of make it do everything. Meaning, besides tow our Airstream, make it the key vehicle for the family. Wife can drive our 16 month old around, be able to park it fairly easy, be able to go into parking structures easily and all the things you can do with an SUV. It does a pretty damn good job of it all. The coil suspension this year is the only truck to offer it. That being said, it does drop quite a bit under load of the trailer. (Trying a different WD this week).
Overall, I love this truck. The Hemi does the trick! If I were buying simply a tow vehicle, it would have probably been a diesel. I also like 4x4 just in case. I had a Ford F-250 Diesel 4x4 and loved it. It more than towed the 19' footer at the time. However, it was NOT a friendly truck for everyday for my wife. Finding diesel can also be a pain in the butt.

I have about 4k miles on her so far. I have only done 200 miles whilst towing and we are going out this weekend again as well. It has really done the job for us so far on all levels. If we were full timers I would have purchased a 2500. For around town and everything in between, this truck rocks. Has the ECO system (runs 6 cyls when not accelerating) and has super nice appointments inside and out. Dodge has really stepped up their game these days!
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AirHeadRik,

I guarantee you will like the ProPride. I used to tow with a Reese Dual Cam hitch, and the ProPride is so much better they are not even in the same league.

Yes, it costs more, but like many things, it's worth it. And, in the grand scheme of things like relating the cost of it to the cost of your tow vehicle and trailer, and more importantly, the safety of your family, I think they are more than worth the money. No, I don't work for ProPride...just a totally happy owner.
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looks great! here another dodge ram owner, only a few years older
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I'm really looking forward to it. I had no WD/SC or anything with the 19' and Ford F250 combo. That was a different story, however. This combo is just fine, but tilts the scales more toward the upper limit and WD and SC is needed.


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I guarantee you will like the ProPride. I used to tow with a Reese Dual Cam hitch, and the ProPride is so much better they are not even in the same league.

Yes, it costs more, but like many things, it's worth it. And, in the grand scheme of things like relating the cost of it to the cost of your tow vehicle and trailer, and more importantly, the safety of your family, I think they are more than worth the money. No, I don't work for ProPride...just a totally happy owner.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:11 AM   #23
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Dodge trucks look really good with Airstreams. Just the curves lend themselves to the Airstream feel.
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yep d'rams got nice curves...

i especially like the subtly taller nose on the cummins rams.

but the ford is ugly in a good way.

so you ordered a pp? nice choice.

it's a lotta boxes and a big/heavy pile of iron,

and installation can seem overwhelming at first glance.

but read over the users thread, scan the many pix of our installs.

IF questions or issues appear, toss a pic or 2 in the UNofficial pp users thread...

and we can all kick in some help.

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Old 11-24-2010, 09:09 AM   #25
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Just waitin' on the Pro Pride. I had wishful thinking that it would show up before Thanksgiving (Who knows, today it could...) and my buddy Steve and I could get it installed before our next trip Friday. Even if I had to do it on Thanksgiving day, I would. (Who cares. Once I eat, I'm bored!)



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yep d'rams got nice curves...

i especially like the subtly taller nose on the cummins rams.

but the ford is ugly in a good way.

so you ordered a pp? nice choice.

it's a lotta boxes and a big/heavy pile of iron,

and installation can seem overwhelming at first glance.

but read over the users thread, scan the many pix of our installs.

IF questions or issues appear, toss a pic or 2 in the UNofficial pp users thread...

and we can all kick in some help.

cheers
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Friday we just traded in out 2004 Expedition for a 2006 Ram 1500 with the HEMI. We hooked up with 19' Bambi and the truck just sank. We have an Equalizer Hitch set up, but it looks way too low for my confort. Really worried that this new TV just won't do it. ALl the reason we waited so long for a new truck. Any words of inspiration or ideas. Thinking about addind ajustable airshocks.
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I'm curious to see who weighs in (no pun intended) on this subject. I have had zero problems with towing a 25' footer with my Ram. Now, realize that mine is a 2011 and it has a different suspension set up. It does sink a bit, (up until I got the Pro Pride), but nothing significant.

I seriously think that you can beef up the rear suspension with a more aggressive truck shock and be just fine.

There are times that I wish I had my Ford F-250 Diesel back, but those times are rare. When we are towing, sure, it would be nice to have a heavier duty truck, but the rest of the time it drives so nice and parks great for my wife and kid.

Good luck. I really think with some heavier duty shocks you'll be rockin'!

Good luck!


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Friday we just traded in out 2004 Expedition for a 2006 Ram 1500 with the HEMI. We hooked up with 19' Bambi and the truck just sank. We have an Equalizer Hitch set up, but it looks way too low for my confort. Really worried that this new TV just won't do it. ALl the reason we waited so long for a new truck. Any words of inspiration or ideas. Thinking about addind ajustable airshocks.
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BTW
I had air shocks on a Chevy truck years ago. Looooved them!
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