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RE: Saving the Clutch

I got to use 2WD LO today when I brought the camper home. It was my first time towing anything other than a U-Haul car carrier. It is SUPER tight at the top of my driveway. I finally got it turned around and backed it in easily with 2WD LO. I can't imagine what it would have been like in 2WD HI. https://youtu.be/0kCtKBKZe2k
turbojimmy 07/24/21 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Saving the Clutch

Thanks all for the replies. I don't have 4 miles, but I do have a 500 foot paved driveway that is very steep in spots and one car wide. I need to bring it up top and swing the truck and trailer around. It levels out at the top, but not enough to prevent me from having to maneuver with the trailer on a fairly level spot but with the truck on a steep decline. To make things more interesting the trailer will be parked where I have asphalt millings (a hair better than gravel). I worry about traction so I'm going to try to keep the truck on the pavement as much as possible when getting the trailer in its spot. I was goofing around with the 2LOW kit today and it works as designed. I have less traction when backing in 2LOW vs. 2HI for whatever reason. I brought the truck down a really steep part of the asphalt millings and it would back itself out in 2WD but with the 2LOW engaged it just dug itself a hole with the left rear tire. I'm not too concerned because I'd never bring anything but the 4WD down there but it's just an observation. I've over analyzed this situation to death but I think I'm good. I'm bringing the trailer up here on Saturday so wish me luck...
turbojimmy 07/21/21 01:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Saving the Clutch

I believe there are kits out there that make it so you can use low without engaging the front axle. This is what makes maneuvering with a manual much easier on the clutch. This! I installed a 2-low kit on my 2001 Ram 5 speed manual, made backing very easy on the clutch, could actually have it fully engaged while backing. I installed one on my 2013 as well and it has made a huge difference. I don't believe that they are available for the 3rd generation Ram/Cummins trucks because of a different engagement system. In 2013 they went back to the axle disconnect which makes the 2 low kit possible again. I know this is an older post but... I sold my motorhome and got a smallish trailer that I'll be pulling with my 1/2 ton GMC. My driveway is steep and there will be some backing as I maneuver it into its spot. So this is a long way in asking how people like the 2WD LO kit? I got mine from BD Diesel and haven't used it yet. The trailer is at my dad's as I just sold the motorhome yesterday. I'm hoping 2WD low will help with backing and save a lot of stress on the transmission.
turbojimmy 07/18/21 09:13am Fifth-Wheels
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