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A1ARealtorRick

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Posted: 10/25/20 07:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Time to go to a Class A. Then, she not only has the comfort of the seat and the fantastic view through a huge windshield, but also the option of getting up and moving around when necessary (something no pickup can offer). My wife has a bad back and the ability to move around a little as needed makes her life a lot better. Face it, no pickup is going to ride like a Volvo!


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Love my ride loaded or unloaded! RAM 3500 Factory Rear air ride. Truck sets nice and low for easier entry/exit. Run the rear tires 35psi unloaded. If you don't need a DRW same applies with a 3500 Long Bed.

I also have a 01 RAM so I completely know the difference.

* This post was edited 10/25/20 08:39am by Cummins12V98 *


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My dually rides like a chuck wagon empty but like a Cadillac when it has a load. If you guys don't like the loaded ride it's time to wave the white flag.


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Super_Dave wrote:

My dually rides like a chuck wagon empty but like a Cadillac when it has a load. If you guys don't like the loaded ride it's time to wave the white flag.


I was going to say, a fifth wheel softens the ride considerably on my 3500 SRW short bed. Agree it would be time to change activities . Even with mine unloaded its fine with the rear down to 45 psi . It is a truck

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Soft springs enable a vehicle to ride well, but you won't be hauling heavy loads with it. With a 1 ton dually, it's pretty much the nature of the beast. An aftermarket seat might help with the ride, but that would be about it. Perhaps a class A motorhome may be in your future.


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My experience has been… Fix the trailer ride and the truck will ride much better. My current trailer has morride, shocks and an air pin box but it still needs a little more help. I am going to look into heavier springs with more arch when I get back home next spring. That is exactly what it took to fix my previous fiver. The 2600 pound springs were bottoming out and changing them to 3000 pound springs plus replacing the shocks made that fiver go from the worst riding trailer I ever had to the best riding. So, I’m thinking of going from the 3000 pound springs on my current fiver to 3500. As far as my Dooley truck goes, I had to have my springs rearched and add a leaf and that fixed the truck ride. Craig


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I’ve owned 8 HD 4WD trucks 4 being dual rear wheel trucks. THE Dodges from the 70’s rode like no suspension. Our 2007 F350 Lariat rode rough empty and was still a little stout loaded. Our 2018 F350 lariat rides much smoother and is a pleasure to tow our Cardinal with.





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fj12ryder wrote:

Soft springs enable a vehicle to ride well, but you won't be hauling heavy loads with it. With a 1 ton dually, it's pretty much the nature of the beast. An aftermarket seat might help with the ride, but that would be about it. Perhaps a class A motorhome may be in your future.


I have soft springs but carry 6k pin easily. [emoticon]

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Ah, but you cheat with that air ride suspension. LOL

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fj12ryder wrote:

Ah, but you cheat with that air ride suspension. LOL


I think that one could remove the overloads and add airbags and have basically the same as I do with the Factory Rear Air Ride.

* This post was edited 10/26/20 07:30am by Cummins12V98 *

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