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Bandit400

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Posted: 06/06/21 06:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

zb39, Look forward to some pictures and post install reviews. I called KELDERMAN on Thursday about that same setup and was quoted about same price with install. Do they have to take your flatbed off to do the install?

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They did take my bed off. They showed me how it was put on and they are making some improvements.

They also loaned me a car for all the time I am here. Great people!!


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zb39 wrote:

They did take my bed off. They showed me how it was put on and they are making some improvements.

They also loaned me a car for all the time I am here. Great people!!


Rare to find a company these days that are customer focused like that. Bet your getting excited. Can’t wait to hear the post install review.

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Bandit400 wrote:

Rare to find a company these days that are customer focused like that. Bet your getting excited. Can’t wait to hear the post install review.


They are customer focused pretty well, but he is dropping a lot of money there, so maybe they should. I’m not saying it’s too much, but 13K is a lot.

I had a couple of Customer Service issues resolved today. One was for a bolt that loosened and fell out of my Land Pride Grader Scraper. I wouldn’t call it a cusomter service issue except two bolts tha were next to each other both were loose. The local dealer where I bought my tractor gave me two bolts that matched my others because they were from the shop area. Note: the standard replacement bolts are black instead of Zince Chromate which is gold in color. In the second case, a PA Kubota dealer sent me the wrong parts. Once I let them know, they mailed me the correct parts with no request to send them the wrong parts back. Not thousands … in my case maybe 35 bucks for both cases. Still, I’m happy that they resolved the issues.

In any case, I’m always glad to see good Customer Service.


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After driving home 750 miles with the camper on. Couple things. truck rides extremely well and handles awesome. They put a new sway bar on that is twice as thick or more than the old one. After getting home and unloading . I have driven the truck a bunch and it rides about like a normal 1/2 ton unloaded. I really like the set up. It was expensive(13.3K) but worth it. I can raise and lower the truck any way I want. I love it.
But the best part is the ride is WWWAAYYYYY better!!

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I had the Kelderman system on my last truck and if it weren't so **** expensive might put it on the new one...

That being said, I never tried hauling a truck camper with that system and am a little concerned about the stability of it with a heavy camper. Glad to hear it does well and would love to hear more feedback on it vs the spring suspension...


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n0arp wrote:

I had the Kelderman system on my last truck and if it weren't so **** expensive might put it on the new one...

That being said, I never tried hauling a truck camper with that system and am a little concerned about the stability of it with a heavy camper. Glad to hear it does well and would love to hear more feedback on it vs the spring suspension...


We're running a Link (as opposed to the Kelderman). Just a different version of a Crescent wrench... there is no comparison. Better, smoother, more stable and adjustable. Whether empty or loaded, or loaded and then more loaded. 2nd system, wouldn't go back.


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I had issues with my kelderman, they built the brackets for the front end of the 4 link wrong, wouldn’t sit flush on the bottoms of the frame. They made news ones no problem, shipped missing hardware no problem but it did set me back 2 weeks. My wife will ride in the truck now unloaded, not sure if that’s a good thing….??

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Keep them loaded for a quieter trip!

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capacitor wrote:

Keep them loaded for a quieter trip!


Keep what loaded?

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