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Fish mojo

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Oregun wrote:

OP, I like/agree with all your choices for truck/options with the only exception being
I personally would probably skip the 4x4 on a dually to get a lower camper & COG.


I’m really thinking the need for 4x4 through. My current Ram I never put it in 4 wheel. Worst “off-road” I will do is down Deschutes canyon and that is just gravel and washboard. I have the benefit of being retired, so I can pick and chose where and when I go. Biggest concern would be a wet and slippery boat ramp when I don’t have the weight of the camper on the rear axle.

I do need the Supercab/8’ bed configuration to fit by garage and turning radius for my house. I realize there are drawbacks vs crew cab/8’ bed but it’s just too long. I could do CC/ shortbed, but that limits my camper selection and is dicey on COG. I think SC/longbed is a better choice than CC/SB.

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Posted: 07/15/21 05:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think you're on the money with the options choices, the only thing I would change is substituting a Ram 3500 for the F-350 [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon]

I would stick with the 4x4, granted we don't use ours much either but when you need it, you need it. I got the CC/LB and it is one long truck. If it was a dually it would really be a beast. I agree with you that for hauling a camper, the XC/LB combo is better than the CC/SB for the reasons you mentioned.

I would also spring for the 5er prep, having the 7-pin in the bed means you can plug the camper in there and have the one on the hitch available for whatever you're towing.

I'm surprised the that they will even order it for you, the chip shortage has pinched production so much that dealers can't even get lot inventory. Somebody posted over in tow vehicles the other day that their local dealer wants $5k over sticker on anything new, no negotiation.

* This post was edited 07/15/21 06:05am by BurbMan *


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We went from a short bed crew to long bed super with no added length. Long bed crew is way too long in my opinion. We can always fold down the front console if we need to put a grand kid in the front with us one day.

Also enjoying the ability of the diesel to go 80 on the freeways where conditions and limits allow. The old gasser could do 80 downhill with a tailwind only with the camper on.

The 4X4 is handy for getting out of tough situations (we try to avoid using it to get in). Many slick boat ramps require 4 wheel low.


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Your anticipated travel style must be very different than mine, because the primary use I see for a truck camper is getting off the beaten path. We've required 4x4 many times, including to get to the site I'm writing this reply from.


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4x4 (low range specifically) is awesome for climbing up on leveling blocks under my tires. Just idle up and down from them, no harsh gas/brake rocking the heck out of the camper.


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I never had a need for 4x4 and I drove 18% logging grades with my truck.
Diesel delivers huge torque at low rpm, so you don't have to harsh the gas to get anywhere.
When empty, I drove 30% park grade and F350 took it on 3rd gear.
But I camp in dry climates, when remember from times when I lived in 4-seasons, that for slippery condition 4x4 with 3 locking differentials is highly admired.





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3 locking differentials?
That’s not even possible on a vehicle with only 2 axles and locking front diffs don’t come from the factory on any but maybe a couple specialized trucks. Like the newer Power Wagon


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toddb wrote:

Adaptive cruise control


It sucks.

Pretty soon you wonder why you are going so slow and realize that you have gradually slowed down to what ever the speed of the guy in front of you going.

My work truck has it and if I could turn it off I would.

It snows where I live. I'll never own a 2-wd pickup.

Check the resale of a 2-wd too.


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Start with checking resale of gas trucks.

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specta wrote:

toddb wrote:

Adaptive cruise control


It sucks.

Pretty soon you wonder why you are going so slow and realize that you have gradually slowed down to what ever the speed of the guy in front of you going.

My work truck has it and if I could turn it off I would.


Adaptive cruise is awesome. My Ram, and I assume other mfgs, have the ability to choose whether to use adaptive or standard cruise at set time.

I wouldn't buy another truck without it. Your truck slowing to the speed of a slow driver in front of you is a good "issue" to have. Just pay attention like you would need to with standard cruise to prevent hitting them, and pass them.

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