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Old 11-05-2008, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by mopar1968
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bowtie4542001
Hey David,

I think you willl be pretty happy with the 2500HD. I bought an 03 to replace my 1500 a couple of years ago and never had an issue. Truck pulls the car and trailer like its not even back there. If you do find anything to help out with gas mileage, pass it on down the line. Mine gets about 17mpg but mines not a 4x4 either. Don't really need it in Ga. Good luck, you should have no problems....

Chris
thanks Chris, I hope to get 14-15 with mine but thats wishfull thinking :lol: got to learn to be easy on the take off with it
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:58 PM
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do you have air bags on it yet? I have a 07 2500 hd duramax, we put the 5000 lb firestone air bags on back, when I pull my 24 ft tag loaded I leave bags empty but when I put 9 ft camper on there and we go racing I put around 80lbs in bags and she levels off real nice
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by spib
do you have air bags on it yet? I have a 07 2500 hd duramax, we put the 5000 lb firestone air bags on back, when I pull my 24 ft tag loaded I leave bags empty but when I put 9 ft camper on there and we go racing I put around 80lbs in bags and she levels off real nice
Not yet, been looking though. I want to hook the truck upto the trailer and see how far it squats. I will do that this weekend.

I know mods for these trucks are pricey.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:45 PM
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Hey David, check with Gale Banks, I've used thier stuff in the past with good results. You're right pricey but they field test thier stuff before they release it to the public. Just tell them what you're doing with it and what you would like to gain.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:18 PM
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Hammer, get the Firestone air bag kit - they are far better than other brands IMHO. I have installed a set on my Dodge 3500 and it was a 2-3 hr. install with NO drilling. Best price I found on 'em was CarParts.com @ 218 bucks or so. Get the AirLift onboard compressor kit "SmartAir" which uses a magnetic sensor that runs the compressor or bleeds the air off to keep the truck level no matter what the load is on it. I found the best deal on it at Streetside Auto.com @ 279 bucks and worth every penny. That 3/4 ton truck will thank you for it! Good luck! 8) JB
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:47 AM
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Looks like I wont be needing the air bags, hooked it upto my 36ft tag friday, dropped 2 1/2" with trailer on it. Took it down the road has plenty of power to pull it, cruised right along 65 without much effort. It did sway a little bit but didnt have stablizers on it yet. The 36ft empty shouldnt be much lighter then a new 28ft loaded with my dragster.

I do know it needs tow mirrors before I do anything.

thanks for all the replies guys
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:21 AM
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AAAAHH... the real test will be when you have that new trailer loaded for bear ! Load balance is paramount !

As are dedicated TRAILER tires. Too many folks put CAR tires on trailers !
Think of the difference in road/load/and stress differences in what each type tire was designed/built for. Trailer tires do not 'turn', they skid.

Here's a great vid on tires in general;

http://videos.komando.com/2008/08/23/check-your-tires/
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:39 PM
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Did my first MPG test with it today not to impressed 11.18 of course this is with me starting it before I leave.
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