Ram 5500 is here

#17
I will way it fully loaded this weekend on our way to FL. Spare fit in basement.
Very Nice.
If you could, a pic from the back? How much of the camper is on/ off the end of the 9.4’ bed. Our Host dealer suggested a 8’ bed. And did you consider/ price a standard pickup bed?
Thanks


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#18
Sweet looking setup. I think the RAM platform is best for that application. Have you weighed in at the scaled yet with the camper on the back?
I agree 100%, I have had 7 of them with the exemption of 6 months I had a gmc duramax Denali, after that pos being in the shop 9 times in 6 months and having an “unrepairable electrical problem”, even gm engineers were sent down to work on the pos. I drove it to the ram dealer and went back to ram, I'll never buy anything else.
 

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#19
I can get 8.5 feet of the camper on the bed. More than that and you start hitting things in the back of the camper, IE the wings etc. My CM bed is 9.4 feet long. I did not consider a regular pick up bed for a few reasons. The cost to buy and install it. The flat bed is stronger and easier to configure with tool boxes for storage.

It's below freezing here now. When I get south tomorrow I will fill with water and weigh it. Guessing I will be around 16500 with 3 adults and 74 gal of fuel.
 
#20
I can get 8.5 feet of the camper on the bed. More than that and you start hitting things in the back of the camper, IE the wings etc. My CM bed is 9.4 feet long. I did not consider a regular pick up bed for a few reasons. The cost to buy and install it. The flat bed is stronger and easier to configure with tool boxes for storage.

It's below freezing here now. When I get south tomorrow I will fill with water and weigh it. Guessing I will be around 16500 with 3 adults and 74 gal of fuel.
Thanks for the info. Best of luck with it and keep us updated.


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#21
Awesome truck, a 5500 is my next truck too. I have USAA too, I wonder what the issue was? I have a Ram 2500 now with them, I just assumed a 3500 or bigger would be no sweat


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#22
Got back Sunday. 2100 miles and no issues. Truck handled great. kept the cruise around 65-68. Computer said 8.6mpg total. I love the huge tanks, I can pick where I want to get fuel. I filled in SC and had full water and empty gray/black. 3 adults and a lot of stuff. 16660 total, 11500 rear and 5160 front. Well below all specs. I ordered 6 DZ tool coxes to mount yesterday. Had a great time. Next trip is Knob Creek in April.
 
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