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Old 03-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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We are wanting to purchase a short bed DRW Dodge to be our TV. Will the trail air pin box be OK with a short bed?

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Old 03-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #2
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Yes, I have it on my RL and I have a short bed GMC 3500. Gives a great ride.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:27 PM   #3
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I'm curious why you think it wouldn't?
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:34 AM   #4
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We didn't want to buy a DRW and I surely didn't want a long bed. Since we have decided that the DRW would better suit our RW 38GK, I was trying to it with the short bed. Someone mentioned today that I need to be sure that the Trail Air Pin Box will work with the short bed. We are trying to make all the right decisions before the order! It really isn't fun to be buying when you are so GREEN. I have been in Motorhomes on trips, but never even considered full timing and NEVER pulled anything. A little bit scared, but excited for our new adventure all the same.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:03 AM   #5
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As a fellow novice, I can assure you you've nothing to be scared about. We also went through the DRW v's SRW decision when buying the truck. Never having had a truck before my wife was concerned with the DRW, especially as she doesn't like my Mustang and the manual gearbox. Before we saw Redwoods we were looking at a Montana, which was OK with the SRW, so we only got the SRW. Now, after 6 months she would have been OK with the DRW.

I have never pulled a trailer, other than farm tractors/trailers way too many years ago. In BC we have to passa driving test, so I went out on Saturday for the first time. No problem, on the Motorway didn't even know the trailer was there. In the city, I had to continuously think, but didn't have any problems. The instructor wanted lunch, so he had me drive into a full Costco parking lot. Probably learned more in that 10 minutes than spending hours on the motorway.

The scary part will be the driving test on Wednesday, haven't taken a driving test in almost 40 years.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:12 PM   #6
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My F350 is a short bed. The RL has the TrailAir pinbox on it and I have a BakFlip hard bed cover in the bed. When I tow, I can open and fold back 3 of the sections of the cover and thepinbox clears the cover by about 2" in all modes. My hitch is a PullRite Super Slider 18k. HIGHLY recommend this hitch with a shortbed. Atomatically slides and moves the trailer back as needed for clearance (and yes, I know that most say a slider isn't needed with a RW, but I like the added swing room and "insurance" ).
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:39 PM   #7
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I have never pulled a trailer, other than farm tractors/trailers way too many years ago. In BC we have to passa driving test, so I went out on Saturday for the first time. No problem, on the Motorway didn't even know the trailer was there. In the city, I had to continuously think, but didn't have any problems. The instructor wanted lunch, so he had me drive into a full Costco parking lot. Probably learned more in that 10 minutes than spending hours on the motorway.

The scary part will be the driving test on Wednesday, haven't taken a driving test in almost 40 years.

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I too had to take the driving test and over here they made meparallelpark, did get picked up speeding

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I have never pulled a trailer, other than farm tractors/trailers way too many years ago. In BC we have to passa driving test, so I went out on Saturday for the first time. No problem, on the Motorway didn't even know the trailer was there. In the city, I had to continuously think, but didn't have any problems. The instructor wanted lunch, so he had me drive into a full Costco parking lot. Probably learned more in that 10 minutes than spending hours on the motorway.

The scary part will be the driving test on Wednesday, haven't taken a driving test in almost 40 years.

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I too had to take the driving test and over here they made meparallelpark, did get picked up speeding

Dan

Wow, they are fairly easy in PoCo as I only have to reverse about 50 yds and in a straight line. They are however serious on school zones and playgrounds.

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Dan - did the test this afternoon. Great examiner, took me on a really basic route without school zones or playgrounds. Only had to back up straight and probably less than 100'.

Now that's over I'm going to have a couple of hopped beverages.
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Wow! It sounds like you folks in the "Great White North" have quite a test they put you through just to pull a camper.

Back in the 80's when they became uniformed down here with the commercial drivers licenses we had to go though a lot of that for driving big trucks. Some of the original "CDL" test I took had to be modified because too many people failed it. I'm surprised they haven't started testing for RV's as well down here....more fees to feed the hungry politicians. We have the best politicians money can buy.
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