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Old 03-07-2015, 11:56 PM   #1
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A friend of mine has a son that sells Dodge trucks and I promised him I'd give them a good look. In considering a larger trailers we're looking at, we decided to start looking at another truck so we're ready.....should the right deal come along.

I looked at the Ram and was wondering if anybody on here has had or heard of any experiences with the new air ride system that Dodge is offering in their 2015 trucks?
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:32 AM   #2
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We are looking for a new one again also. I was wondering about the air ride system also. We were thinking about the mega cab with the AISIN 4.73 tranny, plus much more but was unsure about the air ride. Hope someone has something to offer on this.
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Dave...New truck =new Redwood ??
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Dave...New truck =new Redwood ??
I'm addicted to looking at RV's....just goes to show my age I guess, because when I was younger..........I couldn't keep my eyes off other things

The 5th wheels I've been looking at all have 3 axles and are heavy. I still love my Redwood and I believe they're a great value for the money. I'm keeping it for a while longer but if the right deal came along.....I'd probably go for it. Ginny really needs a permanent desk without giving up kitchen or living space.
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One of the trailers I'm considering weighs 19k from the factory (actual) and my truck is good for 21500 (stock). So I've got 2500lbs to play with if I stick to this particular trailer. I guess I have to lose some weight
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I've heard good things about the newest Rams, but nothing at all about the air ride.


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Old 03-10-2015, 03:30 AM   #7
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I have been a long time RAM guy mainly because of the cumins. They really stepped up to the plate with frame, transmission and front end but I am always leary of an "new' change and I have talked to a lot of dealerships none to me seem to be able to answer detailed questions about the air ride. The videos make it look like a great setup but again I am a wait and see kind of guy. I do wish they would offer a 4500 with a truck box, I like the bigger wheels brakes and everything else

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I have been a long time RAM guy mainly because of the cumins. They really stepped up to the plate with frame, transmission and front end but I am always leary of an "new' change and I have talked to a lot of dealerships none to me seem to be able to answer detailed questions about the air ride. The videos make it look like a great setup but again I am a wait and see kind of guy. I do wish they would offer a 4500 with a truck box, I like the bigger wheels brakes and everything else

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I think I'm going to give this some time to work out too. I'm in no real hurry. I'm interested to see what the 2016's are going to look like. Information should be out in a few months.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:17 AM   #9
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The Ram air ride is not an "air ride" like your Kelderman. It would be comparable to Firestone Ride Rites as it levels the truck when you put a load in it. It doesn't increase payload either.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:56 PM   #10
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4.73 gears , there goes the fuel mileage. What kind of rpm's are you turning at 70 mph?
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