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Chiefcpo 07-21-2019 02:23 PM

Red will make the Monty turn green. [With envy]. We have the 17 ram sew. Our Big Sky turned into a Redwood, be careful. The red Ram looks great.

Sparatacus 07-21-2019 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Chiefcpo (Post 1152131)
Red will make the Monty turn green. [With envy]. We have the 17 ram sew. Our Big Sky turned into a Redwood, be careful. The red Ram looks great.


Lol, thank you Chiefcpo.

Otto02 07-21-2019 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Sparatacus (Post 1151366)
Thank you guys I am very excited to pick her up this week. I have a question the truck that I will be picking up this week have the gooseneck prep in it and the one that I have now is the B&W slider and I can't transfer it to my new truck. So I'm looking for the base only, but here the question, can I get away with the base non-slider and not get the slider? The non-slider in cheaper of course but I was wondering before I order can I get away with the non-slider, thanks guys for your help.

I have a 2015 Ram 3500. Ram, like I believe other makers uses a proprietary puck system. I ended up buying the Ram specific frame and was able to use my Curt hitch. Since yours is a short bed I think most Montana's have the angled nose cap which may allow you to get away without a sliding hitch. The only issue I have had with my truck was when Uconnect sent a faulty software upgrade that prevents the bumper back up camera from showing images in the main dash screen- they appear in my rear view mirror. Otherwise I think they are great trucks. You will enjoy the exhaust brake and built in brake controller. Best of luck. Steve

Windjammer56 07-21-2019 05:16 PM

You will want a slider for your new truck. With the short bed you will find the back window of the truck. Truck windows are 800-1000 dollars b&w slider base is about 900.
Letís just say I speak from experience.

CaptnJohn 07-21-2019 07:29 PM

My neighbor finally bought a slider for his Ford. A B&W Patriot like I have. It was $839 from eTrailer. Told him to figure $1300 for truck repair and not sure how much to fix the nose of his 2018 Montana. He always said it would never hit and it didnít until it did.

scattershot 07-21-2019 07:38 PM

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Not offering advice one way or the other, but I have towed 5th wheels for almost 20 years with the same short bed Ford. It has a slider hitch, but Iíve never used the slider. We just bought a 2019 Ford F350 Super Duty short bed, and had a B&W Companion non slider installed.

Good luck with your new truck. Itís a beauty.

skyhawkxops 07-21-2019 08:48 PM

1987 gmc Seria camper speical
 
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My truck is old but has the 454 big boy and it pulls like a 🐻 bear!!! And only cost 1800$ new it was 1500k back in the day! No payments and itís a classic🤠 no payments itís a party every day!!! All metal no plastic to break down!!! Hawk gmc rocks!!!

Larry L 07-21-2019 09:07 PM

No problem
 
Congrats on the new ride. Mine is a 2015 2500. It came with the bumper and cargo cameras. Love them. Mine had a 5 puck system from the factory. I had everything but the rails so I bought Reese adapter that sets in the 4 corners and cam locks in place. The center puck can be used with a mopar drop in ball if so desired.I occasionally pull units for a dealer and haven't had any need for a slider. Older units were more of a square front and if you were to pull one like that it would be useful . mine has factory air ride on the drive axle that can be adjusted up or down . you might check to see if yours is equipped with one also as not a lot of folks I know weren't aware of that item. I pull a 305 rl and an enclosed atv trailer with my side x side and it pulls all of it with no problem. You will be happy ,no doubt. Happy rving

LesAnn 07-21-2019 09:17 PM

Will be a nice ride! Check to see if equipped with engine brake, you will never regret it. Mine is Ď12 with long box, on my second set of Firestone tires. First set made 65K miles. Enjoy!

jking 07-21-2019 09:17 PM

Congrats on the new ride. I have a 2017, but I always go the long bed for smoother ride and no rear window issues. I also added the firestone 5000 airbags and it is plenty! This rig pulls the Monty like a scalded cat with turpentine on its butt! And not one bit of porpoising either! Enjoy the ride

Sparatacus 07-21-2019 11:09 PM

Thank you guys for your comments and congrats, well my base B&W hitch will be here on Wednesday so it's a done deal. I have a B&W slider now but not the puck kind and I can say that I have never need it but although I did use it two times but I was just trying it out.

Sparatacus 07-21-2019 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by scattershot (Post 1152181)
Not offering advice one way or the other, but I have towed 5th wheels for almost 20 years with the same short bed Ford. It has a slider hitch, but Iíve never used the slider. We just bought a 2019 Ford F350 Super Duty short bed, and had a B&W Companion non slider installed.

Good luck with your new truck. Itís a beauty.

Congrats! That is one sweet rig I wouldn't mine getting a Ford but one thing for sure they don't give them away.

I had a lot of stuff from my 2017 2500 ram so I was able to transfer them all over to my new 2018 3500 ram, I can't wait I will be picking it up Tuesday morning sometime.

Sparatacus 07-21-2019 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by skyhawkxops (Post 1152200)
My truck is old but has the 454 big boy and it pulls like a �� bear!!! And only cost 1800$ new it was 1500k back in the day! No payments and it’s a classic�� no payments it’s a party every day!!! All metal no plastic to break down!!! Hawk gmc rocks!!!


Oh my neck is hurting upside down. :D

DebNJim B 07-22-2019 10:10 AM

Sparatacus,
That is one sweet ride. Although I have a Ford, I respect the taste of all the Dodge and GM owners as I have been there in the past. You will appreciate the high backup cam when hitching the 5er up and all the electronic bells and whistles in these trucks are amazing. You made a great score finding the body style you wanted. Wishing you many happy miles.

Jim

Sparatacus 07-22-2019 12:02 PM

Thank you brother Jim.

Bad Moon 07-22-2019 06:43 PM

Before you take delivery, open up the hood and take a GOOD long look. When we bought our Town and Country Van a few years ago, it had been in the back lot for over a year, and packrats had made a small mess, chewed some insulation. Check all wires and hoses, and if you find any evidence of critter activity, have the dealer do a thorough inspection.

Sparatacus 07-22-2019 06:52 PM

Oh okay that is a good ideal I will ask them that yhsnh you, pick up is tomorrow morning

KJT 07-23-2019 05:40 PM

Ya might wanna consider changing to a goose box ( pin box ) I did and hoping for no problems.

Sparatacus 07-24-2019 12:44 AM

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Thank you guys for all of your comments, well today was pick up and I started putting my stuff that I had in my 2017 2500 into my new 3500, but you know I'm loving it because my payload is 3800 lbs.

Golfmedik 07-24-2019 10:09 AM

Beautiful truck!! With the B&W, you can move it to the rearward position which is about 2" behind center, but since it uses the puck system, it won't matter, but will give you a little more clearance on the back glass. A coworker that works with me just traded his '17 Ram 2500 for a '19 Ram 3500 dually. Ram is making some very nice trucks. Congratulations!


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