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Old 12-07-2019, 11:22 PM   #1
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New 2019 RAM 3500 DRW

Well after weighing out at the Rally, the news was the '17 2500 RAM was slightly over weight. Rear axle rating was 6000 lbs. - weighted 6700 lbs. Truck rated at 10,000 was weighted 11,873 lbs. Just glad I only had a '17 305RL.

But it did a great job pulling and stopping. So for piece of mind, bought the new DRW 3500.

I haven't dropped the hitch in yet but would love to get the rear end dropped 3-4". the 2500 had the 5er running up hill.

What type of shop could do this work?

Thoughts on doing this?

I did find Titan has an OEM Replacement fuel tank with 55 gallon capacity.
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:00 AM   #2
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LOL that is why we have a dually also. I took ours to the scales. Was at 11,500 with our F350 SRW without DW, W/D, Aux fuel tank or a backseat of grandkids

Many shops that sell aftermarket truck accessories also install them. Your dealer may also be able to help.
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:13 AM   #3
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You should hook up first then check level.
It expensive but MORryde IS when installed brings everything to level. They raised the rear on our Montana 2” made a huge difference.
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:30 AM   #4
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So the moral of this story is to stay off the scales and save yourself
Thousands of dollars...
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:43 AM   #5
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Well after weighing out at the Rally, the news was the '17 2500 RAM was slightly over weight. Rear axle rating was 6000 lbs. - weighted 6700 lbs. Truck rated at 10,000 was weighted 11,873 lbs. Just glad I only had a '17 305RL.

But it did a great job pulling and stopping. So for piece of mind, bought the new DRW 3500.

I haven't dropped the hitch in yet but would love to get the rear end dropped 3-4". the 2500 had the 5er running up hill.

What type of shop could do this work?

Thoughts on doing this?

I did find Titan has an OEM Replacement fuel tank with 55 gallon capacity.
My 2018 Ram cc longbed dually hauls my 384br perfectly level without modification.
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:49 AM   #6
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Our 2018 Ram 3500 DRW sits perfectly level when our 3121RL is hooked up. I would not make any changes to the truck until you see how it sits stock.
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:57 AM   #7
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My 381TH also sits perfectly level on our stock Long bed Ram 3500 DRW.


I agree with everyone else test the stock configuration before making any mods.


Also curious, why didn't you opt for the factory installed Mopar/Curt hitch? We really like ours and have several friends that went that route on their Rams. Just easier to throw it in with the truck note....
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:02 AM   #8
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We had to get a dually for the same reasons, and with the automatic leveling system our Dodge pulls level every time.
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:04 PM   #9
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We had to get a dually for the same reasons, and with the automatic leveling system our Dodge pulls level every time.
I probably wouldn't have paid extra for the rear air level if I had ordered a truck but the one I bought had it and I love it. It's well worth the money.
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:29 PM   #10
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My 2018 3500 DRW. Sets perfectly level also pulling my 2019 Montana 365 HC.
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Old 12-18-2019, 02:24 PM   #11
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Both the hitch and pin box have adjustment. You should have 6-8" from the bed rails to the bedsides. My 2015 we were 1" low on the back end, when I put IS on, they leveled it out.
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Old 12-18-2019, 02:31 PM   #12
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As you can see in my pic, we are pretty level with the RAM 3500 4x4 dually with auto leveling air bags. I put the B&W Companion hitch at it's lowest point to get the ride to be more level. I had them raise the pin box up one bolt hole to get even more level.
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Old 12-18-2019, 11:47 PM   #13
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Make sure you need to do it first. My F350 dually sits slightly lower than the F250 I had before it.
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:18 AM   #14
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Nice truck.
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Old 12-24-2019, 05:53 PM   #15
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my '17 Ram 2500 B&W Companion Slider from the old truck to save a buck. Will check level before doing mods. Just rode with a friend that bought F350 DRW and 2020 3813MB - it was a nice ride.
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