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Old 07-08-2020, 08:12 PM   #41
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Yep, I have the Anderson too, Love it!!!
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:12 PM   #42
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Extended Running Boards

Congratulations on your truck, you will absolutely enjoy DRW traveling! As a possible alternative to carrying an step stool, On my Ford, I have Extended running boards that go to front side of back tires and overlap the bed. Ram might have an option or aftermarket version. Iíve also seen some flip down steps as well. These options wouldnít be directly over the wheel so the reach may not be the same as some of the others mentioned but is closer in just forward or rear of the axle. All personal preference, just a few additional options to help you decide for yourself.
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Old 07-09-2020, 04:59 AM   #43
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Greetings again,
Brought home a new dually RAM 3500. I traded in a SRW for a DRW after thinking about stability and payload. Problem though - how do you manage to get over the fender to hook up your rig? Steps don't go that far back and climbing on tire is not as easy as it once was. Anyone have a good fix for this?
Also, since dually is new to me please advise - how in the heck do you put air in the inboard (and outboard) tires? The valve stem looks to be turned inwards towards the frame. Whats that all about?
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they make a step that hangs on wheel or a single plastic step that folds flat about 1 1/2 thick I havbothe
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Old 07-09-2020, 06:07 AM   #44
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Look up tire step on Amazon works great
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Old 07-09-2020, 06:11 AM   #45
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also need valve extenders for rear inside
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Old 07-09-2020, 06:14 AM   #46
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I have sensors on everything including the spares. I donít use extensions, I have stainless steel valve stems on inner tires.
Call me at 574-551-5883 if you need source
for valve stems and Iíll tell you where I get them. If you need a TST tire pressure monitor systems, Iím a dealer and MOC member.
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Old 07-09-2020, 03:01 PM   #47
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I use these to avoid having to spin off valve caps and do not use the extenders.

https://www.amazon.com/Alligator-V2B.../dp/B014VCY3S2

Couple of years and performing well.
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Old 07-11-2020, 10:49 AM   #48
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Get the Heininger Hitchmate from Amazon for 49.99 . This folds out and over your tire and you can easily step up to do whatever you need in your truck bed. This has a 400# capacity and comes with a bag to fold it up in. Works great.
This on sale now at $38.

I use a plastic milk crate and the added bonus is when you take your LP tank to fill it just set it in the milk crate and it is stable in the back of the truck. I have the Ford factory tail gate step that was linked but it does no good hooking up a 5er.

Can't help with air as I have SRW.
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:36 PM   #49
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Iím short too ó 5í7Ē . So far, I just grab the top of the side of the bed, put one foot on the top of the tire, and pull myself up. However, since the top of the tailgate comes up to my chest, I did get one of those tailgate ladders for the back of the truck. But after looking at the posts here, I may get one of those over the wheel steps ó I didnít even know they made such a thing.

As for airing up the tires, I invested in stainless steel dually extended valve stems. The stems and installation was around $275, but itís been worth it. Not an issue checking or filling up tires.

Don't feel bad. I'm 6'2" and I can't get up on the tailgate of one of the new trucks without a ladder myself
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