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Dodge shortbed too short for fifth wheel
By Denny on
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2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (5.9L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
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Having driven this for 16,000 miles,towing a 15,500# fifth wheel trailer I hate it. 1. Distance from center of rear axle (center of hitch) to back of cab is 5- 6" shorter than a Chevy. The 6'3" bed coupled with the 140" wheel base places the nose of the fiver too close to the cab even with sliding hitch. I have damaged cab. 2. You can't put an exhaust brake on any Dodge AT older than a 2006 without extensive modifications or risk burning up the tranny and losing warranty coverage. Dodge fine print says this truck is only good for 10,000# without an ebrake. 3. Dodge does not come with rear inner fender tubs. You have to buy these at $100/set. 4. Headlights very poor.
Favorite Features
Interior layout and interior storage. Cummins Engine, Dodge toughness and 7year /70,000mi warranty.
Suggested Improvements
Better climate control where you can set a temp and it keeps it there, automatic daytime running lights, factory installed tranny temp gauge, better ventilation (cab gets stuffy), factory installed rear inner fender tubs, and a 6'6" short bed.
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