My new trailer

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  1. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Medium Load Member

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    Turned out the 2 focus that I thought were hatchbacks were actually sedans + an edge. I had 11 ft left on the trailer and the escape was a little under 15. Didn't fit...
     
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  3. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Road Train Member

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    Dang.. Welp, win some lose some..
    Get em next time! :cool:

    Communication could really use some work in this biz..
    I got to drop some scaffolding at Kingsbay Naval Submarine base in the am, & not a soul can tell me which of the 4gates is the truck one.
    Fun morning awaits!! LoL
     
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    24kHotshot Medium Load Member

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    My favorite loads. $2 a mile single units.

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  5. clausland

    clausland Road Train Member

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    Looks like your new setup is working out well for you. Good to see you're getting to where you want to be...
     
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  6. Lantraxco

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    My guess is that Dodge, GM, et,al, rate their axles somewhat conservatively and partly on braking ability as a solo vehicle. With a good engine brake and the trailer axles doing their part... YMMV.
     
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    24kHotshot Medium Load Member

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    Engine brake on the ram is pretty good. Wood love to find an upgrade to the truck's brakes though.
    Do slotted rotors and big brake pads enhance the braking considerably?
    Does the Ram 5500 stop better than the 3500? Are the brakes any different?
     
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    Lantraxco Bobtail Member

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    I believe the 5500 does have bigger brakes.
     
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    24kHotshot Medium Load Member

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    Was looking at parts to check. Both the 3500 and the 5500 have a 390mm rotor. So i guess same brakes?


    EDIT: Nope i was wrong, 3500 seems to be 360mm
     
  10. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    drilled or slotted rotors aren’t advised on heavier duty vehicles. Fine for motorcycles and sports cars if it’s done right. Pads would be an easy upgrade. The EBC Yellowstuffs always get rave reviews on the Ford forum I read. I have them on the front on mine and it was a noticable improvement over a generic OEM replacement. There are probably caliper upgrade kits for the front as well that bolt onto the 3500 front hubs but then your talking a few bucks.
     
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    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    That’s a nice easy one. Not too heavy and not too cheap.
     
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