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    Hope everyone has had a good summer!! Just wanted to post up a pic of my new tow vehicle...traded in the 2003 Yukon XL 2500 for a 2016 Ram 2500 Cummins Outdoorsman.

    Towed the boat last weekend to the lake, towed superbly, but didn't do as well mpg as I had anticipated?! Got the camper all hooked up for a weekend in the mountains, seems to pull without any issue this far (from storage lot to the casa).



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    9/2013-1/30/2016 1996 Chris Craft Concept 18: 5.0FL Volvo Penta SX Outdrive 1.66-SOLD

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    that truck wont even know the boat is behind you

    regarding fuel economy, get a front end alignment..... it helps
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    • #3
      Scott, good advice! I will get it taken care of...are you saying the Rams are known for having alignment issues, or can you see something from the pic that I'm missing?

      Cheers,
      brett



      11/2015-Current 2003 Cobalt 220: 5.7GXi Volvo Penta DP

      9/2013-1/30/2016 1996 Chris Craft Concept 18: 5.0FL Volvo Penta SX Outdrive 1.66-SOLD

      8/2007-9/2012 1982 Baja BR184: 200 Mercury Blackmax
      -SOLD

      "I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bajaunderground View Post
        Scott, good advice! I will get it taken care of...are you saying the Rams are known for having alignment issues, or can you see something from the pic that I'm missing?
        3/4T Ram trucks are known for suspension and alignment issues.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bruceb58 View Post
          3/4T Ram trucks are known for suspension and alignment issues.
          Thanks Bruce!



          11/2015-Current 2003 Cobalt 220: 5.7GXi Volvo Penta DP

          9/2013-1/30/2016 1996 Chris Craft Concept 18: 5.0FL Volvo Penta SX Outdrive 1.66-SOLD

          8/2007-9/2012 1982 Baja BR184: 200 Mercury Blackmax
          -SOLD

          "I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake"

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          • #6
            not only are they known for suspension and alignment issues, the toe in is way to high from the factory to prevent wander. it scrubs tires and it scrubs off about 3 mpg. backing off the toe in will improve fuel economy

            the aftermarket has a really nice steering stabilizer that helps
            1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

            Past Boats
            1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
            2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
            1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

            What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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            • #7
              The Ram pulls just fine...oodles and oodles of power up Highway 24 out of the Springs (starting elevation 6,200' camped at ~10,000')

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              Last edited by bajaunderground; September 18th, 2017, 08:21 PM.



              11/2015-Current 2003 Cobalt 220: 5.7GXi Volvo Penta DP

              9/2013-1/30/2016 1996 Chris Craft Concept 18: 5.0FL Volvo Penta SX Outdrive 1.66-SOLD

              8/2007-9/2012 1982 Baja BR184: 200 Mercury Blackmax
              -SOLD

              "I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake"

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              • #8
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                Nice setup I had a 01 diesel 190 plus thousand on it never had any front end problems with mine. Any how nice setup I really miss that truck.

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