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02-21-2019 12:39 PM
bamtech1 They are 285/75R16. I think that’s about as big as I want to go, unless I find something taller yet narrow.

I probably won’t lower the rear, seems to work pretty well as is for me.
02-20-2019 04:45 PM
2Nubs And enjoy your vacation!
02-20-2019 04:45 PM
2Nubs What size tires are you running, bamtech? Look like 285's. I'm wanting to take my level kit off as well and use a shorter rear block.
02-20-2019 03:13 PM
bamtech1 Thanks. Drives well so far, apart from some still present steering wander and an axle wrap/hop issue. Fixed the axle issue with a set of ladder bars, and I suspect I’ll need a steering box and maybe column bushings for the steering. It’ll have to wait, we’re leaving for vacation in two days!
02-20-2019 01:09 AM
hwork50 Well done! You did such a great job on building the ultimate Dodge 2500. Let us know how it drives and things you really like about what you have done. I love those AWD civics as I wanted one so bad when I was younger. Looks cool with rack on top and big ole tires.
02-09-2019 09:23 PM
bamtech1 Loaded it all up and went for a test drive up to the lake.
01-21-2019 12:34 PM
bamtech1 Got the front end back down where it belongs, dropped it off to be aligned today. Already drives much better, even with eyeball toe setting
01-03-2019 01:28 PM
2Nubs All the same reasons I am debating currently. I had planned on using a bed camper and pulling quads when the guys wanted to go riding. Took a bad roll a while back and decided to sell my 250R so that's off the list. The other thing was the chance that we buy another boat. Sold mine last year and have been missing it pretty bad. The last thing was price. Nice slide-ins with a shower and pooper seemed to be a good bit higher priced than a much larger bumper pull. So, as I was saying I'm soaking up all the info and opinions that I can before I make any decisions.

Have fun in Tennessee on your anniversary. We went up to Monteagle Mt. last weekend and also thoroughly enjoy Seveirville and Gatlinburg when we get the chance to go.
01-03-2019 01:18 PM
bamtech1 It depends on whether you want to pull another toy/boat etc, and to some extent whether you want to access remote areas.
We also have an old 1975 Trillium camper, an ultralite fiberglass egg that I actually prefer for camping. I picked up the truck camper when my wife demandeda real bed and a heater before agreeing to go gambling in TN in February on our 28th anniversary😳
01-03-2019 11:49 AM
2Nubs Looks pretty nice to me. I'm still feeling my way around to verify if we want a slide-in versus pulling a trailer camper.
01-03-2019 11:47 AM
bamtech1 By the way, the Tennesse Gambler is in Feb, then Alabama in Mar. and Fla in Apr. Getonitdoggoneit.
01-03-2019 11:42 AM
bamtech1 I bought a 2012 Palomino “Real Lite” just before thanksgiving. It’s at the lower end price and quality-wise, but ok for a starter. I want to see if the reduced bulk and better manners and mileage is worth the hassle of the pop-up.
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