New 1500 - First Impressions and Air Suspension Question

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I had ordered a ‘22 1500 back in November and it just came in. It is a Long Horn with off road package and air suspension, eTorque and 33 gallon tank.
I’m coming off of a ‘19 Big Horn without the above.
I’ve only driven it about 30 miles, but I think there is something to this eTorque and air suspension. Engine just seems smoother and more powerful/torquey? Maybe it’s just because it’s new, but I’m liking it.
Ride seems to be even better as well because of air suspension. I was expecting a little stiffer because of the stiffer shocks from ORP, but it rides great.
I do a lot of towing- appr 8k boat, motors, trailer. Mostly short distances and no hilly/rough terrain- just 15 miles to boat launch 4 times a week during season. My last Ram handled boat fine. I was tempted to go with a 2500, but since daily driver, think I’m fine with 1500.
My question is do I have to adjust air bags when trailer hooked up? Do i just keep in “normal” setting and the bags will adjust in rear to prevent squat?
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I had ordered a ‘22 1500 back in November and it just came in. It is a Long Horn with off road package and air suspension, eTorque and 33 gallon tank.
I’m coming off of a ‘19 Big Horn without the above.
I’ve only driven it about 30 miles, but I think there is something to this eTorque and air suspension. Engine just seems smoother and more powerful/torquey? Maybe it’s just because it’s new, but I’m liking it.
Ride seems to be even better as well because of air suspension. I was expecting a little stiffer because of the stiffer shocks from ORP, but it rides great.
I do a lot of towing- appr 8k boat, motors, trailer. Mostly short distances and no hilly/rough terrain- just 15 miles to boat launch 4 times a week during season. My last Ram handled boat fine. I was tempted to go with a 2500, but since daily driver, think I’m fine with 1500.
My question is do I have to adjust air bags when trailer hooked up? Do i just keep in “normal” setting and the bags will adjust in rear to prevent squat?
Love the truck! View attachment 486178

Nice looking truck, although that appears to be a bighorn or lonestar as oppose to the longhorn as the longhorn would have different headlights/tail lights/wheels as well as a few other exterior differences (and many interior).

Congratulations again, it's a great color too!
 

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Air suspension is self leveling. I pull a tractor and dump trailer many time a year and the combo is over 10K and it handles it fine. Be aware that with the off road package you already have a 1 inch lift over other stock trucks and so you only get 4 air suspension setting.
Off Road will have all 4 lights on and will adjust if you get above 25 MPH, 3 lights means normal or the best ride. 2 is arrow mode that the truck will go into at hiway speeds on its own. You can also set your default to the arrow setting for driving all around. 1 light is for entry and exit and will automatically take itself up above 5 mph if I recall correctly.
 

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Nice looking truck, although that appears to be a bighorn or lonestar as oppose to the longhorn as the longhorn would have different headlights/tail lights/wheels as well as a few other exterior differences (and many interior).

Congratulations again, it's a great color too!
DITTO ^^^ Lonestar/Bighorn not LongHorn, but great looking ride. Enjoy your truck and drive it.
 
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DITTO ^^^ Lonestar/Bighorn not LongHorn, but great looking ride. Enjoy your truck and drive it.
Def Big Horn- same as my last 3. Not sure how Longhorn came out- out of my price range!
 
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