- Apr 20, 2018
- Reaction score
- Central NY
- Ram Year
- 2018, 2019
- 5.7 Hemi Big Horn, 6.4L Hemi 3500 Longhorn Mega cab
I did not use any screws to secure them to the surface. They are flexible silicon type of strip, not rigid.Given how some people drive around trailers, it probably isn't a bad idea - for whatever reason people don't seem to see the tail lights on them very well.
Are those stick-on, or screw-on? If they're screw-on I hope you used some silicone on the screws - I'd hate to see you develop a water leak in the corners.
I used alcohol to clean and prep the surface and then used 3M adhesion promoter before using the 3M tape already attached to the back of the LED strips. They're not going anywhere. I wired the them up to a 4 pin trailer plug and plugged them in.
Yeah, there's plenty of bed rail clearance and it doesn't appear to be nose high to me the way it is setup.Nice setup! Towing a 5ver vs a TT is a night and day difference. It was always a pleasure to pull a 5ver, especially when you have enough truck to do it!
For bed rail clearance, try to stay as close to 6" as you can. Some campground pads are off kilter and anything less than 5" would be hair raising. I've almost kissed my bed rails with the 6" clearance in a couple of places. But... make sure at whatever height you're at for bed rail clearance that the rig stays level. You don't want to have it nose high or low.
I will say this, I was a little bit annoyed with the dealer. Not only having delays with everything getting setup and going through the walk through and the like, I didn't find out until we took a shake down camping excursion this weekend (we're back now), that they apparently filled all of the tanks except for the fresh water tank.
We setup and discovered a wonderful odor from the bathroom when we went to use it....I pulled the dump levers one at a time, and it just flowed out, they were all full. So probably an 900-1000lbs of extra weight not needed. That and running the risk of damaging the tank mounts bouncing around while full in transit...
Anyway, it seemed that it towed a little better without all that waste and water in it....
If I wasn't on any hills, I was mainly in 7th gear while cruising.