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  1. frodotbaggins88

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Post a build thread man I'm curious about your battery bank. 11kwh is nice. Which fridge did you go with? Your truck looks awesome dude.
  2. frodotbaggins88

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    I'm in St. George area in Utah. Great place for anyone wanting to test out their torsion-free subframe mounting lol.
  3. frodotbaggins88

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Looking really nice man! We're doing the same things at the moment, though you're a bit ahead of me. I just got my whole solar/battery bank/electrical setup purchased. Have about half of it sitting here. When the batteries and panels arrive I'm going to set it up temporarily in the garage on...
  4. frodotbaggins88

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Yeah man your wiring skills and attention to detail are nuts. Looking awesome!
  5. frodotbaggins88

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    Installation with the AEV Highmarks was fairly straightforward and instructions were pretty good. They look great and feel quality. Only real downside is they’re just not that wide, mine cover exactly half of the tire. I’m planning to make a little extender to go out another inch or so, and I...
  6. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Small update on the truck, not much work actually going on at the moment, mostly just a ton of CAD, taking measurements, ironing out final designs for the front suspension components. Did swap out the 22gal OEM midship fuel tank for a 50gal Transerflow tank. This is a steel tank coated with...
  7. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    One of my goals for this build is to fab as many parts as possible in-house so I intended to start with the control arms. However since @Brad_UT already did the leg work calling Core 4x4 and asking for custom control arms, Core ended up putting the arms on their full time menu. The cost for me...
  8. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Haha about half, if that. I'm gonna make about a 1" extender to cover a little more but I'm not too worried about it, they're so wide anything that gets kicked up will probably miss the side of the truck entirely lol.
  9. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Little more progress after buttoning up the fender flares, truck is almost drivable with no lift and haven’t moved the axle forward yet. It only rubs at full lock with some compression but I can maneuver it around the driveway just fine. Ordered some replacement parts for the grille/fascia to...
  10. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Yeah I think the AEVs look fantastic and they feel super nice and sturdy. They don’t cover the whole tire which I’m ok with. I’ll probably make some kydex extenders to bring them out about another inch.
  11. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Started making clearance up front for the 41s. AEV has you do a lot of trimming, gives you a ton of room tho. Cut about a 4” chunk out of the rocker. Relief cuts on the pinch welded seams and flatten those down, makes a lot of room.
  12. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Yeah like Plumbermike said they are the only choice in the market and they do make a pretty solid product, the kit is super beefy and seems well-engineered. I saw someone suggest before that maybe they do it to try to keep the diy’ers from attempting to install it themselves so it’s left...
  13. frodotbaggins88

    Another 2020 Ram 5500 Flatbed Camper Build

    My truck is almost ready for some real world flex testing man, I don't have a forklift so I'm gonna do it the old fashioned way and go hit some rocks. You're welcome to join!
  14. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Finally getting around to mounting tires and buttoning up rear suspension. Like all others have said, instructions for the Kelderman 4-link kit are pretty rough. Be prepared to figure a lot out on your own via trial and error. Some of the instructions aren't only vague they are just entirely...
  15. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Hey nice man, sounds like a good plan. If you’re gonna do any off-highway stuff I’d definitely recommend the super singles. I wouldn’t like to be wheeling in a dually lol. Post up a thread when you start on the build.
  16. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Hey man, appreciate it. I wasn't aware of the injector pump issues, thanks for the heads up. To be honest I know little to nothing about Ram trucks or Cummins engines. Always been a Ford guy but made a last minute decision to try the Ram this time. According to that article it looks like they...
  17. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Thanks for the tips man. See wheels above in thread. 5 wheels and 5 tires :)
  18. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Picked up my tires today, stoked to get these mounted up. MPT 81s. When your tires are bigger than your tow vehicle, had to laugh a bit lol
  19. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Awesome, makes sense. This was exactly what I was gonna do just wasn’t aware of the resistor trick, thanks for the info man. In the past I’ve just made dummy plugs with jumper wires and that was enough but vehicles are getting too complicated now haha
  20. frodotbaggins88

    (Another) 2021 Ram 5500 Build Thread

    Oh nice tip on the resistor. So did you not do the resistor/dummy plug trick? You just wired the fogs to upfitter switch and deal with the codes?
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