Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt... The 6.4 you have may win off the line in a 1/4 mile drag race, but if you think the 429 lb ft of torque is going to “eat a Cummins (with 900 ft lbs) for lunch” in any other real word situation, you are SERIOUSLY delusional!We own a 2016 Ram 3500 CC with the 6.4, Aisin, and 4.44 gears. She’ll eat any Cummins powered rig for lunch.
Thanks for your questions, @kerouac. Truck campers are inherently "tippy" compared to most any other loads. There is a lot of weight high up. How your truck handles the weight will determine how you feel about it. Even with a 3500 chassis, air bags, and Stable Loads, my truck will still rock back and forth on uneven roads, but it is perfectly stable and you get used to it. I drive on plenty of forest tracks with no difficulty at all, but I have not done anything that seemed particularly off camber. There is a lot of weight back there, so just slow down and be aware of what you are doing, whether on the highway or off road.Hello NuclearFreeZone,
Question for you....how do you find off-road driving in your rig? How do you feel on off-camber trails? Does the unit feel "tippy" at all? Do you ever have any center of gravity concerns or nervousness? Did you consider a pop up style camper, like a four wheel camper, before going with the Lance? The Lance 650 checks a lot of boxes for us and your thread here only makes it more attractive to us. We do not plan on any "rock crawling" but do want to get off the beaten path. What are your thoughts?
I also put lengths of wood between wheel wells and the camper. One 2x4 and a 1” piece on the other side. I have a Dee Zee rubber bed mat under my camper, and always have done. It really helps minimize movement. The Dee Zee is only 3/8” thick, so it doesn’t compress much if any. I am a “product evaluator” for Torklift, and have their Stableloads and Fastguns on my 3500. I’ve not seen anywhere that says to not use a rubber mat. I use my airbags all the time too, and have set the Stableloads to not quite engage. They are there as a backup in case an airbag lets go, which has happened to me before.I put lengths of 1x4's between the camper and the wheel wells, which take up most of the space and minimize shifting. I have yet to use a rubber mat--I believe TorkLift does not recommend it but I plan to try it out.