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    Rolling Along
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    Northfield Center, Ohio
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    Lockout Hubs on a 2008 Dodge 3500 Diesel

    I am curious if anyone out there utilizes free wheeling/lockout hubs on their rigs, while towing the fifth wheels. It seems to me that if you were heading down a substantial
    incline, that you could utilize the transfer case, drop it into low range, and control your speed much easier. With the front hubs in free wheel mode, there should not an issue as the axels would not be locked together. Am I missing something, or does this make sense ?

    Gordon Fuchs
    Northfield Center, Ohio

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    Commercial Member huntr70's Avatar
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    From reading the Cummins Forum, the free wheel hub kits are very expensive, and not all are very good.

    It would be nice to have the disconnect though. Even just to free up the front end and gain an mpg or two...
    Steve- Inventory Manager at Tom Schaeffer's RV, Shoemakersville, PA
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    2011 RAM 3500 SRW Outdoorsman Edition 4X4, 6.7 Cummins--TWEAKED!
    2021 Reflection 310RLS

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    Site Team WhittleBurner's Avatar
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    counting the days, outta MI soon
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    Ford has had the lock outs for forever and it is nice having them free spin. A lot less wear on the drive train and better mileage.
    Marcy & Gary
    2014 Grand Design - Reflection 303RLS
    2022 GMC 3500 Denali Duramax Longbed SRW
    2015 GMC Denali 3500 - Retired
    2003 F350 - retired
    We're in trouble now, the dog are bloggin'!

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