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Old 04-20-2015, 07:49 PM   #85
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Those tests are all bias, you can find one depicting any of them winner. They never use comparable trucks, although they don't make one exactly the same if you look at the specs of the tested most times they aren't even close.

Glenn west is right, they are all pretty close now and any will do the job. Fords just last longer, especially in working environments cause that's what they are designed to do. Just look around, you'll see tons more old Fords on the roads still working.
?????????? Gm only got the Duramax in the early 2000. Ford and Dodge had their diesels decades earlier. Their is all three with 1 million miles trucks and still running. Early Dodge bodies not that great though.
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?????????? Gm only got the Duramax in the early 2000. Ford and Dodge had their diesels decades earlier. Their is all three with 1 million miles trucks and still running. Early Dodge bodies not that great though.
Yes you see all three, just more Ford I'm saying, and yea the early dodges look pretty rough, depends on how well the owner cared for them, garages make a huge difference, Chevy doors have a tendency not to close and they start drooping with age, especially if you drive them on gravel with washboards, only takes 5 years or so then.

I get mad at my Chevy owning friends when they ride in my Ford cause they always slam the doors hard out of habit, don't need too with a Ford, they are silky smooth even 40 years later! I never get their door closed all the way on the first try, haha
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Had an 2005 GMC dually. Traded it in 2014. It was in good shape with 250kish miles. Doors closed good.
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Had an 2005 GMC dually. Traded it in 2014. It was in good shape with 250kish miles. Doors closed good.
Did your divers side running light work? Lol! I kid, I kid.

Ever drive on washboard gravel roads? I live in a rural area, that's what kills them. They last much longer if you stay on the highway. It's a common issue I'm sure you've seen if you frequent any Chevy forums.

The 80s, 90s and early 2000s model years were pretty bad for it, maybe they changed to a better design finally. There was a body style change around there somewhere I think.
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I don't think you need air bags having a 3500 and a 32 rv.
My Dodge pulls and runs like a dream.
To me bags would be a over kill.
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I don't think you need air bags having a 3500 and a 32 rv.
My Dodge pulls and runs like a dream.
To me bags would be a over kill.
Depends on the camper. Our 32' DRV had a pin of 4800#
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Depends on the camper. Our 32' DRV had a pin of 4800#
Yikes, my 30 is only 1400, what do they put in those extra two feet? lol
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Yikes, my 30 is only 1400, what do they put in those extra two feet? lol
DRV's are heavy. They are very well made
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My truck is a 2009 Ram 3500 Quad Cab 4x4

I have owner 2 very heavy 5th wheels I have towed with the truck...The 1st one was a 35' Excel and now a 38' Mobil Suite...The truck set level with either one hitched to it, springs never came close to bottoming out...The Mobil Suite I now own has well over 4000 lbs. pit weight...Here is a two photo of the truck and 5ers...
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Yes and its a dually also. Op's is a srw. That's the issue.
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This is my '08 (on left) before I traded fiver in. She squatted some,but that just made her ride smoother!!!
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Oh and as a side note....in the photo above that was taken 3 years ago..the truck on the right had as I recall close to 400k on her. It was an older man and his wife who hauled these units from Indiana to the various dealers around the country. His was an '08 as well.
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