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Old 12-22-2015, 11:00 AM   #29
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I kinda like BIG hips.

Nice! Love my RAM
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:30 PM   #30
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I would not spend a cent over $20k for a truck to do that little mileage. The depreciation will eat all the camping fun.
A 10k lbs trailer is easy to tow with any of the old trucks available in great shape.
A 250k miles Diesel truck today is worth much more then a 50k miles gas truck
So why not buy a truck that will be equipped to tow more and last forever.

My 10 year old truck cost me $1000 per year on depreciation and is good for me for 10 more years.
In fact It is better today than when I bought it 8 years ago for $20K.
I'm not sure how the details add up. 1) Diesels hold their value, yet at the same time 2) you purchased a two year old diesel for just $20k in 2007? Somebody had to take a huge hit in depreciation, probably around 50% in just 2 years on your '05 truck. And for the diesel truck lasting forever, everything that wraps around that motor is no different than what covers a gasser of the same brand.
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:32 PM   #31
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I'm not sure how the details add up. 1) Diesels hold their value, yet at the same time 2) you purchased a two year old diesel for just $20k in 2007? Somebody had to take a huge hit in depreciation, probably around 50% in just 2 years on your '05 truck. And for the diesel truck lasting forever, everything that wraps around that motor is no different than what covers a gasser of the same brand.
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:19 AM   #32
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Yes I was one of the first to determine that Ford was using the wrong coolant and 6.0l and they were great buys at the time.
My neighbor paid the same for his 2000 and was offered the same amount last summer that he paid 8 years ago.
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:38 AM   #33
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I kinda like BIG hips.

Put a hauler bed on it and I would like it. Will never own another with a box bed.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:19 AM   #34
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Put a hauler bed on it and I would like it.
Hauler beds are available from several outfits. My favorite is Western Hauler in Fort Worth, TX. Here's the link:
Western Hauler - "The True Choice of Champions"

Here's a Western Hauler on a Ram:


Another good source is Herrin Hauler:
Herrin Truck Beds - RV Truck Beds - Western Truck Beds - Hauler-Beds - Flatbeds - Welding Beds - Oilfield Beds & Towing Beds
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With the use and tools I put in my bed I have no use for anything different. To me hauler bed has no practical use for a heavy truck. Its like having a car instead of an SUV. I will never have an other car again without added space behind the rear seat.
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Felt same way until I got one. I can actually see to back up. I can put more on the bed. No problem with side clearance. Side boxes keeps it neat.
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I just did the "What Do I Need For A Tow Vehicle?" A couple of months ago.

After much studying, reviews, opinions here and other places and weekend test drives of the "Big 3", I elected to go with the Ram and Cummins. The Cummins engine being the #1 reason.
Other reasons, highest tow rating, highest payload rating, Fit and Finish was much nicer, Cummins exhaust brake I found superior to the Ford F350. And the finale', the F350 wouldn't fit in my garage as it was longer than the Ram buy 3".
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My daily driver.... To each his own... Its 3 months old now, and when we get over the sticker shock, we'll sell the class A and buy a TT or 5th to better suit our needs/wants... You only live once, I still work 60 hrs a week... I wanted a nice truck, and I got it,,,, Everybody has to make their own choice.... Gas for some,,, 1/2 ton for some,,, dually's,, etc...
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I just did the "What Do I Need For A Tow Vehicle?" A couple of months ago.

After much studying, reviews, opinions here and other places and weekend test drives of the "Big 3", I elected to go with the Ram and Cummins. The Cummins engine being the #1 reason.
Other reasons, highest tow rating, highest payload rating, Fit and Finish was much nicer, Cummins exhaust brake I found superior to the Ford F350. And the finale', the F350 wouldn't fit in my garage as it was longer than the Ram buy 3".
Nice truck !!! I looked at Dodges,,, being a forever Mopar guy,,, just liked this one better...
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Two small points for you to consider. I have a 2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Mega Cab 4x4 6.4 Hemi 4.10 gears and some other goodies. I understand you have another daily driver and the TV wouldn't be used too much but I also have a daily driver truck and jump at the chance to drive my Mega Cab any time I can because it is so damn nice.

Here is my point. I ordered the truck new last spring. It was out the door for $49,800. I went with Ram for two reasons. The Mega Cab. Will probably never own another truck with out it. The other reason is I bought the Max Care warranty. This is the life time warranty. Very hard to beat and is not avail on the diesel Rams. Really, IMO, this is sort of hard to beat considering you don't seem to be towing much compared to others here. Others are telling you to get a diesel that will meet your price point but if you look closely, these are typically lower end, nearly striped down interiors. Not much better inside than a farm truck, so to speak. I, for one, when going on vacation, would prefer to ride with more creature comforts and a nice interior. Just makes the time away from work more enjoyable.
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My new Ram 3500 mc,4x4 Drw is night and day a better hauler. One trip in high winds will convince you. The truck is well planted. I loved my 14 ctd 2500, cc,sb, but it was overload even with air bags. The bags leveled it out, but it also transfered more weight forward, and the front suspension would sometimes take a beating, even over expansion breaks on the highway. I now drive down the road wit no worries. The Drw is made to haul, and to do it well. You can try and convince yourself the srw will work, but the Drw is way better. You'll never convince me otjerwise. I did just have a valve body replaced in my Aisin transmission at 31,000 miles :-(
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I spent 12 years driving I80 across Wyoming from SLC to Cheyenne. One way everyweek, 440 miles of the same thing over and over. So, I started playing a game. I noticed alot of rv haulers towing new rvs to dealers. About 80% of these pro haulers used Dodge 1 ton dually 2 wheel drive 4door longbed, with black steel wheels. Few used any 4wd. The other 20% was split about evenly between Ford and Chev, but again, most were 2wd dually. Dang few 4dr shortbed 4wd mom trucks.
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