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Old 06-24-2015, 02:48 PM   #1
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My new 2015 Ram 3500 Longhorn

Well, I pulled the trigger and bought my dream truck! I found one truck in the country that had everything I wanted, so I bought it over the phone. That's the good news. The bad news is that the dealership was in Davenport, IA and I live in Fort Worth, TX. Hello, DFW airport. I flew into Quad Cities International Airport on Sunday afternoon and my salesman picked me up. Dustin was the perfect host and took me to my hotel, as Kimberly Car City is closed on Sundays. He returned Monday morning to take me to the dealership. They cleaned up the truck, and after completing all the necessary paperwork, I was out of there and headed to Texas. That big truck was a little intimidating for the first hour or two as I got used to it's size and width across the back. I passed more than one semi holding my breath that I was over to the left far enough. By the time I arrived home on Tuesday, it felt more normal, but it's still a BFT. I've attached some pictures, and I hope they size out alright. Thanks to the many members of this forum who gave me lots of advice about Ram trucks. I've learned a lot from reading the many exploits and opinions of y'all, and I appreciate it.
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:31 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Truck looks great and road trips are fun! Enjoy....
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Nice! If this is your first CTD, you're going to love it! if it isn't, then you already know...
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:46 PM   #4
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Nice! If this is your first CTD, you're going to love it! if it isn't, then you already know...
This is my first truck EVER, so it's all new to me, but this thing will haul when asked to. I am amazed at the acceleration of this beast. My trip home was 942 miles, and I averaged 17.4 mpg overall. I found out really quick though, that if I want to go 75 mph, I'll pay for that in the tank. I was at 14.8 mpg at 75, but when I kept it between 60 and 65, the mileage was much better. I know when I start towing a 5th wheel trailer, 60 and 65 will be the speeds I'll be staying at, all be it not getting 17 mpg while doing that.
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It takes quite sometime to get a diesel engine broken in. And it takes quite sometime to wear on out--like a lifetime.

Your fuel mileage will improve over time.
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Congratulations! You're going to love it! What are the specifics of your powertrain?

Oh, and keep it out of the lightning. It is no fun having all the computers replaced. Thank goodness for the warranty.


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Ram Longhorn, eh? Funny name.
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NICE!

You started out right.
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[QUOTE=JBurg;2618835]Congratulations! You're going to love it! What are the specifics of your powertrain?

It's got the 6.7 Cummins TD with the 6 speed Aisin transmission and 4.10 rear end gears. Finding trucks with 4.10's was the most limiting factor in my search. There were trucks all over the country, including here in Fort Worth, that had everything I wanted except those gears. Most are 3.42's, with a few 3.73's thrown in.
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:50 AM   #10
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Nice truck! I have the 2014 Longhorn. No regrets. 4.10 is the way to go. Out here in the west with the steep grades it pulls amazingly. Between the 4.10 up hills and the exhaust brake / trailer-haul mode down hills it handles beautifully with a load
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Nice pickup. You got the right one.
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It is hard to believe they (Ram, Ford, Chevy) make trucks this nice. I helped a friend drive his late model Ram 3500 CTD 525 miles one way to pick up a 40' horse trailer with 12' short wall living quarters. No fatigue, comfortable seats, great truck for long trips.

It will tow great and you will pass all SRW trucks towing trailers.
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