Originally Posted by drittal
So then... what years and how where they abused?
Many moons ago...
And they weren't abused to my knowledge...trucks used as wildland firefighting trucks, equipped to laden vehicle weight 1000 pounds under the GVWR. Can't say how both were driven other than the way I drove mine...and it was not ridden hard and put away wet. Chassis failure was on the front end frame rails where suspension attached. Trucks were five or six years old, and only used about 6 months out of the year. The one I was operating failed at about 30-40 mph on pavement, caused a minor loss of control. Other truck of similar vintage pulled from duty, inspected and found to have an imminent failure risk. Both trucks went to a salvage yard shortly thereafter...
Sort of irrelevant to today's trucks, but I still wouldn't own a Dodge, even if they changed the name. lol
PS. NONE of the Chevy/Ford/GMC trucks of similar size/usage/vintage in that fleet had the problems of these Dodge boy trucks. Just sayin'.