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Old 11-09-2015, 05:46 PM   #99
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Tires are not too bad and they wear like iron in RV service ($400 apiece)
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:39 PM   #100
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I'll never wear out the tires I just put on the Volvo. I'll change them in 6 years based on age, and sell them for the cores for $100 each.
Steers were $385 each, Drives were $330... which for a single rear axle truck is just about the same as any other dually. The last set of Michelins I put on the Dodge Dually where $360 each.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:32 PM   #101
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I love it when people put words in my mouth! All I said was "Government agencies have gotten so tired of the Blue Oval along with towing companies that these trucks are popping up all over the place" Ambulances and Tow Trucks are changing to RAM in a lot of places. NEVER used to see a RAM in either application.

They are replacing the Fords with the Medium Duty Internationals also.

In the equipment rental business (I'm a sales rep) our road service tech all used to drive F450 for their service trucks. Outfitted with welders, compressor, crane, oil and lube system and full mechanics tools in a service bed/box. The last couple years the company has gone to all Ram 5500. That is about 1400 Ram 5500 in th fleet not to mention all the 12' and 16' stake bed rental trucks are now the 5500s.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:15 AM   #102
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I see a lot of suggestions and many of them are good but if you want to not have to ask the salesman to lie to you by asking "Will My Truck Tow This?" (Of course it can, No problem, We have a special hitch that lets a Chevy Luv Tow 40,000 pounds) (Yes I am exaggerating) you go to the URL I'll provide and ask about the Trail-Hauler truck bodies.. I no longer see them on the web page but I'd bet they have not tossed the blue prints.

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Those trucks can indeed tow 40,000 pounds. NO PROBLEM as the salesman says.. In fact they can tow nearly twice that if properly licensed and optioned.
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:10 PM   #103
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In the equipment rental business (I'm a sales rep) our road service tech all used to drive F450 for their service trucks. Outfitted with welders, compressor, crane, oil and lube system and full mechanics tools in a service bed/box. The last couple years the company has gone to all Ram 5500. That is about 1400 Ram 5500 in th fleet not to mention all the 12' and 16' stake bed rental trucks are now the 5500s.
I don't disagree at all. When the F450/F550 SD arrived on scene back in the early 2000s they were really the only choice you had. Now That Ram and GM have stepped up their game and offer trucks with similar capabilities, it makes shopping that much hard when deciding. That's good for the customer.

Regardless of what brand you like, I think we can all get behind the EarthRoamer as being one bad ass truck.
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