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Old 04-24-2015, 09:16 PM   #15
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I have resolved the issue. I upgraded to a Ram 2500, Local dealership had a 2103 with 6300 miles (yes, 6300) on the odometer for 27,900. I was able to trade in my 2013 1500 with an increase in monthly payments of 13 dollars. Now I've got plenty of room to play with regarding my weight limits. Thanx for all the advise.
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Nice move. You'll love the fact that you can haul what you want and the truck will feel in charge.
Happy Camping.
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:20 PM   #17
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Nice move. You'll love the fact that you can haul what you want and the truck will feel in charge.
Happy Camping.
X2. you probably would have spent more than 3 years payment increase on tires for the 1500, and still not been happy with the handling.
On the flip side, and this might not be the case, just the stuff that runs around in the back of my head( It's a dark and stormy place).
Any bets that the 2500's owner traded in on a 3500 dually, because his DW found a 5er, with a floor plan, that she just had to have.
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Well, it was actually a buy back. The original owner repeatedly complained of an "exhaust noise", after several attempts at fixing the problem, Chrysler bought the truck back. I was nervous about buying it but looked at all the paperwork, the guy said his exhaust had a "squeak". I couldn't believe Chrysler would buy it back for that, but, records show they actually put in a new exhaust to no avail. Anyway, there's no noise that I have noticed and I am thrilled at buying a 2500 at such a good price.
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WOW, like you say, can't believe Chrysler would buy back a vehicle for a squeak.
In 34 years at a Chrysler shop, I can only remember 3 vehicles going that route. In order for it to happen the Dealer Service area Rep. would have to agree with the customer that there was a problem, even after all attempts at repair.
Well if your happy then get out there and enjoy your new ride.
Diesel or gas ?
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Nice move. You'll love the fact that you can haul what you want and the truck will feel in charge.
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X3!
Best thing you could have done. I found my '12 2500 Diesel very lightly used with 25k miles for about half of msrp. Still under warranty and all.
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WOW, like you say, can't believe Chrysler would buy back a vehicle for a squeak.
In 34 years at a Chrysler shop, I can only remember 3 vehicles going that route. In order for it to happen the Dealer Service area Rep. would have to agree with the customer that there was a problem, even after all attempts at repair.
Well if your happy then get out there and enjoy your new ride.
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I know, Skip. The selling dealer is one I've dealt with for over 20 years, they showed me the paperwork, signed by the Dealer Service Rep and, I guess, the former owner. The only complaint he listed was an "exhaust noise", it shows where Chrysler replaced two modules and installed a new exhaust in an attempt to satisfy the guy. She's running strong and no noise, I don't think I bought a lemon. I did get a 7/70K warranty with the purchase, just in case.
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Update: Towed the camper on several trips, one was four hours one way to Key West with the truck, just turned over 10k and no problems
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Excellent
Good to hear positive results.
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From the weights given, your hitch weight seems too light. Assuming your loaded trailer is 7500# and your hitch weight should be a minimum of 15% of gross weight, then your hitch weight should be 1125#. You state your hitch weight is probably about 1000# loaded.
I would definitely check the hitch weight!
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