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Old 01-27-2014, 03:39 PM   #1
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Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm in the middle of researching my 50th birthday present from my wife. I'm figuring on a 3-4 yr old Keystone Passport TT around 7000 GVWR to start with, and a 2014 Ram 2500 crew-cab 4x4 with a 6.2 Hemi. I figure the Cummins is more than I need and I've heard everyday driving on the coastal mountains is hard on diesels. Opinions would be appreciated. I'm also planning on a 5th wheel option just in case I go that direction some day.

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Old 01-27-2014, 04:41 PM   #2
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Howdy and welcome! Check out the Travel Trailer and 5th Wheel sections of the forum for lots of good info. Good luck with your search.
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Welcome to the forum...looks like it will be a great birthday....
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:50 AM   #6
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I would recommend you go with a 5th wheel. MUCH more stable on the road and more storage space. JMHO!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:57 AM   #7
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Mountains hard on a Cummins! Pfffft .. that's what they live for and better mpg's then the Hemi. Plus you will be all set when you go to a bigger trailer like we all have lol. Go with the Dodge Cummins and never look back. Good luck.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:33 AM   #8
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Hard on diesels? I would guess then that there are no semis there.

Get a Cummins, you can't have too much truck, but you can have not enough.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:45 AM   #9
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You'll wish you had the Cummins when you start climbing the hills/mountains.

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Good luck with your search. Cummins ISB? Heck get one with an ISX! Hope your wife will love that 50th present.

FREG/P under 45', over 300 hp under 600 lb ft torque.
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