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Old 07-30-2019, 09:31 AM   #1
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F250 - Ram 2500 or Chevy 2500 HD ?

What is you guys' opinion on pulling a 10-13K lb 5er , I am using the Ram now and it's performed really well thus far but will be looking for another pretty soon , Just wondering what everyone's opinion is , thanks
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What is you guys' opinion on pulling a 10-13K lb 5er , I am using the Ram now and it's performed really well thus far but will be looking for another pretty soon , Just wondering what everyone's opinion is , thanks
Your question should be F-350, or 3500HD or 3500.

Start there.
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:07 AM   #3
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Start there.
In my experience these always end here:
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:48 AM   #4
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Your question should be F-350, or 3500HD or 3500.

Start there.
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Next 5er will likely bigger and heavier so get the TV to carry it
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I currently have a 2018 Silverado 3500 with the Duramax. I stayed away from Ram due to the number of complaints I saw about quirky electrical problems. Everyone loved the Ram power train though. IMO, Ford has the best camera system. I compared the seats in the Big 3 at the Chicago Auto Show. The seats in the Chevy were by far the most comfortable.
What donít I like about the Chevy? The frame is dipped in a rust prevention coating that easily rubs off on you while working on the truck. Ram and Ford both ecoat their frames. In addition, there are no ventilation controls in the back seat, so if you have passengers in back, the blower fan must be turned up. These issues are relatively minor though. Itís a great truck.
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:22 PM   #6
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Drive all 3 and buy the one the boss or whoever is going to be in the right seat likes.
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:24 PM   #7
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The brand is completely a personal choice. Any of those 3 in the 1 Ton range will do the job well. Put together your must haves, do your homework and go to the dealership armed with information to make the best deal possible. If you donít have a preference, test drive all 3 in a trim level you are interested in and let the ride and the numbers be your guide.
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:01 PM   #8
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Agree with other comments, when you switch, switch to a 3500. I had a 2500 Ram, no issues at all, loved the Cummins for pulling. Have a Chevy 3500 DRW now, ride is better than Ram, Duramax gets the job done (but it ain't no Cummins), and the Allison Tranny is tested and bulletproof. I wouldn't have a Ford, so I can't help you there.
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Have the 2018 Duramax 3500 SRW also. Quiet and very powerful. I pull an Arctic Fox 5th wheel , and my RZR and 4 wheeler behind it. Tons of power. I'm surprised someone posted (but it ain't no Cummins). The L5P and Allison is a great combination. 22 gpm highway and 12 towing. I live in Utah and we have mountains not hills. Buy what you like. I can't tell the ride difference between my 3500, and my brothers 2500. Drive them all. Dave-R
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What is you guys' opinion on pulling a 10-13K lb 5er , I am using the Ram now and it's performed really well thus far but will be looking for another pretty soon , Just wondering what everyone's opinion is , thanks

I'm a Ford guy. F350 dually, King Ranch. I'm not a fanboy though. Take each for a ride and pick the one you like the best. They will all do what you need. Just step up to the Class 3 trucks. A dually sure would look nice with that 5er...
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I have a 2018 Chevy DRW and the truck has performed flawless in it's first year with 10k mostly hauling a 16k loaded fifth wheel. The mileage is still improving, usually get 12mpg pulling and 22mpg empty. I did get 14.2mpg on flat ground in NE on one 350 mile day hauling the camper. Personally, I like the sun roof with the sliding rear window, lots of air flow without the road noise.
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Ram 2500 gasser with the new 8spd tranny. Easily within all weights and capabilities and will pull it with ease.

And before the "just get a 350/3500" crowd chimes in, the Ram 2500 has coil rear springs which ride MUCH better when empty than the leafs on any of the 350/3500 trucks.
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In my experience these always end here:
Dodge has the most towing power (in a dually). That's the vehicle I am getting when I buy my 5th wheel. I want to overkill it on the towing power so that I will never have any worries that the dually wouldn't tow if I put such and such weight into it.

I had been checking a LOT of reviews for towing and it seems most have ranked Dodge the top. Chevy was 2 mostly and ford 3.
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I would wait and take a serious look at the new GM 3500s, they are going to top all the previous towing numbers.

https://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/si...o-3500hd/2020/


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