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Old 03-21-2021, 09:31 AM   #141
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Same here in NJ. I got very lucky this summer. I wanted a SRW 1 ton crew. Only found one with a plow on it. Wife would have been less than thrilled. I got a very very very good deal on a 3/4 ton gas. Almost bought it without looking at it. 2019 Ram 2500 with 5k miles on it and I paid just over 40k. Even now that I moved to a 5er I canít upgrade the truck if I wanted to. Unless you pay up for a fully loaded one. The SRW 1 ton is a unicorn. And I donít want white either.
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:45 PM   #142
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I am probably one of the few people on this forum who was actually involved in truck design (Bedford) albeit many years ago. It is now substantially controlled by accountants and the design engineers do what they can within tight fiscal limits.

Disc brakes, for example, were initially fitted because they were cheaper. That they faded less and worked after river crossings was a bonus.

Vehicle (and tyre) design is not like bridge design (where you must have a substantial safety factor). If yours was designed to carry (and stop) 1 tonne, then carry up to that. If you want to carry 1.5 tonne, buy a bigger truck.

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