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Old 05-12-2019, 08:07 PM   #1
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After a bit over 5 years with my 2014 Ram 2500, I traded it in for a 2019 Ram 2500 Limited 4x4 w/ 6.7L Cummins. Iíve had the new truck for 4 days. Havenít hitched it up yet, but the new truck is .... astonishing! I have the rear air suspension option and am anxious to see how it changes my towing dynamics. The ride of the new truck is much, much better. I hit just over 69,000 miles on my 2014, of which about 95% was trailer towing.

The Limited model is beautifully executed. The interior if full of outstanding design touches, and the 12Ē data screen is gorgeous. The ability to magnify or minimize the nav screen by pinching your fingers (a la an iPad) works very well.

One reason for a trade was Ramís addition of the best of the safety goodies: blind spot assist, collision avoidance, back up -- someoneís coming -- warning, adaptive cruise control, cameras everywhere, trailer TPMS integrated into the truckís TPMS system, front and rear proximity sensors. There are 120V outlets in multiple locations and USB ports galore.

Ordering a new truck is a 12-14 week ordeal, but I used the Ram website search function and found exactly what I wanted 93 miles away. If you want all the bells and whistles, be prepared for an MSRP of $82K.
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After a bit over 5 years with my 2014 Ram 2500, I traded it in for a 2019 Ram 2500 Limited 4x4 w/ 6.7L Cummins. Iíve had the new truck for 4 days. Havenít hitched it up yet, but the new truck is .... astonishing! I have the rear air suspension option and am anxious to see how it changes my towing dynamics. The ride of the new truck is much, much better. I hit just over 69,000 miles on my 2014, of which about 95% was trailer towing.

The Limited model is beautifully executed. The interior if full of outstanding design touches, and the 12Ē data screen is gorgeous. The ability to magnify or minimize the nav screen by pinching your fingers (a la an iPad) works very well.

One reason for a trade was Ramís addition of the best of the safety goodies: blind spot assist, collision avoidance, back up -- someoneís coming -- warning, adaptive cruise control, cameras everywhere, trailer TPMS integrated into the truckís TPMS system, front and rear proximity sensors. There are 120V outlets in multiple locations and USB ports galore.

Ordering a new truck is a 12-14 week ordeal, but I used the Ram website search function and found exactly what I wanted 93 miles away. If you want all the bells and whistles, be prepared for an MSRP of $82K.
Can you order a 2019 2500 with a full size "real" spare tire? My 2016 2500 Laramie came with a steel wheel spare mated to a highway tire.....not safe for towing. I had to buy a "real" full size wheel/tire to carry in the bed for my trip to Alaska. I might not have ordered a RAM if I'd known about the wimpy spare.

BTW...the auto leveling rear/ alternate towing height feature is fantastic. You'll love it.
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Congratulations on the new truck - I am green with envy.
You may want to try some "Rejex" polish on the big screen to help cut down on the fingerprints. This is the same stuff that you can use on the Airstream, truck and truck windshield.
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Congrats on your new truck.

I currently have one on order (couldn't find what I wanted locally) and you are correct in that it is about a 12 week wait. But at least I'm in the que. It was the safety technology that pushed me to get the 2019 2500. I went with the 6.7 diesel.

How does the TPMS system work? I would think you would have to buy additional sending units.

I also ordered the rear air suspension and am anxious to see how it works. Especially with the ProPride hitch. Keep us posted as you use yours.

Enjoy!
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Looks mighty fine. Enjoy

My. 2005 Ram 5.9L has turned over 200K and running great.

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I have a Longhorn Megacab 3500 diesel that should be at the dealer this week. Ordered on March 29th. So pretty quick delivery.

TPMS for the trailer requires sensors. Kit of 4 is part number 68433188AA. Still open questions on the HDRAMS.com forum about the TTPMS setup and what is in the kit. Best price I found was www.wheelerfleet.com. List is $244. Wheeler $146.

There is also a kit for adding a wired camera to the back of the trailer. Can be ordered but not yet released.

I went with the 3500 after driving both the 2500 and 3500 series. I didn't feel much difference in the ride and a fully loaded Limited or Longhorn in the 2500 series was showing actual door payload stickers of about 2000#. So for a few more dollars the 3500 is in the mid to high 3000# range.

Barry pointed out most of the highlights. One low light is that there is only one 12V outlet, top of the front dash with none in the rear seat area. That's the only 'miss' that I can see.

For the screen I ordered a 'glass' screen protector. About $10 on Amazon.

Check out www.hdrams.com forums for lots of information from other folks going with the new heavy duty Rams.
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I went with the 3500 after driving both the 2500 and 3500 series. I didn't feel much difference in the ride and a fully loaded Limited or Longhorn in the 2500 series was showing actual door payload stickers of about 2000#. So for a few more dollars the 3500 is in the mid to high 3000# range.
Payload I've seen for a 2500 with a 6.7 has been close to 1500#.
Several of the 6.4s I was able to find had much higher payloads, closer to 2500#.

Doesn't seem to make much sense having a diesel in the 2500 when you loose so much payload... waiting for my 6.4 2500 Limited to show hopefully this week. I went light on the options so I'm guessing it should be a decent payload.

My build sheet states 'Full Sized Spare'... guess we will see what means when it shows up!

And I was going to post about the https://www.hdrams.com/ but you beat me to it!
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Payload I've seen for a 2500 with a 6.7 has been close to 1500#.
Several of the 6.4s I was able to find had much higher payloads, closer to 2500#.

Doesn't seem to make much sense having a diesel in the 2500 when you loose so much payload... waiting for my 6.4 2500 Limited to show hopefully this week. I went light on the options so I'm guessing it should be a decent payload.

My build sheet states 'Full Sized Spare'... guess we will see what means when it shows up!

And I was going to post about the https://www.hdrams.com/ but you beat me to it!
Payload on the door sticker of my 2016 RAM 2500 4x4 Laramie normal bed with auto rear leveling is 2088. I wonder if 2019 models have added weight.
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My truck has a full size spare as standard equipment (I looked this afternoon). Gary, thanks for the info on the TTPMS senders. I plan on getting this set up next week. Before I get gung ho, Iím going to make sure my dealer knows how to set this up. (I am NOT taking off my 4 wheels and dragging them in until I am certain they can do this.) Itís kind of a hassle, remove wheels/tires, haul to RAM dealer, demount tires, replace TPMS senders, remount wheels, balance, and then the voodoo to assign each sensor to the appropriate wheel: LF, LR, RF, RR. BUT once this is done, itíll be great to have an integrated T and TTPMS in one place.

Today, I mounted the Voyager system in the new RAM. It fits perfectly in the center space of the instrument panel, and they have a 12V outlet right there for you. Awesome easy setup.

For some odd reason, the dealer had 79 PSI in the tires. Iíve dropped that to 68 which is my preference. They put N2 in the tires.

Iíve also completed adding my 32 gal aux diesel tank in the bed. Since I had the Aux Switch option, I wired the solenoid via a relay like I did the old truck. They had included all the necessary wiring for the Aux Switches....which I had to order for the í12.

Weíll be doing an Airstream trip to Minnesota in the next week or so. Thatíll be the real test....but I am majorly pleased with the quality of the assembly. Fit and finish are just outstanding. I canít get over the electronics. Not buggy at all. Everything works perfectly, including the Qi charge pad for my iPhone.

The í19 is much, much quieter than my í14. I wish I could have put my Michelinís on this truck and traded in the Firestoneís. Thatíll happen sooner than later.

All of you guys who are waiting for delivery, trust me....it IS worth the wait!
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Can the new Ram trucks run OK on 20% Biodiesel?

Minnesota requires 20% in #2 diesel in the summer.
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Don, this is whatís in the Diesel ownerís manual RE the biodiesel issue:


Your vehicle has been validated and approved for the use of biodiesel in blends up to 20% (B20) provided that you comply with the requirements outlined below. It is impor- tant that you understand and comply with these require- ments. Failure to comply with Oil Change requirements for vehicles operating on biodiesel blends up to B20 will result in premature engine wear. Such wear is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Biodiesel is a fuel produced from renewable resources typically derived from animal fat, rapeseed oil (Rapeseed Methyl Ester (RME) base), or soybean oil (Soy Methyl Ester (SME or SOME) base). Biodiesel fuel has inherent limita- tions which require that you understand and adhere to the
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following requirements if you use blends of biodiesel greater then 5% but not greater than 20% (B6-B20). There are no unique restrictions for the use of B5. Use of blends greater than 20% is not approved. Use of blends greater than 20% can result in engine damage. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Fuel Quality ó Must Comply With ASTM Standards
The quality of biodiesel fuel may vary widely. Only fuel produced by a BQ9000 supplier to the following specifica- tions may be blended to meet biodiesel blend (B6ĖB20) fuel meeting ASTM specification D-7467:
ē Pretrodiesel fuel meeting ASTM specification D-975 and biodiesel fuel (B100) meeting ASTM specification D-6751.
Fuel Oxidation Stability ó Must Use Fuel Within Six Months Of Manufacture
Biodiesel fuel has poor oxidation stability which can result in long term storage problems. Fuel produced to approved ASTM standards, if stored properly, provides for protec- tion against fuel oxidation for up to six months.

Thereís other stuff...gotta use Mopar fuel filters, etc.

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Well if you have any problems with oxidation of your biodiesel, just add some Rosemary and Oregano. Take it from me, a food scientist of renown.

Oregano and rosemary extracts inhibit oxidation of long-chain n-3 fatty acids in menhaden oil.
Bhale SD1, Xu Z, Prinyawiwatkul W, King JM, Godber JS.
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Capabilities of methanol extracts from oregano and rosemary in retarding oxidation of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid C22:6 (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid C20:5 (EPA), in menhaden oil were investigated....

Your exhaust will have a pleasing culinary aroma.
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Gosh, after foraging for sunflower seeds on our last family rally I was hoping theyíd work!
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After a bit over 5 years with my 2014 Ram 2500, I traded it in for a 2019 Ram 2500 Limited 4x4 w/ 6.7L Cummins. Iíve had the new truck for 4 days. Havenít hitched it up yet, but the new truck is .... astonishing! I have the rear air suspension option and am anxious to see how it changes my towing dynamics. The ride of the new truck is much, much better. I hit just over 69,000 miles on my 2014, of which about 95% was trailer towing.

The Limited model is beautifully executed. The interior if full of outstanding design touches, and the 12Ē data screen is gorgeous. The ability to magnify or minimize the nav screen by pinching your fingers (a la an iPad) works very well.

One reason for a trade was Ramís addition of the best of the safety goodies: blind spot assist, collision avoidance, back up -- someoneís coming -- warning, adaptive cruise control, cameras everywhere, trailer TPMS integrated into the truckís TPMS system, front and rear proximity sensors. There are 120V outlets in multiple locations and USB ports galore.

Ordering a new truck is a 12-14 week ordeal, but I used the Ram website search function and found exactly what I wanted 93 miles away. If you want all the bells and whistles, be prepared for an MSRP of $82K.
BAB, congratulations on the best looking truck in the segment! That Limited front end is - wow. I'm also looking for a 2019 2500 Ram with the Tow Technology + Safety Group packages. Seems they're like Unicorns to find!

I've got a 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Sport and like Gondul, another poster, decided the payload is just too low.

One thing to check on your 2500 Limited - the TPMS *may not be installed*. Seems Ram hasn't released it to production according to Fast Lane Trucks. They're saying mid-June release. That's a bummer as I was counting on that for our 27' GT. Check out the Ram HD Forum that Gondul mentioned for other owner's findings: https://hdrams.com/forum/index.php?t...iler-tpms.271/

Here's the article: https://www.tfltruck.com/2019/05/201...arly-adopters/

Either way, you've got a truck that will bring you years of enjoyment! Happy Travels!
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