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Old 07-06-2016, 01:07 AM   #1
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New Truck :)

Hi all,

I just had to share. I bought this truck two months ago as a dealer factory order and it came today. I am going to take a nice slow road trip tomorrow to put the needed 500 miles of brake-in on it.

I went with a Ram 3500. Because the cost was only a net of couple hundred more between the 2500 with the tow mirrors and limited slip bigger tires and the 3500 that came with it all already.

I plan to make out first trip this weekend. We are heading up into the Cascades Mountains. My old truck was good for a lot of years, but I defiantly look forward to hitting the top of the pass at more than 45 and that sound of the engine brake coming off the backside.

If you have any questions about my set up I will be happy to answer! Assuming I have learned the answer already.

Cheers!

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Old 07-06-2016, 06:48 AM   #2
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Love it. That will do the job and then some. Good choice.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:02 AM   #3
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Congratulations on the new truck. Are you going to sell your 1st generation truck I see in the background?

Now you must post up an obligatory picture with your trailer attached with a mountain scene in the background to make the rest of us stuck at work jealous......
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:50 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! I will definitely post a mountain pic. The first gen is staying with me. It was my grandpa's truck and the CTD donor was my truck that I had driven for 8 years previous. The first ten will actually remain my daily driver.
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Very nice!!!!! Enjoy your trip!!!!


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Old 07-06-2016, 11:00 PM   #6
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Didn't drag the Airstream up the Historic McKenzie Pass. But the truck maintained its, very narrow, lane all the way up to 5k plus foot pass. I can't say the same for the Fiat, nor the guy who ignored the length restriction and was pulling an SOB, who both gave me a scare.

Next time I go to the top I will take the Jeep.

Not the best pic since the overlook was slammed with people, but here she is in the lava flats.

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Old 07-10-2016, 05:17 PM   #7
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Just got home from our trip over the Cascade Range. Truck pulled, corned, and slowed perfectly. As expected, with only a third of the tow rated wieght the truck never even got a workout climbing to the near 5,000 summit of the pass. My favorite part, the way to trans, engine, exhaust brake, integrated trailer brake came down the hills and through the curves without ever giving a worry.

I know many people might think a one ton is too much for the job, but man I am super pleased.

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I guess it is possible to have too much truck, but so much better than not having enough. You can hook that up and never give it another thought. When I upgrade my 2013 F150, I am going way beyond what I need. If they make all of us that are over "trucked" stay in one campground, I will enjoy my evenings with you talking about our trucks. Great looking truck. I hope you have many miles of enjoyment pulling your trailer.
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