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Old 10-18-2016, 06:47 PM   #29
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Just traded 07 ram with 6.7 for new 17 2500 with coils on rear ? , new smells good...
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:01 PM   #30
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06 Ram 1 ton Cummins, 157,000 and counting. Didn't buy it for the Airstream but now that we've downsized it tows it like there's nothing back there. Great gas mileage, very little maintenance, easy for a do-it-yourelfer to work on, tons of helpful owners out there to share repair information. I'll never be able to afford another diesel truck so I'm very glad this one seem to be a rig I can put a lot more miles on. I figure I'm about half way there. Clap, clap, clap.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:09 PM   #31
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Whatever your choice please make sure it is American made.
I agree, buy American. Toyota Tundra is another good TV made in Texas, US of A.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:39 PM   #32
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I agree, buy American. Toyota Tundra is another good TV made in Texas, US of A.

Tundra is assembled in America AND has the highest percentage of US made parts.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:44 PM   #33
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Tundra is assembled in America AND has the highest percentage of US made parts.
Good point and well taken
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:47 PM   #34
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Can not say enough good things about my 2016 RAM 2500. First vehicle I have ever been legitimately excited about. Pulls our 2017 30' Serenity like it's nothing - don't skimp on your TV!Click image for larger version

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Old 10-18-2016, 08:03 PM   #35
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Our home playground is CO, we are Florida transplants. You know, daughter moved to Denver, gave us a grandson, wife can't be away from little bugger, so... house in Colorado! Good thing, because we love it in Silverthorne and we get to ski a lot. That being said, getting to the point, we are longtime sailors veterans of many a storm (they made a Storm Stories -Nat Geo, Weather channel- episode based on a passage from Bermuda to Newport, cought in a storm and one in my crew developed peritonitis, helo rescue from my deck and all. Reenacted for cameras off Ft. Lauderdale by us 4). Like the Brits in Africa used to say, 'we don't give in to nature' (or something to that effect and with a really cool accent). Sailing we chose weather windows and will do the same towing through the Rockies but we won't mouthball our FC for the winter: we will use it to go ski everywhere. That means snow, ice, black ice, wind, etc. Not on purpose, but wheather happens on you. ALL that being said, I need the TV that will give us the most confidence and safety. That may call for an overpowered, oversized, etc. Truck. I have driven (Audi A8 W12) in complete white out conditions when they closed I70W and had to make a huge detour. My way to feel the road was to have my left tires on the left lane, hugging the median to feel the brrrrrrrr, so I knew I was not going into the ditch. We passed all the little traffic we encountered, went quite fast and live to talk about it. No, we are not staying put for the winter, we will go at it. (If these are may infamous last words, I know: you told me not to venture out there, LOL). The most fun I ever had was doing things wise people told me to avoid . Besides, I checked my entire bucket list, twice.

"Ships are safe at port, but they are made to cross oceans" (So do people?)

Thanks for your input on the right truck, please keep them coming, never had a truck before.
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:18 PM   #36
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I hear that Rams are great, especially if you can service them yourself. That is not me, I am a software kinda guy. I compared Rams with Fords and (like most guys) I like shinny things, gadgets and some other niceties (IMHO) that the Fords offer (for a price!) and I did not find on the Rams. I am talking 2016 and 2017 models. Also torque seems to be much higher on the Fords of similar series. I imagine that power at low RPM can become handy if stuck on something soft (mud, snow). The towing mirrors on the Fords extend with a push of a button, the backup camera on the trailer does not require a separate display, as it uses the one on the dashboard, there is a long case for rifles with a separate compartment for shorter toys, which locks, under the second row of seats, lane assist sensors one can place at the stern of the trailer and even some important stuff for serious guys. Ergo, I am tilting towards some Ford, but the decision (which I have to seal in the morning) is not that easy yet. Thanks!
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:41 PM   #37
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I have a super duty with a 6.7 diesel. It is a great truck having about 130k miles on it with no problems. The maintenance on the two cooling systems is complicated to DIY and expensive to have a dealer do. Mileage intervals also decrease over time. The big concern in the diesel super duty is having to remove the cab for major engine repairs. I also have a 2016 Ram 3500 diesel. The simpler Cummins engine configuration promises to be the most reliable and less complicated to maintain. Time will tell. I'm not inclined to put a Duramax in my test bed though.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:24 PM   #38
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:08 PM   #39
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Can not say enough good things about my 2016 RAM 2500. First vehicle I have ever been legitimately excited about. Pulls our 2017 30' Serenity like it's nothing - don't skimp on your TV!Attachment 273760


Adambomb, sweet looking combo! I love the look of that.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:39 PM   #40
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Also own a 27' FC. The 4 X 4 F150 Trition 4.6L engine gets us there. Our mountain terrain is a bit of a challenge, but I'm in no rush. I just tuck in behind an eighteen wheeler and chug, chug, chug, up those steep grades. Find the slow going kinda relaxing, actually.

Previous truck was also a Ford (pre- Airstream days). 4 x 4 F250 diesel. I loved that truck. Lasted over 20 years. I like but don't love the F150. One thing I don't like about Ford trucks though, is the propensity for things to fall off/break in the cabin. My F150's slide-out coffee cup holder broke. Knobs in the F250 fell off, etc.
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:36 AM   #41
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I've really enjoyed my 2014 ecoboost with max tow. Bought it used with 18k miles on it. Have only had it about a year but I've been very impressed. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-19-2016, 09:57 AM   #42
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F350 PS Diesel, Long bed, SRW.

We like the fact that in a truck all the items in the back are not in the interior if something should happen and fly around inside. We do strap everything down back there as well.

We had the Smart Weigh at Escapees and have plenty of wiggle room all around.

Plus, Our single doggie has plenty of room for herself in the back seat.

Although it's a bit of a bear to get around shopping or tight streets and a little rough ride, we feel safe in it.
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