We have never owned a truck but will be picking up a Ram 2500 Laramie Power Wagon or a F250 Lariat 6.2.
It is not my intention to start a heated discussion but rather hear from those that have owned either a Ram or Ford. We like the Power Wagon given it's off road ability and all that it offers. We like the F250 as it will pull our 25 Safari with out issues and provide more then enough payload while we are travelling. The F250 probably has 1500
pounds more payload which would be handy when not just travelling but also whenever we have to haul stuff on property.
There is something about the power wagon that is intriguing and I have seen from some other posters it does the job just fine.
We will be travelling with our 25' Safari SS, my wife, myself, our daughter and our dog. We would also like to take our bikes either on the airstream or in the truck bed and some other random equipment that is needed.
My questions would be:
- Which from your experience is more reliable?
- Would the Ram cost more to repair given it's different suspension?
- I live in Canada, the truck will be sitting in the cold (Yellowknife) for extended periods during the winter. Does anyone have experience with either in extreme climates (-45)
- Extended Warranties. Are they worth it? I can't seem to find a price online for either Ram or Ford? Any general thoughts?
Thank you for your help!