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Old 06-10-2012, 11:49 AM   #29
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One thing you can do is just budget say $5K to replace most wear parts, all engine accessories, do an engine, trans, transfer case, differentials oil analysis and follow up on the results of most of those. Then you would have covered maybe 75% of what might fail down the road.

You'd still have potential wire harness issues or sensor issues, but at least in my corner of the world, the harness degrades due corrosion, not use.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:08 PM   #30
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So JRudd, what'd you do? I'm in Colordao and my wife is dying for a Dodge Cummins diesel. Yes, my wife. Wants to run vegetable oil in it. So if you're in the mood to sell, let us know. Then again, you're probably on the road by now with the TV of choice.

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Old 07-24-2012, 12:41 AM   #31
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Man I wish my wife wanted a new truck. I keep trying to break down, but every time we do, she seems to think it's all part of the adventure. Someday we may even own a car that was built in the decade we currently live in. So, my vote is for no. You do not need a new TV.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:17 PM   #32
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Showed her all the replys that said keep it and she said ok, keeo it!
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:10 PM   #33
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I just noticed this thread and thought it was funny as my wife said I could by a new TV but like yours I only have 120K on it. I think it will go at least another 80K.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:42 PM   #34
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When you get to the point where you can open up your wallet and shell out cash for almost anything you want, your attitude generally changes! When I was struggling paycheck to paycheck I would look at the new big toys and drool. Now, if the darn thing is still fully functional and/or safe to drive, I'm not about to plunk down $45,000 just to get a new one!
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:07 PM   #35
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I tow with an '03 Dodge with the Hemi. It has over 170,000 miles. My wife thinks I need a new truck, but I'm having a hard time wanting to drop $40-50k for a newer version of what we have now. The newer trucks look nice, but seem to have too much chrome, and bells and whistles. I would like to go over 200k before looking again. Maybe 2013 will the year we look again...
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #36
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My wife just advised me that she would feel more comfortable on this years trip with a new TV!
I'm sorry. What was the question?
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:09 PM   #37
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Question Where are you guys getting these wives?

Any wife I've been around would say, "You don't need a new truck. That one's fine. However, I'm really in need of a new sports car".

What's the deal anyway?

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Old 07-29-2012, 03:09 PM   #38
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I tow with an '03 Dodge with the Hemi. It has over 170,000 miles. My wife thinks I need a new truck, but I'm having a hard time wanting to drop $40-50k for a newer version of what we have now. The newer trucks look nice, but seem to have too much chrome, and bells and whistles. I would like to go over 200k before looking again. Maybe 2013 will the year we look again...

Many new improvements slated for the 2013 RAM trucks. Good Idea to wait a little for the new models.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:42 PM   #39
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Something wrong with the 2012?
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:37 AM   #40
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Too Funny!!! Don't you get it!? She wants something in return!!! Do NOT get that truck!
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:42 AM   #41
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Something wrong with the 2012?
I love my 2012 Ram. It's a great truck. 2013 will improve over that, including a 11,500 lb. towing capacity, improved gas mileage, and a 8 speed transmission. Read the attached article.

Ram Revamped With More Tech, Better Mileage - MSN Autos
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #42
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Gotcha ... we have the capacity already in the 2012 Ram 2500 model but doubt that the diesel for 2013 will be rated for better diesel fuel econ ... from what we heard, DEF will also be required.

So ... opt for the new sports car ... lol
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