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Old 02-12-2016, 07:57 AM   #29
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Just don't understand who thinks that 2016 appearance package with a red grille is something anyone would want.

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Agree 100%. Pretty sure you can delete that on models that come with it.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:18 AM   #30
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It is only easy if you buy a different grill. Otherwise choose your colors carefully with the SLT trim. Some come with the black accents. Or you could go with the Tradesman or Laramie and not worry about it.

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Yea. That new one looks nice.
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My German Shepherd owns a Power Wagon! I love being able to tow with one of the best stock off-road vehicles in the world.






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Old 03-04-2016, 08:55 PM   #34
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Well, I'm about to join this club. Trading in the truck, already have my offer, they are transferring the truck we want from a different dealership. Little bit of process, but I'll return with photos soon Right now we feel like kids who are waiting for the last week before Christmas to end.
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Welcome to the club. Post some pics when you get it.
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Interesting that the Power Wagon 2500 has approximately the same cargo capacity as the RAM 1500 Crew Cab, nearly 1000 pounds less than the 2500 Diesel Crew Cab. Is the Hemi the limiting factor?
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Zybane, is that color on your PW Black Forest green? If so, that is slick!

BoldAventure, I did not think that you would trade your 1500 on a PW. Are you getting a 2016 or the new 2017 with the blacked out bumpers and grill? Which trim did you decide on?

Interstateflyer, the limiting factor on the PW are the springs. They give a nicer ride on the road and almost 2 feet of articulation off road. The springs also give the PW a 2 inch lift over the standard 2500. That said many people believe that the PW is under rated for what it can carry. I've had my PW at 2/3rd's of its capacity and the springs did not move at all. I am not saying that these trucks should be overloaded, but I am one of those people who think the PW is under rated by about 500 to 800 pounds.

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Well, I'm about to join this club. Trading in the truck, already have my offer, they are transferring the truck we want from a different dealership. Little bit of process, but I'll return with photos soon Right now we feel like kids who are waiting for the last week before Christmas to end.
Congrats. Looking forward to a full review.
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Really looking forward to seeing pics of your new PW! Also will be interested in the payload. I just went through selecting a new full size truck last year. Really wanted the PW or Raptor (we live in the desert southwest and could have a lot of fun in the Raptor when not towing!) Have always been impressed with the PW's offroad credentials. I just decided for most of the offroad driving we do in NV, UT and AZ we need a smaller rig and will continue to use our 2010 Xterra for those trips (without the AS of course). Had to eliminate the Raptor based on towing chops although we are only pulling a 19' International and probably could have been okay with the Raptor. BTW...we saw the AEV Prospector in person last year at the Overland Expo in Flagstaff and it was SWEET!! You can always add some AEV parts to your new PW. Congrats on the addition!!

Ultimately we went with a new aluminum body F150 Lariat. This is my daily driver as well and we now have 21k miles after eight months of ownership. While not a PW or Raptor it has been exactly what we needed for towing and as a road trip vehicle throughout the west.

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Really looking forward to seeing pics of your new PW! Also will be interested in the payload. I just went through selecting a new full size truck last year. Really wanted the PW or Raptor (we live in the desert southwest and could have a lot of fun in the Raptor when not towing!) Have always been impressed with the PW's offroad credentials. I just decided for most of the offroad driving we do in NV, UT and AZ we need a smaller rig and will continue to use our 2010 Xterra for those trips (without the AS of course). Had to eliminate the Raptor based on towing chops although we are only pulling a 19' International and probably could have been okay with the Raptor. BTW...we saw the AEV Prospector in person last year at the Overland Expo in Flagstaff and it was SWEET!! You can always add some AEV parts to your new PW. Congrats on the addition!!

Ultimately we went with a new aluminum body F150 Lariat. This is my daily driver as well and we now have 21k miles after eight months of ownership. While not a PW or Raptor it has been exactly what we needed for towing and as a road trip vehicle throughout the west.
We have good friends towing their 23D with a Raptor, they just upgraded from a 19.



Payload on the Raptor is marked down because of the softer suspension. I mostly concern myself with axle and tire ratings more so than payload.

I would love a new Raptor, but it's just not going to fit our lifestyle. I would love the new Power Wagon, but really it's just the front end I like. I can get the same truck now for nearly 20K less than new, so I am.

Besides, that AEV bumper is only 2K.
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Ya, I have Black Forest Green. Looks like a dark emerald in the sun.

The PW is "rated" to around 1500 lb payload, but I'd be pretty comfortable up to 2,000 with good weight distribution hitch. I think the truck is a bit under-rated in payload. I've check the axles and tires and they can easily handle 2,000 payload. I believe the brakes are the same on the much higher payload rated trucks, so the only thing I could think of is maybe the rear springs would compress out of "spec" too much, or possibly the rear aluminum wheels. I'll do more testing once I have everything loaded up and at the scales.
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The PW has 1 ton AAM axle shafts, and a beefed up frame. Some of the changes designed for offroad make it heavier. One of the reasons it hasn't been given a diesel yet. Also, the 2500 HD has the heavy duty truck (I think)8 ply tires set at 80 psi and the PW has more of an off road tire set at 60 psi and 65 psi. Also the softer spring for more flex off-roading. Plays a roll.

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