I think one of the big differences is location. Here in Ohio, very few 2500s are found because very few people need them. With mostly flatlands here and in most neighboring states, a 1500
will suffice for most drivers. And this is the area the used car dealers find their vehicles at auction - not many 2500s. And I've kept my eye on the computer and the newspaper for months without finding one. When one does come up, it has too many miles on it to be of interest. I think I'll quit my search for a new vehicle and look forward to downshifting on inclines and think about disc brakes for the AS. I think their is a solution out there and it doesn't include a new TV.
Thanks for the responses - you folks are really GOOD.