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Old 09-25-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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Tell me I did good! Please! With my Dodge

..So after many adventures with my beloved but anemic 2005 Toyota Tundra " Limited" 4.7l, I sold it yesterday and bought a 2010 Ram 1500 with the 5.7l Hemi and towing package. I pick it up on Monday. The Tundra just couldnt handle my AS 23 and the Rocky Mountains.

"What ??" my friends say, " What? You bought a Dodge??" . " You have never bought a Dodge! before" accuses my wife.

Gawd - did I do the right thing? i thought the specs were pretty good .......
Someone tell me!
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:09 PM   #2
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We love our 2008 Toyota Tundra, so I hope you looked at the Toyotas, too. However, there are some really good deals on pickups made by the Big-3, and you are the only one who knows the exact details for your buying decision. I am sure that any of the new full-size pickups would tow your Airstream fine.

We bought the new generation Tundra, because we already own two other Toyotas; and we really like their reliability. Also, we waited a number of years to buy the Tundra until Toyota finally offered a model that would tow 10,000 pounds (I think it was about 7,000 pounds max, on the pre-2007 Tundras); because we have a big boat that needs the higher rating.

Congratulations on your purchase and keep us informed on how the Dodge works for you...
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:21 PM   #3
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RMB, I belive you will be happy. Dodge has done themselves proud with this new truck. I have a 98 Ram, 5.9 Magnum, the engine is low HP compared to todays Hemis,but has always been good to me. With the 09 Ram they finally where allowed to put a real first class interior in the cab (no thanks to Dailmer) , the truck has style power and comfort. If your new one is as good to you as my old 98 is, you'll be a Dodge man from now on. Good luck, show us your rig hitched up! MPJ
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:04 PM   #4
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RMB,

I tow a 29' '89 Excella with that very same truck, and I'm more than happy, lots of power with that big hemi, and average about 10-11 mpg when towing my 6000lb trailer. The big 3 still do trucks better than anyone else. You made a great decision.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:30 PM   #5
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You should have more than enough power to tow your 23 footer. Good choice. Hopefully your truck wasn't built by the Dodge UAW workers who were caught drinking and smoking pot on their lunch break.
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We have members from the Pacific Northwest who post about how they're doing well with 6-cylinder Tacomas. But a Hemi? Way cool man; you're cool.

It's not just engines. I can't go further without saying how amazed I have been with my GMC's Allison tranny in the toughest grades. Love that manual mode!
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:56 PM   #7
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I will never own another Dodge,in 2000 I bought 3 1ton vans,and 1 1/2 PU,as soon as the warranty was up,it was transmissions,and AC,with in a year of the warranty expiring all 4 had to have trans. and ac repaired.All with less than 60,000 miles. Never again.
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I had a 2006 Dakota and loved it. Bought a 2010 Ram 1500 4.7 when we got our 22' Sport, no problem so far in towing



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I have a 1999 Dodge with 246,000 and the only tranny trouble was a sensor going out...cost $76 to fix. I do change the tranny oil and filter with a flush every 30k though. Other than routine maintenance, the only things replaced have been sensors. Been more than happy with mine...
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I have the 5.7 Hemi in my Challenger and we pull our 23 with a 2010 Titan that has a slightly smaller engine with no problems. You'll have plenty of power. If you like your truck and it makes you happy don't let anyone make you think you got the wrong one.

I've owned many cars & trucks. Oddly enough, I had a Tacoma that blew a head gasket at 7,000 miles. They were stinky about the warranty too.

Enjoy your new ride!
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:55 PM   #11
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Thanks to all of you!
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:32 PM   #12
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I think you can bring it back up to 90 days if you aren't happy with it. My wife had a mid- '80's Dodge car when we met and it was a piece of crap (lots of turbo lag, replaced alternator twice, bad and sloppy transmission are what I remember), but it did look nice. I am not a Chrysler Corp. fan, but some people love them. My father-in-law has a basic mid-90's Dodge pickup and it's still going. He had a Chrysler car back in the '80's that was also substandard. After Barb and I got married, before we left on our honeymoon, I had to replace the spark plugs on that Chrysler because they fouled often—and they picked our wedding day to do it. These events did not help me like Chrysler products.

Would you be asking if you did the right thing if you didn't have doubts? The 2nd generation Tundras with the enormous 5.7 L. engine will easily tow a 23'.

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Anything can pull it up a hill, now you will be able to stopped coming sown the long hill after your trailer brakes start to overheat and fade. You'll be happy going up hills to. Lots of truck for the money...
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I love it when someone asks a question about a new truck and gets responces from people who haven't owned one in20 plus years.Anything built today is a different animal than the stuff put together 2 decades ago jim
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