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Old 10-13-2021, 10:17 AM   #21
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Smile Ram 3500

We had the Ram 1500 and now have the 3500 Diesel !! We love it.
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:10 AM   #22
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We had the Ram 1500 and now have the 3500 Diesel !! We love it.
That is great to hear. Thank you.
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Old 10-14-2021, 11:47 AM   #23
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I just went through the process of making a factory order for a Ram 3500. I ordered a FC 25 FBT and soon found out that the 1300lb payload of my 2015 Ram 1500 would be quickly eaten up by the tongue weight of my trailer. I started looking for a 3500 diesel in May (2500 diesel wouldn't have gained me much in payload) and all of the dealers in my area were way over MSRP for these trucks that already cost an arm and a leg.



So, I figured if I just ordered a truck from the factory then the dealer wouldn't be able to say "oompf my inventory is so low I can't possibly let a truck go for less than [insert over-inflated number]". If I was willing to wait, I could get a good deal on a truck, and I did. Time was on my side because I ordered my Airstream in May and it's not supposed to be off the factory line until next week.



In case you're interested in how it went for me:

I ordered a 3500 Big Horn mega cab diesel on July 10, and was told by my salesman it would take up to 12 weeks. At that time they had stopped taking orders for 2021 models and were waiting until 2022 production would begin on August 9.

I didn't really get any updates on it until around mid-September when I contacted Ram customer care and I found out that all the parts for the truck had been gathered, it was supposed to built soon, and that it would be delivered sometime between 10/8-10/18.



On 9/18 it had been built and a few days later it was on a train headed to the northwest. It arrived at a rail yard in Portland OR on 10/5, was trucked to the dealer 100 miles away on 10/8, and I picked it up on 10/9. So, it was a reasonable time frame in my opinion considering all of the doom and gloom about the supply chain right now. I traded-in my 2015 Ram 1500 for a price that was agreed on back in July.



The whole process was pretty smooth, and the nice thing is that I got everything I wanted in the truck, didn't pay for stuff I didn't want, didn't pay what I call "pandemic pricing" and they even print your name on the window sticker.
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Old 10-15-2021, 06:49 AM   #24
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I just went through the process of making a factory order for a Ram 3500. I ordered a FC 25 FBT and soon found out that the 1300lb payload of my 2015 Ram 1500 would be quickly eaten up by the tongue weight of my trailer. I started looking for a 3500 diesel in May (2500 diesel wouldn't have gained me much in payload) and all of the dealers in my area were way over MSRP for these trucks that already cost an arm and a leg.

So, I figured if I just ordered a truck from the factory then the dealer wouldn't be able to say "oompf my inventory is so low I can't possibly let a truck go for less than [insert over-inflated number]". If I was willing to wait, I could get a good deal on a truck, and I did. Time was on my side because I ordered my Airstream in May and it's not supposed to be off the factory line until next week.

In case you're interested in how it went for me:

I ordered a 3500 Big Horn mega cab diesel on July 10, and was told by my salesman it would take up to 12 weeks. At that time they had stopped taking orders for 2021 models and were waiting until 2022 production would begin on August 9.

I didn't really get any updates on it until around mid-September when I contacted Ram customer care and I found out that all the parts for the truck had been gathered, it was supposed to built soon, and that it would be delivered sometime between 10/8-10/18.

On 9/18 it had been built and a few days later it was on a train headed to the northwest. It arrived at a rail yard in Portland OR on 10/5, was trucked to the dealer 100 miles away on 10/8, and I picked it up on 10/9. So, it was a reasonable time frame in my opinion considering all of the doom and gloom about the supply chain right now. I traded-in my 2015 Ram 1500 for a price that was agreed on back in July.

The whole process was pretty smooth, and the nice thing is that I got everything I wanted in the truck, didn't pay for stuff I didn't want, didn't pay what I call "pandemic pricing" and they even print your name on the window sticker.

Yep, my timeline and experience was almost identical down here in central Florida..... with no MSRP inflated pricing either.

I ordered our 2021 Ram 3500 Limited SRW mega cab diesel on 6 March 2021 and picked it up from the dealership in Mount Dora, Florida on 1 July 2021.

All things considered over the past 6 months, no complaints, as I thought it was a positive experience as well.

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Old 10-15-2021, 08:01 AM   #25
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I just went through the process of making a factory order for a Ram 3500. I ordered a FC 25 FBT and soon found out that the 1300lb payload of my 2015 Ram 1500 would be quickly eaten up by the tongue weight of my trailer. I started looking for a 3500 diesel in May (2500 diesel wouldn't have gained me much in payload) and all of the dealers in my area were way over MSRP for these trucks that already cost an arm and a leg.



So, I figured if I just ordered a truck from the factory then the dealer wouldn't be able to say "oompf my inventory is so low I can't possibly let a truck go for less than [insert over-inflated number]". If I was willing to wait, I could get a good deal on a truck, and I did. Time was on my side because I ordered my Airstream in May and it's not supposed to be off the factory line until next week.



In case you're interested in how it went for me:

I ordered a 3500 Big Horn mega cab diesel on July 10, and was told by my salesman it would take up to 12 weeks. At that time they had stopped taking orders for 2021 models and were waiting until 2022 production would begin on August 9.

I didn't really get any updates on it until around mid-September when I contacted Ram customer care and I found out that all the parts for the truck had been gathered, it was supposed to built soon, and that it would be delivered sometime between 10/8-10/18.



On 9/18 it had been built and a few days later it was on a train headed to the northwest. It arrived at a rail yard in Portland OR on 10/5, was trucked to the dealer 100 miles away on 10/8, and I picked it up on 10/9. So, it was a reasonable time frame in my opinion considering all of the doom and gloom about the supply chain right now. I traded-in my 2015 Ram 1500 for a price that was agreed on back in July.



The whole process was pretty smooth, and the nice thing is that I got everything I wanted in the truck, didn't pay for stuff I didn't want, didn't pay what I call "pandemic pricing" and they even print your name on the window sticker.
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Ok, so here the big problem with this: "Everything went fine and it all worked out" is not a great and exciting story to tell around the campfire. The guy who waited 200 years for his truck has a *way* better story to tell. Also this isn't the sort to thing that puts you in a mood to take on the auto company. You aren't going to spend every hour of every day retelling this story .... Sorry, you lost out

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Old 10-15-2021, 01:21 PM   #26
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Hi Bob,

My new Flying Cloud is supposed to be off the factory line this Tuesday; we'll see if I get any good campfire horror stories out of that ( ☉_☉)
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Old 10-15-2021, 03:35 PM   #27
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Ordered a Ram 2500, Laramie on 8/06/2021. Just told today that ship date from factory is 11/11/2021. Hopefully that holds!
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Hi Bob,

My new Flying Cloud is supposed to be off the factory line this Tuesday; we'll see if I get any good campfire horror stories out of that ( ☉_☉)
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The X came off the line a month ago and we're still waiting for it to get to the dealer. I'd say you have the makings of a good story ( but not a great story) on the FC delivery. If you want to get into the "great story" region, you need to be able to top the guy taking about his Ford Bronco order .....

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Old 10-17-2021, 12:42 PM   #29
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Ordered a Ram 2500, Laramie on 8/06/2021. Just told today that ship date from factory is 11/11/2021. Hopefully that holds!
Thanks for the info!

I keep seeing all those ships in the California Bays and I am wondering how many items I have ordered have parts on them. This past year has really messed things up.
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Thanks for the info!

I keep seeing all those ships in the California Bays and I am wondering how many items I have ordered have parts on them. This past year has really messed things up.
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Those ships have stuff that somebody else ordered. The stuff you and I ordered is still sitting on the dock back in China ...

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Old 11-04-2021, 03:41 PM   #31
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Okay, here is the latest status:

Order Date: 10/5/21
VIN Received Date: 10/08/21
As of 11/4/21 Status Code: D firm schedule - dealer has allocation and all parts available

The next status code will be D1 - gateline schedule - scheduled to be built.

Form everything I have read it could take a few months to reach the D1 status. I will update this thread as soon as I get the update.
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Old 11-11-2021, 12:45 PM   #32
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Okay, I just received news that my Status is now D1 - The date is set for your truck to be built. The plant knows when it should have parts sequenced for building and it should start to be built within 48 hours of the date set.

I will keep you posted when I get more updates. Things SHOULD start progressing now from what I understand. Hopefully, this will be the case with my order.
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