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Old 07-11-2015, 05:37 AM   #31
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We have a 2005 Ram 2500 diesel. I call it the monster truck, as it is the large, 4-door with 4 wheel drive. It is my husband's truck. It has almost 300,000 miles. Runs like a champ. He loves it so much, he's afraid of ever having to buy a newer one.


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Old 07-12-2015, 12:05 PM   #32
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I was looking at some Dodge trucks the past few weeks and I really like the specs on the 2500 Diesel. I was wondering if any fellow forum members have diesels and what is the actual liking of them. I am looking for any and all info, especially gas mileage and breakdown problems. I talked with a few (4) of my friends that have Ford diesels (2010 - 2012 models) and they are continually complaining of issues with the engine and systems. Why the Dodge? Well I do like the ride with the independent rear suspension, and the price range for a Crew Cab is about $55,000.00 for the one that I like priced out.
I just bought a 2014 ram 2500 crew cab long bed 2wd diesel a month ago ,so I don't have any long term info on the diesel, but I have had four other rams and have completely loved them.
what I can tell you on the diesel is that on our first trip to Utah on the fourth of july, it was by far, THE BEST towing experience that I have ever had period. The truck tows flawlessly through flats,hills,down grades, and through windy roads. It doesn't search for gears and pulls like nobody's business. The exhaust brake is wonderful and I actually enjoyed the pull arriving at our destination with full energy reserves. I think that this is the start of a beautiful relationship.

Btw, towing about 7500 pound 28ft tt loaded plus more with gear.
I'm getting 23 highway unloaded, 16/17 in town, and 12.5 towing

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Old 07-12-2015, 12:12 PM   #33
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I think you got plenty of truck to pill your trailer power to spare, No contest. Later RJD
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:46 PM   #34
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I have owned a diesel truck from all the big guys and also a few germans as well.

1995 6.5 TD, 2003 F250 7.3, 2007 F250 6.0, 2003 Dodge 2500 5.9, 2009 Chevy 3500 Dmax, 2010 Dodge 3500 6.7, and currently, 2014 Chevy 2500 Dmax.

The wife had a 2010 V=BMW X5 diesel, and a 2012 Jetta TDI.

They all have their pros and cons but one thing is for sure, they all kick gasser's asses in the towing department!!! LOL

My two favorites were the 2010 Dodge 3500 DRW for my big tag trailer. It was deleted and tuned but the tow miliage was still only decent and my current 2014 Chevy 2500 with my 5th wheel. Deleted and tuned as well but the tow miliage is about 2-2.5 mpg better then my Dodge was.

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