Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-16-2014, 11:56 PM   #11
Engineer of Crazy Train
 
ChooChooMan74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tiverton, RI
Posts: 1,559
Yes, the VM Motori motor. Until earlier this year or late last year, 1/2 owned by GM. I got the VM 2.8l myself.

Sent from my Samsung Note 8 Tablet using the FRF Android App!
__________________

__________________
TV - 2015 Ram Truck EcoDiesel
TV - 2006 Jeep Liberty Turbo Diesel (Retired to Daily Driver)
TT - 2015 Rockwood Roo 183
Locomotive Engineer
Nights Camping --- 2015 - 19 Camped | Winterized -- 2014 -18
Come read my Camping Blogs
ChooChooMan74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 06:43 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
davel1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Seaford, De
Posts: 2,317
Quote:
Originally Posted by bagged123 View Post
I'm surprised that being a diesel, it can only tow #9200, I thought it'd be able to tow a little more then that.
keep in mind, it's still a half ton, regardless of what's under the hood.
__________________

__________________
David & Lynn
2014 Coachmen Chaparral Signature 327 RLKS
2016 Ford F350 Lariat CC Dually
davel1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 07:01 AM   #13
Camper Less Camping
 
Cajun Po-Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NW
Posts: 3,642
Quote:
Originally Posted by davel1971 View Post

keep in mind, it's still a half ton, regardless of what's under the hood.
X2...payload & towing capability primarily based on frame and components, not engine size
__________________
2013 Sabre 32RCTS-6 (sold)
Family of 4 whose always on the GEAUX!
Cajun Po-Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 11:05 AM   #14
Engineer of Crazy Train
 
ChooChooMan74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tiverton, RI
Posts: 1,559
Yes, we know about payload yada yada. But I am not paying up to 10k more for a 2500 Cummins plus more sales tax and more excise tax and yearly inspections instead of biyearly anf yearly registrations at a higher cost instead of cheaper biyearly just to tow a half dozen times a year. If I am 500lbs over gvw, oh well.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 using the FRF mobile app.
__________________
TV - 2015 Ram Truck EcoDiesel
TV - 2006 Jeep Liberty Turbo Diesel (Retired to Daily Driver)
TT - 2015 Rockwood Roo 183
Locomotive Engineer
Nights Camping --- 2015 - 19 Camped | Winterized -- 2014 -18
Come read my Camping Blogs
ChooChooMan74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 11:21 AM   #15
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChooChooMan74 View Post
Yes, we know about payload yada yada. But I am not paying up to 10k more for a 2500 Cummins plus more sales tax and more excise tax and yearly inspections instead of biyearly anf yearly registrations at a higher cost instead of cheaper biyearly just to tow a half dozen times a year. If I am 500lbs over gvw, oh well.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 using the FRF mobile app.
Man u guys out east have it rough!

Here in good Ole Iowa
No inspections
No excise tax
Yearly License cost $150.00 for my 08 3/4 diesel.
Used to be $85.00 yearly

TURBS


"Sabre owners united"
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 11:33 AM   #16
Camper Less Camping
 
Cajun Po-Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NW
Posts: 3,642
Quote:
Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
Man u guys out east have it rough!

Here in good Ole Iowa
No inspections
No excise tax
Yearly License cost $150.00 for my 08 3/4 diesel.
Used to be $85.00 yearly

TURBS


"Sabre owners united"

LOL...no kidding, must be something about living north of the Carolina's...those guys get nickel & dimed for everything it seems, we don't let that happen here in the SE!
(Sorry for the hijack OP!...looking forward to hearing from some 1/2ton dodge diesel owners myself)
__________________
2013 Sabre 32RCTS-6 (sold)
Family of 4 whose always on the GEAUX!
Cajun Po-Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 04:08 PM   #17
Engineer of Crazy Train
 
ChooChooMan74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tiverton, RI
Posts: 1,559
Yes we are nickel and dimed to death. Granted your registration is higher than mine, I think in the end, even registering a 7k GVW 1500, taxes, inspection, etc, will be about 3x more a year until it depreciates below the minimum for taxing.

As far as me getting one, probably not til next camping season. Just don't see it in the finances until next year... IF we get our performance bonus.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 using the FRF mobile app.
__________________
TV - 2015 Ram Truck EcoDiesel
TV - 2006 Jeep Liberty Turbo Diesel (Retired to Daily Driver)
TT - 2015 Rockwood Roo 183
Locomotive Engineer
Nights Camping --- 2015 - 19 Camped | Winterized -- 2014 -18
Come read my Camping Blogs
ChooChooMan74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 05:06 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
beerjay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ottawa ON
Posts: 111
I'm hoping with the 1500 diesels I don't have to wait 5 years to buy a used one like with the bigger ones!

I'm expecting some more 1500 truck and SUV models in diesel soon too!
__________________

2009 Suburban LT 1500 - 4x4 - 3.42
2009 Flagstaff 23FBS Super Lite
Nights Camped in 2015 - 21
Nights Camped in 2014 - 29
Nights Camped in 2013 - 31
beerjay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 05:27 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
beerjay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ottawa ON
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by beerjay View Post
Not sure the overall pedigree but ...

Sprinter made by Mercedes, who bought Dodge who are now making RAM.

Would like to have some real world info if some folks have one, or drove one.

Ok Dodge part of Daimler-Benz 1988-2007 then rattled around till 2011-3 and Fiat bought them. Hard to keep track of companies these days ...

Dodge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
__________________

2009 Suburban LT 1500 - 4x4 - 3.42
2009 Flagstaff 23FBS Super Lite
Nights Camped in 2015 - 21
Nights Camped in 2014 - 29
Nights Camped in 2013 - 31
beerjay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 06:29 PM   #20
Engineer of Crazy Train
 
ChooChooMan74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tiverton, RI
Posts: 1,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by beerjay View Post
Ok Dodge part of Daimler-Benz 1988-2007 then rattled around till 2011-3 and Fiat bought them. Hard to keep track of companies these days ...

Dodge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And remember Dodge stopped making pickups and commercial vehicles in 09 when Ram Trucks became it's own company.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 using the FRF mobile app.
__________________

__________________
TV - 2015 Ram Truck EcoDiesel
TV - 2006 Jeep Liberty Turbo Diesel (Retired to Daily Driver)
TT - 2015 Rockwood Roo 183
Locomotive Engineer
Nights Camping --- 2015 - 19 Camped | Winterized -- 2014 -18
Come read my Camping Blogs
ChooChooMan74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
500, diesel

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17 AM.