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Old 10-08-2015, 12:57 PM   #11
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You lucky ducks you! Great looking truck! Our 2012 Ram 1500 Hemi tows our Surveyor 220 just fine as the trailer only weights 5000lbs loaded but if we ever upgrade to a longer or larger rig I will look for a 2500 or 3500 truck. I haven't driven a diesel yet but from what everything I've read here on this forum, a diesel is the way to go if you get serious about towing.
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:31 PM   #12
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Congrats on the purchase!!! Looks great...

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Old 10-08-2015, 05:39 PM   #13
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You made a baby video how cute she is purring like a diesel. Im scarred to look for a used one in my parts - kids and grown ups are in to cutting holes in beds to put in stacks.... In joy man

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Old 10-08-2015, 08:31 PM   #14
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Congratulations on the good looking truck! It should be more than you need, until you upgrade, that is! Happy camping from Arkansas :-)
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:47 PM   #15
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Congrats. You won't be able to wipe the smile off your face the first time you tow with it. As for egr/dpf delete, be cautious with your state emissions laws as I've read some can violate that and cause you serious fines. Check your local laws against what you desire to do.
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:25 PM   #16
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Talking first things first....

Before going into modifying the beast......Install or have installed a exhaust gas temperature gauge......6.7 s get hot and its good to have a gauge to monitor heat in your engine....especially when don't want that motor to run over 1200 degrees.....when your towing you can downshift or go a little slower to get these temps down.....A turbo boost gauge is nice to have too...they mount on your windshield pillar I have a 2012 ram 3500 and iv'e learned alot since i purchased it and this is one of them.....good luck with the new truck....i love mine....and do yourself a favor and undercoat the truck....rams are notiorous for rust......i sprayed the undercarriage myself...took about 12 cans.....And a good publication out there is Diesel world....alot of good info...
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:01 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by TheCooperchinos View Post
After years of wanting one I finally drove my dream truck home yesterday! I bought a White 2010 2500 Crew Cab. Its not the super fancy model but it has AC, Cruise, and power windows and honestly, that's enough to keep us happy.

We tow a 26' camper and we were driving an 06 Ram 1500 with the 5.7 hemi, its did a pretty good job, but I always feel better knowing that I'm towing way under my rated limits than knowing I'm towing right at them. The hemi seemed a bit strained going up hills.

Ive read a lot about the egr/dpf deletes and it seems like it might be better for the longevity of the engine, I'll be doing more research and maybe pull the trigger on those projects in the coming spring. I'm lucky to be very mechanically inclined and prefer doing all the work that I practically can myself so having forums such as this one will be extremely valuable.

Heres a coupla pictures

Were towing a 26rks puma and probaby camp 20-30 days a year.

I havent hitched it to the rig yet but it feels like you could tow quite a lot with it.

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Nice truck it should do you and your family well for many yrs to come, but i am writing in to caution you on your comment of (delete egr,dpf) I do not know what state you are in, but in most states it is "illegal" to remove any emission controls on any vehicle used on the highway. I fully understand that some people do it, and company's sell the kits (many are under federal investigation) for doing and marketing these items. So i am just here to ware you so you do not run into any legal issues in the future.
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:36 PM   #18
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I agree that it's better to spend your money where it matters, like on the Cummins TD, vs. creature comforts like heated leather seats... I have a white Ram 2500 CC ST (gas) & think it looks great pulling our white PT Tracer. Dirt doesn't show & without all of the add-ons it has a payload of 3,000...

My next truck will likely be another Ram 2500, but this time I'll get the Cummins...

BTW, Ram replaced my Hemi @ 96K miles - no questions asked - even though I became the 2nd owner @ 85K miles. IMO can't go wrong with the newer Rams & they are priced better than the competition!
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:39 PM   #19
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Congrats.! Enjoy it and safe travels.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:03 AM   #20
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Ok, do what is the difference in a Ram crew cab and a mega cab? not sure which one we have in our 2011.

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