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Old 12-23-2014, 12:48 PM   #51
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I think you are correct. It seems every region is different...
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:17 PM   #52
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One factor could be the registration. Here in Oregon we pay the same for a 250/2500 as a 350/3500. Maybe states that charge more for vehicles with a GVW higher than 10,000's might stock fewer 3500's.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:28 PM   #53
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One factor could be the registration. Here in Oregon we pay the same for a 250/2500 as a 350/3500. Maybe states that charge more for vehicles with a GVW higher than 10,000's might stock fewer 3500's.
Our law in MA puts a different spin on it. 250's and 350's are no different in registration until you throw DRW into the mix. Due to a silly law trying to prevent contractors from beating the system and registering passenger instead of commercial, all DRW's have to be registered commercial. Nothing to do with weight in the wording of the law. Just counting tires on the ground. I have three ford dealers within 15 miles of me and not a DRW on any of their lots other than chassis cab.
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...and all the man asked was: "We are going to go to a Cedar Creek 5th wheel - 36ckts and need some advice on truck purchase. Have been told that a 3/4 ton diesel will work and are undecided on Ford or Ram. Any advice?" Good thing he didn't ask a technical question.


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Like others have said, the Cedar Creek 36CKTS has a GVWR of 16,500 lbs & pin weight over 2,500 lbs, so IMO that places you squarely in 1 ton diesel territory... A lot of folks like the extra stability provided by the 8' bed & dullies but there are other factors that complicate folks' choices. For instance, I personally cannot consider an 8' bed or dullies at this time because it won't fit in my garage & I prefer not to leave a $55K+ investment out in bad weather 24/7....
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why do you need airbags ? Inadequate suspension ? I have a 2011 Ram 3500 drw pulling a 2012 40' Sanibel and the whole unit sits level , rides and drives great ! Have even had comments on how well it sits..........
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I think this one has run its course.
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