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Old 03-22-2015, 12:02 PM   #11
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when I bought my 2014 Silverado 3500 Duramax, it was a few thousand cheaper than the 2500 it was next too. Few less high end bells and whistles, but way more capable truck. I've seen 1/2 tons that even cost more. Shop wisely and you can get a very capable truck.
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:11 PM   #12
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What about the difference in the 6.2 vs the 6.7? Lean towards the 6.7 more tow weight?
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:18 PM   #13
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Look at a 250/2500 or 350/3500 if you're thinking that there's a fifth wheel in your future.

The new alum bodied F150 will have more payload than the 2013 you've looked at. Consider something with less bling...the options with the Platinum really eat into payload.


Gas 6.2 vs diesel 6.7 is a whole nuther discussion!


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Old 03-22-2015, 12:20 PM   #14
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Look at a 250/2500 or 350/3500 if you're thinking that there's a fifth wheel in your future.

The new alum bodied F150 will have more payload than the 2013 you've looked at. Consider something with less bling...the options with the Platinum really eat into payload.


Gas 6.2 vs diesel 6.7 is a whole nuther discussion!


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Went to the dealer with this very thought in mind and of course came home with the Platinum. They're sure they're unloading it on me tomorrow, but the numbers don't come close to working.
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:21 PM   #15
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What about the difference in the 6.2 vs the 6.7? Lean towards the 6.7 more tow weight?
I can only tell you that IMO the 6.7 is the way to go if you are going to tow.
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Cab and chassis with flatbed? You'll also have ramp storage issues.
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:57 PM   #17
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you can get a diesel 1 ton for less than a Platinum half ton.
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I agree that options are costly in both dollars & weight... My '11 Ram 2500 ST 2wd is completely stock, but I have a payload of 3,000 lbs. & it only cost $14K (used) 2 years ago... I drive my 2wd in heavy Ohio snow & never get stuck (fiberglass cap & 800 lbs. of sand bags....)

Meanwhile some friends just dropped around $45K on a Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn. Nice leather seats, etc. but it only has a payload of 1,200. It's just-enough to handle their horse trailer but not much else...
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My advice would be to go with the f 250 or f 350. I purchased an f350 diesel for my 29 ft tt and what a huge difference,all good. We also knew that we would upgrade our tt to a 5er eventually as we get closer to retirement in 5 years or so. Well guess what,5 years came sooner than we thought and are picking up our new 14 sabre 33ckts tomorrow
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Glad we upgraded thewhen we did
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