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Old 10-08-2015, 08:45 PM   #51
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I switched from a 1500 to 2500HD two years ago. No buyer remorse whatsoever. I went from a pickup to a truck. Now I feel like I am in control of the load I'm pulling all the time. It has made travelling a pleasure and in my mind that's what I bought my TT for, to travel and enjoy. Hard to do that if you don't feel comfortable towing.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:19 PM   #52
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Yes you did, congrates
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Quick update....After 5 months and 7K miles of daily driving and almost 800 towing miles I have come to the conclusion I should have purchased this truck years ago. There have been some draw backs over the 1/2 ton I will be honest. Some seem logical but I feel I should point them out in fairness. First off...The Ride of the 3/4 is a bit more harsh than the Ram 1/2 it replaced. Both old and new had rear coil springs but as you would imagine the HD truck is less forgiving running empty. This was expected obviously but I do miss the ride of the lighter truck. Second thing is the height. Its a monster. I actually keep a step stool in the bed to get in easily. You can step up on the wheel and get in but forget climbing in the tailgate. Running boards were a must. The Third thing is the sheer size of the truck. ITs hard to park, Maneuver in tight spaces and will prevent me from door dings as I park in the back 40 at most parking lot situations.

Positives far outweigh the negatives so far. Have not had any issues other than a current nail in one of the tires. Plenty of power towing and empty. We are heading to the smoky mountains this summer, should be a fair towing test. MPG seems to be improving slightly. I stopped tracking it by hand as the first few months the DIC was within .7MPG of the hand calculated numbers. HWY empty is 16-17 city is 12-13. Im happy with those numbers and are within 1mpg of the 1/2 ton. Its a win win. If you are in the market for a new TV and you are not looking at today's crop of 3/4 ton trucks, you are in my opinion doing yourself a dis-service. I dont care what smoke and mirrors MFG's are using to tell you their 1/2 ton truck will tow this and that.....its a night and day difference in terms of stability and all around experience towing a moderate load. Pricing is not that different either if you go with gas
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Old 02-01-2016, 12:28 PM   #54
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Quick update....After 5 months and 7K miles of daily driving and almost 800 towing miles I have come to the conclusion I should have purchased this truck years ago. There have been some draw backs over the 1/2 ton I will be honest. Some seem logical but I feel I should point them out in fairness. First off...The Ride of the 3/4 is a bit more harsh than the Ram 1/2 it replaced. Both old and new had rear coil springs but as you would imagine the HD truck is less forgiving running empty. This was expected obviously but I do miss the ride of the lighter truck. Second thing is the height. Its a monster. I actually keep a step stool in the bed to get in easily. You can step up on the wheel and get in but forget climbing in the tailgate. Running boards were a must. The Third thing is the sheer size of the truck. ITs hard to park, Maneuver in tight spaces and will prevent me from door dings as I park in the back 40 at most parking lot situations.

If you are in the market for a new TV and you are not looking at today's crop of 3/4 ton trucks, you are in my opinion doing yourself a dis-service. I dont care what smoke and mirrors MFG's are using to tell you their 1/2 ton truck will tow this and that.....its a night and day difference in terms of stability and all around experience towing a moderate load. Pricing is not that different either if you go with gas
We have 11k miles on ours, with 4500 miles towed. We couldn't agree more with the statements above. We did take the truck to RMNP last summer and it wasn't phased by them.
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Quick update....After 5 months and 7K miles of daily driving and almost 800 towing miles I have come to the conclusion I should have purchased this truck years ago. There have been some draw backs over the 1/2 ton I will be honest. Some seem logical but I feel I should point them out in fairness. First off...The Ride of the 3/4 is a bit more harsh than the Ram 1/2 it replaced. Both old and new had rear coil springs but as you would imagine the HD truck is less forgiving running empty. This was expected obviously but I do miss the ride of the lighter truck. Second thing is the height. Its a monster. I actually keep a step stool in the bed to get in easily. You can step up on the wheel and get in but forget climbing in the tailgate. Running boards were a must. The Third thing is the sheer size of the truck. ITs hard to park, Maneuver in tight spaces and will prevent me from door dings as I park in the back 40 at most parking lot situations.

Positives far outweigh the negatives so far. Have not had any issues other than a current nail in one of the tires. Plenty of power towing and empty. We are heading to the smoky mountains this summer, should be a fair towing test. MPG seems to be improving slightly. I stopped tracking it by hand as the first few months the DIC was within .7MPG of the hand calculated numbers. HWY empty is 16-17 city is 12-13. Im happy with those numbers and are within 1mpg of the 1/2 ton. Its a win win. If you are in the market for a new TV and you are not looking at today's crop of 3/4 ton trucks, you are in my opinion doing yourself a dis-service. I dont care what smoke and mirrors MFG's are using to tell you their 1/2 ton truck will tow this and that.....its a night and day difference in terms of stability and all around experience towing a moderate load. Pricing is not that different either if you go with gas
That sums up my feelings also. I will say the F150 max tow rides better than my F350 but my neighbors HD PAYLOAD/HD Tow we both think rides worse them my F350.
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Quick update....After 5 months and 7K miles of daily driving and almost 800 towing miles I have come to the conclusion I should have purchased this truck years ago. There have been some draw backs over the 1/2 ton I will be honest. Some seem logical but I feel I should point them out in fairness. First off...The Ride of the 3/4 is a bit more harsh than the Ram 1/2 it replaced. Both old and new had rear coil springs but as you would imagine the HD truck is less forgiving running empty. This was expected obviously but I do miss the ride of the lighter truck. Second thing is the height. Its a monster. I actually keep a step stool in the bed to get in easily. You can step up on the wheel and get in but forget climbing in the tailgate. Running boards were a must. The Third thing is the sheer size of the truck. ITs hard to park, Maneuver in tight spaces and will prevent me from door dings as I park in the back 40 at most parking lot situations.

Positives far outweigh the negatives so far. Have not had any issues other than a current nail in one of the tires. Plenty of power towing and empty. We are heading to the smoky mountains this summer, should be a fair towing test. MPG seems to be improving slightly. I stopped tracking it by hand as the first few months the DIC was within .7MPG of the hand calculated numbers. HWY empty is 16-17 city is 12-13. Im happy with those numbers and are within 1mpg of the 1/2 ton. Its a win win. If you are in the market for a new TV and you are not looking at today's crop of 3/4 ton trucks, you are in my opinion doing yourself a dis-service. I dont care what smoke and mirrors MFG's are using to tell you their 1/2 ton truck will tow this and that.....its a night and day difference in terms of stability and all around experience towing a moderate load. Pricing is not that different either if you go with gas
Buy some amp steps. I have amp power steps and amp bed steps on my 2500. No gas truck will ever compare to a 2500 or 3500 diesel when towing. This things are made to pull. Hands down.
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Buy some amp steps. I have amp power steps and amp bed steps on my 2500. No gas truck will ever compare to a 2500 or 3500 diesel when towing. This things are made to pull. Hands down.

I have seen the power steps, but I could not justify the cost. Same reason I didn't go with the diesel.
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It's just money can't take it with us. Try ebay for The amp steps if you are interested.
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It's just money can't take it with us. Try ebay for The amp steps if you are interested.
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