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Old 05-23-2018, 03:56 PM   #1
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Must have options for new Ram 3500?

My wife and I are talking and think we are going to end up ordering a new truck in a couple of weeks.

We think we are most likely going to stick with a Ram 3500 dually again. We've had good luck with Dodges over the past 15 years (first a Durango and then the 3500).

What features would you deem must have for towing heavy (21k lbs. but less than 3,500 lbs. of pin weight).

It'll definitely be a crew cab / long bed and 4x4.
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:03 PM   #2
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I would look at a Ford F 450 too. Many on the Heartland side that tow Bighorns and Landmark's have F 450's and great success with the added payload capacity for F 350. If we move to a Landmark I would not hesitate a SRW F 450 as it as he payload needed for a 18k Fifth Wheel.
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:24 PM   #3
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I would look at a Ford F 450 too. Many on the Heartland side that tow Bighorns and Landmark's have F 450's and great success with the added payload capacity for F 350. If we move to a Landmark I would not hesitate a SRW F 450 as it as he payload needed for a 18k Fifth Wheel.
Yeah, Momma won't have a Ford. She loves her Ram and a couple of friends had issues with their Fords.

I wish I didn't have to go to a bedless truck to get a higher rated Ram. I just can't justify the $XX thousands for the truck and then to still put another $10-20k into a custom RV hauler bed. Though, I do lust for them!
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Same with going to a HDT, we talked about the dblr path and we/she just couldn't wrap her head around it.
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Wow! $$$ This year you are earning the the misspelled name that one poster used in a response to you, albeit a couple a years back. I know, I am still grinning about it. Starts with an "S".
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:29 PM   #6
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Same with going to a HDT, we talked about the dblr path and we/she just couldn't wrap her head around it.
You should have stopped at my dealer in town when you where here had two real nice dully crew cabs discounted up to 8 grand. BTW I ordered mine with what opetions I wanted on a 2500. Hoping to pick up tomorrow.

BTW if you wait another year the new body style will be available then. Later RJD
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:33 PM   #7
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Wow! $$$ This year you are earning the the misspelled name that one poster used in a response to you, albeit a couple a years back. I know, I am still grinning about it. Starts with an "S".
LOL, yeah- spendydad fits a little more than I like to admit!
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You should have stopped at my dealer in town when you where here had two real nice dully crew cabs discounted up to 8 grand. BTW I ordered mine with what opetions I wanted on a 2500. Hoping to pick up tomorrow.

BTW if you wait another year the new body style will be available then. Later RJD
I wasn't willing to admit that I needed a new truck yet! The weight slips and feel in the cab tell me otherwise...
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I wasn't willing to admit that I needed a new truck yet! The weight slips and feel in the cab tell me otherwise...

Here are just a few suggestions for a dully. I know your getting the diesel so go with the Aisin trans, Id think about the Auto level suspension(it is what I ordered) 220 amp Alt it comes with a 3:42 axle ration if going with the 14000 weight. Don't know if you want bucket(leather) or bench. I went bench. I'd go with the 8.4 inch screen minus Nav unless you want nav. Rear window defogger is a must have. I also ordered the high center stop/cargo view camera. Need running boards also. One last thing is the luxury group. Gives ya heated seats ans such. Later RJD
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Love my F450. But one of my camping friends has an '18 Ram 3500. The only thing he has that I wish I had was the self leveling air bags.
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