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Old 01-12-2018, 03:26 PM   #21
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Over on another site "Turbo Diesel Register" a Ram/Cummins site. There is a post stating that the 5th Gen trucks for the 2500 and 3500 models will be delayed another year. This may coincide with the announcement that FCA is moving production back to the USA from Mexico.
Yes heard on the news this morning Ram trucks moving from Mexico back to Warren, MI . This will delay the 3/4 and 1 tons for at least another year. Later RJD
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:57 PM   #22
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Not the new Fords. I think GM is using more aluminum on the body now as well, but I don't know for sure where.
There's steel elsewhere on the Ford that can rot. They're all prone to it to some extent. Frames, brake lines, spring perches/hangers, you name it, if it's steel, it'll rot where salt is used.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:13 PM   #23
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I'm not a fan of the new Ram 1500 exterior. Too generic IMO, but like the rest, the looks will likely change every couple years now.

I did read that the hood (already aluminum on current 1500), doors and roof will be aluminum. The bed will remain high strength steel.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:12 PM   #24
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Here's a spy photo going around of the 1500. Not a fan. Supposedly 2500's will wait for another year after they release the 1500 but uncertain on body changes.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:50 PM   #25
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I have a 2016 ecodisel , A214HW, pulls it great Cummins more truck than I needed

+1 pulls my Rockwood 2504s with ease
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:42 PM   #26
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My 2014 ecodiesel pulls my Forest River 282- RK with ease also
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:23 AM   #27
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Hereís a look at the new 2019 Ram 1500.

From the research Iíve done and talking to certain people in the industry the 2500/Cummins will not change anytime soon.

Iím still on the fence with this one. Itís gone towards the GM front end. I also donít like the Badges being sunken into the hood. I like to remove all the emblems on my vehicles. I do like the hood though in general.

What do you guys think?Attachment 159940
Love the truck, but that bright designer blue color- I don't know; not for me anyway. I've noticed those designer colors look pretty funky after a few years... As far as the Cummins not changing- what needs to be changed? Are you considering the 2500? If so, you'll be a much happier man than with a 1500 half-ton.
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:27 AM   #28
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Love the truck, but that bright designer blue color- I don't know; not for me anyway. I've noticed those designer colors look pretty funky after a few years... As far as the Cummins not changing- what needs to be changed? Are you considering the 2500? If so, you'll be a much happier man than with a 1500 half-ton.


I agree the color is a no go for me.

I have a 2017 Ram Cummins. I wouldnít drive anything but a diesel for a tow vehicle. I was just stating that they wonít be changing anything on the HD line for 2019.
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Gotcha. Sorry, misunderstood.
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I agree I wouldn’t want anything but a diesel for a TV. But most of us can’t have a newer diesel truck setting around being used mostly only as a TV. I wanted diesel for best fuel economy & longevity and didn’t need a HD for towing dry Airstreams. Biggest is 8,700. Best compromise for me to use as a daily and a TV was the 1500 Ecodiesel.

I read the 1500 will get a payload bump of 420 pounds. Don’t know if that has anything to do with switching to 6 lug wheels. Also read the truck dropped 225 pounds so I’m sure some of it came from that. Bread & butter TT towing for 1/2 ton is 6 to 8k. The 420 will be welcomed there as it will make the bed easier to use without crossing the GVWR. Then again I have not heard of them actually raising the GVWR so maybe all we will really gain on the scale is the 225 pounds of weight loss.

Lol but most bubs don’t use a scale. They just estimate weight toward a payload sticker number that has little to do with actual dynamic weight spread between the TV & TT. So I guess it would help those people ease their mind seeing a bigger number on the payload sticker.
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