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Old 03-03-2019, 09:32 PM   #1
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Thoughts on Trucks

Hey everyone,

Yesterday I drove a new 2018 Ford Crew Cab Lariat SRW, SB with all the toys but it was a 2500. Had 12000 miles. 2300 lbs payload.

I had just got out of my brothers 2018 Ram 3500 Crew Cab BigHorn, SRW, SB with the 6.4 Hemi. 4000 payload. 15000 miles.

Freakin two wonderful trucks, then an hour later jumped in my new 2018 Ram 3500 Crew Cab BigHorn SRW SB with the HO CTD 3700 lbs payload and 9000 miles.

The first two are definitely quieter while idling. But at speed I could tell little difference. I actually like hearing the CTD idle. But still the Ford sounds like a gas motor but you know itís not when you step on it not that the Hemi is a sissy either.

I was also with two guys with Class A CDLís, very experienced well respected trained diesel mechanics and now in charge of large trucking and transportation O&M.

IT IS CLEAR the Fordís 2500 payload capability is not limited by the sticker on the door. I actually thought it rode a bit rougher. We were driving on muddy dirt roads.

All of us agreed that all the trucks are very nice. Discussed the Ford ownerís previous GMC 2009 Duramax and just in their opinion how they towed. I should have videoed the conversation.

The Ram Vs the Ford is just an intriguing comparison. They both end up at the same place but they feel very different in the execution. The Duramax is a great truck also, I just canít get myself to really like the interior.
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:42 PM   #2
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Confused by 2500 vs 3500 comparison

I appreciate this write up but admit Iím confused by the comparison between a 2500 and two 3500ís. I think I need a spreadsheet with all the data like prices, payloads, etc. to really have an option on these trucks.
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:49 PM   #3
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IT IS CLEAR the Fordís 2500 payload capability is not limited by the sticker on the door.

Actually, it is. Whatever number is on that sticker is the max payload it is rated for.
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:20 PM   #4
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Your not suggesting the new standard for payload calculation is how rough the vehicle rides are you?


How is it CLEAR that the Fords payload is not limited by the sticker on the door?


It absolutely is, regardless of how well it drives or not. It's up to the individual whether or not they live within those guidelines or exceed them. But, it is still limited to the sticker value, regardless of what we think.


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Old 03-03-2019, 10:41 PM   #5
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Are you certain the Ford F-250 you drove was a gas motor? With that low of a payload it seems like it is a diesel.
I have a 2019 F250 Lariat Super Cab long bed that is loaded with everything but the full fancy camera package and I have a payload of 3100 lbs 6.2L gas.
I find it impossible that a quad cab with a short bed will have any less payload capacity then my truck.
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Maybe I am just confused by your post.
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Oh boy!!! I am gonna go get the popcorn going right now!
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All I know is that it makes no difference what manufacturer it is, all the new trucks have ridiculous price tags. Makes the choice easy. None of them!!!!
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Oh boy!!! I am gonna go get the popcorn going right now!
I'll bring the beer.

Ford, Chevy, Dodge...

Pick one...

The other two will tell you how crappy your choice is.
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Yes the Ford was the 6.7 diesel and the Ram was the 6.4 Hemi. Haha no Iím not suggesting a new rough ridin standard. Might have to go back to a mule to win that one! There are 5 of us who have purchased new trucks in the last 6 months. Two Ford Power-strokes, One 6.2 gas, and One Ram Gas and one Ram CTD. All SWB, Crew Cabs XLT or Lariat for Ford and two Bighorns for the Ram. Rams were 3500ís and Fords are all F-250ís.
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Not trying to start a weight war here just saying that in my opinion, the Ford 2500 diesels will tow anything my Ram CTD will and maybe more. Itís good to be able to drive them in succession. Ford makes one heck of a truck.
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