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Old 05-03-2016, 12:52 PM   #21
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If it's diesel go Ford nice and quiet.
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:44 PM   #22
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I had a Ford F-350 Dually. After about four months of driving and I couldn't wait to get rid of it. I bought a ram 2500 SRW with a Cummins. I'll never go back. I love this truck.
I thought about buying a Cummins (you get a free Ram truck with every Cummins purchase ) and my wife LOATHED the Ram. The seats felt like I was sitting on plywood covered with carpet. Granted, I was looking at cloth interior trucks (I can't spend $10K for leather and gadgets), but it just felt really cheap. Different strokes for different folks, right!
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:55 PM   #23
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Just another opinion here but after researching the big three and their diesels they are all nearly the same. The difference maker to me is the Allison transmission in the GM vehicles.
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:45 PM   #24
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I went with RAM

I bought my Cedar Creek 36CKTS first then went and looked for a truck. The CC weighs 16,000 lbs. I wanted to stay single rear wheels, but looking at the weight charts in Motor home and Trailer life magazines, I would only have 1000 lb leeway. Therefore went with the RAM 3500 Dually. In the last 70 days been down from Maryland to the Florida Keys, now on way back. No problem pulling at all. I dislike leather seats and therefore have cloth, which I and my wife find very comfortable. Obviously it is diesel. I get 15 -18 mpg not hauling and 10 - 12 mpg hauling (don't forget, it is down hill from Maryland to Florida).
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:58 PM   #25
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tough life saving truck

On 2i march 2016 my wife georgianna and I en rout from phoenix in the a.m. just past Hawthorne Nevada...pulling new greywolf27rr with new Ford F250 lariat diesel in p.m. (destiation Rogue river steelhead flyfishing GOLDBEACH OREGON ) hywy 95 known for big wind....1 slowed from 65 to 50...as big gusts hit my rig.......no tyme to say #$#....we were hit by 7o mph wind and down the hill we rolled....trailer demolished....F250 upside down....all air bags deployed....seat belts held us upside down,,,seatframes n headrestskept roof from complte collapse.....helicopter ride to Reno nev. Renown hosp and rehab....5 weeksof the best care !!!! WHILE WE GET OUR REHAB DONE WE ARE REMINDED HOW DAMN TOUGH THAT F250 WAS......and my wife Georgi has a new F250 KING RANCH DIESEL....BEING DELIVERED IN TWO WEEKS.....BRUCE....APPLE VALLEY MINN....( staying off 95 to Oregon on ensuing trip)











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Old 05-03-2016, 03:22 PM   #26
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Glad to hear you made it out of that!
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Old 05-03-2016, 03:23 PM   #27
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I've got a '13 Ram (in signature) and a buddy of mine has a '12 F250 powerstroke. I let him borrow my trailer, and it looked as if the front wheels were going to come off the ground, the back end sagged so much. We're talking about 900lb tongue, and the Ford looked like it couldn't handle an empty trailer. I'd be afraid to see how it looks loaded with water and toys (an additional 3500 pounds). So I don't know where the "Ram can't handle the weight" nonsense is coming from. When I tow fully loaded (10,500 trailer plus the family and another 750 pound quad in the bed), it tows rock solid, and climbs our Colorado mountains like nothing.

When you look at the history of engines, Cummins wins the reliability test, hands down. Just the fact that any V engine has 2 pistons sharing crankshaft lobes, means a V engine crank is going to wear and fatigue faster than a straight 6. Straight 6 engines also produce more torque, whereas more cylinders produce more horsepower. What do you need when towing? Torque, not HP. Sure, the Powerstroke and Cummins have similar torque numbers, but the 3500 w/Aisin transmission beat the Ford these days @900 Ft lb, though I'm sure Ford is working to catch up.

Lastly, compare the back seat of the Ford to the back seat of the Mega Cab Ram. There's just no comparison. The Ram is like a family room, and the Ford is just a back seat of a truck.

And for the record, the newer trucks are no longer part of the Dodge brand. Ram is its own brand these days. I'm just about to order up a brand new Ram 3500 and trade in my 2500. I wouldn't choose any other truck or engine, though I certainly looked at them all when I bought the 2500.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:31 PM   #28
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I thought about buying a Cummins (you get a free Ram truck with every Cummins purchase ) and my wife LOATHED the Ram. The seats felt like I was sitting on plywood covered with carpet. Granted, I was looking at cloth interior trucks (I can't spend $10K for leather and gadgets), but it just felt really cheap. Different strokes for different folks, right!


Thanks Dustman. I don't care for the non-leather interior of the ram, just looks/feels cheap.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:32 PM   #29
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On 2i march 2016 my wife georgianna and I en rout from phoenix in the a.m. just past Hawthorne Nevada...pulling new greywolf27rr with new Ford F250 lariat diesel in p.m. (destiation Rogue river steelhead flyfishing GOLDBEACH OREGON ) hywy 95 known for big wind....1 slowed from 65 to 50...as big gusts hit my rig.......no tyme to say #$#....we were hit by 7o mph wind and down the hill we rolled....trailer demolished....F250 upside down....all air bags deployed....seat belts held us upside down,,,seatframes n headrestskept roof from complte collapse.....helicopter ride to Reno nev. Renown hosp and rehab....5 weeksof the best care !!!! WHILE WE GET OUR REHAB DONE WE ARE REMINDED HOW DAMN TOUGH THAT F250 WAS......and my wife Georgi has a new F250 KING RANCH DIESEL....BEING DELIVERED IN TWO WEEKS.....BRUCE....APPLE VALLEY MINN....( staying off 95 to Oregon on ensuing trip)











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Holy crap! Glad you're ok!
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:00 PM   #30
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Buy What you like not what others tell you to buy. I bought a ram because of the reliable CTD .
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