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Old 09-21-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
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UPDATE: No Camping For Us....Thanks Thieves

My stolen TV was never recovered (2006 Chevy 2500HD, CC, with 6.0 Gasser) so my insurance company declared it a total lose and we received our settlement after 20 days. We recently purchased a new 2016 Rockwood 2703 (6514lbs Dry and max 7708Lbs loaded) had it at the scales so I won't go in to details) in June so we only had it two months before the TV was stolen so I'm not getting a new trailer any time soon. We went on a few trips in the old TV it did fine really had no issues it was rated to tow 9800 and had a payload of 3096 lbs although its just my wife and I and are two Pomeranians we take alot of stuff with us..Firewood, Dog Pens, Coolers ...The list goes on and we didn't want to be limited by some of the payload capacities on the 1/2 ton trucks that wouldn't fit our needs so payload was a concern with the new truck.

I was debating between the gas and diesel engine choices and ultimately chose the diesel for a variey of reasons (Again won't go into details that is an ongoing debate on the forum)....We looked at the Chevy and the Dodges (Didn't care for the interior of the Fords) So after it was all said and done we bought a new 2015 Dodge 2500 with the Cummins over the weekend and we are looking forward to breaking it in. I was happy with the deal we received almost 20% off the sticker of 60K so 48K and change.

I believe it will fit our needs. I'm sure some will say it's over kill, Some will say you should have went with the 3500 SRW or dually, Some will say you should have just got a 1/2 ton gasser or I should have looked at the Ford Eco Boost and that's all well and good everyone is entitled to an opnion we should all be Happy Campers
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:31 PM   #2
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Glad it worked out for you. Enjoy and get camping

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Old 09-21-2015, 01:31 PM   #3
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Glad you finally got it settled. Good looking truck, I wish I could trade my 1500 in for a 2500, just can't afford it at the moment. You should be happy with the way that truck drives and pulls the camper.

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Old 09-21-2015, 01:41 PM   #4
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Nice! Wish I could trade my own 2006 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 gasser for one of those, but I suspect your settlement didn't quite cover the cost! Enjoy!
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:46 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new TV. We have a 2014 Ram with the Cummins and love it!

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Old 09-21-2015, 01:47 PM   #6
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Should have got a different colour. Just kidding, nice truck. good choice.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:49 PM   #7
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O. Man you killing me !!! Sure wish you would of Pm'd me. I'd given you many reasons to go with the Ford. Lol

But anyway glad you got your issues resolved.

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Old 09-21-2015, 03:40 PM   #8
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Congrats on getting things resolved now get in some fall camping!!!!!!
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:58 PM   #9
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Would love to hear some feedback on that truck after a few trips. I have a 2014 Ram 1500 Laramie that I really like but I didn't think I'd be towing anything with it. This year we bought a 2016 26DBH Grey Wolf and it tows easily but the wife is already talking about getting a FW! So I'm thinking about a 2500 in a couple years for any future RV upgrade.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:10 PM   #10
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UPDATE: No Camping For Us....Thanks Thieves

Good truck, but know, your payload is less than your old truck.
2100 lbs I believe.

I had basically same truck and trailer. 4 people in the cab, left 800 for tongue weight. So I was over gvwr. ( on cat scale )
Just a heads up.

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