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Old 08-29-2015, 03:02 PM   #21
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I have a chevy 3500 DRW with 6.6 duramax with the 6spd Allison. I love this truck. I would like to see a Dodge with the Cummins and the Allison 6 spd, but as long as they keep putting in cheap Asians, it will never happen. So, chevy it is!
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:08 PM   #22
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Just saying, Chevy driver for years and a whole lots of miles, but we love our 3/4 ton ram. Great truck and easy about town when need be.

Rent a truck and enjoy your weekend. Maybe you have a friendly dealership that will let you try before you buy?
And yet another reason I don't so at Sam's a club or wally world.
Good luck.
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:25 PM   #23
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No camping for a couple of weeks for my wife are two Pomeranian's and myself. We took delivery of our new 2016 Rockwood 2703 in June and this past Saturday at our local Sam's Club my TV was stolen from the parking lot a 2006 Chevy 2500HD so we have to wait 20 days for the police to find it before the insurance will settle the claim...So no Labor Day trip this year If it's not recovered I have narrowed my search down to getting either a Dodge, Chevy or Ford 3/4 ton to replace it Should I consider anything else ?
Sorry for your lose.

I use to own Chevy's had four of them until the new 6.7L Cummins engine came out in the Ram. My son who was a Ford guy had three of them with the last one having the 7.3L Powerstroke in it. He bought a 2006, 5.9 Cummins Ram Crew Cab and talked me into the Cummins and Ram, I was looking at the Duramax. Never could find the powerstroke engine in the Ford trucks just a bunch of tubes and wiring.

I would not buy anything else after owning my 2008; Ram Mega Cab and the 6.7L Cummins engine.

Now a little trick to help prevent theft on any diesel truck is to put a kill switch at the fuel pump. They can still use a tow truck to steal the vehicle but you can't drive the vehicle if hot wire, won't start.
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:31 PM   #24
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I have a chevy 3500 DRW with 6.6 duramax with the 6spd Allison. I love this truck. I would like to see a Dodge with the Cummins and the Allison 6 spd, but as long as they keep putting in cheap Asians, it will never happen. So, chevy it is!
What is a ASIANS? Never seen that in a RAM truck never every!

Due you mean the AISIN transmission which is a medium duty truck transmission; which Ram started using in 2013.5 and up. Which is being used on the best pulling truck with the highest SAE rated pulling numbers of the big three.
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:32 PM   #25
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If you have to go the new truck route...I'd seriously look at the SRW 1 tons, that'll take care of most future camper upgrades!
X2... wish I had.

Oh and BTW... Ram calls their power plant CUMMINS, which it is. Chevy calls theirs Duramax which is American for ISUZU, ha-ha

Probably a good motor but why the name change??
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:41 PM   #26
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Don't know anything about a duramax,,,
I AM A FORD TRUCK MAN !!!
lol !!!
To bad your ford has to flip over to read directions No need to do with duramax Later RJD
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:58 PM   #27
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I had a Ford 1 ton Super Duty King Ranch back when I had my 41footer dropped down to a new 38 ft Prime time got tired of paying the extra money for the insurance just because it was a 1 ton so dropped down to a new Ford Super Duty King Ranch 3/4 ton and added air bags same moter 6.7 deisel pulls great only have to put 25 lbs of air in the bags to level the truck back out dont even know the trailer is back there and the insurance premiums dropped.
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:58 PM   #28
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If it rides like a Chevy, runs like a Ford and pulls like a Dodge, it must be the ultimate truck................
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:07 PM   #29
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Ejs4029: You obviously haven't been on this forum long enough to know that you should NEVER ask about which brand of truck to buy.

So here's my warning: There are (at least) 4 can-of-worms subjects on this forum:

1. Gas vs Diesel
2. Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge (vs Toyota, et al)
3. Bike racks on TT's
4. Air vs nitrogen in tires
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:13 PM   #30
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Ejs4029: You obviously haven't been on this forum long enough to know that you should NEVER ask about which brand of truck to buy.

So here's my warning: There are (at least) 4 can-of-worms subjects on this forum:

1. Gas vs Diesel
2. Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge (vs Toyota, et al)
3. Bike racks on TT's
4. Air vs nitrogen in tires
... and 5. Towing with propane on for refrigerator.
... and now 6. Letting police search your RV.
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