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Old 08-31-2015, 04:08 PM   #81
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No News on the Stolen TV

It's been alittle over a week now and no news on the stolen truck....Let me give you some background on it.....First it was driven to Sam's Club in Chino, CA without the trailer....It didn't have Onstar...Didn't appear to have been a forced entry (No Broken Glass where TV was parked) Police didn't seem to be that suprised it was stolen...Following day less then 1 mile a way a 2007 Ford F350 Dually was stolen with a 6" lift and 37' Tires So my guess is it wasn't any kids out looking to joy ride these trucks...I've been on the forum long enough not to ask what brand of truck I should buy whether it be a gas or a diesel was just looking for some opnions on something I may have overlooked buying my next TV so sorry that was an honest mistake...One thing I am going to get is LowJack to many horror stories here where I live in Southern CA that Cars and Trucks get stolen on a regular basis hopefully that will help.
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:32 PM   #82
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A 3500 only cost a few dollars more, sometimes the 2500 might cost more. I would get the bigger truck. I wish a thief would steal mine, I have truckits


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we have a 2015 2500hd Chevy 4x4. hubby was looking at the tow rating for the 2500 and the 3500 and believe it or not, the 2500 has a higher tow rating than the 3500hd. with the identical setup. we have a 2016 FR Surveyor 5th wheel and the 2500hd pulls it like it isn't even back there. we love both the camper and the truck
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:16 PM   #83
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Yes you should consider RENTING a TV any TV and take your wife and 2 dogs Camping! They didn't Steal your Camper! I guess the Mods like hearing about Trucks! Camp On! Youroo!!
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:28 PM   #84
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Don't let that ruin your trip rent a Uhaul truck and go anyway. Sorry to hear those people took your truck. Hope everything turns out ok.
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:33 PM   #85
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believe it or not, the 2500 has a higher tow rating than the 3500hd
If they have the same engine & tranny the GCVW will likely be the same... Therefore the heavier springs on the 3500 mean you lose a little tow capacity (since the truck is heavier) to maintain the same GCVW. However, the added springs typically handle an extra 1,000+ payload so you can actually handle the pin weight of a 5er that matches your tow rating...
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:15 PM   #86
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:27 PM   #87
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the problem i see with ford and chevy, is they are gas engines converted to diesel and won't stand the compression for long
There is not so much as one component of the Duramax diesel engine that is part of any gas engine built. With 395hp and 765 ft lbs of torque straight out of the box, you should be able to pull anything, assuming you are 4x4.
Do any Dodge owners know who FCA is and how many buy-backs and recalls are being sent out.
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:45 PM   #88
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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!
REALLY? Anyone who was at the FROG rally will tell you that at least 90%of the haulers are running dodges. I have 2 ram 3500's. An 04 with 1052088 and an 07 with 1751000 miles. Yes, both have over a million miles on them. My total major repairs between the two has been 3 transmissions, 2 clutches, 1 transfer case and 1 turbo. I have not touched an injector or differential. I know one couple that have over 1 million on a duramax. Original motor and tranny, but 2 transfer cases and on their 4th set of injectors at $4000 a pop. I don't know of any fords with a million on them but I'm sure there are some out there.
They are ALL good and and whatever brand you like is great, but don't go talking trash when you don't really know what your talking about. Dodge trannies are made by Mercedes.
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:49 PM   #89
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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

5. Tires
6. Am I over weight?

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REALLY? Anyone who was at the FROG rally will tell you that at least 90%of the haulers are running dodges. I have 2 ram 3500's. An 04 with 1052088 and an 07 with 1751000 miles. Yes, both have over a million miles on them. My total major repairs between the two has been 3 transmissions, 2 clutches, 1 transfer case and 1 turbo. I have not touched an injector or differential. I know one couple that have over 1 million on a duramax. Original motor and tranny, but 2 transfer cases and on their 4th set of injectors at $4000 a pop. I don't know of any fords with a million on them but I'm sure there are some out there.
They are ALL good and and whatever brand you like is great, but don't go talking trash when you don't really know what your talking about. Dodge trannies are made by Mercedes.
I think your mistaken the Aisin tranny is made by aisin seiki Japan.
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