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Old 12-26-2015, 06:45 PM   #51
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In a perfect world my truck would have a Dodge Cummins engine, Chevy Allison transmission, and a Ford's suspension.

That trailer doesn't have much in the way of CCC I'm sure you will use that up in no time.

Good luck with you search .
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:49 PM   #52
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My Ram 2500 is a basic truck(not the cheapest) no foo foo stuff/ cloth=warm in winter cool in summer 820 ft lbs 12 to 14 pulling a 9k TT a absolute beast. Ya can't go wrong And 4X4 new just under 46k and I got 30k for my 11'2500HD Silverado.
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:32 PM   #53
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Others have said.....and your photos indicate a RV of roughly 8K loaded to capacity. 3/4 ton would be my recommendation. Make not really important nor is the power plant IMO at that weight. You mentioned future plans...that may push you to a oil burner. For me anything under 10K trailer weight....power plant irrelevant as they all are up to the task....however the class of truck is the major issue. good luck.
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:51 PM   #54
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The 6.7 Cummins and 6.7 Ford both have strong points. I can tell you from experience that the Ford is a stronger running engine than the Cummins. The Cummins is more than up to the task with 2 less cylinders. The Ford is a V8 and the Cummins is an inline 6. I also believe that the Ford "truck" is better built than the Dodge. The Ford 6 speed auto is a great transmission, and I believe it is built tougher than the Dodge. The Aisan transmission is supposed to be great also.
That's my 2 c. As to 3/4 vs 1 ton. No question there in my mind....buy the 1 ton. Very little difference in cost and you gain an overload spring, spacer, and (I believe) front coil spring is heavier duty.

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Old 12-26-2015, 10:49 PM   #55
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As i said before "you will upgrade" and if you can. Go diesel. Far better resale. Last forever and will kick a gasser's ass when talking MPG while towing a good size comfortable TT/5er. Ford has been trying to replace that great 7.3 they had and i have read the new 6.7 is very good. However google "Cummins" stay with what works. Again IMHO.
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:26 PM   #56
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I forgot to post the photos so I will post them this time.
It seems I may have given the wrong impression here. I believe the truck I have is capable of knowing what I want but I won't know for sure till I pulled up the mountains. If I'm not satisfied with it then I'm going to go looking for a new truck. A friend of mine is trying to talk me into a diesel and I've never owned one before.
Naturally if I go for a new truck going to get something bigger and capable of hauling something heavier than what I have now. My question is who makes the best diesel and why do you think that. So far it looks like a Cummings but I'm really not getting the information I'm looking for.
Who makes the best diesel and why do you think that? A fairly straightforward question.
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Better start looking now, cause what you got just ain't gonna make it in the mountains. And here's a fairly straightforward answer- Cummins. Reasons being- among many others- you can see underneath the hood. If serviced correctly through the years, there's no reason you shouldn't be good for 750K plus. Just a few reasons among the many as to why the Cummins is the way to go. I looked at the Ford and the Chevy, both are very nice- but- jump into the RAM, and you'll see what I mean... My wife and I go "Whew!" everytime we see those commercials about which truck is the truck of the year. We came close, but eventually made the right decision.
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The 6.7 Cummins and 6.7 Ford both have strong points. I can tell you from experience that the Ford is a stronger running engine than the Cummins. The Cummins is more than up to the task with 2 less cylinders. The Ford is a V8 and the Cummins is an inline 6. I also believe that the Ford "truck" is better built than the Dodge. The Ford 6 speed auto is a great transmission, and I believe it is built tougher than the Dodge. The Aisan transmission is supposed to be great also.
That's my 2 c. As to 3/4 vs 1 ton. No question there in my mind....buy the 1 ton. Very little difference in cost and you gain an overload spring, spacer, and (I believe) front coil spring is heavier duty.

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Old 12-31-2015, 09:17 PM   #58
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Kenny, I'm hearing good things about the Aisin Transmission, but the Dodge frame/body scares me. A close friend of mine bought a 2012 Dodge with the 6.7. Man that engine pulls like a freight train, and even so, my Ford will both out pull and out run it. Which engine will last longer? I don't know, probably both will last longer than me with decent maintenance, but as much as I like my 6.7 Ford, I would bet my money on the Cummins running the longer miles, all things being equal. Right now, my friend is waiting to have the spring bushings replaced in his truck. Local Dodge dealer diagnosed "that knocking" sound over a month ago, and still waiting on parts. 2012 year model with 34k miles. That bugs me. Now, is it an anomaly? Maybe, but as for me and my dollars?....I gotta go Ford. I just wish that Toyota had a 3/4 ton with a proven diesel.
Having said all that, it's just my opinion.....my opinion and a dollar bill might get you a cup of coffee at McD's. ��
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A spring bushing went bad and that was the reason you stayed with your ford?
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Mike, don't get your panties in a knot now. It's not that big a deal. I only listed one example. If you want several more, shoot me a pm. Better yet, I'll put you in touch with my buddy. His 2500 has a "For Sale" sign on it. Ya'll could compare notes, but he has a contract on a new Ford. As for me? i stayed with what works for me. I suggest you do the same. Such a simple concept isn't it? Happy New Year!
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