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Old 11-16-2015, 11:59 AM   #121
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The earthroamer looks cool
They are pretty bad ass vehicles. I called them about a month ago and got a quote for a new rig. While I was talking to them I asked specifically WHY they used only Ford F550 Chassis'. This is what I was told:

"We have had no issues with the Ford engine and chassis so why change? The 6.7 has been a bullet proof engine for us. We have not had 1 failure of any engine in any vehicle we have sold with it. "

I also asked if they would prefer a Boxed frame vs open C, and if boxing a frame was an option. here was his response

"We have decided to only run on Open C frames because they provide the flex needed to keep from damaging major structural components. All of the Chassis Cab trucks from all three use open C because of the standardized rails. If you have a failure in a boxed frame, it will be a catastrophic failure and likely leave you completely stranded. Putting that much weight on a frame that does not flex can lead to large welds breaking and tearing instead of bending."
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Old 11-16-2015, 12:26 PM   #122
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We looked at the Ram 3500, even considered it. The local dealer wouldn't discuss price other than sticker. We get the Ford family discount so it was kinda a no brainier. I won't admit it to certain forum members, but the Ram it a good truck.
When I was working in missouri in 99, I looked at a Mustang GT. I was ready to buy, but they would not give me a sell price until I committed to buy. I told them Im not committing until I know if I'm getting a good deal or not. They told me they won't give a price until I commit so that I wouldn't take that price down the street.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:20 PM   #123
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I wish you could get a Cummings with a Allison transmission , then you would have a great powertrain package
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:21 PM   #124
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I wish you could get a Cummings with a Allison transmission , then you would have a great powertrain package

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Old 11-18-2015, 08:29 PM   #125
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I wish people would take care of their stuff.....how many times have you seen someone back up, shift into drive before being at a complete stop?
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My neighbor has a hell of a deal on a Dodge if anyone is interested!!!!! Bhahaha! I think he's smoking crack!



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Old 11-19-2015, 07:51 AM   #127
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Wow. That price seems to be a bit optimistic. (Sarcasm)
I have been waiting for you people to come to a consensus on which new truck is best so I can buy one. Maybe my 2001 7.3l with 88k trouble free miles will be worth more than I think it is when it comes time to upgrade.


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Old 11-19-2015, 07:56 AM   #128
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Wow. That price seems to be a bit optimistic. (Sarcasm)
I have been waiting for you people to come to a consensus on which new truck is best so I can buy one. Maybe my 2001 7.3l with 88k trouble free miles will be worth more than I think it is when it comes time to upgrade.

Keep the 2001, take the money you save and go buy some crack off of the guy selling the Dodge for 33K. Its some primo stuff

After you get all smoked up on that stuff, you'll think your 2001 is worth about 50K?
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I think he is bat scat crazy. I have one of those with 160k I bought end of 09 and paid 26k then with 65000 miles and has 160 now.


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Old 11-19-2015, 08:39 AM   #130
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I've got a friend that called me last night talking new diesels. He's teetering between the Ford and the Dodge. I told him he couldn't go wrong either way- get the one he likes best. But it did get me to thinking about these trim level differences. I know the Dodge Laramie has gotten lots of praise for the leather on the dash, doors, etc. As I think about that and what the leather seats look like in one thats got some age on it, I wonder how that's gonna hold up- especially being on a place like the dash that gets direct sunlight. I'm wondering if 10 years from now there will be a lot of really nasty looking faded and torn dashes in some of these upper trim level trucks. You guys think it'll hold up???
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