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Old 02-10-2020, 10:58 AM   #21
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No problems parking my mega cab anywhere.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:19 AM   #22
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My next truck will be a F350 SRW Super Duty with 8 ft box, cab and half. CCC is 4560 lbs with Lariat trim. More than enough truck for my Landmark. My Current F 350 has 3700 lbs CCC, makes the grade. New Truck with all that payload is pretty amazing.
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:53 PM   #23
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My 3500 Ram diesel 4x4 is my daily driver SRW. Parking lots are no problem...I just park a ways out and walk...figure that's my exercise for the day! This is my 3rd Dodge, first two were 2500, great for what I used them for over 25 years. The 3500 gives me lots of options if I ever decide to change trailers.
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:48 PM   #24
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I drove both before finalizing my decision. I honestly didn't think the 2500 ride was so much better that I would be willing to sacrifice the payload of the 3500. So, I went 3500. It's basically even money one way or the other. I did notice that some things are standard on the 3500 that aren't on the 2500 (limited slip diff if I recall), so, the MSRP is very close once you get apples to apples.

The 3500 is definitely rougher on the road than any of my 1/2 ton trucks in the past, but, that's the price to pay for wanting to be able to tow a house wherever we go.
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:13 PM   #25
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If your worried about ride quality with a 1-ton throw some Bilstein shocks on there. My LWB CC Dually rides just like my Cadillac.
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:23 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by NMWildcat View Post
Or for that matter, just go to a 450 or 550, or better yet, just buy a used semi tractor. They are much cheaper than a new pickup!
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:37 PM   #27
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Not another one! Actually this one is a little different.

I've been researching my next rig and have built and priced using the Ramtrucks website comparing a 2020 Laramie 2500 vs 3500 Mega Cab 4x4 with diesel (non-HO)

Black Appearance group
Bed Utility Group
Laramie level 2 package
Towing Tech group
Wheel to wheel flat painted steps
Towing/5th Wheel Prep

Price difference with exact same options = $895
3500 = $95,500 MSRP
2500 = $94,605 MSRP
All Canadian funds

Now dealer pricing on the same truck with the highest volume truck dealer in Alberta:

3500 $84,350 with 5% tax in, discount of 18.9% from MSRP including tax
2500 $86,855 with tax (none exist in dealer inventory, have to order), discount of 14.4% from MSRP including tax.

Why would anyone ever buy a 2500? Now to come up with $85k in fundage for a truck that will last me 15 years.

I was having to make the same decision a couple of years ago. I drove both and could really not tell the difference in ride (Chevy). At the time I had a bumper pull trailer and the 3/4 would have done just fine but the 1 ton was actually a little cheaper. I thought about this and decided that if I were ever going to sell it I would get more money and sell it quicker because so many people have 5th wheels now. I am very glad that I made the decision to go with the 3500!
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Old 02-11-2020, 10:06 AM   #28
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No worry about rough ride for me. Roads around here are rough in a car due to all the expansion and contraction through our 8 months of winter and 4 months of construction season. Need a truck to not get stuck in the potholes and expansion joints.
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