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Old 05-06-2021, 03:43 PM   #1
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New Ram 2500 is on the way!

Well, I guess I am committed to the whole travel trailer thing now! I just ordered a Ram 2500 crew cab with the Hemi that I don't expect to arrive for at least a few months. After a lot of good information from the forum, I decided since it was time for a new truck anyways, I went with a 2500 over a 1500 just so I can be able to pull pretty much anything and not have to worry about it, plus it ended up costing less that a comparable 1500 off the lot would be. It is probably a slight overkill because I want to try to keep the trailer in the 25'-30' range just so I am not limited to big RV resorts and can still get into some smaller campgrounds, but I guess it can't hurt to have the bigger truck. We have a few trips booked this year for our popup we still have but will start getting serious about looking for a trailer in the fall or winter and hopefully have one next year. If that doesn't work out right away, I'll probably have one of the bigger trucks pulling around a pop up for another year!
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Old 05-06-2021, 04:23 PM   #2
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I'm also in the overkill camp, nothing like the confident feeling and reassurance of ample passing, pulling, braking and cargo capacities.
I also don't need to change my TV if I upgrade to something else.
Good choice in your new TV.
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Old 05-06-2021, 04:38 PM   #3
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Congratulations!
No such thing as to much truck. We love our gas 2500. Pulls my 34 ft TT just fine. 5 yrs and trouble free..
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Old 05-06-2021, 04:41 PM   #4
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No such thing as to much truck. We love our gas 2500. Pulls my 34 ft TT just fine. 5 yrs and trouble free..
Yep, no problems with my Ram either.
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Old 05-06-2021, 04:48 PM   #5
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No such thing as to much truck. We love our gas 2500. Pulls my 34 ft TT just fine. 5 yrs and trouble free..
That is good to hear. I have had Chevy all my life but the Ram just looked so nice! I guess the only sacrifice with a bigger truck is MPG, but I honestly really just take the current rig camping, skiing, etc. and have only been averaging around 5k miles per year. I feel like I am in a good spot because most people probably have the truck first and then get a trailer that may not be the best combo but make it work. I am fortunate that it was time for a new truck anyways.
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Old 05-06-2021, 04:58 PM   #6
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I have 90,000 miles on my 2016. It was my daily driver. Used it hauling work trailers and conveyors, and I just got a deal on a nice older, slide in truck camper, we will use occasionally..
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Old 05-06-2021, 05:35 PM   #7
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Well, I guess I am committed to the whole travel trailer thing now! I just ordered a Ram 2500 crew cab with the Hemi that I don't expect to arrive for at least a few months. After a lot of good information from the forum, I decided since it was time for a new truck anyways, I went with a 2500 over a 1500 just so I can be able to pull pretty much anything and not have to worry about it, plus it ended up costing less that a comparable 1500 off the lot would be. It is probably a slight overkill because I want to try to keep the trailer in the 25'-30' range just so I am not limited to big RV resorts and can still get into some smaller campgrounds, but I guess it can't hurt to have the bigger truck. We have a few trips booked this year for our popup we still have but will start getting serious about looking for a trailer in the fall or winter and hopefully have one next year. If that doesn't work out right away, I'll probably have one of the bigger trucks pulling around a pop up for another year!
Can you post what trim level and options and price, as I'm looking to buy a Ram 2500 6.4 also.
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:00 PM   #8
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Can you post what trim level and options and price, as I'm looking to buy a Ram 2500 6.4 also.
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Skip the pm...and post it up if you don't mind.

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Old 05-06-2021, 06:00 PM   #9
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Can you post what trim level and options and price, as I'm looking to buy a Ram 2500 6.4 also.
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Ok...

Big Horn Crew cab short box with the 6.4
4.10 rear end
Anti spin differential
Night Edition
Level B Group
Tech Package
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Bed utility group
Trailer TPMS

That is the main stuff. $53k. around 12% under MSRP

Feel free to PM me if you have more questions.
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:55 PM   #10
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Congrats. Ram is a great truck
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Old 05-06-2021, 07:05 PM   #11
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Congratulations on the new Ram ,Another Ram Fan here as well. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-06-2021, 07:26 PM   #12
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I've not been a fan of the Ram since my 2011 FCA experience but.... they have really upped their game in recent years. My friend bought a 2020 diesel and I'm impressed. The new transmission seems to be a big improvement and the interior is really really nice. I also like the abundance of storage and cubbies. Who would have thought to put storage in the rear floor!
I'm a long time Ford guy but when it comes time, I may venture to the dark side to see what Ram does next
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:28 PM   #13
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What did they tell you for an anticipated delivery date? Buddy of mine ordered one in Oct/20 and is still waiting for it. Dealer told me just last week that they are now telling people 7 months on a factory order....and dealers around here have 0 stock. Dealer also told me about the only way to get one now is do a factory order.
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Old 05-07-2021, 01:34 AM   #14
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What did they tell you for an anticipated delivery date? Buddy of mine ordered one in Oct/20 and is still waiting for it. Dealer told me just last week that they are now telling people 7 months on a factory order....and dealers around here have 0 stock. Dealer also told me about the only way to get one now is do a factory order.
They said they have been coming in between 60 and 75 days. I have heard some people getting them sooner than that but also some who are just getting them from when they ordered late last year. Who knows!
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Old 05-07-2021, 02:00 AM   #15
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That truck is perfect for a 25 to 30 ft trailer. No overkill at all. Much better than trying to pull it with a half ton.
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Congrats on the new ram guys it is a good fit I had a 2016 ram 6.4L with the 4.10 gears I love that truck.
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Old 05-07-2021, 02:56 AM   #17
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If you don’t mind the road trip these guys have some nice deals
https://www.boballenmotormall.com/al...netPrice%20asc

I drove from MI to KY last year and picked up a 2020 tradesman with 14 miles on it for 38k. Love it. Tows the Alpha Wolf 26dbhl like a dream
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Old 05-07-2021, 04:13 AM   #19
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I was tired of not having enough umph to pull our 2109s up and down the hills of PA constantly downshifting to a crawl and having to keep an eye on the engine/tranny temps with my '96 Chevy. Upgraded to a then new 2018 2500 Ram and have been very pleased.

Currently maybe a little overkill but it gives us room to grow if we decide to and I don't even feel the trailer now
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Old 05-07-2021, 10:38 AM   #20
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I was tired of not having enough umph to pull our 2109s up and down the hills of PA constantly downshifting to a crawl and having to keep an eye on the engine/tranny temps with my '96 Chevy. Upgraded to a then new 2018 2500 Ram and have been very pleased.

Currently maybe a little overkill but it gives us room to grow if we decide to and I don't even feel the trailer now
That is my thinking too with the room to grow. Especially if I ever want to put a topper on it like you did. What do those weigh? A couple hundred pounds or so? That would cut into the payload of a half ton even more. Nice looking truck you have.
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