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Old 10-06-2019, 07:49 PM   #4961
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:48 PM   #4962
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If itís got a C on the side, only replace it w a C, if you donít you will always be disappointed!
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:09 AM   #4963
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If itís got a C on the side, only replace it w a C, if you donít you will always be disappointed!

It's got the "C". My first Ram. Did a 600-ish mile trip over the weekend. Did pretty good. It's down on power, compared to my Excursion, but way more relaxed. And relaxing. Very comfortable cabin (Laramie edition), quieter and rides WAAAAAY better than the Exy too. And I can use cruise control on this one!

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Old 10-07-2019, 08:44 AM   #4964
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It's got the "C". My first Ram. Did a 600-ish mile trip over the weekend. Did pretty good. It's down on power, compared to my Excursion, but way more relaxed. And relaxing. Very comfortable cabin (Laramie edition), quieter and rides WAAAAAY better than the Exy too. And I can use cruise control on this one!



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What year is it Tim?

Well itís true that the C will not win a race. Iím ok w that. One thing I have noticed is that this is the only vehicle that Iíve owned that the cruise works better than my foot, give it a try in the mountains.

You should have it in fifth gear while towing. Funny thing is that the testing TFL truck did on the Ram versus Ford was the they were identical, well almost, Going up to the IKE tunnel and down.

And they are so easy to drive. After 3-400 miles on my class c, I was wore out. But there is a noticeable difference w this truck.

Also going over potholes and the like, the truck is amazing, feel like I could take my hands off the wheel.

Good Luck!
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:32 AM   #4965
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:36 AM   #4966
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What year is it Tim?

Well itís true that the C will not win a race. Iím ok w that. One thing I have noticed is that this is the only vehicle that Iíve owned that the cruise works better than my foot, give it a try in the mountains.

You should have it in fifth gear while towing. Funny thing is that the testing TFL truck did on the Ram versus Ford was the they were identical, well almost, Going up to the IKE tunnel and down.

And they are so easy to drive. After 3-400 miles on my class c, I was wore out. But there is a noticeable difference w this truck.

Also going over potholes and the like, the truck is amazing, feel like I could take my hands off the wheel.

Good Luck!
Its a 2017.

I disagree with that only tow in 5th gear thing. If that was a requirement, I feel they would have made Tow/Haul mode lock out 6th. I did lock out 6th for about 60 miles in some undulating hills, simply because I could see farther than the trucks computer, and knew it would want 5th on the next hill. But for the majority of the trip, it stayed in 6th and pulled at 70MPH just fine.

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It's got the "C". My first Ram. Did a 600-ish mile trip over the weekend. Did pretty good. It's down on power, compared to my Excursion, but way more relaxed. And relaxing. Very comfortable cabin (Laramie edition), quieter and rides WAAAAAY better than the Exy too. And I can use cruise control on this one!

Family consensus... 4 thumbs and 2 paws up

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With 850 lb/ft of torque, it should leave the Excursion in the dust. Unless, the 3:42 gears in the newer RAMS make that much of a difference or the Excursion had a 4:11 gear or was "chipped".


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What year is it Tim?

Well it’s true that the C will not win a race. I’m ok w that. One thing I have noticed is that this is the only vehicle that I’ve owned that the cruise works better than my foot, give it a try in the mountains.

You should have it in fifth gear while towing. Funny thing is that the testing TFL truck did on the Ram versus Ford was the they were identical, well almost, Going up to the IKE tunnel and down.

And they are so easy to drive. After 3-400 miles on my class c, I was wore out. But there is a noticeable difference w this truck.

Also going over potholes and the like, the truck is amazing, feel like I could take my hands off the wheel.

Good Luck!
Maybe it's the 3:42 ratio as opposed to my 2011 with the 3:73 ratio but, I can pull my 15,000 5'er in 6th gear all day long.



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Its a 2017.

I disagree with that only tow in 5th gear thing. If that was a requirement, I feel they would have made Tow/Haul mode lock out 6th. I did lock out 6th for about 60 miles in some undulating hills, simply because I could see farther than the trucks computer, and knew it would want 5th on the next hill. But for the majority of the trip, it stayed in 6th and pulled at 70MPH just fine.

Tim

X2 Although I normally don't intentionally exceed 65 mph, my 2011 2500 with 800 lb/ft of torque and 3:73 gears would easily pull past 70 - 75 without effort in 6th gear! Hence, the reason I use cruise control and let the CTD and "smart" transmission do what they were designed to do.
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Its a 2017.

I disagree with that only tow in 5th gear thing. If that was a requirement, I feel they would have made Tow/Haul mode lock out 6th. I did lock out 6th for about 60 miles in some undulating hills, simply because I could see farther than the trucks computer, and knew it would want 5th on the next hill. But for the majority of the trip, it stayed in 6th and pulled at 70MPH just fine.

Tim
I do the same thing to avoid a harsh downshift to 5th mid-climb. Puts it in the proper power band for any hill or mountain.
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:22 PM   #4969
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With 850 lb/ft of torque, it should leave the Excursion in the dust. Unless, the 3:42 gears in the newer RAMS make that much of a difference or the Excursion had a 4:11 gear or was "chipped".
Chipped? Ha! We went a wee bit more than just 'chipped'...

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The thing is a beast. But now its more of a Thoroughbred instead of a draft horse. It'll out pull the Ram by a good margin, but it's very hard to keep temps down. Gotta drive with one eye on the road, and one eye on the EGT's. It's got the power to pull my camper up any hill at just about any speed short of ludicrous. It's just a matter of if you want to melt the crowns off the pistons doing it... You definitely don't want to use cruise control

And BTW, diesel Exy's never got 4.11 gears. they are all 3.73.

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Old 10-09-2019, 04:03 PM   #4971
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Cool, how far is the KOA from the track?
Maybe 2 miles by road, less as the crow flies.
We heard cars testing while we were there.

2 years ago my wife surprised me with an on track drive session at Watkins Glen for my birthday.

It was one of the coolest things I've ever done and was a perfect gift.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:13 AM   #4976
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Correct me if I am wrong, but don't your truck have like 500,000 miles on it?

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Not actually towing but adjusting the hitch for my new TV. I think the F-350 will be able to handle it.

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