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Old 09-23-2017, 07:02 PM   #21
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Now that's what I'm talking about, man I wish I would have had the diesel when we was going to Vegas but it took me that trip to change my mind. I just can't wait when I can hook up to my 5th wheel I have to take it in for my factory warranty on the middle of Oct.
Well I traveled with my 2010 Chevy dully 4:10 gear and a 12500# 5er. Still can not justify a diesel as the gaser did just fine. Traveled over 6000 miles a year in all kinds of road conditions. Steep grades and not so steep. Take for ever to recoup 9 grand. Now a nice 6.0 4:10 same results only now a tt. Later RJD
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:51 PM   #22
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Hey Big1, aside from the mpg issue, how well did that 6.4 handle your Denali?

It handle good I didn't have any problem on the flats it tow almost it wasn't there, so if you don't mind the high rpm and the low gas mileage I think that you can beat it. The wife and myself are retire we love our 5th wheel and will take some other long trip so I feel that the diesel is the way to go, now I just need to get them to install my gooseneck hitch so I can try it out.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:54 PM   #23
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Well I traveled with my 2010 Chevy dully 4:10 gear and a 12500# 5er. Still can not justify a diesel as the gaser did just fine. Traveled over 6000 miles a year in all kinds of road conditions. Steep grades and not so steep. Take for ever to recoup 9 grand. Now a nice 6.0 4:10 same results only now a tt. Later RJD

No problem we had the money and I just wanted to go with the diesel, everybody needs and want are different, it's good that you like the gasser, for us money is not a problem so we went for it.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:58 PM   #24
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No problem we had the money and I just wanted to go with the diesel, everybody needs and want are different, it's good that you like the gasser, for us money is not a problem so we went for it.

Life is too short.
Well it's not so much the money just common sense Why keep up with the Jones. Buy more Later RJD
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:32 PM   #25
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No problem I respect your opinion.
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Not a Dodge. It's a Ram.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:07 AM   #28
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I pick it up today and love it I should have bought it when I bought my 6.4L hemi.
CONGRATULATIONS! That is a nice looking truck. I have been contemplating trading in my Chevrolet 2500hd 6.0l (gas) for a while now. I really miss having the diesel for the torque they provide vs a gas motor. For me fuel mileage is really not a concern as I only put on about 6k miles a year. I average about 8-9 mpg with my 6.0l (gas). A Cummins diesel, as others have indicated is about 12 to 13mpg. For me, that equates to a little less than $450 a year more in gas vs what the cost of diesel would be, or $37 a month. And $37 a month is a far cry from what a $60,000 truck payment would be.

Anyway, one of the things that I keep contemplating though is single wheel vs dually. Would you mind sharing your reasoning why you went with the configuration you chose?

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Nice! We had to add some decent steps to save our old knee's. About a 1/2 mile into the test drive the DW looked at me and said, "we're taking this home" There went the old Ford. Night and day in comfort.
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Nice! Welcome to the club. Now if it just fit into the garage...
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Nice!Good luck with your new truck.

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Old 09-25-2017, 07:02 PM   #32
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Big1, any chance that you are a Big Red One? "Duty First!"

I have the 6.4 gasser on a SRW 3500 chassis. You are right on the fuel consumption, but I paid less for it new than I could get either a used Ford or used Chevy 2500 series diesel. The difference in price will pay for an awful lot of gas! When I drive it empty, I can get almost 20 mpg on the flat, so that is really nice.
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Thank you guys for all of your comments, I'm loving it already the wife and I just came back from a 290 miles road trip and I got 20.4 mpg and that is with the Fuelly.com. I didn't pay $60,000 like some made believe it was around $5x,xxx.

So I jump on it, they was giving $6000.00 in rebates and they gave me my military discount and plus I know the owner of the dealership, so why not. The deal was right on and right on time, I was able to transfer my step bar and my gooseneck hitch for my B&W Companion Slider.
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:39 AM   #34
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Nice! We had to add some decent steps to save our old knee's. About a 1/2 mile into the test drive the DW looked at me and said, "we're taking this home" There went the old Ford. Night and day in comfort.

I love those step bar, did you made it yourselves or brought them to a store? Have you tow your fiver with it yet and if so how do it tow. I got to get my gooseneck hitch transfer from my 2500 6.4L so I haven't tow with it yet.
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Big1, any chance that you are a Big Red One? "Duty First!"

I have the 6.4 gasser on a SRW 3500 chassis. You are right on the fuel consumption, but I paid less for it new than I could get either a used Ford or used Chevy 2500 series diesel. The difference in price will pay for an awful lot of gas! When I drive it empty, I can get almost 20 mpg on the flat, so that is really nice.

And I could have kept my 6.4L and it would be already but I have wanted a diesel for some time now and as you read in my post below I didn't pay $60,000 and with all of the rebates and military I jump on it.

Nothing wrong with the 6.4L I just wanted a diesel and the price was right.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:48 AM   #36
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I love those step bar, did you made it yourselves or brought them to a store? Have you tow your fiver with it yet and if so how do it tow. I got to get my gooseneck hitch transfer from my 2500 6.4L so I haven't tow with it yet.
The podium steps are from N-Fab. Easy Install. I can take some measurements, but they almost split the distance form the ground to the door threshold. We picked up the fifth wheel in March and the Ram in May. We took 4 shorter (75 mi.) outings to sort things out. In 3 weeks we are heading to Florida for the winter. We went from a 13 F250 Gasser to the ram and could not be happier. Make sure you set up the on-board trailer brakes correctly through the U-Connect and set the exhaust brake to auto. I just checked the trailer tires and they are rated for 75mph so I am good to go at 65 to 70 mph.

How did it tow? I could not be happier!! In every way.
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Nice! Welcome to the club. Now if it just fit into the garage...
I have the 2014 version of the truck in question and yes mine fits and sleeps in the garage. There is about a 1.5" clearance from the roof of the truck to the frame of the garage door. The radio antenna "if you have one" does touch the frame as I enter and leave the garage.
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The podium steps are from N-Fab. Easy Install. I can take some measurements, but they almost split the distance form the ground to the door threshold. We picked up the fifth wheel in March and the Ram in May. We took 4 shorter (75 mi.) outings to sort things out. In 3 weeks we are heading to Florida for the winter. We went from a 13 F250 Gasser to the ram and could not be happier. Make sure you set up the on-board trailer brakes correctly through the U-Connect and set the exhaust brake to auto. I just checked the trailer tires and they are rated for 75mph so I am good to go at 65 to 70 mph.

How did it tow? I could not be happier!! In every way.

Now that's is what I'm talking about, I just can't wait to tow ours, ours floor plan is simpler to your and the weight is a like. So what did you set your trailer brake to, when I had the 2500 6.4L hemi I set it to 8.5?
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I have the 2014 version of the truck in question and yes mine fits and sleeps in the garage. There is about a 1.5" clearance from the roof of the truck to the frame of the garage door. The radio antenna "if you have one" does touch the frame as I enter and leave the garage.

Yep, mines does the same.
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Congrats, beautiful truck!

I'm sure its night and day difference towing your 5th wheel. Just be careful of your payload capacity, 2500 Diesels are on the low side (especially top line models). HDs are more forgiving when exceeding the door sticker.
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