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Old 06-24-2018, 06:32 PM   #41
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Funny how I get told I live in a backwards, redneck state. Yet I read this stuff and just have to chuckle.

My dually costs $58.50 annually for license. NO Inspection. But it's that's much only because I choose to pay $30 extra to support Game and Fish Foundation with special tag. Has a nice pic of a crappie on it. They don't care what it weighs. Inspections were ditched years ago, as a scam and a waste. Oh, and the 5th Wheel, once initial sales tax was paid, was a one-time Permanent license. No inspections on that either. I think it was about $40??

The ways the Gummint has thought up to tax folks amazes me. I wish they'd put that much thought into stopping Caller ID Spoofing (which is EASY to fix btw)!!!
Almost the same in Georgia. $20 a year. Even a $150,000 class C pays $20.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:35 PM   #42
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I quoted diesels on purpose because they will have the lowest payload. If the choice is to tow with diesel or gas I'll choose diesel every time, a diesel 3/4-ton may not have the necessary payload for a given trailer while a 1-ton SRW of the same truck would have the necessary payload. Point being, the difference between a 3/4-ton and 1-ton truck isn't peanuts as someone stated before.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:36 PM   #43
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My RAM 2014 CCLB Cummins has a 4306 CCC.


All my numbers were for 2018 models and same config. Obviously different years and bed/cab configs will be different.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:39 PM   #44
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Then it's not fair game. Later RJD


Iím sorry you donít like the examples I used, but rest assured it was a fair comparison using manufacturer websites. You want to compare gas models to other gas models then you go right ahead. You want to compare gas models to diesel and that is what is unfair.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:40 PM   #45
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Almost the same in Georgia. $20 a year. Even a $150,000 class C pays $20.
Ha my 2500 cost me notheing to register. Military option no cost. Do not even do a emission test. Love it. Later RJD
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:50 PM   #46
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I could have saved lots of money if I had purchased the 1 ton first instead of third for towing an RV.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:21 PM   #47
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For us, the F250 was too good a deal to pass up. It was the last day of the year in 2017 and the dealer was wanting to move vehicles. And at the time it was a huge leap from the F150 we had in terms of towing ability and stability for our TT (3039 lb payload)
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:23 PM   #48
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My biggest decision was because i can register a 2500 with pass plates. 1 ton is commercial. 90% of my driving is parkways.
Sounds like you are from NY? I'm in the same boat (if my assumption was correct on your location) but use my Ram 1500 as my daily drive. I scored huge on my 2005 Ram 3500(dually) with only 36K miles on it that is now my TV.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:24 PM   #49
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SRW (Single Rear Wheel) 3/4-ton vs 1-ton difference can be substantial.

Ford:
F-250 CCSB 4x4 6.7L - Max payload 1,836LB
F-350 CCSB 4x4 SRW 6.7L - Max payload 3,117LB, an increase of almost 1,300LB over the F-250.

GM:
2500HD CCSB 4x4 DMAX - Max payload 2,513LB
3500HD CCSB 4x4 SRW DMAX - Max payload 3,927, an increase of just over 1,400LB

Ram:
2500 CCSB 4x4 6.7L - Max payload 2,318LB
3500 CCSB 4x4 SRW 6.7L - Max payload 4,020LB, an increase of just over 1,700LB

I wouldn't call those similar payload capacities at all.

That's apples to apples .

The weight of the fuel, hitch, other cargo as well as driver and passenger(s) remains the same, which translates into a real world increase.
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:42 PM   #50
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Why even bother with a 3/4 ton truck?

OP--I am completely happy with my "3/4." Has pulled my 14-15K lb 35' 5er many thousands of trouble-free miles. No need to "bother with" a 1-ton. That should explain it, IF you really care. I don't have any problem understanding why TV's come in all sizes and why people choose what they do.
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I had a 3/4 ton for 16 years and it served me well. Pulled anything I wanted to buy. Recently purchased a 1 ton and now have a Cedar Creek fifth wheel. That upgrade path worked for me. If I had it to do over again I would go straight to the F-350 dually.
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I added airbags so I can level out the headlights on those rare occasions when I tow at night. My payload is within spec and truck tows great. My old truck had adjustable headlights but this one no.
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t there appear to be quite a bit of folks adding airbags to haul RVs that exceed their stickered payload capacities.
And then there are many who buy air bags to level the truck while towing a camper. Im within all my weight limits, but the truck does squat when our 5er is connected.

You can thank me when I pass you going the opposite direction and my low beams do not blind you as you approach.
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never thought i would own a 5th wheel, when i ordered my 17 f250 SC, but when i did order i added camper pkg and plow pkg, i just bought a 37' fifth wheel and it sit level no airbags needed. i have a friend that has a 350 and a 44' 5th wheel he added air bags, but his truck doesnt have the camper pkg.
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I own a couple 3500s and a couple 2500s, all 2015 and 2016 models. The annual property taxes on the 3500s are right at $2,400.00 each. For the 2500s, the personal property taxes are just over $1,000.00 each.

I suppose this could be a deciding factor for some.

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I own a couple 3500s and a couple 2500s, all 2015 and 2016 models. The annual property taxes on the 3500s are right at $2,400.00 each. For the 2500s, the personal property taxes are just over $1,000.00 each.

I suppose this could be a deciding factor for some.

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WHAAAAAT??? Thatís the highest vehicle tax Iíve ever heard of. Where is that?
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WHAAAAAT??? That’s the highest vehicle tax I’ve ever heard of. Where is that?
Fairfax County, VA

Believe me, those bills all come at the same time, and it is painful.

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I own a couple 3500s and a couple 2500s, all 2015 and 2016 models. The annual property taxes on the 3500s are right at $2,400.00 each. For the 2500s, the personal property taxes are just over $1,000.00 each.

I suppose this could be a deciding factor for some.

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I'd be outa that state in a heart beat. Later RJD
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I'd be outa that state in a heart beat. Later RJD
Itís the county more than it is the state. I canít wait for the day that I can get out of this place.

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Sometimes it is just the options. We bought our first trailer in 2010 from a used car dealer. The truck I had at the time was a Ford Ranger. These guys had a 2000 30' 5th wheel with one slide and the only truck on the lot big enough was a 2002 F250 V10 gas with 65,000 miles. I really did not want gas, but the truck was in good shape and I had never pulled anything in my life. Most of our camping was going to be within 150 miles from home and 7 to 10 long weekends a year. We got the trailer, truck, hitch, and Nerf steps for $19,900 all in, tax, title and license included. We now have a bigger trailer and my wishful self has convinced by practical self I need a 1 ton dually, but our F250 still only has a little over 100,000 miles and runs great. Hoping to retire in 5 years and intend on having that 1 ton by then.
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