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Old 09-03-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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Our New TV: 3500 +4.10

Got a new TV. So excited! My first post a week ago was asking if my Suburban could tow our new FR Rockwood 8306. We felt it was cutting close so bit the bullet and bought a new Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 diesel dually, longbed with a 4.10 axle. Wow! We can tow anything now. Such a relief
The new TT won't be delivered for about 8 weeks though.
Thanks to all on this forum for their input.

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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Great looking truck!
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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Great looking rig. You're gonna love towing with a diesel.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:47 AM   #4
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Great looking rig. You're gonna love towing with a diesel.
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This is our first diesel, so we expect a learning curve with it.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:06 AM   #5
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Thank you
This is our first diesel, so we expect a learning curve with it.
Yeah...you're gonna have to learn to drive it without a big grin on your face all the time!

Congratulations!
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #6
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Whoa! Guess we know who to call when we need to tow something REALY big! 😊

Congrats on the new tv and enjoy your new towing confidence. Not worrying while on the move is soooo much better than having doubts.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:35 AM   #7
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Hey! That looks a lot like my truck - just different colors. We LOVE ours!

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:03 AM   #8
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I have the same truck in an early 07 model. Mine has the 5.9 and no jake break on it. Great truck, with the 4.10 you can pull your sticks and brick house if you wanted to. Not so great on MPG, but better than a gaser built the same way. I get around 15.5 with no TT and 12.5 with the TT.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:05 AM   #9
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Now, we're talking trucks.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:18 PM   #10
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Thats one sweet truck right there congrats you will like it
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:39 PM   #11
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In a way, it's good that it's your first diesel: if you had gone from a 5.9 Cummins to a 6.7 Cummins, you might be having mileage shock, as the 5.9 got better mileage but the 6.7 is more motor, torque, and HP right out of the box, so you'll get used to that mileage right from the get-go. Plus the factory exhaust/jake brake is pretty awesome! Congrats!

When you get a chance, check out this site and it's forums:

Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource - Cummins - Home

Similar to the FR forums, specialized to Cummins Dodge, and very helpful people. Lots of answers to lots of questions about our trucks.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:44 PM   #12
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Where's the green eyed monster smiley?!? In a few years time, I might be looking towards a '10-'12 3500 CC/MC CTD. Too rich for my blood now...Enjoy it, take care of it and I might buy it off you then! lol
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:13 AM   #13
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Lookin like that will handle juz about any TT!

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Old 09-05-2012, 04:08 AM   #14
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OOOPPPS ALERT cancel the TT order I see a very large 5'er in your future!!!! HAHAHA
Thats a great lookg rig. Enjoy.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:14 PM   #15
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That is a monster! But very good looking. Hope you got a deal on it. Enjoy!
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #16
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only downside to a diesel that i have found is the oil change costs. my d/a gets a bit better mileage than my old 6.0 gm gasser empty, and better mpg towing. plus, the comfort factor of having a truck that has the cajones for up/down hill towing makes for a restful trip.

nice truck you have there tho, you will be quite impressed the first time out with it towing.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #17
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Good move, better to bring too much stick to a fight than not enough! That bad boy will take care of business! Congrats!
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