Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles: 2019 Chevy 2500 HD gas
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > 2019 Chevy 2500 HD gas

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev
ib516

Way up north eh

Senior Member

Joined: 04/18/2003

View Profile



Posted: 06/10/18 07:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

azwildcat wrote:

I am in the same situation as Charlie D. Can't find a Chev or Ford locally that is even close to what I am looking for. I did find one on the dark side that was very close to my criteria. It was a 45 min drive but was I surprised. The Ram Laramie is a very nice truck. Took it for a drive and was very impressed. The one draw back that I noted was that the 6.4 requires high test gas. The extra 50 cents per gal would add up in a hurry. Sure was tempting.

That must have changed since I bought my 6.4L Hemi in 2014. It didn't need 89 Octane according to the manual that came with it, 87 was fine.


Prev: 2010 Cougar 322QBS (junk)
02 Dodge 2500 4x4 5.9L CTD 3.55
07 Dodge 3500 4x4 SRW Mega 5.9L CTD 3.73
14 Ram 2500 4x4 Crew 6.4L Hemi 4.10
06 Chevy 1500 4x4 E-Cab 3.73 5.3L
All above are sold
Current: 07 Dodge 1500 5.7L Hemi 3.55 / 2010 Jayco 17z


drsteve

Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 06/09/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/10/18 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ralph Cramden wrote:

Every incentive or rebate offer I have ever seen from any of the big 3 is clearly listed in the fine print as available on "in dealer stock units only".


I once questioned a salesman about that detail and was told that any vehicle sold at retail (as opposed to fleet sales) whether special ordered or off the lot, passes through dealer stock before it gets to the buyer.

This provision keeps them from having to give rebates to Hertz, etc. on top of the negotiated price.


2006 Silverado 1500HD Crew Cab 2WD 6.0L 3.73 8600 GVWR
2018 Coachmen Catalina Legacy Edition 223RBS
1991 Palomino Filly PUP

Waunacamper

SC Wisconsin

New Member

Joined: 07/12/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/10/18 08:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ib516 wrote:

azwildcat wrote:

I am in the same situation as Charlie D. Can't find a Chev or Ford locally that is even close to what I am looking for. I did find one on the dark side that was very close to my criteria. It was a 45 min drive but was I surprised. The Ram Laramie is a very nice truck. Took it for a drive and was very impressed. The one draw back that I noted was that the 6.4 requires high test gas. The extra 50 cents per gal would add up in a hurry. Sure was tempting.

That must have changed since I bought my 6.4L Hemi in 2014. It didn't need 89 Octane according to the manual that came with it, 87 was fine.

The 6.4 in the Ram has never required 89 or higher octane. I have tried it and noticed no difference at all.


2017 ORV Timber Ridge 27BHS
2015 Ram 2500 (6.4/4.10)

azwildcat

Falls Church VA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/14/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/10/18 03:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just downloaded the owner manual and this is what it says.

6.4L Engine
Do not use E-85 flex fuel or ethanol blends greater than
15% in this engine.
This engines is designed to meet all
emissions regulations and provide satisfactory
fuel economy and performance
when using high quality unleaded gasoline
having a posted octane number
range of 87 to 89 as specified by the
(R+M)/2 method. The use of 89 octane
“Plus” gasoline is recommended for optimum performance
and fuel economy.
While operating on gasoline with an octane number of 87,
hearing a light knocking sound from the engine is not a
cause for concern. However, if the engine is heard making
a heavy knocking sound, see your dealer immediately. Use
of gasoline with an octane number lower than 87 can cause
engine failure and may void or not be covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.

I guess the salesman did not know his product.

Charlie D.

E. Texas-Orange

Senior Member

Joined: 09/12/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 07/09/18 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:


However if you're limiting yourself, like CharlieD, to the local yokel dealer and think driving 30mi is too far then you're pretty much reaping what you sow.


Not limiting myself. I will travel and deal anywhere BUT I do not want to take or tow a vehicle to a dealer in another town, leave it for several days, when I can take a vehicle to a home town for service regardless where I bought.

OP. Couldn't deal with my hometown dealer although I had bought 2 vehicles from them. Went to another dealer and received the $2500. incentive to finance. I have now paid the truck off with no issues. If you do an amortization check you will find that even with the $2500 incentive you may pay in the $4,000 range on charges with 50% financed. Interest rate was above 4% with GM.


Enjoying Your Freedom?
Thank A Veteran
Native Texan
2013 Prime Time Crusader 330MKS
2018 Chevy 2500 D/A Z71 4x4 Offroad
2006 Holiday Rambler Savoy 33SKT-40,000 trouble free miles-retired
2006 Chevy 2500 D/A-retired
2013 Chevy 2500 D/A-retired

Groover

Pulaski, TN

Senior Member

Joined: 10/17/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/09/18 11:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

drsteve wrote:

Ralph Cramden wrote:

Every incentive or rebate offer I have ever seen from any of the big 3 is clearly listed in the fine print as available on "in dealer stock units only".


I once questioned a salesman about that detail and was told that any vehicle sold at retail (as opposed to fleet sales) whether special ordered or off the lot, passes through dealer stock before it gets to the buyer.

This provision keeps them from having to give rebates to Hertz, etc. on top of the negotiated price.


Both of the Ford trucks that I have bought new were special ordered and got all of the factory promotions in effect.

Dave H M

IL

Senior Member

Joined: 08/11/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/10/18 05:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I woud check into that finance deal incentive. I got 1k off my ford for financing with ford for what ever the amount was. I then paid off the loan. Walla, money in the pocket.

* This post was edited 07/13/18 05:48am by Dave H M *

Charlie D.

E. Texas-Orange

Senior Member

Joined: 09/12/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 07/10/18 07:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dave H M wrote:

I woud check into that finance deal incentive. I got 1k off my ford for financing with ford for what ever the amount was. I then paid of the loan. Walla, money i the pocket.


Yep.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > 2019 Chevy 2500 HD gas
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS