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b17drvr

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Posted: 07/04/18 11:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get a 4x4 for resale. Nobody wants a 2x2. The 17 and later fords are really nice with the new design.

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My only comment is simply that the RAM truck will have coils on the rear, the Ford will have leaf springs. In my view and opinion, coils belong on a Buick, not a truck


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donn0128 wrote:

If you believe you will eventually go for a fiver, skip 2500 series and go with a 3500. Newer the better. What is your budget? Fords last good motor until the 6.7 was the 7.3. But those are getting really long in the tooth and have really low ratings. Dodge Rams have offered the Cummins for years, with only one major upgrade. The 6.7 was a big leap in all aspects. Better power, cleaner burning, way more standard features. Add their wonderful 68RFE 6 speed auto and it has proven to be hard to beat. Think plan ahead. How big of a fiver do you think you will go for? Plan a truck to handle that much. It may be overkill today, but unless you want to buy another truck in two three years, get what you need tomorrow now. And dont discount a dually if your going for a fiver 35 or more feet.


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RAM/CUMMINS/AISIN/LONGBED/3500/FACTORY REAR AIR/5er TOW PREP

You WILL thank me!


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SidecarFlip wrote:

My only comment is simply that the RAM truck will have coils on the rear, the Ford will have leaf springs. In my view and opinion, coils belong on a Buick, not a truck


Ever towed with one or driven one?

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SidecarFlip wrote:

My only comment is simply that the RAM truck will have coils on the rear, the Ford will have leaf springs. In my view and opinion, coils belong on a Buick, not a truck


Have you seen one in person? The rear coils on my 17 are large and beefy. Nothing at all like a car coil spring. Loaded with firewood and gear and the trailer hooked up, even without the wdh engaged it hardly squats at all. The rear coil spring suspensions on the 14 and newer HD rams is very stout. Just my .02.

The newer F250s are also excellent trucks. I like them a lot also. You can't go wrong with either of them. Good luck.


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Posted: 07/05/18 10:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know there is more sway in the Ram 2500 coils than the 3500 leafs. Truck camper guys are having a hard time tuning that suspension for a top heavy load. This is not a noticeable difference in the GM or Ford when going between their 3/4 and one tons.


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b17drvr wrote:

Get a 4x4 for resale. Nobody wants a 2x2. The 17 and later fords are really nice with the new design.


Thats absolute silly. Anyone who attempts to haul a 10,000+ pound trailer over unpaved ground is simply asking for trouble.
A properly equipped 4x2 will have more load carrying capacity, get better fuel economy, have a lower step in height. Which a lot of folks, think vertically challanged or older, will appreciate. I started towing my fiver with a 4x4, after three years of not using it while towing swapped for a 4x2 dually. Towed 13 years with no problems what so ever. We took our 4x2 dually places a truck its size should not have gone with no problems.
Someone once said, "all 4x4 will do for 90% of people is get them deeper in trouble".
The OP needs to pick a tow vehicle thst will do the job he intends it to do.


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My 2015 RAM 2500 is equipped with Trailer Sway control as part of the electronic brake control system. As with the Ford I'm certain it's a system that only kicks in when excessive sway is detected.

I have used 4wd more than once pulling and backing my TT on wet grass.


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for what its worth
i bought a 2017 f250 6.2 gasser 4x2 last october to tow our cat scaled 7500lb TT

i towed it before that with my 2000 f150

i can tow it with the f250 coast to coast with no wdh but i wouldn't.

the wdh takes bounce out of suspension and makes for a way better setup. tows very well and balanced great with truck. almost like one unit.

i use a friction sway bar. helps out on the open highway.

if you are planning on a fiver down the road, skip the 3/4 ton and go 1 ton dually diesel either ford, dodge or chevy. they are all fairly reliable now. diesels may require more maintenance etc but they are worth it if you go over 10,000lbs towing

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