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Lantley

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BeerBrewer wrote:

A few people on this forum also said that 250/2500s generally aren't that more expensive than similarly equipped 1500s and they were right. In my case 2018 Ram 2500 Diesel Laramie only ended up costing $3000 more than the 2019 RAM 1500 Laramie 5.7 and E-torque.


The above is very true and is worth repeating.
Many end up with the wrong truck simply because they did not know any better. If you do your homework and compare prices you will find the prices are closer than you imagined.
Often we claim its a financial decision but in the end the prices of similarly equipped trucks are close in price.
Chassis size and type do not have a drastic impact on the final price


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Congratulations on your new Ram. We just traded in our 2016 Ram 3500 diesel, for a new 2018 Ram, 2500 diesel. We love this new truck. The 3500 was very rough riding when not pulling the RV. You will not be sorry you got the 2500.

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twodownzero wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

Have you considered the 3500 SRW to future proof yourself? It would have over a TON more payload.


You must not have read his post, but I agree with this sentiment.


yep, Missed that post! [emoticon]

Well to BeerBrewer, enjoy the new ride!


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I sold my 2014 2500 CTD and bought a 2017 3500 CTD (new from dealer, great deal).

3500 ride, is harsher, I do agree. However, if you drop the air pressure from 75(ish) to 50(ish), when not towing or loaded, it rides a lot smoother. That per my wife who rode in back seat of both. Aired down the 3500 is a lot closer to the coil spring ride of the 2500.

Congrats on the new truck. Where's the pics?

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Congrats!

How many of you complaining of a rough ride have actually used the load inflation chart for your tires and aired accordingly???


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Congrats, OP! You're going to love that truck especially towing. Be sure to use your exhaust brake regularly and you'll be a very happy camper! [emoticon]

BTW you made a great choice in going with the diesel over the 6.4L. It will tow much better, get better fuel economy doing so, and fetch far better resale value.


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68RFE is a learning trans run the hell out of it and will serve you well. Run TH and EB all the time.

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Congrats! I am sure you will love it!


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Congrats and thank you for your purchase!

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^ Thats funny! Good stuff though keepin you in a job! That’s how she works.
That’s like when folks complain about gas tax. I gladly vote for it, because the funding goes to road projects and I build roads!

Brewer, you got a sweet truck that will no spoil you forever compared to little trucks!


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