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spud1957

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Posted: 09/12/20 08:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As the title says, looking for comments from the Ram owners. Has the HO with Aisin. Mega cab with Laramie trim. 55,000 miles. Any thoughts, comments? Does it have heat/AC vents under the front seats for the rear passengers? Weird question but important one for us.

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Posted: 09/12/20 08:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you know the VIN number of the truck you're considering, you can likely get all of the specs on it using a VIN Decoder.


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My 12 model Laramie has them. Yours probably does too.

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I have a base model 2015, its a great truck. The exhaust brake is fantastic, my regular engine has plenty of power so your HO will be even better. Yes, there is rear heat under the front seats and rear AC with adjustable vents between the front seats. The Mega cab is nice, as the seats can recline to make it more comfy for passengers and there is a lot of room behind the seats for storage.

I really like my truck. DEF is super easy to use and lasts quite a while. Mileage around town is 16-17 (empty) and 21-22 highway (empty).


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Mine has vents under the seats plus a couple in the console. I'd go for it, they're nice trucks. The Aisin has pretty frequent fluid changes but it's probably a better transmission than the 68RFE although mind hasn't given me any trouble yet.


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I came from several Fords and bought the truck in my signature new. We absolutely love it and have no regrets; they are great, solid trucks with a fantastic power plant. And best of all, they have a reliable high pressure fuel pump.

The Megacab is great with unbelievable room, I think you will love it!

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spud1957 wrote:

As the title says, looking for comments from the Ram owners. Has the HO with Aisin. Mega cab with Laramie trim. 55,000 miles. Any thoughts, comments? Does it have heat/AC vents under the front seats for the rear passengers? Weird question but important one for us.

Thanks
S


SRW or Dually? We love our SRW with 3.42 gears and Aisin, towed at 24,500 combined just fine and is a freeway cruiser empty. Like the Laramie trim level and full center console. Our 2015 has heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. I believe that there are HVAC ducts under the front seats that service the rear passengers.

Hard to go wrong with the 2017 model year. Chris


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If you want a great VIN decoder for your ram this is the best I have found. It gives a complete listing of all installed standard equipment and Options. It also list the area the vehicle was delivered to new.

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Thanks all. Curious about fuel mileage pulling 10k at 65mph. 10-12 mpg US?


Forgot to add it's SRW.

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Sounds like a great truck. Not sure you will make that 10 - 12 MPG average towing an RV at 65 though.......


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