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TomG2

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Posted: 11/09/20 12:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The trick is to park down the street and grab one right off the hauler. That is almost what I did. I knew what was on the way before the salesman did and told him I wanted it when it arrived.

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Same here w/ Ford. Husband wanted a new "daily" truck, and was originally looking at F250s, none to be had. Not much choice on F350s either, but a bit more. In the end, he ordered an F350 (so yes, we will have 2) since the cost wasn't much more to do the 1 ton over 3/4 ton. Hopefully we will have it before Jan 4th as a rebate runs out then.


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rhagfo wrote:

LITEPHIL wrote:

I will order exactly what I want when I'm ready but I wanted to check them out. My 2019 1500 works great but my last 4 trucks were 3/4 ton and I really like the feel of a 3/4 ton truck.


So tell me what is the better FEEL of a 3/4 ton over a one ton? I would rather have that FEELING when towing than when daily driving.


Well I will say, our 2016 Ram 3500 DRW Laramie, rides smoother than our old 2001Ram 2500 Laramie. It is also smoother towing the same 5th wheel.


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monkey44 wrote:

I'm guessing the manufacturers gear up for the most selling trucks first, like 1500's or 150's, and go to HD once they catch up with demand.
They are made in different plants. Either the plant is running or its not, they can't just switch from one truck to another.

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rhagfo wrote:

rhagfo wrote:

LITEPHIL wrote:

I will order exactly what I want when I'm ready but I wanted to check them out. My 2019 1500 works great but my last 4 trucks were 3/4 ton and I really like the feel of a 3/4 ton truck.


So tell me what is the better FEEL of a 3/4 ton over a one ton? I would rather have that FEELING when towing than when daily driving.


Well I will say, our 2016 Ram 3500 DRW Laramie, rides smoother than our old 2001Ram 2500 Laramie. It is also smoother towing the same 5th wheel.


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wing_zealot wrote:

monkey44 wrote:

I'm guessing the manufacturers gear up for the most selling trucks first, like 1500's or 150's, and go to HD once they catch up with demand.
They are made in different plants. Either the plant is running or its not, they can't just switch from one truck to another.


Didn't know that - I thought trucks were built in truck plants, and cars in car plants. And, runs of 1500, 2500, 3500 just built in series runs.

That works same way kinda, open one plant and go full bore until you get enough trucks, then open a different plant - I'm sure the plant is concerned with high start up cost all plants at once, especially with trucks that sell less overall, as do the 2500 and 3500 heavy haulers.

I personally feel manufacturers would sell more HD trucks if they built more HD trucks - but, not as many as the 1500 level trucks. Not every one needs a HD haul ability. Lots of folks, especially families need grocery-getters and Home Depot yard and minor repair trips. No need for HD in those.


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Posted: 11/09/20 05:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GM produces HDs in Flint Mi. I think Ford produces SD in Kentucky. Ram builds theirs in MX. GM has two plants for LD, Ram has two plants in MI, Ford has plant in MI and I think somewhere near St. Louis. GM has been running their plants 6 days a week. The economy for trucks has been great. Dealers are limited to allocation. Not sure if sold orders are getting preference.


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Sold trucks from what i was told when buying are getting prefrance, and stuff is taking longer because they shut the plants. So there months behind. Add in new protocalls for saftey and it will be slower to build.


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This lack of new trucks, has made the GM used market go thru the roof. 9 months ago, you could get a 20-50K mile 2014-18 1500 truck for $18-25K, add $10K to that now. Rigs with 100K+ miles are going in the high $20K relm......

The used uhal reg cabs can still be found for around $20K......Seen a few new ones for mid 30K, et cab rwd for $30K......These are work truck level mind you.

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I've been in the market for a new GM 2500 for the last few weeks and I'm having a hard time even finding a gas one to test drive. The dealers around here are selling them as fast as they come in. I talked to a salesman one day and before I could even get out there the next day the one I was going to look at was sold. One of the dealers told me that there are plenty of them someplace in OH but due to their size they can only ship them 1 or 2 at a time on the haulers which is making deliver very slow. How true that is I don't know but it sounds plausible.


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