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rhagfo

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bucky wrote:

There are 2 reasons I back into a spot with my dually. It's easier to center with the mirrors and it's nicer to those parked next to me. They can get into their vehicle without damage to the hips as well.
My truck is only used as a tow vehicle other than an occasional lumber run so it really isn't an issue.


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Would I buy a DRW to tow a 9k RV??? No but if I were considering a larger rV in the future I certainly would.


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We have enjoyed a dually truck since 2001 and feel it is the best for us. soon to be a garage queen.

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The only realistic scenario in which I ever see buying a DRW would be if we someday decided to buy a pretty large truck camper. A SRW HD would be enough truck for any type of trailer I'd ever want to own. If you don't really need the extra rear axle capacity, a SRW truck is better in every other respect.


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agesilaus wrote:

As my search for a replacement for my totaled F350 I see a number of RAM diesel 3500 duallys (2017) showing up at a very good price. One in particular a Laredo at 40K with all sorts of options.
I've never driven a drw before and it seems overkill for our 9K Trailer.
Are they that much harder to drive and park? What about mileage? Better than a gasser anyway I assume. We'll look at it Tuesday probably.
Lots of gas 6.2L around at a good price. And thoughts on that engine from owners?


Can't comment on the DRW or Ram, but I'm still very pleased with our 6.2 engine. Lugs our RV just fine and requires no DEF. Ours is still a baby with 21K miles but has taken us to Colorado at 10K feet, Florida, and in a week to the Ozarks. Does exactly what I expected and no regret.


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OK here is the situation as of this afternoon:
Went to a RAM and a Ford dealer, neither had anything at a reasonable price. The RAM guy had a 2017 diesel in the lot at the upper end of our range. The bed was rusty, it was the low end trim model, the door groaned and squealed as it was opened. And when you turned the truck on the first thing you see is the "REPLACE FUEL FILTER". So these people were too lazy to oil the door hinges and service the filters on a $47000 sale. Does not inspire confidence.
The Ford guy just did not have anything except a gasser priced as high as the diesels
Went to the "Truck Spot" the owner came out, we told him our parameters and he proceeded to show us 6 or 8 trucks. All spotless.

Found one 2018 RAM 2500,4WD shortbed, not sure what trim level but has backup camera and such. Color dark red, not my fav but heck not a killer either. $39K, 43K out the door! As is but so were the dealer models.
Hopefully the insurance company will come thru Wednesday, otherwise we will put a deposit down. Off to the CU in the morning. The one potential problem is 204K on the clock. But with a diesel I'm not worried but the CU may not like it.
Assuming we get it I'll run it down to the RAM dealer for filter/fluid changes and to get them to check it out. Florida has I think a 72hr 'change your mind law' that says you can back out of a contract in that period of time. Not sure if it apples to used trucks tho.
It has a grill guard/winch bumper and front receiver. No winch but that could be added. Side steps too. Cloth seats but that is minimal concern.
We need a topper but the dark red color is problem. Maybe get a white one and have it painted.
Things are looking up. If the CU rejects based on odometer he had several under 200K


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2019-20 model Ram CTD switched to the Bosch 4.2 lift pump. Switched back to the CP3 model in 2021 and on. Avoid those year model diesels if you ultimately go that way.
I think right now, the Ford 7.3 is the gas engine to be looking for, and I use to be a Ford guy till I switched to a CTD

* This post was edited 03/01/22 06:40pm by patperry2766 *


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patperry2766 wrote:

2019-20 model Ram CTD switched to the Bosch 4.2 lift pump. Switched back to the CP3 model in 2021 and on. Avoid those year model diesels if you ultimately go that way.
I think right now, the Ford 7.3 is the gas engine to be looking for, andIuse to be a Ford guy till I switched to a CTD


Don’t worry about buying a 2019/20 Ram CTD with the Bosch 4.2. Ram has issued a recall on those years and replacing the Bosch 4.2 with a Bosch 3 HPFP. You will be covered as the new registered owner.

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"2019-20 model Ram CTD switched to the Bosch 4.2 lift pump. Switched back to the CP3 model in 2021 and on. Avoid those year model diesels if you ultimately go that way."

WHY avoid those two years? RAM is replacing every single injection pump at ZERO cost on those two years.

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IdaD wrote:

The only realistic scenario in which I ever see buying a DRW would be if we someday decided to buy a pretty large truck camper. A SRW HD would be enough truck for any type of trailer I'd ever want to own. If you don't really need the extra rear axle capacity, a SRW truck is better in every other respect.


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