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Old 01-05-2017, 11:17 AM   #5401 (permalink)
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I'm sure the overpriced police will chime in but I paid around 7k for it. Cheaper than a monthly note and hopefully once my k2500 suburban sells I will recoup some of that cost. I am positive I could clean it up some more and make some money on it. The pic listed is the day I bought it so you can tell it is taken care of. California prices........probably 12+. I'll be in Cali for work next week and I will keep my eyes open just to see what I see.

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Traded in my F150 for a new 3500 a week before Christmas. So ends the gasser experiment after almost 4 years. As I've said before, the F150 is a car with a large trunk.



Still have the '97 F350. It's waiting for a Cummins swap and a 4x4 conversion.


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Traded in my F150 for a new 3500 a week before Christmas. So ends the gasser experiment after almost 4 years. As I've said before, the F150 is a car with a large trunk.



Still have the '97 F350. It's waiting for a Cummins swap and a 4x4 conversion.


How are you liking your new ram? I ordered one end of November, getting anxious to start towing with it once it shows up, hopefully next week
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Lots of good looking rigs. Here is an updated picture of my setup.


How much does that weigh and how well does it pull from the bumper? WD hitch?
I've hauled about 12k from the hitch before and I don't think I'd ever want to do more without sway control and weight distribution.
Clean looking rig though. Props.


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How are you liking your new ram? I ordered one end of November, getting anxious to start towing with it once it shows up, hopefully next week
I like it. The only complaint I have is that the Aisin always seems like it needs to be in one gear lower from a "feel" standpoint.

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Very nice, looks well cared for. I'm looking at doing the same thing, so if you have any pointers, I'm all ears.
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Here is my new setup. Finally bought my own trailer yesterday so I can stop borrowing the one from work. Truck is my company work truck. 2015 f350, trailer is 32' deck with dexter 7k axles. Not sure if we can haul my truck and my buddies jeep weight wise but wanted to check and see if they fit. Hoping to run it over the scales at work some time this week.

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Did you get rid of the Freightliner? That truck was killer
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Traded in the half ton for a 250 gasser.
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Traded in the half ton for a 250 gasser.
Curious why you opted for the gasser? Increased maintenance cost of the diesel? Initial cost? Which gas motor did you opt for?

Personally, I'd be pretty concerned about buying a more modern diesel after hearing about the high maintenance costs (since I'm not independently wealthy). I've heard too many horror stories so if it came time for me to replace my older Dodge with something newer, I think I'd likely opt for a gasser myself.
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After 20 yrs and 250k miles, sold the old girl:



And got this: 2017 Ram 3500, Cummins, Aisin, & 4.10's.





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I'm kinda sorta in the eventual market for one of these, too. What's the verdict on these machines? How do they tow? Which gear ratio did you get, and do you wish you went lower? Does the transmission seem to have some sort of intelligence to it, or is it constantly shoving you into a higher gear than you ought to be?

There's very little info out on the gas 3/4 tons, from what I can tell. Just the usual "OMG, it turns more than 3,000 rpm, so it's really struggling!" stuff.
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I'm kinda sorta in the eventual market for one of these, too. What's the verdict on these machines? How do they tow? Which gear ratio did you get, and do you wish you went lower? Does the transmission seem to have some sort of intelligence to it, or is it constantly shoving you into a higher gear than you ought to be?

There's very little info out on the gas 3/4 tons, from what I can tell. Just the usual "OMG, it turns more than 3,000 rpm, so it's really struggling!" stuff.
Cant speak for the new trucks, but I have a 6.0 '09 2500HD GMC and I love it. Sure it doesnt make diesel noises but it has towed 10K RV's on multiple occasions, easly holding 75-80 on highway with no fuss.
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I'm kinda sorta in the eventual market for one of these, too. What's the verdict on these machines? How do they tow? Which gear ratio did you get, and do you wish you went lower? Does the transmission seem to have some sort of intelligence to it, or is it constantly shoving you into a higher gear than you ought to be?

There's very little info out on the gas 3/4 tons, from what I can tell. Just the usual "OMG, it turns more than 3,000 rpm, so it's really struggling!" stuff.
i have a 2014 6.2 gas super duty and love it. Got out of a diesel truck for it and dont regret it at all. There is a bunch of info over on the fordtruck forums, including a forum dedicated to the 6.2, lots of good info.

edit: Since this is a show your tow rig thread, here is my setup. I have the 3.73s and its all stock, tows really nice.

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Did you get rid of the Freightliner? That truck was killer
Just saw this...

I did, that truck worked really well and would have been perfect for my wife and I but there are 4 of us and a large German shepherd. Getting all of us in and out of it for bathroom breaks was a chore.

The motor home is a lot nicer cruising down the road though the Freightliner handled the wind and hills better. Ultimately the auto tranny, levelers, ease of entrance, and the tons of other retiree type niceties make up for the freightliner's muscle.
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99 CCSB 454 4l80e 4x4. The 454 has a cam and 28lb LS1 injectors and an 0411 pcm. I am working on learning HP Tuners pro. Lots to learn.

Trailer is a '13 30ft Gatormade with 10k axles. 8500lbs empty. I am building the 3 ton crew cab chev with dt466 because the trailer is a little much for this truck.




I took this for a short spin but I let my friend's dually f350 actually haul it. I'm not licenced to pull over 10k lbs. Need a special endorsement here.




Also have a 18' 14k tilt trailer.
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I'm kinda sorta in the eventual market for one of these, too. What's the verdict on these machines? How do they tow? Which gear ratio did you get, and do you wish you went lower? Does the transmission seem to have some sort of intelligence to it, or is it constantly shoving you into a higher gear than you ought to be?

There's very little info out on the gas 3/4 tons, from what I can tell. Just the usual "OMG, it turns more than 3,000 rpm, so it's really struggling!" stuff.
I actually really enjoy mine, gas mileage sucks but it hasn't blinked with what I've put behind it or in it.
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99 CCSB 454 4l80e 4x4... I am building the 3 ton crew cab chev with dt466 because the trailer is a little much for this truck...
8,500 lb trailer behind a 5,300 lb truck with a 9,900 lb GVWR? Uh yeah, that's a little much. (Like 1 Corvette too much) Am I remembering the GVWR approximately right? Assumed it's k3500 srw and I think 2500s were 9,200? I think a GMT400 3500 DRW GCWR was <20k, right?

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