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RE: UPDATE! Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Buddylam that is what makes the Cummins the best diesel in a pick up period! The in-line six of my 5.9 even with the 48RE was turning under 1500 RPM in OD @ 65 MPH. That is why they run forever. Unlike a V-8 or yes even a V-6 diesel, the up side to the new 1500 Rams are they are running a eight speed trans. So it is going to be quick off the line but in the top gear will not be turning high RPMs so it should have a long life. Only time will tell how well the EcoD works out but all I know is we can't make enough of them to support the demand right now! Hottest truck on the market, maybe it might even out sell the mighty F-150 someday! Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 10/21/14 06:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: UPDATE! Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Lets do a reality check for some of you guys shell we! First, MOST of the buyers of the Eco-Diesel will not be towing anything with it other than maybe yard stuff and lumber for a weekend project myself included. Second, The number one reason everyone has said they have or will bought/buy an Eco-diesel is the fuel economy the truck gets, yes myself included here also! The cost of the truck compared to the same gas truck (option wise) is within dollars of each other. So with the quality and option improvements under Fiat the Ram is as good as the Ford or GM products being built today. Third, barring any major issues with the VM engine the Ram Eco-diesel will fetch a premium price when selling it used. Don't think so, well I got $18,500 for my 04 with 150K last month and could have gotten $19,500 or more if I held out! The same truck with a gas engine was selling for $13,000 tops in mint condition like my truck was. I fully expect to do the same with the new truck when I sell it in 2024. Now if you sell or trade every 2-3 years then NO you will not recoup and make a profit off your truck as I did. As for cost of ownership, a diesel truck cost no more or less than a gas if you do ALL the math. Fuel cost are less even with the cost of diesel. Are oil changes higher, yes but not by that much. You don't have those $800/1,200+ dollar tune ups with a diesel that you have with a gas engine. Plugs, wires and air filter on my DD 1998 2.5 Avenger ES just cost me $450+ had I not had my employee discount it would have been 25% higher! Bottom line, if you need the status of owning a new vehicle to make yourself feel that you are something special then maybe a diesel is not the right engine choice for you. If you need to be at the top of a long 6% grade FIRST than a LD/HD Ram is not the truck for you. We might be a minute or two behind you but you will be spending more in fuel and repairs in the long run. If you want top end speed then maybe you should NOT be towing an RV anyway! If you want to tow a big honking RV around then NO the Eco-diesel is not the correct engine choice for you! But if you want a truck that can make 30+ MPG solo on the highway and 14 to 17 MPG towing a 7000#+ trailer then YES the Eco-diesel is the right choice for you. GM, Ford and Ram ALL make great trucks so spend YOUR money on what will work best for you. That is what I'm going to do. BTW if you look at any of my posts about what makes a good tow vehicle, all of you should have been able to figure out that I ordered this truck without the intentions of it being a tow vehicle. At least not towing a larger RV, it is a SWB Ram 1500 not the LWB. If I had thought for a minute we were going to get a 28'+ RV I would have went with the LWB and 17" wheels not the 20". Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 10/21/14 08:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: UPDATE! Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Our 2008 Honda CRV AWD would get 26 MPG on freeway, the 2012 Touareg with 3.0 TDI and AWD and 5000#s gets 30 -32 mpg, all the time, when not towing a trailer, a bit less come the cold of winter, maybe 28 or 29. Hoping Dodge Perryboy gets his Eco broken in soon enough so we can see some towing numbers for mpg come next spring, when it warms up a bit. Well unless I borrow a trailer from someone that's not going to happen very soon :( . We sold the Cougar last Oct and do not plan on getting a replacement anytime soon (I think). BUT, Camping World just opened up shop next door to the Bass Pro Shop about 7 miles from me and Mamma has said "we should stop in CW and see what they have :) . If we do buy it won't be much longer then 25' with no more then 7200# GVWR. The Outdoorsman I ordered is in the paint shop right now and should go into final assembly late to night or early morning (tuesday). The Laramie has not been started yet :( and that is the one I'm going to buy. IdaD is the first person that I have heard reporting low fuel numbers he was at 14 and change on that particular tank. I'm assuming he was towing a trailer :h , if not he should take those trucks back and go by an Ecoboost LOL. There are now 2 E-diesels at the plant I work at and both are guys from New York from closed plants. Both drive back on the weekends when they can and are reporting between 27-32 MPG. If they hit a strong head wind they drop to the 27 mark and both have the 3:55 gears in 4X4 short box trucks. One is a Outdoorsman and the other is a Limited. Hybridhunter for someone that hates diesels why do you post in diesel threads? We get it buddy you hate anything that does not have a blue oval on the grill and gasoline in the tank.
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 10/20/14 01:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: UPDATE! Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Pics are due any day now, Don. On the production line, of course. At one time we used to be able to go to the plants and walk with our vehicle, but not anymore. If you work at the plant that builds it then you can still walk with it but otherwise no way. :( The Eco's are being built but have a QC hold for an updated ECM build coming. This should only hold things up for a week or so, from what I'm hearing. I'm thinking I should have the truck early November. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 10/16/14 07:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: UPDATE! Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Well I have a build date for the new truck/trucks LOL The first one (Outdoorsman) and the one I'm not buying is to be built Oct.15 with a ship date of the 15th. The second one (Laramie) and the one I am going to buy will be built on Oct. 18 with a ship date of the 22th. Dealer should have it some time in the Nov. then it gets sent to Line-X and Z-Bart so I should have it about a week after that. I ordered the factory spray in liner but there was a problem getting it built so they took that out of the build. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 10/13/14 09:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need FAST Reliable cheap ball-joint mech Mesa AZ

:R Really? Yep REALLY...maybe try reading what I wrote...never did I say for him to do it himself, not one time! What I said was "some of you must have more money than brains!" telling the OP that $1000 is a good price for two ball joints! Sure if you have cash to burn and a $1000 is cigar lighting paper then go for it. Lets look at your post shell we. You paid a shop $100 to do an alignment!? Wow they are $35 here, unless you opt for the lifetime alignment then it's right near $100. "Add it up and I had 10.5 hrs of time $200 in parts, $50 rental, 105 miles of driving (6 gallons of gas at $2.80 per gallon back then." Sorry you don't have the tools to do the job, but taking 10.5 hours to change two ball joints is crazy. Maybe you should have spent the $1000 if you don't have the tools to do the work! My post was telling the OP to go to a different shop, not to do it himself. Before you slam someone make sure you have the facts right! :R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R:R Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 10/08/14 11:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hit and run! - Dully owners

Fist congrats for doing the right thing and taking care of her mail box. More than I can say for the two people that took out my mail box and the street light at my house. One winter someone hit just my box and another winter they got the box and light pole! Did you put some blue or red reflectors on the box for her? If not it might be a good idea and might keep someone else from doing the same thing in the future. Good thing it was a mailbox and someone walking on the side of the road! Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 10/07/14 08:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need FAST Reliable cheap ball-joint mech Mesa AZ

Wow I have to say some of you must have more money then brains! I have done ball joints in my garage for many people that can't afford a $600 bill let alone a $1000 bill! No freaking way should two ball joints cost a grand! OP if the guy on CL has the abillity to do the job then let him do it. See if you can supply the parts or at least pick what parts are going on the truck. None of the OEM's make their own ball joints so why pay a steeler for their over priced TRW or Mooge ball joints! Pick them up at Auto Zone or wherever and have the guy install them. Just because someone works out of their garage and not at a shop, does not mean they are incompetent. Most guys are off duty mechanics trying to make ends meet. Rent a car and go see what he has to offer and what tools he has. If he checks out let him do the work, if not find a shop that is not going to rip you off like the place your at now! Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 10/07/14 08:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

You guys do know the Challenger was the first Hellcat right? Then Dodge decided to add the Charger. http://www.drivesrt.com/2015/challenger-srt-hellcat/ http://www.drivesrt.com/2015/charger-srt-hellcat/ LOL
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 09/30/14 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

My dealer said he has two sold units ordered and one for stock and will NOT be tacking anything onto the sticker, but you will be paying sticker for it. And we will need more people to go in on this thing, I'll take Sundays as it's the only day I'm guaranteed off for a long time to come! Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 09/29/14 06:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cool vintage pickup Camper Special

Nice clean looking truck. Whomever put those ridiculous chrome eyebrow thingys on the headlights oughta be.... well, you know..... You dind't happen to notice what state it's from did you? The Gen is factory as he shows the owners manual for it with the Ford blue oval in the upper right hand corner. Sweet truck only thing I didn't like was the bed being tweaked about 2" higher then the cab on the left side. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 09/27/14 04:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: UPDATE! Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Thanks for the post Ranger, what gear set are you running, 3.55 or 3.92? I ordered the 3.92 but did drop the air suspension when I had to reorder the truck. Finally got my VIN number for the Laramie but not after having to be a royal pain in Rams backside. From what I hear the 2015 trucks will start rolling off the line in Warren October 8th. Man it has been a looonnng wait! Luckily my dealer has given me a Liberty to drive until the new truck gets here. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 09/27/14 04:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Eco-Diesel vs F150 2.7 TT - Davis Dam

The Eco-diesel is a $4000.00 up charge in trims up to the Laramie Longhorn. In the Laramie Longhorn and Limited it is a $2850.00 up charge. This just changed as you can now order the Laramie with the V-6. I'm not sure why anyone would order a V-6 gas engine in a truck doing any kind of real work but to each their own. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 09/16/14 09:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 1500 Ecodiesel, anybody seen one in the wild?

yr2017 you are the first one I have heard that says the new Rams rattle. The one I test drove was as quite as my Dads 2013 Caddy and it was an Outdoorsman. As far as the Grand Cherokee goes, those things can be ordered with more skid plates then any pickup truck ever built. Front suspension skid plate, fuel tank skid plate shield, transfer case skid plate and underbody skid plate! Along with a much better four wheel drive system too. So unless your running over pot holes at 35 MPH the GC is better protected then the trucks you list in your sig. But to each their own. Jeep link 1 Jeep link 2 Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 09/09/14 08:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram 2500 Tonneau Cover Question

Haybate i didn't notice that the BF is 4 panels and the Flex is three. I think I'm going with the Bakflip, I don't like how high the flex is. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 09/07/14 08:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram 2500 Tonneau Cover Question

Walker111, with the Bakflip and the Flex-Cover you can fold it all the way up to the cab and lock it upright. Unless you have a short box without a slider hitch this won't be an issue. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 09/07/14 12:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I am a Chevy guy, but this is great!

I was a GMC guy till they went out of business on 2009... would never by government motor company vehicle Good for you. By the way, it's "buy". The rest of us will continue to enjoy GM vehicles. You should be happy they are still in business to keep the competition alive. Monopolies and duopolies only hurt the consumer and many suppliers would have gone under too. I, for one, am sick of hearing about government motors. Ford is no better as they took money at one time too. OMG really....now you went and done it. Why would you try and tarnish Ford's stiller reputation. They are the only company that loves their customers and treats them like family! Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 09/07/14 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram 2500 Tonneau Cover Question

Have to say they have done a great job coping Bakflip's design and cover it with three year warranty where Bakflip is two. So I might have to go with flex-cover. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 09/07/14 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ultimate Heavy Duty 1 Ton Challenge Video

I'm a GM owner but sounds a little fishy to me, especially when they say the did some testing at a GM test track. Maybe they agreed to the GMC winning if they got to use the track. Anyway, they need to show the tests instead just doing a condensed version. My personal opinion is they are all good trucks and the differences are not dramatic enough to say one is far better than the others. It's from PickupJoke.com what would you expect! Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 09/07/14 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: You can order a 2015 F150, but you can't order a 2015 F150

Well Don, There are two F150 plants. DTP went down last week for approximately 4 weeks. Supposed to be back to work Sept. 22. Will slowly start backup building the 2015's. KCAP will go down for retooling in conjunction with Christmas break for 2-3 weeks. In the mean time we will continue to build 2014's while DTP builds 2015's!! Crazy huh!! Well that's not what is being reported, I have read that they (2015) won't begin to show up until sometime in February. So the Detroit Truck Plant will be back on line building the new 2015 aluminum trucks September 22? Well I can tell you for sure there are no 2015's on any dealers lot. We are just now building our pre-production models. These are not for sale. Just gonna be crashed, tested, etc. Note I said Wrong there will be NO F-150 2015 trucks built except the new aluminum truck and that will not come out until February 2015 at the earliest. If Ford has two F-150 plants, they should have taken one down this summer and changed it over I was under the impression that Ford was halting the steel bodied trucks in Sept. but it looks like the Kansas City facility will continue to build them through the end of the year? I don't understand why the DTP was not taken down in June so they could launch the truck in September? Who is going to buy a old steel bodied truck? Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 09/01/14 11:34am Tow Vehicles
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