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RE: Used tow vehicles

OP, there is a very good reason why 7.3L trucks have such high value; it is still the best diesel engine that Ford ever put into a truck. I looked long and hard for a cherry crew cab 4x4 DRW Lariat 7.3L prior to buying my current truck, but struck out. :( You can also add the 5.9 cummins was the best engine Dodge Ram put into a truck as well.
FishOnOne 03/31/20 08:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Used tow vehicles

When my parents owned their 05 Duramax during the early DPF equipped trucks era, they would get asked if they wanted to sell their truck. Now that they own a 2016 Duramax with all the emissions equipment they never have been asked if they wanted to sell it. For our farm/ranch use we only purchase non DPF equipped diesel trucks which as of now consist of (2) 5.9 cummins and (1) 7.3 Power Stroke.
FishOnOne 03/31/20 02:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

That is another plus for the Cummins 5.9/6.7 there is nothing special about the cooling system. No testing or additives. Let’s not forget you can still see the engine. Yeah Ok... https://i.imgur.com/VFv96ZLl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PtnKqiMl.jpg Also why are you ignoring that Fleetguard sells coolant test strips as part of their coolant maintenance. Link
FishOnOne 03/29/20 11:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

and the best part is you can buy the entire truck for less than a CP4 disaster! Actually this is not true I agree with Fish. True, 7.3L trucks hold their value VERY well...for very good reason. :B Then why did you say you can buy a the entire truck for less than a CP4 disaster? I think we know! Well, the CP4 disaster wouldn't be that much less than buying a decent 7.3L; now a cherry 7.3L still sells for as much or more than a lot of 6.7L Fords....I wonder why.... :h :B As I've said before, I would happily buy a cherry 7.3L Super Duty! Thanks for making my point
FishOnOne 03/29/20 07:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

and the best part is you can buy the entire truck for less than a CP4 disaster! Actually this is not true I agree with Fish. True, 7.3L trucks hold their value VERY well...for very good reason. :B Then why did you say you can buy a the entire truck for less than a CP4 disaster? I think we know!
FishOnOne 03/28/20 07:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It's time for a replacement truck

If you decide to go diesel and use it as a daily driver I would give the nod to trucks equipped with DEF. Why? Having had a non-DEF truck for the last 12 years I have no experience with it and really haven’t kept up on the technology. Understood... In the year range you listed some diesels had a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) only and those diesels ran a higher EGR duty cycle which means more carbon from the exhaust goes back thru the intake. Running a higher EGR duty cycle typically means worse fuel economy and more soot build in the intake, EGR valve, EGR cooler, which means more maintenance typically. In 2013 all manufacturers added DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) that reduced the EGR duty cycle and some of the negatives I listed above but does not entirely eliminate them. So if you run your truck mostly highway and pulling it's really not much of an issue either way, but if you use your truck as a daily driver and city drive a lot I would recommend making sure your DPF equipped diesel has DEF as well and get a bump in fuel economy as a bonus. Good luck...
FishOnOne 03/28/20 05:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It's time for a replacement truck

If you decide to go diesel and use it as a daily driver I would give the nod to trucks equipped with DEF.
FishOnOne 03/28/20 04:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

and the best part is you can buy the entire truck for less than a CP4 disaster! Actually this is not true
FishOnOne 03/28/20 11:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

As others do not care what you do or would do... but it appears you can't help yourself from telling others that. But yet you told everyone what you were going to do and now you can't handle the feedback. I can handle the feedback which is why I responded that I don't give two schnits on what you while also saying Mahindra US being based in Michigan and Texas. I also pointed out that your favorite diesel engine is not even made in America either. You mean the diesel engine that pulled 30k lbs up the Ike in the shortest time and made the best fuel economy pulling 30k lbs. Got it... Yes, even the newest version that you don't even own and has worse fuel economy and has less power than the one I do own. It says a lot that you have to compare a engine with it's emissions equipment deleted with a after market tune and a after market built transmission to back up that power to a factory equipped truck. Got it...
FishOnOne 03/27/20 05:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

As others do not care what you do or would do... but it appears you can't help yourself from telling others that. But yet you told everyone what you were going to do and now you can't handle the feedback. I can handle the feedback which is why I responded that I don't give two schnits on what you while also saying Mahindra US being based in Michigan and Texas. I also pointed out that your favorite diesel engine is not even made in America either. You mean the diesel engine that pulled 30k lbs up the Ike in the shortest time and made the best fuel economy pulling 30k lbs. Got it...
FishOnOne 03/27/20 04:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

As others do not care what you do or would do... but it appears you can't help yourself from telling others that. But yet you told everyone what you were going to do and now you can't handle the feedback.
FishOnOne 03/27/20 03:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

FISH where is the tag showing Made in USA for the engine??? I wish the RAM was assembled in USA but the fact the major components are all Made in USA. I have owned two US Made RAM's, some would say a few years ago the Mexican assembled were better. I think they just said that because they owned one. I have owned two US and one Mexican 2nd gen RAM's. I personally don't see any difference between the two. FISH you ever replace the intercooler on your 05 RAM? We didn't but it was purchased used so you never know. It does pull some serious loads so I'm sure it gets stressed pretty good. https://i.imgur.com/zlfp4nfl.jpg And remember we all live by our choices
FishOnOne 03/27/20 01:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Find me a truck made 100% of US parts by a US base company and I'm in! :W Find me a an all steel diesel UTV with a manual transmission that can tow over 3,500 lbs with full floating front/rear axles made with 100% US parts by a US company. BTW... I've owned more GM vehicles than Fords so no big deal. So for now both GM and Ford is as close as it gets, while your brand gets controlled by the Europeans more and more. I have owned more Fords than Ram or GMs in the past, and I don't really care about the merger with European companies just as long as they put out a reliable product. People here seem to only care about this when it is convenient to their argument or their favorite brand, yet will turn around and buy clothes and other products made in China which is why I take their selective outrage with a grain of salt. My position for selecting a truck is in the fine print... It's really that simple! https://i.imgur.com/Y22RsV6l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/mjOtRt5l.jpg There's a really simple solution to your off road hunting needs but since you don't care about what others do I'm sure you can figure it out.
FishOnOne 03/27/20 11:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Here's an example of the quality paint job I was referring to from the first gen trucks. Link
FishOnOne 03/27/20 11:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

I would like to buy it, but my next purchase is going to be a Roxor for the farm and deer lease. Reminds me of my old flat fender with 283! Roxor is Mahindra which is based in India. I would pass... Luckily for me, I don't give two schnits what you would do..... At least they are assembled in the USA unlike a certain V8 Ford diesel engine. The US Roxor is is assembled in the US under Mahindra Automotive North American based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Mahindra USA who makes the traitors/UTVs for the US is based in Houston, Texas. Bottom Line... India I'm shocked Ted Nugent is pushing these things! Bottom line. Powerstroke Hecho En Mexico, but you seem to not want to boycott that and move to a GM truck. You are picking and choosing when this matters to you. Find me a truck made 100% of US parts by a US base company and I'm in! :W BTW... I've owned more GM vehicles than Fords so no big deal. So for now both GM and Ford is as close as it gets, while your brand gets controlled by the Europeans more and more.
FishOnOne 03/27/20 10:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

I would like to buy it, but my next purchase is going to be a Roxor for the farm and deer lease. Reminds me of my old flat fender with 283! Roxor is Mahindra which is based in India. I would pass... Luckily for me, I don't give two schnits what you would do..... At least they are assembled in the USA unlike a certain V8 Ford diesel engine. The US Roxor is is assembled in the US under Mahindra Automotive North American based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Mahindra USA who makes the traitors/UTVs for the US is based in Houston, Texas. Bottom Line... India I'm shocked Ted Nugent is pushing these things!
FishOnOne 03/27/20 09:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

"Dare me to show off the hood and the dashboard of our 05 Dodge Ram! It looks terrible... " OK, I am waiting. Be sure to let us know how it's treated and what it's used for. Per your request... https://i.imgur.com/tgc7CsGl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/4PmP3P1l.jpg We have a 02 Super Duty and no clear coat peeling. We also had another 05 Dodge Ram with a manual transmission that had the same paint issue going on.
FishOnOne 03/27/20 09:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Yeah OK... Link You never get you RAM hate quite right! Ron's/his son's truck is a early 1998 12V, your video is about 98.5 -2002 24V trucks. The guy must have never done any maintenance to his P O S truck. I am surprised that my 2001.5 did not look the same if they are such bad trucks! No paint issues, no rust, no dash problems. Maybe this was your cousin's, wife's hair dressers truck? How about a video about the great 6.0 and 6.4 Powerstrokes? Or the 4R100 behind the 7.3 https://www.google.com/search?q=4R100+behind+the+7.3+powerstroke+issues&rlz=1C1CHWA_enUS558US559&oq=4R100+behind+the+7.3+powerstroke+issues&aqs=chrome..69i57j33.17767j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Dare me to show off the hood and the dashboard of our 05 Dodge Ram! It looks terrible...
FishOnOne 03/27/20 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

I would like to buy it, but my next purchase is going to be a Roxor for the farm and deer lease. Reminds me of my old flat fender with 283! Roxor is Mahindra which is based in India. I would pass...
FishOnOne 03/27/20 08:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

Please not another gas vs. diesel thread, OP asked about the 6.4l gas Ram not a diesel. He also mentioned towing a 14k 5er and that is where the Diesel comes in to play! Could have simply said not a good choice to tow a 14k 5er. Then I would be like so many that spout off without giving an alternative solution. I would suggest to be very cautious on the expectation on pulling a 14k 5ver.
FishOnOne 03/26/20 03:45pm Tow Vehicles
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