Not sure what the draw is here when one is looking for a capable TV. Comfy grocery getter with decent mileage.NET would be the place for the Ram lol.
Lot's of truck options, lot's of great tech, no reason to be hung up on one brand or fuel type.
I guess I wasn't clear. I'm not looking for a capable TV, just a replacement for an older Expedition and old F250. Light truck fits the bill. Spent three days shopping Ford, one day shopping Toyota, another shopping Nissan, stopped by a Chevy dealer and yesterday looking at a Ram. Hardly hung up on one brand, but prefer a diesel as I've had several.
Bottom line, this is what I want. But not if I have to pay more than it's worth to me. Been doing this for well over 50 years. The only mistake was my first new one, and that was because I was a 21 year old kid who couldn't wait two days for the dealer to come around to my price to get the 426 wedge I wanted and settled for an Impala SS I never liked.
I am leaning towards buying it. Payload isn't important and tow capacity is 8450 if I remember right, and that's plenty as DW tows around 5k.
I've got just over #1900 payload on my 13 F150 and I'm within #600 of that towing a #5000 TT.. Oh, it has over #11,000 "tow rating"..
But, I'm also only #400 from the rear axle rating..
Only 2 people in the truck and stuff in the bed, but still... ;)
900# is the payload from my reading, not much at all is left after deducting TW. But DW's a lightweight, and I don't let her have much more than a quarter tank of fuel - Don't want her getting away! :B
I drove into town and drove one today. The dealership had a 2014 with 30k on it that had been owned, actually titled, by their finance guy. I've requested an info sheet be emailed so I can know exactly what's what. I haven't rec'd it yet, but I have to say, the young guy who showed me the truck really knew his stuff. That's a very rare these days. It's a mid-line with cloth, 4WD, nav. Not as loaded as I had wanted but more than I need. They asked $36k plus all the pluses, tax, etc. I saw the MSRP sticker in the glove box, it was right at $50k. So two years old, 30,000 miles. If they'll get real on price and my research is positive, I am leaning towards buying it. Payload isn't important and tow capacity is 8450 if I remember right, and that's plenty as DW tows around 5k. Big obstacle right now is they don't want me to take it overnight, as all the other dealers I've talked to encouraged! I'll follow up later.
INFO CAME AS I WROTE THIS.
2014 RAM 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4WD
3.0L V6, Diesel, 4WD, automatic, Crew Cab, 29k miles, Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat, stock # 7307P2, pre-owned, BIG HORN! ECODIESEL! 8.4"" TOUCHSCREEN RADIO! ADJUSTABLE AIR SUSPENSION! BUCKET SEATS! TRAILER BRAKE CONTROLLER! TOW PAC... view details
• Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 27 and EPA city (mpg): 19
• Bed Length - 67.4 "
• Four-wheel drive
• Automatic Transmission
• 4 Doors
• Transmission hill holder
• 4-wheel ABS brakes
• Dusk sensing headlights
• Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row
• Passenger Airbag
• Stability control
• Traction control - ABS and driveline
• Engine hour meter
• Intermittent window wipers
• Pickup Bed Type - Regular
• Privacy/tinted glass
• Air conditioning
• Clock - In-radio display
• Cruise control
• External temperature display
• Multi-function remote - Trunk/hatch/door/tailgate
• Overhead console - Mini
• Power heated mirrors
• Power steering
• Power windows with 2 one-touch
• Remote power door locks
• Tilt steering wheel
• Transmission controls on steering wheel - Gear shift controls
• Trip computer
• Video Monitor Location - Front
• 3 liter V6 DOHC engine
5000, 7660, 4300. Those are tow ratings I've seen for this vehicle. What is the correct number? I'm in the market for a light pickup and prefer a diesel. Nissan hasn't released much info on their about-to-be-unvailed version. I'm not a GM fan. So if someone has one of these things and knows the correct number, I'd appreciate it. I won't be pulling much over 4 or 5k, but want lots of cushion for an occasional heavier haul when the 350 isn't available.
If we could only imagine what 2100 will look like... I certainly won't be around, but I've seen massive changes in the 59 years I've been here, much like my Dad saw the world change in his years of 1918-2004.
Will we have flying cars? Hoverboards? Truly wireless wires? Whirled Peas?
I've seen flying cars and lots of amphibious vehicles floated for years. I think one of the latter is available now. Somehow, as a former private pilot, I doubt the flying idea will ever "fly." At least not unless they are operated robotically and not by the little old coot down the street. Just my opinion.
Right on. My wife and I wholeheartedly agree. The problem isn't confined to "low end" RVs either.
Correct, price seems to have no bearing on the problem. We went to an RV show in the Springs Saturday and I found a $230,000 rig with many el cheapo features including a crammed in queen size, not even capable of an optional king. I wish I had noted the brand.
Mattresses squeezed between walls make it very difficult for many of us to change sheets without pulling the mattress down a foot or two. If you've upgraded to memory foam or air mattresses, it's nearly impossible to move them. Not wanting to complain without offering a solution, I hereby issue an order that all RV interior designers must spend one day per model changing the sheets on their pride and joy! :B
In line with Golden HVAC, I remember in elementary school our Weekly Reader carrying a story about people reading the morning paper and sipping coffee as their car whisked them to work on a "smart" highway. And that was only 30 years off in the 1980s! Not quite! My commute from the DC suburbs went from 30 minutes in '72 to well over and hour in 1990.
As an aside, those 1900 visionaries apparently believed their haute couture was beyond improvement!
Y'all are a couple drinks ahead of me at this party, but has anyone mentioned a NHTSA recall? As of a couple years ago it had received only 14 complaints. They came with my Eagle did fine, and I put a new set on after three and a half years anyway. STs aren't LTs or Ps. I don't expect them to perform like either of those types.
I have two TomToms and will never have another. Wife has Ford's SYNC, better than nothing, sort of. Also a pair of handhelds for off roading. But I usually use one of our Androids for finding city addresses. Quick and easy. Maybe the new Garmins are worth investigating.
If mice are inside the camper I'd use a 3-pronged approach, traps, poison and sticky pads. Before we put our home up on our property we had a large mobile home which was left empty most of the year and drew mice. We found D-con pellets effective. 25 years later we often get mice inside the house, it sits on pretty much the same ground as the trailer did.
Our mice are small and often feast on the peanut butter, cheese, etc., and await their next meal. Poison and dogs don't mix well, so I've also used sticky pads. Never fails.
Strangely, our camper is in a pole barn about 75 yards away and we are yet to have a single rodent problem with it. Maybe it's the cold climate and the warmth of the home attracts them. And DW makes sure there's no human or dog food they can get to.
We also have rabbits that haven't been a problem, but if they become one I'll set out some traps. They live away from the dogs, so no problem there.
Maybe the OP can get some ideas from this.
Picked up our TT with new wfco. I have the old wfco as well. Tech said almost everybody is using wfco and they will wear out. As I understand it, if you are plugged in to shore power the converter is always running.
Thanks for all the input. This definitely looks like something I could have done for myself.
Why would he come here after he buys ?
First of all, the TT was already at the dealer for replacement. If you take another look you'll see that the primary question was, is a four-year life normal.
Secondly, I had tried to get that answer by search engines, and in so doing I ran across information that raised a question I incorporated into the post.
Or did I misunderstand your post?
Language has become a very strange thing. Imagine how someone speaking "Olde English" would be shocked at how we speak today. cts
Looking at some of the writings of our founding fathers, written when they were teenagers, e.g., Alexander Hamilton, you see how far we've sunken.
I normally get 2-3 years out of mine. What make and model are you purchasing?
Thanks for that answer. I don't recall reading anything about the normal life.
As for make and model, I have no idea. It's being done by a Jayco dealer, so maybe whatever Jayco is currently using. OTOH, the diagnosis was yesterday and they said they'd get the converter delivered today. So would that mean it's an after market from like NAPA?