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rhagfo

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Well took the leap today and joined the DRW club.
Our old 2001 Ram 2500 with 313,000 miles was doing the job, but DW didn't like driving the 5 speed manual, and I had started to dislike the half doors in the back and the small rear seating space.
That and the pathetic 8,800# GVWR put us about 1,700# over GVWR when towing out 5er. It did a great job pulling our 12,500# 32' 5er, but wanted more room, and DW wanted an automatic.
Well after a bit of a search we found what seemed like it might be the one, only issue it was a six hour drive away. Well 2016 lightly used Ram 3500 CTD DRW Laramie with the Aisin transmission and 3.73's and 27,000 miles. Here is the new TV! The six hour drive home was a dream.

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2016 Ram 3500 DRW Laramie
2001 Dodge 2500 4X4, 5.9 Cummins, NV4500, 3.55's, Pacbrake PRXB, DS Power Puck,RV 275's Bilstein 5100's, 313K miles.
2005 Copper Canyon 293 FWSLS, 32' GVWR 12,360#

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Congrats!


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Along with a happy new year!

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00 Chev C2500, V5700, 4L80E, 4.10, base truck, no options!
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Very nice.

But I do notice it's at a Ford dealer. [emoticon] [emoticon]

All kidding aside, it is a great truck. Should be quite a change over your '01.

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That is a very nice looking truck! Congratulations, you are starting the year out right. Now, if you have the puck system, the gray 3600 hitch, will be a nice addition.

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DRW is awesome pulling! Congrats!

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Hope you like yours at least half as much as I like my 2500.
Nice truck!

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Very nice!
Towin in style...


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Congratulations, very nice truck.

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Congrats! I'm assuming you have not towed with it yet. The first time you do, you'll be amazed how nice it is. Only when you tow that first time with the dually will you finally understand! Congrats! You made the correct choice!

I'll forgive you for getting a RAM though! [emoticon]


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