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TxGearhead

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I have a 12,500 GVW 5th wheel and the pin weight is 3500+-. I have pulled it with a 2012? 1 ton Ford Diesel, a 2016 1 ton Ram diesel, and the current Ram dually. I would go past a 2500. To me the Ford and Ram have different personalities. The Ford V-8 seemed to be a fast revving hot rod compared to the Cummins straight 6. I had some issues with the Ford. It would stall at the worst possible moment. Like pulling into heavy fast moving traffic. Dealer reflashed it twice. No hiccups from the Rams, other than a few recalls.


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This truck in good condition with a 6 speed. GOOD LUCK!!!

I finally gave up and bought a 01 Sport 2500 4x4 Cummins auto. I paid 15k with 123k original owner well maintained miles.

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"I have a 12,500 GVW 5th wheel and the pin weight is 3500+-."

OVER 28% pin! Or are you actually over 12,500#?

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Thanks everyone and yes I know how guys are with their truck brands

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I also think that the seats and mirrors are more important than the badge on the front of the truck. After the new wears off, they all do about the same thing, but a comfortable seat on a 10-12 hour day sure makes a difference.

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LanceRKeys wrote:

I also think that the seats and mirrors are more important than the badge on the front of the truck. After the new wears off, they all do about the same thing, but a comfortable seat on a 10-12 hour day sure makes a difference.


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LanceRKeys wrote:

Yeah, my trailer is about 11,500 ready to camp and on the big passes I have to slow down and down shift. Everywhere else I just set the cruise on 70 and go. 7.3/6speed/3.73. It did take a lot of looking to find a crew cab with a standard transmission. I don’t think it is the best combination out there, but it is one of the best. If money were no issue, I would have a newer 6.7/automatic.



7.3 is still sought out, they are a good motor, but unfortunately the power is not there. I would probably still have it if I would have stayed around 10K, it did okay at that weight . The newer 6.7 Ram and Ford are nice trucks, but those older 7.3 Superduties were too.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

LanceRKeys wrote:

I also think that the seats and mirrors are more important than the badge on the front of the truck. After the new wears off, they all do about the same thing, but a comfortable seat on a 10-12 hour day sure makes a difference.


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I wish I felt the same about the leather seats in my Laramie , identical seat to your picture, different synthetic material on the bottom, and back seating position , but shape ,construction etc the same. If we were to pull the covers off the back ,and seat bottom we would probably find nothing different , they would be padded the same. I would have to sit in a Longhorn to see, but the seats as far as I can see are identical .

There is certainly different takes on what is better ,but I would take the cloth seats in my previous 99 Superduty over these seats in the 2014 Ram, and definitely the mirrors .

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"I have a 12,500 GVW 5th wheel and the pin weight is 3500+-."

OVER 28% pin! Or are you actually over 12,500#?


Yep. We load heavy. Rarely take a 2-3 day trip. Usually
2-3 weeks. Plus the washer/dryer in the front closet. Plus the wifes 28 pair of shoes, 3 grills, charcoal, propane, lots of tools, spare hub, etc etc.
It adds up. That's why I got rid of the Ford F350 crew cab, srw, 4x4, diesel, long bed, Lariat. It had a 3267# payload. I was well over that.
I was bumping against the GVW.

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TxGearhead wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"I have a 12,500 GVW 5th wheel and the pin weight is 3500+-."

OVER 28% pin! Or are you actually over 12,500#?


Yep. We load heavy. Rarely take a 2-3 day trip. Usually
2-3 weeks. Plus the washer/dryer in the front closet. Plus the wifes 28 pair of shoes, 3 grills, charcoal, propane, lots of tools, spare hub, etc etc.
It adds up. That's why I got rid of the Ford F350 crew cab, srw, 4x4, diesel, long bed, Lariat. It had a 3267# payload. I was well over that.
I was bumping against the GVW.


Maybe you should add a heavy-duty cargo box on the back end and put some of that stuff back there! [emoticon]

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