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Posted: 04/27/21 11:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Full time RV parks you will see RAM's and GM's and Ford's behind them.

Independently owned RV/HotShotters, RAM simply dominates that market.


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Our park is RAMs, Fords, and GMs distant third. I am always amazed at the number of SRW trucks that I see that are way overloaded on the rear axle based on the trailer they are towing.


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LowRyter wrote:

I see all of this on the forum with Dodge and Ford. When I go camping, Duramax seem to be the real deal. Yeah, Chevys will Nickle and Dime you but don't blow up, kill the tranny, rust prematurely or beat you to death.

Seems like the Duramax just keep going, have the best seats, a comfortable ride and won't screw you with warranty or even out of warranty repairs. I guess that's why I see more of them at campgrounds.

I suppose everyone has favorites.


How long have you worked at a Chevy dealership?

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Me Again wrote:

Our park is RAMs, Fords, and GMs distant third. I am always amazed at the number of SRW trucks that I see that are way overloaded on the rear axle based on the trailer they are towing.


You must be traveling pretty light with the 39 footer you got , at 16000 GVWR with that SRW short bed .!

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

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20 year anniversary of the Duramax, 30+ with the Cummins.
The 2nd and 3rd versions of the Powdersmoke didn’t make it 10 years, collectively.


First one produced is displayed at the Cummins Engine Plant.

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I miss that square body. It was cool when dodge did the little freightliner in the '90s but now it's done.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Full time RV parks you will see RAM's and GM's and Ford's behind them.

Independently owned RV/HotShotters, RAM simply dominates that market.


I made that point earlier. Fords for fleet, Dodge for self employed and DMax for RVers.

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mich800 wrote:

LowRyter wrote:

I see all of this on the forum with Dodge and Ford. When I go camping, Duramax seem to be the real deal. Yeah, Chevys will Nickle and Dime you but don't blow up, kill the tranny, rust prematurely or beat you to death.

Seems like the Duramax just keep going, have the best seats, a comfortable ride and won't screw you with warranty or even out of warranty repairs. I guess that's why I see more of them at campgrounds.

I suppose everyone has favorites.


How long have you worked at a Chevy dealership?


I've only taken my truck to Chevy once and that was for the dash replacement (as I said earlier).

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I drove one of the preproduction Dodge 5.9 cummins (still the best cummins to date) to a county fair to be put on display. Looking back at those Dodge OBS trucks they had the best quality paint jobs of all the brands and arguably the best interior, but their gas engines and transmissions were terrible. I especially liked the looks of the last refresh of these trucks in the early 90's.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Full time RV parks you will see RAM's and GM's and Ford's behind them.

Independently owned RV/HotShotters, RAM simply dominates that market.


I don't agree with this anymore. 1. RAM is no longer a cheap truck to purchase. 2. RAM no longer offers a manual transmission. 3. RAM is no longer the fuel economy leader.

Interesting fact a few years ago we pulled the camper to Florida down I10 and between Louisiana and Florida RAM's were very scarce. Cross the state line in Texas and you seen them everywhere, but then again you see a lot trucks in Texas. At Fort Wilderness again seen very few RAM's to the point you couldn't help but notice.

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Grit dog wrote:

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Me Again wrote:

Lets see, all those early Duramax injector failures cost many around $4500 to replace. But that was early on so that does not count, just like the 6.0 and 6.4 Powerstroke don't count.

My GM dealer replaced my 03 injectors for $2900. It had 145000 miles on it, but gave me the “loyalty price” because of the early failures. The Indy dealer wanted $5000

If it was less than 7 years old then you got charged $2900 too much.
But not like the Flowerjoke of that era was any better and I put injectors in my “bulletproof” 07 5.9 Cummins at about 120k miles. Only difference is they were much easier to replace so it was like 6 beers and most of a Saturday to do them. Plus I wouldn’t touch a Dodge 48re back then with a long stick.
Bottom line, if a guy wanted the best overall diesel pickup in the early/mid 2000s, the Dmax was it.
Unless you got bad injectors.

My truck, without look at the receipt was close to 15 years old when I had it done.



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