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Posted: 12/07/21 04:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IdaD wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

@monkey44, I think you're thinking of Lariat. That's a Ford trim level, or used to be, idk if they still use that name.

It is funny how many truck models or trims are all Western, big country, cowboy type nomenclature. Apparently a Ram "Cincinnati" model, or a Chevy "Cleveland" would not pack the same punch! LOL

Regardless, it's a fine truck and nothing to worry about.


An Ohio themed trim would certainly pack a punch but I'm not sure the marketing folks are trying to make people think about strip clubs, Waffle Houses and despair.


Well darn it - well said!

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Do not use 15/40 oil under any circumstances. Fresh def. plan on getting filters and oils ahead of a service they are becoming harder to find due to supply chain issues. Keep idle time to a minimum. Exhaust brake is her friend. Same with tow haul.

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Posted: 12/07/21 09:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I guess I don't understand looking for feedback after a vehicle has been purchased?

My personal opinion (which is all you're getting here is opinions) is that all 3 are very good vehicles. No surprise, if I were buying today, it would be a RAM.


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Posted: 12/08/21 05:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bionic Man wrote:

I guess I don't understand looking for feedback after a vehicle has been purchased?

My personal opinion (which is all you're getting here is opinions) is that all 3 are very good vehicles. No surprise, if I were buying today, it would be a RAM.


I agree. No particular allegiance, but it would be a RAM for me as well. Mechanically and feature-wise they're all good trucks, but the others are clunky and ugly, and the RAM is quite stylish . . . and the only one I could get with a Cummins.


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Posted: 12/08/21 05:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

monkey44 wrote:

US GM guys forget Dodge is now Ram ... Don't have specifics yet, she just bought it yesterday. Will get info...


And only a few of us "dodge guys" are AR (a n a l retentive) enough to actually care and correct someone over it! I'm not one of them...


SORRY, it's being informative. It's all in how a person wants to ingest information. NO ill intended just being informative.


About as informative as telling her the payload is actually more than 2000lb ton on a 1 ton truck. Technically true but no one was confused by the original statement.

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Posted: 12/08/21 06:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Nope - not personal vehicle - definitely a working truck. She owns an entertainment company - one that sets up party weekends in shopping malls - she supplies those blow-up slides and bounce houses for kids, etc. She works year-round, but the holidays (any holidays) she gets very busy - usually booked out months in advance. Yes, hauls heavy trailers with her equipment - blowers, generators, etc.

Is she planning running under dot radar or full commercial vehicle with a dot number. I'll assume she has all her ducks in a row for that type of work.
If she plans on working just under dots numbers a blinged up truck isn't her friend but is a big dot target. Dot loves pulling these guys over (no dot numbers) for a roadside looky-see..... or have those with dot numbers pull into the right hand lane and around back at scale houses.
She sure don't need that type of grief.


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She's legal -- she's been running this business for over twenty years ... she has four trucks that work nearly every day. One truck got nailed at an intersection - she needs all four, especially during the holidays.

We got a bit off-topic here ... I was just looking for info about this diesel - anything specific we should watch for on it, or any extra maintenance this engine might need. She owns two other diesel trucks, but both Fords.

Thanks for the input - y'all have a great holiday season !! [emoticon] M44


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Flan wrote:

Do not use 15/40 oil under any circumstances. Fresh def. plan on getting filters and oils ahead of a service they are becoming harder to find due to supply chain issues. Keep idle time to a minimum. Exhaust brake is her friend. Same with tow haul.


M44... This is the best advice along with the DEF/Fuel fill (Grit Dog) that I seen in the entire 3 pages.


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Posted: 12/08/21 08:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Friends have Ram 3500s. Nice vehicles IMO. Do the maintenance and she will be fine.


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