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Old 10-20-2017, 09:54 AM   #41
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It's quicker to remove the cab to do almost any major work than to leave it on. The hoods of these new trucks are so full you can't get to anything and the cabs are designed to be removed.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:13 PM   #42
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I bought a 2002 duramax, new. I traded it with 190k miles and 8000+ hrs on the clock and the only trouble I had was fuel injectors which were replaced under warranty. It had a lot of idle time at job sites, waiting for this/that or the other. Don't think you could do that with todays trucks with the BS emissions stuff
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:35 PM   #43
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We spend about half of the year on the road. Sitting in a Navy campground in Calif now. In the last year or so, in both military as well as commercial campgrounds, we have noticed that a big percentage of the tow vehicles are Cummins powered Dodge/Ram trucks. There are some Ford and GMs too but they are in the minority. We have been as far North as Minot and Grand Forks, ND; as far East as Charleston, SC; as far South as Vicksburg, MS and now in Southern CA. Maybe I just see more CTDs because we pull with one.
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:16 PM   #44
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Am I the only one that has tow vehicle problems or is it common to RVing? We started a trip this summer from New York to California, Oregon, and Colorado. Made it to Des Moines, IA. when the tow vehicle, a well maintained 2008 Chevy 2500HD, died ($12,000 to repair) & 5 days delay. Traded it for a low mileage 2011 Chevy 2500HD instead of repairing. Got to Portland Oregon and got a "Check Engine" light on the new truck- issue covered under warranty & 1 day delay. Just got another "Check Engine" light yesterday- $1800 to repair. I'm at home so no delay but if I was on the road it would be a 3 day delay. 5th wheel weighs in at 10,600 so its not near the towing weight limit. Looking at downsizing and going back to a gas engine.
I have always been a fan of ford for gas rigs but when it came time to step up to a diesel 1 ton dually I bought my first Dodge! Hands down the Dodge is a better truck for towing with the Cummins and heavier build. You will NEVER regret going oversized on your tow.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:07 PM   #45
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I have always been a fan of ford for gas rigs but when it came time to step up to a diesel 1 ton dually I bought my first Dodge! Hands down the Dodge is a better truck for towing with the Cummins and heavier build. You will NEVER regret going oversized on your tow.
Matter of opinion,,,, had the Ram and now a Ford F350. Better all the way around except the Ram is priced lower.
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:39 AM   #46
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The turbo charger repair on the Duramax can be performed in 2 hours less time by removing the transmission instead of the cab.

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