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Old 07-15-2019, 01:57 AM   #1
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Bought a new Tow Truck

I have been looking for a new tow truck but I wanted a 2018 body style 3500 so after looking on the web I seen that the dealer had some leftover 2018 ram 3500 and 2500 diesel. So I took the wife and myself down to the dealer to look at them and low and behold their they were.


The leftover 3500 had only 19 miles on it, it came with a backup and bed camera which I could use back up to my fiver. This is a loaded SLT with everything that I will use, the only thing that it didn't have that my have is heated seat and steer wheel, don't care for that anyway it even had the factory gooseneck hitch package prep.


I don't have it yet because I told them that I have a few stuff that I have to take off of my 2500.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:09 AM   #2
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Nice find!
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:40 AM   #3
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She's a beauty. We've got a 2012 and I love how it pulls.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:49 AM   #4
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Congratulations. We love our 2017 except once a month and once a year when the payments and taxes come due.
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Always nice to get a new truck!
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:26 PM   #6
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Congratulations. Took the plunge earlier this year myself. The creature comforts are hard to ignore these days. Enjoy your new ride.
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:32 PM   #7
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Thank you guys I am very excited to pick her up this week. I have a question the truck that I will be picking up this week have the gooseneck prep in it and the one that I have now is the B&W slider and I can't transfer it to my new truck. So I'm looking for the base only, but here the question, can I get away with the base non-slider and not get the slider? The non-slider in cheaper of course but I was wondering before I order can I get away with the non-slider, thanks guys for your help.
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:38 PM   #8
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Only problem I see is it's a Dodge!!! JUST kidding, nice ride, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. My ford had all the fancy stuff, that I now find to be very useful! Especially the heated seats, they work great for the old lower back pain. You can get away with not having the slider, until you need it. IMHO
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:21 PM   #9
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Hate raised white letters on tires. Hate Firestone tires even more...but hey, up to the buyer.
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:37 PM   #10
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Hate raised white letters on tires. Hate Firestone tires even more...but hey, up to the buyer.
I do to, but on worry because I have Cooper XLT so they are going on the new one alone with my custom wheel.
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:56 PM   #11
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Very nice truck. Enjoy!
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:03 PM   #12
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Thank you mlh.
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Thank you mlh.
Thanks. I think we have 3 great trucks to choose from. I have a Ford but that doesnít matter. Everyone should choose the one that suits their needs. Everybody has different things that are important to them. For some itís the color or the seats or sound system, price or whatever is important to you.
Again congratulations you have a great truck.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:38 PM   #14
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Congrats on your New Ram 3500
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:18 PM   #15
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Thank you guys for your congratulations.
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:39 PM   #16
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Hey guys my payload on my new 1 ton is around 3900 and my fiver is about 12,000 lbs will I need Timbrens? I'm thinking not so how much of a sag is normal?
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:13 PM   #17
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no, you have a one ton. but, feel free to add on, we all do.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:34 AM   #18
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Thank you sir, I will keep the money for something else
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:44 AM   #19
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Hi Sparatacus,

nice truck

You could add some Airbags. Pretty simple to install and will give much stability.
I have this manual fill on mine 4x4 2017 3500 Mega https://www.firestoneip.com/kit-search/?card=2560 which give 5,000lbs support.
There is also a 7,000lbs version but I guess that's overboard.

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Old 07-21-2019, 09:18 AM   #20
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Thank you Mike that is in the back of my mind, I'm taken off my wireless remote from air lift tomorrow because I might use it if I should decide to install them. I have Firestone air bag on my 2017 2500 ram but I'm going to leave those on but I will see.
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