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Old 09-22-2016, 07:37 PM   #1
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Help Me Choose a TV

I'll be purchasing a TV in the next 2 weeks in prep for our 22bhm which should be in by the end of October.

I'm between a Ram Big Horn (Hemi of course) & Ford F150.

I'd appreciate any advice of pros or cons.

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Old 09-22-2016, 07:42 PM   #2
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I don't think you can go wrong with either one. The Ram will have limited cargo capacity where as the F150 can be equipped to handle a lot more weight. Towing wise you will be happy with both. Get the Ram in Hemi, 8 speed and 3.92 gears and if you go F150, get 3.5 eco boost and 3.73 gears although 3.55's will pull fine.
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Old 09-22-2016, 07:49 PM   #3
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Welcome and congrats on the new rig!!!

Without looking up your tt specs, either should do the job just fine without any issues. Only thing to watch is make sure the truck you choose has enough payload for the family, any accessories you may add to the truck (tonneau cover/ truck topper, step bats, bed liner, etc), any cargo you have in the truck bed (coolers, firewood, etc), the wdh, and the tt tw.

Just make sure the truck has the towing package.

Good luck deciding!!!
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Thanks for the good info / education.

I'm really liking the look and ride of the Ram, but also heard good things on the 150's eco boost.
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The eco boost is the fastest V6 I've ever driven. It equals, or out tows a LOT of V8's out there with a ton of torque for what it is, and when you aren't towing, it gets pretty good MPG. I can't say anything wrong about them. Just my 2 cents. I can pull my mostly loaded TT up to the top of the continental divide doing 65mph.. 25+ miles of steep grade all the way. (I'd go faster, but the tires....) I think it's a great truck and the newer ones are even better than my 2012.

I'd only trade in my ecoboost for a diesel and then I'd look at Ram, but I'm not ready to dump 60K on a new truck quite yet.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:45 PM   #6
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Ram!

Read about too many issues with the ecobust motors .


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I was a die hard V8 guy for years UNTIL I bought an ecoboost. I can't believe the way my truck yanks around my trailer. For me the choice is simple but I've driven nothing but Fords for well over 20 years...
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Had an ecoboost (2012) for 4 years and 40k miles, didn't have any real issues with it and it made a ton of power. We pulled our 7.5k pound trailer over the Continental Divide at 9400 feet and it pulled as hard up there as it did at sea level (thank you big turbo).
The only thing that annoyed me (besides the wiper switch going out) was an intermittent check engine light that came on twice during the time I had it. The dealership wasn't concerned as the one time I'd scheduled it to be checked it went off a couple days before my appointment and actually ran fine the whole time.
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Ford guy here, I'd get the 150. Know I'm biased but it's in my blood. The best whatever you pick!
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Ram would be my one and only choice; but just as Ford guys are biased about their "TV" ride, so am I! I'd suggest you take each for a good ride first and check them out. Get the feel of each. Afterward you'll know what you like or don't like about each and is best suited to you and your needs and it won't be someone else convincing you.
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