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Old 01-31-2015, 02:45 PM   #11
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If your thinking of move up to a 3/4 ton plate form. Then I would get a diesel. Buy a slightly used one that will cover the diesel upgrade cost compared to a new 1/2ton ecoboost with the max payload and max tow. The price should be close to a wash.
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Old 01-31-2015, 04:44 PM   #12
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I believe moving up to any 3/4 ton from a Tahoe is going to mean a much longer wheelbase. That alone will provide a dramatic improvement in towing stability. I briefly towed a 28' TT with an Expedition before I moved up to an F250 Super Duty. Difference was night and day. The diesel motor alone provided much more towing power than the gas burner.
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I guess a picture is worth a thousand words...
That would be under the 10 year no rust thru warranty. I assure you the truck was wrecked at some point and an after market fender used to repair.
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I'm perfectly clear now. Living in California rust is not a significant issue, therefore I had no idea certain vehicles/brands had reputation to rust out quicker than another.
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Salt/sand from the highway will do that to any vehicle. Even if you seldom wash the underside of vehicle during the winter time, that won't happen. At the highway department where I work, truck boxes, sanders, and loader buckets will see rust if not rinsed now and then, and that's heavy duty steel. When you don't take care of equipment that's bound to happen, no matter what machine make or model it is.
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I'm perfectly clear now. Living in California rust is not a significant issue, therefore I had no idea certain vehicles/brands had reputation to rust out quicker than another.
They don't, like anything, you have to maintain things to make them last.

One day during a group conversation with a old firefighter friend of mine, we were giving him a hard time about how clean the fire trucks were even in the winter, someone asked him, "why clean them up so much, they're just going to get dirty again?" his quick and witty reply was "Why wipe your a$$ when you take a sh$t, it's just going to get dirty again?... Except it sure keeps the sores away"
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Just get one of these. The 6.7l PSD is the Honey Badger and doesn't give a sh** what it tows.Click image for larger version

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Great looking ride. I am actually looking at the 350 version of that truck now. I have the 2007 ram 2500 diesel but the "wants" have kicked in. Found a beautiful 2012 on a dealers lot with all the options. That 350 is a beast. The Dodge dealer is trying to locate me a Ram 3500 so we will wait and see what he comes up with.
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Nice looking truck, you will be glad you got the HD.
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