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Old 02-29-2016, 09:35 PM   #41
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On trim levels.... Check out the Big Horn edition. It's an SLT with an options package. I found that it was perfect. Not paying for leather seats or dash... But has heated seats, heated steering wheel, remote start and other goodies. I found it was almost $5k less than the Laramie and was a sweet spot for options that I wanted most.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:32 AM   #42
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Just picked up a 2016 Ram Lonestar 3500 SRW, 4X4, CC, 6.7 Cummins, Aisin, with 3.42. Haven't towed yet but I can tell you with 900lb-ft torque people say I could pull a house off the foundation!

We traded in a 2015 Ram Lonestar 2500 Megacab, 4X4, 6.4 Hemi, 3.73 because it was on the edge of being overloaded with a 12.5K 5er.

Interiors are basically the same except the 3500 has some additional features. 10 way Buckets with lumbar are very comfortable and trust me, I spent some time in the saddle. Right after I picked the 2500 up I put on 19,500 miles over 7 months. They both had adjustable pedals as well, which make positioning easier to reduce fatigue during long hauls.
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Old 03-01-2016, 04:58 AM   #43
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Be sure of the options "actually" on the truck before you sign. I have a 2016 2500 SLT Cummins with the Lonestar package My understanding is the Lonestar & Big Horn packages are the same thing. Lonestar just marketed in TX. However unlike JMC & Inthewind, I did NOT get heated seats/steering wheel. Also, did not get adjustable pedals. Only the driver's seat is power adjustable. Also, my SLT came with the "sport" mirrors. Why RAM would not put tow mirrors on a truck set up for towing is beyond me.
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Old 03-01-2016, 05:38 AM   #45
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I currently have a DrawTite hitch in my current truck, mounted on rails. Can these rails be attached to the bed puck arrangement and if so will I have any bed height clearance problems? My rig now runs level at a pin height of 43 inches.

I am leaning toward a 2wd truck 6.7L CC, LB , Bighorn 2014 or above.
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Old 03-01-2016, 05:55 AM   #46
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I currently have a DrawTite hitch in my current truck, mounted on rails. Can these rails be attached to the bed puck arrangement and if so will I have any bed height clearance problems? My rig now runs level at a pin height of 43 inches.

I am leaning toward a 2wd truck 6.7L CC, LB , Bighorn 2014 or above.
Only way to do rails in the factory equipped puck system is the picture frame adapter which is a rail system that is removable. If no prep then you can install a traditional rail system.

You are going to need to play with your setup a little as the Ram will not "squat" like your current Ford. I would say your current settings might be a little nose high if you do not change a thing.

The only way to know for sure is to hook it up.
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I read some bad things about some 2015 Ram brake controllers in that link that was posted somewhere in the forum.
If at all possible before you hand over your $$ see if you can pull your rig with it first.

I have a problem controller in my F350. I have very poor braking. Will probably have to put in an aftermarket controller. Certainly not the look I paid for.
I have the 2015 2500 Outdoorsman with the 6.7 Cummins. Never had a problem with the brake controller. Have 15,000 miles on it so far and go out every month pulling my Eagle. Even had to lock the brakes up one time when a fool pulled right out in front of us. What a racket that made, but we stopped in a very short distance. Scattered a few things around but other than that, no problem.
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I have the 2015 2500 Outdoorsman with the 6.7 Cummins. Never had a problem with the brake controller. Have 15,000 miles on it so far and go out every month pulling my Eagle. Even had to lock the brakes up one time when a fool pulled right out in front of us. What a racket that made, but we stopped in a very short distance. Scattered a few things around but other than that, no problem.
Read about it hereBrake Controller - DODGE RAM FORUM - Dodge Truck Forums

I know how he feels. Paid a lot of money for a feature that doesn't work, is dangerous and no one will take your concern seriously....so you're stuck with it.
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Read about it hereBrake Controller - DODGE RAM FORUM - Dodge Truck Forums

I know how he feels. Paid a lot of money for a feature that doesn't work, is dangerous and no one will take your concern seriously....so you're stuck with it.
I just checked mine and I am at 13.0V hooked up, heavy trailer setting with full brake control. I intend to do this check again in the spring more thoroughly, but thought I would check in case there was a gremlin to work out ahead of the season.

While I have only towed with this TV once, all seemed fine when I did do it. This spring it will be set for full lock up.
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On trim levels.... Check out the Big Horn edition. It's an SLT with an options package. I found that it was perfect. Not paying for leather seats or dash... But has heated seats, heated steering wheel, remote start and other goodies. I found it was almost $5k less than the Laramie and was a sweet spot for options that I wanted most.
I do have to say the remote start sucks. You can't hit the button to stop and grab a coffee. You have to shut the truck off and then remote start it again after you get out. That's a lot of wear and tear on a diesel when it's really cold out. The U Connect thru the phone to start it also takes forever and many times doesn't work. I am seriously thinking of going aftermarket on both. Never had an issue with my Smartstart on my previous truck.
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