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Old 08-24-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Best time to buy a new TV?

So, after my recent trip to the scales and seeing that I'm already at/over my max GVWR with kids continuing to grow and going to want to take more stuff, I'm really looking hard at up grading to a 3/4 or 1 ton for this. Not sure if I want to jump to a diesel or not. Just saw the post for the Ram 2500 with the 6.4 Hemi, and now going to research it more.

So, my question is: If I decide to go to a diesel will it be better to purchase soon as towing season is over, or wait until after winter when the snow is done?

Want to get the best deal I can, and not necessarily looking to buy new. Ford or Dodge are my choices. Just never have like the Chevy's on the inside. I really like a 3500 Mega Cab with the 6.7 Cummins locally, but , pricey!!

Any thoughts appreciated.
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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Best time to buy a new TV?

What are you towing??

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Old 08-24-2014, 03:12 PM   #3
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been in the auto industry for almost 30 years. It isn't really going to matter what time of year IMO
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What are you towing??


Oops. Sorry - seems you want to know "when" and not "what".
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been in the auto industry for almost 30 years. It isn't really going to matter what time of year IMO
While I generally agree with this statement, I typically purchase in January or when the new model year is hitting lots and they start making deals on leftovers.

Doesn't sound like you want to purchase new though so I think the best deal would be to not limit your search area or models. Driving an extra 2 hours could save thousands on a model you hadn't considered.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:10 PM   #6
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So, I'm towing a Jayflight 28 BHBE. I have posted my CAT weights, and I am at my GVWR limit and rear GAWR. So, I want to beef these up. This will be an every day driver, so have starting leaning away from diesel and toward the 3/4 ton gas market. The 6.4 L Hemi is intriguing. Haven't looked at the F250 gas offerings yet, but will

Hey, Deuce, can you post up your door sticker or at least the numbers for GVWR, GAWR?
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If buying used, the time to buy is when you find it. Spend time doing the research to figure out exactly what you want, the cast a wide net to find it.

I actually got mine from Carmax, probably paid slightly more than if I could find the same truck on a traditional dealers lot and haggled. The cool thing for me was they transferred my truck from Southern CA to Central CA at no cost. I knew I wanted the specific truck because it met my needs, and the "Carfax" indicated to me it was a landscape contractors truck previously so I felt good that it hadn't been tuned, raced, generally beat up before I got it.

I don't think you would regret diesel -- this is my first diesel and I can honestly say I doubt I would ever go back.
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Having bought my first diesel truck last year, I will never go back to a gas tow vehicle. Also, there isn't really a good time of year to buy a diesel truck. What I noticed, at least around me in MI, is that diesels sell quick. So if you are waiting for year end deals, you better be on top of it because few get to that point.
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Just a suggestion, try emailing your local dealers and talking to the fleet managers (online sales). It has been my experience that they are paid commission based upon volume of sales, not selling price. They have more incentive to give you a better price to secure a sale and be one vehicle closer to their goal for the month.

The best part is that you do all the negotiations from the comfort of your home. No high pressure sales tactics, leaving you in the office while they "talk to the manager" etc. I knew EXACTLY what I wanted, every option and even the color. I negotiated the best possible price I could get online, put the deposit on a credit card over the phone and spent less than an hour and a half inside the dealership finalizing the sale and inspecting the truck.

I will never sit in a dealership and deal with a salesman again if I can avoid it!
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So, I'm towing a Jayflight 28 BHBE. I have posted my CAT weights, and I am at my GVWR limit and rear GAWR. So, I want to beef these up. This will be an every day driver, so have starting leaning away from diesel and toward the 3/4 ton gas market. The 6.4 L Hemi is intriguing. Haven't looked at the F250 gas offerings yet, but will

Hey, Deuce, can you post up your door sticker or at least the numbers for GVWR, GAWR?
This is for my 2500 Laramie...

GAWR front is 5500 LB
GAWR rear is 6500 LB
GVWR is 10000 LB
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