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Old 04-18-2015, 08:54 PM   #11
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Thanks for posting that video. If I happen to come upon a set of those ramps, I'll avoid them.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:50 AM   #12
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:55 AM   #13
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I knew this would stir up things,Look i worked for Ford for many years,made my living working on Fords,I have owned several Fords,Have a Brand new one in the Garage right Now ! But I wanted a truck a No BS Truck and the Ram Fits ! it rides like a real truck (Its a truck ) it gets great fuel Mileage 21MPG Hw pulling our bunk house,Look a swore i would Never Never Own or drive a Dodge Product (Ram) But i did and we now have one, this thing will pull a house down and will not twist in Half while doing so,any way when i cant handle a (Truck Ride) or no longer pull my old tractors around on my flat bed ,I guess i could pull my TT with a Ford,Hey the Texas coast is mostly Flat, Hey ! No twisting frame ! Good Day my friends ! time to hook up and head out Camping
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:59 AM   #14
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I currently own a Ford F350 and a Chevy Suburban. I am not brand loyal. I buy the vehicle That fits my needs and budget. With that said I do not see the relevance of this test for most people. I drive my truck on the paved roadways and may tow my trailer on some unpaved roads at some campgrounds but I am certainly not driving over terrain like that test simulates.

Ford, Chevy, Dodge, buy what you like and enjoy it.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:22 AM   #15
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Agree, It's fun to rib each other about trucks but in reality you can find a truck in the big three that can pull whatever rig you choose to drag along behind you.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:32 AM   #16
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This whole thread is purely flame. Don't see how this test is relevant. Just another Ram owner trying to prove why their purchase is superior. I do drive my truck off road and on 2 tracks, but I've never been able to get a wheel off the ground and much less had to open the tail gate at the same time. Buy what you want and I'll do the same. I love my Ford and wouldn't trade it for anything else. JMO.
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Sorry all. I went off on a ramble there....
RAM-ble??
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While the video was disconcerting, so are all the reports of Dodge frame CRACKS. Thanks for the heads up, I too will now be avoiding those ramps.
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Agree, It's fun to rib each other about trucks but in reality you can find a truck in the big three that can pull whatever rig you choose to drag along behind you.
Agreed! I have a GMC but don't see it being better or worse than the other two brands. They all have their particular problems and issues.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:09 PM   #20
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There is a reason for Ford to build the frame that way. It has to do with durability and longevity . Pickup trucks are not built for off road, especially heavy duty ones. They are meant to haul and tow heavy loads. The frame being exposed to cycles of no load to heavy load is under stress. By being able to flex under a heavy load and snap back into its original shape, it does not crack , stays bent or damaged. Semi trucks' frames are built the same way. The video proves that heavy duty Fords are perfect for towing. Do some more reading on that one before jumping into a wrong conclusions. It is all just PR stunt from other manufacturers. By the way, I am a Toyota guy
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