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Old 02-29-2016, 05:25 PM   #11
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First, thanks to everyone for the input. I'm really enjoying this community and all of the knowledge being shared, so thanks again.

So, the question has become moot after the weekend and some shopping around. In the end we traded in and went with a 2016 3500 Lonestar CC 4X4, 6.7 Cummins with the AISIN trans, OEM Tow package and short box. We got a fantastic deal on the trade, in fact coming in $2k over what we expected and then got some fantastic rebates etc. Does anyone know about a little thing Dodge does if you have a current lease? They rebate you an additional $1000! We have a Toyota lease on a Corolla and the finance guy surprised me when he asked me if we had any leases and then told me about the extra $$! All in all it was well worth it for the piece of mind and now we not only aren't close to the edge, we have room to grow should we ever want to!

Ultimately we are planning on becoming FTers within the next 2 years with our home base being southwest corner of Colorado near Telluride. So those facts and with all of the mountain hauling we will be doing were all factored in to the investment.

As soon as the 5er gets here I'll take some pics of our setup.

Again, I can't say thanks enough for the responses.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:44 PM   #12
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I really think you made the right choice!
Especially if you plan on full timing
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:53 PM   #13
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Going to the 6.7 3500 was the correct thing to do. No walking the fence on payload issues now.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:51 PM   #14
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You're going to love that truck! Congrats!
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:07 PM   #15
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With the 2015/16 with the 4.10 gears you will get 3100 lbs payload and 15,500 of towing, now will the diesel row the easier yes and the new 6.4L will row it to and at the end of the day you will get there. You will get better mileage with the diesel.

People have been get great mileage in the 6.4L, so I'd you are towing often, about three + time a year the 6.4L will do or if you row a lot the diesel will be the best ideal.
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:11 PM   #16
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Never mind I see you made a discussion, were pics.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:06 AM   #17
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Heres a few pics of the new BEAST!

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Old 03-01-2016, 01:32 AM   #18
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Wow, man that is sweet, and I love it, congrats and I bet it a joy to drive, true my wonder, that is the blessing of the Lord.
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I don't think there will be much question in your mind after one pull with the gas version. It is just a better overall experience with a rig in your size range.

2500 vs 3500. Go with the 3500 SRW as the spring pack will be larger.

2015 SRW 3500 4x4 CC LB 6.7 with Aisin and 3.73 specs are 4330 pay, 16,860 max tow
2015 SRW 2500 4x4 CC LB 6.7 with 68RFE and 3.42 specs are 2110 pay, 17,020 max tow

You need to pay more attention to the payload vs max tow as the pin will make the truck sag and put you well over your payload. The Diesel will subtract payload due to total vehicle weight.

2500 has the airbag options with coils to, but not sure if that is all models or an option.
3500 is leaf springs.
Per the chart I have from Trailer Life, Both have the 3.42 rear end.
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Per the chart I have from Trailer Life, Both have the 3.42 rear end.
Correct, I was looking at the gas versions as a comparison to the OP's 2500 and put in the wrong config. 3.42 is the only SRW config in a Cummins 2500 or 3500. DRW or gas versions give you more rear options.

Sorry for the typo.
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