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Old 11-27-2015, 12:57 PM   #51
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All the changes Ford is making for 2017 will finally get them caught up with Ram and Chevy. Namely the fully boxed frame, the Super Duties have been riding around on a flexible frame for far too long.
Probably why Ford has and has had the lions share of the market for the last 20 years!!
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Old 11-27-2015, 01:07 PM   #52
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The only reason I wouldn't consider a Ford is the constant change to the Diesel engine. I own a GMC 2500 and I think the Ford is by far the most Rugged, best looking truck of all of the HD's. I do however love the ride of my GMC better than the other HD's and the power train is solid and proven. I try to like the Dodge and you can't knock a Cummins product, but then they do something like putting fake vents on the hood. Also can they please do something with their tow mirrors!! They look like something from the early 90's.
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Old 11-27-2015, 01:34 PM   #53
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i agree on the engine issue. Ford also realized that they had to make a change from International engines which were very problematic. They went back and designed and built there own engine which is what the 6.7 engine is now. It's been there since 2010. Has proven to be a excellent engine. I had a 2005 F250 with the 6.0 in it and with all the issues Ford was having with it, I jumped ship and got a 2008 duramax. Thru my own stupidity, I bought a work truck crew cab. The engine was fine but the body had NO insulation in it. Noisiest damn truck I was ever was near. Heard ever stone that you ran over. Couldn't wait to unload that truck. Bought the 2011 F250 and had the most power and smartest transmission I have ever been around. Thats why I want another just like it before they make big changes that may or may not be to my liking.
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Old 11-27-2015, 04:43 PM   #54
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Probably why Ford has and has had the lions share of the market for the last 20 years!!
I own a Ford so I am not bashing, just stating the truth about the SD chassis. My 02 F350 had so much frame flex that absolutely dreaded towing with it. I feel much better towing with my '14 F150.

And a manufacturer can have a huge following but still produce a sub standard product. Some of the world's best quality product are not very popular.
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Old 11-27-2015, 05:21 PM   #55
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The present F250 has 72000 miles on it. The vast majority of that mileage has been towing something. Either a fifth wheel or a 20 ft. Flat bed and I can honestly say that frame flex issues have not been an problem. I have seen Dodge commercials with one wheel hanging in the air and showing how the tail gate would bind on a Ford. If I have my truck in that kind of condition, trust me. Frame flex will not be a high priority. The wreck that I just had will be!!
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If I have my truck in that kind of condition, trust me. Frame flex will not be a high priority. The wreck that I just had will be!!

Haha. Nailed it
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One thing this thread has proven is we all have our own opinions, whether it is a new truck, or a new trailer/5th wheeler, motor home, etc. The main thing is that we each are happy with our purchase. I went with the 2015 ram 2500 with the 6.7L Cummins and I could not be happier. This truck rides like a new car and is extremely quiet compared to the older diesels. It list for $59,000 and I purchased it for $48,000. $10,000 less than a comparably equipped Ford. My mileage is fantastic as I'm getting 15 pulling and 20 plus driving around. Diesel prices are around $2.25 a gallon around here and I'm just flat out Happy as Hell! That is what matters to each of us!
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We too have recently bought a new Ram 2500 and couldn't be happier. The Cummins diesel is worth its weight in gold as it has no problem towing our new 9,500 lbs trailer up steep hills. And, the mileage is also good during both towing and not. We think it was a good investment and know that it will serve us well in the long run.


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One thing this thread has proven is we all have our own opinions, whether it is a new truck, or a new trailer/5th wheeler, motor home, etc. The main thing is that we each are happy with our purchase. I went with the 2015 ram 2500 with the 6.7L Cummins and I could not be happier. This truck rides like a new car and is extremely quiet compared to the older diesels. It list for $59,000 and I purchased it for $48,000. $10,000 less than a comparably equipped Ford. My mileage is fantastic as I'm getting 15 pulling and 20 plus driving around. Diesel prices are around $2.25 a gallon around here and I'm just flat out Happy as Hell! That is what matters to each of us!
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