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Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby trouble1263 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:35 pm

Hey All ,

Been a while since I posted, We recently upgraded from this....
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To This...
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Old truck was an 01 F250, 7.3 L PSD

New Rig is a '14 Ram 3500 SRW with Aisin Transmission and Cummins 6.7 L

Breaking in was painful this last weekend as the owners manual said not to exceed 50 MPH for the first 500 miles of Heavy Towing....Was getting a lot of stare downs from people passing on the interstate...Oh well, it's not their $55 K Truck..

Unloaded ,this truck seems to be searching for gears a lot between 40 and 50 mph..I think I just need to adjust my driving a little..

Loaded with our 12,000 LB 29 LX, I am very impressed with the tow/haul and exhaust brake performance along with the Aisin..Very pleasant towing this rig..

I was disappointed that in a SRW you can only get 3.42 rear end..I think for my application 3.73's would be better..I did not want a dually as I use this truck as my daily driver/grocery getter as well.

I did order the factory Fifth Wheel /Goose neck Prep that allows for a flat floor in the bed when towing season is over. This required an adapter that I got from etrailer..Here's what it looks like..

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Sorry for the dark pics..If anyone want more info on this , just ask

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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby trouble1263 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:47 pm

Forgot to add a couple of pics of the combo.

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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby Don Wilson » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:48 pm

Very nice! I have been curious about the Aisin transmission so now we have someone to get information about it. What is the interior up front bench or bucket seats?

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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby sew2bhappy » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:50 pm

:thumbrt:
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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby Rob & Cathy » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:41 pm

Very nice Duane! I don't think you'll have any issues with the gearing with all that power up front. :thumbrt:

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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby mbrolin » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:14 pm

Great looking truck! Ive been looking at getting a new Ram truck myself just cant get the wife convinced yet. :)) Don't worry about the higher gearing. The Aisin tranny gearing makes up for it. Ram was looking at better fuel mileage as well. Go to the TDR website ( turbo diesel register ) This a website for Dodge Cummins pickup owners and there is a lot of useful information.
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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby trouble1263 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:19 pm

Don Wilson wrote:Very nice! I have been curious about the Aisin transmission so now we have someone to get information about it. What is the interior up front bench or bucket seats?

Don


Well, since you asked..

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it is the bench seat...

Thanks for the nice comments folks!! **==
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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby bop11 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:28 pm

Nice truck Duane :thumbrt: :thumbrt: Congratulations :!:
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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby Don Wilson » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:31 pm

Thanks for the additional pictures of the seats!

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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby jtaylor1920 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:32 pm

Nice looking truck :thumbrt:
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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby Rob & Cathy » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:38 pm

I can see you in one of those Don. B-)

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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby Don Wilson » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:40 pm

Rob & Cathy wrote:I can see you in one of those Don. B-)

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I can to Rob but I need someone else to pay for it for me :)) Do I hear any volunteers??????

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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby Mike Clay » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:08 am

Very nice truck
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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby teallen » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:40 am

Nice truck Duane, :thumbrt:
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Re: Went "All In" On New Tow Vehicle

Postby trouble1263 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:42 am

Thanks for all the nice comments!
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