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Old 03-21-2021, 09:13 AM   #21
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I'm looking at getting a newer, maybe new HD tow vehicle.

I have a '12 RAM at the moment and know that I'm pushing the limits of it with my total CGVWR being over 27k# loaded.

The Ford F-350 has just their standard H/D rear springs, but the RAM has the auto air ride lever system.

I thought once I read here that some of the Ford guys with 350's have had some box height issues where the RAM box height is a few inches lower. I have 5k Air Lift setup on my '12 RAM and with 45 psi I can raise it back to fully level hooked up.

How much drop with the Ford F-350 exhibit and my 43' Raptor loaded and hooked up?

I like some features of both better than the other, but I will be limited to stock available. I'm also looking at used in the '19/newer for both.

I've always been a GM guy from a kid, 71 now, and I just don't think that GM has the options, even in a Denali DRW GMC 3500 to keep up with the Ford or RAM.

Opinions anyone????? I know that I'm opening the flood gates with that remark. I also have read of late all the guys really NOT liking all the new electronics available today on the newer trucks.

We have a '16 GMC Terrain Denali for our daily driver and will be using the truck for long towing of the RV and probably "some" local driving from time to time.

Any thoughts on mileage between my '12 RAM and the newer RAM or Ford? My guess is that it will be maybe as much as 3 to 4 mpg more on the newer TV's.

Thanks in advance! I'll get out the popcorn and see what shows up...

Dan
If you’re looking at a new tv and are pulling a 43’ 5r you might want to consider a f450. I was pulling a similar 5r with a f350 drw and went to a f450, what a difference! I cruise now at 70 mph completely relaxed. Same fuel economy with the stoutness of a real HD tv.
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Old 03-21-2021, 12:25 PM   #22
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Entering our third F450 year and I have not found that the 450 towed better/differently than our 350 did. But in everyday use with the tight turn radius it is a world of difference. Even DW doesn’t sweat the Costco parking now.
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Old 03-21-2021, 12:27 PM   #23
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Entering our third F450 year and I have not found that the 450 towed better/differently than our 350 did. But in everyday use with the tight turn radius it is a world of difference. Even DW doesn’t sweat the Costco parking now.
Those f450’s are one nice looking truck... I hate it every time I see one because I know one day it’s gonna be too much to resist
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Old 03-21-2021, 02:38 PM   #24
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Entering our third F450 year and I have not found that the 450 towed better/differently than our 350 did. But in everyday use with the tight turn radius it is a world of difference. Even DW doesn’t sweat the Costco parking now.
I have had my platinum F450 for three years and still love my truck!
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Old 03-21-2021, 02:44 PM   #25
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Darn. I went the wrong way. My RAM seats do not have massage.

I better not boondock after a day of driving so I have power to heat and massage in the recliner!!
I am glad I don't heated leather is comfortable enough! If I heated massage, I would likely fall asleep!!
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Old 03-21-2021, 08:14 PM   #26
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My 2019 F350 srw rides higher than I want too. In looking at the spacer/block between the rear axle and the spring set, it looks to be about 3" high. My cousins 2020 F350 srw has blocks about 2" high, and his bed height is about an inch below mine. I plan to lower my bed by replacing my 3" blocks with 2"ers.
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Old 03-22-2021, 03:37 AM   #27
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Saw this today ...
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Old 03-22-2021, 04:25 AM   #28
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Saw this today ...
Yeah, he ain't the first and he sure won't be the last.. OR... you could do like me and buy the truck with steel wheels... no muss no fuss and I can rotate the tires without dismounting the wheels... Not as pretty but a lot more functional...
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Yeah, he ain't the first and he sure won't be the last.. OR... you could do like me and buy the truck with steel wheels... no muss no fuss and I can rotate the tires without dismounting the wheels... Not as pretty but a lot more functional...
One of my favorite trucks I owned was a 1987 f250 single cab/ 8 ft bed....steel wheels/ hubcaps... rubber floor mats and vinyl seat...it was so simple and functional...like a pocketknife...very little to go wrong and always up for the task.
I miss that truck
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