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Forum: Prospective Buyers - Question and Answer Forum 12-31-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,370
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Traded my 2012 2500 4x4 5.7 Hemi for the 2015 6.4...

Traded my 2012 2500 4x4 5.7 Hemi for the 2015 6.4 Hemi.
The 5.7 had no issues pulling my 31 ft 8000 lb travel trailer but the 6.4 does it with ease getting 2.5 mpg better towing & 3.5 mpg empty...
Forum: Dodge Power Wagon 12-13-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Traded my 2012 5.7 2500 for the 2015 6.4 2500. ...

Traded my 2012 5.7 2500 for the 2015 6.4 2500.
Towing my 31 ft. 8000lb camper is much nicer with better gas mileage with the 6.4 .
Also much smoother ride with the coil spring rear end .
Both...
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 08-02-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
U connect 5.0

Just purchased a 2015 2500 Tradesman last month 1300 miles .
Tried play my music from my I pod & it just skipped like a scratched record ,
Tried several times & it was connected to I pod but...
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 07-20-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Had a 2012 5.7 & Traded it for the 2015 6.4 .What...

Had a 2012 5.7 & Traded it for the 2015 6.4 .What a difference 3 yrs. make
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 06-20-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,205
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Salesmen

OK so my 2012 5.7 Hemi 2500 4X4 was rated to tow 10500 with the 373 gears with a payload capacity of 2300 lbs. Tows my 31 ft 7000 lb Cougar fine .Decided we may want a fifth wheel in the 10500 lb...
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 06-12-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
No cd player ?

My 2015 2500 Ram has no CD player .
What am I to do with all my music on CDS?
Did they hide it? or do I have mp3 my music?
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 06-11-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,480
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Purchased Lunds 304 stainless steel for 329.00 on...

Purchased Lunds 304 stainless steel for 329.00 on Amazon .
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 06-05-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
44,500.00 Got it for 38,500.00 . ...

44,500.00

Got it for 38,500.00 .

Not very many 6.4 Tradesmen to choose from in the Houston area .
Lots of Laramie's but 49,500.00 didn't need all the bells & whistles
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 06-05-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Thanks 373 12600 towing 3030 payload . ...

Thanks
373
12600 towing 3030 payload .
The 6.4 is a lot quieter motor than the 5.7
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 06-04-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Thanks & yes I do Driving the 2012 leaf...

Thanks & yes I do
Driving the 2012 leaf spring to dealer was truck like
Driving the 2015 on same road with coils OH WOW
like it already with 22 miles on it
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 06-04-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Photos as promised

Here are the photos
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Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 06-04-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Well yall After 2 days of back & forth I jumped...

Well yall After 2 days of back & forth I jumped off the fence & traded in the 2012 5.7 for the 2015 6.4
Granite crystal exterior diesel grey interior .
Wow what a difference in ride & power .
...
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 06-03-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Well ya'll after beating on the dealer for 2 days...

Well ya'll after beating on the dealer for 2 days I finally got him to agree to -1000.00 KBB on trade in not 3 & beat him down to from 42,272.00 to 38,500 .
Looks like I will be picking up my 2015...
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 06-02-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Thanks for the replies . Yes I am upside down...

Thanks for the replies .
Yes I am upside down because I went for the extend warranty and purchased the truck in February of 2013 + the 2003 tundra(used with 50000 miles) Toyota dealer lied about...
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 06-01-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Looking @ the 2015 6.4 2500 4x4

Sitting on the fence here trying to decided if I want to get rid of my 2012 2500 4x4 St 5.7 Hemi for the 2015 2500 4x4 6.4 Hemi .
Wanting to upgrade to a 5th wheel from my 31 ft. bumper pull 6500...
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 06-01-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
600 lbs. is going to be hardly noticeable . Go...

600 lbs. is going to be hardly noticeable .
Go for it ....
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-30-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Talking Nice RV Your Ram should handle it with EZ ...

Nice RV
Your Ram should handle it with EZ
In my opinion the Equalizer wd hitch is the best bang for the buck .
They are noisy & make loud pop noises taking tight turns & going over
speed bumps...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-30-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,576
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
You just bite the bullet & do it. I needed a...

You just bite the bullet & do it.
I needed a new truck in 2012 & did not like what ford or GMC had to offer.
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 09-01-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,468
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Yes I have read the owners manual . Still run...

Yes I have read the owners manual .
Still run Shell 87 octane with no issues.
Work's for me just fine .
Thanks
Mike D.
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 09-01-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,385
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Purchased my 2500 4x4 5.7 Hemi 02/19/2013 with 39...

Purchased my 2500 4x4 5.7 Hemi 02/19/2013 with 39 miles on it .
Commute back & forth to work = 60 miles round trip.
8800 miles no issues
Mike D,
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 09-01-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,468
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
MPG 2012 2500 4x4

My truck has 373 gears & averages 15.3 MPG combined 50/50 hwy/city .
Made a trip to Louisiana driving 65 MPH & averaged 19.1 hwy hand caluclated .
@ 7500 mile oil change switched to Pennzoil 5w20...
Forum: Oil Change 04-28-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
2012 RAM 2500 First oil change

So @ 3059 miles & 2 months of age i decided to do first oil change.
Can not believe how dirty the oil was in such short period of time .
Most of my driving is 30 mile commute back & forth to work...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 04-13-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 339,053
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Was going to go with line-x but the dealer...

Was going to go with line-x but the dealer closest to me quit spraying it .
Didn't want to drive 70 miles for a spray in liner .
Plus dealer for Rhino was right down the street from where i bought...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 04-13-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 339,053
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
Today i had a RHINO liner sprayed in & added a...

Today i had a RHINO liner sprayed in & added a set of Stampede fender flares on my 2012 Ram 2500 5.7 4x4 .
Sure looks nice .
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 04-12-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By 81SHOVELHEAD
My 4x2 4.7 Tundra got 17.4 mixed 75/25 hwy/city...

My 4x2 4.7 Tundra got 17.4 mixed 75/25 hwy/city back & forth to work .
My 2012 2500 Ram 5.7 4x4 gets 15.3 hand calculated mpg driving same distance /same conditions .
I'M happy with that:SHOCKED:...
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