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Old 10-20-2013, 03:24 PM
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Vehicle: 2013 Ram 2500 CC LB 4X4
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Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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Originally Posted by 02 Cummins Guy View Post
I have a 13 Laramie 2500HD CC 4x4, with the Cummins and automatic.
I love the truck, it only has 3,000 miles on it.
BUT, it has been in the shop since last Friday. The CEL came on, and it started running crappy. The dealer has no idea what the code means, or how to fix it. Even the engineers have been zero help.

I really don't expect it to get fixed, and am going to start the buyback process next week, if the dealer isn't willing to work with me.

I had hoped to order a 14 with the Cummins, or possibly the 6.4, but have read that production will not start again until at least 11/11. If that is true, it would be probably the first of next year before I got a new truck.

I found an identical 2500 to mine except it has the 5.7. I have driven a 1500 with the 5.7, it was my first loaner. It ran fairly good.

So, is anyone using a HD 2500 5.7 with an automatic to tow with ?
I know it won't be the same as the Cummins, but am exploring all of my options in anticipation of them buying back the truck.
Any info would be greatly apreciated

I have a 13 Laramie 2500HD 5.7. I love it. I traded in a 2010 f350 cc lb 6.4. I like the power and get better mileage the the 6.4. My ram sitting in My driveway weighs in at just over 8600lbs. (see My Pics) I have put 5000 miles on it in two months. half of which is back and forth to Our place up North in Mi. if I keep it under 70mph I float right around 14-16mpg. once I get up into the 80s the mpgs drop to 11-12. I have towed My 3 place open sled trailer up and back once so far and got around 10mpg. the trailer and whats on it weighed about 3000 pounds.

Hope this helps
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