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Old 10-03-2012, 05:14 PM
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I am looking at 2 different models RAM diesel trucks - one, a 2500 Laramie 76" bed towing cap of 12450 lbs with 31k miles model year 2011 owned 16 months with ALL options a RWD and an asking price of $43,888. (Leaning toward this one)
The other, 3500 Laramie 96" bed towing cap of 13950 lbs with 20k mi model year 2011 owned 4 months, ALL options a RWD and an asking price of $37,995.

Now, (other than I cannot figure how anyone can drive 20k mi in 4 months) which truck would be the best buy? I also have a '09 RAM 1500 SLT 33k mi to trade with A.R.E. color matched cap, hoping to get at least 18k on a trade (?). I tow a travel trailer (currently 5500 #) but will likely upgrade to a heavier TT. Current truck is near its limit. A little advice if you please. Thanks.
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I don't understand....the 3500 is less expensive, less miles, bigger model truck, bigger bed, more towing capacity, etc. Why not get it?

As for the miles....my 2010 has nearly 70k miles. Not quite 20k in 4 months....but still. I've done ~20k in 3 months before. Was living with my brother for a couple months between getting out of a rental and waiting on closing on our house, and drove to work, then school, back to work, back to his place every day. He lived pretty far away. It was hours of driving every day.
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I cannot fit an 8' bed in my garage! but my truck is usually outside anyway. I just do not like the extra length when manuvering in parking lots, etc. The few extra lbs in towing is not a deal breaker. What is, for now - the 31k mi is beyond the cap for a 1.79% loan value. That said, if I can get the $$ down to close to 35-37k then that is not an issue. Just have to try and get a lifetime warranty or at least a 7 yr 100k mi warranty. That would probably do it. Is it too much to try for? Are the dealers hungry enough to take it? Just do not know, as I have not been to these dealers yet, but will this wknd.
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