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Old 04-25-2013, 06:48 PM
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*Dead horse I know but I need some input. So I bought a travel trailer a few years ago 25ft 4700lbs dry, had a 06 ram 1500 QC sport at the time it pulled the trail pretty well, but drove a 07 ram 3500 CTD for work and had a hard time with the rpm differences between the hemi and the CTD, so I traded the 1500 in on a 06 F250 6.0 PSD WITH 47k on it, thought they may have a bad rap from previous years and would be ok low mileage 1 owner, well I was wrong complete disappointment. I kept it for 1 year and traded it in on a 2012 ram1500 CC LARAMIE, I thought 40 more HP than the 06 I had should be great. It is a very nice truck, has good Power, but I live in colorado where the altitude is on average 8000' and I tow my trailer half a dozen times per year, I'm looking thinking of the long term picture, this truck has got to last me ten years, I work at cummins and can't stop looking at them, I keep telling myself if I'm paying $40k for a truck I should get a cummins,*

So keep the half ton hemi or get a 2012 3/4 to cummins????

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With what you need it for CTD for sure.
I was in the same boat as you. I traded my 05 CTD and now have a 2012 1500. Miss that diesel.
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I would go with the CTD. Its what I really wanted when I got mine, but I could not justify the extra $15k for the same model. So, now I am sad every time I see one.
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Only used for towing half a dozen times per year? Grocery getter the rest of the time?

I know with the new emissions on the diesels, guys are having problems with soot build up that the truck is not getting rid of through the regen process..... from not "working them" on a regular basis....... then deleting emissions and voiding warranty. Dont think the diesels are worth the hassle and maintenance cost when little towing is involved. Besides, you said the 1500 QC sport pulled your TT well.

I was debating a diesel as well but knew I would not work it as often as it should be to clean her out, plus i am not into $150 oil changes. Cant begin to imagine the repair and dealer service fees on the diesels. We have a few diesels at work and I heard what some of the repair costs were when warranty was up... glad I didnt have to pay it, could have been a down payment on a house for me.

Go to the diesel section and ask around and search "delete" and you will see the problems when not used regularly as a work truck, WORKING.

Another option is to wait another year and check into the 1500 Diesel
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I know what your saying the F250 I had broke down on me it end up costing me $1500 to fix and I did it myself it would have been $2500 if I took it in somewhere , I think the advantage for me os I work for cummins, I would leave it stock until warranty is up . I know when the first 6.7's came out there was a lot of issues with no load driving and DPF's clogging I don't think that is the case anymore.
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I would love to drive around in a 2500 CTD. Unfortunately I don't tow enough nor drive far enough to work every day.
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just take home one of the cummins engines from work and drop it in your 1500 lol

i vote for a 2500 though. i just got one and im loving it. i dont need the diesel but i wanted it so i got it.
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