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Old 06-01-2014, 06:56 AM   #1
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Finally broke down and got a Diesel

After being on here reading about how well diesels pull I broke down and bought me one. I searched for a month until I found a brand new 2012 Dodge 3500 single rear axel automatic transmission 4X2. I think the planets aligned up because I stole this truck I don't know if it was because it was the last day of the month or it was a 2012 but I talked them down and my purchase price was $32,999. I was looking at trucks with the vinyl floors and seats and used until I found this one. I cant wait until Friday our first of two big trips this month.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:14 AM   #2
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Great deal, you will be happy towing. But it will be hard to keep the speed down, which could become an issue with ST tires on the trailer.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:34 AM   #3
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Ooh pretty. You will love it but break it in right. That was the hardest part for me. And once you tow, you will not be able to wipe that grin off your face. Enjoy.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:41 AM   #4
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You'll never regret getting the diesel. It is worlds of difference towing, especially in hilly country.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:45 AM   #5
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Very, very nice looking truck!!
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:48 AM   #6
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She is pretty!
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:53 AM   #7
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Congrats! You'll never go back to a gasser. Take good care of that Cummins engine and it will last a long time.
Did it come the integrated engine brake?
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:58 AM   #8
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I never drove a diesel as a matter of fact I didn't even test drive or start the truck until after I bought it. My wife was following me home from the dealer and she had to call me on the cell phone and tell me to slow down, I didn't realize I was doing 85 mph. The engine was so quiet and so smooth the first thing I thought of is I am really going to need to pay attention while towing. I do not like to go much over 65 when towing. Yes, it does have the engine brake.
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:03 AM   #9
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Ken, that's what the cruise control is for.
As far as your speed when towing--remember, your trailer tires are only rated for 65 mph.
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:08 AM   #10
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OH NO !!!!

NOW it's starts !!! it no longer matches the trailer... so now

bigger trailer...
then bigger truck...
etc... etc...


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