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  1. I paid $31k for my 02 LT, and can sell it for $6-7k, so it has lost about $1300 a year over the last 18 years. I paid $31k for my 02 LT, and can sell it for $6-7k, so it has lost about $1300 a year over the last 18 years.
  2. I’m driving a 2002 with the previous 6.0 engine, and it has 242,000 miles. It has been towed one time when a fuel pump went out at 195,000 miles. I’ve had a couple of oil leak repaired, and a radiator. I got 225,000 miles out of the original brake pads. im looking at the 6.6 gasser as it’s replacement, but it still runs great, and I’m having a hard time letting go of the money to get a new one.
  3. Not happening in the 2021’s. Hopefully with the 2022s, but I have not seen anything.
  4. After seeing the Hertz trucks for sale, I looked at Enterprises website, and you can actually rent a Ram 2500 from them, and f-250. Does not look like they have the Chevy, but maybe. It was only about $200 for Fri-Mon with taxes. I’m thinking of renting one for a weekend camping trip up in the mountains.
  5. All of the reviews I read/watched from the press event in Washington said it felt sluggish, lackluster or something like that. Then the TFL review was the same. I’ve test driven a few of them, and it seems to always want to be in to high of a gear. These are all the same types of things I read about the Ram 6spd. I test drove the Ram and it shifted much smoother and seem to be in the right gear. I know you can use the selector on the stalk, but seems like they could better program it. I really want to stick with Chevy, my current one has been awesome, but I plan to keep it 15 years, so I want to make sure I’m happy with it. My current 2002 with the 6.0 and 4 spd pulling my 8000lb travel trailer struggles to maintain 65-70 in 4th @2200 rpm on flat interstates, you you have to drop it to 3rd and spin 3000rpms. It will do that all day, it pulled it from the Keys to ATL for like 14hrs. I’d really like my new one to be at more of a 2500 rpm.
  6. I’m debating the same thing. I like the Chevy exterior, and the Ram interior. I tow an 8000lb RV. The 8spd in the Ram is getting rave reviews, and I’m reading complaints about shift points on the 6spd Chevy. ThIs is the same types of thing I was reading about the 6spd Ram. If Chevy had gone with an 8 or 10 spd, I’d probably go Chevy. I’m still thinking about the Chevy, and may try to hold out to see if in 2022, they change the tranny. Currently in driving a 2002 Chevy with 242k miles that I bought new that has been great, so it kinda has me loyal to Chevy. If I hold out to 2022, that would be an even 20 years with the same truck, that would be kinda cool.
  7. Great info! Thanks for the update. Do you know if you have the rescue mirrow with the video screen if you can put the trailer camera view on the mirror?
  8. The ol 1500HD, has been great, I bought it new in 2002, and it's got 238,000 miles on it. No internal engine or tranny work the whole time, just fuel pump, water pump type stuff. I figure its its about time for a new one, so trying to make sure I get what I want since I keep them for awhile.
  9. Does anyone have any feedback on how the new gasser is towing? In the MPG thread I saw some comments on MPG towing, but I'd like to know how well it tows. I'm wondering how it will compare to what I'm towing with now, as I feel I need a little more power. Currently I'm pulling a 33ft, 8000lb travel trailer with a 2002 Chevy 1500HD with the 6.0, and 3.73 gears with a 4spd trans. It struggles in the mountains of North Georgia and Tennesee. Also even when we go to Florida it is basically flat, and it will not hold 65-70mph in 4th, and so I have to tow in 3rd at 3000 rpms. Curious what gear and rpms it pulls towing on the interstate. Thanks
  10. Thanks!! I'd imagine you are done camping for a while.
  11. I'm trying to figure some options out for towing. It looks like the bed view camera option is what adds the wiring for a trailer camera. Can this be added by the dealer? I really want the ttpms, so it's on my must haves, but the camera would be nice, but I'm not seeing many trucks with the bed view option. Also since I'm hearing that going with the cheaper trailer camera set up, you only get 8seconds of rear viewing at a time, so it may not be worth fooling with.
  12. What gear and RPM does it turn at 65 with the TT? My old 6.0 with the 4spd won't hold 4th, so I have to drop to 3rd and turn almost 3000rpms on the flats. Are you pleased with the way it handles the TT?
  13. So while pulling a trailer down the road, you have to go through the menu, pull up the camera view to see behind you, and you only get that view for 8 seconds? That is really disappointing. I don't really want to pay for the invisible trailer option, I just wanted to be able to view behind me. I've been pulling campers and boats for 30 years with out it, so I guess I can live with out it, but I was looking forward to it.
  14. Does this make the hood scoop functional like on the diesels?
  15. I got an email that you had to be a member prior to Oct 1. I haven't checked back to see if there was a way around it.
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