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Just signed the paperwork today and picking it up on Friday. I hope I have made a good decision. I have a Ram 2500 diesel that I have been driving for the last 15 year, It has been a great truck. I have a lot of folks trying to convince me that it is time to go to a gas engine. They say the diesels have become overly complicated and problematic. I want to start traveling and I want the fuel milage of the eco diesel. I am going to give a new on a try. I under warranty so hopefuly I am protected
 

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Welcome to the forum. We'd love to hear all about your experiences with the RAM. Pictures are appreciated too.
 

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most people would say they are good trucks. There are a few lemons and a few bad dealers. Hopefully you don't get either. Did you get a 4x4 version? Seem to hear less issues with those. I have a 4x4 myself with no issues.
 

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I bought the 4x4 with crew cab. Looks like I am going pick it up on Friday, it is out for rust proof and undercoat. I did not have my 2001 ram 2500 rust proofed on Dodges recommendation and rust is what made that truck end of life. Sold it this afternoon. Sad to see it go, been driving it fifteen years. Hope I get the same service from the new truck.
 

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I bought the 4x4 with crew cab. Looks like I am going pick it up on Friday, it is out for rust proof and undercoat. I did not have my 2001 ram 2500 rust proofed on Dodges recommendation and rust is what made that truck end of life. Sold it this afternoon. Sad to see it go, been driving it fifteen years. Hope I get the same service from the new truck.
Good lesson to be learned.
I've read great stories about vehicles that have been rust proofed and driven through 10-15 years of salted roads without issue!

How much are you paying for the whole rust proofing job?
 

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Good lesson to be learned.
I've read great stories about vehicles that have been rust proofed and driven through 10-15 years of salted roads without issue!

How much are you paying for the whole rust proofing job?
About $700 for the undercoat and rust proof. Hopefuly it works.
 

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About $700 for the undercoat and rust proof. Hopefuly it works.
That pricing seems about right.

You might want to do some research on most effective rust proofing products and processes. Apparently there are a number of some, some effective and some not nearly as effective.
 

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Looks sharp, your gonna love it.
 

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Thanks!


Is quite a bit quieter that the 2500 Cummins. I think the neighbors got worried then they did not hear me come home.:)
I had a guy come up beside me at a light in a 2500 cummins the other day. He rolled down his window and stuck his head way out, I think to listen to my engine sound. There's no he would have heard anything over the clatter of his.

He gave me a "thumbs up" anyway.
 

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Second week of ownership

I have had the truck two weeks, 600 miles. I have hauled lumber with it, launched boat and towed a 2500 pound camper home thru the mountians. Very happy with the truck, have no problems and the milege was running high 20's until i hooked up to the camper then it was high tho mid teens. It towed the camper well thru the mountians but i was a little suprised at how much fuel i burned. I am not sure if i was unrealistic or if my foot was two heavy. I was running on the plus side of 65 the hole trip. Be intrested to see how it does on the flatts and if i slow down a little. This is turning out to be a great truck.
 
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