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Ordered on July 5, delivered to the dealer October 27. They told me 5 weeks and it was almost 4 months. I think there was a ED/Bench seat resource issue, then it was stopped on quality hold waiting for the latest engine program flash. Here's a picture, right off the delivery truck before PDI. It looked real nice all cleaned up and ready for pick-up. More pic's after my fishing trip this weekend.

Drove home 200kms last night. Looking forward to joining the conversation from an actual owners perspective now.

 
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Congrats Zoomie! I like the red but my wife liked the granite better! Looking forward to your feedback.
 

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Nice! congrats on getting it, i haven't seen many red ED's around which make me wonder how many of them got sold. Hopefully by the end of the year we get to see a break down of sales for the colors it came in.
 

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Too bad you had to wait so long but it makes sense since I heard that demand way outpaced supply for the diesel ram. At least you have it now :D

Now that you have it, are you happy with it? Any problems?
 

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Too bad you had to wait so long but it makes sense since I heard that demand way outpaced supply for the diesel ram. At least you have it now :D

Now that you have it, are you happy with it? Any problems?
Well the first 450 kms have been problem free. I absolutely love it and can't wait to load it up this weekend and go to the lake with my buds. I haven't gone over it with a fine tooth comb but it has all the options I ordered and there are no obvious paint or other defects.

I'm coming out of a jetta (but I traded a jeep liberty as a tow vehicle) so it's quite different just to drive. I'll report more after a few days with it.

As far as the colour goes, I ordered it that way. I wanted the ED with only SLT features and of course they didn't make many like that in the beginning so I had to do the special order and do the time waiting for it. Now I have exactly what I wanted and more importantly I didn't pay for anything I didn't want.
 

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Congrats!!! You said bench seat? Does that mean you got the bench up front? My dealer told me the Eco's are 5 seater's only as I REALLY wanted to be able to seat 6. Other than that at almost 900mi I am totally happy.
Again Congrats,
 

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Congrats!!! You said bench seat? Does that mean you got the bench up front? My dealer told me the Eco's are 5 seater's only as I REALLY wanted to be able to seat 6. Other than that at almost 900mi I am totally happy.
Again Congrats,
Ya, I got the bench in an ED. After I ordered it there was a big delay and I read somewhere that there was a shortage of benchs, or they didn't want to put them in the diesel, or something....Anyway I got it ordered and it was built.

There's another guy on another forum that told me that his dealer told him the same thing about the same time, he ended up with the pentistar engine.

Oh, and while I was picking it up, about three other customers were walking around the lot and zeroed in on it and started asking questions.....The only other Diesel they had was a loaded up LongHorn and there are no deals on that. Full sticker price.
 

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I got the Bench in my Laramie ED to seat 6 for that reason and love it. When seating 5 it still has a HUGE double fold down and padded center arm rest with chargers for the phone and stuff built into it
 

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I got the Bench in my Laramie ED to seat 6 for that reason and love it. When seating 5 it still has a HUGE double fold down and padded center arm rest with chargers for the phone and stuff built into it
Ya, that arm rest is fantastic and the storage in it is huge. Best thing is you can fold it up and it's a seat. I love it.
 

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Got to love how they configured it.
Overall I feel RAM has done a great job with configuring storage space, maybe better than other truck makers.
 

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Nice truck.


Not completely happy with my bench seat in that it seemed, at first, to bother a nerve in my hip. Think it has something to do with the angle of the bench being just a bit up in position at the front. There's no tilt adjustment for the bench, front to back.


That does not seem to be such an issue now. Either my leg got used to the angle or the padding sagged a bit under my leg position. At one time I stuck a small pillow under the rear of the bench to tilt me forward.
 

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The bench seat in the Laramie has power adjustments for front/back, down/up for passenger and tilt for driver with heated and cooled seats for both. Middle Seat person gets what they get.

I like 10%, but he doesn't like fully loaded trucks so probably has the cloth bench is my guess
 

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My bench is cloth with manual adjustments.

I had 4 big guys, all over 220lbs, all our gear and a 3500lb boat in my truck for 4 hours coming home on Sunday and it was like being in our living room. Big, quiet, comfortable. Everyone commented on how nice the interior is. and I have the basic cloth bench interior. The truck was easy to drive with lots of power.

I just turned 1000 kms so I didn't worry about fuel consumption until I've run a few tanks through it.

Extremely happy with is so far.

Oh, we froze our fingers off on that lake and caught one nice Musky for our troubles. Pictures later.
 

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I ordered mine on 13 June. A loaded Laramie except for sunroof, dvd and air suspension...took 20 weeks. Got it last Wed and already have almost 1000 miles on it. Love it so far. Just took too long. I ordered mine through Enterprise Fleet Management...but I don't think that had anything to do with it. Two other guys ordered loaded Laramie Hemis and the wait was just as bad. Not sure what to think.

Love the truck though.
 
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