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Old 08-22-2018, 08:39 AM   #21
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:05 AM   #22
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I've found the south to be a lot better prices on new Trucks. Cheapest place I found was Mississippi. Mine is loaded with all the bull**** 4×4 and got it for 30 something.

Jaws' area for real estate is close to here as well. At least 20k per acre under 10 acre if it's a field. If it's wooded or close to water it gets ridiculous. River in the country goes for 45-50 an acre for uncleared land.

Quarter acre just sold on the intercoastal side in Sarasota... 389k, land only.

**** boxes in town right now are selling for double what they're worth. Upper middle class housing is all in these turd neighborhoods that keep popping up, like having to live in a hamster cage.
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I've found the south to be a lot better prices on new Trucks. Cheapest place I found was Mississippi. Mine is loaded with all the bull**** 4×4 and got it for 30 something.

Jaws' area for real estate is close to here as well. At least 20k per acre under 10 acre if it's a field. If it's wooded or close to water it gets ridiculous. River in the country goes for 45-50 an acre for uncleared land.

Quarter acre just sold on the intercoastal side in Sarasota... 389k, land only.

**** boxes in town right now are selling for double what they're worth. Upper middle class housing is all in these turd neighborhoods that keep popping up, like having to live in a hamster cage.
I sold a remodeled double wide on a half acre for 165k. Cash.
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My '17 Ram 3500 is about to hit 9000 miles. Only added DEF twice so far, so used 1 full tank of DEF.

Mileage on my Chevy 6.0 gasser was high 12 to low 13 when I was lucky.

Mileage on the Ram 6.7 cummins is low 15 to low 16. I don't get any highway drives.

The Ram is quieter with a diesel than the Chevy was with gasser.

If my Chevy was a Duramax, they were bringing $10,000 more used than the gasser. When I bought the Chevy, the Duramax option was $8500.
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Smart move. I went with a half ton and kept my old setup which is only a 3/4 ton for transporting my skid loader and possibly a lift in the future. I won't do that again. The next one will be able to move anything I own or might own soon.
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Trading my 2016 Dodge 2500 diesel 4x4 for a 2018 Ram (Dodge) 2500 Hemi 6.4 4x4. Seems to ride better, mileage will be roughly the same when not pulling, maintenance costs will drop 75%.

I really wanted to go the half ton route, but I have to have the occasional pulling power for heavy trailers and a gooseneck ball. I just could not do the half ton......

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I sold a remodeled double wide on a half acre for 165k. Cash.
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Old 08-23-2018, 07:27 AM   #28
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Oil change isn't any more difficult than on a gas truck either. I've done it myself on my 2016 Ram.

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You know, it isn't important to point this out, but I will. I still hold an A&P license...airframe and powerplant. That means I am very well versed in mechanics. I even taught it for a few years at Metro tech in OKC. All aspects of maintenance and overhaul of aircraft engines, including turbines.

Now, that said, I started driving when I was a kid, and the 1960 F100 I owned was torn down a few times as I learned and I was as good as it gets on the old school mechanic stuff...points, condensers, carbs, timing, and of course, rebuilding engines and even building strokers for stock cars.

I don't crawl around on my hands and knees anymore to change the oil on my own rides anymore...haven't for 15 years or more....it isn't because I can't, it is because I don't want to. I am busy. I could squeeze the time to do it....but I would rather roll into the dealership and get'er done, leave with clean hands and a detailed truck. If it is nearly $400 for this to happen, fine. It is my money. And...I have done a lot of work for the family that owns the dealership. 12 out of 12 of our last several years vehicles were bought there.

And this one?

My wife bought a new truck...the Ram 1500 loaded and blacked out version. Nice.....traded off her Grand Cherokee....and while I was there, I noticed they had several of the 2018s in inventory. He tossed me the keys to a few and said check them out. No salesman.

I drove it, I wasn't in love with it. I like its ride. But it is the same truck except it sits lower by 2 or 3 inches.

A day later, over the phone, I tell him to work the numbers if the rebates are there.

A day later he calls and gives them to me. We are $2,000 apart in what I am willing and he will do.

A day later he says I have 40 of these and I will meet you in the middle.

Ok.....I tell him to get the bed liner sprayed in and a turnover ball in the bed, and I will get my wheels off my current truck and the Ranch Hand Grill guard, they will install it, and we have a deal.

Now, I have not signed a piece of paper, or a loan document, and I am still driving my truck.

I may get there tomorrow, or Saturday. But in small town life, the truck deal is done. All on the relationship we have.

Yeah, they change my oil.
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You know, it isn't important to point this out, but I will. I still hold an A&P license...airframe and powerplant. That means I am very well versed in mechanics. I even taught it for a few years at Metro tech in OKC. All aspects of maintenance and overhaul of aircraft engines, including turbines.

Now, that said, I started driving when I was a kid, and the 1960 F100 I owned was torn down a few times as I learned and I was as good as it gets on the old school mechanic stuff...points, condensers, carbs, timing, and of course, rebuilding engines and even building strokers for stock cars.

I don't crawl around on my hands and knees anymore to change the oil on my own rides anymore...haven't for 15 years or more....it isn't because I can't, it is because I don't want to. I am busy. I could squeeze the time to do it....but I would rather roll into the dealership and get'er done, leave with clean hands and a detailed truck. If it is nearly $400 for this to happen, fine. It is my money. And...I have done a lot of work for the family that owns the dealership. 12 out of 12 of our last several years vehicles were bought there.

And this one?

My wife bought a new truck...the Ram 1500 loaded and blacked out version. Nice.....traded off her Grand Cherokee....and while I was there, I noticed they had several of the 2018s in inventory. He tossed me the keys to a few and said check them out. No salesman.

I drove it, I wasn't in love with it. I like its ride. But it is the same truck except it sits lower by 2 or 3 inches.

A day later, over the phone, I tell him to work the numbers if the rebates are there.

A day later he calls and gives them to me. We are $2,000 apart in what I am willing and he will do.

A day later he says I have 40 of these and I will meet you in the middle.

Ok.....I tell him to get the bed liner sprayed in and a turnover ball in the bed, and I will get my wheels off my current truck and the Ranch Hand Grill guard, they will install it, and we have a deal.

Now, I have not signed a piece of paper, or a loan document, and I am still driving my truck.

I may get there tomorrow, or Saturday. But in small town life, the truck deal is done. All on the relationship we have.

Yeah, they change my oil.
I respect that, I just can't afford to be without my primary work vehicle for an entire day. I don't work on my own vehicles much either, that chapter of my life is over. But if it's a case of being without my truck for a day or taking a half hour of my time with a wrench in my driveway...I'm gonna take the latter.
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No way would I buy a gasser ram unless it REALLY tows better.
I have a 04 ram 4x4 and it tows like a civic (gas) ,
My buddy has the same truck in a diesel (2017) ,with the same trailer, you can’t tell it’s back there. Plus the exhaust brake,wholly crap, nite and day difference .
Maybe the new ones are better, but my next one will be diesel .
Mine is a 5.7 also not a 6.7
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No way would I buy a gasser ram unless it REALLY tows better.
I have a 04 ram 4x4 and it tows like a civic (gas) ,
My buddy has the same truck in a diesel (2017) ,with the same trailer, you can’t tell it’s back there. Plus the exhaust brake,wholly crap, nite and day difference .
Maybe the new ones are better, but my next one will be diesel .
Mine is a 5.7 also not a 6.7
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You can't compare an '04 to a '17.
You can't compare the 5.7 gas to the 6.4 gas. The 6.4 is pretty powerful for a gas v8

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You can't compare the 5.7 gas to the 6.4 gas. The 6.4 is pretty powerful for a gas v8

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Good to know, as they are about $12grand more here.
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What you guys pay for trucks is retarded.

You should try up here if you want to pay “retarded” prices.
My 1500 ram was north of sixty without the cap and extended warranty.
I bought it a year old new , so it was less ,but.




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