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Future purchase looking for input

Old 12-30-2015, 01:29 AM
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Future purchase looking for input

Life is finally settling down job is stable bills are paid and I am tired of driving my old stuff all the time.

I am hoping to be in the market at the end of the 2016 model year to get a new rig been away from CTD since early 2008 when I sold my 2006

looking for input on configuration I have played with the online builder and such

I will be getting a tradesman crew short 4x4. now here comes my dilemma since I do have a wife who has to sign off on the truck and she says she will not allow a manual trans cause she refuses to learn. I know boo hoo whatever it is what it is.

So I am contemplating what to do so what are the real differences between the 2500 and 3500? From what I gather the basics are the 2500s now have rear coil suspension which makes for a way better ride and the 3500 is still on leafs correct?

And the Aisin is supposedly a superior trans but it will run about $2600 more on the total price of the truck and I will sacrifice some ride quality when unladen.

Plan is to get a travel trailer nothing huge but something 28-30' and I am hoping for this to be a 20 year purchase and not a daily driver tow rig 4-5 times a year and roadtrip rig
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I have a 14 manual and love it. But if I had to go with a auto It would be a Ford.
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I would build the truck to the trailer you want to haul (and add a bit). If the 2500 with coils and 68RFE can handle it, get it. I'll be looking to move to a 3500, and maybe a dually, for our next trailer, so I wish I would have added a bit! Not to mention the 2500 TPMS can be a PITA since most folks don't drive an unloaded truck at max tire PSI for ride and tire wear.
Hey! Buy my truck and I'll move on up!
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