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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-13-2018, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, I will be picking up a 2018 Ram 2500 later this month after many weeks of research. This forum has provided me with every bit of information needed to make my decision. I plan to do a moderate and clean build over the next couple of years, as this will be my daily driver to and from the office etc. Go ahead and laugh.... And to answer your question, NO I will not be regularly towing/hauling heavy loads. Proceed with laughter..... Anyway, I'm looking forward to bringing y'all along as I transform this truck into what I believe to be the best setup for day to day use, hunting and fishing.

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Looking forward to seeing it. You donít have to tow to be on here! I actually use my truck a couple times a year. The rest of the time it either pulls daily duty or sits in my driveway... but when I need it itís there.


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Enjoy the rattle brother.
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Its your money. Do what you want with it and enjoy it. That's what its about to me.
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Mine is a grocery getter, but a few gallons of water and a 40 pound bag of dog food and I need that cummins power. RAM 2500 is the smallest MEGACAB pickup available, and who would buy a 2500 gasser! Once we got int he megacab the 1500 was no longer an option. I rarely tow, but when I do it feels a million times safer then the full size SUV we got rid of, when in the mountains I love the exhaust brake. I save enough on fuel without towing to pay for the cumming upgrade in about 7 years and I did that math back when it was closer to $2, so it would be less time now. Besides I love driving a diesel. And if I get a camper in the future no worries. So like me get what makes you happy and be happy.
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Welcome to the diesel world....depending on what you do to her; and of course how you drive will denote the MPG you get. I have ALWAYS received way better than the listed MPG's. my 2014 HEMI was always in the high 20's low 30's on the highway. My 2018 2500 Cummins that I bought in June 2018 started in the low 20's but has been consistently increasing as the engine and components settle in. Currently seeing 26 on the highway as I make weekly 600 mile round trips to SC.
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26? I find that awful hard to believe; but please share your set-up etc if you feel comfortable doing that. Thanks.
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Welcome to the diesel world....depending on what you do to her; and of course how you drive will denote the MPG you get. I have ALWAYS received way better than the listed MPG's. my 2014 HEMI was always in the high 20's low 30's on the highway. My 2018 2500 Cummins that I bought in June 2018 started in the low 20's but has been consistently increasing as the engine and components settle in. Currently seeing 26 on the highway as I make weekly 600 mile round trips to SC.
2014 HEMI what? 2wd 1500, surely not a 2500 4x4. If I keep my 2500 cummins 4x4 megacab at 65 on cruise control 26MPG+ is easy, at 70 its around 24 MPG. Love this thing, if I got a full size SUV with this many options and big V8 power with 4x4 I would be in the teens at that same speeds.

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Well I did a thing... 2018 Ram 2500 Lone Star Silver Edition. Already mounted my tool box, installed a *Ronin Factory* stub antenna, as well as their Fuel/DEF caps.
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Nice!!! Congratulations!!!
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Dont feel bad, ive pulled a trailer two, maybe three times in owning 3 Cummins. I use mine for daily as well as the long trip from Colorado to Texas every month and hasn't let me down once! Enjoy the new truck!
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