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Should I trade my deleted 2013 SXT CC Ram 3500 srw for a 2019 Big Horn Megadually
Pretty much what the title says. I had Nox sensor issues show up on the truck a few months ago and deleted it. Been pleased with the performance since. I use it to haul a pretty massive slide in truck camper that's roughly two and a half tons give or take so I'm about a half ton over my GVWR. I've done an add a leaf to the truck so it hauls it fine and the ride is actually much nicer than it is unloaded but I'm wondering if trading up is worth it just to be within the GVWR. With the dually I'd be within the number. Recently it feels like I have to hit slightly higher revs on the deleted 2013 to get the same amount of power I was getting when I first deleted it (might just be in my head though). Makes me wonder if the transmission's starting to go out but at the same time wondering whether or not the price tag's worth it. It's a 68rfe with 135,000 km so roughly 84,000 miles.
Dealership built it out specifically for truck campers and it has pretty much everything I'd want in terms of options for what I would be using it for. VIN shows the window sticker to be at $85,705 CAD but they've managed to bring the price down to $73,500 (around 55,500 USD) which is what I'm seeing used 2016-2018 laramies still going for (and why I'm leaning towards a new one instead of a used one at those price points). It's basically a fully loaded Big Horn with the surround view camera, alpine sound system, 8.4 inch screen, level 2 equipment group, bed liner, 68rfe as well (for higher payload since hauling is more important to me than towing, don't bother reccomending the Aisin, not a fan of how it shifts or the decreased payload capacity) and protection package. However as someone who heads out into the backcountry fairly regularly, I feel like a dually wouldn't be as capable? Or am I wrong about that?
Are the changes on the new truck and a full warranty enough to make it worth jumping into a new one from a 2013?