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Location: Upstate NY
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Stumbled on a 12v, need some suggestions
I bought my 2016 Ram 2500 CTD with the intention of using it as a plow truck and tow rig. While shopping around comparing new vs used snow plows, I think I may have stumbled on a pretty decent deal.
The truck is a 95 RCLB 12v Auto, 4x4 with a 9ft Fisher straight blade plow. Truck has just over 200k on it and has a pretty clean body minus a rust hole in the floor. Rest of the body and frame looks pretty good minus some light rust over the rear wheel well and even that isn't bad at all.
After talking with the owner it sounds pretty solid. Runs, drives, stops, plows. Has all New front end in it, the engine is 100% stock. Still has original injectors (figure it's good they haven't been changed to something larger, but probably ready to be changed to new ones). The truck needs some pretty minor stuff for 200k miles in my opinion.
Here's the kicker, the guy only wants $2500 for the truck and plow.
My question to you guys is what do I need to look for? This truck is 3hrs away from me or I would've gone to look at it already. I've read a few threads on here already. I know about the KDP and that the autos aren't the greatest transmission out there. Im not looking for a foundation for a power build. Only thing I'd do is maybe change the exhaust but that's just because my 16 is just too quiet.
I really don't want to have 2 trucks in my driveway, but for the price I'm really considering it. I need a truck that can sit when it doesn't snow and then reliably start and drive to work, sit at work all day, and then drive home and plow at night. I don't plow commercially, just income properties and some friends and families. I've always liked the 2nd Gen trucks and if you guys think that this 12v would fit that bill I'd definitely consider it.
For $2500 it's a lot less than what I was going to spend on the V Plow for my 16. I wouldn't mind pounding on a truck that cheap and in all reality I could probably make most of the cost of the truck back this winter season.
Anything you guys can suggest would be much appreciated.
2016 Ram 2500 CCSB 6.7L CTD 4x4 Outdoorsman. 18in Dropstar 645B -12 wrapped in 35x12.5r18 Nitto Ridge Grapplers "SAP Clone". EFI Live by Anarchy, 5in Flo Pro TBE.