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It finally happened my 99 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Quad-cab 3/4 Ton SLT with Cummins turbo-diesel has begun to show it's age at a mere 193000 miles.
Around $1000 bucks worth of repairs and I'm tired of only one massive forearm from that little repeated hook to the left the steering has insisted on making since year 2. (Dodge steering issue). Engine still strong but, seals were funky and doing Lucas to swell them.
I still need a pickup truck, and still live in the humble mini-mountains - read 50º inclines. I'm actually considering buying a gasser 8-cylinder, 4x4. Only tow a little 2800-lb boat and trailer. A half ton is probably an option - with definitely a need for power - boats and trailer tends to drop a 6-speed tranny into mightly slow speed when doing steep inclines.
Have you priced a pickup lately (shell shock) even a Toyota costs more than my diesel cost new 2000. My biggest problem is a little thing like $2000 in 16" load range E all-terrain and studded snow tires - 6 months old and I want to keep using them. Still like the mileage of 20-25 the diesel gives me.
What are you driving for pickups if towing between 5,000 and 10,000 pounds. I'm not really planning on a camper, TT for at least 5 years but - still haul firewood, boats, and the odd loaner 20 foot TT. Most of my super heavy hauling is done - sold the 3200+ lb. camper, no longer hauling 1000 lb's of concrete block, trailers stuffed to gunnels with lumber, trash, boat anchors, etc.