Hello all. Looking for a new to me truck

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  1. Billyzz

    Billyzz Junior Member

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    Looking for another truck 4x4 crew cab flatbed Probably gas instead of diesel this time. I dont haul long distances anymore and gas gets about the same mpg as diesel but with cheaper fuel and replacement parts. Shorter warm up times and more short distance friendly Haven't decided yet 3/4 or 1 ton.
    I currently drive a 2001 Cummins 3500 2 wheel drive 6 speed manual
    I need 4x4 and a bigger cab
     
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    Welcome good luck with your search for a new truck
     
  3. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Hold my beer and watch this..... Military

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    Are you buying new or used? The 2019 2500 with the 6.4L hemi and 8 speed transmission has a close if not larger tow capacity than your current 3500 with the 6.7L, so you're covered there with the smaller frame. Not sure that a manual transmission is offered in any of the HD trucks anymore. I think 2018 is the last year and RAM was the only company offering it. I see folks using Dave Smith in Idaho quite a bit for flat beds. It's all a matter of how much you want to spend I guess.

    https://www.motortrend.com/cars/ram/3500/2019/2019-ram-heavy-duty-first-look-review/
     
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    MikeG71 U.S. ARMY '02 - '12 Military

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    mboymopar MOPAR Supporting Member Military

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    Nate4x4 ✨ Vehicle Reader ✨ Supporting Member

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  9. Billyzz

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    Thanks guys
    I wont be buying brand new.
    Maybe 2015 or so?
    I saw a fleet truck for sale locally that looked ok
     
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    MADDOG Cummins Driver Staff Member Super Moderator Supporting Member Military

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    Welcome to RamForum.

    Watch out for the trucks coming off the oilfields...they've been rode hard and put away wet.
     
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