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Bryan and Susan,
I’ll chalk your story up to, “the period of adjustment” that we all go through to find TC Nirvana. I’m thinking your 2014 has fewer woes than the 2020 version.
There seem to be more than a few folks in the same boat with you.
It was just blind luck that I bought the 2001 Dodge Cummins HO at the right time. What got me as a student of drivetrains was the complete engine/drivetrain strength and longevity. I always look at the components of a truck to judge whether it suits our needs or not. It has been simple and trouble free. Of the 40-some odd vehicles we’ve owned, the Dodge Cummins has been over time the most reliable and trouble free. During the past 190K miles we have moved the lift pump down to the frame with a better pump in front of the fuel tank and replaced the clutch @ 180K miles.
Considering the latest and greatest diesels on the market trying like mad to assuage the smog devil with unreliable add-ons and potions, I have noticed a crying need for a big torque gasser to help us lowly truck camper types carry the yoke of our cottage on wheels.
Time will tell if we are thumbs up or not.
2020 Ford F-350 XLT FX4 4WD SRW SB SC 7.3L Godzilla Gas TorqShift 10R140 397 amps dual Alt dual batts Frnt Dana 60; Rr Dana M275 E-locker 4.30's 4580/4320/4066# payload 7243# curb wt. 11,300# GVWR 5-er prepped. 2020 Northstar Laredo SC, 12v compressor fridge, cassette, 320w Solar sub zero insulation.