It’s time for an upgrade. Yep, this long-time Ford guy is considering a Dodge Ram. This time I have my sights set on a 4×4, one-ton, SRW. Why a Dodge? Because I can simply get more truck for the
money by going with one rather than a Ford. For the same price, I can get a 6.7L
Cummins Turbo Diesel and many other features and options not found in my Ford F-250. Now, Ford’s 6.2L gasser
is a fine engine, it’s been great for us on our trips, but I sure miss having a diesel and the Cummins is a
proven workhorse. A 4×4 diesel means we can boondock far off the beaten path and tackle steep grades getting there.
Why buy now? Because buying at the end of the year means I can get some serious discounts and rebates totaling $10,000. Not only that but the dealerships are motivated to move their old 2013 stock before the end of the month and the end of the year. It’s also a good time to trade-in my 2011 Ford F-250. It only has 17,000 miles and there’s still one year left on the original manufacturer warranty. In addition, what I owe on it is close to what it’s worth, so I won’t be losing much money on a trade-in. So you can see it’s a great time for us to shop for a new truck.
Stay tuned for pics of the new ride. I’m looking forward to it and hope to take it out on the road in January after I get it set up to haul a truck camper. I’ll need to outfit it with a set of Torklift Tie Downs. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to use the same set of tie downs that were on my F-250.