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Old 01-02-2019, 01:07 AM   #1
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Just joined the DRW Club

Well took the leap today and joined the DRW club.
Our old 2001 Ram 2500 with 313,000 miles was doing the job, but DW didn't like driving the 5 speed manual, and I had started to dislike the half doors in the back and the small rear seating space.
That and the pathetic 8,800# GVWR put us about 1,700# over GVWR when towing our 5er. It did a great job pulling our 12,500# 32' 5er, but wanted more room, and DW wanted an automatic.
Well after a bit of a search (about six months) we found what seemed like it might be the one, only issue it was a six hour drive away. Well 2016 lightly used Ram 3500 CTD DRW Laramie with the Aisin transmission and 3.73's and 27,000 miles. Here is the new TV! The six hour drive home was a dream.



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Old 01-14-2019, 07:29 PM   #2
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I went from a 2001 to a 2013 DRW. Dosen't seem any wider after you drive it for a while. The major difference is the sound. Much quieter, but I still miss the engine noise.
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:27 PM   #3
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We enjoy the quiet, the 2001 did a great job, just 1,700# over GVWR.
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