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    Canvas Topper

    I had a softopper and was not a fan. The cons outweighed the pros for me.
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    Ram 2500 long term reliability

    The owner of AEV knows his stuff he works with OEM engineers ie Jeep, ram, chevy and gmc. What he told me is the front under heavy braking the articulinks could cause the truck to list (think ships). regarding tires my good buddy put on ridge grapplers the same time I put on my Toyo RT's. His...
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    Ram 2500 long term reliability

    they come with D rated tires know since at least 2019 and I think even earlier. you are right E rated is a good improvement to be safe and most people go to 35 or 37 right away anyway. So the owner of AEV who is a pretty smart guy told me the reason for the lower payload is actually from the...
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    Ram 2500 long term reliability

    it is all a matter of what you are comfortable with. go to any PW forum or fb page and you will find they are probably the most overloaded rig out there. airbags and cradles and call it a day. I have had mine over by several hundred lbs and never really even squatted. I had a GFC and gear and...
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    RSI Smartcap - Any feedback?

    If you ask they will send you lock covers free of charge. Not sure why they don't just include them but maybe it doesn't get cold in south Africa. I had them send me some. They have great service
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    Ram 2500 long term reliability

    I would have no issue pulling a 7600 gvwr trailer. mine has almost 11000 lb tow capacity. Fortunately I am able to use my truck while waiting for the parts. front drive shaft only turns while in 4wd so other than slinging grease all over when in 4wd no big deal. the rear seal is just seeping at...
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    Ram 2500 long term reliability

    I like my 2020 Power Wagon and it is super comfortable. My wife has a newer CRV touring that gets around 30mpg and we opted to take the PW on our latest 3000 mile trip even with the price of gas just because it is so comfortable. But in reality I have had more issues with this truck than any of...
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    2500/3500 Ram/Chevy/Ford??

    they had 87 and 91 and 91 ethanol free. said up to 10% ethanol on the other two just like in Montana and every other place I fueled up.
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    2500/3500 Ram/Chevy/Ford??

    I drove west bound through wyoming. I did not get the E15 or the 88 octane. I used 87 which said on the pump up to 10% ethanol. Makes me wonder tho if they don't sneak more ethanol in the fuel regardless of what it says on the pumps. This the second year in a row I have made this same trip and...
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    2500/3500 Ram/Chevy/Ford??

    just got back from a 3000 mile road trip. Western Montana to SE Minnesota included SD, ND, WI and WY. I took this same trip last year and pretty much the same results ie I got the worst MPG when filling up in MN. Like noticeably worse. my two worst tanks were on MN gas 12.6 and 13.4mpg. Best...
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    Does Anyone Actually Use Their House Water for Drinking?

    Yup always hell I still drink out of creeks and streams. I draw the line at irrigation ditches tho
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    RSI Smartcap - Any feedback?

    I like mine. The positive pressure vent works very well. I am in a long road trip and yesterday drove many hours in heavy rain and I figured I'd have a little water inside but I did not have so much as a drop.
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    2500/3500 Ram/Chevy/Ford??

    this is my buddy's 2022 F250 with 7.3 gasser. I did not take a photo but another buddy just bought a trailboss chev with the 6.2L and his payload is 1500 and change. It was just slightly less than my PW. He said he is getting good mpg.
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    What is gained by a gas 3/4-1 ton over 1/2 ton truck?

    well if you are average size and your wife is average size and your dog is a big dog you can be 450lbs right there and if you have a topper and a cooler full of beer and a couple of bikes and a cook stove, 5 gallons of water, well it all ads up way fast.
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    What is gained by a gas 3/4-1 ton over 1/2 ton truck?

    yup and I would be more comfortable overloading a PW by 500lbs than even having a Ridgeline 500lbs under max payload..
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