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Appreciate the tips and tales.
We just Lemon-Lawed a 32' 5'r that we towed with our srw GMC 2500HD 8.1 gas rated at 13.000 lbs 5th wheel towing.
Very capable but best mileage was 6.1 MPG with about 24 usable gallons in the tank.
So,, travelling around the USA we were looking for a gas station every 2 hours on the road. That's crazy really. Too much. Just nuts.
So diesel with extra capacity tank is they way we want to roll.
I had no idea the registration on a F450 would astronomically higher, I'll look further into that. I had heard something that a home owner registration is different than if the truck is used for business,, but that could be a sea story.
We bought a new Z06 and the registration in Cali on that is $1000 each year, insurance is $1000 per year too. Crazy I know,, but it's a new era I guess.
The Lemon Law ordeal on our 5th wheel lasted 4 years and we dealt with 3 different law firms. That's a normal flow for this kinda deal. I asked each firm what tow vehicle they would buy and hands down they all recommended the Ram. "We never ever see any Ram cases come into the office" they told us. "We'll never see you again".
We've had horrific experiences with Dodge/Rams dealers in the past. We and our friends Rams always seem to need brakes and are seriously falling apart, collapsed dashboards, loose steering columns, so we're not getting bit by that dog twice.
They are nice looking,, but not going through that hell again with a Dodge service dept.
Neighbour down the street bought a new F450. It was beautiful and just the base model. Before I could ask him about it, he sold his place with a 3 day escrow, stuck the key in the ignition,, and moved off to Sandpoint Id.
Thanks for the takes, we'll roll by the dealer or AAA and get a fix on the DMV cost and insurance issue and keep a close watch if the 6.7 starts acting up.