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Dodge Ram 3500


Spotted a new one on display in Lavington Square,Lavington NSW yesterday $149,500.00 drive away. White, 4 door hard tub lid. Wifes old Avon customer said " thats twice the price of my house cost". Looks smart, but bloody big



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I would have one in a heartbeat if I were allowed. cry cry



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Australian Caravan Industry spokesman just before Xmas said.  The demand for Caravans is growing fast and there is now a need to increase our product to 4500 Kgs.

Dodge RAM etc would be needed to pull something that big. Imagine someone trying to back a Caravan that big with a tow vehicle that big into our sites in a lot of Van parks.

And all on a car driver's licence.

 



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Strange part I find is the longer vans are easier to reverse . But anyway ! Some just buy these things and drive ! A little practice before goes a long way . Two way between yourself and Mrs makes things SO easy !!

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Some of us actually have licences to drive combinations a little larger than a car and a caravan.
I watch many try to reverse a caravan with an Aussie ute and I have come to the conclusion that in a lot of cases when failure occurs it is not the vehicle or the vans fault.
Rams etc are large vehicles and there will be parks and areas where they may have problems.
Personally it would not worry me, I would just go find somewhere where I would fit.
If only I was allowed to have one.....no biggrin biggrin



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^^ Or more the point allowed to ? Lol. ^^

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Aus-Kiwi wrote:

Strange part I find is the longer vans are easier to reverse .


 The large vehicle is not the problem. The problem is the narrow roads in a high percentage of parks coupled with the small sites.



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Approx Au dollar price for this vehicle in America is approx. $66,000.

Are we being ripped of again.

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probably, $25-30k for conversion, $3k to get it here, $15k at least stamp duty,luxury tax, so a handy profit at the end, but it was still there yesterday. 9 year old boy hanging all over it as well. cheers Craig

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Hey Pete . Iāve seen plenty have issues with 18ā van, 12ā boat at ramp . My car trailer is much easier to reverse than our 7X4 . As example .

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Ain't it funny but i also saw it at Lavington on Saturday morning about 9 AM



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It is just waiting for you to collect the keys.

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I'd like one too (a 2500 would suffice) but parking & reversing out of some of Townsville's shopping centres would be mayhem!

My brother-in-law went to the States three years ago, bought a RAM 2500 dual cab for $40,000 (new). Cost another $40,000 to bring it out here & convert to RHD, etc. He said it's still cheaper than getting one here.
He uses the 6.5T towing capabilities for his headers, etc.

Economy wise, it's almost as good as my Patrol, better in other cases.

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If you ever consider US vehicles ? Donāt be afraid of spares etc . I have had a set of shocks sent over for GM bassed motorhome to Victor Harbour in 5 days . Trust me it lakes that long or longer for parts interstate here !! Oh btw the shocks half the price and CORRECT type !!

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I had a Japanese built 2005 Ford Escape (Mazda Tribute) Needed the passengers side Fog/Spotlight for a roadworthy. Nothing at the various wreckers and the Hervey Bay Ford agents couldn't source one. The Mazda dealers were the same.  Mob in Melbourne wanted $360 with $25 postage fee.  Tried EBay and Found lots from the USA. $35 US including delivery. Got here to Qld in ten days. By the way it was Ford Original equipment with all the Ford marks.

As Aus Kiwi said don't be afraid of USA spares.

 



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As I said above I am not allowed to have one no but I have done a bit of research just in case circumstances change biggrin

and I have found that apart from the purchase price, if compared to say a Toyota 200 series the biggest cost is the insurance if comparing the two vehicles.

Vehicle components from the US. are easy to get in Aus and as others have said, their volume in turnover over there creates a great advantage over goods that are held in stock here and marked up to cover costs.



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Very pleased I didn't put this under " I Digress", but as always a great forum. cheers Craig

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I drive a 2001 F250, I love it. If I had the money & wanted to trade up, I would still be looking at the Effie's. The Ram is nice though.

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Check this set up out! Wouldn't want to pay the price of petrol to run this outfit.It sure is nice though!

https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Dodge-Ram-2016/OAG-AD-15514757/?Cr=30



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Seeing that we have gone onto other brands in this topic, I recently read that the Ford F-150 is to be released later this year with a Diesel engine.
Its all alloy body makes it quite favourable, weight wise, for all things towing.
I cant put the link up as it came to me on Facebook.

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https://www.caranddriver.com/news/2018-ford-f-150-revealed-with-diesel-power-news

Aussie Paul. smile



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Thanks Paul....

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May have made a "m......e" probably a 2500, but still big and expensive, didnt win the 50,000,000

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