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Old June 17th, 2015, 09:42 AM
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Not entirely true, if he wanted a cummins you just bump up to a 3500 SRW and get leaf rear, there isn't much of a difference between SRW 1 tons and 3/4 tons assuming both are leafs.

The Ram is the only one you can spec with a manual, which is the ideal gearbox for towing, as well as the most bulletproof drivetrain of the big three. But everyone will have their preferences, and there is problems with all three of these trucks. I wouldn't bother with a half ton though, they (all 3) make the 3/4 tons nice enough for you to be able to daily drive no issues.

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A friend just put a $13k tranny in his '10 RRSC at 100k mi, that's why not!! Tow vehicle should be comfortable, capable and RELIABLE....
I would have set it on fire. That is flat out absurd.
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Wow $34k for an LR3!
And is sold pending funds transfer ... thank you. (in less than 24 hours of listing)

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------ Follow up post added June 17th, 2015 01:16 PM ------

... and could have sold 4 at that price as there are people lined up ...

Regarding tow vehicle. Do not go by Vehicle towing recommendations only. An LR3/4 is rated to tow 7700lbs, but (and a big important but) the tongue weight is only rated at 550 lbs. MOST tow trailers require way more tongue weight capacity than that. To risk towing something that your vehicle is not rated for is a huge liability. I went with an F250 gasser.

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Old June 17th, 2015, 06:48 PM
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A friend just put a $13k tranny in his '10 RRSC at 100k mi, that's why not!!
Tow vehicle should be comfortable, capable and RELIABLE....
He must not have had his services done at the dealership, otherwise they would have goodwilled a transmission, or at least a big chunk of it.

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A friend just put a $13k tranny in his '10 RRSC at 100k mi, that's why not!!
Tow vehicle should be comfortable, capable and RELIABLE....
He must not have had his services done at the dealership, otherwise they would have goodwilled a transmission, or at least a big chunk of it.

Also, ZF transmissions are pretty reliable overall, so I would consider that an isolated incident.
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Old June 18th, 2015, 08:30 AM
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The dealer did goodwill a lot of the price of the transmission. The point was that had they not, the cost of replacing the transmission was over $15,000.00 (almost the price of a brand new Kia and well over the average tranny cost of $3K).

I was the person who this happened to ...
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Old June 19th, 2015, 06:09 PM
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The dealer did goodwill a lot of the price of the transmission. The point was that had they not, the cost of replacing the transmission was over $15,000.00 (almost the price of a brand new Kia and well over the average tranny cost of $3K).

I was the person who this happened to ...
Glad to hear you didn't have to pay for all of it. Realistically, most people aren't going to pay for that full job because the cost is so high and it looks bad for the company when people post online that they had to pay so much for a transmission. Like I said before, its not a common problem, I've only replaced a handful of those transmission.
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Old June 19th, 2015, 06:41 PM
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Jonesy, you and a few others know my range, and you saw all the crap at the farm. My monster would pull the 20 foot trailer with 3 large round bales of hay at 70 mph no issues...heck the same with my old 30 foot camper... Normally scaled around 14k lbs...
A rover shall work fine for you small towing needs/requirements.
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