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    Ready to order a new truck to pull the "planned" Heartland trailer

    Hi all,

    I am about to pull the trigger on the new truck to pull the "planned" purchase of a Heartland Landmark - Mt. Rushmore!

    I have settled on a 2005 Dodge RAM 3500 4X2 Quad Cab Dually Laramie.

    Went with a 1 ton dually for obvious reasons but decided on the 4X2 for these reasons:

    - Don't hope to need 4WD
    - Less cost (i.e. more $ avail. for creature comforts)
    - Less weight (i.e. higher tow capacity)
    - Less components (i.e. less stuff to maintain/go wrong)
    - Lower truck height (i.e. wife can get into the truck easier)

    Going with the Light Almond color to better match the tan colors on the trailer.

    Working on "best deals" for the truck right now. Current best price is Dealer Invoice less $200 less current incentives.

    Jim
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    Rail height on 2005 Dodge 4x4 question

    We have a Dodge 2005 diesel 4x4 DRW 1 ton. The rail height at the trailgate is 58 inches. What is the height on the 4x2 that you own and what will your rail clearance be when pulling the Landmark?

    Thanks

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    Jim,
    Were you able to get the dually in the almond color? You can't get it now - only with a single wheel base.
    Nelson & Cheryl
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    Hi Cheryl,

    Nope - as it turns out, each time I was building the dually on the Dodge website, due to poor site design, I was able to select Almond but when it came time to place the order, I found that the colors for duallies were more limited.

    Left to me, I would have chosen white but my wife over-rode that decision and chose Deep Molten Red. Probably a good call as it really looks nice.

    Let us know what you get!

    Jim
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    We ordered our 2005 Dodge 3500, Quad, SRW, CTD, in tow-tone patriot blue and silver. I don't believe you can get two-tone in the DRW's either. We're going to get nerf bars, stainless steel wheel well trim and a quad fold solid tonneau cover for it also. We have that tonneau cover on our 2500 hemi and really like it. It folds to about 18" when opened from the rear and has straps with snaps to keep it folded while traveling if yout hitched to the fifth wheel. You can also open the front panel to access stuff in the front of the bed.
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    Don,

    Your cover sounds like Fold-A-Cover. I researched that one, Access Cover, Truxedo and a couple more. I really liked the Fold-A-Cover too.

    For my situation, with a K&W 550-557 tool chest mounted in the bed behind the cab, the Truxedo roll-up style cover was the best-fit. So far (5 days), I am happy with it.

    Good thing there are so many options out there today as each of our needs are a little different.

    Jim
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    We ordered a white one and plan to get the graphics to match the Landmark for it. I love the red too, but we don't seem to have a lot of luck with red vehicles. Every one we have owned gets wrecked. My Dakota is dark Garnet (looks more purple than red) and it has been hit 3 times.
    Nelson & Cheryl
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    Are the graphics the original design of the Landmark or the new painted graphics design?
    Nelson & Cheryl
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    You guy's have too much disposable income. That's not fair. I lucked-out, My BH graphics match the truck colors blue/beige.

    Got to love the smell of diesel in the morning !
    Gary Fowler
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    You guy's have too much disposable income.
    I wish!!!!
    Nelson & Cheryl
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    2005 Dodge Dually Cummins Turbo Diesel 6-speed



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