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  1. 007 Returns to the Fort

    I would have done the same thing if I was in your shoes. I had a 2013 Ram 1500 and loved it but needed more suspension for the 35ft TT. We were barely within specs and it was not comfortable towing. The 2500 is much better. If we ever get ride of the camper the truck will probabaly go as well. The again one day I dream if a nice class a diesel pusher....when I win the lottery or the kids leave the nest. I had a 97 Ranger that dropped a clutch, blew a head gasket, and bent a shifting fork in the first 12000 miles. I had a 99 Dakota RT that was a blast. Bought it with 71k on it and traded it in in 2013 with 176k miles on the original engine and transmission. However it had 5 sets of tires while I owned it, a new rear end, and was in need of another water pump and heater core when I traded it in. Both trucks were driven hard and they were good for a small truck.
  2. 007 Returns to the Fort

    Good choice on skipping those years. I still would love to know why GM doesnt do something better with their sloppy and soft suspensions for better towing. Shouldnt have to beef up a 3/4 or 1 ton trucks suspension to tow your average travel trailer or fifth wheel. Now the water pump replacement on those duramax's......pass. What a pain.
  3. 007 Returns to the Fort

    Good choice on skipping those years. I still would love to know why GM doesnt do something better with their sloppy and soft suspensions for better towing. Shouldnt have to beef up a 3/4 or 1 ton trucks suspension to tow your average travel trailer or fifth wheel. Now the water pump replacement on those duramax's......pass. What a pain.
  4. 007 Returns to the Fort

    They all have pros and cons. I can tell you that new nissan with the cummins in it is interesting. There was one at the fort and I couldnt hear it at all. Looked up the specs and it isnt your typical cummins design. You would not find me buying one. At least the 5.9 and 6.7 cummins has been around for a while and the bugs are fixed or well known. I would almost buy a 6.0l ford diesel over that new nissan cummins. At least I know it is going to crap out on me. Ok I am a little bit of a chrysler fan. Just a bit but I have still had my fair share of issues with some of their stuff.
  5. 007 Returns to the Fort

    Never had either but it sounds fantastic.
  6. 007 Returns to the Fort

    To be quite honest most of the water pump issue was probably my fault. I live by the motto of dont read the manual until you have to. While it has worked well for me for years, it probably bit me in the rear here. Since this is my first diesel I was unaware of the letting it idle before shutting it off. Apparently the water pump is a weak point if you dont let it idle to let the turbo cool down before shutting it off. And there was 60k miles of just shutting it off. They did find the bearing seal was toast and the bearing was rusted apart and the leading cause of that from my reseach is lack of following directions and letting it idle a while before shutting it off. Regardless they were quick to cover it with the powertrain warranty with no questions asked.
  7. 007 Returns to the Fort

    If I could get tapatalk working there wiuld have beena few good ones. Got pictures of the truck marking its territory, a great picture of my son jumping out of the tube courtesy of photopass, a great pic from rock n roller coaster, and some great wildlife pics from around the fort. The site I foind to post for free doesnt work well from my phone. I may get some posted once I get some time on the computer this weekend.
  8. 007 Returns to the Fort

    So gonna finish up the trip report. Our last 2 days were pretty uneventful. So thursday we got up and decided to give the truck a short drive to make sure everything was good to go for our trip home. We grabbed our swimming gear and took off to typhoon lagoon. We wanted to go to blizzard beach this trip but the truck issues cut 2 days from our plans so we had to cut a water park day. We had a blast at typhoon lagoon. Spent 3 hours in the lazy river an hour in the wave pool and 2 more hours on water slides. My son decided to be cute at the end of one of them and jumped out of the tube a little early at the end and the disney guys talked to him about it. We scolded him for not listening but for them to do it I wasnt happy. They had heard us already talking to him and they decided to jump in. He is only 7 and he doesnt need everyone trying to talk to him. After that he shut down and was grumpy for a few hours. My wife and I did get some tasty adult beverages from jofferys and that made the day for us. We went ahead and headed back to the camper and chilled out for the rest of the night. We watched sorcerers apprentice inside because it was to humid and hot outside. Friday morning we woke up only to realize our suntan lotion didnt work worth a hoot on thursday. The kids worked well but the normal adult stuff didnt work at all. My wife and I were lobsters. We got cleaned up and headed over to epcot. I had a surprise for everyone. I was able to score a last minute reservation at beaches and cream and I was jonesing to try the kitchen sink. After awuick pass through the land and then figment we headed over to beaches and cream. The food was much better than I thought it was going to be. I had the meatload sandwich, the wife had a sandwich that we cant remember at this point, my son the kids burger, and my daughter the mac and cheese. And when it was gone, we killed a kitchen sink. It was fantastic and something we will always remember. After we got fat and happy we took off for our test track fastpass. As usual we all enjoyed it and glad we were not waiting to get in. With our last ride done we headed back to start the dreadful packing to go home. We did a few loads of laundry, cleaned up the camper, and packed up what we could. I took a last minute trip over to the MK to get some of those awesome rice crispy treats (not those crappy prepackaged ones) for the ride home. We hit the bed at 8 so we could get out of the fort early for the long drive back to ohio. As we bid the fort an and not so awesome trip farewell, we knew we would be back in November. So come November 18 we should be back down for 2 weeks. Hopefully we will bot have truck issues then and we will be with family. We cant wait.
  9. Why does goofy look like a complete hobo.
  10. When are your reservations for?
  11. 1300 filled in but 600 and 800 were still pretty empty when I walked by about 2 hours ago. Activity is picking back up for the weekend. We are heading out in the morning.
  12. 2000 had people in it so I assume it is still open. Good catch on that though. Didnt even realize it was not on the board.
  13. Hah. I may take you up on that when I need my fix in a month. We leave tomorrow so will be missing it.
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