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2017 Ram Big Horn Crew Cab

Post by HunterGKS » July 29th, 2017, 8:40 am

A few weeks ago, I noticed a couple of large bumps on the right rear fender of my ’08 Ram. I took it to a body shop on Tues., 07/18, & found out that, due to the way the sound deadening material is attached to the fender, if water gets between the material & fender & starts to rust, it really can’t be repaired. They could grind it down & bondo it but more rust spots would start soon after or, in other words, good money after bad. Other than that & a couple of small scratches, the body is in great shape for a 9 ½ year old truck.

I got home & spent the next 2 ½ days researching & building a new truck. I finally found 1 close to what I wanted at a dealer in Upper Sandusky, Oh. I got to the dealership at 01:00 on Fri, 07/21, & was headed back home before 03:30 with a deal signed, sealed, & delivered. I got all the have-to-haves except 1. All they had was a 5’7” bed & I wanted the 6’4” model. But, I couldn’t turn down the deal they made me, so I settled for the short bed. It’s a 2017 Ram Big Horn Crew Cab almost the same as my 2008, red exterior & grey interior. It’s got 4WD, towing package, back-up camera, Sirius radio (free for 1 year), a free bedliner & tri-fold bed cover, running boards, & all kinds of electronics. I’m going to have to get a jet pilot’s license to figure out the electronics & the display screen. There are also 2 110 outlets which are powered by the truck. There are also USB accessory outlets.

I can’t believe how much storage this truck has. There is storage under each rear seat as well as a covered bin on each side of the rear floor. The center console has 2 large bins, there are 2 glove compartments, 2 areas in all 4 doors, 7 in the dash varying in size, & a small map sized area on each side of the console. The problem with all this storage is that I will probably fill it up with all kinds of junk. There are also 10 cupholders, 4 in the back & 6 in the front with 2 that are removable in each door.

It’s been 9+ years since I bought after-market add-ons & went into sticker shock!!!! Unbelievable how the prices have gone up!!!! I have a set of Weathertec floor mats, front & rear, & a bug deflector & wind deflectors for the 4 door windows. I ordered a set of Saddleman front covers in camo, an OSU receiver cover, & a set of locking lug nuts from Auto Anything. I like the Saddleman covers but they don’t make a cover for the type of rear seats that I have. I’ll have to keep searching.

I LOVE THE SMELL OF A NEW TRUCK IN THE MORNING, THE AFTERNOON, THE EVENING, & AT NIGHT!!!! I picked up the truck on Friday, 07/28 & there isn’t a much better smell. The dealer had it all cleaned-up & purty looking so it poured almost all the way home.

The last 2 pics are the new Weather Tech floor mats.

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Re: 2017 Ram Big Horn Crew Cab

Post by forkedlighting » July 29th, 2017, 8:53 am

Nice truck I just purchased a new Ford F-150 got a extended because of so much electricstuff to go wrongImage

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Post by turkeyinstrut » July 29th, 2017, 8:54 am

I always said I liked any color................Long as it was red............Very nice truck but it really should have had a bow tie on the grille. :LMAO: :walk:

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Post by hootn » July 29th, 2017, 9:06 am

Can't hide money

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Re: 2017 Ram Big Horn Crew Cab

Post by HunterGKS » July 29th, 2017, 9:20 am

forkedlighting wrote:
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Nice truck I just purchased a new Ford F-150 got a extended because of so much electricstuff to go wrong

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Thx. I also got all kinds of different warranties to cover just about everything. Your's is good looking as well.
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Post by HunterGKS » July 29th, 2017, 9:25 am

turkeyinstrut wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 8:54 am
I always said I liked any color................Long as it was red............Very nice truck but it really should have had a bow tie on the grille. :LMAO: :walk:
Rams HAVE to be some shade of red. I have owned a Dakota & another Big Horn that were red as well. I have owned Chevies but after getting my 1st Dodge in '70, I have pretty much stuck with them except for 1 Saturn, 1 Olds & 3 Fords. Dad owned nothing but Chrysler products so I come by it naturally. It's hard to believe I have owned 11 cars/trucks over a 50+ year time span.
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Post by HunterGKS » July 29th, 2017, 9:26 am

hootn wrote:
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When you get 18k+ off the sticker & lots of freebies, you don't need to hide money.
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Re: 2017 Ram Big Horn Crew Cab

Post by turkeyinstrut » July 29th, 2017, 9:33 am

HunterGKS wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 9:25 am
turkeyinstrut wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 8:54 am
I always said I liked any color................Long as it was red............Very nice truck but it really should have had a bow tie on the grille. :LMAO: :walk:
Rams HAVE to be some shade of red. I have owned a Dakota & another Big Horn that were red as well. I have owned Chevies but after getting my 1st Dodge in '70, I have pretty much stuck with them except for 1 Saturn, 1 Olds & 3 Fords. Dad owned nothing but Chrysler products so I come by it naturally. It's hard to believe I have owned 11 cars/trucks over a 50+ year time span.
My Dad was a Ford man all his life, he has been gone now for 3 years, I am 56 years old and have never owned a Ford product of any kind and it's probably due to having to hear about "Ford's" all my life. I sure miss that old fart and would give anything to just have him around for one more day and cram some more Ford down my throat.

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Post by timbrhuntr » July 29th, 2017, 9:39 am

What type of tire package did you get kinda looks like the standard goodyear tire they have always given. I am always replacing their tires with something more agressive. One thing I noticed this spring while getting my truck serviced is that some of the trucks had different styles of tires some really nice looking aggressive styles. I asked and the salesman said they are now getting into offering different tire packages and most of the prices they gave me were cheaper than you could get at many of the tire dealers around town.

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Post by guesswho » July 29th, 2017, 9:42 am

Very nice Jorge! :thumbup:
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Post by HunterGKS » July 29th, 2017, 9:48 am

timbrhuntr wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 9:39 am
What type of tire package did you get kinda looks like the standard goodyear tire they have always given. I am always replacing their tires with something more agressive. One thing I noticed this spring while getting my truck serviced is that some of the trucks had different styles of tires some really nice looking aggressive styles. I asked and the salesman said they are now getting into offering different tire packages and most of the prices they gave me were cheaper than you could get at many of the tire dealers around town.
This is what they are: Goodyear 275/60SR20.0 All Season. I may replace them with a little more aggressive when these wear out or I get stuck the 1st time.
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Post by HunterGKS » July 29th, 2017, 9:48 am

guesswho wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 9:42 am
Very nice Jorge! :thumbup:
Thx, Ronnie.
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Post by soiltester » July 29th, 2017, 9:50 am

Good looker, by golly George and sure sounds like you done did rite' :thumbup:
At least you found one that had all you wanted except 1 item, and capitalized on it with the discounts!!! ;)
Ya' sure need those mats & 4 wheel drive that I sure don't miss :bootyshake:
Dodge always had one heck of a drive train but bodywork was always needed!! :cry:

Loved my F-150 till' they "outgrew" me .. and have to get a Colorado(which is bigger than my 03 F-150 was) because the new Rangers aren't out yet!! They sure cheapened them down from the ole S-10 I had for my business in MI.
The new Colorado stank like s**t when I got it and I put&carry a fabric softener sheet in it :o
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Post by OLE RASPY » July 29th, 2017, 9:52 am

Nice George. Now go get some groundhog blood on it. 👍🏻😄
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Post by HunterGKS » July 29th, 2017, 9:55 am

soiltester wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 9:50 am
Good looker, by golly George and sure sounds like you done did rite' :thumbup:
At least you found one that had all you wanted except 1 item, and capitalized on it with the discounts!!! ;)
Ya' sure need those mats & 4 wheel drive that I sure don't miss :bootyshake:
Dodge always had one heck of a drive train but bodywork was always needed!! :cry:

Loved my F-150 till' they "outgrew" me .. and have to get a Colorado(which is bigger than my 03 F-150 was) because the new Rangers aren't out yet!! They sure cheapened them down from the ole S-10 I had for my business in MI.
The new Colorado stank like s**t when I got it and I put&carry a fabric softener sheet in it :o
Thx Charlie. The old Ram was going on 10 years & the only rust was on that right rear fender. It held up better than most Rams from what I have been told. The saleslady said she will probably buy my old one as it's in such good shape. It was always garaged except when I travelled to hunt. The new truck smells great but the floor mats not so much. Hopefully the new truck smell overrides the mats.
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Re: 2017 Ram Big Horn Crew Cab

Post by HunterGKS » July 29th, 2017, 9:56 am

OLE RASPY wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 9:52 am
Nice George. Now go get some groundhog blood on it. 👍🏻😄
Thx. 1st blood will prolly be squirrel, then turkey, then deer.
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Post by swampchicken » July 29th, 2017, 10:25 am

Congratulations on the new purchase! !!! Looks sharp! :thumbleft:

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Post by HunterGKS » July 29th, 2017, 10:27 am

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Congratulations on the new purchase! !!! Looks sharp! :thumbleft:
Thx.
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Post by guesswho » July 29th, 2017, 11:00 am

HunterGKS wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 9:56 am
Thx. 1st blood will prolly be squirrel, then turkey, then deer.
The squirrel and turkey shouldn't be a problem. But your probably going to need a heavier duty bumper for the deer to avoid any body damage to your new ride.
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Post by 2Shooter » July 29th, 2017, 12:48 pm

Awesome looking truck George!!!! :thumbup:

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Post by HunterGKS » July 29th, 2017, 4:42 pm

guesswho wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 11:00 am
HunterGKS wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 9:56 am
Thx. 1st blood will prolly be squirrel, then turkey, then deer.
The squirrel and turkey shouldn't be a problem. But your probably going to need a heavier duty bumper for the deer to avoid any body damage to your new ride.
I have a color-coded cow catcher on back order.
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Re: 2017 Ram Big Horn Crew Cab

Post by HunterGKS » July 29th, 2017, 4:42 pm

2Shooter wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 12:48 pm
Awesome looking truck George!!!! :thumbup:
Thx.
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Re: 2017 Ram Big Horn Crew Cab

Post by forkedlighting » July 29th, 2017, 5:09 pm

HunterGKS wrote:
2Shooter wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 12:48 pm
Awesome looking truck George!!!!
Thx.
Hunter GKS only complaint I have are the bed on the new one makes it to load a deer or get stuff in an outneed a ladder to get in the bed

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Post by HunterGKS » July 29th, 2017, 5:14 pm

forkedlighting wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 5:09 pm
HunterGKS wrote:
2Shooter wrote:
July 29th, 2017, 12:48 pm
Awesome looking truck George!!!!
Thx.
Hunter GKS only complaint I have are the bed on the new one makes it to load a deer or get stuff in an outneed a ladder to get in the bed

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My 2008 was a pretty tall lift as well. I have a 4-wheeler I drive back to my deer stand. I can load the deer on the back , backup to the tailgate, & roll/push the deer in.

I took an old shovel handle & screwed a big hook into the end. I use it to snag anything I can't reach.

I guess that's the price we pay for 4WD with a towing package.
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