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he pulls a horse trailer with it,two horses plus trailer not sure how heavy that would be , as for his driving,look at how well his Ford did doing the exact same job .
My dad uses his to scrap metal so unless a 2 horses and a mid size horse trail(or even large) add up to 25,000 30,000 lbs+(just the trailer). Also with as long as the cummins has been in the dodge I'm sure when the put it in that they new how heavy it was. I would think they would have made the needed re-enforcements to the front end both when the 5.9 and the 6.7 where introduced. But then again they knew about the dash cracking issue and never fixed that, lol.

Also my dads buddy that he scraps with, who beats his truck to hell, has almost 100k miles and only one front end rebuild but that was due to hitting a elk.

It may not be his driving but the specific truck. Something may not be alligned right or just not fabed right. It just makes me laugh a little when ppl blame the auto makers name for a specific issue that doesnt hold true across the board.

To be honest I dont know why he still owns it if he is having such problems.
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It certainly makes no sense for him to take the hit and get rid of the truck at this point ,as he is still being looked after by the warranty .Since he has owned the truck,it has worn through two sets of expensive tires,and has been to more dealership alignment and specialty alignment shops than he can remember .The alignment still doesnt account for the 9 replaced ball joints ,and the two complete sets of steering linkage the truck has already received .
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Getting back on topic,

I have switch views on small trucks like the S-10, Ranger, and Dakota. The reason I was going to get one was for Fuel saving. The cost of fuel is going to go up this summer (back up to $4.00, my belief)

However looking at the MPG of these small trucks vs 1/2 tons with v6 or v8, the mpgs are the same. As I was informed by someone else on another forums, the 1/2 tons gas milage really doesn't go down that much when pulling something light like a lawn mower trailer where as the smaller trucks it will worsen.

SO in conclusion I am going to be looking at some 1/2 tons now
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Ya sorry about that.

Thats good news though that you found the info you were looking for. MPG shouldnt change much unless weight like you said or drag is increased.
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