Lorne's 2001 Dodge Diesel and tailer
 
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"Baby" is a 2001 Laramie SLT 2500 Short-box QC with I believe every option that was available, even the steering wheel controls for the Infinity AM/FM/CD/Cassette radio. It has the Cummins Turbo Diesel and four speed automatic that drives through a 3.54 Dana with Sure-Grip , 6 way power for the heated leather lumbar seats on left and right sides, the overhead console with trip computer, the fold-out camper mirrors, power windows & locks. The truck rides on 265/16 Michelins.

The truck had 30,000 miles on it when we bought it, the original owner removed all the name plates from the truck, which gives it a nice clean appearance. We added the fifth wheel hitch with slider to pull our trailer. A Extang tonneau cover, Westin step bars,window tint and vent visors have been added to it since this picture was taken, a Lund sun visor may be in the future if Anne agrees.

The difference in pulling power between the 93 Ram and this one is hard to believe, but I guess 8 years of development is the answer. The trailer is a 1993 31 foot Prowler that weighs about 10,000 pounds

Lorne's previous truck - "The Beast", a 1993 Ram 250LE

click for larger photo    After browsing through your web site I thought you might be interested in a photo and info on my 1993 D-250LE which I purchased in September of 1999, the Ram has the Cummins Turbo Diesel and has 230,000 kilometers on it now, it had 150 k when I bought the truck just before I retired with the intention of doing some traveling and it has done the job for me.

   Our son calls it the Beast in reference to its physical size, but to me it is just a baby semi disguised as a pickup. The truck has the complete towing package and is equipped with all the good options for towing a trailer, power steering, power brakes, 4 speed automatic transmission (overdrive), large cooling and electrical systems, the Dana differential, and it also is fully equipped with all of the luxury and convenience options. I don't think the first owner said no to anything on the option list.

  The first owner left a complete maintenance record in the glove box, he had taken excellent care of it from day one. The only major mechanical work that has been done is the Dana differential chewed up a bearing in Aug of 2002 and was completely rebuilt. The truck was delivered to the original owner on June-17-1993

Lorne Pastorius          Lfpast[a]aol.com           LaSalle, Ontario, Canada

 

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