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Has anyone had any problems plowing with a...

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by JaimeG, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    ...Dodge MegaCab Dually?
     
  2. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    there were some rumors floating around here with problems with the megacabs plowing, not sure if any are truthfull though. all i can say is thats a looonnnggg truck to be plowing snow with.:salute:
     
  3. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    What do the rumors say? And yeah, its long but I will mostly plow commercial parking lots.
     
  4. stangman35

    stangman35 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    there the same length as a quadcab longbed.Id say do it, I almost bought one.

    The only thing bad about a mega cab or crewcab is seeing out of them,iv thought about getting a reg cab truck for the plowing.
     
  5. oliversgreen

    oliversgreen Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Havent had any problems plowing with mine so far n its been years. Keepin my fingers crossed though
     
  6. oliversgreen

    oliversgreen Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    its been 2 years
     
  7. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Then why do some guys say that the back window shatters and the doors crease and don't open?
     
  8. Fun Plow

    Fun Plow Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    What do you plan on plowing with it?

    Wait... that sounds like a stupid question. Drrr... SNOW! I mean, where do you plan on plowing? Residential, Commercial Lots, Local Roads, Highways, etc.? I'd think just the residential could pose some problems.
     
  9. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Commercial parking lots.
     
  10. Fun Plow

    Fun Plow Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Then I say go for it.
     
  11. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    I plow with a guy that has a crew cab diesel long bed 8-6 straight blade. His fender creased when he was out of town and had his neighbor covering his lots. Must have hit something real hard or attempted a dukes of hazzard jump. He went back to the installer and complained. The plow was over the limit of the front axle. Installer said it wasn't his fault. Only problem I had driving his truck was with the blade angled the bubble was past the end of the blade got to be careful. That truck could push some snow with all that torque
     
  12. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I plow with a quad cab, 8' bed, srw - the same length as the megacab dually - don't have any problems with it - don't have to do any driveways with it though.
     
  13. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Did the dealer void your warranty?
     
  14. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    No, it's a hemi... Plow prep is available on the long truck.
     
  15. big schmitty

    big schmitty Member
    Messages: 88

    I have a 07 5.9 cummins mega cab dually that I have been plowing with for the 3rd season and have had zero problems. I love plowing with it. It has a 9'6" western pro plow + with wings a pro flo 2 western spreader and carry 3500 lbs of ice melt with me. If someone was going to have problems I think I would have by now
     
  16. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    What did the dealer have to say about it? Any pics?
     
  17. big schmitty

    big schmitty Member
    Messages: 88

    It has been in for service several times in the last three years and never a word. This is the first I have heard about any problems. Do you know what they are? I dont have any pics with the plow but can get some tomorrow, it so happens that it is dressed for snow.
     
  18. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    A lot of people say that the doors will crease and won't open or close, the rear window will shatter, the roof will buckle. I am kind of afraid of buying one now, but if you say you have no problems, then I guess its ok. Post some pics of it soon!!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  19. big schmitty

    big schmitty Member
    Messages: 88

    Here are the pics of my mega cab. The first one is at the end of the day of a 12" snow the 2nd one is laoded with the spreader and then a pic of what plow is on it.

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  20. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Nice truck man!!! Can I ask where you got your plow installed?
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009