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    04Ram2500Hemi It's Just a Username

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    I have no idea. I washed the truck, jumped in, and the truck was dead. The tow company tried to jump it and no luck. Off to the dealership it went. At least it was clean!

    So far I like the Rough Country Lights. I still need to do some night pictures.
     
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    Ahh the truck just knew you had to take advantage of that free tow!
     
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    04Ram2500Hemi It's Just a Username

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    Well one new starter later, the truck is back in my garage where it belongs.


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    04Ram2500Hemi It's Just a Username

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    Did a little bit of a road trip for the 40th birthday. Montana to San Juan Island and back. Just shy of 1,200 miles. Fuel economy was about what I expected (much better than the 12ish mpg's my 2012 Power Wagon would have seen).

    View from the truck on the ferry
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    On the island
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    Coffee and a view
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    Fuel Economy
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    Nice truck my friend, I just bought a 2020 in Velocity Blue from Lithia Ford this past Saturday in Missoula. If you see me around wave
     
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    04Ram2500Hemi It's Just a Username

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    Welcome to the Raptor Family!

    My parents live in Bigfork, so I spend a lot of time driving between Missoula and there (especially when the lake is full and the weather is good). I'll definitely look out for you.

    If you're looking for accessory help, check out Blue Ribbon Auto here in Missoula. Travis and Paul have been awesome to work with over the years (I've had them do work on a couple different cars and trucks besides the Raptor).
     
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    Because I’m 12 years old at heart, I decided to add some more Exterior Illumination and put some “Ditch Lights” on the truck. I wasn’t sure I’d like the lights, so my local favorite accessory shop hooked me up with some lights they sell that are similar to Baja Designs. The lights are 5” Round LED’s that put out 5,000 Lumens, and are mounted with ZROADZ Brackets. I’ve now used four of the six Upfitter Switches.

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    Sorry for the late response, but my truck did the same thing at the car wash. I get in to start it after washing it and I get the Christmas tree of warning lights. Mine eventually started and Ford claimed it was the Gateway module.

    I read somewhere that Ford started using cheaper connectors that are no where near as waterproof. I have seen about 4 reports of raptors dying at car washes and another two of issues during rainstorms.

    I ended up trading in my 2019 for a 2020 and have not have problems so far.

    Great looking truck, keep the pictures coming!
     
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    @TurboTJ the Gateway Module is a good thing to keep in the back of my mind. I hope I don’t have the issue again. I appreciate the comment.
     
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    Upfitter Switch Summary:

    • Switch #1: Rough Country Lights in the bumper (Two Pair of Rough Country 3” Wide Angle OSRAM LED Lights, One Pair of Rough Country 2” Square Cree LED Lights) Mounted with the Rough Country Light Bracket for the Raptor
    • Switch #2: Rough Country 12” Cree LED Light Bar (Dual Row) in the middle of the bumper
    • Switch #3: Rough Country 30” LED Hidden Grill Light Bar
    • Switch#4 5" Round LED’s Mounted with ZROADZ Brackets on the hood
     

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