Production Constrictions via Donlen 9/25/20

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Just found this.... don’t exactly know what it means for the TRX...but seems there are some problems getting parts for certain 1500’s.. Hopefully someone can translate what this means if anything. The long wait.......
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Yeah, doesn't bode well as I see Technology Group, Trailer Tow Group, Dual Pane Sunroof, Beds Utility Group, Tonneau Cover (maybe missing some) that I guess would be shared items with the TRX.
 

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Just found this.... don’t exactly know what it means for the TRX...but seems there are some problems getting parts for certain 1500’s.. Hopefully someone can translate what this means if anything. The long wait.......View attachment 1340View attachment 1341
good god...we will never get our trucks....tech group? Pano roof? what a shit show! I sincerely hope Ram can get it together before I lose interest in this....supply and demand is a topic that an organization the size of Ram should have figured out a long time ago...
 

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Every lvl 2 build would be delayed just from Blind Spot/Cross path. I've been lurking on other ram forums and seems like majority of the build are going out in a timely fashion. I've seen a couple here and there but there are still plenty of 1500's with varying options and trims still getting done
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Just found this.... don’t exactly know what it means for the TRX...but seems there are some problems getting parts for certain 1500’s.. Hopefully someone can translate what this means if anything. The long wait.......

Dang. That provides a ton of insight. FCA has to balance getting Rams on the lots with getting their Halo Truck out. If parts are constrained, trucks will get built but not at the capacity FCA hoped for for either.
 

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I am about 14 months out from when I ordered my C8 and they are having the same issue. Parts from Canada specifically are in short supply due to manufacturing restrictions so GM has been shutting down the plants routinely to let suppliers catch up. Other countries are also delayed in part manufacturing ad mainly delivery to US plants so not surprised Ram is having the same issue as well. I waited 14 months for C8 and will be getting a 2020 in December at this point but definitely wont wait 14 months for the TRX. Hopefully Ram prioritizes TRX over other trims as the profit margin is much higher since most of us are paying MSRP at a minimum.
 

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So... possibly... could this mean that these 1500s are showing constraints because those parts are being shifted/directed to the TRXs instead? Maybe? Possibly?

I might as well order/buy a 3500 so I can at least get the trailer I really want.
 

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good god...we will never get our trucks....tech group? Pano roof? what a shit show! I sincerely hope Ram can get it together before I lose interest in this....supply and demand is a topic that an organization the size of Ram should have figured out a long time ago...
Yes, it seems you shouldn't go on the big reveal if you don't have a plan for efficiently securing the parts!
 

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I hope people at FCA are reading these threads and laughing their asses off at how nutted up we get over something we know absolutely nothing about....

Reality is no one except FCA knows if they are going to build 1 truck next week or 500....

FCA....your dealer... nor your salesperson cares if you take the truck or don't take it....they will sell everyone they build....hahahaha
 
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Yeah it reminds me of an old poster I had on my wall back in the day... 2 vultures sitting on a limb of a dead tree in the desert....
‘Vulture 1 looks at Vulture 2 and says “Patience my ass..................
I’m going to kill something”
 

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I hope people at FCA are reading these threads and laughing their asses off at how nutted up we get over something we know absolutely nothing about....

Reality is no one except FCA knows if they are going to build 1 truck next week or 500....

FCA....your dealer... nor your salesperson cares if you take the truck or don't take it....they will sell everyone they build....hahahaha
Well, the joke is on them then. I care if I take my truck and I am going to take it. Nothing they do can stop me from giving them my hard earned money. Oh, they can delay, they can hide updates from me, they can beg, but they will take every dollar, like it or not.

Honestly...if I didn't find the 3rd window toward the back of the Durango to be scaled and shaped wrong for the car I would consider one of those, but nope, too ugly. Gotta be a TRX.
 

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So... possibly... could this mean that these 1500s are showing constraints because those parts are being shifted/directed to the TRXs instead? Maybe? Possibly?

I might as well order/buy a 3500 so I can at least get the trailer I really want.
i was wondering the same thing. that supposedly was published 9/25/2020-orders for non LE trx had opened up the monday prior, 9/21/2020-maybe, just maybe, parts were being allocated to trx models. That would explain the plethera of D status trucks, which according to FCA, means parts are available and allocated. i dont see anything specific to TRX models on that sheet as well. if 10-12 weeks holds true for all rams (including trx) that would put the first orders being delivered or ready second week of dec....which, goes along with rumored statements of some people having them by christmas. fingers crossed
 
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i was wondering the same thing. that supposedly was published 9/25/2020-orders for non LE trx had opened up the monday prior, 9/21/2020-maybe, just maybe, parts were being allocated to trx models. That would explain the plethera of D status trucks, which according to FCA, means parts are available and allocated. i dont see anything specific to TRX models on that sheet as well. if 10-12 weeks holds true for all rams (including trx) that would put the first orders being delivered or ready second week of dec....which, goes along with rumored statements of some people having them by christmas. fingers crossed
I believe non LE orders began on 8/24, at least mine was. FCA stated that the first build would be 10/12. I hope you are right and I hope that they did start production even if limited on the 12th. No one seems to know for sure if they have or haven’t started customer orders. I hope like hell they have but I’m also sure that there will be delays. I can wait as impatiently as well as all of us. Cheers ?
 

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I hope people at FCA are reading these threads and laughing their asses off at how nutted up we get over something we know absolutely nothing about....

Reality is no one except FCA knows if they are going to build 1 truck next week or 500....

FCA....your dealer... nor your salesperson cares if you take the truck or don't take it....they will sell everyone they build....hahahaha
Be sure to tell us if yours rolls off the line today! :)
 

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I believe non LE orders began on 8/24, at least mine was. FCA stated that the first build would be 10/12. I hope you are right and I hope that they did start production even if limited on the 12th. No one seems to know for sure if they have or haven’t started customer orders. I hope like hell they have but I’m also sure that there will be delays. I can wait as impatiently as well as all of us. Cheers ?
Well, according to "Sarah" at FCA at the first of this week, customer production had not started yet...
 
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Well, according to "Sarah" at FCA at the first of this week, customer production had not started yet...
God I really don’t like Sarah... haha. not for nothing but FCA chat hasn’t necessarily been reliable... That’s not to say that it’s not true. As I’ve said before if they have production line probs I’d rather wait to get them fixed now vs when we get a recall.
 

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Is Sarah the only person who works there, or is it the name they are assigned when they enter the call center that morning? I am not sure Sarah actually knows anything...just saying...I know someone else named Sarah, I will ask her if she knows about the status of your trucks.
 

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