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So I boutght a 26 foot tt last week and had a 2014 ram 1500 express 5.7 which was rated ...


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Old 03-29-2016, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I boutght a 26 foot tt last week and had a 2014 ram 1500 express 5.7 which was rated at 8500lbs pulling. Needless to say it was terrible. The truck got 5 mpg and could not go faster than 60 mph. I even bought the 4 point sway wdh and so decided to buy the diesel. Maybe a little over kill for a 6500lbs camper but I couldn't be happier.


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You will love the way your RAM pulls!
But 6500lbs trailer? wont even tickle that Cummins


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Nice truck. I did the same thing, I quickly got tired of my 1500 constantly changing gears, revving to high hell to maintain speed and getting about 7mpg towing my trailer across the pass. I sold it and got my 2500, it doesn't even flinch when going up the pass, all while getting about 12mpg.


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I sometimes pull a trailer that weighs about 7k lbs with my 1500. It pulls ok but it's heavy and I know it's there. MPG is about 8 usually. But I also don't live in Idaho! I am now looking at the 3500's because who wants to limit what toys they have based off of what the truck can pull? I'm looking at boats for next year.

Anyhow, being in Idaho did you happen to buy from Dennis Dillon Dodge? They seem to have great prices. If so can you speak about it?
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Did just as you except 2016 to 2016. trailer manufacturing LIES . Happy too after my money's all gone. Its not what they tell you it's what they don't

Over kill is good
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I just sold my camper last month because it was pushing the limits of my 2006 Mega Cab with the 5.7 and I wanted something a little smaller. Trailer was just over 7k loaded. Sucked pulling through the hills. But, in my infinite wisdom, 2 days after selling the camper I signed the papers for my (new to me) 2013 2500 with the 6.7. This thing would have pulled that camper like Ike it wasn't even there. Could work out for the better though, now I'm looking at 5'ers. ;-)


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