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    3:73 to 4:10 cost

    Cheaper in the short run.... I've got a 1500 4x4 with 3:22 gears and when I pull my TT (7k lbs) I swap the stock tires (31.6" tall) with 29" tires which changes my gear ration to 3:55 which makes pulling the TT much easier. Driving through the hills of southern Indiana was a breeze and only...
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    What inspired you to buy a RAM truck?

    I bought my Ram because my Cheby struggled to pull my TT with the little 5.3L dog under the hood. The other reason I bought it was because of the 8 ft bed. I was intentionally looking to pull the TT and haul my Goldwing in the bed of the truck. More than likely I won't load the Goldwing in the...
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    Unhappy with 1500 towing. Need Help

    Hocking Hills was awesome and it wore the wife out walking up n down the trails but she did tell me that we would go back and hit some of the other areas (not connected to each other). It was beautiful.
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    Unhappy with 1500 towing. Need Help

    I used old school methods for that and not the on board computer. I used mileage reported by maps and gallons used at fill up as I knew that my speedo was 5mph off @ 60mph.
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    Unhappy with 1500 towing. Need Help

    I have a 2015 Tradesmen 1500 and pull an older 24' TT that weighs 7k lbs. Most of our camping trips were local so it never bothered me until we went to Hocking Hills in Ohio. The 1st thing I was thinking was gear change but changed my mind and bought another set of rims and put 29" tires on for...
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    6 speed auto transmission for towing

    My 2015 Tradesmen 1500 has 3.22 gears with the 6 speed. When I pull our 7000# TT I swap tires to give me a 3.55 ratio and I've pulled it through southern Indiana and southwest Ohio with problems in TH mode and max it at 5th gear. Gas mileage sucks but I've not had any problems and this week...
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    Watch Idle Hours & Change Oil every 3k Miles to Avoid Engine Failure!!

    This made me go out and look at my hours. This truck was a fleet lease vehicle from Texas. It has 172k miles with 1244 idle hours and 3518 drive hours. When it comes to oil changes I don't go by the % of oil life, I go by the color of the oil, when it starts to change is when I change my oil...
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    Gear ratio

    @ramffml and @runamuck Squirrelly back ends. Do you not use a weight distribution hitch with sway bars? Curious and my camper is a 7000 pounder and I've never experienced that but I do use the heavy duty hitch and half the tow package on my 2015 1500 Tradesmen
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    Gear ratio

    I've kind of cheated a bit on gear ratios. I've got a 2015 Tradesmen 1500 4x4 with 3.21 gears and the 6 speed transmission and pull a 24' camper with it. Short trips to local campgrounds I don't worry about it but recently added a set of 29" tires to equate 3.55 gears. At 60mph on the speedo I'm...
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    Can the 3.73 do it

    +1 on this. One the OP doesn't mention is how far he's going to pull it and what kind of terrain he's going to pull it through. I've been pulling all sorts of things for 45+ years and I know that if you're going short haul on flat roads and not using major highways you could use what you're...
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    Let's see those white RAMs

    Here is my 2015 1500 Tradesmen. Love it even without all the bells and whistles.
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    3.21 gear good and bad

    Bump. I've got a 2015 Tradesmen 1500 4x4 with 3.21 gears and the 6 speed transmission and pull a travel trailer that weighs 7k lbs. I've thought about swapping out gears and have been searching the threads about it looking for information. I plan on leaving stock tires on it. While most of our...
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    2021 Camping season...planning for the future.

    Since it looks like you are out in the boonies, did you pack a generator or were "roughing it" with just 12v for water and lights? I'm looking at picking up either a small generator or small wind/solar kit for the camper so we can go where there's no 110v to plug into yet keep us "comfortable"...
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    2021 Camping season...planning for the future.

    Headed to Anderson for a family graduation party. There are two of us that stay in campers there just because we can and also because hotels are beginning to be not our normal way to travel anymore. Two weeks ago the wife and I spent 3 days at Hocking Hills in this camper on a primitive site...
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    How many miles on your 4th Gen Ram

    My 2015 1500 Tradesmen has 162k on it and as far as I know nothing has been done but regular maintenance. This was a fleet lease truck from Texas that I bought 3 months ago. Runs like a charm and is quiet with no lifter noise. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    71 Hemi Charger

    There is nothing that sounds as sweet as a big block Mopar being stomped on. Grew up with several friends having 426 Hemis and 440s under the hoods and they were sweet. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    CAI or drop-in filter

    So.... it might benefit the AC even more if they had a little foam pipe insulation also? Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    MPG ECONOMY

    My bad. Didn't see what thread this was started in. Tapatalk hides that unless I swipe the link line all the way to left which I did not do. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Tonneau cover or topper?

    I bought my Tradesmen with the tool box / hard cover on it (for an 8' bed). I like it but for me to use my truck around the farm I need to take it off and sell it. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    2021 Camping season...planning for the future.

    One of the reasons I bought my Ram was to take longer trips as my Cheby didn't have the ponies under the hood for hilly or mountainous driving. We've got our 1st campground booked at Hocking Hills in Ohio for a 3 day weekend in early May. I need to do spring cleaning and flush the water lines...
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    MPG ECONOMY

    My '15 1500 Tradesmen with the 5.7 Hemi, 65RFE 6 speed and 3:55 gears gets around 16-17mpg local driving (IF I can keep my foot from getting heavy :) ) and out on flat open roads will give me between 20-22mpg and it surprises me I can 80mph and still get over 20mpg. Sent from my SM-G960U using...
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    What did you do with your 4th Gen this week?

    Odometer turned over 160k this week. I love this truck and wish I'd have gone back to buying Dodge years ago. Last time I owned a Dodge was back in '94. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Word of advice... Never few up your tank pass the 1st click!

    I was pumping gas while in high school back in '72 & '73 and always heard old men tell to top off the tank so I did. I continued to do this until I bought a 2015 Ram 1500 a month or so ago and panicked over 2 warnings came up on the message window. Searched the web and found out that is a big a...
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    First Dodge Ram

    Going to make a correction that I just found out. The transmission is not the ZF 8 speed but the 65RFE 6 speed. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    How many miles on your 4th Gen Ram

    New to me 2015 Ram 1500 4x4 Tradesmen has 158k on it and so far it shows that it has been taken good care of. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

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