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Old 07-12-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about a 2012 1500 Ram with a Hemi when they start taking orders . I wonder what the 2011 truck has been like for towing a trailer since it has coil springs in the rear and the engine has the ability to shut down to four cylinders at highway speeds for better milage. I currently have a 2500 with a Hemi and it has been a fantastic truck. I hate to go back to a 1500 but I want a Quad cab and it is not available in the 2500.
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Look at this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...emi-66408.html The 2012 should be basically the same as the 2009 through 2011 models. If you are towing, you will want to have the truck in the tow/haul mode, which deactivates the shutdown to four cylinders function. With your 19' Globetrotter, I think you would be happy with the 1500. We are very pleased with our crew cab 2010 model pulling our 20' Safari, which is probably heavier than your AS. If you tend to carry a lot of weight in the bed, that would be the only reason that I could see going to the 2500 over the 1500.
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Had that Hemi engine in a 2009 Grand Cherokee, that engine shutoff ain't worth a darn...

Now if they
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Only had the Grand Cherokee with a nice V6 diesel like the Germans offer...
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