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Old 03-21-2016, 12:02 PM   #15
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Cool, makes me more comfortable making a decision on this truck. Thank you
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:03 PM   #16
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Yet yes, I noticed it has a pretty decent turning radius. Thank you
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:07 PM   #17
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I have a half ton now, but unfortunately all half tons are limited by their payload capacity. I actually wish I didn't have to buy a new truck, but I'm already over my GVWR as well as my GAWR. Thank you
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:08 PM   #18
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My 2015 Ram Crew Cab, 4x4, Cummins, Big Horn Package has a door labeled 2089lbs capacity.

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Old 03-21-2016, 12:10 PM   #19
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I'm sure you're right. I absolutely love the 2500. Thank you
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:11 PM   #20
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Yeah I heard something about a 2 1/2 inch shank was needed. Are you able to lower your tailgate when you're hitched?
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:15 PM   #21
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That's very good payload for a half ton. Unfortunately, tongue weight on my trailer is 1000 pounds, add in a camper shell at 200 pounds and five adults at another 800 pounds, and that's where you run out of payload. No room to even put a six pack of soda in the back.
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:50 PM   #22
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My 2015 Ram Crew Cab, 4x4, Cummins, Big Horn Package has a door labeled 2089lbs capacity.

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Yep the diesel engine takes away a lot of payload.

Maybe your should look at a 3500 series truck. I think the gas version 2500 is only about 400lbs better than the Cummins.

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Old 03-21-2016, 12:57 PM   #23
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Hi from AZ. . . I too looked at the 1500 Ecodiesel, & may do that next year. I think however the problem may be finding a dealer with a mechanic who is capable on that Italian diesel. . . my experiences (a few years ago) with Dodge dealers were terrible ! Regards, Craig
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Kelvin might be on to something with a 3500. Even with two adults + two kids a 27ft Airstream and camping gear we were never over the GVWR or GAWR on our 1500. Are you using a WD hitch?

Granted we didn't use a Cap.
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Yeah I heard something about a 2 1/2 inch shank was needed. Are you able to lower your tailgate when you're hitched?
There is a 2 inch to 2.5 inch adapter included with the new truck. I found that my 2 inch Equalizer shank has a lot of play in the adapter. I'm ordering a 2.5 inch shank from Equalizer today.

Also...I rotated my AS's power jack so that the controls face the side. It allows me to put the tailgate down when hooked it.
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Before buying a RAM 1500, I test drove a few RAM 2500s as well as the competitor's 3/4T offerings. I did not like the spongy steering feel of the 3/4T trucks. That is just how they are.
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I test drove four 2500s last fall before ordering my 2500 6.7 diesel. I noticed a steering input difference from my 1500 hemi. I'm pretty sure that some dealers tend to air the truck tires up "soft" for a more comfortable test drive.

I received an email from my truck the day after I brought it home. It told me that my air pressures were out of spec. The fronts were at 60 and rears at 70. I run them at 70 and 78 when towing. Steering is improved at 70psi in the front.
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Kelvin might be on to something with a 3500. Even with two adults + two kids a 27ft Airstream and camping gear we were never over the GVWR or GAWR on our 1500. Are you using a WD hitch?

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Yes Im using an Equalizer WD hitch. My current Tundra has a payload of 1335 lbs (Crew Max, 4X4, Snugtop). Took it to the scales loaded with my typical cargo, with my wife and myself in the seats. I was 500 lbs over my GVWR and 130 lbs over my rear axle GAWR. Sounds dangerous to me. I love my Tundra but I love my family more. Thanks
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