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Old 09-24-2016, 09:01 PM   #1
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I will be purchasing a late model FC 25'. Considering purchasing ram 1500
eco-diesel short bed as TV. Also considering Jeep Grand Cherokee
diesel. Can-Am does not like the jeep.
I am open to all suggestions. Would like to stick with diesel. this will be
my first TT. Newbie
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:10 PM   #2
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While I have neither (Ecodiesel or 25 FC) that really sounds like a nice combination to me.


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Old 09-24-2016, 09:17 PM   #3
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I will be purchasing a late model FC 25'. Considering purchasing ram 1500
eco-diesel short bed as TV. Also considering Jeep Grand Cherokee
diesel. Can-Am does not like the jeep.
I am open to all suggestions. Would like to stick with diesel. this will be
my first TT. Newbie
Why don't they like the jeep?

Personally I would get the truck to tow that.
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:14 PM   #4
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Maybe in your best interest to contact Andrew at Can-Am and ask for a list of vehicles he would recommend to tow what you wish to tow. I would only ask him for maybe the top five choices.

Why diesel? The modern diesel is very complex, expensive to maintain compared to gas, more expensive fuel costs in some areas and times of year, more expensive to purchase.

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I own a 2015 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel and use it to tow a 1991 AS excella 25ft. It is an excellent combo if set up right. Preferably get one with 3:92 gears and factory air ride. The stock Goodyear Sra tires are garbage but they well work until you can upgrade them.
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:44 AM   #6
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Don't let one dealers opinion sway you away from what you want. Do more research into others towing with the jeep, make up your mind then.
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I think CanAm likes the Dodge Durango, which is not available in diesel. The difference in the Jeep GC and Durango is the overhang from the rear axel.

Regardless, I tow a 25' with my Durango and am very happy with it. We just got back from another 8,000 mile, two month trip to Montana, Wyoming and British Columbia.
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You will be happy with the ecodiesel towing a 25ft Airstream. I know as I have both.
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^^^ If I didn't like our FC 27FB so much that is the route I'd go too. I love Ram trucks and that Ecodiesel is really tempting (due to fuel economy).


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You will be happy with the ecodiesel towing a 25ft Airstream. I know as I have both.
If you wouldn't mind sharing , how is your ram configured. Anything you can add will be helpful to me.Too many options add weght and cut down on max payload. that is my major concern with the ram 1500 diesel
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I have the ML350 Bluetec diesel with airride to tow my 25'. Lots of torque. Can Am did the hitch reinforcement and WD hitch set up. Tows beautifully no issues.
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You will be happy with the ecodiesel towing a 25ft Airstream. I know as I have both.
do you have 2 wheel drive instead of 4 ?
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I have a 2016 RAM Limited 4x4 with the Ecodiesel, max payload is 1050 in my configuration. I love the truck but it's no sufficient for towing our 28' International.

The tongue weight of a loaded 25' FC is going to be around 1000 not leaving much room for payload. Worth noting the front bedroom Airstreams have lower tongue weights, maybe something to think about.

We are upgrading to an F-250 as a result of our experience with the Ecodiesel.

All that being said if you go with a RAM 1500 I would get the hemi which will give you more payload capacity.
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I have a 2016 RAM Limited 4x4 with the Ecodiesel, max payload is 1050 in my configuration. I love the truck but it's no sufficient for towing our 28' International.

The tongue weight of a loaded 25' FC is going to be around 1000 not leaving much room for payload. Worth noting the front bedroom Airstreams have lower tongue weights, maybe something to think about.

We are upgrading to an F-250 as a result of our experience with the Ecodiesel.

All that being said if you go with a RAM 1500 I would get the hemi which will give you more payload capacity.
I am looking at 4x2, 8110 lb towing, 1540 lb payload, Trailer weighs in at 5503 lb, GVWR 7300 lb hitch weight 837 lb diesel
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