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Old 10-29-2018, 11:41 PM   #1
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please share your thoughts of the Ecodiesel RAM 1500 and thanks
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:14 AM   #2
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May not be enough tow capacity Its all about gear ratio with the Ram. Check out the new Ford 150 diesel too.
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:39 AM   #3
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For a 22? Should be fine.
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:43 AM   #4
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Oops, misread the post. I have a 27’, would go with a 3/4 ton Hemi or diesel if you want a Ram. Some on here tow with the Ecodiesel; I test drove it and compared with our company fleet Hemi 1500 and it was short on power for my tastes.

I have to be able to hit 70mph or better at the bottom of the merge ramp from 8 mile to I-94 while towing. That’s my test. My Ram does it.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:57 PM   #5
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Presuming that the Ram 1500 with Eco-Diesel has the trailer towing package, it should have no problem with the Airstream found in your profile. That coach, when fully loaded for a trip likely weighs in the vicinity of 4,000 pounds. Even without the heaviest trailer tow package, said truck may have sufficient rating -- my usual suggestion is to multiply your coach's max weight by 1.5 and use that as a shopping point for tow vehicle weight rating.

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Not sure why a diesel with that trailer? Costs a lot more to operate than a gas TV. Payload on the RAM 1500's is typically pretty low, unless you special order. When I looked recently, the local dealer was still recommending against the Ecodiesel; pushed me toward the Hemi; and again, payload came into play...but I was looking at pulling a larger AS. I would look at the 6.2 GM or the F150 Echoboost. Good luck.
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Not sure why a diesel with that trailer? Costs a lot more to operate than a gas TV. Payload on the RAM 1500's is typically pretty low, unless you special order. When I looked recently, the local dealer was still recommending against the Ecodiesel; pushed me toward the Hemi; and again, payload came into play...but I was looking at pulling a larger AS. I would look at the 6.2 GM or the F150 Echoboost. Good luck.
Not that I'm at all cynical about auto dealers, but how many HEMI vs. Ecodiesel units did that dealer have in inventory? (And if you wonder if I care about Ecodiesel vs HEMI, note that I tow with an Ecoboost... I just figure car salesmen are always trying to take my money because that's how they make it THEIR money.)
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Not that I'm at all cynical about auto dealers, but how many HEMI vs. Ecodiesel units did that dealer have in inventory? (And if you wonder if I care about Ecodiesel vs HEMI, note that I tow with an Ecoboost... I just figure car salesmen are always trying to take my money because that's how they make it THEIR money.)
Actually, we never talked about his Hemi vs Ecodiesel inventory...nothing he had in 1/2T offered larger then 1200lb payload...he was pushing me toward 3/4T at the time... I got the impression from our discussion that they were still not pushing the Ecodiesel at the time with this dealer. I loved my Echoboost for the 5 years I owned. would get another F150 EB if we go down in size to another 25...they just need to change the lounge to one like the 26...or like this below...then, I could convince the wife!
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My wife and I just got a 2019 Ram 1500. We special ordered it to maximize payload. Nobody could really say what the payload sticker on the door would say, until we got it. It says 1750lb. In case youre interested, its a Quad Cab (Crew adds extra lbs) with 18 wheels (20 add lbs) - and nothing else extra (no running boards, no sunroof, etc) . Any extras you add decrease payload. Were really happy with the 1750lbs weve got. Oh, its a Hemy 5.7 without the eTorque, has the 3.91 transmission ratio. Its specced for 11500lb of pull. We get 14.5 MPG combined (city and highway - we live in Washington State). Hich receiver is rated to 1200lb I believe. Airstream is next, perhaps next summer. 😊
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My wife and I just got a 2019 Ram 1500. We special ordered it to maximize payload. Nobody could really say what the payload sticker on the door would say, until we got it. It says 1750lb. In case youre interested, its a Quad Cab (Crew adds extra lbs) with 18 wheels (20 add lbs) - and nothing else extra (no running boards, no sunroof, etc) . Any extras you add decrease payload. Were really happy with the 1750lbs weve got. Oh, its a Hemy 5.7 without the eTorque, has the 3.91 transmission ratio. Its specced for 11500lb of pull. We get 14.5 MPG combined (city and highway - we live in Washington State). Hich receiver is rated to 1200lb I believe. Airstream is next, perhaps next summer. ��
Thanks for that...nice payload and I am sure it's a great truck you will enjoy driving/pulling your AS! Would match nicely with a 25' or 26' AS...is that what your thinking?
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It's not a Chevy. I ain't driving it. That's my thoughts.
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Thanks for that...nice payload and I am sure it's a great truck you will enjoy driving/pulling your AS! Would match nicely with a 25' or 26' AS...is that what your thinking?
Yes! The 25FB is what were looking for. If we can make it so the tongue weight does not go over 1000 lb. 😊
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Yes! The 25FB is what were looking for. If we can make it so the tongue weight does not go over 1000 lb. ��
You should be fine. Make sure you get a good WDH; lots of opinions on this...I am partial to the Blue Ox SwayPro...used it for my last 2 25' AS's and now using it for my 28' FC Twin...no complaints at all.
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