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Old 08-29-2018, 08:18 PM   #21
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I noticed there appears to be several comments from new members, this is good. The original poster ask question(s) on RAM, not Ford, not GMC, and not on other brands. This thread is on RAM 1500, stay on this please. There are are threads on other brands, use the thread that pertains to your band.

Well said, I have never understood why people feel the need to reply with an answer that had nothing to do with the question
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Old 08-29-2018, 08:51 PM   #22
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It will work because your hitch weight is only 654 Lbs. What is your payload. Adding 600 lbs of people (2 large adults and a couple of kids) and you may be over on payload.
Check the sticker on the door before buying. While looking for my truck, I have seen well equipped Ram 1500's that had under 1000 lbs of payload. It may mean that you will have to pack very carefully.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:03 PM   #23
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I also think the 3.92 axle would be better for towing. IMHO
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Old 08-31-2018, 05:57 AM   #24
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I also have a 2017 Ram 1500 with hemi and 3.92 gears. It pulls my Sovereign 25 so nice that I forget it's back there! Towing capacity over 10,000 pounds and the trailer weighs about 6500 with all our junk in it. On trip in June we put on 2200 miles and averaged 13.3 mpg. Much better than the 8 mpg we got with our 35' fifth wheel we pulled with a powerstroke!
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:38 PM   #25
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I just picked up our 2019 Ram Bighorn today, 5.7 hemi 3.92 Crew Cab with 6'4" bed. The payload is 1760 and max tow weight is 11,400. We will be towing our 25 FB FC Saturday
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:13 PM   #26
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mpg

Curious as to how far you are traveling and how many mpg you get with
your new rig.
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:16 PM   #27
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Just got back from a 380 mile tow with new 2019 Ram Bighorn 1500, Here are my first impressions:

I can feel more sway from our 25' FC more behind the truck in the new vs old

Without pulling the ride is much smoother and quieter than our 2014 RAM Bighorn with same engine and tranny

The brake controller seems to hit and miss, several times when towing I got a message that the trailer was not connected.

The Blind Spot system is fantastic, it automatically determined the length of our trailer and was quick to alert when a vehicle was along side.

The navigation did not always seem to find the best or fastest way to a destination, we constantly ignored the directions.

Our mileage without towing was almost 19 mpg, with towing only 11.6, I am hoping that will get better with more mileage on engine

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Old 09-29-2018, 07:03 AM   #28
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Get 3.92 axel. Dont think twice. Tom
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:04 AM   #29
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300 miles. 10-11 mpg
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:57 AM   #30
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New 2019 Ram 1500?

Propride or Hensley will eliminate the sway. I was surprised at how much difference my propride makes. But I recognize the expense. All I can say is it worked for me and my F150 and I have 28 international.
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:08 AM   #31
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Propride or Hensley will eliminate the sway. I was surprised at how much difference my propride makes. But I recognize the expense. All I can say is it worked for me and my F150 and I have 28 international.
I have pulled our 25' FC over 35,000 miles with our 2014 RAM and Reese setup and never had any sway . I don't see the hitch being the problem.
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I have pulled our 25' FC over 35,000 miles with our 2014 RAM and Reese setup and never had any sway . I don't see the hitch being the problem.

So what would you change on the truck to eliminate the sway?
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:16 PM   #33
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I had watched that Edmunds video a couple of times when it was first posted, and I agree with him, as well as some other posts on this thread.
It never hurts to get the lower ratio differential gears,, even while not towing you get better acceleration,, and better downhill braking.
The small diff in mileage is a small price for the added ability.
Also, you could see/hear that part in the video when he had some wheelspin, and this was on hard/dry ground,, 4 wheel drive does come-in handy at times, sometimes just some wet grass will easily stop a 2 wheel drive rig.
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Old 12-31-2019, 04:02 PM   #34
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I need your help please. What is the axle ratio on your Ram 1500.
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:11 PM   #35
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I need your help please. What is the axle ratio on your Ram 1500.
Hi Nikonman,
This is an old thread and it looks like youre looking for info on the Ram 1500. Perhaps I can help. Ive got a 2019 Ram 1500, Big Horn, 5.7L, 3.92 axle, no Etorque. Short bed. 4x4. 1740 payload. This is a comfortable truck. Nice ride. Plenty of power. It pulls our 06 25 Safari FB nicely. 6-7% grades up or down are comfortable- perhaps 3500 RPM, but no white knuckles going downhill, and able to maintain the speed limit going up. Ive towed nearly 5000 miles this year. Nearly 20,000 on the truck. Mileage is 10-12 towing, 18+ not towing (combined highway and city) PM ME if youd like more info. In short, its my daily driver and im pretty Happy with it.
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Were thinking of upgrading our TV from an SUV to a longer wheel base truck. After shopping all of the American brands, from 2017 to 2019, weve been blown away by the new 2019 Ram 1500, Laramie Longhorn trim. Wow! The outside is great and stylish but the interior is just stunning! And so many safety features! Has anyone picked one of these up yet? We have a 2018 23 International Serenity, GVWR 4806 empty. Truck has a 3.21 rear axle ratio and I believe around 8900 lb tow capacity.

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.2500 ram...our has a 6.7.....3:54. 392 hemi with 3:73 would be good
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So...I to have some relevant experience with the RAM 1500 5.7L engine. I have owned two RAM 1500 Trucks with the 5.7L engine. A 2012 and my current 2016. In both cases I had to replace the exhaust manifolds due to warpage and broken bolts. The 2012 happened at around 80k my current truck at 72k miles (last week). My most recent problem had three bolts on each side that were broken. They break as a result of heat cycling and work hardening of the bolts. This problem has been going on for 10 years and RAM has not fixed it as it would probably drive a redesign of the engine as there is not room enough on the head to install larger bolts without getting into the water jacket. RAM wants to just run the clock out on this engine. The cost to repair both sides is ~$2300. In my case I purchased and extended warranty which covered the problem but not without argument from the warranty company. If you research this on the web you will see endless comments on the problem. I have other friends that have these engines but do not tow and have not see this problem. I believe it is caused by towing heavy loads up mountains and in high heat. I might add my trailer is ~6k pounds. I have been preparing to purchase a new RAM truck in the next 10-20k but given the repetition of this problem I am going to be looking at other solutions/trucks. Too bad as the performance of the RAM 5.7L truck is superb, outperforms any of the other gas trucks in its class. I just do not want to live through this for a third time.
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