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Old 09-16-2016, 03:58 PM   #29
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To the OP, since you have a Keystone 3150RL, I would assume you mean a Montana 3150RL.

I have a '14 3150RL Montana. We have the W/D in the front closet and when traveling have close to 3500lbs on the pin and about 11,5-12K on the axles.

I tow with a '12 Ram 3500 DRW. The truck has been flawless. Because of my pin weight, the truck is close to weighing 12,500lbs with the 5th hooked up. A 2500 series truck will be over their GVWR with a 3150RL Montana.

Any of the late model trucks will work, but the wife liked the interior of the Ram over Ford when I bought in '12.

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Old 09-18-2016, 09:14 AM   #30
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One does not need to modify any of the big three for power anymore. They are all towing machines. We have a 2015 Dodge dually 2 x 4 with Aisan transmission and it is great. We always order our truck from the factory so we get it just the way we want it but we do add a replacement fuel tank since we are full timers and they all have small fuel tanks. You can probably get a new truck for just about the same amount of money as a late model used. Drive them all and pick the one you like the best. They will all be good tow vehicles.

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Old 09-18-2016, 09:37 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by gnirwin View Post
Next to insulting a man's wife is insulting a man's truck's transmission. You will never get the answer you want on this message board. If you want to know which truck is most dependable there are better places to search. JD Powers, consumer Reports to name a few.

Consumers report is a rag. If I had listened to them I'd never owned a Jeep, but have since the early 80's, never had an issue..I go by my own personal experience..I was a Chevy truck guy from 1975 thru mid 2010, last 4 having been Chevy D/A's..LOVED THE TRUCK, can't say anything bad about them...Purchased my first ever Dodge/Ram truck June, 2010..a Dually with 4.10..Now have truck in my sig towing 19K 5er. With medium duty tranny Aisin and 4.10 and rear air assist suspension. 14K GVWR and GCWR of 31.1K...With 385HP and 900TQ, easily tows my 5er through the mountains of NC, TN, VA and WV.

Any of the big 3 dually 2013 and newer have come a long way, and any of them can tow quite a bit...just do the math.

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Old 09-18-2016, 02:15 PM   #32
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Whose got the Mega Cab? There's your answer.

Mega cab.... Making up for lacking interior space on a crew cab while not offering a long bed.

Basing your truck search off of this site means using statistically insignificant data. Any of the big three offer a truck that will do what the OP wants to do, and they are all reliable in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 09-18-2016, 03:16 PM   #33
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The Ram crew cab has as much room as the Chevy and Ford crew cabs..I personally don't like the Mega cab.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:29 AM   #34
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Very happy with my Chevy. I hear so many complaints and problems about Ford. Dodge is just too loud and ugly looking for my taste. Chevy is a hands down winner.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:26 AM   #35
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My last Ford, 2010, I drove 5 years and had to change the wiper blades. This ones only got 7000 miles so we'll see.

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There is some truth to the Ram transmission woes but that was an issue for the 2nd generation units, namely 1994 - 2002. Dodge had tried to convert their 45RFE series half ton transmission to work in the 2500 & up trucks with less than stellar results.

With the introduction of the 3rd generation platform, the 45 series transmission was put aside for the 545RFE 5-spd transmission. It was used in most of the light duty trucks until 2011 when the 65RFE transmission was introduced for the 1500 trucks and the 66RFE was introduced for the gas engined HD trucks. The 68RFE was developed in 2007 and has since been used in all 2500 & 3500 trucks with the Cummins diesel that aren't earmarked for the Aisin transmission.

I've towed either at TT or 5'vr using each of those transmissions. My '99 extended cab 1/2T with the 5.2L gas engine and 45RFE performed well and didn't have any problems. Of course, I was well under the GCVWR with the truck and trailer in combination.

My 2007 Ram MegaCab with the 5.7L gas engine and the 545RFE transmission initially towed the TT then we upgraded (and got heavier) with a 5'vr. Again, no issues with the truck or it's transmission over almost 140K miles. I respectfully take exception to the comments made about the MegaCab (or MegaCan as my grandson called it) as that extra room inside was great to have and I used it to the fullest. I still had plenty of bed space for my needs. Unfortunately, that MegaCan got smashed and I had to move on.

I currently own a 2014 Ram CC 2500 with the 6.4L gas engine (Yeah, I like the Hemi engine... got another rig in the garage with one in it ) and it features the 66RFE 6-spd transmission. It's a tow monster and, while I am not over the GCVWR of the truck with the current setup, I have no issues with the truck's performance pulling the grades here in the PNW. Before I purchased it I did look at all the offerings out there, gas & diesel, from GM to Ford to Ram and just liked the Ram's style and interior the best of them all.

If I had one thing to complain about it's fuel mileage but, heck, when I'm towing it's never gonna be close to Prius mileage now, is it...

Just FYI, I've owned the Duramax/Allison combination as well and, if I were to compare the offerings of Dodge and GM in 2003, I'd pick the GM combo again. It works well.

Today's trucks offer so much and, really, their capabilities are comparable and you can't go wrong with any of them, IMHO. Pick the unit you like and have a great time RV'ing out there!
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