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Old 07-09-2016, 11:59 PM   #15
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Smaller trailer or bigger truck. All the add-ons don't help your payload rating!
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A 3.0 liter diesel would have trouble pulling the skin off a rice pudding. It's probably less than 120 hp.
My GC 3.0 EcoD has zero problem pulling my 26' Rockwood ultra lite and I get 15mpg while doing it. The only problem would be load.
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You'll be overloaded on payload. Airbags wouldn't make you any less overloaded. They'll just reduce the squat.
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You could look at the new 5.0L Cummins-powered Nissans. Looks like they're trying to fill the gap between 1/2 and 3/4 pickups. Could be perfect if you're trying to not step up to the full size trucks.
I test drove one of them recently. They are really nice and have a very beefy feel about them. The engine and tranny feels stout. These trucks are heavy and have less payload than you would expect, given the standard equipped drop-in gooseneck hitch. They may be a good fit for your application, but I don't see them as an option for many 5th wheels. They also can NOT be flat towed.
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I test drove one of them recently. They are really nice and have a very beefy feel about them. The engine and tranny feels stout. These trucks are heavy and have less payload than you would expect, given the standard equipped drop-in gooseneck hitch. They may be a good fit for your application, but I don't see them as an option for many 5th wheels. They also can NOT be flat towed.

I don't think you're properly connecting my comment to the original post...

And no, the Nissan would not even come close to the towing capacity I need, haha! I'm not sure it can even do half of what I need.
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I don't think you're properly connecting my comment to the original post...

And no, the Nissan would not even come close to the towing capacity I need, haha! I'm not sure it can even do half of what I need.
Your right. I quoted you for the purpose of referencing the Nissan Titan. Based on my evaluation, it might be a good fit for the OP, and offer enough extra payload. By no means was I implying that you were considering it for you 5th wheel.
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No exhaust brake on a diesel is a deal breaker for me.
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Doing research for a possible new(er) TV.

Anyone own/towing with the Ram 1500 with the 3.0 diesel? Might be to small for my towing needs, but something to think about.

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Which cab 4x2 or 4x4?

I have the 4x2 QuadCab. Payload is 1610, GCVR is 13,750, max tow is 7950.
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A 3.0 liter diesel would have trouble pulling the skin off a rice pudding. It's probably less than 120 hp.
Actually, it's more like 260hp and 420 ft/lbs of torque. I have one, it's a sweet machine.
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Go to Fast Lane Trucks on YouTube and check out what they say. It is ok entertainment.
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Go to Fast Lane Trucks on YouTube and check out what they say. It is ok entertainment.
Good video. They tow a 7000 lb trailer with the ecoDiesel up a mountain pass (it tows well).
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Great. How does it go downhill? How does it stop?
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Great. How does it go downhill? How does it stop?
It will probably tow down hill better than a gas Hemi.
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I'm just getting a little sick of the focus on pulling. Pulling ain't nuthin. You gotta stop it well, and sometimes, you gotta stop it well right NOW!.

Nearly maxed out on GVWR, or GCWR? Can all that weight stop when you need it to? I really do hope so. If it does, fine. If it doesn't, well, then all that hill climbing doesn't mean much on the other side to me. You tube is just helping to sell things IMO.
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