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Old 11-20-2014, 07:12 AM   #1
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2014 Ram 1500 4x4 diesel

I've read that the Ram 1500 4x4 can be toad 4 down by putting the transfer case in neutral. Is there a fuse that has to be pulled or electrical disconnect switch that is used to disable the speedometer mileage while towing? I'm thinking seriously about getting the Ram 1500 4x4 diesel to be used occasionally as a toad. It will add about 1200 to 1500 pounds more weight to pull around.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:18 AM   #2
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Not sure on the diesel, but I tow my 2013 Ram gasser. There is no fuse to pull, just put the transfer case in neutral, turn it off, and away we go.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:42 AM   #3
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We tow a 2014 RAM 4x4 Ecodiesel. There is no need to pull fuses, just need to put the transfer case into neutral. The vehicle has push button start so no need to leave a key in to unlock the steering. If you choose an aux brake system that uses coach air then you will have no need to have a live 12v line for a pump.
We have towed this vehicle for about 3000miles and it has been a great vehicle to tow and use
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Has anyone actually weighed the ram Eco diesel? Just wondering what the true weight is?
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I have not weighed one either but the door jam info says GVWR 6950 # and the GAWR for front and rear axel is 3900 # each.
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We have considered one too. (The new 1500 diesel Ram 4x4 that is) But, I too would like to know just exactly what one weighs. I know that, differently equipped models WILL vary some but, any of them would work. You can estimate from the GVW but, that's an estimate only.

Our present toad, an '11 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab 4x4 weighs right at 5300. I had it weighed when we bought it so I could makes sure the present tow bar we had, would handle it. I certainly don't trust the Dinghy Towing Guides because I've proved them way wrong, more than once.
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2014 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel 4x4 weight

I filled the new 2014 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel Laramie Long Horn short bed 4x4 with fuel and ran it across the public scale yesterday. Just truck, no load of any kind. It weighed in at 5940#s. The 2014 GMC Terrain SLT II 2 WD that we were using as a toad weighed 4120#s. So 1820#s more. You really couldn't tell the 330 Cummins was pulling the GMC. Since the 1999 AD isn't hindered with all the EPA equipment that the newer coaches have to deal with I believe it will handle the Ram well enough....as long as I'm patient in the mountains. Down here in South Texas (flat and rolling hills) I believe it will be fine. Now all I have to do is see what towing equipment can be taken from the GMC and used on the RAM.
By the way, the 2014 GMC Terrain is for sale! Missy prefers a PU and there is more room for 'stuff' in the bed.
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I filled the new 2014 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel Laramie Long Horn short bed 4x4 with fuel and ran it across the public scale yesterday. Just truck, no load of any kind. It weighed in at 5940#s. The 2014 GMC Terrain SLT II 2 WD that we were using as a toad weighed 4120#s. So 1820#s more. You really couldn't tell the 330 Cummins was pulling the GMC. Since the 1999 AD isn't hindered with all the EPA equipment that the newer coaches have to deal with I believe it will handle the Ram well enough....as long as I'm patient in the mountains. Down here in South Texas (flat and rolling hills) I believe it will be fine. Now all I have to do is see what towing equipment can be taken from the GMC and used on the RAM.
By the way, the 2014 GMC Terrain is for sale! Missy prefers a PU and there is more room for 'stuff' in the bed.
Thank you for the weights. Many happy and safe miles to you. We traded our 13 caddy srx for our ecodiesel and have not looked back. Just over 5k miles on it now and running great
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