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Old 05-25-2016, 06:17 AM   #29
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I read the EcoDiesel is a Fiat built engine, but don't remember where.
The Ecodoesel was developed by VM Motori, a company which Fiat owns in part. An Inside Look At The Ram 1500 3.0L EcoDiesel - EngineLabs.
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:50 AM   #30
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Scott binding was when were tried to release it. It may have been a flaw since new as it was always difficult to release. This new blue ox releases very nicely. It is the model they just release a few months ago.
We bought the new fangled Blue Ox 10,000lb no binding tow bar while in Quartzsite also because our old Falcon was a beast at times to work with, plus we figured a truck was in our future like now. Pretty happy with it.
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:25 AM   #31
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I just drove a new eco diesel the other day, how are they doing? No problems? Fuel mileage ?
Thinking about one for my toad as well, I have the 10k Roadmaster has done well for me.

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Old 05-27-2016, 11:59 AM   #32
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i tow a 2012 dodge 2500 4x4 with a 10 k roadmaster towbar.
not a problem.
i have a 2005 36 ft meridian with a cat 350 engine.
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:34 PM   #33
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:26 AM   #34
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RAm gives I think 3 different options for gearing, for those of you that have them what gears are you running? And would you rather have different gearing if you did it again?
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:08 PM   #35
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I have made a deal on a RAM 1500 without air ride. No reason not to get the air ride other than it had the 3.93 rear end which was much taller than I needed. The one I found has a 3.22 rear end and towing capacity of 7500lbs which is more than enough for my needs. The test drive down the highway had the motor idling as I drove at 60 MPH. It should deliver decent gas mileage.
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I have made a deal on a RAM 1500 without air ride. No reason not to get the air ride other than it had the 3.93 rear end which was much taller than I needed. The one I found has a 3.22 rear end and towing capacity of 7500lbs which is more than enough for my needs. The test drive down the highway had the motor idling as I drove at 60 MPH. It should deliver decent gas mileage.
Congrats on the new toad!! The one I'm waiting on to come in does have the 3.93 gears and I have been waffling a little thinking the 3.55's would be better for my needs. I will probably very seldom pull anything with it but I do plan to load some sort of bike, possibly a trike or maybe a 4 wheel toy of some sort so think maybe the 3.93 might be ok.
I have been getting about 15mpg with the Jeep Rubicon I have been pulling so even if I loose a couple miles per gallon I'll be getter far better than what I get with the Jeep.
My jeep after all the upgrades weighs 5500lbs so it's not much different than the 1500 empty so I shouldn't notice any difference behind the motorhome until I fill the bed up with something.
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HDrider, I might suggest if you can take each a 3.92, 3.55 and a 3.22 for a test drive. The 3.55 is most likely the best for what you described as your use yet, the 3.21 would work fine and deliver great highway mileage.
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HDrider, I might suggest if you can take each a 3.92, 3.55 and a 3.22 for a test drive. The 3.55 is most likely the best for what you described as your use yet, the 3.21 would work fine and deliver great highway mileage.
Noted, thanks. It's been tough enough finding a quad-cab not alone trying to find them with different gearing LOL!! It wouldn't put it by me to put larger tires on it some time down the road along with putting a motorcycle of some sort in the back which make me think 3.93's might be just fine. Plus we do a fare amount of backroad touring while traveling so slower speeds.
That truck is still in transit and is due to arrive by the 7th which will make it tight getting it ready to tow before we leave here in the 23rd.
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1000 miles into towing my Ram 1500. This has proven to be easy to tow both in the mountains and across flat land. Zero impact on my MPG vs towing the Jeep and easier to see behind me.
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1000 miles into towing my Ram 1500. This has proven to be easy to tow both in the mountains and across flat land. Zero impact on my MPG vs towing the Jeep and easier to see behind me.
Your coach (Dynasty?) is similar to mine. I also don't see much difference in towing between RAM and my Cherokee. Cherokee is a little lighter but GCW is not significant enough to make noticeable difference in MPG. The air pushed out of the way as coach goes along highway accounts for most of it anyway.
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We have been towing a 2014 RAM eco diesel for almost 2 years now. Not had any issues at all. Just replaced tires as it has about 50k miles combined
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I have made a deal on a RAM 1500 without air ride. No reason not to get the air ride other than it had the 3.93 rear end which was much taller than I needed. The one I found has a 3.22 rear end and towing capacity of 7500lbs which is more than enough for my needs. The test drive down the highway had the motor idling as I drove at 60 MPH. It should deliver decent gas mileage.
A short trip in mine which included about an hour in heavy traffic yielded 25mpg without breaking a sweat.
Now if I could afford a DP to pull it with.
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