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Old 03-15-2022, 06:25 PM   #15
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I tow my 14100GVW toy hauler all over the place with my 6.4L 2500, and it has the old 6 speed.
No it doesn’t hold as well as a diesel, but it does better than any other gas tow vehicle I’ve ever had.
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I was towing a 16K 5th wheel with a Ram 3500 SRW - payload of 4100lbs and the 6.4 Hemi. It did ok but on a long drive I was exhausted by the end of the day. The Hemi did ok but the RPM's get annoying after a while. I was on the hairy edge and knew it!

Switched to a Ram 3500 DRW with the 6.7HO CTD, night and day difference! Never going back to gas! YMMV
Well here is your answer in a nutshell!
If you want to tow a 16k 5er and arrive relaxed be it flat ground or hill country, get a diesel 3500 DRW.
We full time and our Ram Laramie 3500, crew cab, long bed, DRW is our only vehicle. Pretty much park where we like and go where we want.
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Old 03-15-2022, 06:34 PM   #16
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Well…. Again, thanks for all the replies. I was dead set against a dually but you have me seriously reconsidering.
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Old 03-15-2022, 06:39 PM   #17
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With the price of dually trucks you'd be better off purchasing a used diesel motorhome.
Then the dogs can travel in style and you all arrive rested.
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Old 03-15-2022, 07:40 PM   #18
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I have had a truck as a daily since 2007 (1/2 ton Tundra); I moved up to 3/4 ton gasser in 2010; I moved up to a 3/4 ton diesel in 2013; I moved up to a DRW/long bed diesel in 2019. I don't regret any of the moves up and the DRW does pretty much everything better than all the rest, except that the turning radius sucks. But you get used to the turning radius. I love my current DRW and would not want to go back to an SRW even if I was not towing a 20K lbs. fiver. The DRW is large and in charge and drives great running down the highway even empty. Treat yourself--get a DRW.
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Without even worrying about your tow rig, DOUBLE check any and all places you might stay to be sure three dogs are permitted, as many parks have both breed and quantity limits. Many of the parks we've stayed at generally have a two-dog limit and some even weight limits to limit larger dogs.
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