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Old 09-29-2014, 04:02 PM   #51
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Also, RAM 1500 Diesel Forum is a forum dedicated to the truck.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:58 PM   #52
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Wow, I just watched the youtube video of this truck and it beats mine hands down. Best with 3.55 or 3.92 gears? I think the 9200# rating was with the 3.92's...
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:40 PM   #53
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EcoDiesel owners: What is the payload rating?
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:21 PM   #54
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I have a 2014 1500 but with a hemi. Daily combined driving is 18 mpg. When towing my TT that weighs 3500 lbs at 60 to 65 mph, i get about 13/14 mpg. I assume the eco diesel would be much better. I didn't have that option when i purchased the truck as the eco diesel was not available yet.

What is the ideal speed when you tow? My prior trips I was going 70 to 75. Which i realized was too fast. I was only getting 11/12 mpg. Now slowing down made for better fuel efficiency.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:59 PM   #55
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I have a '14 Ram Eco diesel Quad Cab Laramie 4X4 with 3.92 gears. I've only towed my TT (6,500 pounds) about 600 miles so far, but average 14.5-15 mpg at 60-65 mph. On a 550 mile trip without the trailer I got 28.1 mpg average. Truck is very quiet and comfortable and would probably tow more easily. Never seems to be really straining and the 8 speed keeps the engine between 2,000 and 2,700.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:23 PM   #56
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Currently drive a '13 ford f150 crewcab with 3:31 gears pulling Rockwood 2304S. It has the power but mileage is terrible while towing....8-9 mpg.

I'd like to move to a small 5th wheel at some point, something in the 25' range. Curious if the Ram Eco Diesel would pull it and if it has the payload capacity to handle the fifth wheel hitch weight??
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:03 PM   #57
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Apparently there are hitch issues for fifth wheels and the eco diesel due to the DEF tank? Here's a link to more info and some solutions.

5th wheel or gooseneck hitches - Page 4
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Currently drive a '13 ford f150 crewcab with 3:31 gears pulling Rockwood 2304S. It has the power but mileage is terrible while towing....8-9 mpg.

I'd like to move to a small 5th wheel at some point, something in the 25' range. Curious if the Ram Eco Diesel would pull it and if it has the payload capacity to handle the fifth wheel hitch weight??

You won't have the payload for a 5'er with the ED. Last time I was looking around at the local Ram dealer while getting my oil changed, I checked a few door jambs for payload. Most Ram 1500's were in the 950-1300 range. A couple were 1400lbs +/-. Even a small 25' 5er will have a pin over 1000lbs. That hardly leaves any weight for passengers and other stuff.
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Currently drive a '13 ford f150 crewcab with 3:31 gears pulling Rockwood 2304S. It has the power but mileage is terrible while towing....8-9 mpg.

I'd like to move to a small 5th wheel at some point, something in the 25' range. Curious if the Ram Eco Diesel would pull it and if it has the payload capacity to handle the fifth wheel hitch weight??
I'd recommend you do the math before trading. If you calculate what you'll lose trading- it will be significant as dealers are getting inflated prices for the ED right now- you'll find that you will never recoup the costs through fuel savings. You have to consider that diesel is more expensive, you have to run DEF, and there are some additional maintenance costs with higher price oil changes and regular fuel filter changes. If you are LOOKING for an excuse to trade, go for it, just don't expect it to pay off financially.
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thanks for the info. Bummer that the ecodiesel won't handle pin weight of a small 5th wheeler. Hopefully , Ford or Chevy will come out with a 1/2 ton diesel in the near future.
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