Originally Posted by earlbalentine
I interested in the 2015 Ram Big Horn 1500 EoDiesel for about $40K MSRP or the 2015 RAM 2500 big Cummins Diesel for around $50k.
This would be pulling my #7500lbs trailer GVW around 10,000lbs. I wonbder if the 1500 can pull it with the small diesel? I don't plan on upgrading to a heavier TT later.
I currently have essentially the same truck as you minus the eco. You will be happy with the 2500 no matter what engine while towing. Its a more stable platform. Your payload numbers on the 1500 are the issue. Assume 8-900# for the Trailer Tounge, Weight of the Hitch Your gear and ocupants. You will be over the 1350-1400lb payload fast. I am always overloaded on payload numbers with the 1500 and pull less weight than you. The current 5.7 in my 1500 handles most everything i can throw at it. Its the truck not the mill that is the issue.