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Old 05-13-2016, 07:22 PM   #1
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Ram Eco diesel

Keep hearing more about these any 1st hand experience?
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Check out the payload before you jump.
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I have a 3.0 turbo diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee that I towed a 6000 lb 27' camper with. Power was fine except for steepest of hills. If you don't tow much and need a daily driver that gets up to 30mpg than the ecodiesel should be find provided you don't exceed any limits.
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Do NOT buy a 2014!
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:50 AM   #5
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Check out the payload before you jump.
Agree, the one we saw had 1040lbs yellow sticker on the door granted is was a fully loaded with about every option.
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I looked at them before I bought my 2016 F150 EB. Payload was abysmal.
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I love my Rams but I was shocked on the low payload, having to add another fluid to fill (DEF) and the fact that dealers won't come down much on price. I got my 3/4 ton for much, much less than the EcoDiesel with more payload and towing capacity.
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You asked for real world experience. I have a 2014 Ram Ecodiesel with 30,000 miles. Laramie, quad-cab 4X4, with 3.92 gears. As others have stated, payload is very low (mine is 1,200 pounds on the yellow door sticker). TT is a Rockwood 2604WS that weighs 6,120 ready to go camping and 800 pounds tongue weight. CAT scale results show I'm 80 pounds over the payload with me, DW and dog and 90 pounds over the GVWR. I don't like exceeding any ratings, but I only tow in NY state and keep speeds at or below the limit. I would not like to tow a trailer any bigger or heavier than the one I have, so any upgrade for me (and my comfort level) will require a 2500. BTW, the little 3.0 liter diesel handles towing with ease. I think a lot of credit goes to the 8 speed transmission that always seems to be in the right gear. Engine does not rev above about 3,000 on the steepest grades and normally stays quietly between 22-2600 RPM in tow-haul. Typical fuel mileage is 13-15 when towing the Rockwood.
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Thank you wb. Very informative.
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