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Old 05-28-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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Thoughts: 2011 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7L RWD DRW

Anyone have experiences towing with the 2011 6.7 Cummins?

We are looking at one that I believe I will get a good price on but have only had Ford 7.3Ls so don't have any experience with the Rams. Pictures look good but will not get to see/drive the TV until this weekend.

Fuel MPG while not towing?
Stability/Ride-ability?
It is RWD so that is a challenge but gives me a reason to push the price down a bit.

Thoughts and Comments??
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:42 PM   #2
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Well, I don't know the truck lingo, but I can tell you this. We have a 2005 Dodge 3500 Cummings and we tow a 40' Viper XLR and my husband's comments are always good ones...except that the u joints seem to be replaced more often than Ford's. (My father loves to rub that one in...LOL) Just came back from Myrtle Beach and then again from Gettysburg...we usually get 13 ish for mpg...excluding PA monster hills. I'm not sure w/out towing. We don't typically drive it unless it's towing. Hope this helps
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:17 PM   #3
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If you can afford to wait for the 2013 to hit the used market you will be better off, better fuel economy better tranny (Aisin as an option), better chassis and front ends and more umph. I get around 16 mpg US/hwy and 12 - 13 mpg US/city and 9 mpg US avg. towing (I don't have a lead foot).
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:52 AM   #4
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We have a 2012 dodge 3500 dually Laramie
We love it. Fuel mileage is starting to get better. Only 4000 miles in truck.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:01 PM   #5
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We just got the one in my signature line and it is hands down way better puller than any gasser .
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:15 PM   #6
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Well we pulled the trigger today... Replacing the 2002 F350 7.3L... We bought from a non US car dealer and they didn't understand the vehicle or value and we got a steal. I just could not pass up the deal.

Engine is quiet, truck is immaculate, and had everything we wanted except 4x4 and we have only used 4x4 maybe 4 times in 5 years of owning the 2002.

Now I need to move the hitch and rails over and a few other things....

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Old 06-01-2014, 11:52 AM   #7
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Your going to love the power of that 6.7 CTD. I love the fact that it is a very quiet engine. I don't plan on doing anything at all to change that. My Titan had plenty of HP, but I had an exhaust system,Cold air intake, and a fuel controller, and that thing was so loud inside the cab you could hardly talk to the person next to you.

I also like the fact that the 6.7 has the exhaust brake. Our last trip coming home through the mountains I didn't have to touch the brake pedal once until we hit town. Now that's nice, and it's going to make my brake pads and rotors last a long time.

Enjoy your new Ram DRW, CTD.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:17 AM   #8
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Well should be able test pull next weekend. Click image for larger version

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Congratulations! The DW and I just drove one exactly like that one. I love the look. We just traded off our 2007 F350 DRW 4x4 Supercab 6.0L last week. We were open (initially) to Dodge, GM (either, 2010 or newer) and Ford (2011 or newer). Ended up choosing the Ford.

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Old 06-03-2014, 07:35 PM   #10
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Well we took it for a ride today (250+ miles) and ran at 18.6 MPG without AC and 18.4 with AC (my book those are the same).. It is a nice ride and think we will enjoy this very much.
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