I have towed my trailer with my Ram 1500 and Dad's GMC 2500 and there is no comparison between the 2. With the Duramax Diesel I don't even know its there. Having said that though, I feel comfortable towing with my Ram within a few hours of home. I would never take this to the mountains without Dad's Diesel. I am aware of payload issues and I usually tow empty and I am usually the only person in the truck. We usually have 2 vehicles when we camp as I quite often commute to work from our camping spot.
Todd & Sheila and kids
2012 Surveyor SV-305
2012 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 CC Outdoorsman