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Old 02-23-2015, 02:57 PM   #31
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Started out our RV with a 2011 Chevy with the 4.8 and 3.23 pulling a Rockwood 2502S. Pulled it just fine on the flatlands of N. Texas.


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You don't know how happy I am to read this. We just ordered a 21SS to pull with our 4.7L Durango with 3.23 axle ratio. Plan to stick to the flat Midwest until we can upgrade our vehicle. Been constantly second guessing our decision.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:14 PM   #32
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Hmm, I wonder if anyone else on this thread pulls with a Durango?
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:14 PM   #33
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Hmm, I wonder if anyone else on this thread pulls with a Durango?
Yes, but we don't have the hemi Do you?
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:26 PM   #34
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4.7 with a little help from a K&N fipk, Hypertech max tune, and 3" cat back exhaust. The 23 ikss is new (only one trip). The trade in was a 2010 sob 21rbss that we had for five years. Most years we tow about 1500 total miles, but last year we did a Busch Gardens trip so that doubled it. (PS your axle ratio should be 3.55)
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:45 PM   #35
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A note for the OP, jscraig:

Lots of questions from others here, but have you purchased a TV yet?

IMO you can get a 2009-2012 Ram 2500 ST crew cab w/5.7 Hemi for around $15K. We bought our 2011 in 2013 for $14K. I get 16-17 mpg on my daily commute and 10 mpg towing a 34' 8,500 lb. TT. Ours is only 2WD but with a ton of sandbags in the back I haven't gotten stuck in our Ohio snows whereas I see 4wd SUVs stuck everywhere (folks don't add any weight so 4wd is useless...)

These are popular fleet trucks, so affordable parts & service are available everywhere you travel. Besides, every backyard mechanic knows how to work on a Hemi...
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:19 PM   #36
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We pull our Roo 233s with 2012 Durango Citadel. 5.7L Hemi with the tow package the equalizer hitch with the sway bars. We have had no trouble loaded for 5 with no water in tanks. The gas mileage sucks (8 MPG) but it pulls great.


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