Yeah, the Eagle's in their day were heavy TT's. My '05' Eagle had a published UVW of 6,915lbs, but when loaded for camping the CAT scale puts me at about 8,400lbs (GVWR 9,000lbs). Based on my personal towing expectations I wouldn't want anything less than my 2500HD TV.
I purchased my Eagle new back in '05' and it has treated me pretty good over the years, and don't have any intentions of selling it in the short term....., but I do like the 2013 Eagle 298RLDS and 328RLTS.
I agree that Dodge has been aggressive with their Ram line-up and producing some nice tow vehicles. I've been a GM truck guy for years, but if I was going to up-grade my TV the Ram would definitely have to be considered.
I started a thread on the new Ram 1500 Turbo diesel here: http://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...L-Turbo-Diesel