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Old 09-24-2015, 09:49 AM   #21
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Similar situation to the OP, in that our truck is predominately a daily driver. But it did need to be able to tow our 2011 31.5 RLDS six to eight times a year. We ordered a 2015 RAM 2500 "Big Horn" long bed configured with the 6.4L engine, 4.10 rear end, bed camera, 5th wheel prep package, and creature comfort packages for the Mrs. I added a backup cameras to the truck and RV after we took delivery.

Truck arrived first week of June and we have done three RV trips with it so far. Cant begin to tell you how pleased we are with the overall performance. MPG has been hanging around 14 to 14.5 as a daily driver and 8-9 when towing, which are figures well within our expectations. The tow prep package makes hitch removal a snap when I need an uncluttered bed for hauling.

I had to chuckle at the so called "test" up the big hill where the RAM 6.4 was a bit slower. Other than chest pounding bragging rights for the other brands, it was of no value to me. In the real world of towing in combined conditions, we get to where we are going in the time frame we planned. My racing days have passed long ago, so arrival times are now planned using only the big hand on the clock.

Ok, thats my 2 cents on the RAM with a 6.4. Happy with ours an no regrets on the purchase.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:51 AM   #22
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Per the Ram manual '07 has 30K miles schedule as I noted before. Sounds like this change a lot in newer models...

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Old 09-27-2015, 03:14 PM   #23
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Interesting stuff here. Im in the same situation right now.....not sure I want to deal with all the emission control issues that all 3 manufacturers seem to be having.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:53 AM   #24
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Interesting stuff here. Im in the same situation right now.....not sure I want to deal with all the emission control issues that all 3 manufacturers seem to be having.
What might those issues be? Since they all went to DEF those issues are gone. I read a lot of forums including the Cummins foum of which I own and emission problems are rare.
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:41 AM   #25
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What might those issues be? Since they all went to DEF those issues are gone. I read a lot of forums including the Cummins foum of which I own and emission problems are rare.
Read the forums of all three.....they all have issues from time to time and I bet hardly none of them make it to 100k without an emission sensor of some sort needing replaced, or a check engine light for an emission control malfunction.

The big trucks are the same way.

If I go diesel, it will definitely be a cummins....I believe they are futher along than the other 2.
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:58 AM   #26
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Cummins was the last engine of the Big Three to go with DEF.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:48 PM   #27
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Got confirmation that my truck is in paint. Whatever that means. Told it will be here around the 24th of October. Getting excited.
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:29 AM   #28
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Good luck. I recently went from the 2500 4x4 crew cab long bed with hemi back to a 3500 diesel.
Damn hemi was only getting 10mpg tops everyday driving. The new diesel is up to almost 20mpg doing the same driving with 14,000 miles on it now
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:00 PM   #29
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Spanky1. Was yours the 6.4? Making me nervous now.
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:34 PM   #30
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Congratulations on the new truck.I recently upgraded from a Chevy 1500 5.3 to a Chevy 2500 6.0.Everyone gave me crap for not getting a diesel.I told them at the end of the day it's my money to spend.I don't need a diesel to pull a travel trailer with a gvwr of 7000 pounds.I would have to drive it 250k miles to make up the fuel savings on the extra 10 grand.Plus I can put a new motor in my gas truck for what a set of injectors for a diesel runs.

If your ram 6.4 will do what you want it to do I say run with it.
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