Originally Posted by Subaru297
Are you bothering with getting the recommended mileage on the truck before towing?
I had about 380kms on our new truck before hooking up the trailer. Well short of the 1500kms called for
I wish I could've driven a 6.4 before ultimately buying our Ford but the Ram dealer only had 5.7's on the lot. Ram had a slightly nicer ride but I liked the interior of the Ford better.
I actually got really close to the 500 miles recommended before towing (like 487 or thereabouts). I can't say I am abiding by the 50 mph towing for the first 500 miles restriction listed in the manual. I have maybe about 150 miles at or around 50 mph, but about 150 miles averaging around 65-67 mph.
This truck tows like a dream. Most of the time, I've got my arm on the door with a couple fingers on the wheel and the cruise set. The truck hardly shifts at all when my GMC would shift down to 3rd or sometimes 2nd going up a slight grade AND I lost 15 mph while doing it! Going down the other side, or coming to a stop, the engine braking is nice too (it's no diesel exhaust brake, but it's nice). It's just a complete difference in comfort and security. I'm actually afraid of forgetting I'm towing a trailer and getting complacent. That could never happen when I was towing with the GMC (I was ALWAYS on my toes), but I could see it happening with this rig.
The RAM will hold 67 mph without even trying, and the trans fluid temp barely got over 170 (if it ever did, I didn't see it). It is EXTREMELY obvious this is what this truck was MADE for. I look forward to getting some miles on the clock and breaking the motor in nicely so I can see some better fuel economy figures. Of course, that assumes I can keep my foot out of the tall pedal; this thing loves to GO!
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