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Old 05-27-2016, 09:54 AM   #21
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Everything in here is good. Both of those trucks are great I think and you really can't go wrong with either. Put your butt in the seat and see which one feels best.
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:56 AM   #22
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CaldwellOne,

You haven't said what you're towing (sorry if you did and I missed it).
Based on the VINs in your OP, IMO the critical weight ratings for each truck are:

RAM / Chevy
GCWR = 18300.0 min 25300.0 max / 20500.0 min 24500.0 max
GVWR = 9000.0 min 10000.0 max / 9500.0 min 10000.0 max
GAWR-rear = 6200.0 min 6500.0 max / 6200.0 min 6700.0 max

Not sure what differentiates between the min and max weight ratings.
But the weights are a push or maybe a slight edge to the Chevy.

IMO both are good choices from a towing perspective, maintainability, and performance, so it come down to which one you feel rides the best and is the most comfortable.

FYI - earlier years of RAM trucks (2006 - 2008 I think) had a problem with violent front end vibrations at highway speeds after hitting a bump in the pavement, called a "Death Wobble". Do a Google search on "RAM Death Wobble". But I believe they have resolved that issue. You may want to do your own research to confirm this.

Good luck.
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:57 AM   #23
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Unfortunately the 6.4 isn't available in my price range. And I do believe this RAM has the air ride... Im getting this for 34K with 12000 miles on it so it fits my price.. The chevy is also slightly used at 14K.
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:59 AM   #24
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CaldwellOne,

You haven't said what you're towing (sorry if you did and I missed it).
Based on the VINs in your OP, IMO the critical weight ratings for each truck are:

RAM / Chevy
GCWR = 18300.0 min 25300.0 max / 20500.0 min 24500.0 max
GVWR = 9000.0 min 10000.0 max / 9500.0 min 10000.0 max
GAWR-rear = 6200.0 min 6500.0 max / 6200.0 min 6700.0 max

Not sure what differentiates between the min and max weight ratings.
But the weights are a push or maybe a slight edge to the Chevy.

IMO both are good choices from a towing perspective, maintainability, and performance, so it come down to which one you feel rides the best and is the most comfortable.

Good luck.
Sorry its a Jayco 28RBDS. About 9K loaded up.
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:12 AM   #25
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Unfortunately the 6.4 isn't available in my price range. And I do believe this RAM has the air ride... Im getting this for 34K with 12000 miles on it so it fits my price.. The chevy is also slightly used at 14K.
Got mine new off the lot for 35 and change. Like I said, it's the Tradesman, but it's a dang fine truck.
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:43 AM   #26
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Sorry its a Jayco 28RBDS. About 9K loaded up.
Yup, as you've indicated, there's no problem with weight limits on either truck and both will tow your trailer very nicely.

Good luck, let us know which one you choose.
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:54 AM   #27
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I own a 2015 gm 2500 and I love it. I test drove the ram and liked it too but have always been a gm guy so I didn't see a reason to change. I changed from a 1500 so they both felt like a rougher ride but I didn't see much difference between the 2. As far as suspension, brakes and all that goes, I'm not a mechanic and can't really compare the 2. All I can say is I'm very pleased with the way this new truck handles my 29qbs. I towed in some big winds and gave it a real world workout last week and very much enjoyed it!! My only complaint is MPG, I'm sure it's comparable between all these trucks but definitely not very good. Happy to pay it tho to have the confidence of the 2500.
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:14 PM   #28
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Are you sure the Chevy has the 3.73 gearing? Is this 2wd or 4wd? I ask because it was my understanding with the new body ('15) that GM was only offering the 6.0 truck with the 4.10's. And I believe the gvwr is 9500lbs, but could be a 2wd vs 4wd situation again....

If it was a 6.4 vs 6.0, I would say which ever is the most comfortable to drive. But since it is a 5.7 vs 6.0, I vote for the 6.0 for the reasons mentioned!

Good luck deciding!!!
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:05 PM   #29
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If everything is acceptable on both trucks, I would go with the one that feels the best in the drivers seat. You will be sitting in it for a long time and it gets very important on a trip.
That's my answer too. Mechanically and towing wise either truck is fine. It's what you want to spend time in.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:27 PM   #30
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Yup, as you've indicated, there's no problem with weight limits on either truck and both will tow your trailer very nicely.

Good luck, let us know which one you choose.
Well not a problem with this TT, but how big do you think your NEXT trailer will be? If you are like most of the masses here, 2-footitis will kick in eventually. I am on a constant cycle of bigger TV, bigger TT, bigger TV, bigger TT and so on...

Figure a 3/4 ton is my next step too, because I think the next TT after that will be a medium size 5th, which is why I am reading along here...
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