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Old 02-28-2016, 05:54 PM   #1
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Anyone driving a 15 or 16, Ram 3500 diesel?

Our current tv is getting up in age and mileage and we are contemplating a new tow vehicle. Wonder if anyone here has recently purchased a vehicle to tow a 15,000 lb fifth wheel in the Ram line?

I don't want to hear about how great your Ford or Chevy is.
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:57 PM   #2
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I'll be interested to hear how a 3500 with a 6.4 is doing.
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:22 PM   #3
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looks like between 21000 and 30400 max towing capacity on the mega cab dually and 5600 or so payload
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with the 4x4 payload drops a smidge depending on trim level. They look nice
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:28 PM   #5
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I currently have a CC long bed. That is what I hope to stay with. There are so many offerings since my last purchase.
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I know my F250 is a crew cab long bed but any more it seems the longbed with the crew cab is harder to find ... maybe it is a length thing obviously with your ford you are like me close to 21 foot long or over
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on the websight I was looking at it looks like they do offer the crewcab with 8 foot bed on the dually .. ratings are about the same
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:55 PM   #8
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Not a 15 or a 16 but my 2013 Ram 3500 is a beast. Fully loaded we run a little over 16 thousand pounds and are legal. I ordered mine specifically with the Aisin tranny and love it. My only real complaint is the amount of DEF we go through when hauling through the mountains. The exhaust brake is superb and going down the big hills in the Rockies I rarely ever touch the brakes.

I couldn't ask for a better truck. It is a SRW 3500 with the 6.7 Cummins in the Laramie Longhorn version, 6 and 1/2 foot box with a Pull Right 18k auto slider.
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My father has the '15 Ram 3500 diesel crew cab, SRW, LB. He absolutely loves it. He has a Tango 27rlss TT. He is always bragging to me about the mileage and power he has. He told me a story of his recent trip with my cousin (who has a Lance 1172 Cabover, and a Tige RZ4 ski boat), as they negotiated the hills pulling from Carson City, NV to Lake Tahoe, where according to him, he held speed on the grades better, and got better mileage overall than my cousin did with his 2014 F350 diesel.
I can't speak personally, as I have not seen the truck yet. However, on March 9, I will be flying down there for his 80th (Yes, he still actively elk and mule deer hunts every year and he and his DW travel constantly), and during the couple weeks I will be there, I will be using his truck and trailer.
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Norty, I went from and 03 F350 6.0 to the 14 in my sig and it's a beast. Exhaust brake, suspension, tranny and motor. Not much difference from a 15.

When I hook up, my rear squats an inch where the Ford would squat 2-3. The spring pack is significantly more that what I had. Comfort is good.

I would search out an Aisin, 5th wheel prep, preferred rear ratio and whatever trim package you desire. 14 and on have the 69 version of the Aisin which is better than the 68 version (2.0) since the drive shaft was beefed up.

If you get a vin # you can see the build sheet here to check all the specs.

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Go to your vehicle and equipment listing then enter the vin#.

With a 15K 5'er I would say Dually, but the SRW can handle them, just puts you close to or over the limit depending on your pin.

With the 3.43 you might hunt towing heavy.

Just my 2 cents. Hope it helps.
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