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Old 01-14-2016, 04:38 PM   #11
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My thoughts, for what they are worth...

The Ecoboost with max tow and max payload rides pretty rough and gets up there in price.

A 2500 with the Cummins will have more power, more payload, more stability, a higher ceiling for what you can tow and will be an all around better vehicle for towing. The Cummins can get low 20's on the highway. I average about 18 with mostly suburban driving. The 2500 with coil suspension is surprisingly gentle. I think it feels smoother than my 2010 Tundra, which I thought was a pretty smooth truck.

IF IT WERE ME, I would buy the Cummins all over again. Vehicles are depreciating assests, but the Cummins won't depreciate nearly as fast as a gas engine truck will.
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:39 PM   #12
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I was in the same boat as the OP and opted to go all in on a new 2500 Ram CTD. We all acknowledge that the Ram with the diesel tows great so I won't belabor that point. I will say that the Ram is, IMHO, much more comfortable than my daughters 2014 F150. So much so that the Ram has become my daily driver! I have a 60 mile round trip commute that I used to do with a 2008 Yaris. Now the wife gets the Yaris for her 20 mile round trip commute!
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Old 01-14-2016, 06:56 PM   #13
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Appears the majority are thinking along the same sort of lines I am here. I don't have any plans to upgrade the TT anytime soon, but you never know? Jsallman1 pointed out something that I forgot to mention in my OP. I, too, feel like the TT is in control instead of the truck.



It may seem like I've made up my mind, but I guess it's the daily driver portion that has me coming back to the ecoboost. Daily driving will far exceed tow miles. However, looking at some pricing up in Idaho, a 2500 ram/cummins isn't a whole lot more than the 3.5 EB with max tow. The dealers just need to let me hook my rig to the truck and let me tow it around for a while!

Everybody I know with an EB says their mileage is just as bad as their previous Tritons. Give the 6.4 2500 a drive. I went from a big tow Titan to mine. Best gasser I've ever driven, and don't have all the crazy maintenance of a diesel.
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:28 PM   #14
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The dealers just need to let me hook my rig to the truck and let me tow it around for a while!
Now Wouldn't that be nice! At the same time, RV Dealers should let you test tow the new campers and head on over to a scale before you commit!
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:47 PM   #15
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Everybody I know with an EB says their mileage is just as bad as their previous Tritons. Give the 6.4 2500 a drive. I went from a big tow Titan to mine. Best gasser I've ever driven, and don't have all the crazy maintenance of a diesel.
I'll likely check the 6.4 out as well. Sounds like most people like it, but I have read complaints that are similar to my OP when it comes to canyon towing. How would you say your does with steep grades?
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Now Wouldn't that be nice! At the same time, RV Dealers should let you test tow the new campers and head on over to a scale before you commit!
Agreed!
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I'll likely check the 6.4 out as well. Sounds like most people like it, but I have read complaints that are similar to my OP when it comes to canyon towing. How would you say your does with steep grades?

I haven't had any issues with my combo. I would definitely go with 4.10's. I live in Utah county, and have towed to Vegas twice, Colorado Springs, Mesa Verde, Grand Junction, Rifle Gap, Bear Lake, Red Creek, Fish Lake, etc. I don't believe in towing over 65mph, but I haven't had any issues. Yes the gas engine revs higher, but that's to be expected.
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You really have to watch payloads when looking at 3/4 ton trucks with diesel engines. In many cases the added weight of the diesel cancels out the increased suspension and you are left with a payload number equal to some of the higher payload 1/2 ton gassers. This is especially true of higher trim level 3/4 tons.
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One other thing no one mentioned is that the ecoboost uses a smaller motor. Basically producing more HP per cubic inch.

This creates more strain on the engine and although I am speaking in generalities here, could cause premature fatique\wear.

P.S. If you are not too picky about what you drive, a daily driver can be had for less than the cost of a lawn mover.
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I second the 6.4 vote. I'm super happy with mine and I've been a Cummins guy all along. No beating the Cummins, but the 6.4 is a great midline option for those of us that don't really need all that expensive power.
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