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Old 12-24-2014, 12:15 PM   #1
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My 2014 Eco Diesel and 28dsbh

Anyone looking for a half ton to use as a TV, a Dodge 1500 Eco Diesel is as good as it gets. I just took mine 750 miles south into FL for Christmas and it tows Great!
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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looks nice ..what's the tongue wait and mpg and overall weight of the tt
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:31 PM   #3
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looks nice ..what's the tongue wait and mpg and overall weight of the tt
Thank you, Tongue weight is aprox 750 I think. Dry its listed as 635, So im adding a little with tanks and all. Again tt dry is listed as 5460, so Im guessing its currently at 6500 tops. This was my first trip and mpg's vary greatly with speed. at 75 mph it was around 12 mpg which is really good at that speed. I finally calmed down to see what the top mpg could be and that was 16.7 at 55 mph, then 14.5 running 60-65 which is where ill keep it. The same gasser at that speed would be getting 8 mpg.

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Old 12-24-2014, 02:25 PM   #4
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What is the payload for your truck? I think I read the max tow was 9500 when properly equipped.

I have a 28DSBH as well and my yellow sticker is a hair over 6K and loaded I'm right at 7K. Tongue weight is 950 to 1K depending on loading technique...right at the 13%-15% recommended.

I like the Ecodiesel lots and think it'll do great pulling and towing but was unsure of such a large trailer how it would do. Glad it did so well and decent milage too (when running 65 or lower).

My 5.7 Hemi was only getting 7 or 8 like you said but my 2500 6.4 is pulling 10 - 12...which is great for a big gasser. Payload is 3K and towing is 12K...handles the 28DSBH great.

Knew those Ecodiesels would be up to the task...great trucks and class exclusive powerplant. Congtrats on both!
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Great looking combo. I must admit, I'm jealous of the mileage you're getting...
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Very Nice !!!
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Man, that sounds great. Congrats
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sounds like a great fit! For curiosity, what is your payload sticker say? I had a 2013 Ram laramie CC with Hemi and mine was only 1061lbs. I wound think(?) the ecodiesel would reduce payload, but maybe not since it is a smaller engine?
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sounds like a great fit! For curiosity, what is your payload sticker say? I had a 2013 Ram laramie CC with Hemi and mine was only 1061lbs. I wound think(?) the ecodiesel would reduce payload, but maybe not since it is a smaller engine?
1516 listed eco diesel is at least a couple hundred pounds lighter with more torque than the 5.7. Not more HP though. It also has a 3:55 rear gear and the smoothest shifting 8 speed tranny I've ever driven.

With the trailer sitting on the tongue without a wd hitch and with a 5" raise lift from napa, I have several inches of spring left before it hits the rubber snubber and truck rides perfectly straight without squatting and the trailer is straight as well. If I want to add some weight to the truck Theres an air bag kit I can add inside the springs for less than 100 bucks that will raise the payload capacity greatly If I want. I would feel safe towing as much as 9k with it personally.
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1516 listed eco diesel is at least a couple hundred pounds lighter with more torque than the 5.7. Not more HP though. It also has a 3:55 rear gear and the smoothest shifting 8 speed tranny I've ever driven.

With the trailer sitting on the tongue without a wd hitch and with a 5" raise lift from napa, I have several inches of spring left before it hits the rubber snubber and truck rides perfectly straight without squatting and the trailer is straight as well. If I want to add some weight to the truck Theres an air bag kit I can add inside the springs for less than 100 bucks that will raise the payload capacity greatly If I want. I would feel safe towing as much as 9k with it personally.
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Are you sure those airbags will increase the payload? Payload isn't a function of how much weight your springs and axles will hold. It takes into account many factors such as transmission strength, engine, brakes, etc. If you add airbags there is still just as much weight acting on those parts. There are max pin weights listed on a sticker on your truck. That is what each axle will hold, yet it's often more than the payload capacity.

No trying to prove you are incorrect, just pointing out that you may really want to research that claim before dropping cash on airbags. My understanding is they really just help it ride level and smoother if needed
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