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Old 04-24-2015, 09:13 AM   #11
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DEF is a non issue. I actually waited for Ram to put it on their pickup line before I bought my 1 ton dually. The benefits way outweigh the negatives. DEF does degrade in heat so buying in bulk and storing it at the house is not a great idea. I don't daily drive my truck so I keep the DEF on the low side and only fill it halfway unless I'm planning on a long trip or towing heavy then I fill it right up.

Now that I sold the fifth wheel, I have no need for a 1 ton dually so I looked at trading in on the Eco diesel. i would be driving one right now except that the depreciation on a year old truck with 15,000 miles was too much for me to handle so for now, I still have it.
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:08 AM   #12
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I looked really hard at the 1500 Ecodiesel but what pushed me away was the payload. I don't know what model the OP is looking at but I looked at a Crew Cab 6.5' bed 4x4 SLT Big Horn; payload was around 815lbs. So by the time an average TT is hooked up there is enough payload for a driver and fuel. No matter how I did the math I couldn't get it to add up. The payload is just ridiculously low. I have also noticed increasing reports on the Ram forums that they are starting to see a steady line of failures with guys towing in the mountains. It appears the cooling system is lacking.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:20 PM   #13
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The ecodiesel of Dodge & the new Cummins in the Titan were built for the 10Klbs. range. Dodge, Ford & Chevy all can pull double that. They are considered heavy duty. Nothing wrong with the trucks they were built for a market. People seem to have higher expectations without researching. DEF was due to California emissions which most states & provinces are now bound by. I have a 2003 Dodge dually. It can only pull 16Klbs. I came with no catalytic convertor just a straight muffler. Yet its still one of the cleanest diesels when I get it tested once a year. It pulls my 1998 323 Eagle 5th wheel no problem.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:38 PM   #14
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I looked really hard at the 1500 Ecodiesel but what pushed me away was the payload. I don't know what model the OP is looking at but I looked at a Crew Cab 6.5' bed 4x4 SLT Big Horn; payload was around 815lbs. So by the time an average TT is hooked up there is enough payload for a driver and fuel. No matter how I did the math I couldn't get it to add up. The payload is just ridiculously low. I have also noticed increasing reports on the Ram forums that they are starting to see a steady line of failures with guys towing in the mountains. It appears the cooling system is lacking.
My 2015 Camry has more payload than that.
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My 2015 Camry has more payload than that.
I know! I just double checked myself to make sure I was right. GVWR is 6950, standard payload is 1350. Add in options and diesel motor= 815lb payload. I don't understand what the heck Ram was thinking. I would have one in my driveway right now had they been rated the same as the F150s.
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My 2015 Camry has more payload than that.
Not really sure what you looked at but that truck can pull 8,000lbs. It has a steel frame under it. Not as heavy as a 1 ton but that has a frame which your Camry doesn't & you seem to lacks information. You think they would build a truck to pull 900lbs? Do diligence.
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Not really sure what you looked at but that truck can pull 8,000lbs. It has a steel frame under it. Not as heavy as a 1 ton but that has a frame which your Camry doesn't & you seem to lacks information. You think they would build a truck to pull 900lbs? Do diligence.
i assume he was jokingly referring to the PAYLOAD CAPACITY (the amount of weight the vehicle can carry). you seem to be referring to the TOWING CAPACITY (the amount of weight the vehicle can pull). ease back on a brother.
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i assume he was jokingly referring to the PAYLOAD CAPACITY (the amount of weight the vehicle can carry). you seem to be referring to the TOWING CAPACITY (the amount of weight the vehicle can pull). ease back on a brother.
Well let's look at another way. 1 ton roughly 2000lbs. 1/2 ton 1000lbs but I would say less because of the way they are built. 800lbs is not bad is it? I am a brother local 105 Hamilton, Ontario
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Well let's look at another way. 1 ton roughly 2000lbs. 1/2 ton 1000lbs but I would say less because of the way they are built. 800lbs is not bad is it? I am a brother local 105 Hamilton, Ontario
My 3/4 ton is 2550# so I would assume a 1 ton would be somewhere around 3000#?
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I'm talking about weight. 1 ton equals 2200lbs. I don't think your saying you box can handle 2500lbs? Your tires your frame?
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