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Old 10-06-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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could I have someones opinion I am looking at the ram 1500, my camper is only about 1000 lbs I am wondering what would be best the 6 cyl. or the hemi thanks.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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Mt 4cylinder Tacoma 2.4 L pulled my pop-up at 1550lbs fine.
My 6 cylinder 4.0L pulls my TT at 3500lbs fine.

Either one should do the job. Depends on what other uses you plan or if you want room to grow.

If I had it to do over again, I would have went with a V8, it was only about 1-2 mpg difference.

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I would pick the one with the best transmission. Not sure on Mopar if they have lighter duty transmissions on the 6 but I would check.
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thank you for the help
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:06 PM   #5
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Personally if it were me making the decision I would choose the 5.7 hemi every day of the week
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The bigger the motor the better the mileage IF you are not taxing it to the max..
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:03 AM   #7
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The bigger the motor the better the mileage IF you are not taxing it to the max..
Wish my '02' 6.0L Vortec met that condition ...., I bet some 6 cylinders towing 1,000lbs do much better then my TV unloaded

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I have a 4.7 dodge Dakota quad cab an pull a x17A it's about 3,000 lbs pulls great! Get about 10mpg normally I get 18-20 mpg. But no issues pulling plenty of power. Would defiantly go w/ V-8.
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I can't remember the last time that I said gee I wish I didn't have so much power.
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I can't remember the last time that I said gee I wish I didn't have so much power.

Exempt when it's time to make payments or fill up.

The 3.6 V6 is an excellent engine with the new 8 speed auto and would do very well with light weight trailer here. Ales a good daily driver when not towing too.
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