This is a discussion on Show your rig towing... within the RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling forums, part of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Forum category; Although it's not actually hitched in this photo, this is what I tow in the summer, along with a 24 foot boat I've owned since ...
Ordered 5/19/14; Delivered 7/10/14 (44 days) Laramie QC 4X4, bright white, buckets, 3.92,
20" wheels trailer brake controller, convenience group, keyless entry, front and rear park-sense,
remote start, CD player, chrome side moldings, anti-spin diff, Mopar soft toneau and dealer
installed W/W side steps. Weathertech mud flaps and window visors; Timber Grove Enterprises air bags;
Fuel cap from RSD.
On my first trip out,I followed a friend who was pulling 2 smaller tractors on a trailer.The total weight he was pulling was about the same as mine.His truck was a 2006 F-250 6.0 diesel 4x4 CC.Had it not been for my caution of speed while I was breaking in the truck,I could have passed him on any of the mountains we went over as he slowed to 50 on many anyways.I think the Rams 8sd trans plays a big role in it's power as the engine is always near peak torque.
Anyways,on the way back his Ford calved at the top of the steepest 1-1/2 mile mountains.Long story short,I came back after dropping off my tractor,loaded his truck on my trailer while another friend hitched up to his trailer with a F-350 and away we went.My friend couldn't believe how easy I pulled his truck home,AC on,cruise set with no effort.
The next day,his dad hitched on to the same trailer to take the dead Ford to a garage with his 2012 Hemi Express.It has coils of course and it really sagged his truck.I offered to re-hitch to the trailer for him but he wouldn't concede that my truck would handle the load better.I followed him up the highway and when he headed down the first hill @ 60,it got scarey real quick as the trailer started swaying.He had the since to slow to 50 from there on but still wouldn't let me take the trailer for him.That's how much difference the air ride and a few hundred more lbs of tow truck made.If my truck acted like his towing the load,I wouldn't go 20 miles,let alone 2000.
I have been pulling my boat behind my trailer for about 10 years now. Until this year, it was always with a 2500.