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  1. Towing mpg record???

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    Hey everyone! Just wanted to announce a new project I have started called "ECOBRAP". We are a YouTube channel and social media platform that aims to reduce the carbon footprint of racing (Yes, barking up the wrong tree, I know). But the purpose of the channel is to show that we can still have...
  2. Travel Trailer tire pressure

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    I see quite a few first time travel trailer towers using the Eco Diesels. I believe this truck is a perfect match to many of the newer ultra lite TT's. Get out there and Enjoy your Eco and TT. My Coachman Apex dry weight with accessories is just under 6300lbs and tows great. Ensure you use a...
  3. Newb Help - 4-corner air or springs with air bags for towing RV?

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    Hey guys, So as I put in the title... should I go with a regular spring truck and add air bags? Or go with the factory 4-corner air suspension? I tow a ~6700lbs dry, so likely 7500lbs or so loaded, 29" RV. I have a WDH. I'm looking to trade in my 2015 Hemi 1500 for an EcoDiesel. Likely for...
  4. 1st Long Tow in my EcoDiesel

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    All - A quick tow report since I do not see too many pontoon towing reports..... Hoping for some feedback on my transmission temp that I was seeing. Also curious about the tow haul mode and what it actually "locks out" as I was able to get into 8th gear for a good part of the trip. (I did...
  5. First Long Tow - Great Mileage

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    Took our first long trip with the ED, about 2000 miles total, towing a 5200 lb loaded Airstream travel trailer, with a light 200 lb load in the bed. Also have a Hensley-Arrow non-sway hitch, which adds about 90 lbs of tongue weight. Notably, this was also the first tow after swapping the GY...
  6. Towing Experience Question | Highway Passing

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    I'm curious what everyone's experience towing has been specifically on the highway with the ED. passing on the highway - going from 65 mph to 80mph with a substantial tow (e.g. 5k 6k lbs)?? Does the ED feel labored at all? What kind of comparisons / contrasts to a V8?
  7. Towing and hauling with your Ram 1500?

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    Hi Everyone! My name is Jeff and over the years I've become a bit of an expert on pickup suspensions. Specifically the rear suspension. In fact I've spent a number of years developing an airbag overload kit specifically for 1/2 ton pickups that I now call Total Load Control. Now I'm not here to...
  8. Extended towing trip 6980 miles

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    Just got home from our 35 day trip out west. Started on the Eastern shore of Maryland at 9' above sea level pulling our Coachman Apex 34.5' bunkhouse travel trailer. Had an oil change, fuel filter change and air filter change the day before we left. Total towing miles were 6980. CAT scaled...
  9. When to use the Tow/Haul button?

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    Hey Guys, at what weight of a trailer are you using the tow/haul button??
  10. Heavy Duty Towing! The Little Tank - EcoDiesel - Can Do it!

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    Hey Guys! Here's my Heavy Duty Towing report for a 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. My journey began in beautiful Western Wyoming. Picked up an empty Kaufman Trailers custom made full tilt bed 20FT 10000 lb rated trailer in Nebraska and hooked it up to my 2014 Ecodiesel. Here's the photo: Then we...
  11. First trip towing small Casita camper. Amazing!

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    So I have only had my truck for a few weeks. 2015 1500 crew Last weekend we took our first trip towing our 17foot Casita camper. about 3500 pounds. The route was pretty hilly and one 20 mile sections of small very steep driving up and down. Truck performed amazingly well. The entire trip was...
  12. Towing Experiences

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    We bought our 2014 BigHorn EcoDiesel July 2014, now have 16k miles on it, no troubles - other than the first time I went to tow my 3 horse slant trailer, the tires immediately blew. The provided tires are simply not enough for towing anything of significance. My trailer weighs about 3000 lbs...
  13. Is Ram 1500 Ecodiesel sufficient for long distance towing? Moving to Alaska.

    RAM 1500 Diesel Towing & Hauling
    Hello all, I am new to the site and was hoping for some help/advice. I am on the market for a new Ram and am really towards the 1500 ecodiesel. I am moving to Alaska this summer from Kansas and was wondering you guys' thoughts on towing approximately 4,000 mi with this truck. We will be pulling...
  14. 2014 TOW Mirrors for 2014 Laramie

    Buy/Sell/Trade
    I neglected to order the tow package and I am lacking in the Tow Mirror category. Anyone seen any OEM for 2013-14? Dealer wants over $1,100 just for the mirrors not including install.:eek: Do you have tow mirrors that you would trade for regular Mirrors. :rolleyes:(Had to Ask) Anyway, just...
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