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    My new Pickup for towing!

    Update 9-3-16 : We ended up getting a 2004 Fleetwood Terry, it is listed as 26', but overall length is actually 30'. Max weight is 7960#. We loaded it and went to Michigan for a two week road trip. The 6.4 Hemi pulled it effortlessly, 4% grades or less it did not miss a beat, 6% plus grades it slowed to maybe 60mph, if I pushed a little it would of stayed at 70mph.
    My around town mpg hangs at 17-18 mpg, on the trip we used the back country roads, and the Mpg's dropped to 8-10 mpg.
    My question for today is, how many of you use a air deflector when towing? If so which model and how well is the performance mileage affect? I would like to get one to reduce the drag.

    Thanks for your insight in advance. Greg




    Now I will have all those ?'s fifth wheel vs gooseneck vs bumper pull. It is set for all three.
    It is a Ram 3500 so it should do way more than I will ever need.
    Last edited by FourxDad; 09-03-2016 at 09:27 AM.
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    Re: My new Pickup for towing!

    Nice truck! Don't take offense, but you will be wanting to trade it in for a Cummins when you start pulling heavy

    I had a '13 2500 5.7 Hemi with 4.56's. My 20' Searay was a "drag".
    My name is Daniel. I pretty much STILL do what I want.

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    Re: My new Pickup for towing!

    Cummins 6.7 is the way to go

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    Re: My new Pickup for towing!

    I will most likely never use this to its capacity , it was cheaper than the 1/2 & 3/4 ton options we looked at. It is new and the others were used. And the wife would not even think of a oil burner, she is the one that forced the buy on this! Lol! She has beating me for about eight years to get something.
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    Re: My new Pickup for towing!

    Screw them!
    That 3500 will yank anything!
    Great find in a dodge!
    Im back to the drawing board
    STAY TUNED!

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    Re: My new Pickup for towing!

    Nice..I'll be looking for something like this in a year or so.

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    Check back and I will let you know how the gasser does, and what weight I pull with it. I really do not expect to have any regrets. Daniel aka Zjrockrig, thank you for your insight. I will let you know as well, it was a concern as well. We should only be doing light towing, and this was more affordable than the others. The maintenance on a oil burner seemed to be a aa big factor as well as the wife's comfort.
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    Don't get me wrong that is a great truck! but for heavy towing oil burner is the way to go.

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    Re: My new Pickup for towing!

    Don't listen to them. They will do great pulling. Nice truck!

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    Cool, It will definetly pull. And for sure 15k cheaper. Only way to know is use it and see. Let your boss know the new diesels are very clean, quiet and comfy. . Maint is not as bad as the older diesels, especially with the extended warranties you can buy now. Drivetrain currently has 100k standard.

    I have had a few Cummins and this new 6.7 (2015 3500 4x4 mega auto) is the best I have owned.

    Just wanted to throw out there real world experience. My son does have a 1500 Hemi and it pulls his ZJ on a trailer fine. Not one ton truck fine, but intermittently wheeling trip fine.
    My name is Daniel. I pretty much STILL do what I want.

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    And please don't take this as slamming your choice. It's a great truck and had all the goodies as far as HD suspension, drivetrain, & brakes ext. Just an honest experience only because the mention of goose necks and 5'ers
    My name is Daniel. I pretty much STILL do what I want.

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    Did not take it wrong Daniel, I just mentioned the different tow hook ups because there some nice lighter weight trailers that use them instead of being a bumper pull. We won't be getting any big toy haulers.
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    Re: My new Pickup for towing!

    Update on original post.
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