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Old 01-08-2015, 03:58 PM   #81
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:45 PM   #82
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Where do you find the ratio, I've looked on my sticker and did not find it?
You can also crawl under and visually inspect the differential, the ratio is stamped and/or tagged on it.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:11 AM   #83
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The ratio should be reflected on the window sticker. Using your VIN number you can look up the original sticker at the location below:

Use your VIN number to get Dodge Window Sticker
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:57 AM   #84
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I'm researching a tow vehicle for my on order 5.0 TA. Looks like some EcoDiesel owners are towing 5.0 TA's. How are they doing with the relatively light standard payload capacity of ~1,200 lbs?

Dry TA hitch weight is 600 lbs., which when loaded doesn't leave much room for truck occupants and additional stuff (in the truck).
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:08 AM   #85
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Bob Covell in Florida has that set up and the trailer is for sale. I spoke with him at the Ist Annual Eastern Escape Rally and he was getting close to 19 towing and in the twenties unhitched with he ecodiesel. He had no issue with the payload.
His diesel may also be for sale, not sure.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:56 AM   #86
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I just drove from Clovis, CA to Quartzsite, AZ and was getting from 18.5 towing/city, to 25.5 towing on a flat part of I10. Last tank is showing 19.9, all towing.

With the 8 speed trans, you have a huge range of gears and with 420 foot lbs of torque at 2000 RPM, she pulls like a train. Pulling a 5.0 TA would be a dream.

I'm very happy with my 2014 Ram Ecodiesel 4X4.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:01 PM   #87
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Wow, that's great towing mileage!
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:37 PM   #88
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I'd have to agree with Mark...I've only towed the 5.0TA about 2500 miles with my 2014 1500 Ecodiesel... The worst mileage I've experienced was 15.7mpg driving down the coast of Oregon in stormy weather with a strong headwind...average for me has been 19-21mpg mixed hills and level roads and freeway at 55mph was 23.4mpg... These figures are figured with the Gas Cubby app. I drove I-5 from southern CAL area to my home in Port Townsend WA not towing and averaged 26mpg with the last tank 28.1mpg.

I'm very happy with the truck and pulling the trailer is a great experience! Very pleased with the $2.38/gal fuel cost too!
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:41 PM   #89
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That's get mileage from a full size truck, especially while towing. Might consider that for my next Ram!
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I'm researching a tow vehicle for my on order 5.0 TA. Looks like some EcoDiesel owners are towing 5.0 TA's. How are they doing with the relatively light standard payload capacity of ~1,200 lbs?

Dry TA hitch weight is 600 lbs., which when loaded doesn't leave much room for truck occupants and additional stuff (in the truck).
Also you will have 150 Lbs of hitch bolted in your truck bed . The loaded trailer and hitch alone could easily eat up 800 to 900 lbs of your payload capacity ,leaving as little as 300 Lbs for passengers and gear . Not much of a margin for error . Too Close for my comfort !!
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