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Old 10-24-2014, 08:11 PM   #1
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I have the oven in my new 21' Escape, with solar and everything being 12v except for the a/c, I can cook wherever I like. I also have a 2014 Ram 1500, but decided against the diesel and went with the 5.7 Hemi. I have been driving a 2009 Hemi for past 5 years and it is a very capable tow vehicle. That said I did not feel the 3.0 L diesel will hold up as well as the almost twice as big 5.7 Hemi. Mine also came with the 8 speed transmission and 3:21 rear end and I'm getting 15 mpg towing, a 25% increase over my 2009 Hemi which averaged 12 mpg towing. I believe the diesel is getting around 19-20 mpg towing. But again there are up charges for both the fuel and the engine. Either way it is a capable tow vehicle with a built in brake controller.
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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Wow. Wonderful thread. Great timing. I just bought a RAM 1500 diesel a few days ago and haven't even had a chance to tow my 19 with it yet. It'll be at the Lake Casita gathering next week. I've been looking for a while for one, and I found mine at Clovis Dodge here locally. Only has 100 miles on it so far and the main reason I got it is towing fuel mileage. I plan to go many places, as long as my health holds up.

I'll start a new thread about the RAM diesel and hopefully keep a running tab on her. Black, crew cab short bed, with 20" black RAM wheels. Any ideas for names for her? Her primary purpose in life will be to pull my 19.

As for an oven in my camper, my 30' 2003 Keystone Everest 5th had the little oven in it and I remember my Ex only used it a few times for Cornish Game Hens, muffins and ai think she managed to cook a small turkey one year. The usable space to bake is the main restriction.
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:02 PM   #4
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Black, crew cab short bed, with 20" black RAM wheels. Any ideas for names for her? Her primary purpose in life will be to pull my 19.
Devil is in the Details! Or DD for short. I would have purchased a Ram 1500 diesel when I was looking to buy... in April, but there wasn't a WHITE one available in the entire U.S. Trust me, the CSR at the dealership and I looked! Still lovin' my Ford F-150 w/ ecoboost.

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Since it's a black Ram, how about Bram Stroker, even though it's probably not stroked.
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I'm not sure yet. Even considered a Darth Vader influenced name. Love the input and thanks to all.
She does have a sinister look to her. Maybe Vaderette. lol
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Since it's a black Ram, how about Bram Stroker, even though it's probably not stroked.
Bram Stroker THAT's IT
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Bram Stroker THAT's IT
But I didn't get the fang option. Wonder if I can get aftermarket fangs.
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Looks like they fit on a diesel.
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