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Old 08-02-2013, 05:06 PM
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I have a 2011 SLT hemi Ram with the 392 rear end. I was thinking about the new 1500 diesel but have since changed my mind. I am thinking about buying a Hemi 2500. We pull alot to the mountains. The truck does okay but it needs a little more. My wife is already talking about bringing some of my daughters friends along on a trip. My payload is only 1300 pounds. With my camper weighing in at 6000 pounds I am going to be close on payload. I am wanting the 2500 for three reasons. The first reason being payload. The second reason being six speed, And the third reason being I love the look of a 2500 better. Am I thinking right Or do I not need the 2500?
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I currently have a 392 rear end in my 1500. The 2500 I am looking at has a 3.73. Am I going to notice a huge Difference in performance. I am worried I am taking a step back.
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are you looking at getting the 5.7 or 6.4 in the 2500?

either way i think you would be better off in a 2500. if you were thinking ecodiesel, why not a cummins?
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are you looking at getting the 5.7 or 6.4 in the 2500?

either way i think you would be better off in a 2500. if you were thinking ecodiesel, why not a cummins?
They are a little bit out of my price range.
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I think the 2500 would fit your needs better. The tt will probably have a tw near 800lbs of which 80% is acutally your payload so about 640lbs on your truck so your left without about 650lbs left of payload. With kids and to be under gvwr you'll probably need to step up to the 2500.

If you have the 20" rims and the 3.92 is like having a 3.73 and the 17" rims due to the tire height differences, this is why I will not run bigger tires as I have the 17" rims and want all the extra torque going to the ground. But you'll also be moving a truck that weighs about 1000lbs heavier with the same engine.

Remember the rv rule of thumb buy your truck for the next camper your buying...If you buy the 2500 you'll have a better chance of finding a 5th wheel if your thinking of upgrading anytime soon.
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parker, thought i read the hmi was going into the 3500 also. if this is correct, i can't see a reason to just step up to the 3500 for the very few dollars extra it will cost you.
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I'm thinking about keeping my truck and adding features I want as well.
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parker, if your current truck will tow what you need safely, i would keep your current truck.
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parker, if your current truck will tow what you need safely, i would keep your current truck.
It has almost 37,000 miles and I have yet to have a problem. I am scared if I get a new one I will get trouble.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:22 PM
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parker, there is nothing to say your current truck won't burn to the ground tonite. imo, your first priority is making sure your current truck tows your load safely and legally. if it van do this enjoy your trouble free ram. if there is even a question about this, you either have to step up to an HD or bet a smaller camper to tow.
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