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makosenna

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Looking to order 3500 Ram drw. I have a half ton daily driver so
this will be for towing only. 35 ft fifth wheel, 40 ft gn race car
trailer, 30 ft cc boat.

Long time f350 drw owner may give Ram a try.

Looking at 4x4 Tradesman or Big Horn cc with tow package 50 gal. fuel
tank with 4.10 rear.

Should one go with ho motor and trans? Also thinking about the air bags.
Is there any other must for tow rig?

Thanks

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Yes on HO/Aisin and rear air suspension.


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Me Again wrote:

Yes on HO/Aisin and rear air suspension.


Ford guy here, but what ^^^^^^^^^^^ he said in RAM's offerings


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On my 3rd 3500 dually, started with an 07 Mega, 11 Mega now an 19 CC. The two Mega had the regular 6.7 with the 68RFE. No problems pulling big fifth wheel campers. Now have a 2019 loaded with air bags 6.7 with aisin, horse of a different color.


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makosenna wrote:

Looking to order 3500 Ram drw. I have a half ton daily driver so
this will be for towing only. 35 ft fifth wheel, 40 ft gn race car
trailer, 30 ft cc boat.

Long time f350 drw owner may give Ram a try.

Looking at 4x4 Tradesman or Big Horn cc with tow package 50 gal. fuel
tank with 4.10 rear.

Should one go with ho motor and trans? Also thinking about the air bags.
Is there any other must for tow rig?

Thanks


Nice toys, what are their weights, while it sounds like a dedicated TV, why the 4,10's?

My 2016 Ram HO, Asisn has 3.73's and is rated to pull 25,000#, does great pulling our 13,000#+ 5er out west.


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Boat 10k trailers around 16k. Most Rams I see on the lots set up for towing have
4.10s. You think 3.73s would be better?

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4.10 has always been a highly regarded towing ratio, higher ratings, optimal RPMS.

3.73 is a nice balance and virtually goes unnoticed with today's 8-10 spd autos.

For a daily driver you'll likely see less fuel economy with 4.10.

Heck, I'm seeing newer trucks with bigger wheels and tires coming stock with 4.30 gears.

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kellem wrote:

4.10 has always been a highly regarded towing ratio, higher ratings, optimal RPMS.

3.73 is a nice balance and virtually goes unnoticed with today's 8-10 spd autos.

For a daily driver you'll likely see less fuel economy with 4.10.

Heck, I'm seeing newer trucks with bigger wheels and tires coming stock with 4.30 gears.


While the 4.10 will be better off the line, not really needed with the newer diesels. Our old 2001 Ram CTD with 5 speed manual and 3.55’s took a bit to get our near 13,000# 5er moving off the line but was fine once moving. The new 2016 Ram 3500 DRW , HO, Aisin, and 3.73’s hardly notice the 5er when taking off.
Would be nice to have The Air Bags, but we bought used and this one had most everything we were looking for and a little more in some sense.

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I would say 3.42's but they are not available. I have owned them and now 4.10's. Both are AWESOME with the AISIN. Get the Factory Rear Air Option!!!!!!!

6k pin in pic. I tow a combined 34-36k West Coast no issues at 75k now.

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^Wow, nice truck! Never seen that pic before....


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