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RoyJ

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Good point, I wish people considered engine power when recommending gear ratios. 20 years ago, if you tow you got a 4.10. But 20 yrs ago diesels were barely breaking 500 lb-ft, AND, the transmissions had much crappier ratios.

With 1000+ lb-ft engines, your rear axle torque is doubled compared to a 2001 Cummins / 7.3 PSD. Would anyone have recommended a 7.46 rear end (3.73 x 2) back in 2001 for towing an 16k 5th wheel?

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FishOnOne wrote:

bc-00044 wrote:

Upgrading from a 27'TT to a 41' 5er. Obviously now also need to trade in my TV for something more capable.
Relying on the collective wisdom of this group for guidance. I do not have any strong brand loyalty beyond american made -- concerned about driving experience, ride comfort, towing capacity for the quoted trailer, and reliability. Make your proposals.
Pretty well set on a diesel, but convince me if I am wrong.
Trailer is 40' UVW 14344 lbs


I agree with going with a diesel and if "American Made" is your requirement (It's my requirement as well) then GM and Ford is your excellent choices.


Well FISH what about the life of the truck the 6.7 PS that's Made in Mexico???????


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"Heck, I actually looked for a Ram with a Japanese Transmission (Aisin)."

The AISIN is Made in USA.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"Heck, I actually looked for a Ram with a Japanese Transmission (Aisin)."

The AISIN is Made in USA.


The MOPAR filter I just got from Geno’s says made in Japan.. It is a
great transmission so what does it matter.


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rhagfo wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"Heck, I actually looked for a Ram with a Japanese Transmission (Aisin)."

The AISIN is Made in USA.


The MOPAR filter I just got from Geno’s says made in Japan.. It is a
great transmission so what does it matter.


Just stating where it's made. The transmission says Manufactured In USA right on it. Same with the Borg Warner transfer case.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

bc-00044 wrote:

Upgrading from a 27'TT to a 41' 5er. Obviously now also need to trade in my TV for something more capable.
Relying on the collective wisdom of this group for guidance. I do not have any strong brand loyalty beyond american made -- concerned about driving experience, ride comfort, towing capacity for the quoted trailer, and reliability. Make your proposals.
Pretty well set on a diesel, but convince me if I am wrong.
Trailer is 40' UVW 14344 lbs


I agree with going with a diesel and if "American Made" is your requirement (It's my requirement as well) then GM and Ford is your excellent choices.


Well FISH what about the life of the truck the 6.7 PS that's Made in Mexico???????


The OP wants an American made truck that means only Ford and GM fit's the bill and that's how I roll as well. Perhaps you can sing to the choir who will purchase a foreign built truck from a foreign company that's controlled in Europe that don't reflect our values like your Ram product.

Built for America

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* This post was edited 01/22/21 06:43pm by FishOnOne *


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FishOnOne wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

bc-00044 wrote:

Upgrading from a 27'TT to a 41' 5er. Obviously now also need to trade in my TV for something more capable.
Relying on the collective wisdom of this group for guidance. I do not have any strong brand loyalty beyond american made -- concerned about driving experience, ride comfort, towing capacity for the quoted trailer, and reliability. Make your proposals.
Pretty well set on a diesel, but convince me if I am wrong.
Trailer is 40' UVW 14344 lbs


I agree with going with a diesel and if "American Made" is your requirement (It's my requirement as well) then GM and Ford is your excellent choices.


Well FISH what about the life of the truck the 6.7 PS that's Made in Mexico???????


The OP wants an American made truck that means only Ford and GM fit's the bill and that's how I roll as well. Perhaps you can sing to the choir who will purchase a foreign built truck from a foreign company that's controlled in Europe that don't reflect our values like your Ram product.

Built for America

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Interesting Ford has a HD truck assembled in the USA with an engine built in Mexico.
Ram has a HD truck assembled in Mexico with an engine built in the USA

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rhagfo wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

bc-00044 wrote:

Upgrading from a 27'TT to a 41' 5er. Obviously now also need to trade in my TV for something more capable.
Relying on the collective wisdom of this group for guidance. I do not have any strong brand loyalty beyond american made -- concerned about driving experience, ride comfort, towing capacity for the quoted trailer, and reliability. Make your proposals.
Pretty well set on a diesel, but convince me if I am wrong.
Trailer is 40' UVW 14344 lbs


I agree with going with a diesel and if "American Made" is your requirement (It's my requirement as well) then GM and Ford is your excellent choices.


Well FISH what about the life of the truck the 6.7 PS that's Made in Mexico???????


The OP wants an American made truck that means only Ford and GM fit's the bill and that's how I roll as well. Perhaps you can sing to the choir who will purchase a foreign built truck from a foreign company that's controlled in Europe that don't reflect our values like your Ram product.

Built for America

[image]


Interesting Ford has a HD truck assembled in the USA with an engine built in Mexico.
Ram has a HD truck assembled in Mexico with an engine built in the USA



...And who owns Volvo Trucks?

LanceRKeys

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Park the big three dually one tons next to each other, have someone blindfold you and sit in each truck. Whichever seat fits you the best, buy that one.

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FishOnOne wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

bc-00044 wrote:

Upgrading from a 27'TT to a 41' 5er. Obviously now also need to trade in my TV for something more capable.
Relying on the collective wisdom of this group for guidance. I do not have any strong brand loyalty beyond american made -- concerned about driving experience, ride comfort, towing capacity for the quoted trailer, and reliability. Make your proposals.
Pretty well set on a diesel, but convince me if I am wrong.
Trailer is 40' UVW 14344 lbs


I agree with going with a diesel and if "American Made" is your requirement (It's my requirement as well) then GM and Ford is your excellent choices.


Well FISH what about the life of the truck the 6.7 PS that's Made in Mexico???????


The OP wants an American made truck that means only Ford and GM fit's the bill and that's how I roll as well. Perhaps you can sing to the choir who will purchase a foreign built truck from a foreign company that's controlled in Europe that don't reflect our values like your Ram product.

Built for America

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I think the GM only fits his bill. Still evading the BIG part of the truck.

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