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Trying to decide about buying an ED. Love the truck and the thought of mpg's but the problems are scaring me away. The truck is rather new and not sure but I haven't seen any high mileage reports. Like how's it going to be in 5 years(ie mileage problems) wondering if I should wait another year. I can't drop 50k and spend time in the shop. All opinions welcome.
 

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Sometimes you just have to jump in feet first. I have stopped reading any reports that are about problems. I think if you take all the ones that have problems and compare to the total sold it would be a small percentage. I feel for those that have had problems, as that is usually me. I have had mine for almost 4 months and have had no problems. this is a first for me to have gone this long without being back to the deal out of 8 new vehicles. Yes, I have concerns, but the only thing really new is the diesel in this truck and Europe has been using diesel for a lot of years.
 

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Yes , Ecodiesel has been around for some time with Fiat and GM , and also has been in jeeps for a year now. Does any body how a 1500 would handle a 5th wheel camper with the factory air system and load of around 4,000 lbs
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Thanks for the replies. Personal I'm not new to diesels. I was a diesel mechanic for an OTR company for years with Cummings and Detroit. Now I do maintenence for auto manufacturer in Alabama. I have a work car for gas mileage and a 11 f150 with 14k for pleasure but the thought of 23-29 mpg would make me get rid of both. Like most people I don't have money to keep one in shop. I realize that 90% of the forum are people trying to work out problems and find a common solution. I'm sure there are 5x as many doing nothing but enjoying their great truck. Thanks again, keep em coming would like to get a wide range of experiences and what to possibly expect
 

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5000 kms, and not troubles at all. Love the truck. I just did an 800km round trip to Detroit yesterday. It sure is nice to do that on one tank. Nobody likes stopping for fuel in Detroit.
 

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Thanks zoomie for the news. Going tomorrow to look/test drive. I found a 15 model about an hours drive from the house. I'll probably do the deed if they'll treat me right on my trade vehicle.
 

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Thanks zoomie for the news. Going tomorrow to look/test drive. I found a 15 model about an hours drive from the house. I'll probably do the deed if they'll treat me right on my trade vehicle.
Keep us posted and pictures are always appreciated.
 

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Thanks zoomie for the news. Going tomorrow to look/test drive. I found a 15 model about an hours drive from the house. I'll probably do the deed if they'll treat me right on my trade vehicle.
nows the time too, excellent incentives on the hood right now
 

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Does any body how a 1500 eco diesel ( 2015 ) Larmie would handle a 5th wheel camper 27 ' ( 6800 lbs) with the factory air system and load of 1400lbs on bed ? Also with the fifth wheel they dont make brakets to fit around new factory air supension , so may have to go with air lift bags to hold trailer level also . Thanks for any info , hand weight incorrect on upper post
 

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There are 2 members that have posted some encouraging reports with fivers at ram1500diesel.com. One has air suspension & one doesn't. Probably more lurkers that could be flushed out as well. There are some hitches available for air equipped trucks. I think think the guy w/o air actually modified some rails to fit his. Browse that site & you'll find some additional info.
 

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Does any body how a 1500 eco diesel ( 2015 ) Larmie would handle a 5th wheel camper 27 ' ( 6800 lbs) with the factory air system and load of 1400lbs on bed ? Also with the fifth wheel they dont make brakets to fit around new factory air supension , so may have to go with air lift bags to hold trailer level also . Thanks for any info , hand weight incorrect on upper post
What are you using to tow that camper now? Just my .02.....this truck should not be purchased to do the work of a 3/4 or 1 ton. If you are dragging a 27' 5th wheel around with a 1/2 ton now, then you would probably be ok for occasional towing. If you plan to tour the u.s., I think that's too much to ask out of the ecodiesel ( or any part of the driveline). Guys that legitimately need a 3/4 or 1 ton do so because of the heavy duty suspension and heavy duty trannys, not to mention engines that produce massive amounts of torque. I would be afraid that the 3/4 ton of weight you would be putting in the bed of your truck will wear alot of stuff out.....fast!

I've said it before in an earlier post, my dealer flat out asked what I wanted out of a truck. One of the next questions was what do I plan to tow. Sales guy specifically told me if all I need is a half ton, this truck is great, but if I plan on pulling hopper wagons and big campers, get a 3/4 or 1 ton.
 

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How does new ecodiesel haul trailers

Did have a 3/4 dodge with cummis for camper and ford f350 diesel for haulmark car hauler , just doing short trips on level ground and to drag strip about three hour drive also the rest of driving is only to work no trailers 90% of time so need for big heavy trucks I was hoping looking to detune and save fuel and get better ride ? Chrysler claims are will haul up to including 9,000lbs ? Does any body how a 1500 eco diesel ( 2015 ) Larmie would handle a 5th wheel camper 27 ' ( 6800 lbs) with the factory air system and load of 1400lbs on bed ? Also with the fifth wheel they dont make brakets to fit around new factory air supension , so may have to go with air lift bags to hold trailer level also . Thanks for any info , Also going to haul with hitch haulmark car haul 5 ton axles apx 4,000lbs ) with a 3200 lb car with also same truck with 3.55 gears . will also have air lift air bags with about 30 lbs psi . Any info will help just waiting on truck. Thanks:)
 

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Thanks for any feed back , don"t want to burn out truck as well with overload . Can only go by what Chysler statements are , on weight and haul guidelines . Thx
 

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I think you may be alright given your towing frequency and the terrain. I too have the air lift bags for the rear....great addition for less than $ 90.00.
Do know that the max tow weights of 9200 ish lbs is for a standard cab stripped down. An ecodiesel crew laramie 6'4 " 4x4 with 3.55s is more in the lower 7000 lb range.
I still am puzzled as to why some claim the 8 speed tranny is why the towing is lower on the ecodiesel because I think it's the same as the hemi that has a 10400 ish lb tow capacity " properly equipped".
 
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