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Did Ram underrate this ecodiesel or can I tow a 10k boat rig with a quad cab 4x4 and 3.92 axle?

Currently we use my buddy's Tundra and it pulls it fine but around 7mpg.
 

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You can probably pull it with no problem, provided your not living in the mountains and you're not pulling it for 2000 miles. I would have no problem with the engine or truck, but I would be concerned about a light duty transmission pulling this kind of load on a long haul.
Make sure you have a trailer tow package with a tranny cooler and keep an eye on the transmission temperature.
 

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Transmission cooler is important, like mentioned above it is a light duty transmission that may not react well to that kind of load.
 

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My boat and trailer are approx.7500 -7900 and I'm deciding if the diesel will handle it , otherwise I like the eco diesel a lot
 

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I think you will be fine. Like the other post said, not up mountains and not for 2000 miles. but going to the lake or boat ramp 20 min away should be fine
 

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Overall from what I have seen that others have posted here and elsewhere, it seems like you should indeed be fine
 

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Just outta curiosity, isn't the same 8 speed Tranny sitting behind the hemi that is good for up to 10500 ish properly equipped? If so why the gap?
 

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From what I was told it goes by the weight of the truck and the diesel is lighter than the Hemi
even though the diesel has a little more torque
 

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I guess what I'm getting at is it seems as if many refer to the "light duty transmission" in the eco as the concern with towing over what's recommended by the factory. It just seems odd if the tranny behind the hemi and eco is the same and the hemi properly equipped can go into the mid 10k range why it would be a problem with the eco. Don't get me wrong, if I had something that heavy and was towing frequently then in my opinion there would be nothing less that a 3/4 ton in my shop.
 

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Truck has enough torque and won't be shifting very often on tow mode.You can rev a Deizel and it just loves it. Unlike the gasoline engines. The tranny will stay cool. Also just revving a 6 cylinder and the boost adjust itself to the amount of fuel given. Nice now just make with a manual tranny. :(
 

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Hello , question for towing guys , what are gauges reading on while tow mode of trailer , water ,tranny temp , oil temps etc and what gear in tow mode switch on ? Thanks I try the other day on a cool day for first time to tow my 26 enclosed car hauler with out car , rad 205 F tranny 175 F oil temp 168F 6-7 gear at 65mph . I have install air lift bags set at 35lbs no issue there will see with car but i do have level bars should be good . Looking to see how some guys towing to max how temp read and what gear tranny is in ? Thx
 

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I guess what I'm getting at is it seems as if many refer to the "light duty transmission" in the eco as the concern with towing over what's recommended by the factory. It just seems odd if the tranny behind the hemi and eco is the same and the hemi properly equipped can go into the mid 10k range why it would be a problem with the eco. Don't get me wrong, if I had something that heavy and was towing frequently then in my opinion there would be nothing less that a 3/4 ton in my shop.
The difference is the intercooler used. Even if we use the same we are burning hotter than the gasers mostly due to the turbo, maybe it is why we got a single stage turbo instead of the two stage in the titan.
 

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Better get your manual out and see what the proper operating range is for your truck. That's the safes bet. I'll be towing my 3500 lb boat in a couple of months then I can reply on what my gauges are reading.
 

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Towing Temp's

We took a two day camping trip this past weekend to check out the new to us/used 34 foot Rockwood TT. Never checked it at a scale but it was about 7500 lbs. One small mountain pass but it was a long slopping grade to 3900 feet. In tow haul it was in 2 or 3rd no cruse. Temps were normal but the transmission was just at 199 then dropped right back to 179 once we hit the summit. It is a very narrow curvy road so have to drive slow even when not towing. I felt the truck handled it very well. :)http://www.dieselramforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=521&stc=1&d=1427828112
 

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Great pic, thanks for this. Do you have a load levelling hitch or just rely on the air suspension?
 

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Yes,, I have a WD hitch with stabilizer bars and Timbrins on the truck. No air.just coils. :cool:
Perfect, me too. Good to know I can tow a 34" trailer with the right hitch.
 

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Perfect, me too. Good to know I can tow a 34" trailer with the right hitch.
zoomie, do not plan to win any races though. I set the trannie to 7th gear and do not want it to even worry about 8th. It spends most of its time in 6 and 7. It was very responsive to the throttle when needed.:)
 

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zoomie, do not plan to win any races though. I set the trannie to 7th gear and do not want it to even worry about 8th. It spends most of its time in 6 and 7. It was very responsive to the throttle when needed.:)
That's what I would expect with that load. Thanks again.
 

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I've towed 15,000# on 21 ft trailer I've got 355's never had problem I think that's just a suggestion kind like 55 mph speed limit Lol
 
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