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Old 10-01-2018, 12:36 PM
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I had a '15 Ram 1500 Eco-diesel. It was a nice truck, but I would suggest a used Ram 2500/3500 Diesel for about the same money as a new Eco-Diesel. The 6 cylinder diesel is pretty low on torque for a tow vehicle in my opinion. I towed my X2 many times with it and it got OK mileage ~14 mpg towing. Power was pretty lacking while towing though. I sold it after about a year an a half and replaced it with a Chevy 3500 Diesel. I'm way happier with the 3500.

On the freeway not towing at about 70mph, I never got above 24 mpg and usually closer to 22. The 30 mpg highway estimate on the window sticker is complete BS. Well, maybe if you drove a flat highway at 50 mph you could get closer to 30 mpg.

So, 1500 EcoDiesel positives:
Nice interior, quiet, good electronics

Negatives:
Power, bed capacity, depreciation
Good info , thanks Doug
-The reviews on Power while towing seem to be on Par with yours. So thats OK with me
-Bed Capaicty is well within my Needs after the RamBox, So I check that Box too.
-MPG at Real Driving is good info. , I too was thinking 22-24 for my mixed use.
- Im looking for a 2015-2017 used .. so I am kinda hoping for the Depreciation my way.

2500-3500 would be nice... but Im already bumping from a Tacoma and just want a little more room and a Clean Truck bed from front to rear 4' wide
-Better than 17.5 MPG is a double bonus as Im still driving quite a Bit each year @ 28-32k avg
-Fuel in Cali is on the rise again $3:50 gal for Cheap $4.00 gal for Premium and Diesel.

Good to know the truck was quiet and reliable.

thanks
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:22 PM
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What about a system similar to THIS (click here) which would open up your options for different brands?
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:24 PM
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Good info , thanks Doug
-Bed Capacity is well within my Needs after the RamBox, So I check that Box too.
I was thinking about the WEIGHT capacity of the bed rather than the volume taken up by the side boxes. The 1500 has coil spring rear suspension which makes the ride nicer, but reduces the weight capacity. The 1500 will have about 1200 - 1400 weight capacity where the 3500 will have about 3x that.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:40 PM
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What about a system similar to THIS (click here) which would open up your options for different brands?
that's what i was thinking....then you could potentially get a canyon/colorado with the 4cyl duramax which gets 30mpg but is still rated to tow 7000-ish lbs
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:28 PM
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I have a 2014 1500 ED like tr6cougs old one. He's why I bought one. Buddy has the RAM Box and loves it. I love my truck and have never really lacked torque, but its a bit low on HP. I towed my X2 with it once and it did OK, better than my 06 F150 did, but not a speed demon.

Here are the ED specs.
Ram 1500 EoDiesel pumps out 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque compared to the Hemi's 395 hp and 410 lb-ft.

tr6cougs 3500 does have a lot of oomph....
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:26 AM
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I had a 2014 1500 with the ram boxes and traded for a 2500. On thing I miss the most is the ram boxes, hands down. The auto lock feature with the key fob was great.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:56 AM
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I just got a 2016 Eco, and so far I love it. Drove it from Iowa back to Virginia and averaged 26ish MPGs going 70-75 mph. Have made a few 300 mile trips between VA and PA with the same results. Cant speak to the rambox since it does not have that and I have yet to tow my boat. Coming from a 2004 F250 and I love the Eco.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:48 PM
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Not quite the same, but I owned 2 different Chevy Avalanches. The biggest thing I miss about those trucks is the side bed storage boxes. They held all of my straps, jack, gloves, 4 way, and road side stuff that I always carry. Only Ram offer that amount of space. I can understand your desire for that storage.

I'm not trying to bash the Taco, but for the price, the HP/TQ, towing, and gas mileage, I could never buy one over a 1/2 ton truck. I could only see it if you need the smaller size for parking issues in a city or something.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:12 PM
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Drove a King Ranch F-150 Diesel today. ... fell in-like with it!

enough power for driving around Smashville, enough style for a night out, and smooth enough for a long road trip.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:37 PM
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I picked up an 18 titan xd with a cummins and the titan boxes. brought it in 10k less than a 2500 ram slt. I still got the heated seats, projector headlights and diesel torque, but WAY better ride, uses 25% less fuel and pulls 10k like a champ. I only have 8000 miles on it, but I'm impressed with it. It's worth a look.

I didn't like the ram boxes because everything I drag out of the toolbox runs along the painted fender the way they open. On the titan, my stuff is still locked up and accessible from outside the bed, but the long heavy and sharp stuff gets dragged in to the bed. I put a trifold toneau over the top and have a ton of lockable storage for the fuel and wet stuff that ends up back there from time to time.
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