Originally Posted by Harvester of Sorrow
You driving one of those now huh? Looking at all of the half ton's out there...I don't think I can really go wrong anyway. My burb only had 290hp new but 410ft/lbs of torque. All of these new motors seem to be at 383hp or more and 400ft/lbs.
Same if not more wheelbase and more gears in the tranny means it should be a smoother pull as well.
Lastly...with the 454 I get 7.5mpg towing and 9mpg around town...
My wife has a 15 ram 5,7, speed, 3.21's . The max tow rating is 7k with 3.21's, 10k with 3.73's. My wife's truck gets good mpg (16/21), but not sure I would want to tow 7k with it. It rides great and is pretty quick. I had a 3500 with 5.7 and 4.10's, with 9k-10k toy hauler it was a 6mpg dog. 7k on flat's it would have been ok but not in the rockies. If you get he 1500 ram, I would get the 3.73's and plan on sway bars for a 7k trailer. The hemi likes to pull hills at 4k-5k rpm, takes a bit to get used to.
I just picked up a 18 ram 2500 diesel, winter driving with studs and in 4x4 50% I'm getting 14-15. Hoping for 12mpg with the trailer when the snow melts. But I'm mostly towing around NW MT.