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bill dean

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Anyone Tow a T Trailer with the Dodge Eco-diesel
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:44:19 PM »
Been looking at 1/2 ton trucks. They seem to have near the payload of my Dodge 2500 at 1880 lbs. The eco-diesel sure gets a lot better mileage and rides like a dream compared to my 2500. I drove one today and was somewhat impressed. Its at least 10 more miles to the gallon. Does any one tow a 25 foot T trailer with one? Seem as its doable but I know everyone will let me know the truth about its towing capability. It certainly is not a Cummins but its half the size.
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Anyone Tow a T Trailer with the Dodge Eco-diesel
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 08:02:26 AM »
You need to run the numbers for the truck payload and tow rating vs the trailer tongue weight and GVWR.  Don't expect that great mpg when towing, though.
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keymastr

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Re: Anyone Tow a T Trailer with the Dodge Eco-diesel
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 07:24:59 PM »
I believe the Eco diesel has the lowest payload of all half ton trucks.

donn

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Re: Anyone Tow a T Trailer with the Dodge Eco-diesel
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 08:29:03 PM »
Seen a couple in the last two years.  Mostly pulling 20 foot and under trailers?

bill dean

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Re: Anyone Tow a T Trailer with the Dodge Eco-diesel
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 08:55:37 PM »
I believe the Eco diesel has the lowest payload of all half ton trucks.

I believe your right. The best I have seen is 1100 lbs. One was 910 lbs. I have also understood they quit making them because of emission problems. Looking else where now.

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Re: Anyone Tow a T Trailer with the Dodge Eco-diesel
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 09:07:34 AM »
I have the Ram 1500 with the Pentastar V-6 which we use to tow our TT. Payload cap is 1482lbs
as equipped from factory. My tonque weight runs between 600 - 700 lbs. With jut the wife, myself
and 2 cats we are never over our capacity. The Eco Diesels list the factory propaganda of 1500lbs
payload cap. Not sure what the equipped #'s look like but it seems like you are checking the door
pillar's labels so you will have a better idea. .
Butch & Joanna
Ram 2015 Reg Cab 1500
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