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  1. Thanks Garry and Kristi. The RAM with Eco Diesel may be the best choice. However, after measuring the height of my garage door I found the truck may not clear the door...at minimum I will have to try to make some kind of adjustment to get the needed clearance. That got me wondering if I might be better off with an SUV. I am not concerned about DEF....I currently have a 34 foot diesel pusher (we are looking to downsize) that requires DEF....you can get it at the pump in many locations and even in the 2 1/2 gallon jugs it is not a big expense Thanks for your reply, Jim
  2. To STLIPA Thanks. The Jeep with the small diesel would be our first choice but as I said in my post above when you look at the specs for the 2018 or 2019 Jeeps with the V6 Eco Diesel they only rate it at 6200 pounds maximum. I don't understand why or what is going on but that seems to be the story. I see yours is a 2015 model year. They must have reduced the tow ratings sometime between then and the current models. The Trailer Life Towing Guide rates both the 2017 and 2018 models at either 7200 or 7400 so I don't know what is going on....I really like this choice but if they a
  3. I would like to get an update on an old thread.........SUV's pulling Elite II's? I don't think anyone is looking at it now but after reading through it I got interested in looking at SUV's. One reason is the height of my garage door when open is right on the line....these trucks are high! There were four SUV's that got my attention in the old thread 1) the VW Touareg TDI......sounded like a great tow vehicle but unfortunately for us in the USA the wonderful little turbo diesel is no longer available from VW 2) the Audi Q7........rated up to 7700 pounds towing capacity. Th
  4. I know you posted this a long time ago but we are in the same boat...garage too small etc and love idea the luxury of the Audi. if you get this post could you give us an update on towing mileage and your later expdriences with the Audi Q7.... My big concern with anything but the small diesel is the range for a tank of fuel......can you enlighten us thanks, Jim
  5. Miles per gallon is leading me toward the small diesel engine but all the safety factors will be factored in. I will be sure I have enough capacity and electric brakes etc... I have all the figures for the Dodge Laramie 4X4 and that truck with the 3.0 Eco Diesel exceeds requirements although it is certainly not overkill. However, I can't see the need to go to the 3/4 ton truck class .....other posters seem to agree. ......this truck that John Davies just posted about has my interest though.... https://www.motortrend.com/cars/nissan/titan-xd/2016/2016-nissan-titan-xd-pro-4x-diesel-rev
  6. what is your gas mileage with the 5.0 V8 engine? Thanks, Jim
  7. I agree with all your tips about mountain towing. We have driven several thousand miles in the west in multiple trips including driving the Alaska highway to Alaska. All in small 34 foot class A first one had gas .....the one we have now is the small Cummins....a big reason our desire to "downsize" is the lack of fun in a lot of the driving this rig. We tow a MINI Cooper but this is not any problem...the problem is when not on super smooth 4 lane highways...... I would probably keep this truck until we quit doing this which I hope will be several more years.... May I ask, what ki
  8. Thanks for your detailed reply. I do have some concerns about the RAM Eco Diesel. I went that direction strictly for miles per gallon....well not strictly...the torque of the diesel is a big big factor. I currently have a small Class A diesel pusher with the smallest Cummins . We had a Ford V10 gasser before and the difference is remarkable. I was carrying that experience over to the truck........power at very low RPM's and torque to climb modest grades without even downshifting a single gear. If I could get 15 MPG or more with the diesel, the range on a full tank goes up nicely to at
  9. Thanks for the reply....I'm curious about the gas mileage you get with the 3.5 ford engine....there are a lot more of these to choose from than the small diesels Thanks, Jim
  10. Thanks for the reply.....what gas mileage do you get from the 5.7 L Hemi? Jim
  11. I want the 3.0 V6 EcoDiesel engine and have found one we like. Drove it yesterday. However, it does not have some of the towing options. Here are some of the specs,,,, 3.55 Rear Axle ratio.....should I be concerned that it does not have the optional 3.92 ? It does have the optional Anti-Spin Differential rear axle No tow mirrors, no electric brake although I was told it was wired for and could be added. Rated towing capacity seems adequate. This is a 2018 Laramie Crew Cab 4 X 4 and the specs for that model are: Max loaded trailer weight = 7560, max payload is a little
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