|QUOTE (Carlover325 @ Sunday, May 13 2012, 02:24)|
| Trailer Boats Magazine chose the Ram 1500 as its 2010 Tow Vehicle of the Year. I can't see how it would be too bad if it beat out it's competitors in the ride, handling, and braking tests. The Ram has not changed since 2010.|
A boat is heavy, but the trailers they ride on center them on the wheels of the trailer, creating less tongue weight. Lower tongue weight means less squatting.
In both 2010 and 2011, the Dodge Ram 1500 was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine's all-stars, meaning it was one of the publication's favorite vehicles of the year.
This truck is not the piece of crap you are trying to make it out to be. Maybe the 2500 and 3500 with diesel are better for towing, efficiency, etc. But I like the 1500 better, it looks nicer and would do anything I wanted it to.
For anything related to towing except turning circle, it loses out to the Ford and Chevy.
I'm guessing Chrysler just gave trailer boat magazine the biggest bribe. I'm sure it rides good just because of its rear suspension but it's just nowhere the truck on actual work ability compared to the ford and chevy.
To clarify, here's a good comparison. I tried to make it as apples to apples as possible on the way the trucks were specced. Each a crew cab with a similar specced interior, similar hp engine, and 4wd. The RamThe FordThe Chevy The Toyota The Nissan
The Ford and Chevy whoop it in power, torque, towing capaciy, and payload. The one thing it does beat them in when it comes to towing is turning circle. It beats out the Toyota and Nissan in towing capacity and power/torque but they best it in turning circle and payload.
Really for just about 7k more, you could have a really nice Laramie Megacab 2500 with a Cummins/G56/ and a 9.25 front and LSD 11.5 rearThe better Ram. Or the same truck but in a 3500 dually for about the same price
Less power, but gobs and gobs of a torque, a manual transmission, and a really nice interior. If you've ever been in a laramie megacab, you know it's a spacious, comfy place to be. Plus, it's more or less the nicest truck you can get a manual in (really the only full size truck you can get a diesel/6 speed combo in). Not to mention, it's just an overall much tougher truck that will stay together better and hold its value more down the line than that 1500. And have a helluva truck overall. That ya know, can actually be used as a truck. Both make the half tons seem a bit like you're not getting as much truck as you could for your money.
Edited by Lurch, 13 May 2012 - 08:18 PM.