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    EcoDiesel vs HEMI towing MPG

    I picked up my 2020 Laramie 1500, 3.0L Ecodiesel, 3.21 on July 2. First trip, highway mileage was 30.1 mpg (at the pump), 427 mile trip avg 65mph. Next fill-up, city miles was 21.1 mpg. My first experience towing, 24ft Nash 22h (dry weight 4100, ~5500 for this trip, tongue weight 725lb -...
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    Confirmation of oil filter part number

    This is the first time I've seen that the procedure calls for a five minute wait after loosening the oil filter to the level of the o-ring, and allow air into the housing for proper drainage. I didn't do that on my first oil change. But, based on the explanation, it seems that this procedure...
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    sumo springs - little review

    I also considered both the Timbren and the Sumo, but finally settled on the Timbren. Installed, there is about a 1" gap over the axle. Pulling a trailer with ~700 lbs tongue weight, they made a big difference. Especially noticeable was the stiffer ride over the larger bumps on the highway...
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    Transmission downshifts going downhill.

    Noticed it yesterday, on a steep downhill with 40mph speed limit. 3.0L diesel with 3.21. I expected to see it shift into a higher gear when I went over the top of the hill and was wondering why it didn't (cruise was NOT on.) Interesting to see this discussion this morning. It maintained 4th gear...
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    Question on tire pressure

    Thanks for the info. I think I'll do the same.
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    Question on tire pressure

    Picked up the new 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie last Friday and took it for a short trip on Saturday (~300 miles.) I noticed the tpms reading were averaging 46-47lb on all 4 tires, which seemed high to me. I checked the door sticker and see that tire pressure should be at 36, so it came from the factory...
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    First oil change, dealer pricing.

    I hope not too common. I take delivery of my new Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0L Ecodiesel on Tuesday. o_O Yikes
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    How big have you towed? w/Pics no tricks!

    Page 450 of the manual describes the mode settings available in the radio for the suspension. For tire jack mode, it states: NOTE: When this feature is selected, the air suspension system is disabled to prevent auto leveling of the suspension while the vehicle is on a jack changing a tire. That...
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    How big have you towed? w/Pics no tricks!

    The procedure for tow setup with air suspension starts on page 306 of the owners manual. "Towing With 1500 Air Suspension". Before you lower the trailer onto the hitch, it states to put the truck in tire jack mode (through the touch screen radio settings.) This should solve the issue that you...
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    How big have you towed? w/Pics no tricks!

    Did you set up the hitch yourself? I'm curious if you followed the instructions RAM owners manual of how to set up a WDH hitch with trucks that have air suspension (standard on the Limited?) It requires a specific process that instructs you to put the air suspension in tire jack mode when doing...
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    How big have you towed? w/Pics no tricks!

    I'm still fairly new to the Anderson as well. I only used it twice for ~100 miles trips last fall. My trips were on winding roads through the mountains and not much wind so I can't provide any feedback. I thought it did great for my scenario, but with the new truck I will be traveling across I80...
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    How big have you towed? w/Pics no tricks!

    Interesting that your setup is nearly identical to mine (other than trailer brand). Even the Anderson WDH that I kept when I sold my 2009 Ram. I'm curious what the payload rating shows on the yellow sticker. By VIN, my is listed at 1090lbs, quite a bit lower than I expected. Since our builds are...
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    BIG payload surprise - 2020 Ram 1500 Limited

    I'm not disagreeing, but this would imply that wording on the sticker is misleading. It specifically states "Occupants and CARGO should not exceed...". I can't imagine FCA would assume owners would consider fuel weight when calculating cargo weight. Based on your responses, it seems that you...
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    BIG payload surprise - 2020 Ram 1500 Limited

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to have to think hard before backing out, since, according to other responses I should be ok, but I am right at the limit. My primary use is light, with very occasional towing ... although towing trips can be up to 1000 round trip highway and a few short...
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    BIG payload surprise - 2020 Ram 1500 Limited

    Thanks a lot. Yes, I think this clears it up. Appreciate your patience.
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    BIG payload surprise - 2020 Ram 1500 Limited

    I guess I am facing the same dilemma. However, I still haven't taken delivery but I'll lose a $1000 deposit if I don't. I won't be able to hit the scales unless I do take delivery. Thanks for your feedback.
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    BIG payload surprise - 2020 Ram 1500 Limited

    I apologize for posting the question without digging deeper into the towing threads. However, I still a bit confused by the responses. Is the 300lb cargo taken into account in the payload rating or not? Some response suggest yes and others no. Probably the biggest issue is that I don't...
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    BIG payload surprise - 2020 Ram 1500 Limited

    My factory ordered 2020 Ram 1500 Limited is due to arrive any day now. Options: 5.7 Hemi E-torque 3.92 axle Electronic locking rear axle Off-road group Trailer brake control Rambox MF tailgate Bed utility group Limited Level 1 equipment group 33gal fuel tank When I spec'd this out prior to...
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