Drive/Tows like a Champ
September 8, 2017
2016 3500 6.7 Turbodiesel Crewcab Big Horn standard bed 68RFE auto SRW. Upgraded from a 2500 for more payload and glad I did in case I upgrade the fifth-wheel. Currently towing a 12K # fiver. Just back from a 2-week trip to Gettysburg PA. Truck went up the Allegheny Mountains easily and down easier with the smart diesel exhaust brake. 6% grades down for 1/2 mile at a time and didn't touch the brakes. Love saving my pads. Plenty of grunt and tow haul with stout brakes saved our bacon when a semi pulled out without signal 20 ft in front of us at 65 mph. She backed down on a dime. Came from a Chevy and hated to leave it but couldn't find a price close to the Ram for similar trim and options. Is also a daily driver. Been solid in Minnesota winters. IMO, Ram's plus over Chevy Silverado 3500 include integrated brake controller on right side of wheel rather than upper left. Dumb design. Same for lack of an interior DEF gauge, DEF tank behind passenger front tire and DEF fill requiring one to pop the hood. Really? Plenty of interior leg room and the Ram has a tight turning radius for a one ton. I think a better finish as well. Good sight-lines all around. Touch screen nav system easy to use. Decent apps. Drove both trucks and each were smooth riders, just couldn't justify the extra $5K for fewer features. If you like push start and want leather in a truck, the Laramie is a great choice as well. Happy with my Big Horn, she gets the job done and then some.