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Hello!! Hubby decided that he wanted a diesel to tow our travel trailer. The '98 Dodge Ram V8 was a beautiful truck, but couldn't do the long haul. When the brakes when out (on a major highway & me driving) I gave up the truck, (replaced tranny @ 90k, 4WD out, no A/C.) I did not do much research, but now hope that the '07 6.0L will be good to us. It is a SWEEEEET truck. Hubby says that the truck will haul our 30ft, 8,000# trailer like it's not even there. Any thoughts?
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Hello!! Hubby decided that he wanted a diesel to tow our travel trailer. The '98 Dodge Ram V8 was a beautiful truck, but couldn't do the long haul. When the brakes when out (on a major highway & me driving) I gave up the truck, (replaced tranny @ 90k, 4WD out, no A/C.) I did not do much research, but now hope that the '07 6.0L will be good to us. It is a SWEEEEET truck. Hubby says that the truck will haul our 30ft, 8,000# trailer like it's not even there. Any thoughts?
congrats on the new truck.. and yes your hubby is right.... these new diesel engines have a lot of power stock and even more with some slight mods......
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Welcome to the site! you will get any questions you have answered, and have a ton of fun doing it

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welcome!!!, your truck wont even break a sweat with that load. after a few miles, youll wonder how you lived without it.

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