Re: Advice on a new Dodge?
I would definitely recommend a 2500, instead of a 1500, just because if you ever decide to take that offroading as well, you have great axles on it. It also can handle a slightly heavier load as well. I have a '95 1500 which I am very happy with, that has the 5.9L 360 Automatic Engine in it. I have towed things before, but only small campers, nothing too huge, so I can't tell you to much on that. I can tell you though, with a small camper attached, I couldn't even tell it was there [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] I have also loaded the bed with about a ton or so of sod before and it handled it well.
However I think a 2500 with a V10 in it, would provide more than enough torque for you. Probably even the 5.9L 360 would have enough as well. However you may want to find one with a little better gearing in it, maybe one with 3.92 or 4.10 gearing in it.
As far as diesels go, I have never owned one, so can't comment on that. But other than that, I LOVE DODGE RAMS!!! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]