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Thinking about adding a quad cab to the stable. I know its early , but has any pulled with the quad? If so , how heavy, and how did it handle the load? I have a hemi quad now with 3.92 rears, with high flow cats , exhaust, volant air intake. and 04 model, and it pulls our 24 ft race trailer ok, just a little down on torque on the hills. Just figured with the 500 + 500 and the 4.56 rears that it should drag it up the hills as easy as the cummins? Especially maybe with an exhaust and cai upgrade. Possibly with even better fuel mileage? Hopefully the engine torque management on the tranny won't cause too much problem with the pulling. Thanks for any info guys.
 

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I tow a 26 foot enclosed trailer (30 with v-nose), 7 kW RV genset, 2 A/C's, air compressor, tools and 3 racing karts - probably about 5,500 pounds total weight. The trailer is all aluminum from ATC which helps keep weight down.

The QC pulls it fine. I've not encountered any hills due to my location in North Texas but I expect no issues based on performance so far.

Fuel mileage, however has to be horrible. I have not checked yet. I'll use the trip computer this weekend and get a reading but I expect 6 or less. Luckily, we can make all 25 or so races at our local track with less than 1,500 miles total so bad tow mileage is an insignificant part of our race budget.

The truck is awesome overall. I sold an '04 Lightning after I got my QC. The QC definitely tows better and my 2 sons and I enjoy the increased cab room.

A Cummins or F-250 is clearly a better tow-vehicle choice but 95% of my usage is commuting and running around on weekends and the QC is a perfect compromise for my uses.
 

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Thanks, that kinda is my delima also. I used to always have a dually diesal something, then one weekend the ram rc somehow took its place. Now my wife loves it, and wants one of her own, so she's thinking of trading her 04 hemi qc for the srt version. Her's will be her daily driver also, and we're out of close to charlotte nc and most of our races are 5-7 hours out at most with some hills but not many. I really appreciate the input, if you do get a chance let me know if you can about the mileage and approximatly what mph you averaged. Thanks again and good luck at the cart races.
 

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Mileage at 65 mph on fairly flat highway with the trailer described above (some up and down grades but no significant net elevation change):

9 mpg in drive (no tow haul mode).

7.3 mpg in tow haul mode.

With my trailer I really need to be on flat terrain or downhill to run in drive. Tow haul mode for anything else.

Thanks for wishing us luck with the karts but just another rain-out. 2 in a row.
 

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sorry about the racing, crappy rain, but thanks for the info.
 
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