"I love this truck, it will pull anything you put behind it... until the 5th gear nut lets go in the transmission then you are stuck going 50 mph until you get to where you can stop or get to your destination after several added hours and swap the nv4500 and put a big truck transmission in. once that is done you can go a million miles.
aside from some minor electrical issues the engine has been unstoppable and the horsepower easy to bolt on. the cab is simple, no expensive useless seat heaters, no pesky bells and whistles, just a good simple truck.
pulling a 14,000 lb trailer up mountain passes my worst fuel economy was up a 12 mile 6% grade (in 4th gear)and i still got 14 mpg in 110 degree weather. I have lightly modified the engine and am getting 332hp@2500 rpm at the wheels and 687 ft lbs torque @1900 rpm"
"Great truck! Poor mpg but has unreal power.
only bad thing is the electrical is a joke. pwr windows,seat ect. are always failing. radio works when it wants too. Great for hauling and pulling trailers. lags a bit going uphill and not much get up and go. But still a great work horse. 140,000 miles and still going strong!"
"If you want a strong dependable truck that will last you 500,000 miles then this truck it the one for you! I'm a custom hauler and have owned 4 of thesse truck myself, and currently have 3 more in my fleet. I have logged over 500,000 miles in dodge ram trucks. With proper maintenance this truck will last a lifetime.
If you're looking for one of those trucks that rides like a car, has navigation, and paints your toe nails like a ford, this truck is not for you. This is a man's truck.. or for a real country gal."