Shy of the 8k update I promised, but I tried to answer some of your questions regarding poor winter mpg and quality of the first year 5th gen Rams.

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    • Shawn Levin
      Shawn Levin

      Sorry, but that wind noise is NOT acceptable, regardles of cross wind. Is it actually flowing into the interior? If so, that is ridiculous.

      about 22 days ago
    • Magic Trick88
      Magic Trick88

      I live in Arizona no blend differences here 😂 Tucson

      about 1 month ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Magic Trick88

      I should know this. I used to live in queen creek. I got great mpg while i lived in AZ, well minus the mountains, 6 lanes of PHX traffic and the AC remote starts. Of all the places ive lived, I miss Arizona the most!

      about 1 month ago
    • Thecarguy24
      Thecarguy24

      That’s a normal temp for a trans

      about 1 month ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Thecarguy24

      Fairly normal yes, but on a long drive the 8 speed usually settles around 190, hence the reason I stated its still not quite up to temp.

      about 1 month ago
    • Lincoln Grayson
      Lincoln Grayson

      there is something wrong with the new generation ram 1500 top of the line truck. my old 2009 top on the line dodge/ram 1500 equipped with 5.7 hemi 3.97 rear rambox running boards toneau cover crew cab and i got 19 to 20 mpg on hwy the new truck has everything plus e-torque and gets 16.8 hwy at 3500 miles. something wrong??? a looking truck like my last one but there is something wrong. the old truck got 22 mpg at 1000 miles it got less as mileage went up.

      about 1 month ago
    • John Glinski
      John Glinski

      I thought this was an update on the truck not your life

      about 1 month ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to John Glinski

      https://youtu.be/dPdgx30w9sU

      about 1 month ago
    • PetaBread27
      PetaBread27

      I thought brake squeal always has to do with the rotors? I know dealers dont ever want to replace them when your under warrenty but from my experience, new rotors and ceramic pad stops the squeal.

      about 1 month ago
    • don earl
      don earl

      👍👍!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Manpreet Singh
      Manpreet Singh

      Live in Canton, considering a 4x2 Laramie V6 crew cab soon to replace my Durango lease... I wonder if the mpg would be closer to 20 in similar conditions...

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Manpreet Singh

      Man I wish I could tell you. There have been a few v6 guys who seem to be getting a solid 2-3mpg better. Especially if you're buying a 4x2, I'm sure you will be much closer to 20 in these conditions and probably 23-24 in the summer.

      about 2 months ago
    • KFS 486
      KFS 486

      What’s the towing like ? I’m on fence between 2019 Ram 1500 and the 2019 Ram 2500 turbo diesel.

      about 2 months ago
    • Charlie Mitchell
      Charlie Mitchell In reply to KFS 486

      KFS 486 as someone who toes a lot with a half ton pick up do your self the favor and get a 2500 series half tons suck don’t get me wrong they do the job but they don’t compare to a 2500 series doesn’t matter what brand either

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to KFS 486

      I can't answer that unfortunately, as I havent had to tow yet, only haul landscaping and my motocross bikes in the bed. I'd join the 5th gen page on facebook or join the forums and I'm sure others will have experience.

      about 2 months ago
    • Tim Yarnell
      Tim Yarnell

      Any issues with climate control defrost after remote start? I saw several complaining their defrost did not work well. Also, any issues with under-performing AC back in the summer? Thanks.

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Tim Yarnell

      Not really. I think the AC was adequate, but that's it. Honestly feel like the cabs are so much larger, ram didnt take this into account. It works well and blows cold, but the cab doesnt get all that cool it seems on the hottest of days. However, thats another reason I'm glad I got the cooled seats!

      about 2 months ago
    • Bolds Yea
      Bolds Yea

      Very informative video, thanks. Do you have the 392 axle ratio and if you have the air-ride can you give your review on it. Example is it worth it or not?

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Bolds Yea

      3.21 gears and coil spring suspension. I think the Air is great, as long as its under warranty. If you live in the north, you will have frozen air ride that won't work some mornings. It's just an expensive system. Just depends on your budget, how long you plan on owning it, and what you need. This is just my opinion, so I wouldn't let that stop you, I'd drive both and see.

      about 2 months ago
    • F-150 KING OF TRUCKS
      F-150 KING OF TRUCKS

      love your review bro..im not going too beat on you due too your honesty..lol...

      about 2 months ago
    • Autumnleaf2011
      Autumnleaf2011

      Huge ford recall. 2011-2013 f150s. Freaking 5 years later.

      about 2 months ago
    • F-150 KING OF TRUCKS
      F-150 KING OF TRUCKS In reply to Autumnleaf2011

      the point is Ford is bang on and getting those million trucks repaired ...

      about 2 months ago
    • Horace Blige
      Horace Blige

      5800 miles on my 19 got it back in April when they first came out no problems

      about 2 months ago
    • rlc2020
      rlc2020

      I have the same truck with the same brake issue, but overall I'm extremely happy with my new ram. 2700 miles so far on my Laramie and I couldn't be happier with it.

      about 2 months ago
    • CelebrationsTampaBay
      CelebrationsTampaBay

      If I'm doing 77mph in my 2019 GMC Yukon XL I'm averaging 18.5 easily. The rating of Dodge Ram should be 1 mpg better. Love the interior of the Longhorn but may stick with my Yukon, seems less issues so far.

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to CelebrationsTampaBay

      In the summer I took quite a few trips up north, 300 miles and speed limit is 75. I usually set the cruise at 83 and the lowest I hand calculated was 18.6. I'm usually well into the 19s at that speed. If I keep it under 80, I'm able to break 20 easy. The winter just flat kills mpg. Honestly right now if its not windy and I did the same 300 mile trip, i wouldn't be surprised to get 16-17 mpg hand calc.

      about 2 months ago
    • Steve M
      Steve M

      Wondering if you notice that cross winds really want to move this truck around on the highway..
      I have a 19 Big Horn "North Edition" and sometimes it really wants to move around on the highway here in New England..
      My 2017 F150 seemed a bit more stable, never really noticed this.... I did add the Hellwig rear anti sway bar a few weeks ago and it helped some for sure, but was wondering if you notice this on your laramie?

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Steve M

      +Steve M keep us updated, I'm sure you could probably sell your stock tires for a decent amount before you get too many miles on them too.

      about 2 months ago
    • Steve M
      Steve M In reply to Steve M

      +bboyce536 Ya, I feel it's the tires more than anything, they seem touchy to driver steering input even on normal city roads..The truck with off road shocks rides slightly tighter than the standard Big horn I tried, but tighter in a nice way..
      I think I'll wear out these tires asap and swap for more of a highway tire

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Steve M

      +Steve M I searched the north edition and it says its a mix of off road group and level 2 package. So it seems you get the 1 inch lift over stock trucks too. Im sure that with the off road tires may give you more wander...if you will. I've not noticed any wander in mine when there's crosswinds, but mine doesn't have the 1" lift and has the pretty highway oriented bridgestone tires.

      about 2 months ago
    • Steve M
      Steve M In reply to Steve M

      +bboyce536 I have the North Edition, which has the same exact "extra heavy duty shocks" that come on the off road package, same part numbers, and my truck has the factory Falken 20" off road tires... I also added the solid Hellwig rear sway bar to try to help it out on cross winds...
      It drives nice and staright on the road until a cross wind hits it, and then it's moving..
      I wonder if the Off road Falken tires have something to do with it, I do notice in the rain they are not that good, snow they're just ok also.

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Steve M

      No issues here. If anything this truck is slightly more stable then my 17 ram and similar then Ive experienced in my past GM trucks. Do you have the Off road group?

      about 2 months ago
    • Stephen Laprise
      Stephen Laprise

      My 2019 limited maxed out build sheet, special ordered and now with 6500 miles and I love it. The brakes are very annoying and the GPS system is garbage. My 2015 limited also had 392 5.7 and got 22 to 28 MPG. My 07 also had 392 5.7 and got 16 to 20 MPG. This 2019 5.7 e torque engine 392 can't get 17 MPG if you tow it. It's 12 to 15 MPG. That being said this truck drives excellent with great handling and power with a luxury ride and interior. The towing ability of this 1/2 ton is better than any 3/4 ton of any GM or Ford I've ever experienced, and I tow to capacity and beyond for many years and had Fords and GM . The Ford is a good truck but when it has problems they are hard to fix and the GMs were always in the shop getting warranty work. Mopar has been flawless with me. No down time on any of them. I work my trucks hard and take top care of them no matter what make it is. I know guys that swear by their GM trucks and I know Ford guys too. It comes down to what you have luck with and what you like. Life is short so have what you want and enjoy it while you can.

      about 2 months ago
    • Dannial Cohen
      Dannial Cohen

      At how many miles did you do your first oil change?

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Dannial Cohen

      6k.

      about 2 months ago
    • Acura TL
      Acura TL

      What kind of rear end do you have? 3.21 or 3.92? Rear wheel or 4×4?

      about 2 months ago
    • Acura TL
      Acura TL In reply to Acura TL

      +bboyce536 OK Thanks, that's what I thought you had cause I'm getting 14 mpg give or take with the 3.92 rear 4×4

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Acura TL

      3.21 4x4 crew.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ryan Crook
      Ryan Crook

      Was curious if anyone has a fix or been able to get the dealer to fix a squeaky center console? Also, interested to hear if FCA announced a fix for the brakes. Been driving me nuts all winter.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ryan Crook
      Ryan Crook In reply to Ryan Crook

      +K K Thank you sir.. I'll try to get the same done at my next service

      about 2 months ago
    • K K
      K K In reply to Ryan Crook

      My dealership replaced the entire center console when I brought it in for the squeaky arm rest.

      about 2 months ago
    • joe perez
      joe perez

      I have a 2019 Ram limited , Ive got 12300 no issues I live in Texas

      about 2 months ago
    • N1N0 Z
      N1N0 Z In reply to joe perez

      joe perez im from texas too what mpg are you getting ??

      about 12 days ago
    • Michael Smith
      Michael Smith

      A lot of the issues with mpg is the fuel during the winter they use a different blend for gasoline and it is inherent issue is poor fuel mileage. Summer fuel has a 1.7% more energy as compared to winter blended fuels.

      about 2 months ago
    • Justin lawrence
      Justin lawrence

      Does anyone elses laramie radio 8.4 have static when you turn the truck on until you switch to like XM and back to FM?

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Justin lawrence

      Could be the active noise canceling. I've heard of guys getting static, i believe there's an update.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jon McCargar
      Jon McCargar

      If you own a pickup, and you are surprised by poor mileage, you should have purchased a Ford Fiesta. They get excellent mileage. No, you can't haul stuff but excellent mileage.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jon McCargar
      Jon McCargar In reply to Jon McCargar

      +bboyce536 I own a truck and a car. I commute a little over 2 and half hours a day to get to and from work. Every other vehicle is a pickup. If folks are using them, they are missing the fact you put your stuff in the box. I think most love to drive a truck and love to complain about mileage. There can't possibly be a misunderstanding that trucks get less than 20, more like 14 mpg. Common sense I think. Those who are surprised by this, then need to sell and move on.

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Jon McCargar

      Well everyone always says this, if you don't care about mileage then you probably enjoy throwing away money. I and most will probably agree that they need a pickup truck but enjoy not getting nailed at the pump. Most don't have money to have 2 cars just to daily something that gets better mpg. So people complain about a vehicle they bought not getting advertised MPG have a valid point, most just don't realize how the epa testing is done and expect EPA numbers at 85 on the freeway while in a 20 mph headwind.

      about 2 months ago
    • meanstreak 1170
      meanstreak 1170

      My 2016 silverado mileage drops like that.... when I'm in 4 wheel. 20 degrees below zero weather no wind noise, go bow tie!

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to meanstreak 1170

      I lemoned my 16 Silverado. It was my 5th brand new GM, but never again. The chevy did get very comparable mileage to my Rams.

      about 2 months ago
    • Tony The Truck Guy
      Tony The Truck Guy

      We got hit with 2 days of -30 here in MN last week and I had issues where my 4wd indicator lights were flickering until the cab warmed up. That and the brake squeak issue so far at 1300 miles. And MPG is in the tank of course.

      about 2 months ago
    • Virgocalifornia
      Virgocalifornia

      I am experiencing the brake squealing but just on the left side after driving about 45 minutes. Starts when depressing around 10 mph. Service mechanic was not able to replicate issue.

      about 2 months ago
    • Virgocalifornia
      Virgocalifornia In reply to Virgocalifornia

      Here’s an update on my brake problem. I took my truck to the dealer for another issue and learned there was a recall on my truck. They replaced a ground wiring and I now have no more problems. Check with your dealer about recalls.

      about 2 months ago
    • Michael Horner
      Michael Horner

      This was a waste of 10 minutes.

      about 2 months ago
    • MelGibsonsFist
      MelGibsonsFist In reply to Michael Horner

      I actually appreciated the video since I am considering a ram.

      about 2 months ago
    • Tony The Truck Guy
      Tony The Truck Guy In reply to Michael Horner

      bboyce536 - 😂😂

      about 2 months ago
    • Gary Finnstrom
      Gary Finnstrom In reply to Michael Horner

      michael then make your own video troll

      about 2 months ago
    • bboyce536
      bboyce536 In reply to Michael Horner

      I'm glad you got that off your chest.

      about 2 months ago
    • Zip Zap
      Zip Zap

      21500 miles on mine. Got it in August....

      about 2 months ago