I purchased a Ram 5500 earlier this year and much to my surprise I love it. I was Pretty much a ford guy all through the 90's and up to 2008. I have had Six different trucks from ford. The early 7.3 was a strong engine but the trans was light. the 6.0 we dont even need to say what is wrong with them. and the quick fix of the 6.4 was not much better. Bring it in we need to re flash the computer for fuel milage. I decided rather than waste another 60k on the newest motor I decided to go Ram/Cummins. Glad I did the Truck Pulls nicely gets about 11 MPG empty, and 9.5 loaded with 7 ton of stone. I do believe the Gross combined weight is up to 30,000 lb. The base line interior is very nice and makes you feel good. Comfortable. Not saying the new Ford motor is junk at all, in fact Ive heard very good things about the truck. I Have 9200 miles on the Ram as of today and Im quite happy. Have not been back to the dealer yet.