I've really enjoyed this truck. I tow large deck goosenecks around town and the country and this engine/tranny/truck combo has been everything I wanted. It's a bit of a pain in town, but that's what you get with a DRW hauler. Only one issue presented itself since purchase, an A/C compressor leak at 36,000 miles. Factory repaired under warranty -- and living in Houston we're pretty hard on A/C units! Tires and maintenance costs are expensive on these rigs, but they pay you back with reliable operation and endless power. The Laramie interior is quite nice, and a relatively inexpensive addition of a JL Audio subwoofer stealth box makes the Infinity sound system sing for those long hauls!
Cummins 600 - no question the heart and soul of this beast.
Can you put a Ford body on this thing and pull the old 6-speed that ford used behind the 7.3 Powerstroke? That would make this a dream truck... or I guess I might have to buy a Ford and place a Cummins in it... guess you could say I bought a Cummins that happened to come in a nice package from Dodge