Bought the base tradesman model with the upgraded electronics package making it more like an SLT on the interior. integrated brake controller is awesome and everything continues to work as it should. This was one of the first years with the spring suspension in the rear and it has held up to all towing and payload requirements without blinking. The ride quality is still a 3/4 ton but far superior to the other rams with springs in the rear. If you don't need the extra payload of the leafs then personally i would stick with the springs for daily ride quality. The only time i have seen the distance between my bed and tire gap shrink is with one of my 1950's era steel equipment trailers which is none too light in the hitch weight department. overall tows well - nice and smooth - though if you live in a word of elevation changes my guess is you would be disapointed with high speed towing as the engine really needs to work at high speeds to get up hills and maintain a set speed. It still does the job but it is working hard. flat and mild elevation towing with no hassle. towing mirrors add great visibility - i can park this easier than my daily driver. Factory tires are marginal. headlights dim. easily dents and scratches. mechanically rock solid. 4x4 low is awesome for heavy duty truck work. stock front bumper accepts the powerwagon winch kit without modification. bought mine new in 2014 with solid factory incentives and i can still trade it in for more than i owe on it. even though i knew better i got suckered into adding extra warranties at the last minute - money wasted - the truck has had no issues despite being put through a great deal of abuse. Makes my dad angry that my little gas engine can out tow his mid 00's diesel.
Bought this truck with 7800 miles on it and had 4 recalls in less than a year the factory bedliner in it is separating from the steel and everytiei take it to the shop and its supposed to be a work truck made tough that's a joke due to the manufacturer defects I have to miss using it on jobs to haul and if you ask for a loaner that is not included in the warranty so I have a ram that is causing me to lose money and the company wont give me a truck to use while its getting manufacturer defects fixed makes sense and well trading it in is a joke after you buy a ram they depreciate dramatically so trading it in will cost you so thought since they changed names maybe they would b better but 2 hours on the hotline about why no loaner for a working man and all I get is there is no loaner policy when your vehicle is in the shop even when it is their flaws!And what really ticked me off they wanted to patch the factory sprayed bedliner so I took it in and dropped it off we had a big hail storm and they left my truck out in it and they aren't responsible for that either and you pay 600 for a factory sprayed bedliner and its peeling up and they want to patch that spot instead of respraying the whole thing can u say cheap but they were more than happy to take my money when I bought it but they don't stand very tough in my opinion never had this many issues with my fords