I may or may not be in the market for another truck. My '01 Dakota is doing fine, but it would be nice to have another, slightly bigger truck. I found two used Dodge Rams, one an '04 regular cab, short bed, with the 4.7 V-8 (same engine that's in my Dakota). It's a 5 speed, 2WD, no tow package it seems and has low miles on it. Based on the ad and from information I'm finding, it should have the 3.55:1 axle ratio. I haven't seen it yet nor test drove it, but from the pictures in the ad, it looks like it's in good shape, cosmetically.
Second Dodge Ram I found is an '06 regular cab, short bed, with a 3.7 V-6, 4 speed Automatic, it does have a tow hitch on it, but I can't confirm it has a tow package. It's also 2WD and low miles. I'm thinking it has the 3.55:1 axle ratio also. I actually test drove that one and it runs extremely well, goes down the road great, and has seemingly plenty of power. Someone put a K&N air filter on it. It does have some minor things wrong that needs addressing.
I would rather have the V-8, but the it has a 5 speed and I'm not that keen on having to shift again. But, I'm concerned about the V-6s towing power. I will need to tow my 12 foot single axle trailer and possibly my '47 Farmall Cub with wheel weights. Anyone have any experience with either of these truck's set ups for towing?