- Jan 25, 2021
- Reaction score
- Upstate NY
- Current Ride
- 2021 RAM Granite Meteorite from Outer Freekin' Space
I almost pull the trigger on a Desert Sled... Do you ride the Ducati much?
I was afraid of that and it is what has me thinking the TRX is more my do everything choice. I only tow 3500lbs once or twice a year but we head out to the mountains, so I need something that can pull it. The TRX seems to fit that role.Quite frankly, the Gladiator was pretty horrible at towing. Even with a small trailer that had a loaded weight of just 2700 lbs it would have to downshift four gears and rev at 4500 RPM to maintain 65 mph on the interstate. The problem is the small six cylinder gas engine, which makes no torque unless it is revved up that high. It only got 8 mpg towing 2,700 lbs. In contrast, my Ram 3500 got 10 mpg towing 27,000 lbs over the same section of interstate at the same speed. And the Ram would tow ten times the weight while staying in high gear at just 1600 RPM. I know you cant compare a six cylinder gas engine to a six cylinder diesel engine, but I still think you can safely say that the Gladiator was poor at towing anything.
I liked the Gladiator for everything else, just don't hook a trailer to it.