i went today to look at ram 1500 and 2500 hemis. im thinking about a black one and the dealer sends it aftermarket to elk automotive www.elkautomotive.com for a super hemi package upgrade. cool looking rides
I was going to say Sloan Kwikload, which is what I have (pictured below), but that SpeedLoader looks to be much less expensive.
I believe the setup I have (which I bought used) is about $4500 new. The fairing is fiberglass. I don't know if the SpeedLoader has these, but it has heavy duty D-rings in the deck, deck lights, four-wheel electric brakes, and small tool lockers in the front.
The Sloan has very heavy latch bars that physically slide four or five inches into big grooved steel tubes on either side. It would be impossible for the deck to come undone. I don't know how other brands are assembled -- I've seen other types which operate VERY differently from the Sloans, so maybe those are more prone. Some of the others I've seen do not seem to have the same type of latching mechanism.
The nice thing about towing with a 2500 is that it's exactly like not towing at all. That's all I can really say. It isn't really difficult with a 1500, you're just constantly reminded that your truck is working hard.
Mojo, don't forget how hard a 2500 runs. Unless you have the bed loaded all the time, you will get tired of it. I have had both. Now I have a Toyota Tundra 4door. Can tow up to 7500 no problem. The ride is night and day. I plan on picking up a 5th wheel hookup for the Viper as well; the 1500 is plenty strong for the occasional haul. I tow snowmobiles and 4 wheelers etc...and have yet to runout of grunt with a 1500.
But the 2500 is a mother of a truck. (sorry, just had to add that /images/graemlins/laughing.gif)