Thanks for all your opinions,
Currently I have a 2000 1500 ram with the 5.9 but I ordered a 3.92 posi rear for it and it pulls fine for what it is. . The last truck I had was a 1995 same truck but with the 3.55 gears. The gear ratio change made a hell of a deference. in the truck but I never got to tell the deference in towing between the two because I bought the truck in the winter and I also changed to a much bigger boat that year.
Un fortunately the truck dose not have a tow hitch on it of I would of brought the boat over and took it for a test run. but I did drive the truck around town and it seemed fine. But how it would be under a load would be a deferent thing.
I think that I am going to price out the 2003 with the 5.7 hemi 345 Hp .. That is now the current base line motor for the 3/4 ton trucks. It's 40 more HP than the V10 but 65 Lb's less torque and 100 HP more than the 5.9. Unfortunately they don't offer that motor in the 1/2 ton series. They also come with a much longer warrantee for the 2003 models.
I'll keep you posted on what I get