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I'm looking at getting a Promaster and converting it to a camper. I think I'd want the 136" wheelbase and the high roof but is there any real reason to get the 2500 over the 1500 for a $1000 extra? The dealer told me stronger springs and shocks but that certainly doesn't add up to a $1000 premium in my opinion. I may, very occasionally (twice a year) tow a very small, light car on a dolly but no more than several hundred miles at the most each way. I certainly don't expect any camping conversion equiptment I install will add more than a 1000 lbs to the GVW.
 

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The transmission final gear ratio's are different as well.
Any idea if it's higher or lower? I would expect the final gear ratio to be an overdrive - is that incorrect? Or are you saying the differential gears are different?
 

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That makes sense - thanks! I guess I should test drive them both.
 

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Yes the 1500 will shift down to gear 5 while going up the hill, even if its not a big hill, the sensor detects the vehicle going up the slope and shifts down to keep up the same speed.
 
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