From the Ram Trucks web site.
Is it they are weaker trucks.
Is it dodge has them rated (GCVW) at 26,000 to get under the CDL laws even for the 5500 when your Ford F350 has a GCVW in the 30's.
Is it I am reading something wrong.
He is looking at spending close to $40,000 on a truck of this size.
Giving him good advise includes knowing answers to all the above; and for what; where; and how often he will use this truck.
We talk everyday on this site about how the DOT is cracking down on one ton trucks. This thread is a perfect example why they are.