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Old 06-26-2013, 09:24 AM   #11
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I have a 05 with a 6 speed stick. Pull a 36 foot tt with a empty weight of 7086#. Pull in sixth at about mid 60's and get around eleven mpg, half of what I get empty. No pics, tt in shop getting some work done after about a month of owning it.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:03 AM   #12
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my wife and i are looking at upgrading to a larger fifth wheel with a large bunk house.. right now we have a 25 foot puma and looking at the 2014 crusader 360BHS the dry weight is about 12400 and after we load it it will be pushing 13500+. my question for all members is i have a 2006 dodge 2500 with the cummins 2wd is this two much for the truck we do live in louisiana and will not be hauling in the mouintans but maybe once a year but i dont want to invest in this kind of unit if i cant pull it. any sugestions?
I have an '06 Dodge also, 2500, 5.9 CTD. Mine is 4WD and the rating on my truck to tow is 13,800, you might be a little more with the 2WD. I had a 5th wheel, dry weight was 8,800. I figured I was around 10,000 loaded up. I had the Jacobs exhaust brake and air bags installed and it towed quite nice. I was averaging around 10-11 mpg towing, which was a nice upgrade from the 7 I was getting with my '03 Hemi.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:46 PM   #13
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63mph is sweet spot. Average mpg is around 13-14 towing 30ft TT, weighs around 7100lbs. Not towing Im getting around 27 mpg @ 65. 3.73 rearend.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:12 PM   #14
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63mph is sweet spot. Average mpg is around 13-14 towing 30ft TT, weighs around 7100lbs. Not towing Im getting around 27 mpg @ 65. 3.73 rearend.
Good looking rig you have there. Is your Cummins tuned and is that hand calculated or is that what your lie-o meter is telling you. I'f I go by my little meter I get very close to 30 mpg at 65 but in the real world I get my best at 70 and that has been 22.5 pretty consistant empty.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #15
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Good looking rig you have there. Is your Cummins tuned and is that hand calculated or is that what your lie-o meter is telling you. I'f I go by my little meter I get very close to 30 mpg at 65 but in the real world I get my best at 70 and that has been 22.5 pretty consistant empty.

Its the lie -o meter. This is stock, nothing done to it. Found it about 15 months ago and it had 68K. Traded in a 2011 F250sc 6.2 2wd that got stuck on the grass if you looked at it wrong. We dry camp with our Popup. It was a nice truck, this one is nicer and and pulls like there's no tomorrow.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:35 PM   #16
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Here is our 05 with Cummins AT

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11-12 towing approx 18- 20 solo

Trailer is just under 36' Trailer weight varies greatly usually approx. 12K to 14K

It now has General Tires it had "P" rated tires from the previous owner.......the Ram had upgrades but I have been working on getting it back to stock (runs & handles better stock) Does have an AFE air cleaner set up & 4" exhaust....

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Old 06-28-2013, 11:12 PM   #17
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I forgot to mention I tow around 68 to 70. 2000rpm, Average between 10 and 11 mpg. Truck is a 6 speed manual with 35x12.50 tires. I pull a sabre 33ckts.
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I forgot to mention I tow around 68 to 70. 2000rpm, Average between 10 and 11 mpg. Truck is a 6 speed manual with 35x12.50 tires. I pull a sabre 33ckts.
You 5er sits really good for being on 35's. I have to run my rear a little low to help keep my 5er's nose down. That is a great looking truck.
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Thanks. I run about 20psi in my air bags. I was concerned how it would pull with bigger tires but it does great. I am also running a heavy tow tune from cummins tuner with efi live.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:16 PM   #20
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Here is our 2006 MegaCab with 5.9 CTD and 2012 Sabre 32RCTS. Just got back from a trip to the mountains of Arkansas and averaged right at 10 mpg., hand calculated.
Speed on highways - Usually run 65 mph on cruise control in tow/haul mode and she purrs like a kitten between 1800 -2000 rpm's. Once in the hills, I take it off cruise and awaken the beast on an as needed basis.
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