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Old 08-01-2014, 10:53 PM   #41
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The dash picture is while NOT towing.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:12 PM   #42
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Diesel in a 1500 no need. My 5.7 Hemi does just fine, 19 and 10.5 towing. Seems like 62 mhp is great any faster mpg drops substantially. Beside trailer tires are only rated for 65 mph.
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:02 PM   #43
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I also purchased an Ecodiesel 1500 to tow my Flagstaff 23LB Microlite. Like CPO RET I have been getting 27-28 mpg daily driving and 14-16 towing. I am very pleased with the truck. The ride is extremely smooth, the engine very quiet and the interior appointments are very nice. I am quite pleased so far.
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:07 PM   #44
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I also purchased an Ecodiesel 1500 to tow my Flagstaff 23LB Microlite. Like CPO RET I have been getting 27-28 mpg daily driving and 14-16 towing. I am very pleased with the truck. The ride is extremely smooth, the engine very quiet and the interior appointments are very nice. I am quite pleased so far.
That's great numbers compared to the Hemi!
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:06 PM   #45
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The biggest issue I see with the EcoDiesel is the continuing lack of payload capacity.
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:30 PM   #46
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Go to turbo diesel register website there is a great articule on then and of you go into the forum for that particular trk and engine. You will ne able to get all your questions answered by people that own them
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:09 PM   #47
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I have been considering the EcoDiesel even though I have the hemi now. My biggest issue is that all the one's available at dealers have a 3.55 gear ratio which equates to around 7200lbs tow rating. I need the 3.92 for around 9200lbs. They seem to be shipping the 3.55 alot to boost the mpg hype.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:54 PM   #48
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Thought about the Ram1500 w/EcoDiesel, bought F350 instead. Glad I did too. It's very nice to have excess power. I don't even have to tell the truck to stay in a lower gear when I tow like I had to do with my Ram 1500 w/Hemi. I pulled with the Ram at 60mph in 4th gear. With the F350 Diesel, it's fine in 6th. And it get's better fuel economy than the Ram 1500 w/Hemi. Yea I know the EcoDiesel will get better mpg still, but, it don't pull nearly as much! It's best to be at 50% to 75% capacity then at 100%plus!
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:42 PM   #49
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I have an eco diesel and couldn't be happier. I am getting ~24 MPG in mild city driving and 12.5-14 towing a 4700lb TT on I-26 to and from Ashville NC. I was able to do 60mph without difficulty on the steepest of grades. Traded from a '12 Durango with a hemi and the same trip I got 7.8mpg in the hemi I got 12.5 in the diesel. The oil burner gets plenty of criticism from my hemi and ecoboost owning friends (jealously I think) but I love it. As far as towing capacity mine is a crew cab Laramie with a 7800 lb towing capacity. Using Ram's calculator the same truck with the hemi is only 8500...700 lbs difference is well worth the benefits. IMO
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Go to the Turbo diesel register website . They have a forum dedicated to tje ECO DIESEL
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