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Old 01-13-2015, 12:56 PM   #11
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Like Old Coot says "Never argue with stupid people"!!!
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:06 PM   #12
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YAh, right! My 2.8l I4 gets about 27MPG at 75mph.
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:37 PM   #13
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For some people it's their nature... some like to embellish more than others too...
Yep, forgot about the temperature thing, people love to talk (and embellish) weather!
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:14 PM   #14
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What you don't get 28 mpg towing I thought all Rams with the Cummins did........... mine does ........ & if you believe that I do have a bridge for sale.......... I do know two guys that swear theirs got 23-24 solo........ both were the 90s era straight drives......

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Old 01-13-2015, 02:26 PM   #15
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Aaaaaanddd……This is how most of our politicians get elected. Just saying.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:33 PM   #16
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I have a 03 Ram 2500 with the Cummins Diesel 6 speed straight drive and I am lucky to get 25 to 26 mpg driving 55 mph on the interstate with no head wind and with nothing hooked to it. When I pull my 39' 5th wheel I normally see 12 to 14 mpg if I drive it around 55 to 60 mph on the interstate. This driving is mostly flat country. I have not driven much in the mountains yet. I guess that I am doing something wrong or I would be getting higher mpg.
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Now that I think about it, maybe there was a Chevy behind pushing the whole load. Oh, that explains it.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:41 PM   #18
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Yeah, but what kind of mileage you get with that sled?
10 mpg
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I have a 03 Ram 2500 with the Cummins Diesel 6 speed straight drive and I am lucky to get 25 to 26 mpg driving 55 mph on the interstate with no head wind and with nothing hooked to it. When I pull my 39' 5th wheel I normally see 12 to 14 mpg if I drive it around 55 to 60 mph on the interstate. This driving is mostly flat country. I have not driven much in the mountains yet. I guess that I am doing something wrong or I would be getting higher mpg.
You are definitely checking your mileage incorrectly. You need to find a long downhill stretch with a tailwind. Reset the mileage computer at the top, cruise at 50mph all the way down. Take note of the reading. Tell everyone this number and never "check" the milage again.
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You are definitely checking your mileage incorrectly. You need to find a long downhill stretch with a tailwind. Reset the mileage computer at the top, cruise at 50mph all the way down. Take note of the reading. Tell everyone this number and never "check" the milage again.

Doing it this way my truck gets 99.9 MPG!!!
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