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Old 09-17-2015, 10:51 PM   #71
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When I was looking for a new truck I looked at a couple 2010 cummins 2500. One with 40k, the other with 70k. Both were $40k. Bought my 2015 6.4 for the same price.

Mileage averages about 13 combined. 70mph and the read out is 17-18. The wife got 19.6 the other day doing 65-70. She might have had a tailwind.

Towed my new W&P 30fbw just fine. Not as well as a cummins. Mileage was within 1mpg of my father's cummins towing similar weight. My GCW was 18500, his cummins 3500 DRW was 19,900.
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:03 PM   #72
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Wow...Trying to sneak in and pick up a 2015 Ram 2500 and I am torn......I know the long standing debate over gas vs diesel and its well documented here and elsewhere. However, the 6.4L is a solid power plant and for what I do outside of Towing the Camper it might be a better fit. Also nearly a 1K higher payload cap with the Gas mill too. Couple that with nearly the same MPG as my current 1500 Hemi (reported on Cummins Forums, and Ram Forumz) its hard not to take a good look.

Looking at an SLT with a Cummins, comes in at 4 grand more than the Bighorn Blacked out Edition I really like....with the 6.4. I get all the advantages and disadvantages of both but its really hard to make the call.

85% of my time will be solo towing nothing. Big Decisions.
Correct me if I'm wrong but with the 6.4, don't you have to use premium gas all the time? That would be the drawback for me.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:01 PM   #73
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I heard that also but the dash and gas cap just says unleaded only. I have used regular unleaded since I got the truck about 11000 miles ago. No issues and it runs just as song as the day I got it. I use it mostly for towing camper. I will say the oil change is expensive. Full synthetic only and it holds 8 quarts. Not cheap.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:02 PM   #74
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:02 PM   #75
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Correct me if I'm wrong but with the 6.4, don't you have to use premium gas all the time? That would be the drawback for me.

5.7 is 89, 6.4 is 87
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:06 PM   #76
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Well.....Tried to make a deal today and struck out. The dealer would not budge. Came up on the trade only 500. So walked out. On the way home I just so happend to think about another dealer so I stopped in. They had zero 2015's on the lot but they wanted to "Find Me One". I was skeptical. About an hour with the salesmen, He located the exact same truck I wanted. Offered 500 Less on trade but Offered the truck 6K less than the other dealer!!! I was not optimistic upon walking in the place, but i have a deal in writing Just need to give them the go ahead.

What a weird deal. Out the door price for 38k. MSRP 51K. Even showed me the invoices and Guess what? They are still making money! Their logic is if we can make a grand, sell a truck that is not in our inventory why not do it. Sounds logical to me.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:39 PM   #77
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I'm buying a trailer in a couple weeks, it UVW is around 8,000lbs and gvw is 10,400lbs.
I was looking to buy the Dodge Ram 1500 with the ecodiesel. I wonder if this is going to pull that weight? Going to the 2500 series will probably another $10k to $20k ?
What should I do? I don't live in flat land Florida, I live in Arizona and will be climbing mountains, elevations from 1500 to 9000ft.

The ecodiesel isn't going to be a good choice in my opinion. You can tow more with the 5.7 Hemi in the 1500 than you can with the eco.
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I was told the ecodiesel would pull better than the Hemi because the diesel has more torque than the Hemi.
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Out the door price for 38k. MSRP 51K.
So which truck did you buy & w/what trim level?
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I was told the ecodiesel would pull better than the Hemi because the diesel has more torque than the Hemi.

The Eco only has 10 ft/lbs more than the hemi. Not a big difference.
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