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Old 05-02-2015, 02:08 PM   #31
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Absolutely not. We knew the diesel would be more expensive to purchase and operate going in. We were tired of not having enough truck. Towing with an inadequate truck is tiring and stressful. I am close to retiring and we plan to do a lot of camping.
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Old 05-02-2015, 03:50 PM   #32
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I pushed the "Jake" button and did not notice it ever coming on. Something i'm missing?
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Old 05-02-2015, 04:16 PM   #33
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Thinking about getting a 2014 Ram 2500 with a Cummings. Anyone have any mileage info. For some reason they feel people that drive Diesels don't care about mileage.
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Done a lot of reading on this subject over the past two years. According to anecdotal data, all of the heavy duty diesels across the board - Chevy, Ford, RAM - appear to average around 10-12 towing, 15-16 around town and 17-20 on the highway. Trust me, we all care about mileage, but it is what it is if you want a truck capable of towing heavy (and safely) on pretty much any terrain......
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That is correct Meep however i was getting around 12 13 towing which is fine but i was getting 12 13 city. I am now getting around 17 city and it only has 125 miles on it so i am hoping for more. And we truck owners want to know what kind of mileage we are getting but for some unknown reason the manufactures don't feel the same unless it is that all powerful "1/2 ton"
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:21 PM   #35
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I pushed the "Jake" button and did not notice it ever coming on. Something i'm missing?
Did you pull your foot off the throttle?
High gear low speed?
Lock it out of OD and tach it up a touch or three with tow/haul on..
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40 MPH let off gas and never felt or heard anything all the way to stop. My old (2011) Silverado would try to throw you through the windshield.
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Mike....usually mine will not kick in below 40. Unless I have a load on, in tow haul and it is full exhaust break.
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cst. New to the Ram trucks.Full exhaust break meaning push the button one time? Would it act different in tow hall at around 40 with out the trailer? Would rear end gear change effects of exhaust break?Again thank's while i go through Ram this learning curve.
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Mike. Yes 1 push is full exhaust. 2 push is smart exhaust break. IIRC full is anytime you let off the gas it should kick in to slow you down, the auto (smart) should keep you at a specific speed, ie when you let off the go pedal it should keep you at that speed. I will try to find it in the manual.
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cstover. Put it in tow hall coming back from church this morning. Took it up to 45 and let off gas (diesel) pedal and heard the noise that a jake will make but only once and nothing under 40. As long as it works with the trailer behind me i'm good. Guess i need to take this trailer out for a test run.(pain in the ass) But will be worth it. Will the trailer control remember the setting.
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