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Old 10-09-2014, 12:56 AM   #1
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Ram Heavy Duty 2500/3500 Hemi 6.4 Owners Reviews

Hello fellow campers. Are there any new 6.4 Hemi owners out there camping. Looking for your towing experiences. What rear axle ratio do you have and how do you like the truck.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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Hello fellow campers. Are there any new 6.4 Hemi owners out there camping. Looking for your towing experiences. What rear axle ratio do you have and how do you like the truck.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:28 PM   #3
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A friend bought a 2014 2500 with the hemi, made first run today about 140 miles and got almost 7 mpg


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Tells us nothing.

Towing, empty, weight, flat land, hills/mtns, gearing, etc?
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:02 PM   #5
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I have a 2014 crew cab Ram 2500 Laramie with the 6.4, 3.73 axle. Previously had a 6.0 diesel XLT with the same axle. The Ram tows my 8-8500 lb TT better. It is quieter and a more relaxing and comfortable ride. Towing I avg 10 mpg. I am in N. California so I have some kind of pass or hill to get over no matter which way I go. I can assault the passes at 55-60 mph, 3rd gear, and ~3000 rpm. I've also taken several long road trips non towing, with about 1000 lbs payload and family of 4 and averaged 18-19 mpg for the entire trip.
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:14 PM   #6
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Tells us nothing.

Towing, empty, weight, flat land, hills/mtns, gearing, etc?
Not sure it makes any difference what the conditions were...."almost" 7pmg seems to speak for itself - just sayin'
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Sorry pulling a 28' Salem TT about 7000 lbs a few hills but mostly 4 lane hiway running 60- 65 mph
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Picked up a mega cab a few weeks ago and only got one trip towing our 30ft 8100lb loaded TT. Pulled great plenty of power and really stable. A lot more enjoyable haul compared to the 1500 and I averaged 8.9 according to the display but it only had 180 miles on it so I'm sure that factors a bit.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:55 AM   #10
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Sorry pulling a 28' Salem TT about 7000 lbs a few hills but mostly 4 lane hiway running 60- 65 mph

Thanks. That's does seem low for that TT. I towed pretty much the same size TT with a 2010 F150 5.4 3.73 and averaged 8.5-9mpg running the same speeds. Salem TT's are very aerodynamic in the front. Maybe that contributed some.
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