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Old 05-31-2012, 11:09 AM   #51
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Not 9.5 mph rofl but 9.5 mpg

I din't understand how this works. I have tow/haul button on and see 5 on the dash. Now, going uphill, i know the transmission is shifting down but how do I know what speed it's in? The display stays on 5. If I press - to shift down manually, jt then puts me to what speed it's currently on like it was in 2nd gear going up a good incline. Should I downshift going uphill or let the transmission do the work?
I normally let the tranny do it's own work; the factory generally has them dialed in pretty well to manage load and demand. If you feel RPM go up but your display is still on 5, I'd guess that it is your torque converter unlocking. I'm not familiar with Dodge but that's what my '05 Ford would do. It would unlock rather than downshift for the first strategy. Downshifts would occur if there was additional demand.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:43 AM   #52
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Not sure about that, no matter what speed I'm on , the display always shows 5 (unless i press the + or - myself. If driving on flat road at highway speed, and i hit the -, the display would stay on 5 but if just sitting in driveway, disply on 5 and i hit the - ten it shows 1.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:43 PM   #53
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13.5 to 14 mpg towing a Wolfpup 17p with my 2003 Nissan Murano AWD. The CVT never hunts for a gear since it doesn't have any. It has 125K miles on the clock and pulling strong.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:58 PM   #54
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On my 2011 ram 1500 Long Horn.

The display shows the max gear.
So if 5 is displayed they 5th is the max gear the tranny will shift to.
If 4 is displayed they 4th is the max gear the tranny will shift to.
Etc
It does not show the current gear you are in.

Side not when in Tow/Haul mode the rpm ranges for each gear is modified electronically or so I read from dodgeforumz website
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We are going to Canada, north of Yellowstone National Park (3800 mile round trip). I think I will be using quite a bit of diesel. I am checking pricing now for the trip. We will see our son on the way in Montana. It should be a good test on fuel mileage for the 6.7 PSD!
Short trips 500 miles or so, we have been on the edge of 10.5 with our TH @ about 10k#'s.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:30 PM   #56
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4.30 on rear end part of problem. i have silverado 3500 dually diesal 4x4 with 3.73 rear end towing a 35 ft. cardinal 2003 5th wheel. i get 14.5 with or without trailer. the truck is 2008 year model with allison transmission. tacks at 1800 @ 70 mph.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:01 PM   #58
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On my 2011 ram 1500 Long Horn.

The display shows the max gear.
So if 5 is displayed they 5th is the max gear the tranny will shift to.
If 4 is displayed they 4th is the max gear the tranny will shift to.
Etc
It does not show the current gear you are in.

Side not when in Tow/Haul mode the rpm ranges for each gear is modified electronically or so I read from dodgeforumz website
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At current gas prices here, about three miles to the dollar.
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Towing our Rockwood 2109S with an Xterra (3.3l, 6 cyl) we got an average of 10.3 mpg going to FL and back. We ran 55 mph going south and 65 going north.
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