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Old 03-08-2015, 09:17 AM   #1
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Just purchased a new tow vehicle 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi 6.4.
4.10 rear end. According to Dodge tow charts should be able to tow 13,000 to 15,000. We have a 2013 Flagstaff 5th wheel 8528 RKWS. Unloaded weight 7300 loaded weight is around 9300 lbs. Traded in a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel. Was wondering if any readers out there have this setup. And what are you getting for gas mileage. Thanks for any input.
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:34 AM   #2
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Mileage will not send you over the moon with the motor and gears, but the trans helps. With your 5er and a 3/4-ton RAM, your payload is the limiting factor but since you know loaded weight you likely know your pin weight too.

Congrats on the purchase! My daily driver is a 1/2-ton RAM crew/mid-bed/5.7 HEMI/3.92s.
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2014 6.4 Mega cab 3.73 pulling a 30" TT around 8500 loaded and averaged 9mpg. Truck only had a few hundred miles on it and with you having the 4.10s it should do a little better.
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Thanks for the input. I forgot the pin weight.
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List pin weight is 1100lbs and the truck is rated a little over 3k so your good there.
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Tcor asked for gas mileage and I don't see any one giving that info?
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Tcor asked for gas mileage and I don't see any one giving that info?
cycle said 9
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9 probably isn't far off. I have a 2500 with the 5.7 and 4.10 and get right about 10 with my TT at 8,300 lbs loaded.


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9 probably isn't far off. I have a 2500 with the 5.7 and 4.10 and get right about 10 with my TT at 8,300 lbs loaded.


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If you don't mind me asking, what gear do you pull in and how many rpm do you turn on the highway with the 4.10's?
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Going with a ton is always a good idea. It gives you a lot more flexibility for trailer selection in the future plus the safety factor for stopping and passing. My 2008 2500 with the Cummins gets about 12-15 mpg on the highway with the trailer and and about the same around town depending on stops and starts. The hemi is going to get 3-5 mpg less but will give you lots of power.
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