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Old 07-30-2013, 12:44 PM   #11
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I have towed six thousand miles with a 9 overall average. I budget for 8. Hauling 15.5K combined weight as I do down the road is not going to come cheap.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:15 PM   #12
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Yes its 65mph. I stayed between 60-65 with the exception of 75 to pass an 18 wheeler doing 55. Stopped 2 times on the way home and felt the tires both times
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #13
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Hi Prothos,
We have a 2012 Ram 1500 4X4 w/5.7L hemi, 6sp auto, 3.55 gears and Michelen LTX AT2 tires and tonneau cove. We pull a 2013 FR Surveyor SP220 Sport that weighs 5000lbs loaded. In the quest for more power and mileage I did the following mods to my Ram; Vararam intake, Magnaflow 14" muffler and Bullydog Gt for Hemi tuner. I think I am close to 410-415 horsepower now and have plenty of power. The muffler isn't loud at all except under a real uphill and mileage solo now is 17 around town and 22-23 on the highway. Towing mileage, on the flats, went from 10 to 13 and I have gotten as high as 15 with a tailwind. I have about $800 in mods but feel they were well worth it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:16 PM   #14
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What a F U N trip!!
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:48 PM   #15
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I have thought about the exhaust and intake. Just kind of hate to make many mods on a 3 month old truck. I have the 3.92 rear end it better for towing but hurts on the mpg. Also have the six speed tran.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:54 PM   #16
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Pecan Park is one of our favorite CG along with Guadalupe River Resort in Kerrville. We plan on attending the Texas Frog Rally in October at Buckhorn Lake RV resort in Kerrville (another great CG) We get our best highway MPG at 60 MPH and prefer to travel no more than 300 miles a day, so the time difference between 60-65 is negligible.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #17
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Great to have such a positive experience on your first outing.
Looks like a wonderful spot to camp!
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:45 PM   #18
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Yeah! Looks like a blast! Gotta love tubing! With all that drinking, hope their were restrooms along the river! LOL LOL LOL
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:59 PM   #19
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well my drinking consisted of bottled water. now the wife was drinking rum runner, we are already planing a tip back at the end of aug
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I wish I could invite you to the FROG rally in Kerrville, TX, in October but they had reserved 50 sites and they gave an additional 15, but they all filled up fast. There is also to be a wine tour by bus provided by the RV park. I look forward to the rally and plan on going early and stay late.
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