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Old 11-13-2013, 11:41 AM   #81
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I have a Ram 2500 6.7 L Diesel 4x4 on a pull I'm getting 9.2 MPG and just the Truck I'm getting 18 MPG. Should I get better?
In part you're doing better than I. With my crew cab/long bed/3500 DRW with 4.10 gears - I have gotten between 8.5 - 11.0 mpg towing. My towing speed is typically 62-64 mph on highways.

Unloaded, around town and highway miles mixed it, I'm usually getting between 10 and 14.9 mpg. My non-towing speed is typically 7-9mph over the posted speed limit on highways and 3-5mph over the posted speed limit on secondary roads.

Towing-wise: I generally pull on highways up and down the east coast. My fifth wheel weighs right about 14,000 pounds. The truck, fully loaded (including pin weight) comes in right about 11,500-12,000 depending on who is with us and what the trip consists of.

I'll be honest, I had hoped for better mileage too.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #82
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mine duramax never down shifts when going up hills towing 9000+ @63 ish MPH
me too.. the only time I command it (push button down) to drop out of 6th is when my temps (EGT) get out of my comfort level, I sit at 17-1800 rpm at 63-65MPH towing with a combined weight of 20k give or take. I also see 12.5 towing mixed and 22 empty
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:02 PM   #83
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I have a 07 2500 Duramax crew cab 4 x 4 and have averages 9.8 to 11 at highway speeds. My 5er unloaded weight is 12,000 not sure how much cargo I have but the cargo bays are full I would guess another 1000 to 1500 pounds. I drive with cruise set between 65 and 75 depending on posted speed limit and have never wished I had a gaser. I can even pass a slower car running 50 with very little effort raising my speed to 70 to 80 during the pass, try that with your gaser.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:42 PM   #84
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After reading through this highly informative (and mildly entertaining) thread about MPG and the virtues of this and that...

I've had a change of heart.

I'm going to go all out and go for the ultimate in fuel economy.




(you know, I'm kidding, right?)
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:05 PM   #85
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After reading through this highly informative (and mildly entertaining) thread about MPG and the virtues of this and that... I've had a change of heart. I'm going to go all out and go for the ultimate in fuel economy. (you know, I'm kidding, right?)
Now that was funny. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:14 PM   #86
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This sums up this thread...sorry OP...may your journeys take you somewhere relaxing vs an Internet thread on MPG's! LOL
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I done some clean-up on this thread as it was headed off the rails. Please remember our #1 rule: play nice.

In effort to get back on topic, here's the original post...

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I have a Ram 2500 6.7 L Diesel 4x4 on a pull I'm getting 9.2 MPG and just the Truck I'm getting 18 MPG. Should I get better?
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #89
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Thanks Dave.

Millertime, I checked my '13 manual and it doesn't mention the 4.10 at all. If I recall right, it gave the truck a towing capability of around 26k, up from 23,500 for the 3.73. Wish I would have held into my '11 manual.
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