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Old 06-30-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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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 06-30-2013, 05:38 PM   #2
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It would really help if you would say what you were pulling, at what speed, and with what rear end gear ratio.
Without any info, it is difficult to say one way or another.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:03 PM   #3
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Work and play 28 ft, 7220 lbs. , 65 mph and 3.7:3 ratio.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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when I was pulling our last 2 TT around 7500 lbs and 34ft I also saw 9.5. with the new 5er I see 12.5 ... 18 sounds pretty good empty as I only see 21 but I have lots of mods to help with the MPG`s. when the truck was new I only saw 18... aero has lots to do with your milage and a TT is not very good on that dept.. I think having my 5er in the bed help me and I weight 5k more
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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We had a work and play 30wr and I pulled it with a duramax and it would get around 10 in the tow mode on the program. While it was heavier, I would say you are not real far off on the mileage. I too have a new 5ver that is longer and heavier and I am pulling with a 2011 f250 with 6.7 diesel and it gets 11.0 average. I agree with above regarding 5vers getting better mileage even when bigger and heavier.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:15 PM   #6
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I was checking because a camper came over to our site yesterday and said I should be getting way much more than that like 15 in tow and 20 truck. He has a 1 ton ram and pull a large 5er and he gets 15 and 21 so I don't know?
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:25 PM   #7
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I was checking because a camper came over to our site yesterday and said I should be getting way much more than that like 15 in tow and 20 truck. He has a 1 ton ram and pull a large 5er and he gets 15 and 21 so I don't know?

Did you consider he may have been lying?
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:16 AM   #8
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I'd have to drive that truck before I believe 15mpg towing a large 5'ver...IMO, your mpg's are not far off from everyone's average when you consider speed, wind, terrain & type of rv towed.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:47 AM   #9
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Unless his trailer is a 8x10 utility trailer with a tent on it, he is not getting 15mpg towing.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:06 AM   #10
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I just joined the Forum today because we are considering purchasing a Class C. We are just retired, and on a small pension and are being told by many people that this lifestyle has become very expensive with the price of gas now and getting low mileage. We were thinking of this, because we have two dogs and would want/need to bring them with us. We realize Rv'ing is a lifestyle, but do the saving on restaurants and hotels really justify the cost of gas, maintenance and insurance.
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