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Old 06-01-2012, 12:26 PM   #11
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I appreciate all the info and input. After hearing yall, We decided to keep the Ram. After all, it seems to be a happy medium with towing our TT and when just commuting to and from due to it having MDS. We get between 9 and 11 towing and 18 to 20 when not towing. We will go with a bigger truck when we go with a bigger TT. No time soon. lol

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Old 06-01-2012, 12:57 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by BigTJohn View Post
I have a Grey Wolf 26RL and a RAM 1500 w/hemi. No problems and truck pulls fine. Have not been in the mtns much (some in VA and NC) fm and back to FL. 8.5-11 mpg so not much to worry about. Less than diesel (cost of engine, fuel, etc) so I figure if I stay w/26RL I should not have a major problem or cost with anything over and above. I am going to CO this AUG/SEP then thru VA back to FL so that will be a big tell as far as real mtn towing. I have thought about going diesel but with what my friends have (Silverado 2500w/Duramax) and he does not get much better on the road and worse when in town and unloaded than I do, so I have been reluctant to make the leap to a diesel. I have heard many stories about turbo loading up if not really used much at speed to burn off carbon and other problems it makes me unsure it would be worth it. Anyone else like to chime in?
As far as the Cummins diesel loading up I can tell you that is true but there is a fix. Mine is a 2008. There is a class action lawsuit for this very thing. I believe it covers the 2007 thru 2010 model years. Mine was absolutley horendous on mileage. Several trips back and forth to the dealer yeilded no results. I have since deleted the EGR and DPF and added a tuner. The tuner fools the computer into thinking everything is still there. My fuel mileage has increased by 5 mpg and the engine oil stays much cleaner. I have visually inspected the impeller on the turbo and it is spotless. The engine no longer goes into regen. There is a wealth of information reguarding this on the Cummins forums. I have friends that own the Duramax that have done the same thing with good results.

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