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Old 08-30-2012, 12:50 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by KyDan View Post
What size engine do you have?
What kind of MPG (honest- no guessing) do you get when towing?

I get a low of 8 mpg and a high of 12 mpg on a good day. (Imperial gallon). I have the Hemi 5.7. The best mpg I can get not towing is 19 mpg. I think that's consistant with most , no matter what you tow with.

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Old 08-30-2012, 01:25 PM   #32
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I'm just curious.
Online conversions imperial mpg to us mpg you're getting about 8 to 10
in our neighborhood.
I get about 9. Haven't checked unhitched MPG because if I'm unhitched
my truck is in the garage

I see you have the 5.7L engine. I have the 5.3L.
I'm happy towing what I have now including hauling my motorcycle
and we've been across Colorado twice.

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be happy towing 3000Lbs more and that's where
I'd be if I bought the lightest 5er out there in our size range.

Soooooo I'm gonna need a new truck to go with my new trailer

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