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Old 08-30-2013, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by GTyankee View Post
My '09 Ram QC 5.7 weighed 5300 pounds from the factory
the bed is loaded with tools & 30 gallons of gas in my auxiliary tank, plus the full stock gas tank & my fat ass in the seat, the Ram weighs 6,480 pounds

I just drove 6,814 miles, coast to coast & back on vacation
computer read anywhere from 17.4 to 20.1 MPG
most of the trip was at 75 MPH with some driving at 80 MPH, what ever the speed sign read at the time, i always use Cruise Control on the highway

I believe that by using synthetic oil & one of the better oil filters & having a clean air filter is the key to good mileage

I now have 83,000 miles on my Ram
this was on a different cross country trip, while going through Oklahoma on a hot day

What have you replaced and what service have you done. I would love to get that mileage again. Also what tires do you have/
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