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Old 09-01-2013, 10:56 PM
dawoodsman dawoodsman is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Up North, Minnesota
Posts: 234
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 Crew
Trim Level: Outdoorsman
Color: True Blue Peal/Mineral Gray
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 2
dawoodsman will become famous soon enough

Had a chance to wring mine out a bit on a long trip with one of the kids to college. 4 riders + partially full bed of college and apartment items on the way there, around the town--with lots of hills--a bit, and then back minus one kid and the stuff in the bed.

Total MPG was 16.7 as measured the old fashioned way. The trip computer had it a few tenths higher. I tripped the 2nd trip computer when we hit the open road on the way back and got 19.2 mpg (per the computer), averaging about 60 mph with light winds, on fairly straight/level roads without a lot of traffic. We are forced to use 10 percent ethanol blend here too--that cuts mileage down a tad by itself.

Not as bad as it was looking initially! Still shy of 800 miles on it so hoping it will improve more with further break in.

Last edited by dawoodsman; 09-01-2013 at 11:00 PM.
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