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Old 11-09-2012, 09:22 AM
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Just did a short trip tonight (115 miles) @ 55 mph towing my camper (~ 6000 lbs), and hand calc'd was 9.8, EVIC showed 10.0.

Return trip empty @ 60 mph hand calc'd came to 17.6, EVIC said 18.4.

I ain't getting the mpg everyone else is..what is up ? drove like grandma too !


Same trip last year in the Silverado I had (5.3 w/3.73 gears) got the same towing, but 19.4 empty. And the mpg calculator on it was ALWAYS within .1 of hand calc'd. So far, the Dodge is off by 5-10%. Only time it was less than 5% off was tonight when towing kinda heavy, and then it was off by 2%.
What rear ratio do you have? You get the same mileage I do, on average. I have the 3.92 rear. The 3.55s seem to do better.
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Just did a 328.5 mile round trip ticket to a lake while towing my Pops and my 3000lb bass boat in tow/haul mode the whole way with highway speeds averaging 69 miles per hour and averaged 14.4mpg on the EVIC and 14.2mpg hand calculated. Very happy with that for my Hemi with 3.55's.
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What rear ratio do you have? You get the same mileage I do, on average. I have the 3.92 rear. The 3.55s seem to do better.
I also have the 3.92's.


What is getting me, is mine has averaged 12.9 (hand calc'd) for the life of the truck, and I DO NOT hot rod it. Drive like grandpa by most peoples standards. It has 2300 miles on it right now.

2 tanks towing, and the rest is normal driving, no hot rodding or anything like that. I'd say ~ 25% or less of the 2300 that are on it were towing.

Most of my towing is a 3300 lb boat, but 2x a year I drag my heavy camper 100 miles to my hunting property, and then back at the end of the season.

Most of my driving trips are < 10 miles 1 way, so that may be some of it, but man, this thing isn't getting even close to the mpg everyone else claims, and even the dealer is surprised I ain't getting better as well. They said most people get better mpg than the window sticker says.
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All Synthetic fluids in everything.
E3 Plugs.
MSD Coil, much hotter more powerful spark.
New MSD Wires.
Cold air intake, DIY or name brand, just use K&N filter.
Headers & dual exhaust. I wrap my headers.
Remove engine fan & replace with dual electrical fans. gives more HP too.
I replaced bearings with best available for less rolling resistance.
I inflate my 285/75/16's to 48LBS and rotate every 4K.
Take out & clean injectors or have an injector cleaning done professionally.
Remove ALL extra & not needed weight.
Easy on gas pedal, manuals are better on gas.
Coast on hills, coming up to red lights/stop signs, IN Neutral.
I changed my 5.9 to a 5.2 & MPG is WAY better.
Use AC only if absolutely necessary.

I live in Rural area east of Toronto and have many times turned engine off and coasted down large hills for up to 7.5K or 4.5 miles.

MPG stays around 19-21 depending on how much I HyperMile

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