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Old 08-13-2013, 06:00 PM
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Thats realy low.
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Totally unrelated....sorry. Jealous tho !!!!!!!!!

Have a new 13 ram 2500 laramie longhorn hemi, I get no where near that. 11 in town, 13.7 highway. Like to see it improve, doubtful tho.

Diesel guys enjoy.
I have a ram hemi 2500 as well. I am getting around 12.3 in town. I have not put much highway use on it yet but last time I did I was a little bit over 14. They say once you get around 10,000 miles on the truck you will get two more miles per gallon. I sure hope so. I didn't buy the truck for gas mileage though. I bought it because I love the look of it and the power of it.
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Oh and I do not regret not getting diesel. It would take a long time to recoup that money for me. The heaviest trailer I pull is 6500 pounds. I wanted it more for payload. Also most of my driving is 5 miles to work a day. That would choke out the new diesels. Also I love that Hemi rumble. I think I would miss it. Everyone enjoy what they have.
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Picked up my 2500 6.7L Cummins Mega Cab 4x4 in St Louis on 17 July and drove to Oxnard, CA via Ft. Gibson, OK, Plano, TX, Yuma, AZ, and San Diego, CA...averaged 19.6 MPG! I used the cruise control as much as possible. A/C was on the whole way. Exhaust break was on most of the time (Didn't have to touch my breaks at all driving down the mountains towards Phoenix in Northeast Arizona!) There where five of us in the cab with about 400 lbs of luggage in the bed.
Now, mostly driving in town, it is down to 15.7 MPG. She is mostly stock. No mods to motor, trans, or emissions. I ordered a RetraxPro cover from fastNugly which I installed while still in St Louis. Maybe that helped my highway MPG. Thanks fastNugly!
...oh, and no regen until I reached 2919 miles.
No issues at all during the trip.
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i find it hard to believe the heavy 2500 cummins is more fuel efficient than the 1500 hemi's...
There's a reason why OTR trucks and trains have diesel engines. Oil burners are great for moving heavy weight around.

Also, diesels run lean and have lots of low end torque... Gas engines will die, if run lean... Running lean allows for better mpg and torque is what moves weight.

Europeans have figured this out (diesel is great for mpg) a long time ago and it's part of the reason 50% of their vehicles sold are diesels...
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