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Old 10-24-2013, 02:08 AM
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CharlieL and Explorer Rob:

I think you both get braggin' rights with those kinda mpg at speeds of 75. Seems to me if you were down in the 55 mph range that I travel you'd be in that 23-25 mpg ranges. Kudos to you both. I think I will get out on DE 1 and set the cruise on 55 one way and travel a good distance and then turn around, after a good lunch some where, reset the trip and come back at a faster pace and see what I come up with on the trip indicator. I have the 8 speed with the MDS so I'd expect at 55 I'm having advantage of the 4 cylinder operation. DE route 1 is pretty flat as is most of DE.
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The 4.7 V8 did not have MDS also I believe if you get the 5.7 in a Ram 2500 it does not have MDS? I have heard the 2014 Jeep Cherokee with the 5.7 has a button on the dash to turn off MDS. It is labeled ECO....interesting. BTW I hate MDS, saves very little gas but gets the Ram a better rating.
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BTW I hate MDS, saves very little gas but gets the Ram a better rating.
Dvp16: Really? All the reviews by non-owners (bias) and moto-head's give it good grades. Let's see 8 cylinders pumping gas or 4 cyl? Maybe over a short trip but I'd think if you were running a decent trip you'd save, plus I'd think wear and tear would be less too. Just my thoughts, surely not an moto engineer here. Thanks for the info ":-D jack
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3]My comment was intended as a Tongue-in-cheek.
Silvercreek: I found this while looking around. I'm sure you've probably read all this before but it is a glowing review and breakdown of the Laramie Longhorn. On CarQuotes.com Thought maybe you'd get a boost yet again reading about the great truck you bought, as if you didn't know. If I can get it to appear right. If not I'll edit it and get it here someway. It's a great article, one you might like to print or save. It worked. If you look at the title above Ram 1500's you see it's specific to your model.

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The 25/26 MPG the display is showing is not your average mpg, it's just the mpg at that time and conditions. I have seen mine all the way at 99 MPG. The average MPG number of 14.... is the real number. That's were mine hovers for most of the time and I drive mostly 5 over the 75mph speed limit. It is possible to have the average(the small display number on the lower right) at 25 if you reset it and drive at 49mph and maybe coast downhill for 20 miles! Your claim of averaging 25/26 MPG is just not realistic.

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The 25/26 MPG the display is showing is not your average mpg, it's just the mpg at that time and conditions. I have seen mine all the way at 99 MPG. The average MPG number of 14.... is the real number. That's were mine hovers for most of the time and I drive mostly 5 over the 75mph speed limit. It is possible to have the average(the small display number on the lower right) at 25 if you reset it and drive at 49mph and maybe coast downhill for 20 miles! Your claim of averaging 25/26 MPG is just not realistic.
And your claim of my claim is misunderstood. I never said that my overall average was 25/26. I said if you read comments of mine all that I said that going down the highway in cruise did I see that, never did I say my overall was 25/26. And I've had a senior member here say it is possible and he's seen it on a friends average that after broken in. My average speed is about 55 on any trip. I've seen the wild fluctuations too to 99mpg and of course I understood what's going on. I'm not 25 I'm 65 years old and I think I can figure that one out.
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I have unsubscribed to this post. Carry it on among others if you care to. I've got my fill of misunderstanding and just some just reading my last post or just one or two of the many other comments of my posts and then replying on what you perceive I've said. I started out with a very Pro-Ram comment and it seems many are more prone to believing bad stats about the Ram then trying to encourage the positive things some owners may be experiencing. No one knows their vehicle like the owner, or what they are experiencing. Even though words alone may fail to communicate that in a post. Apparently, I've not been clear enough and so I'm done!

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Guess he realized that posting his truck gets 25/26 on the highway was another one of his senior moments.
I should try taking 10 minutes to accelerate to 55 and stay at that speed maybe my mpg would be around 25.
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I really did not purchase trying to get good mileage, hence my comment on not liking the MDS. After all it is a truck and for the most part my hemi objective is to go from point a to b very quickly. But I certainly respect those that are trying to squeeze an extra 2 mpg out of a huge vehicle.
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Have less than 1000 miles on the truck and on a 3 hour round trip (not Gilligans')involving going around several small seashore towns to sight see was averaging 20.4 mpg. Consensus was I might look for 17 mpg when I get around 10k miles on the truck.

And speaking of senior moments. It's natural to get crabby and negative as you get older. I was looking on the positive side of what our trucks are capable of. Seems the majority only want to stand up for the bad results. I seem to be beating the norm getting 20.4 after less than 1000 miles. I'm just proud enough to want to hope for the best for mine and yours. If that's a bad thing, and a senior moment let me have more and go out happy, not down on everything or hepped up to prove someone else can not possibly do better than you. How immature. I guess this is a good forum, but this initial post has been anything but uplifting. Seems all the bad points were produced. I should tell my neighbor, an ex-Toyota dealer that my RAM is a gas hog to go ahead and buy his Toyota. Thanks to several here however that have said they've seen examples of our brand getting the 25/26 on the highway after breakin.
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