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Old 12-13-2008, 06:40 PM
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Just picked up my first Dodge. 96 Ram 2500 with 5.9 cummins.I am pulling a 2500 lb. trailer.What mileage should I expext?
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Did any of us buy the truck for the fuel milage? LOL

That being said, dependent upon how hard I keep my foot into it, I get between 11 and 14MPG with my '08 HEMI Quad Cab 1500

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My brother has a 2008 3500 and he gets between 11 to 14 MPG while towing
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:08 PM
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i get 7mpg in my 2000 1500 =/
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Just picked up my first Dodge. 96 Ram 2500 with 5.9 cummins.I am pulling a 2500 lb. trailer.What mileage should I expext?
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I have owned 4 Cummins Trucks and the one closest to yours was a 2001 HO. I would have gotten 16 mpg pulling that load with mine. Yours is a Mechanical Injection pump that can be turned up or left stock very easy. Depending on manual or automatic you should see between 15 to 18 mpg pulling that light load. 2500 pounds is nothing for the Cummins.
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I have a 06 with the hemi. i get 16-17mpg in the city running 87 octane. what i did was put in 16 iridium sprak plugs, K&N air intake system, catback exhaust and put Nitrogen in the tires. I try and not put my foot into the gas alot, i try and keep the RPM's below 2,000.
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in my 05 w/hemi
I get about 300 miles to tha tank
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I try and not put my foot into the gas alot, i try and keep the RPM's below 2,000.
Where's the fun in that. I love the way my 5.9 sounds over 2000 RPMs
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I have a 06 with the hemi. i get 16-17mpg in the city running 87 octane.....
Wow! That's superb... I barely get 10 - 12 mpg averaging city and highway. When I do urban only, that drops to a mere 8.5 Mine is stock engine, I mean no CID, no super-sparks or things like that. Must confess my right foot is a little bit heavy

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Well that's pretty much like what I get... 300 - 320 miles on a 34 gallon tank.
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OK people here is my recorded milage today. I've only had the truck a couple weeks and had little chance to accurately measure my milage. Truck is a 2003 2500 RAM cummins diesel running empty other than full size tool box and a 200 pound 5th wheel hitch and 2 people . Total milage traveled 390...360 highway on cruise contol most of the time @ 74 mph. and 30 miles of heavy city traffic. Total fuel consumed 16.3 gal. average mpg . 23.8..Not to shabby for a 7000 lb. truck with 136600 odo reading ..I was running ,according to the overhead computer ,24.4 until I ran into heavy highway traffic around Tampa and stuck my foot in it. Amazingly I'm running around 2100 rpm. @ 74/75... Now I'm anxious to hang my 9000 pound 5th wheel on it .I'll report after doing a shake down trip to the Florida Keys soon.
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