2013 Dodge Ram, 25mpg - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-05-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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2013 Dodge Ram, 25mpg

Has anyone bought a 2013 6 cyl Dodge Ram? I've seen a few of them at the dealers and they look like a good tow vehicle for a Fiberglass rig. Four door Short bed 2wd list for about $31K nicely equipped. I guess you could buy it for about $26K. The main things I did not really like was it had coil springs in the rear and as with most full size trucks these days the bed rails are too high.
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Same body, different motor, the coil springs are ideal for air bags, less than $100, firestone. The truck rides like a car but I'd be leery of the mpg, it is a heavy truck. What are the spec's on it for towing?
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3:21 Rear 4.25-4.4K
3:55 Rear 5.8-6.1K
For the 3:55 rear the window sticker is 25 MPG. I was hoping to see if someone has one and what kind of mileage they were getting and if they were towing anything with it.
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I have the 3:55 but the Hemi and 20" wheels, I get 12 mpg, towing or not.
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... the coil springs are ideal for air bags, less than $100, firestone.
Or, spend more money (perhaps a lot more) and get factory four-wheel full air suspension, with automatic adjustment, which they call Active-Level.
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The salesman was telling me about the shifter knob. I said I guess it's like the MOPAR push button shifter. He just gave me a blank stare and did not know what I was talking about.
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I guess I would be in the 'blank stare' camp also. What models did they put those on, and when?
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In the 50's and early 60's chrysler products had push buttons for your automatic gear selector. There was a lever that dropped down to put the car in park.
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You you could get better mileage by removing the bed to make it lighter. Or you could get better mileage and maneuverability by moving the camper onto the truck. Or you could just get a slide in truck camper! That is what I did. I went over to the dark side.
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Or you could just get a slide in truck camper! That is what I did. I went over to the dark side.
yeah, but then you have to take everything with you and basically vacate your camping spot when all you want to do is go on a bit of a siteseeing excursion.
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In the 50's and early 60's chrysler products had push buttons for your automatic gear selector. There was a lever that dropped down to put the car in park.
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We called those "typewriter drive". Type writers were high tech machines that printed on paper with letter shaped hammers transferring ink from a ribbon soaked with ink.
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Oh my stars, are we going to talk about Plymouths again.. those dog cars

When I was MUCH younger my folks had a pushbutton transmission car, but I thought it was an AMC, it wasn't it was a PLYMOUTH!
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V6 engine

I've read several articles about the 2013 and 2014 Ram trucks . There was a problem with the V6 engine which supposedly was corrected ( # 3 cylinder). There was also a problem with the 8 speed transmission and the 8 speed is not available with the Hemi V8 until April 2013. The reports on towing with the V6 were all over the map , some saying the V6 was not a good engine for towing due to it's power curve and struggled at towing loads well under its rating. My Ram dealer recommended waiting for the 2014's to come out. He thinks the bugs will be worked out, Plus they may have a small diesel engine and an updated Hemi available in the 2014 Ram !500 . I did the same thing as Jim and installed air bags in the coil springs . Did a lot for the ride NOTHING for the mileage
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Oh my stars, are we going to talk about Plymouths again.. those dog cars

When I was MUCH younger my folks had a pushbutton transmission car, but I thought it was an AMC, it wasn't it was a PLYMOUTH!
Wow, that image brings back memories. My dad had a 64 Dodge (just like the pic below). Also the family TV. It had that exact button arrangement on the left side of the dash. Thnxs for posting.
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