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Old 07-24-2014, 08:09 PM   #29
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Thats the kind of mileage numbers I'd like to see. Thanks for the report. I get 15+ mpg with the 5.9Cummins while towing my 1700 boler. Kind of amazing that an engine half the size of mine and just as powerful as the stock cummins can only squeeze out an additional 5 mpg. So the new dodge gets 25% better fuel economy but if it doesn't burn fuel, it burns money instead through depreciation and financing.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:27 PM   #30
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I think you can also say the reverse in that if a motor half your size get's batter mpg, I'd look into why you are not getting 30 mpg with your Cummins. Towing that Boler should have no impact on your efficiency, that motor will tow it just while idling.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:55 AM   #31
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How big is your fuel tank. While I like mileage , I like range even more. I would love to have one if the new Ram's. The first think I'd do is put a bigger tank in it.


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Kind of amazing that an engine half the size of mine and just as powerful as the stock cummins can only squeeze out an additional 5 mpg.
I'm wondering if we are talking about the same gallons here? Ram Stan is in the USA and Rene is in Canada.

The US gallon is smaller, but the miles are the same. Giving the illusion of a lower fuel efficiency in the USA than Canada. Depending on how one converts that would account for an 18 - 20 % difference

1 U.S. Gallon = 0.83267 Canadian (Imperial) Gallons
1 Can Gallon = 1.201 U.S. Gallons
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