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one stooge
02-25-2011, 12:25 PM
I have a 2005 Dodge Ram quad cab larmie heavy duty cummings diesal with a 160k on it. the truck is patriot blue, in great shape, towing a 28 ft contender I got 19 miles to the gallon if you use the c/c at 65 26mpg thats in the northeast, down south with flat roads should be much better the truck is a towing machine, the truck was serviced at a dodge dealership, I am the second owner no accidents,sold my contender and no need for this truck anymore I would rather see someone else enjoy this truck for what it is capable of. this truck has every option avaliable Nav,leather,h.seats,p. seats xm.pw,pdl,pm,defrosting mirrors,sliding r,window infinity sound system, and more 15,500 :trout:


doughnut
02-25-2011, 01:07 PM
nice rig!

TeamBalla
02-25-2011, 08:10 PM
Thats a really nice truck....Great MPG!


DVR
02-27-2011, 11:59 AM
as a owner of a 2006 cummins diesel powered dodge crew cab 4x4-

I'm throwing the bs flag on those mpg numbers

DVR
02-27-2011, 12:00 PM
I have a 2005 Dodge Ram quad cab larmie heavy duty cummings diesal with a 160k on it. the truck is patriot blue, in great shape, towing a 28 ft contender I got 19 miles to the gallon if you use the c/c at 65 26mpg thats in the northeast, down south with flat roads should be much better

:nono:

SoCalSkipper
02-27-2011, 12:33 PM
in my 2005 cummins longbed, 4x4, 4.10 rear end I got 15.9 in the city. 17-18 on hwy. Towing 10,000# , close to same as city. Never close to 19 mpg.

Sold it 'cause tranny failed at 75K. Torque converter replaced at dealer, failed again after 1000 miles

Gas from now on for me due to all the EPA restrictions....

Damn diesels are not allowed to breathe like they need to!!!!!

rockyraider
02-27-2011, 09:20 PM
Those numbers are BS. I mean, its Cummins man, do you really know what your talking about?

doughnut
02-28-2011, 07:44 AM
That truck should easily average 19 MPG. Mine has for 100K miles.

one stooge
02-28-2011, 08:07 AM
Guy's I am reading the overhead consul meter,I reset this thing pleanty of times, I was in disbeleif my self, but it always posted good results,I don't have to bs mpg to sell this truck,anybody that owns one of these trucks knows that they can tow and pull mpg as well, This truck driving at 65mph does great in mpg, over that it does drop off.I just drove to the cape stopped in easton loaded the truck with a cord of wood,it also has a loading platform under the rear seats,drove to mashpee back to easton loaded w/firewood again to shrewsbury used a little more than a 1/4 of a tank,average19mpg w/the cruise control on 60mph in the right lane again thats what the meter says,The truck also has an aftermarket exaust and a k@n air filter,that also helps,I get compliments on this truck all the time,the service manager of usa marine says we love these trucks,I expected a compliment on my contender instead all about the truck,I have no reason to lie about milage,If you have problem with what the meter said, then you have a problem with dodge,not me, as for radier I have been in the automoblie business for over 30years sport

rockyraider
02-28-2011, 08:59 AM
"towing a 28 ft contender I got 19 miles to the gallon if you use the c/c at 65 26mpg thats in the northeast, down south with flat roads should be much better"

I didn't mean to offend you, I'm sorry for that. I just don't see how anyone who knowns anything about these trucks can make the claim that this truck, pulling a 28' Contender, would get 19mpg. To make matters worse, to go on and say that towing it at 65mph would result in 26mpg and if done in the south, the milage would be even higher, is just plain crazy.

Maybe you are going off of what the overhead computer says but anyone who's been in the automobile industry for 30yrs should know that those things are inaccurate and not even worth mentioning 99% of the time. Either way, its a beautiful truck and I'm sure she does pull great. Good luck with the sale.

one stooge
02-28-2011, 11:54 AM
Let me correct something 26mpg is not towing the contender,17mpg to 19mpg is the real mpg depending on speed towing the contender I just got back from boston on the mass pike and the meter said 26mpg at 64 to 65mph, I don't want to miss lead anybody on gas milage but if you are going to tow, the cummings diesal does a great job don't worrie you did not offend me I just want to let people know that the truck does get good milage if you are towing something

jeremyj
02-28-2011, 12:08 PM
Have you verified it by starting with a full tank, resetting trip, then topping off later and calculating the fuel economy?

Nice looking truck!

tommymo
02-28-2011, 12:27 PM
WOW. I have the same rig year and model and so does my cousin and I can tell you that they both towed my 23 cc and none of them got 19mpg towing more like 12-14 and. I dont even get 19mpg hwy regular the best I ever did was 18 and thats off the overhead and hand calculated. If I could do it all over again I would have opted for the Tundra, I have to say the dodge is a beast when it comes to towing tho.

DVR
02-28-2011, 01:41 PM
It's a nice truck your mpg figures are just total bs. if it's not hand calculated it's not actual. So you have been in the industry over 30 years? still haven't figured out how to spell cummins or diesel?

in the real world, hand calculated, empty, 850 miles in one day= 20.4mpg with cruise on 78mph.

Jonboater
02-28-2011, 07:38 PM
Nice Dodge!

FYI there stooge you might have a Predator or etc programmer in your ECM. These things work by increasing the time the injector is open at a given throttle position. More time open equals more fuel equals more power. The overhead is calulated based on the stock injector tables so long story short the computer is tricked into thinking the engine is burning less fuel. Hence 26mpg on the overhead when real is more like 20-21.

I have an uncle with a little 3.9 B4 in a half ton Z71 that might squeek out 26 if he keeps the speed down.

retired
03-01-2011, 09:59 AM
That overhead display on a lot of dodge/cummins websites is known as the lie-o-meter. Unless the numbers are hand calculated and the fuel tank was filled to the same level before and after the test the mpg numbers are suspect. If have been driving dodge/cummins since 1992 and have kept mileage logs from day 1 and find your mpg numbers questionable.

doughnut
03-01-2011, 10:01 AM
MPG's must be calculated based on gallons in and miles driven, which requires a correct odo. The Cummins is known for its Good MPG's, they get good mpgs, but, relative to the application.

MAGNUS
03-01-2011, 04:44 PM
I could only get 12 mpg towing my Sailfish at 65 mph. 6 hour trip down to the Keys was the longest I ever towed the boat. It will get close to 21 mpg, not towing, but only under 70 mph. Those are hand caculated numbers. Nice looking truck.

Kendall
03-01-2011, 04:59 PM
With the apparently false claims of mpg which has been refuted by several Dodge Hulltruthers with the same vehicle/engine, I would be wary to trust the seller of this vehicle.

fishman 77
03-02-2011, 09:19 AM
I have the exact same truck color, year, engine, package, etc. I only have about 50,000 miles. With the factory tires I got about 20 MPG. Then I put on 34" BFG Offroad and the milage dropped to 16.

Towing the 36' Yellowfin below I get about 9 MPG .


I would believe 19 MPG highway but NOT towing the boat.

rfbcody
03-03-2011, 01:54 PM
fishman77
I never seen so much bull shit in my life I have a dodge 2500 6.7 2009 4X4 Qad cab Auto and I ck my fuel mpg buy the od and i left Agawam Ma.and I drove to Cape Coral Fl I left Jan.2 this year and I was towing a 2520 Parker S.C.DV 9'6" beem doing 70 to 80 mph and I got 10 mpg buy the od 1440 miles in 24 hr and 5 min. Let my wife drive a little .I would like to get a chip for it .I don't no if it would help with mpg any one have a chip in there truck let me no where to get one. thanks Ron
ONE STOOGE is so full of it. YES STOCK

JRussell
03-03-2011, 05:31 PM
fishman77
I never seen so much bull shit in my life I have a dodge 2500 6.7 2009 4X4 Qad cab Auto and I ck my fuel mpg buy the od and i left Agawam Ma.and I drove to Cape Coral Fl I left Jan.2 this year and I was towing a 2520 Parker S.C.DV 9'6" beem doing 70 to 80 mph and I got 10 mpg buy the od 1440 miles in 24 hr and 5 min. Let my wife drive a little .I would like to get a chip for it .I don't no if it would help with mpg any one have a chip in there truck let me no where to get one. thanks Ron
ONE STOOGE is so full of it.

Stock tires?

slickcav
03-04-2011, 06:47 AM
ok lets be nice here, yeah his towing numbers are a stretch, the lie-o-meter up on the display is far from accurate.

With tune/mods/34"tires and driving like a granny, ill see 20 hwy. Towing a 20 footer, 14ish. Those are real world numbers, and everyone on cumminsforum.com that drives this exact truck gets in that ballpark as well.

good luck with sale, great engine

fishman 77
03-04-2011, 07:15 AM
fishman77
I never seen so much bull shit in my life I have a dodge 2500 6.7 2009 4X4 Qad cab Auto and I ck my fuel mpg buy the od and i left Agawam Ma.and I drove to Cape Coral Fl I left Jan.2 this year and I was towing a 2520 Parker S.C.DV 9'6" beem doing 70 to 80 mph and I got 10 mpg buy the od 1440 miles in 24 hr and 5 min. Let my wife drive a little .I would like to get a chip for it .I don't no if it would help with mpg any one have a chip in there truck let me no where to get one. thanks Ron
ONE STOOGE is so full of it.

Me? My numbers are accurate my friend. With a 36' I only do about 65 MPH on the freeway. In stop and go traffic I have seen it drop to 6 MPG. But I work that Cummins pretty hard!

I would be interested in a chip also, just curious if it would do anything for towing such a heavy load.

Yes stock tires make a differance on the positive side. If I knew putting 34's would drop it from 20 - 22 MPG (No boat) to 16 I would have stuck with stock. I was expecting like 19 MPG

RumRunner21
03-04-2011, 11:13 AM
I have seen those numbers on my old 93 dodge diesel.... maybe a 02, but not your year, to restricted

904polarized
03-07-2011, 01:56 PM
Me? My numbers are accurate my friend. With a 36' I only do about 65 MPH on the freeway. In stop and go traffic I have seen it drop to 6 MPG. But I work that Cummins pretty hard!

I would be interested in a chip also, just curious if it would do anything for towing such a heavy load.

Yes stock tires make a differance on the positive side. If I knew putting 34's would drop it from 20 - 22 MPG (No boat) to 16 I would have stuck with stock. I was expecting like 19 MPG


Have you recalibrated your speedo with the new tires? If not, your fuel mileage will be off then. With the 33's on my truck, I am off 5mph anywhere from 60-80mph which means i am not clocking the correct mileage. By not clocking the right mileage, it throws my MPG's way off. Just a thought!

rfbcody
03-09-2011, 05:52 AM
have a friend that has a 2005 quad cab 3500 standard Cummins and he pulls a 34' aluminum horse trailer and puts 18 horses in it and they weight about 1000 lbs each and the trailer weights 7500lb (http://about<b></b>:blank#) he goes from Ma. t0 (http://about<b></b>:blank#) Texas and he gets 9 to 10 mpg with stock tires and he has a chip in it.He has 180,000 miles on it all he does is change the oil every 15,000 miles and at 30,000 changes the rear end fluid.
SO THAT IS 25,500 lbs WITH THE TRAILER AND HE GOES 70 to 75 mph.



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