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Old 06-03-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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New Dodge Maybe?

Ok guys I am thinking of trading my 2010 F350 in on a 2014 Dodge 3500 with auto and was wondering what kind of fuel mileage you guys are getting empty and pulling? Also any bitches or complaints on your Ram?

After 3 rear ends in my Ford and the third one howling again and only 4.5 mpg pulling I am ready to trade.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:37 PM   #2
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Ok guys I am thinking of trading my 2010 F350 in on a 2014 Dodge 3500 with auto and was wondering what kind of fuel mileage you guys are getting empty and pulling? Also any bitches or complaints on your Ram?

After 3 rear ends in my Ford and the third one howling again and only 4.5 mpg pulling I am ready to trade.
Pulling, we got 6.8mpg (brand new). I understand that after about 6k miles, the mpg improves. Otherwise in mountain driving empty, we got 16.5mpg
No complaints at all
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:00 AM   #3
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WOW only 6.5 pulling? I average around 10 and I have a heavy foot. In the Rockies I think I was getting around 6.5-7 but I had my foot up inside the firewall tucked behind the radio somewhere
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WOW only 6.5 pulling? I average around 10 and I have a heavy foot. In the Rockies I think I was getting around 6.5-7 but I had my foot up inside the firewall tucked behind the radio somewhere
Yep, West Texas head wind of 30mph, sucks huh.
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You have a different motor Dave, mine is NAVSTAR motor, only had them from 2008 to 2010.
Also had to have radiator replaced.
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The 2011 up 6.7 is a winner if you are not burned out by Ford....
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I'm about the same as Dave, do 10-10.5 towing and about 17 around town. Truck is stock. Considering an air intake but right now totally stock.
I would like to drive a '15 with another 40hp and 120 ftlbs more torque ........
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I know there is more then one Dodge owner in this forum, come on guys.
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I know there is more then one Dodge owner in this forum, come on guys.
Ok, I'll tell you this. Sold a 2003 Chevy Duramax with the Allison to get the Ram. The Chevy could not pull the hill at all. Never looked at a Ford since I had no interest in it at all. The Ram is all it is cracked up to be and have never looked back. If you want a friggin' Nissan to pull your rig, so be it. I have never had an issue with uphill, downhill, 6% or 10%. If you are hiding your feet under the dash, well, I can't help you. This Ram will hold you goin' up and goin' down. Sure, it drinks the fuel and it drinks the ETF, but, it will not let you down. Going to Denver from Silverthorne, up the pass, going 60, well, I will kid you not. And, after the tunnels, going down, doing 60 as well with my foot off the gas, and just steering, piece of cake. Drive it like you own it !!
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I can't say enough positive stuff about that in-line six that cummins has. Dodge had a problem with what they said you could carry (by their brochure) and the transmissions. Now dodge has that all worked out, I'll look at them again. I've got too much in my F350 to trade it right now and it would be too hard to get it back to stock.
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