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Old 02-22-2015, 07:59 AM   #15
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why so much for an oil change?
The oil required is synthetic, and it takes 10.5 qt. The oil alone is nearly $100. The MOPAR filter is $30. Half an hour of labor and you are at $160 very quickly. The oil change interval is 10,000 miles, so it isn't that frequent.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:55 PM   #16
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Yeah. Every 10k miles isn't that bad. I absolutely love the truck and the mileage it gets while towing the AARRGG
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:14 AM   #17
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The oil required is synthetic, and it takes 10.5 qt. The oil alone is nearly $100. The MOPAR filter is $30. Half an hour of labor and you are at $160 very quickly. The oil change interval is 10,000 miles, so it isn't that frequent.
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The MOPAR filter is $60 at the dealer. The oil is $9.15/qt.

I had a little problem with an oil change at the dealer yesterday, but two free oil changes made the fury subside.
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:29 PM   #18
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I've got the EcoDiesel Jeep Grand Cherokee with the same engine pulling a 22' Argosy, and I have the same mileage if not better in good conditions. Love that thing. I'm thinking of switching to the Ram EcoDiesel before going west this summer and crossing the rockies several times in the US and Canada. Thoughts?
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:46 PM   #19
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A TT as small as yours in A/S relative terms can be pulled by a bicycle. But expect that the heavier TV with the same motor will have a little less pep.
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stevenc: My trailer is 26', so I'm not sure how to compare the Jeep with same engine vs the Ram Ecodiesel. Yeah. It's a great vehicle. I'm not disappointed. I don't intend to tow anything bigger than my 26' Argosy, so I don't need a big Cummins, etc. I know those area great trucks, too.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:32 PM   #21
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There are more of us out here using the Ram Ecodiesel. I have one and tow my 25' Safari with it. It is a crew cab, Lone Star, short bed, 4x4. I now have about 3500 miles on it, including a trip to Phoenix with the trailer. The average mileage was 16.5 mpg. We had a head wind all the way back so I was pleased with the mileage. I have made two trips to DFW without the AS and averaged 26 mpg on those trips. I must say those figures come from the truck computer and I think when I calculate from my records it may be a little less. So far I like it very well and am looking forward to more trips. Like to Big Bend next week.
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I did the math on my mileage because I didn't trust the computer at first. The computer was the same, so I was happy. My truck is exactly the same as yours, but it's not a 4x4. I love the integrated trailer brake . I'm getting ready for another New Mexico to WA state and back trip. That will put some miles on it. Mine has 17k already, and I walk to work!!!
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