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Old 09-25-2016, 08:36 PM   #57
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Carry your own def.
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:51 PM   #58
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Funny, we have used just 4 gallons in almost 9000 mikes of driving 2000 of which were towing. It only holds 5.5 gallons but I don't see why there is much concern. Put a couple of gallons in the bed for those times when you are caught off guard?
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I use an average of 1 gallon per 1000 miles in Mountain West travel towing. Much less on average highways not towing.

Make sure you store it at under 85 degrees F and watch the expiration dates. RAM/Dodge will not cover most DEF issues under warranty. They want to put it on the owner. Documented cases of "limp-home" DEF issues with RAMs with DEF tank gauges not even near empty. Be careful where you buy and how you store your DEF.
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You can buy DEF at EVERY truckstop in the US & Canada. If you don't want to buy it at the pump it's available in a 2 1/2 gallon container.

FWIW, the Kenworth (Cummins ISX15) I drive goes through about 20 gallons of DEF a week.
Conversely my 12 F250 has gone through about 5 gallons in the last 9,500 miles of solo driving.

What I'm saying is DEF is NOT an issue with the slightest amount of planning.
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Old 09-25-2016, 09:38 PM   #60
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When I looked at the ecodiesel in its maximum config, the payload rating was about 1200 or so. When I told the manager my tongue weight and GVR for the trailer he immediately said no way and took me to the 5.7 liter. This in FL and flat ground with a 25' tongue 1000#!

Check out the 2017 ecoboost 3.5L. I believe you will be very happy with it.
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You can buy DEF at EVERY truckstop in the US & Canada. If you don't want to buy it at the pump it's available in a 2 1/2 gallon container.



FWIW, the Kenworth (Cummins ISX15) I drive goes through about 20 gallons of DEF a week.

Conversely my 12 F250 has gone through about 5 gallons in the last 9,500 miles of solo driving.



What I'm saying is DEF is NOT an issue with the slightest amount of planning.

On the ISX15s I've driven, we "fixed" some DEF problems by always topping off the 15-gl tank. Since 100+ gls/Diesel daily is a norm, setting the pump at a truck stop to also dispense DEF is a no brainer.
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In the seattle area there are no convienant DEF pumps at the gas stations, but the 1500 i was getting about 8,000 miles to a tak of DEF. i just made it a habit if i went sotuh through Tacoma or west towards Spokane to stop at a truck stop and top off DEF, never went below tank. The bonus, DEF at the pump is way cheaper, usually about $3/ gallon or less. Buying it at the parts store was 2-4 times more expensive and u had to get a funnel.
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Cummins.

Clessie Cummins. Invented the Diesel engine brake as well as founding the company that still bears his name.

+1 Thank you. According to what I've read, Mr. Cummins put a lot of work into improving diesel engines. The least we can do is get his name right.


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